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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I wanted to like this hotel. Great location, beautiful garden, friendly staff, free parking. Sadly, the beds and pillows were terrible. Four of us stayed in two rooms with the same complaints. I would have rated it at least four stars had it not been for the bad beds.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Butler House. Great location, terrific staff/services and very friendly. I have a bit of a back problem and found the mattress too firm for me......small complaint! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. If you are looking for a very historic house converted to a hotel in the best location in Kilkenny and great staff,...

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Dunmore East, Ireland
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I was lucky to spend my birthday celebration with friends at Butler House. The setting is amazing and could not be any more central. Our room overlooked beautiful gardens and the castle, it was large and bright. The staff do a wonderful job and especial thanks to Wendy who went out of her way to make our stay as wonderful...

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Butler House has recently received a renovation sympathetic to its heritage, in soft sophisticated tones. The views over the beautiful gardens, apple orchard and Kilkenny Castle were fabulous. Staff were warm and keen to help and car parking on site was useful given its central location in a busy village. Would return there again, without question. Breakfast is taken a...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We asked for a room on the side of the castle and paid a bit more for one of the rounded rooms (family suite) even though we are just a couple. It was probably the largest hotel room we have ever stayed in. :) Very clean and well-decorated as well. Beautiful views of the garden and castle from the three...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 October 2016

just a great hotel, with a wonderful staff doing an excellent job.. good size room with large up to date bathrooms.. breakfast was great.. you should know, that the picture you see is of the back of the place, with a lovely view and a great garden... the front of the hotel is driving up the Main Street and wondering...

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Brentwood, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We enjoyed the "old world" charm of this nice piece of history. The gardens were a real treat as a place to rest and relax. Very nice breakfast arrangements across the courtyard near the old castle. The location is very central to the walkable shopping and dining areas.

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Limerick
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We recently held our wedding at Butler House (and Anocht restaurant) and we couldn’t have chosen better! We booked Butler House for two reasons: beautiful bedrooms and ceremony room, and stunning gardens. The combination went really well. Manager Gabrielle was wonderful and accommodating in the months of planning beforehand and helped us with layout, multiple bedroom bookings, and other advice...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2016

From Fiona on reception who arranged a private taxi to retrieve us from Dublin airport to the nice young man who schlepped our heavy bags up three flights, the staff at Butler House were unfailingly cheerful, good humoured and happy to serve. Best things - fab location to city centre, views of the castle and walk thu stables to unbelievably...

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North Pole, Alaska
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We really loved our stay at Butler House. The room was large (a standard with garden view) with a huge bathroom with a tub and a separate shower! The red colors of leaves for the fall were beautiful. The parking was secure. You need to drive a bit past the front and enter from ally behind to park. There were...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Butler House, Luxury Guesthouse - formally the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle built in 1770. This historical house is situated in the centre of Kilkenny City, adjacent to Kilkenny Castle. An integral part of the Kilkenny Castle Estate, Butler house was home to the Earls of Ormonde, who also built the castle, stables and coach houses at the rear. Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings and marble fireplaces are all features of this 18th century house. The house is a combination of contemporary furnishings and period elegance. Butler House boasts thirteen special rooms and suites, all with their own individual character. Designed to provide maximum comfort, each has a modern bathroom, and is decorated with soft coordinated fabrics and furnishings. The balance of old and new is prevalent throughout the rooms – contemporary furnishings are combined with the magnificent original features, which afford guests an impressive sense of comfort and space. The spacious superior rooms and suites have bow windows, which overlook the secluded gardens and Kilkenny Castle.In Room Facilities include: Queen Sized BedsMulti Channel HD TVHair DryerTea/Coffee FacilitiesTelephoneSafeComplimentary WIFI accessComplimentary Mineral WaterOn Site Facilities include:Free Private Car ParkComplimentary Full Irish breakfast (served in the Kilkenny Design Centre)Access to the walled gardenDVD PlayerCots for babiesBabysitting Service ... more   less 

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Address: 16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range: €106 - €200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“We stayed in two different rooms over our two night stay and both rooms were great but the room over looking the garden was for me the best.”
 of 5 bubbles adrianl29, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Definitely check out for a real feel of historic Ireland”
 of 5 bubbles jamieh122, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“1970's Decor”
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“request a room overlooking the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles DavidB373, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view overlooking the garden”
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