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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...

Thank Manley F
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...

Thank ptspring
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.

Thank joncra
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...

Thank GreenIsleTraveller
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...

1Thank Ruth S
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...

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Butler House is an older bldg (thing ambience) but well maintained and very clean. Staff is beyond personable and helpful.Rms are large (suite and family rm perspective ) with great showers.Out the rear ent and across a beautiful garden is the Design Center (small gift shops). Breakfast is served there. Cross the st from center is the Castle.All attractions are...

Thank Francis K
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our garden view room in this Georgian style hotel for our stay in Kilkenny. It is very well situated and nicely decorated, although be prepared to climb the stairs as there is no lift. However there are plenty of positives, such as the delightful entry and lounge and the extensive walled garden at the rear which was...

Thank David B
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Check in is fast and easy and they have secure parking for your car. Our room was very spacious with TV and free Wifi. Although being on the third floor know there is no elevator and many steps. it has a very nice garden area to enjoy. You do have to walk a couple blocks for the breakfast included and...

Thank Tom M
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The location is convenient but the bar across the street is noisy at night. The reception staff were wonderful. The room was sparse. Small and very hard double bed. No lifts so you have to carry your bags up stairs. The breakfast was terrible. I would not stay here again.

Thank Lori A

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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 - €192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“1970's Decor”
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“request a room overlooking the courtyard”
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“Ask for a view overlooking the garden”
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“A view across the garden is a real treat.”
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“Splurge for a room with a view of the garden and castle.”
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