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John Street, Kilkenny Ireland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#11 of 20 hotels in Kilkenny
This City Centre hotel is just a few minutes walk from the rail and bus station and within walking distance to all the major sights and attractions Kilkenny has to offer. With 60 bedrooms it is small enough to offer a truly personal service, while offering an excellent range of facilities for our guests. Whether dining in the White Oak restaurant or enjoying a drink in one of the 2 bars, make the Kilford Arms your home away from home.EntertainmentThe Kilford Arms is a great entertainment complex, with something for everybody! O’Faolain’s fabulous "super-pub" is built over 3 levels, with stunning architecture incorporating the ruins of a 16th century church! This new pub is a "must-see" on your trip to Kilkenny, and it features late bar and DJs nightly and a New Heated Smoking Area to Rear. PVS Bar hosts live bands regularly, and is home to the famous Kilford Karaoke on Saturday nights! During the day this is a great place for a quiet drink or to enjoy freshly prepared bar food. Dining The traditional White Oak Restaurant offers the best of local produce served in relaxed in formal surroundings. Open from 7am – 9pm Daily.PV’s Bar provides lunch and bar snacks menu daily, for lighter meals or a quick bite to accompany a relaxing drink! O'Faolains Bar serves food from 12:00 up to 21:00 daily, offering a great range, from light snacks to more substantial fare! Parking: Ample Coach Parking and Free Complimentary Parking for guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast buffet
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Jack D wrote a review Feb 2021
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Stayed in the Kilford Arms hotel recently on a work related trip for two nights. The room was quiet spacious and the location is ideal.Staff incredibly friendly aswell. Great time will definetly be back soon!!!! 💯
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Swiftnick2112 wrote a review Oct 2020
18 contributions12 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We booked the Kilford Arms Hotel for 2 nights and ended up booking an extra night. The room was lovely and clean and very comfortable. All areas are Covid friendly. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The food is great and a very nice breakfast in the morning. I would highly recommend this Hotel to anyone staying in Kilkenny, the location is perfect too! 😎
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
MitchellM060610 wrote a review Feb 2021
Fremantle, Australia1 contribution
Stopped here for some grub on the way home to Cork for Christmas, partners first time in Ireland. Really wanted to show her the Castle, stayed in the Kilford years ago with a Stag do and knew the location was perfect for a feed and easy parking. Real Irish pub feel so she loved it!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Aussie231120 wrote a review Feb 2021
Perth, Australia9 contributions
Really enjoyed our trip to Kilkenny, family of 3... weather wasn’t great but we managed to visit all the recommended tourist attractions especially loved trip to Smithwicks Brewery as I’m a hospitality head myself! The Kilford Arms was in an ideal location we could access all attractions by foot and really embrace the atmosphere of the town felt very safe and the front desk were very helpful for information, breakfast was a 10/10 we filled up for the day really good value would highly recommend, hoping to return to Ireland and hopefully the Kilford Arms when things are looking up in the world!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Jimmy L wrote a review Feb 2021
8 contributions4 helpful votes
I have stayed here with our crew for several years now, Great staff, food and lovely comfortable rooms. In the normal times great entertainment and TV screens for matches and horse racing. We had great days here and may they soon return, The Phelan family run business know exactly how to make you fee at home.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
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US$82 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kilford Arms Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kilford Arms Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Medieval Mile Museum (0.4 km), The Hole in the Wall (0.5 km), and Kilkenny Castle (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kilford Arms Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kilford Arms Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Kilford Arms Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kilford Arms Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Petronella Restaurant & Cafe, Butcher Restaurant, and Indique.
Is Kilford Arms Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kilkenny.
Are there any historical sites close to Kilford Arms Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilkenny Castle (0.5 km), Rothe House and Garden (0.5 km), and Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse (0.5 km).
Is Kilford Arms Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.