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6 Great Guest Houses in Kilkenny City

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Enjoy a unique experience in Kilkenny and stay in a charming guesthouse. Guest Houses in Kilkenny City offer a more intimate accommodation experience with a boutique ‘home away from home’ feel.

Staying in a guesthouse in Kilkenny can be a great option for those who want to experience the local culture and get a more authentic taste of Irish hospitality. It is also perfect for those who prefer a more peaceful and quiet stay away from the hustle and bustle.

Take a look at 6 of our Guest Houses in Kilkenny City recommendations.

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1. Fanad House


Fanad House is ideally located in Kilkenny City with 12 modern and comfortable guest rooms which are designed to provide maximum comfort. They are renowned for superb breakfast. In fact, it is a speciality of theirs! Choose from the hot food menu or a continental breakfast before exploring Kilkenny. Their central location means that all of the city’s restaurants, activities and attractions are right on their doorstep.


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2. Glendine Inn


A friendly welcome awaits you at the Glendine Inn, a charming guesthouse in Kilkenny City. The guesthouse is a licensed tavern for over 200 years with 10 bedrooms, a residents lounge and dining room. Thinking of a golf trip? Glendine Inn is just a short walk from Kilkenny Golf Club. It is also just a 5-minute drive to the city centre, perfect for those wanting to discover the city.


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Grange Manor

3. Grange Manor


Located near Ballyragget, Grange Manor boasts 26 acres of landscaped grounds and easy access to the River Nore. Built in the 18th century, this Georgian house offers a luxury experience for its guests. Room options include a standard double or twin room, the deluxe junior suite and the classic suite. With Kilkenny city just a 20-minute drive away, experience Irish culture at your own pace at Grange Manor.


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4. Waterside Guesthouse


Waterside Guesthouse is situated on the bank of the River Barrow in the picturesque town of Graiguenamanagh. The building was originally a corn store for the boatmen on the Barrow and everywhere you go in the building, you are now seeing that heritage reflected. Each of the bedrooms feature the original pitch pine ceiling beams designed to hold the weight of tonnes of bags of corn. All rooms have a stunning river view and have ensuite bathrooms. Be sure to stop by the restaurant for a delicious meal during your stay.


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5. Butler House and Garden


Butler House and Garden is the charming Dower House of Kilkenny Castle since 1786. There are seventeen 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 charming Georgian garden boasts its own private entrance to the Castle yard and the iconic Kilkenny Castle.


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6. Avalon House Hotel


Located in the picturesque Irish countryside, just a short drive from Kilkenny City, Avalon House Hotel is an historic manor dating back to the 19th century which has been delicately and beautifully restored. The 4-star boutique property in Castlecomer has 30 rooms, the popular Lil’s Restaurant and Lark’s Bar on the grounds so that you have everything you need under one roof!


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Learn more and book direct by clicking ‘book now’ under each of the properties listed above. Discover the relaxation and comfort that comes with a stay at a guesthouse in Kilkenny!