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A Guide to Kilkenny’s Best Guest Houses

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Enjoy a unique experience in Kilkenny and stay in a charming guesthouse. Our listing will help you find the right guesthouse where you can relax and soak up all that Kilkenny has to offer.

Explore the county from picture perfect country towns such as Inistioge, Graiguenamanagh, Thomastown by day and the vibrant city by night, home to some of the country’s finest restaurants serving the best of local fresh produce. Your host will help you plan your Kilkenny itinerary and will ensure you enjoy a personalised service for a most memorable stay.

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Rosquil House Guesthouse

Enjoy the creature comforts of home in an elegant 4 star luxury boutique Guest House accommodation in Kilkenny City, with Rosquil House. Just a 15 minute walk from the centre of Kilkenny City, they work to Hotel standards to ensure that your break in Kilkenny is truly memorable. Every care is taken and every need is anticipated to ensure your comfort and relaxation during your stay. This Kilkenny Guest House offers the ambience of a hotel with the best of Irish hospitality. With 7 luxury en suite bedrooms and a cosy guest lounge to enjoy a glass of wine – the real treat is its award-winning breakfast: a real culinary treat.

Visit: rosquilhouse.com

Butler House House And Patio

Butler House and Garden

Butler House and Garden is the charming Dower House of Kilkenny Castle since 1786. This unique four-star guest house in Kilkenny brings history, charm, romance and a warm welcome to all who visit. Sleep, dine or celebrate those milestones in life in timeless and unique surroundings. The superb location of Butler House offers visitors the very best of Kilkenny City. Through the front door, you will find Patrick Street, a two-minute walk to the centre. Through the back door, you will find the internationally renowned Butler House Walled Garden. This charming Georgian Garden was restored to its former glory in 1999, and boasts its own private entrance to the Castle yard and the iconic Kilkenny Castle. Butler House and Garden is also a member of Ireland’s Blue Book, a prestigious collection of Ireland’s most charming and stylish hideaways.

Visit: www.Butler.ie

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Fanad House

Fanad House is a delightful guest house in Kilkenny City. A warm welcome awaits you at Fanad House Guest House, home of the Wallace Family, your home from home. They take pride in caring of their guests as though they were members of their own family. Tastefully decorated, Fanad Guest House overlooking Kilkenny Castle Park is ideally located within 5 minutes walk of the city centre. Fanad House has twelve guestrooms. Designed to provide maximum comfort, each with full ensuite facilities. All rooms have multi-channel T.V., hairdryer and direct dial phone and the Guest House has secure onsite parking. At Fanad House they look forward to welcoming you and are happy to assist you in planning your itinerary in Kilkenny. 

Visit: fanadhouse.com

Grange Manor B And B

Grange Manor

Experience a luxury bed & breakfast Kilkenny in the heart of the countryside with easy access to the medieval city centre, golf courses, fishing and country walks. Located 2 km from the rural town of Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny, Grange Manor boasts 26 acres of landscaped grounds and easy access to the River Nore. Built in 18th century, this Georgian house offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. Each room at Grange Manor features tea and coffee making facilities and an en suite bathroom. Some rooms also enjoy a seating area and view of the patio. Breakfast, made of locally sourced produce, is served in the large dining room and it includes homemade breads. Dietary requirements are also catered for upon prior arrangement. The medieval city of Kilkenny, situated a 20-minute drive away, has many historic buildings, a castle, and traditional Irish pubs. The Castlecomer Discovery Park only 11 km away.

Visit: grangemanorkilkenny.com

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Waterside Guest House

Waterside Guest House is located right in the heart of Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. This medieval river town, nestled in the scenic Barrow Valley, is the perfect destination for hill walkerscyclingfishermenboating enthusiasts, and all those in search of a traditional Irish welcome. Waterside is a carefully converted 19th century granite corn store on the banks of the river Barrow.
Waterside Guesthouse, accommodation in Kilkenny, is run by husband and wife team Brian & Brigid Roberts. For the past twenty years they have welcomed thousands of guests to Graiguenamanagh and are happy to stop and chat with visitors about life in this quintessential Irish town. The rooms at Waterside are evolving over time. They are working hard to let people experience the character that is inherent in the building. Waterside was originally a corn store for the boatmen on the Barrow river and everywhere you go in the building you are now seeing that heritage reflected.

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The Glendine Inn

A friendly welcome awaits you at the Glendine Inn, a charming guest house in Kilkenny City.  This Kilkenny city guest house is a licensed tavern for over 200 years, with residents’ lounge and dining room. Ideally located for golf (200m) and city of Kilkenny.  

Visit: www.glendineinn.com

Avalon House Hotel

Avalon House

Excellently located in the heart of Castlecomer steps away from Castlecomer Discovery Park. Avalon House offers the perfect answer to accommodate everyone from solo-travellers to groups. Relax in the newly renovated 4-star boutique hotel and transport yourself into the world of elegance and privacy that characterises our boutique hotel. Wrapped in a warm atmosphere, you will note how everything has been carefully thought of and tailored to complete the well-being of the hotel.

Visit: www.avalonhousehotel.ie