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Dublin
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I organised a group of 21 to stay here for a stag. Dealing with the manager, Josephine, was an absolute pleasure. The bar and accommodation were perfect for our needs. The rooms are fine, the staff were all friendly and the food (breakfast and dinner) were very good. The location was perfect and the price was really good. 100% spot...

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1Thank Who'stheMan
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Very good location, in the center of the city, and close to kilkenny castle (5 min walk). The rooms are very clean, big, and have good amenities (beauty products, tv, heating). One thing I liked in particular was the manager/receptionist/bartender. Really nice guy, helpful and funny. We arrived during lunch time and the room was waiting for us. They have...

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1Thank AlexandraTeodora26
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Stayed here with a large group of lads for a stag party. Rooms are a little dated but clean and perfectly fine. The place is centrally located and within walking distance of all the main bars and clubs in Kilkenny. The staff were excellent. They were friendly, helpful and up for a bit of craic. Breakfast was pretty good too....

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1Thank Bucajack
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 December 2015

The staff in Rafter Dempseys from booking, arrival and throughout the stay were friendly and professional. A group of 9 stayed here and we thoroughly enjoyed our 2 nights....great location to explore Kilkenny...and we made good use of the cosy bar with pool and darts! The steak and chip dinner on sat eve went down a treat..make that a Smithicks...

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3Thank Cathal M
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Recently stayed here for two night on a stag weekend, the rooms were basic but good value for the money , ideal location for the town centre, there were 42 of us staying there , breakfast was very good along with the lunch, the staff were very helpful especially the land lady who could not do enough for you ,...

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2Thank Gerald B
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Ok, its not the most amazing place to eat in Kilkenny but as the title says, theres not a thing wrong with it. I ran in for a quick bite to eat on my lunch break on Friday and was really pleased with what I ordered. The menu is really basic, almost too basic and if you only wanted a...

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Thank Bro83
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Great location close to the main street and had everything we needed. Nice breakfast. Wi fi worked ok but not always. There's also a cheap parking available nearby Cons: The host wasn't very talkative and didn't make us feel wanted.

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2Thank yalro
County Laois, Ireland
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Stayed here in February this year..rooms were dated and shabby, and the owner/ manager was rude and unfriendly..breakfast was nice and the bar area was nice otherwise very disappointing, the tv in the room was on the floor of the wardrobe and the shower was a death trap! Wouldn't go back!

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2Thank Mairead M
ireland
Reviewed 31 August 2015

out and about in kilkenny and stopped off for a beer ,then decided to have dinner , menu was basic enough but solid . had a bit of something that should keep most punters happy, starter was my own favourite chicken wings ,which were just ok but it was near closing and they may have been cooked a while ,but...

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1Thank labrador7
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights on a hen party. The rooms were clean, the staff were helpful and friendly and everywhere in Kilkenny is within walking distance. The place is great value for money. I'm not sure if I would stay here on a couples weekend away but on a visit with friends it's great and I would go...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
a great city centre hotel/guesthouse for anyone who wants to stay in the centre of all the shopping and nitelife attraction's that Kilkenny has to offer. A warm welcome and friendly staff await all guests, whether they want to wine or dine, or just unwind.Has won many awards for it's fantastic shopfront flower display's. ... more   less 

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Address: 4 Friary Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range: $106 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The 'Rafter' Dempsey's 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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