Don't let the appearance of the front of the house put you off (the back looks far better; that's what you see in the pictures). It's a first class hotel and strongly recommendable. The bedroom and bathroom we had were very spacious, well furnished/equipped and modern.
Despite the house being several centuries old, the rooms are very well insulated (except for the windows). It was quiet as a mouse, except for some street noise, though the hotel seemed to be pretty full (judging by the amount of people having breakfast the next morning at the design centre ;very peculiar having to take breakfast there, but very good and very good service). Access to the car park was a bit of a hassle and I would not recommend this hotel if you cannot walk stairs (as there is no lift, but hey this is a listed building!).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Butler House Hotel Kilkenny