My husband & I traveled with our 2 teenage children for our last BIG family vacation throughout Ireland. I thought the rooms a bit pricey when I first explored options for stays in Kilkenny but kept coming back to the Butler House because of the reviews,photos & walking distance to the Castle and town. I am so glad that I booked a room there. We had a awesome huge family room overlooking the beautiful gardens and the Castle. The beds are comfortable and the breakfast was good. I can't say enough about the staff, especially Monica, who arranged for our flat tire to be repaired late on a Saturday evening so we could get back on the road on Sunday morning.The Butler House itself holds alot of history and it's well worth a stay.
- 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