Lawcus Farm Guest House is a beautiful place for a mini-retreat of sorts, with family or someone special. This farmhouse is located near the Kings River, and guests are free to explore the river and even fish for salmon in it. The river area is surrounded by wildlife, as well as various kinds of radiant flowers. They have six rooms, and each of those rooms has a unique character, be it the rustic Stone Room, the Victorian style Gold Family Suite or the warm Oak Family Room. The farmhouse also has a tree-house as an accommodation option, which has to be booked for a minimum of two nights.
Rosquil House B&B is located a 15-minute walk from the centre of Kilkenny. This traditional bed property offers an award-winning bed and breakfast. Each of the rooms at Rosquil House B&B has simple, modern décor. All rooms have free WiFi, tea and coffee-making facilities and an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer. Breakfast includes a cold buffet with locally sourced smoked salmon and ham, as well as cooked-to-order options, such as pancakes and omelettes. The surrounding area features historic homes, castles and abbeys. The East and West coasts can be reached in 90 minutes by car.
In Kilkenny city centre, Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel offers budget accommodation with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout. Rooms are dormitory in style, and have an en suite bathroom that you will share with the other guests in your room. Breakfast is provided each morning, and includes porridge, cereal, toast, and unlimited tea and coffee. Smithwicks Brewery is 0.3 km from Macgabhainns Backpackers Hostel. St Canices Cathedral is 0.2 km away, and the shops of the medieval city are all nearby.
In the heart of Kilkenny, The Kilford Arms Hotel offers free parking and comfortable rooms with en suite bathrooms and Satellite TVs. Kilford’s White Oak restaurant serves the best of local produce. Most rooms have baths and all provide tea/coffee making facilities as well as hair dryers, creating a home from home atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The White Oak restaurant serves traditional Irish food. O’Faolain’s pub is set over three levels and features stunning architecture which incorporate the ruins of a 16th century church. The Kilford Arms Hotel is a short walk from the rail and bus station. In the city centre discover Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House and Black Abbey.
In the centre of town, Kilkenny Tourist Hostel is a short walk from pubs, restaurants and the Watergate Theatre. Located in an 18th-century townhouse, the hostel offers private and dormitory accommodation, luggage storage and free Wi-Fi. All accommodation has use of shared bathroom facilities, as well as a lounge with an open fire and a well-equipped kitchen. There are also free-to-use lockers, and a computer for guests’ use. Laundry services are also available. Kilkenny Train Station is just over 1km away, and the hostel is also close to local bus routes. The town has a wide variety of bars and a multi-screen cinema, and Kilkenny Castle and the Black Abbey are among the historical attractions within a 10-minute walk.
This country B&B was built in 1824 by the Duchess of Ormonde as a school for children and is now a charming and relaxing guesthouse. If you don't fancy the hustle and bustle of Kilkenny city itself this country location is an ideal base from which to visit the city and the scenic Kilkenny countryside. All rooms are en-suite and come with TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
While there may be vacancies if you turn up on spec, it would probably be as well to book in advance for this city centre B&B. Situated just of the busy shopping area of High Street, and close to Market Cross shopping centre, there are parking facilities available for guests. There are six rooms, two of which are ensuite. The proprietor, Anita Hehir, is related to the owners of Dempseys B&B next door, and is helpful and friendly.
Located on the Medieval Mile, The Metropole is 100 metres from Smithwick's Brewery Tour and 500 metres from Kilkenny Castle. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms come with a private bathroom and The Metropole features free WiFi in public areas. There is luggage storage space at the property.