Butler House

16 Patrick StreetKilkennyIreland
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About Butler House

Butler House is a luxury hotel housed in an 18th-century building on the estate of Kilkenny Castle.

Combining modern furnishings with antique architecture, all 13 rooms are en suite and individually decorated. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, safe, and coffee/tea making facilities. Complimentary mineral water is also provided. The Presidential Suite features two fireplaces and a full kitchenette.

Butler House offers free self-parking. A babysitting service is available. This hotel offers meeting, conference, and wedding spaces. Guests can enjoy the beautiful gardens nearby. There is a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage and concierge services.

Breakfast is served in the refurbished stables. Guests can enjoy a buffet-style service which includes both hot and cold items, including fresh-baked breads.

A variety of attractions are within walking distance, including Rothe House, Black Abbey, and Smithwick's Brewery Tour. Mount Juliet Golf Club is less than nine miles away.


16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Telephone: +353(56)7765707 | Fax: +353(56)7765626 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Hydrotherapy

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Modern Rooms with Charm

Rooms in this delightful home have an old-world charm to them. They are spacious and comfortable with a modern bathroom. They are tastefully decorated and well-equipped, and guests say rooms have everything you need. Since the home backs up to Kilkenny Castle, some rooms offer beautiful views of the castle and its gardens.

Hotel Staff Exceeds Expectations

Guests say the staff are extremely knowledgeable about the local area and are able to offer wonderful recommendations for restaurants as well as places to visit. Staff are welcoming, and guests appreciate that staff will escort you to your room and help with your luggage.

Breakfast is an Experience

To get to the Design Centre, where breakfast is served each day, guests are treated to a lovely stroll through beautiful gardens. There is an excellent array of homemade food, including a full Irish breakfast.

Negative Reviews

Noise May Be a Problem

Guests say to be prepared for a good amount of noise if you are in a front-facing room. There is quite a bit of traffic noise, as well as a very active pub across the street. Noise within the hotel in general also travels, as you can hear footsteps above you and doors opening and closing.

Guests with Mobility Issues Take Heed

This hotel has quite a few stairs to navigate over three separate floors, and there is no lift onsite, so it may be a problem to navigate your way around, especially if someone in your party has mobility issues.

Lack of Air Conditioning Leads to Restlessness

Rooms do not have air conditioning. This can make it very hard to get a good night's rest, especially during hot spells. If you are in a room that faces the road with traffic noise, you won't want to open your window for the air flow.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 132 reviews across the web
9.3 /10
  • Expedia
    9.4 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.2 /10
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    8.9 /10
9.3 out of 10 based on 132 reviews