Kilford Arms Hotel

John StreetKilkennyIreland
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About Kilford Arms Hotel

With a central location, Kilford Arms Hotel in Kilkenny is minutes from Macdonagh bus station and Kilkenny’s train station.

The 60 rooms are equipped with satellite TVs, ironing facilities and coffeemakers. Bathrooms are en suite with hair dryer provided.

Kilford Arms Hotel has facilities for hosting meetings, conferences and events. A night club with dancing all night is featured. Parking is free and onsite. Wi-Fi can be freely accessed in the public places of the hotel.

The hotel’s White Oak restaurant with a wooden decor and rustic furnishings offers traditional Irish fare. The O’Faolain’s pub is a three-level set up built around a 16th century church ruins. A casual bar is also featured with karaoke nights.

The hotel is less than a ten-minute walk from Kilkenny Castle’s art galleries and Pairc Nualllain’s stadium. The Black Abbey, Rothe House and Kilkenny Castle are all located close to the hotel.


John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Telephone: +353(56)7761018 | Fax: +353(56)7761128 | 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
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Central location

The Kilford Arms in Kilkenny is popular with guests primarily for its central location. Guests find it a convenient 90 minutes from Dublin. The train station is a five minute walk and there are many shops and bars around the hotel. The historic castle is a short walk and guests find the views from it amazing.

Best value hotel

Many guests call it the best value hotel in Ireland in terms of value for money. The rooms are comfortable. A big family room is present which guests say makes the perfect place for a hen party with drinks.

Helpful staff; good breakfast and pubs

Guests find the staff of the hotel helpful. The service is friendly and fast. Guests liked that breakfast is cooked to order and isn't anything that is left sitting in the buffet. The two pubs and night club of the hotel has everything at the guests' finger tips, all onsite.

Negative Reviews

Entry after late hours an issue

Guests did not like that the main door is closed after late hours and can be opened only from the inside after ringing a bell. They have to wait in the freezing cold for a long time until someone opens the door and wish that they are given swipe cards to open doors on their own accord.

Noise from cleaning staff and night club

Guests say they find the cleaning staff noisy in the early mornings as they talk loudly and slam doors. The night club music is found intrusively loud by most guests and they could hear patrons fighting and breaking glasses.

Key cards not working

Some of the key cards of guests were not working. Mix-ups like guests given another room's key card took place many times. Guests said that the shower drainage in most rooms was terrible too.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 797 reviews across the web
8 /10
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8 out of 10 based on 797 reviews