The Metropole

High StreetKilkennyIreland
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About The Metropole

Located along High Street in the heart of Kilkenny, The Metropole is just two minutes’ walk to Smithwick's Brewery Tour and eight minutes’ walk to Kilkenny Castle. This establishment houses a designated smoking area.

Guests can choose from private and dormitory style rooms with minimalist designs. All quarters have private bathrooms. Fresh linens and towels are provided each day.

The front desk’s multilingual staff offers luggage storage and tour suggestions. Wi-Fi can also be accessed at the public areas of The Metropole.

Meals are provided at the restaurant, while a wide variety of drinks and evening entertainment are offered at the pub. There are also vending machines for snacks and drinks on-site.

St. Mary's Cathedral is just three minutes’ walk from this property, while The Black Abbey is five-minute walk away. St. Canice's Cathedral and Round Tower can be reached in seven minutes by foot.


High Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Telephone: +353(56)7763778 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Cheerful atmosphere sets the mood right

The friendly atmosphere from the minute of walking through the door delighted previous guests. The staffs were so friendly and could not have been more helpful. Check-in was easy and the ambiance was incredibly nice, every guests felt very welcomed!

Newly refurbished rooms

Guests admired the newly refurbished rooms that were white and bright. Moreover, the room was spacious and dirt-free while the bed was lovely and comfortable. Everyone had a nice time enjoying their fresh and spotlessly clean rooms.

Excellent location in Kilkenny centre

Many guests stayed here primarily for the location, as the property is set right in the heart of Kilkenny. This property is a perfect base for roaming around the area going to restaurants, pubs, book stores, cathedral and other attraction. No taxis or other form of transportation is needed in touring the area.

Negative Reviews

Tiring walk up the stairs

There was no lift on-site, that's why guests had a difficult time going to their rooms as it was a long walk up to three flights of stairs. This was an inconvenience for older guests as well as to those who had mobility issues.

Paper-thin walls

Noise from both the street and from the people in the corridors can be heard inside the rooms due to the thin walls. What's worse was, there were people who stayed up all night partying.

Property lacks basic amenities

Guests were disappointed because this property but lacked the common basic amenities of a hotel. There were no parking facility, television, hair dryer, and even tea and coffee facilities. The free Wi-Fi advertised was only accessible inside the pub downstairs. Overall, this place was costly for its price.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 268 reviews across the web
6.8 /10
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    6.1 /10
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    7.2 /10
6.8 out of 10 based on 268 reviews