Autumn is one of the most beautiful times to enjoy a break in Kilkenny, when the woodlands put on a dazzling display and the mild temperatures provide an opportunity for walking and enjoying the outdoor adventures and medieval sights of the county.
We’ve rounded up some of the best autumn hotel breaks in Kilkenny, whether you’re set on escaping to the city or the countryside.
Langton’s House Hotel
Langton’s House Hotel in the heart of Kilkenny City centre is the ideal base to explore all the wonderful sights of the city from Ireland’s Medieval Mile to shopping in the fashionable boutiques. The hotel is renowned for a warm welcome and good wholesome cuisine. The bar, restaurant & tearoom offer dining throughout the day. Couples looking to enjoy the buzz of the city will love this hotel.
- Double/twin room for two B&B: €102 per night
- Overnight with breakfast, plus 4 course dinner in Garden Restaurant: €147 per stay
Phone: 056 7765133
Butler House and Garden is the charming Dower House of Kilkenny Castle since 1786. This unique four-star guest house in Kilkenny brings history, charm, romance and a warm welcome to all who visit. Sleep, dine or celebrate those milestones in life in timeless and unique surroundings. The superb location of Butler House offers visitors the very best of Kilkenny City. Through the front door, you will find Patrick Street, a two-minute walk to the centre. Through the back door, you will find the internationally renowned Butler House Walled Garden. This charming Georgian Garden was restored to its former glory in 1999, and boasts its own private entrance to the Castle yard and the iconic Kilkenny Castle. Butler House and Garden is also a member of Ireland’s Blue Book, a prestigious collection of Ireland’s most charming and stylish hideaways.
- Double/Twin Room: €120 per night
- B&B: €140 per night per room
Call: 056 7722828
Kilkenny River Court Hotel
The Kilkenny River Court Hotel is a stylish 4 star Kilkenny hotel located right in the heart of this beautiful medieval city. Each of the 102 guest rooms are stylishly decorated with splendid fine furnishings, crisp white linens and soft neutral tones, ensuring a restful night’s sleep every night. Most guest rooms overlook the River Nore with sensational views of Kilkenny Castle. Free Wi-Fi and complimentary car parking is available. Guests can dine at the award winning Riverside Restaurant or Terrace Kitchen both offering stunning views of Kilkenny Castle, exceptional service and delicious food. The Riverview Bar is comfortable and friendly with an extensive food menu that is served all day, every day!
- Overnight for 2 plus breakfast from €89 per stay
- Two night stay plus dinner on one evening for two from €198 per stay.
Call: 056 7723388
Hotel Kilkenny is a modern, chic 4* hotel decorated with Italian marble, French wallpaper and custom pieces of furniture throughout. You can relax in style and comfort with great service. Kids can enjoy fun-filled activities, while adults dine in either Taste Restaurant or the funky Pure Bar. The food menu has been crafted to offer a great variety of dishes to suit all needs.
- B&B midweek/weekend: from €119 per stay
- Two night Package from Sunday – Thursday and includes breakfast & dinner on two evenings: from €270 per stay
Call: 056 7765984
Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel
Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers guests a winning combination of comfort, location, food & style. Guests can relax and enjoy a warm welcome in this 4* city centre hotel offering the perfect blend of contemporary and traditional. All 47 bedrooms have had a complete makeover providing luxurious, chic Kilkenny accommodation. Harpers restaurant and cocktail bar serves contemporary food in a chic and urban setting.
- B&B from €125 per night
- Overnight B&B plus 2 course dinner in Harpers restaurant from €170 per stay
- 3 nights B&B from €390 per stay
Call: 056 7771888
Lyrath Estate is a multi-award winning hotel offering luxury and style for your summer staycation in Kilkenny. Escape and unwind with a romantic getaway or fun filled family holiday exploring Kilkenny. Enjoy fine dining at the Two AA Rosette winning Yew Restaurant, enjoy afternoon tea in The Atrium or catch up over cocktails in Tupper’s Bar. Guests can experience luxury accommodation with a myriad of options available between Deluxe, Family, Executive, Suites or Manor House at the fabulous Lyrath Estate. The spacious rooms have splendid views over the estate or gardens, many offer terraces and balconies.
- ‘Autumn Daze’: 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast; Three Course Table d’hote Dinner & Cream Tea on a day of your choice from €186 per person sharing
Call: 056 7760088
Mount Juliet Estate
The 5 Star Mount Juliet Estate located in Thomastown is Ireland’s leading country estate with 2 luxurious properties, Manor House and Hunter’s Yard hotel. Mount Juliet Estate offers two exquisite dining options. The Michelin Star and 3 AA Rosettes contemporary fine dining restaurant The Lady Helen in the Manor House, and The Hound in Hunter’s Yard, awarded 2 AA Rosettes and a Michelin Plate, Autumn Offers an informal dining experience. The Estate offers a variety of leisure activities onsite including The Mount Juliet Equestrian Centre, Salmon and trout fishing, falconry, archery, the signature Jack Nicklaus 18-hole golf course, Golf Academy, health club and relaxing spa treatment suites, 15 metre heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.
- One nights B&B in Garden view room from €148 per room
Call: 056 7773000
Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny
With spacious rooms and a peaceful charm, this 4 star boutique Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny is a welcoming place that excels at stylish comfort. It is surrounded by Kilkenny’s most famous landmarks, fashionable and funky boutiques are nearby and the hotel is just a walking distance to the city’s pubs and city. It’s the ideal location for your getaway. This Kilkenny Hotel offers 74 quiet, spacious and air conditioned rooms to choose from allowing for a great night’s sleep in Kilkenny city centre. The hotel also has free private parking for all guests and free WiFi throughout. Enjoy a laid back style and hospitality, great selection of wines and cocktails in Statham’s Bar and Restaurant.
- B&B from €169 per night
- B&B plus 3 course dinner in Stratham’s Bar from €229 per stay
Call: 056 7783500
The luxurious 4 star Newpark Hotel has centuries of heritage steeped in its walls and is located at the edge of medieval Kilkenny City. It is situated on over 40 acres of parkland and offers luxuriously appointed guest rooms. Also on offer are mouth-watering dining options, a fully equipped Health Club & luxurious Spa and magnificent gardens. A go karting track, animal petting farm, playground and more importantly a fairy trail are provided to make that family trip extra special. A relaxed atmosphere has been created and an outstanding experience for all guests. The stylish guest rooms offer unparalleled luxury not to mention astounding views over the luscious, green gardens.
Overnight for 2 Adults & 2Childen, dinner, complimentary bottle of wine and afternoon tea from €238 per stay
Call: 056 7760500
Avalon House Hotel
Idyllically located in the picturesque Irish countryside, just a short drive from Kilkenny City, Avalon House Hotel is an historic manor dating back to the 19th century which has been delicately and beautifully restored. Featuring both old and new world influences, this wonderful and unique food haven is a fabulous option for a quiet getaway or a more elaborate celebration. This superb Castlecomer hotel contains a host of luxurious outlets from the relaxing Lark’s Bar, the gracious splendour of our casual fine dining Lil’s restaurant right through to the stunning backdrop of our elegant 250 capacity ballroom. Their ethos is simple. Providing exquisite food in an elegant setting by the vastly experienced team the hotel ensures your visit will be memorable forever.
- Family break, one-night B&B from €118 per night
- One-night B&B, plus dinner for two from €170 per night
The Kilkenny Inn
This boutique Kilkenny hotel is located under the shadows of St. Canice’s Cathedral on the Medieval Mile and offers guests excellent value for money. The hotel’s facilities include ample secure complimentary onsite parking, hotel lift for full accessibility and ensuite rooms featuring all modern guest comforts. It is perfect for a stay right in the heart of the city, this Kilkenny Hotel has 30 recently refurbished comfortable guest rooms in a contemporary urban style. The bright and tastefully decorated rooms are designed to meet all the requirements of their guests, business and leisure alike. Kilkenny Inn is renowned for warm hospitality, a peaceful location, relaxed atmosphere not to mention it’s great service.
Room only for one night for 2 Adults from €80
Call: 056 7772828
The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny
The Hoban Hotel in Kilkenny is a vibrant place to stay, meet and socialise. Located within Kilkenny Retail Park, the hotel is just 15 minutes’ walk from the famous marble city. The hotel is named for James Hoban (1755-1831), a pioneering Kilkenny-born architect who designed and built America’s White House. At The Hoban Hotel – Following a 1 million euro renovation programme, the lobby, 1801 Restaurant and Bar have been completely transformed and they have introduced brand new menus with a choice of delicious food and drinks. They have also refurbished four conference rooms making them the ideal spot for training, interviews and meetings. Car parking and Wi-Fi are both complimentary.
- Overnight escape, plus 3 course dinner for two from €149 per night
- Family fun package, family room, breakfast and welcome pack for kids from €134 per night
Call: (056) 778 3100
The Kilford Arms Hotel
This 3* Kilkenny hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the vibrant bright lights of the city. The Kilford Arms Hotel is situated adjacent to all the major tourist attractions and is just meters from the main bus and railway station and the new McDonagh shopping centre. The Kilford Arms Hotel has built a reputation on providing comfortable Kilkenny City accommodation including 70 bedrooms equipped to the highest standards with free Wi-Fi in all bedrooms and public spaces. The White Oak Restaurant serves fresh local produce in comfortable surroundings not to mention a warm and traditional atmosphere. PV’s traditional bar has entertainment nightly, with food served daily. O’Faolain’s Bar is Kilkenny’s most vibrant bar and has three levels of stunning architecture incorporating the ruins of a 16th century church.
- Two nights B&B from €155 per stay (advance payment)
- Over 55’s two-night midweek stay from €159 per stay
Call: 056 7761018
Springhill Court Hotel
A Kilkenny landmark for over 40 years, the Springhill Court Hotel is now fresh and vibrant following a two year renovation. The newly refurbished and family friendly Kilkenny hotel is close to the booming centre of the Historic City of Kilkenny with its world-renowned culture, cuisine, history, shopping, and nightlife. It is located just a stone’s throw away from the city’s most popular tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice’s Cathedral and Tower and the Smithwicks Experience. Whether in search of a romantic escape or city break to Kilkenny, the Springhill Court Hotel has 85 ensuite bedrooms, superb Leisure Club with Gym, 19m Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi and Hair Salon and offers fine dining to suit everyone’s needs.
- Two nights B&B plus dinner on one evening from €104 pps
- Three nights B&B plus dinner on one evening from €149.49 pps
Call: 056 7721122
Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel
The four star Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel is certainly a dazzling jewel in this remarkable medieval city and boasts one of the only Kilkenny city centre hotels with full leisure centre facilities including a 21 metre pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Discover the city’s finest restaurants, cafes, theatres, shops and boutiques just on the Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel’s doorstep. Experience a hotel stay to remember with facilities to suit everyone from romantic spa weekends enjoying luxury treatments in the KOSpa to family breaks with the hotel’s kid club during school holidays. This 4 star Kilkenny Hotel is also the perfect choice for your celebration or corporate event with its tailored banqueting and conference facilities or simply as a hub to explore this fantastic city and its environs.
- Room only from €99 per stay
- B&B from €119 per stay
Call: 056 7750200
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