River Court Hotel - Kilkenny

The Bridge, John Street Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland  show map
 4 stars
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River Court Hotel - Kilkenny

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The five-star property is set in a prime location in the centre of Kilkenny and is close to the Nowlan Park, Saint Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny Golf Club and the popular the Smithwicks Experience.

Renovated in 2008, the hotel combines stylish design with the latest technology.

All 99 air-conditioned rooms come with phone, desk, complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Most overlook the River Nore and the castle.

Dining facilities include two restaurant, Riverside restaurant and Yindees Restaurant that serves a blend of cuisine authentic to Thailand, Malaysia, Sri- Lanka, Vietnam and Japan.

Wireless internet access is complimentary in public areas.

The property offers a 17m indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a geyser pool, a steam room and a state-of-the-art gym.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   90.

Rooms

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

The property offers Single Rooms, Double or Twin Rooms and Deluxe Double Rooms.

Each of the large rooms is stylishly decorated with fine furnishings, goose-down duvets and pillows. All rooms feature a garden and a terrace.

All children under three years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

Dining options

The hotel Kilkenny River Court provides visitors with a free full English breakfast (breakfast is served Monday – Friday – 7.30am – 10am and Saturday (Sunday) – 8am – 10am).

Riverside restaurant provides diners with an exquisite array of authentic cuisine to create a magnificent dining experience.

Yindees Restaurant serves a blend of cuisine authentic to Thailand, Malaysia, Sri- Lanka, Vietnam and Japan.

The Terrace Kitchen operates on a daily basis in the Riverview Bar serving sumptuous cuisine to suit all tastes.

The hotel River Court provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast.  The hotel River Court serves a continental breakfast for free.  At the hotel River Court guests are invited to a american breakfast served for free. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Vending machines
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Paid public parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Golf course
  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel River Court Hotel - Kilkenny Kilkenny location
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Hotel Address:

The Bridge, John Street Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland

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City Center
  • Kilkenny
    300 m
Airports
  • Waterford (WAT)
    52.9 km
Restaurants
  • Key Largo (cuisine: Italian)
    70 m
  • Lemongrass (cuisine: Asian)
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    90

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Rooms and availability

The hotel provides non-smoking rooms, as well as rooms and facilities for people with disabilities.

The property offers Single Rooms, Double or Twin Rooms and Deluxe Double Rooms.

Each of the large rooms is stylishly decorated with fine furnishings, goose-down duvets and pillows. All rooms feature a garden and a terrace.

All children under three years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Maximum capacity of baby cots in a room is one.

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 15 m²
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Our double / twin rooms are finished to the highest international standards. Please specify double or twin preferences when booking.

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel River Court Hotel - Kilkenny Kilkenny location
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    Hotel Address:

    The Bridge, John Street Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Kilkenny
      300 m
    Airports
    • Waterford (WAT)
      52.9 km
    Restaurants
    • Key Largo (cuisine: Italian)
      70 m
    • Lemongrass (cuisine: Asian)
      70 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      90

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKilkennyRiver Court

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in Ireland

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    River Court Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 200 m

    Places of interest

    • Kilkenny Castle - 100 m
    • Liturgy Commission - 200 m
    • Holy Family of Bordeaux Sisters - 200 m
    • Conahy Parish - 200 m
    • Communications - 200 m
    • CMAC - 400 m
    • Saint Canice's Tower - 600 m
    • Charity Sisters Of Boys In Care - 1.7 km

    Museums

    • Dunmore Cave - 200 m

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    • Shankill Castle - 200 m

    Theaters

    • Bounce For Fun - 200 m
    • New Theatre Group - 1.6 km

    Local attractions

    • St Marys Cathedral - 15.4 km
      James Street, Kilkenny
    • The Watergarden - 15.7 km
      Ladywell Street, Thomastown
    • Capuchin Friary - 17.4 km
      Friary Street, Kilkenny
    • Kilfane Waterfall and Glen - 15.4 km
      Kilfane, Thomastown
    • Jerpoint Abbey - 16.9 km
      Jerpoint, Thomastown

    Near the hotel

    • St. John the Evangelist Church - 280 m
      Upr. John Street, Kilkenny
    • Kilkenny Old Jail and Courthouse - 420 m
      Parliament Street, Kilkenny
    • St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower - 710 m
      Coach Rd, Kilkenny
    • Butler Gallery - 370 m
      The Castle, Kilkenny
    • Black Abbey - 590 m
      Abbey Sq, Kilkenny

    Restaurants nearby

    • Key Largo - 70 m

      Address: John Street

      62% likes this, based on 81 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

    • Ristorante Rinuccini - 160 m

      Address: 1 The Parade
      Phone: +353 56 7761575

      79% likes this, based on 406 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

    • The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar - 130 m

      Address: 6 Rose Inn Street
      Phone: 00353567712956

      85% likes this, based on 164 reviews
      Cuisine: International, Vegetarian
      Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 11

    • Lemongrass - 70 m

      Address: Johns Bridge
      Phone: 56 771 5333

      63% likes this, based on 57 reviews
      Cuisine: Asian

    • Blaa Blaa Blaa Sandwiches - 80 m

      Address: 3 Canal Square

      88% likes this, based on 42 reviews

    Getting there.

    The nearest airport is Dublin Airport.

    • Follow the signs for the M50 motorway heading southbound. From the M50 take the M7, driving in the direction of Waterford, Limerick. Take the N9 in the direction of Carlow, Kilkenny, and Waterford. At Paulstown take the N10, which takes you straight into Kilkenny. Approximate driving time from Dublin airport is one hour and 20 minutes.

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      90

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKilkennyRiver Court

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in Ireland

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    River Court Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at River Court

    Average guest rating

    8.4out of 10
    Superb
    Based on 372 reviews

    Individual guest reviews

    • Couple
      8.8

      great location,very clean hotel with friendly staff, easy for parking and good food

      the leisure centre closed at 11 till 4 which was a real disapointment, it doesnt say that when your booking it.

    • Group of friends
      9.2

      spa treatment best ever, location excellent,

    • Couple
      8.8

      Great location, clean and comfortable rooms, good food.

      If anything then showers in the room need to be changed as there was no pressure..

    • Couple
      9.2

      The bath is just for to have it not for use, very shallow.

    • Couple
      9.2

      The location is excellent. Rooms are very nice and comfortable and the rooms with a view of the castle are a little special.

      When we checked in they did not have our booking. The booking had not come through from you?

    • Family with children
      7.8

      It was very central and good for anyone who would like to go shopping or sightseeing

      The bar staff seemed a bit vague at times.

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      Great location with wonderful view of Castle. Dining room was lovely for evening dinner.

      Only unfavourable comment was with breakfast. Despite a good range of cold/hot food, the scrambled egg was most unappealing - resembled powdered version that some hotels use.

    • Group of friends
      9.2

      Staff were fantastic, very helpful and nice. Location was extremely central, with gorgeous view of the river and castle from the terrace bar. However I had specifically requested a quiet room, as I was taking part in a triathlon, and even though the room was on the far side of the hotel from the function room I still found it very noisy as I was just above the courtyard carpark, & people were still talking loudly at 5am on friday morning so I didn't get much sleep, I suppose it's just a busy hotel in a central location, not ideal if looking for quiet night's sleep. It didn't bother me the 2nd night as I was out late myself! Breakfast was delicious.

      I found it very noisy, hard to sleep, there were functions in the hotel both nights (weddings).

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Overall a most pleasant experience , friendly staff, great food, very comfortable room

      Parking , I had to wind my way all the way to the relief carpark at the back. Narrow entrance from street not easy for a big car

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      The desk staff were very helpful and the man who brought us coffee in the lounge was extremely efficient and nice, so much so that my daughter remarked on how much service had improved since the recession.I have stayed in the Rivercourt before, with my husband, and we have always found it very comfortable.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      exceptional value relaxed atmosphere excellent food and a great location

    • Couple
      10.0

      I just loved everything about the hotel, I have no complaints whatsoever, well except the weather but that's not the hotels fault!!!!

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      What I liked best. Located in the City Centre but quiet and overlooking the river and Kilkenny Castle, which was just beautiful. The food was Gourmet through and through, full marks for presentation and flavour. The staff were very helpful. I was able to park my car at the front door of the hotel. Arrived early for check-in but rooms were ready. I had two rooms booked. We only stayed one night but would certainly stay there again when in Kilkenny. I would highly recommend this hotel.

    • Single
      8.2

      Strong customer service focus/ethos

      I was unlucky to become ill during my stay (possible food poisoning) which effectively ruined the purpose of my visit (wedding) as I was unable to attend.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Service was very much improved and the location is great!

    How to reach hotel

    hotel River Court Hotel - Kilkenny Kilkenny location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    The Bridge, John Street Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Kilkenny
      300 m
    Airports
    • Waterford (WAT)
      52.9 km
    Restaurants
    • Key Largo (cuisine: Italian)
      70 m
    • Lemongrass (cuisine: Asian)
      70 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      90

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedKilkennyRiver Court

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Design Hotels in Ireland

    Use Badge