Kilkenny River Court Hotel

The Bridge, John Street, Co. Kilkenny R95 Y104
The Riverside Restaurant is a located in a stunning area of the hotel with the most magnificent views of Kilkenny Castle. Exceptional service and great quality food. Our collection of suites are pure luxury and a real treat. Talk to our team about an up-grade to one of our suites. Dine al fresco on our Terrace, under the shadow of Kilkenny Castle and right beside the River Nore, enjoy afternoon tea or a bite to eat. Enjoy some delicious bar food in the Riverview Bar, food served from 12.30 pm daily. 
Outside dining and entertainment at the Kilkenny River Court HotelExterior view of the Kilkenny River Court HotelLuxurious bedrooms at the 4* River Court HotelOutside entertainment at the Kilkenny River Court HotelA warm welcome awaits you at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel in the heart of Kilkenny City

On the banks of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny.

With magnificent views of the city's 12th-century Kilkenny Castle, The Kilkenny River Court Hotel has a quiet location set in a private courtyard and conveniently situated back from the busy Kilkenny streets. The main shopping areas, theatres, entertainment, tourist attractions and Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile are all close by right on the hotel’s doorstep.

Each of our 102 large and comfortable guestrooms are stylishly decorated with beautiful fine furnishings, crisp white linens and soft relaxing tones, ensuring a restful night’s sleep. We also offer FREE Wi-Fi throughout this Kilkenny Hotel and complimentary car parking for our hotel residents and patrons. 

Some guestrooms overlook the River Nore and some with stunning views of Kilkenny Castle.   

Guests can dine at the award-winning Riverside Restaurant and Riverview Bar which offers an al fresco dining experience in the summertime. The hotel can also host weddings, corporate events and special family occasions. 

The Kilkenny River Court Hotel is part of the Neville Hotel Group with hotels located in Dublin, Wicklow and Waterford.

Older & Wiser 3-night stay from €345

Starts: 01 Sep 2020    Ends: 31 Dec 2021

Enjoy a 3-night stay in the Kilkenny River Court Hotel. There is so much to see and do in Kilkenny and the Kilkenny River Court is the perfect base to explore.

3-night Older & Wiser Rate inclusive of:
• Full Irish Breakfast each morning
• 4-course evening meal each night in The Riverside Restaurant
• Complimentary car parking
• Complimentary Wifi access throughout the hotel
• Free Cancellation 48hours prior to arrival
• No booking fee

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Stay Longer for Less (Stay 2 Nights and Save 12% on our Best Available Bed & Breakfast Rate)

Starts: 22 Sep 2020    Ends: 20 Dec 2020

Full Irish Breakfast
• Complimentary car parking
• Complimentary Wifi access throughout the hotel
• Free Cancellation 48hours prior to arrival
• No booking fee

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Fall into Winter from €89.00 (total stay)

Starts: 22 Sep 2020    Ends: 20 Dec 2020

Overnight accommodation for two guests sharing
Complimentary upgrade upon check in (subject to availability at check in)
Full Irish Breakfast

• €10 dining credit with a spend of €30.00 or more on food in Riverside Restaurant or Riverview Bar (this credit can be used towards food only)
Complimentary car parking
Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
Offer is valid midweek from 1st September - 20th December 2020, subject to availability.
Valid Sunday to Thursday only excluding bank holidays, this offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
Dinner bookings must be made prior to arrival and are subject to availability

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Kilkenny River Court Hotel
Trading Months
All Year
Number of Rooms
102 spacious & beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms.
Newly refurbished and decorated in soft neutral tones with fine furnishings,
A stay at the Kilkenny River Court Hotel is a must. We offer our guests a choice of beautiful luxury rooms to include Classic,Deluxe & Executive as well as a collection of Suites.
Most bedrooms and luxury suites offer stunning views the majestic 12th century Kilkenny Castle on the banks of the River Nore.
Guests can dine at the Riverside Restaurant for something a little less formal, try the Riverview Bar and Terrace Kitchen which offers an al fresco dining experience.
Nearby Places of Interest
- Kilkenny Castle
- St Canice's Cathedral
- Black Abbey
- Jerpoint Abbey
- St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum
Only 5 minutes walk from Kilkenny train station.
We are located through an archway just before/after John's bridge.Please note that the archway has height restriction of 2.3 meters high.
For coach access to the hotel, access John Street from the railway station and turn left at Shem’s bar onto Maudlin Street. Keep going straight down (its a one way street) and you will go past houses on your right. You will see a tall stone ruin of a building on your left, there will be a sign pointing right saying county council car park. Take this right and this is the access point into the Kilkenny County Council offices and then to our larger carpark. Keep going straight and down the lane and you will come to the back of the hotel. You will see a large carpark on your right this is where you can park
The bus can park on this car park. (its our overflow car park) Don’t go through the next set of black gates as this may be too tight for the coach to turn and get back out. Stay in the main carpark.
24 Hour Front Desk
Air Conditioned Bedrooms
Baggage Hold
Car Parking
Conference and Meetings
Guest Computer
Guide Dogs Welcome
Wheelchair Accessible