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The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

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“rafter dempseys”(17 reviews)
“stag party”(8 reviews)
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All reviewsrafter dempseysstag partystayed heresteak on a stonequaint pubshopping and nightlifefriday and saturday nightrooms are basichigh streetgreat weekendnight porterno liftlocation is excellentirish breakfaststaff were lovelyfamily roomcity centre
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Rafter burger and chips and may have had a taste of my friends haddock as well ;-) The chips are chunky and crispy, the burger was really juicy. Lovely food and nice staff. The atmosphere is cosy.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed on april 1st 2018 and i was very disapointed. We only needed a place to sleep and did not expect or need frills as we had two days of activities planned, however due to the noise and smoke coming into our room from...More

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Response from michael1960Ireland, Manager at The 'Rafter' Dempsey'sResponded 6 April 2018

Not at all....the question was raised as to why No complaint was made at the premesis, and happy to go online to complain. Also, if a complaint was made, we would only be very happy to discuss it with the client and come to a...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Stayed here start of Jan, the location is excellent right in middle of city centre on a quiet side street.. Close to AIB bank, other pubs and shopping.. The food was excellent, rooms were small but clean and tidy. The staff were so friendly and...More

1  Thank Privatexxxx
Response from michael1960Ireland, Manager at The 'Rafter' Dempsey'sResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your comments and are very glad you were happy with us and look forward to seeing you again !

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Stayed here with a group of lads for a stag, and while it suited us just fine, a few of us felt it was poor value for money. Rafter Dempsey's is basic in the extreme, yet the price charged - €140 for a tiny twin...More

1  Thank Fredkay
Response from michael1960Ireland, Manager at The 'Rafter' Dempsey'sResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you for staying with us and i hope we can meet you again and iron out any concerns that you have. Many thanks.

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had to go to kilkenny for a friend's party recently and the rafter dempseys was chosen (not by us) for accommodation.i had a quick look on trip advisor and as our friends were booked in decided it'd be fine .big mistake.this...More

2  Thank tommyowens96
Response from michael1960Ireland, Manager at The 'Rafter' Dempsey'sResponded 29 December 2017

Sorry you didnt have a positive experience of the Rafter Dempseys. Perhaps you got one of the rooms that are used as we sell out the other rooms....as a gesture of goodwill, please contact me directly, and I will ensure you get a nice room...More

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US$100 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"Rooms Very old,,, badly needs updated"
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"rooms facing front of B&B is noisy late at night to early morning.."
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