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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, if you're driving on the street you will miss it. The picture they have is taken from the courtyard which is behind the front entrance. They do have a parking station for the cars but again if you blink you will miss it.1970's decor. We stayed here during our time at Kilkenny, we received an upgraded room for our... More 

Thank Steph P
Hoboken, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here last week and were so happy we decided to pick the Butler House. The location is amazing and the room was perfect for us! The front desk staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. She was able to recommend some great places to grab and bite and suggested activities for us. The room was clean... More 

Thank orkid621
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We can't say enough good things about the Butler house. We stayed for one night in October; our room was large and had a fantastic view of Kilkenny castle. The staff was exceptional. We had to leave early on our departure day in order to get the Dublin airport; it was before breakfast was normally served. Mairead made arrangements to... More 

Thank Paul S
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8 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We came here as a stop on our honeymoon around Ireland. First off, the Butler House is just gorgeous, they have beautiful gardens to look out on and from our room we have a great view of Kilkenny Castle. The staff is AMAZING. Our first experience was with Mairead and she went over a map of Kilkenny with us and... More 

Thank Madison M
Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I wanted to like Butler House but there were a few things that nagged at me. We had booked a superior queen room and ended up with a large room on the top floor with a view of the castle and gardens. We found that the room got warm during the day and we had to open the windows -... More 

Thank Pigeon_Point_Pops
Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I really loved this place...we had a junior suite with a view of the castle and the beautiful gardens. The room was bright, modern, large and well appointed and the breakfast was great. My only concern is that the common areas were tired and could use with a coat a paint and new carpet...but at the end of the day,... More 

Thank Susan N
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

I wanted to like this hotel. Great location, beautiful garden, friendly staff, free parking. Sadly, the beds and pillows were terrible. Four of us stayed in two rooms with the same complaints. I would have rated it at least four stars had it not been for the bad beds.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Butler House. Great location, terrific staff/services and very friendly. I have a bit of a back problem and found the mattress too firm for me......small complaint! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. If you are looking for a very historic house converted to a hotel in the best location in Kilkenny and great staff,... More 

Thank DavidB373
Dunmore East, Ireland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

I was lucky to spend my birthday celebration with friends at Butler House. The setting is amazing and could not be any more central. Our room overlooked beautiful gardens and the castle, it was large and bright. The staff do a wonderful job and especial thanks to Wendy who went out of her way to make our stay as wonderful... More 

Thank Jackie C
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Butler House has recently received a renovation sympathetic to its heritage, in soft sophisticated tones. The views over the beautiful gardens, apple orchard and Kilkenny Castle were fabulous. Staff were warm and keen to help and car parking on site was useful given its central location in a busy village. Would return there again, without question. Breakfast is taken a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Butler House, Luxury Guesthouse - formally the Dower House of Kilkenny Castle built in 1770. This historical house is situated in the centre of Kilkenny City, adjacent to Kilkenny Castle. An integral part of the Kilkenny Castle Estate, Butler house was home to the Earls of Ormonde, who also built the castle, stables and coach houses at the rear. Sweeping staircases, magnificent plastered ceilings and marble fireplaces are all features of this 18th century house. The house is a combination of contemporary furnishings and period elegance. Butler House boasts thirteen special rooms and suites, all with their own individual character. Designed to provide maximum comfort, each has a modern bathroom, and is decorated with soft coordinated fabrics and furnishings. The balance of old and new is prevalent throughout the rooms – contemporary furnishings are combined with the magnificent original features, which afford guests an impressive sense of comfort and space. The spacious superior rooms and suites have bow windows, which overlook the secluded gardens and Kilkenny Castle.In Room Facilities include: Queen Sized BedsMulti Channel HD TVHair DryerTea/Coffee FacilitiesTelephoneSafeComplimentary WIFI accessComplimentary Mineral WaterOn Site Facilities include:Free Private Car ParkComplimentary Full Irish breakfast (served in the Kilkenny Design Centre)Access to the walled gardenDVD PlayerCots for babiesBabysitting Service ... more   less 

Additional Information about Butler House

Address: 16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range: $162 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“1970's Decor”
 of 5 bubbles 180stephp, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“request a room overlooking the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles DavidB373, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view overlooking the garden”
 of 5 bubbles 910jackiec, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A view across the garden is a real treat.”
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 of 5 bubbles SueS640, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Splurge for a room with a view of the garden and castle.”
 of 5 bubbles manleyf2014, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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