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4.2 out of 5

"You are sleeping above a bar with the obvious emissions, but overall it is an excellent place to stay.. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 26 Jul 2018

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Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£104* Per night/room 18 Jan - 19 Jan

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the free breakfast at Rafter'S Gastropub. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Kilkenny Castle. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. This 3-star guesthouse has 16 rooms. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • All rooms offer flat-screen TVs, room service and hairdryers
  • Free full breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, a front-desk safe and laundry facilities
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and spaciousness
  • Steps from St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum and Tholsel

Rafter'S Gastropub ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rafter'S Gastropub

Everyone (4)
2 out of 5
Pleasant staff and lovely cooked breakfast. Clean room but facilities very poor. I wonder when the owner last checked it out. One bedside light that didn't work, no bedside light for other bed. No hot water from tap. Carpet appeared dirty. Had to sit sideways on toilet or risk hitting head off wall. Towel rail falling off. Window wouldn't close and noise from street woke us every morning at five. Not a very pleasant stay. Considering the price per night I expected more. Four star price for two star accommodation.

Posted by on 26 Aug 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel in the centre of Kilkenny

You are sleeping above a bar with the obvious emissions, but overall it is an excellent place to stay..

Posted by , from Switzerland on 26 Jul 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jul 2018 by Gerry

Thank you.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 25 Jul 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Sep 2019 by Gerry

thank you for your great review and also for staying with us.

5 out of 5

Super Unterkunft im Stadtzentrum

sehr zentral gelegene Untekunft. Nicht luxuriös, aber alles dabei was es braucht. Frühstück super reichhaltig. sehr freundlicher und zuvorkommender Gastgeber. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten zu Fuss erreichbar. das Zimmer war angenehm gross. Super Wasserstrahl in Dusche. Rhuige lage

Posted by , from Schweiz on 24 May 2018

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4 out of 5
Very good bed and breakfast. Very Kind host and.lovely food.

Posted by on 9 May 2018

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at Rafter'S Gastropub. This 3-star Kilkenny guest house is smoke free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Kilkenny Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)

Room Amenities

Rafter'S Gastropub offers 16 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This Kilkenny guest house provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Shower
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout curtains
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast daily from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

On-site venue – This pub specialises in Irish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. The host will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No on-site parking is available

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No on-site parking is available. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Host will greet you
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Hotel Names

  • Rafter Dempsey's
  • Rafter Dempsey's Inn
  • Rafter Dempsey's Inn Kilkenny
  • Rafter Dempsey's Kilkenny
  • Rafter Dempsey's House Kilkenny
  • Rafter Dempsey's House
  • The Rafter Dempsey's Guesthouse
  • Rafter Dempsey's Guesthouse Kilkenny
  • Rafter Dempsey's Guesthouse
  • The Rafter Dempsey's
  • RAFTER'S GASTROPUB Kilkenny
  • RAFTER'S GASTROPUB Guesthouse
  • RAFTER'S GASTROPUB Guesthouse Kilkenny

National Rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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