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    The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

    4 Friary Street | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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      2 adults
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          Overview
          • Excellent48%
          • Very good27%
          • Average9%
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          • Terrible9%
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          “stag party” (8 reviews)
          “great pub” (6 reviews)
          Free Internet
          Breakfast included
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          Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

          Stayed one night too long. The photo of the room on the website was not what the room looked like. This is the first time that we have had such a disconnect between the photo of the room and the reality. We moved from the...More

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          Response from michael1960Ireland, Manager at The 'Rafter' Dempsey'sResponded 6 days ago

          i would like to respond, but i need to know the name on the booking, otherwise i dont know which room to deal with.

          Reviewed 3 weeks ago

          Stayed here for a hen party on the June Bank Holiday weekend, while its very very basic I couldn't fault the food, staff, and the general craic in the place. Its a great location close to the city with a god atmosphere. Breakfast was exactly...More

          Thank Lynzihoopz
          Response from michael1960Ireland, Manager at The 'Rafter' Dempsey'sResponded 2 weeks ago

          Thank you for your business, and kind comments.....we look forward to seeing you again.

          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          We did not book a room, but just stumbled upon this delightful pub by chance on a cold and rainy afternoon. We ordered a chicken and mushroom pie and beer- very delicious. We chatted with the owner, Gerry, and learned more about Ireland and the...More

          Thank Nancy A
          Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

          My son and I stayed here for a night. Based on the reviews it sounded like a pretty decent place. I have stayed in nicer hostels. Our room was smoky smelling and there was only one electrical outlet in the room. I can live with...More

          1  Thank Jeff W
          Response from michael1960Ireland, Manager at The 'Rafter' Dempsey'sResponded 23 May 2017

          Please contact us so we can discuss your disappointments......I would prefer to discuss them with you, rather than read about them.Hopefully we can come to a happy conclusion for you.

          Reviewed 10 April 2017

          A bit of a rabbit warren but great fun. The rooms were a bit tired and the shower room had certainly seen better days, but it was ok. The landlord was very friendly and spent a long time chatting with us as we had a...More

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          • Restaurant
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          • Room Service
          • Free Internet
          • Breakfast included
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          • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
          • Room Service
          • Breakfast included
          • Laundry Service
          • Babysitting
          • Things to do
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Casino and Gambling
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          • Price range
          • USD 85 - USD 179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 16
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          • Location
          • Ireland >
          • Province of Leinster >
          • County Kilkenny >
          • Kilkenny
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