Living in Ireland we have travelled to Kilkenny many, many times, however this was our first stay in Butler House. To stay in Butler House is a privilage - the house is almost 300 years old, built as the Dower House to Kilkenny Castle, so it's as close to staying in the castle as you could get! despite being 300 years old the house has been extensively refurbished so it is magnificent, warm, comfortable and inviting. We had a room overlooking the gardens and the castle. We loved the short stroll through the gardens to the design centre for breakfast every morning.
The staff were superb, their friendliness, courtesy and service was second to none.
The location is wonderful, we parked our car at the start of our stay and didn't need it again until we left, Kilkenny Castle and the City is on your doorstep.
We had previously stayed in hotels on visits to Kilkenny and being honest we had found that one hotel room was as generic as the next. Butler House does not have a spa, a bar, a gym etc - however it has an ambience that is truly unique- you will never forget your stay in Butler House.
Will we stay again? - most definitely, we are already planning our return trip!!More