Rafter'S Gastropub

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Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of Rafter'S Gastropub

Rafter'S Gastropub

3.0 star property

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service
Map
4 Friary Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, R95 VY62

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKilkenny Castle5 min walk
  • Popular LocationButler House5 min walk
  • AirportKilkenny (KKY)10 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Juliet Golf Course22 min drive

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About this area

Kilkenny

Rafter'S Gastropub is located in Kilkenny City Centre, a neighbourhood in Kilkenny. Butler House and Kilkenny Castle are notable landmarks, and if an activity is on the agenda, visit Callan Golf Club. Enjoy an event or a match at Gowran Park Racecourse, and consider making time for Gowran Park—a top attraction that's not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Tholsel - 2 min walk
  • Shee Alms House - 3 min walk
  • Kilkenny Castle - 5 min walk
  • Butler House - 5 min walk
  • Mount Juliet Golf Course - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Kilkenny Station - 12 min walk
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 85 min drive

About this property

Rafter'S Gastropub

3-star Kilkenny guesthouse in Kilkenny City Centre, walk to Kilkenny Castle
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities.
Rafter'S Gastropub offers 16 accommodations 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.

Languages spoken

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Host will greet you

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

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

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.

Property is also known as

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

Overall score and ratings

3.6

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 105 reviews
5 - Excellent 29%
Rating 4 - Good. 36 out of 105 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 18 out of 105 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 14 out of 105 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 105 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%

3.8/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

3.5/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Location was good, room was ok however quality of sleep was terrible. I understand its a pub and a Friday night and that somethings are outside of a venues control but when paying 200 euros for a room that has literally no sound resistance at all from hotel guests, music or outdoor noise, it was almost impossible to sleep. From 10pm to after midnight, you might as well sit in the pub and enjoy the music. From 1am to 3am, constantly chatting inside rooms, in hallways, on street outside etc.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The bnb is above a bar so my expectations were a little low, however everything was really nice! It looked recently renovated and was very clean and nicely decorated. We stayed on thursday night so it was a little noisy outside but it did settle down. So keep in mind it may be louder on the weekend. Check in was easy but we were unsure of where to go at first. We just walked into the bar and the person there helped us. The next morning when we checked out, i found they were a little rude to us and wanted to hurry us out. They also seemed hesitant to want to bring us breakfast or even serve us at all, and were much kinder to other people at the pub.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great weekend gr8 location clean room bathrooms need updatein done the job breakfast super staff friendly apart from manager.bit smart with 1 or 2 of my friends always had a sly remark about something no need for it nice apart from that gr8 place
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We had a wonderful time and everyone one was super friendly
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Lovely place to stay great location
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
Disappointed.
Staff was pleasant enough and it’s in a good location; however, the temperature in the room was unbearable and essentially ruined our stay. I know air conditioning isn’t common in Europe, but the lack of any air flow (fans, windows that opened more than a crack, etc) led to a total lack of sleep for us. We couldn’t get out of there fast enough and into some fresh air.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Night away with group
Great 2 nights stayed here, had dinner and breakfast here too. Great for a young group and very central
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Holiday
My stay was excellent
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021