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Rafter's Gastropub

4 Friary Street, Kilkenny

+353 567 722 970

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based on 396 reviews

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About Rafter's Gastropub, Kilkenny

Value for money

The 'Rafter' Dempsey's is set in Kilkenny and is close to nearby attractions, including Black Abbey, St Canices Cathedral and Round Tower and Rothe House. It is also a five-minute walk from Shee Alms House and Kilkenny Castle, and is close to many of the area's popular attractions. There are a range of amenities available to those staying at Rafter Dempseys Kilkenny, such as an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace. It also provides luggage storage, laundry facilities and babysitting/child services. The guest house features 16 rooms, each fitted with heating, a private bathroom and an in-room closet. They are also equipped with ironing facilities, a hair dryer and a washing machine. Guests of The 'Rafter' Dempsey's can dine at the traditional restaurant and end the evening with a drink at the award-winning bar. Guests can also try one of the various bars and cafés in the local area. Kilkenny Airport is around a 15-minute drive from Rafter Dempseys Kilkenny and Kilkenny Railway Station is within walking distance. The surrounding neighborhood is also famous for its shops and boutiques.

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Guest house Amenities & Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans


  • Breakfast included
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation


  • Quiet street view
  • Family rooms
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Pool table

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Garden


  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Services and conveniences

  • Entertainment staff
  • Room service
  • Express check-out

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals
  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Parking and transportation

  • Parking

Places of interest near Rafter's Gastropub

Attractions in Kilkenny, Ireland curated by momondo

Rafter's Gastropub location: 4 Friary Street, Kilkenny

Restaurants and Cafés

Truffles Restaurant and Wine Bar0.0 mi
Indique Indian Restaurant0.1 mi
Petronella Restaurant0.1 mi
Butcher Restaurant0.1 mi

Rafter's Gastropub Reviews

GreatBased on 396 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Staff excellent food excellent location excellent. (in 71 reviews)
  • Great staff and good breakfast. (in 67 reviews)
  • Great inclusive full Irish breakfast. (in 53 reviews)
Cons -
  • The room was shocking bad. (in 41 reviews)
  • loud music til 1am. (in 4 reviews)
  • Poor water pressure in shower. (in 4 reviews)

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Rafter's Gastropub room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:30 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • Rafter's Gastropub is typically below the average price of 3 star hotels in Kilkenny. On average, you can expect to pay $140 per night in Kilkenny. Rafter's Gastropub typically costs $112 per night, which is $28 cheaper than the Kilkenny average.

  • There are 67.8 mi between Dublin and Rafter's Gastropub. The drive to and from the airport should be about 3h 23min, depending on traffic. Take into account high traffic times, especially near more metropolitan areas.

  • Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Rafter's Gastropub. The nearest airport to the hotel is Dublin.

  • Rafter's Gastropub does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call Rafter's Gastropub at +353 567 722 970. If you are staying at Rafter's Gastropub, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • At this time, our data shows that there is no on-site pool at Rafter's Gastropub. However, hotels can make changes that can significantly change the venue. For the most accurate answer, it would be best to call the hotel directly at +353 567 722 970.

  • 0.2 mi separate the front steps of Rafter's Gastropub and the city center of Kilkenny where you can keep busy with restaurants, shopping and of course Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, a very popular landmark in Kilkenny.

  • For questions regarding the hotel or your stay at Rafter's Gastropub, call +353 567 722 970.

  • Yes, Rafter's Gastropub has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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