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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it is rated as 5 Star it definitely doesn't come near the standards set by Aghadoe Heights or Hayfield Manor hotels. The bedroom was cold, and the corridors more so. No room at the bar after dinner as the tables had been reserved. The staff were very obliging but the hotel lacked ambiance, character and warmth.

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Peter W, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear branmac Thank you for taking the time to complete a review and share your thoughts with us. We value all feedback here at Lyrath as it allows us to maintain our high standards and continue to improve in the future. I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy some aspects of your stay and I will certainly...

Castlebar, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice break for two last week. Went for the special offer of bed, breakfast, afternoon tea and scones, evening meal and complimentary pass to the thermal suite for €97 each. Well worth every penny and great value. Food was fresh and delicious. The staff were very courteous and professional. Thai food was great and the restaurant staff could nt...

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Peter W, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mairead, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience during your stay with us here at Lyrath Estate and that you found the staff and facilities to be of an excellent standard, particularly our food. I will...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Lyrath is impressive from the minute you drive through it's lovely entrance and up along the avenue to be greeted by the old estate house. The staff at reception are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We were offered an upgrade to an executive room and it was fabulous; comfortable and spacious. We kicked off our stay with afternoon tea...

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Peter W, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear paidi Thank you sincerely for this lovely review of Lyrath Estate and for taking the time to share your experiences with us from your recent visit. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and will have great pleasure in passing on your kind comments to all my colleagues. Thank you for your feedback and I do...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing , not a 5 star hotel in my opinion . Our room was more like a 2 star room - very basic and old brown furniture just not a nice room at all . Couldn't use the pool or gym as they were closed from 12-4 which we found out after changing into our bathrobes and swimwear and...

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Peter W, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear bex1xx, I would like thank you for having taken the time to complete your Trip advisor review regarding your recent visit to Lyrath Estate. We most certainly appreciate all feedback which assists with reviewing and improving the hotel’s services and can assure you that where improvements are needed these will be implemented immediately. Please accept my sincere apologies for...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here last week for my birthday, it's our second time at this hotel. Last time we stayed was when renovations were being carried out in the rooms. We had a major problem which got resolved fairly quickly. This visit there was a vast improvement, the new decor and rooms were lovely. Last time we tried the hydrotherapy pool, sauna...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband an I stayed here to celebrate my 30th birthday and I have to say from start to finish everything was absolutely amazing , receptionist on arrival was a pleasure to deal with was aware we had stayed before and welcomed us back, our executive room was perfect, newly decorated couldn't fault one single thing, this staff in the...

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Peter W, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lisa I would sincerely like to thank you for having taken the time to review your recent stay with us here at Lyrath Estate. I am delighted you found our staff to be helpful, we take great pride in offering our customers the highest levels of customer service and i will ensure that all those mentioned by name are...

Gorey, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a gift for my husband and it was a great break. Lydia on reception made us very welcome. Although we stayed during the school mid-term break, we hardly noticed the children! Our Executive Room was lovely-good view. No problem with Wi-Fi. Plenty of choice for breakfast. La Perla food lovely. My duck was perfect. Pate lovely. Crème brulee...

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Peter W, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dear Christy Just a brief note of thanks on behalf of all the team here at Lyrath Estate for your review and for sharing your experience with others, I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable stay and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Kilkenny in the near future, if I can...

County Kerry, Ireland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend have recently returned from a mid week break from the Lyrath hotel. As the title suggests we were a little underwhelmed by what the hotel offers. I normally take to Trip Advisor to write positive reviews but I was really disappointed by the Lyrath as I had heard great things about the place. I find it...

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Peter W, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear pakimi257, I would like thank you for having taken the time to complete your Trip advisor review regarding your recent visit to Lyrath Estate. We most certainly appreciate all feedback which assists with reviewing and improving the hotel’s services and can assure you that where improvements are needed these will be implemented immediately. Please accept my sincere apologies for...

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Two of my friends and I have just come back from two night trip to Lyrath Estate and to say I was disappointed would be an understatement. Having booked and talked to various people, anyone I talked to said it was wonderful and it would be a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We however, sadly had far from that. I would like...

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Peter W, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us. Naturally we are disappointed that your stay was not as you expected it to be. I hope that we will have an opportunity of welcoming you back again and that your experience on that occasion will be a more memorable one. Your sincerely, Peter Wilson FIHI General...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Returned here after 10 years absence - was informed by Tom the concierge that it is now back in the hands of the previous owner Mr McAuliffe which everyone is delighted about. Great hotel and great rooms - enjoyed every minute of our stay

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Peter W, General Manager at Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Joyce, Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience here at Lyrath Estate; we are all delighted so see Lyrath back in the hands of Mr McAuliffe, he has many exciting plans for the developmernt of the hotel over the coming months. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate Hotel is only 5 minutes from Kilkenny City. It offers luxurious air-conditioned rooms, an award winning spa, an outdoor infinity pool, and a selection of bars and restaurants. Guests can enjoy a peaceful night's sleep at Lyrath Estate Hotel as rooms are soundproofed with each having beautiful views overlooking the estate with not a car in sight. Each guest bedroom includes complimentary Wi-Fi and a 43 inch flat screen television. The Oasis Health Club boasts a gym, steam room, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The Oasis Spa offers a thermal suite, sauna and steam room with a range of indulgent treatments, with advance booking recommended. Contemporary Irish cuisine is on the menu at La Perla restaurant using the finest local ingredients. Tupper's is a traditional Irish bar located at the heart of the hotel where you can enjoy a quiet drink & delicious bar food. Yindee's serves authentic oriental food whilst there is a range of beverages available at the sophisticated X Bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa

Address: Paulstown Road | Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range: RM627 - RM1,373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lyrath Estate Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 139
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Also Known As:
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa And Convention Centre
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa & Convention Centre Hotel Kilkenny
Lyrath Hotel Kilkenny
Lyrath Estate Kilkenny
Lyrath Estate Hotel Convention Centre
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#1 Family Hotel in Kilkenny
#3 Spa Hotel in Kilkenny
#3 Business Hotel in Kilkenny
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kilkenny
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kilkenny
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“Ask for a quiet room - bring ear-plugs, tho' we didn't need them at all!”
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