With a stay at The Rafter Dempsey's in Kilkenny (Kilkenny City Centre), you'll be a 4-minute walk from Kilkenny Castle and within a 5-minute drive of Nowlan Park. This guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Tholsel and 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Shee Alms House.
Why Stay Here
Take in the views from a rooftop terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a television in a common area.
- Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).
Stay in one of 16 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include blackout drapes/curtains, housekeeping is provided daily, and irons/ironing boards can be requested.
Restaurants, Lounges & Bars
At The Rafter Dempsey's, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Meetings & Conventions
Featured amenities include a safe deposit box at the front desk and coffee/tea in a common area.
Pools & Spas
An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include ski-in/ski-out access and a fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
The onsite spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, sports massages, facials, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.
Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
Tholsel - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Shee Alms House - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
National Craft Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Kilkenny Castle - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Rothe House - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
St. Francis Abbey Brewery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Grace's Courthouse - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Butler House - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St Mary's Cathedral - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Talbots Tower - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Black Freren Arch - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Black Abbey - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
St John's Church - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
St. Canice's Cathedral - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Nowlan Park - 1.5 km / 1 mi
The preferred airport for The Rafter Dempsey's is Dublin (DUB) - 135.2 km / 84 mi
The property is closed during September and October.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Pet fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per day (maximum USD 50 per stay)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
- Cash deposit: USD 100 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
- Barbecue Grills
- Complimentary Coffee
- Free Breakfast
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply