The Pembroke Hotel in Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny Accommodation // The Pembroke Hotel

Kilkenny was the last stop of my almost three week Northern Ireland and Ireland road trip before heading back to Dublin for one night. I honestly didn’t know much about Kilkenny but was instantly charmed by its medieval heritage and completely walkable city. If you’re looking for Kilkenny accommodation, Pembroke Hotel is perfect! The four-star boutique hotel is located in the centre of the city and overlooks the medieval city and Kilkenny castle.

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The modern and sleek look of the hotel was beautiful. I especially loved the green tones – it felt very calming and relaxing – just what I needed! They even have ice-cold lemonade in the lobby to enjoy!


The Pembroke Hotel is located in the heart of Kilkenny and you’re able to walk almost everywhere you desire. Kilkenny is located in the southeastern part of Ireland is directly in between Cork and Dublin. Some nearby attractions include:

  • Rock of Cashel
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Greystones

Rooftop Tour

Upon arrival, we were invited to take part in a rooftop tour! It was a great little intro to Kilkenny full of information we surely wouldn’t have gained on our quick stay. This was such a wonderful welcome to Kilkenny and Pembroke Hotel. While the rooftop isn’t accessible on your own, you’re able to ask for your own rooftop tour should you be staying at The Pembroke.

kilkenny accommodation

kilkenny accommodation

The Room

We were able to stay in a Castle View Room at the Pembroke Hotel which overlooks the Kilkenny Castle and I couldn’t have imagined a better way to start winding down an Irish road trip.

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The hotel was perfect for our short stay but would have been more than suitable for a longer stay as well. The room was equipped with fast wi-fi, a flatscreen TV, water, and coffee.

kilkenny accommodation

kilkenny accommodation

The bathroom was sleek, modern, spacious, and stocked full of plenty of supplies!

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There is parking available on-site. When you find the hotel, there is a motion-activated gate to the right of the front door – just pull through the gate and you’ll find parking spots. We had no problem finding a front row spot but should all the spots be full, there is a satellite parking lot about a block away!


The Pembroke Hotel was a great choice for our stay in Kilkenny! The location was fantastic – being able to explore Kilkenny by foot only is always a plus! The rooms are beautiful and spacious with lovely views, the staff is beyond friendly and I would definitely stay here again!

Interested in Kilkenny accommodation? Check out reviews or book your stay now!

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What to Pack for Kilkenny

Raincoat (yep, it’s not just something people say – it can rain at any moment!)
Travel Umbrella (while I didn’t bring an umbrella and was too stubborn to buy one, I’d recommend it)
Pacsafe Cross Body Purse (I love my Pacsafe products and would highly recommend using them when traveling)
Comfortable Shoes (my feet tend to hurt pretty easily and these are the best shoes I’ve had in a while for walking a lot)

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Thank you to The Pembroke Hotel for hosting me on my stay. As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally use and believe in, regardless of who foots the bill.

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Ashley Hubbard

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Juliann

    What a regal-looking hotel! I felt that way in Ireland at a hotel that was elegant like the Pembroke. It adds such an air of indulgence on top of the beauty in Ireland.

  2. Susan Ripley

    What a pretty hotel! Love the idea of a rooftop tour. It’s such a clever idea, I’ve never heard of that before. And that castle view is amazing!

  3. Jenn and Ed Coleman

    I love the rooftop tour. We took a little tour with our hotel in Bangkok and it made all the difference. The hotel was cool on its own but the tour made it memorable.

  4. Kyla Jocson

    What an amazing rooftop view it is! It has this classic/history vibe and I love it! Must put this in my bucket list 🙂

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