Luxury spa hotels in Kilkenny for a weekend break

We all deserve a spa break now and again, so grab those cucumber slices and get ready to sit back, relax and enjoy...

Whether you’re in Kilkenny for its vibrant nightlife or to simply take in the sights, why not enjoy some well-deserved TLC in one of the gorgeous luxury spa hotels.

Top off a girls’ weekend away with some pre-dinner facials and afternoon tea, or if it’s a couples break you’re after, enjoy a romantic spell in the Jacuzzi after a day wandering hand-in-hand through the quaint city centre.

A spa hotel in Kilkenny perfect for equestrians: Mount Juliet


If you head just 20 minutes outside the city centre into County Kilkenny, you’ll stumble across this gorgeous country mansion. Set on a hill overlooking the River Nore and surrounded by 1500 acres of manicured parkland, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend of pampering.

For your spa break, check into one of the 32 Georgian-style Manor House rooms, the peaceful Hunter’s Yard just off the golf course, or the Rose Garden and Chauffeur’s Lodge for a home-from-home experience… plus a little extra luxury!

Elegant afternoon tea served is served daily from 1pm – 5pm, with a choice of classic Irish Breakfast or organic Darjeeling. Feeling a bit bold? Then go all out with a liquor coffee, or add a glass of Pimms or a Hendrick’s G&T.

Fancy getting some wind in your hair? With two-all weather arenas, show jumps and a 30-acre cross country course, the spa hotel in Kilkenny is perfectly equipped for horse-riders of all levels.


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Mount Juliet Estate

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8.9 Excellent (425 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.1 / 10
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A spa hotel in Kilkenny set in a 170-acre estate: Lyrath Estate


This elegant Kilkenny spa hotel is nestled in 170 acres of mature parkland, dotted with picturesque lakes and historic gardens just on the outskirts of the city centre.

The bedrooms in the 17th-century manor house are furnished with four-poster beds, walk-in wardrobes and roll-top baths, while luxury suites have dressing rooms, wet room showers and gas fireplaces. The opulent Penthouse at Lyrath Estate includes special touches like fresh flowers, red wine and handmade chocolates.

Celebrate with afternoon tea in the brightly lit Atrium, as the large window runs the length of the restaurant and looks out over the courtyard and garden. At the weekends, it’s served in the Yew Restaurant with views of Lady Charlotte’s Gardens.

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Hotel Lyrath Estate

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Kilkenny, 2.8 km to Kilkenny Castle
9.2 Excellent (4496 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.4 / 10
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A stylish spa hotel in Kilkenny with a cosy coffee dock: Springhill Court


This stylish spa hotel in Kilkenny is located just five minutes from the city centre, and has been recently renovated so you can be sure you’ll have all the necessary mod cons during your stay.

Romantic weekend for two? Then why not go all out and stay in the Exclusive Suite, featuring a pretty four poster bed, separate seating area and period-style furniture.

The newly-refurbished Paddock Bar at Springhill Court offers everything from light bites to a traditional carvery lunch, while the coffee dock is the best place for a catch-up over a cuppa. For something a bit more refined, try Oscar’s Bistro.

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Springhill Court

Kilkenny, 2 km to Kilkenny Castle
7.6 Good (520 reviews)
Very good Facilities 8.2 / 10
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A modern spa hotel in Kilkenny close to the city-centre: Hotel Kilkenny


This modern spa hotel in Kilkenny is located just a short stroll from the busy city centre, Kilkenny Castle and Gardens and Kilkenny MacDonagh Station, so if you’re looking to combine a city break with some TLC then you’re in luck.

Deluxe rooms at the Hotel Kilkenny are adults-only, so you can be guaranteed a stylish stay that’s free from distractions. Situated in the new wing, the luxury rooms come with Italian marble bathrooms and generous king-size beds.

When it comes to dinner and drinks during your spa break, try an expertly-made cocktail in the stylish Pure bar before a relaxed bistro-style experience in the hotel’s Taste restaurant.

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Hotel Kilkenny

Kilkenny, 1.1 km to Kilkenny Castle
8.2 Very good (1696 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.7 / 10
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A spa hotel in Kilkenny with a chic Art-deco bar: Kilkenny Ormonde


Located right in the heart of the medieval city centre, just two minutes off the lively high street, this contemporary spa hotel in Kilkenny is a great base for a weekend break in the city.

Special occasion, or just looking to splash out? Located on the exclusive fourth floor, the signature Ormonde Suite offers you a private entrance hallway, separate living area, deluxe bathroom and a balcony with views of the famous Kilkenny Castle.

Make sure to treat yourself to a pre-dinner cocktail in the Kilkenny Ormonde’s glamorous bar, complete with a chic Art-Deco vibe, cosy snug and warm fire. There’s even live entertainment every Saturday night for after your meal.

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Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

Kilkenny, 0.3 km to Kilkenny Castle
8.4 Very good (2548 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
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A gorgeous spa hotel with an outdoor infinity pool: Newpark Hotel


Set in a luscious 40-acre estate just 10 minutes from the centre, this beautiful spa hotel in Kilkenny is ideal for enjoying a weekend away with the girls or celebrating a birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion.

The Ballinamore Penthouse at Newpark Hotel is a truly sumptuous place, and includes its own private balcony boasting the best views of the grounds. Our personal favourite, however, is the luxurious executive room that comes with an outdoor hot tub on the terrace.

When you’re finished your massage, tuck into delicate sandwiches and dainty pastries served on classic silverware. While the chandeliers sparkle from the ceiling all year-round, in the winter months a crackling fire warms the lobby, and the summertime sees grand flower arrangements.

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Newpark Hotel

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Kilkenny, 1.6 km to Kilkenny Castle
8.6 Excellent (2265 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
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