Butler House

16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
Tel: +353-56-7765707 Email: res@butler.ie Website: www.butler.ie

Butler House is the charming Dower House of Kilkenny Castle, since 1786. Nestled in the heart of vibrant medieval Kilkenny, Butler House brings history, charm, romance and a warm welcome to all who visit. Sleep, dine or celebrate those milestones in life in timeless and unique surroundings.

Butler House boasts seventeen unique bedrooms and suites, each with its own individual character. Designed to provide maximum comfort, each room has a modern bathroom and is decorated with soft coordinated fabrics and furnishings.

Butler House offers a range of delightful dining options, serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner in the restaurant. Butler House Kitchen ensures  every dish is perfect and the ethos is that the best meals start with the best ingredients. Very few places provide a dining experience as elegant and impressive as Butler House.

Recent Awards:

Outdoor Dining Award - Georgina Campbell  Awards 2021

Excellence in Hospitality - Kilkenny Business Awards 2019

Highly commended - Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Award, 2018

Proprietors:

Kilkenny Civic Trust

Directions:

  • Kilkenny civic centre, approx 70 minutes from Dublin Airport on the M9, and 120 minutes from Cork

 

Special Offers

Bed & Breakfast


Enjoy a luxurious stay at Butler House & Garden – the charming Georgian dower house of Kilkenny Castle fabulously located – an elegant 18th Century gem in the heart of the City offering you exceptional access to the very best of Kilkenny’s landmark attractions…the Medieval Mile through our front door and through the garden door, you enter the magical walled Garden, boasting its own private entrance to the Castle Yard and the legendary Kilkenny Castle and parklands. 

  • Fully Served Irish Breakfast cooked to order and served to you at your table in the Lady Eleanor Restaurant overlooking the garden
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the house
  • 15% Discount for Medieval Mile Museum (Self Guided Tour)
  • Complimentary Welcome Tea/Coffee & Sweet Treat


Bedroom Amenities:

  • Multi channel flat screen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities include Nespresso machine with Coffee Perfection coffee and premium Ronnefeldt tea
  • Triple filtered still and sparkling bottled water
  • Handmade Irish Soap Company toiletries - handmade in Ireland using certified natural ingredients & the finest botanical essential oils 
  • Crisp cotton bedlinen
  • Hairdryer, iron & ironing board. Adaptors and transformers available on request
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • In room drinks service

 

  • Relax in our Garden View room, enjoy day dining or a drink from our full stocked bar
  • Complimentary on site car parking for one car per room

from €140
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Midweek 3 Night Spring City Stay - 10% Discount

The ultimate 3 night break away with an exclusive 10% saving giving you the luxury of time to spend in this magical medieval city that has so much to explore. You will be staying in the heart of it all with access via our garden gate to Kilkenny Castle Yard and the Castle Park beyond. Come away feeling restored by the charm of this lovely house and the warmth of the team that makes Butler House a special place to stay.
  • Fully served Irish breakfast cooked to order and served to you at your table in the Lady Eleanor Restaurant overlooking the garden
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the house
  • 15% Discount for Medieval Mile Museum (Self Guided Tour)
  • Complimentary Welcome Tea/Coffee & Sweet Treat

Bedroom Amenities:

  • Multi channel flat screen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities include Nespresso machine with Coffee Perfection coffee and premium Ronnefeldt tea
  • Triple filtered still and sparkling bottled water
  • Handmade Irish Soap Company toiletries - handmade in Ireland using certified natural ingredients & the finest botanical essential oils 
  • Crisp cotton bedlinen
  • Hairdryer, iron & ironing board. Adaptors and transformers available on request
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • In room drinks service

  • Relax in our Garden View room, enjoy day dining or a drink from our full stocked bar
  • Complimentary on site car parking for one car per room

from €378
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Bed, Breakfast & Bubbles

Enjoy a sparkling stay in this wonderfully elegant townhouse and walled garden at the very heart of Kilkenny City - the Georgian Dower House of the Kilkenny Castle demesne. Stay in one of our individually decorated rooms, each uniqually named, with a bottle of bubbly to welcome you on arrival. Just let us know whether you would like it served in the splendour of The Garden view Room overlooking our walled Georgian gardens or if you would prefer that is was in your room awaiting your arrival.


  • Fully Served Irish Breakfast Cooked to order and served to you at your table in the Lady Eleanor Restaurant overlooking the garden
  • Bottle of Prosecco
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the house
  • 15% Discount for Medieval Mile Museum (Self Guided Tour)
  • Complimentary Welcome Tea/Coffee & Sweet Treat



Bedroom Amenities:

  • Multi channel flat screen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities include Nespresso machine with Coffee Perfection coffee and premium Ronnefeldt tea
  • Triple filtered still and sparkling bottled water
  • Handmade Irish Soap Company toiletries - handmade in Ireland using certified natural ingredients & the finest botanical essential oils 
  • Crisp cotton bedlinen
  • Hairdryer, iron & ironing board. Adaptors and transformers available on request
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • In room drinks service

 

  • Relax in our Garden View room, enjoy day dining or a drink from our full stocked bar
  • Complimentary on site car parking for one car per room

from €175
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Historic Kilkenny

Stay in this charming 18th century house, enjoy bed & breakfast and explore the magical, medieval heritage of Kilkenny with a visit to the Medieval Mile Museum where you will uncover stories of Kilkenny’s 800 years of history. With Butler House as your base, stroll through the gardens to the Castle Yard and on to visit the iconic Kilkenny Castle and its glorious 50 acres of parkland. Your stay includes 2 tickets for a guided tour of the museum. 


  • Fully served Irish breakfast cooked to order and served to you at your table in the Lady Eleanor Restaurant overlooking the garden
  • Medieval Mile Museum Passes (Guided Tour - 10am, 2pm & 3pm daily)
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the house
  • Complimentary Welcome Tea/Coffee & Sweet Treat

 

Bedroom Amenities:

  • Multi channel flat screen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities include Nespresso machine with Coffee Perfection coffee and premium Ronnefeldt tea
  • Triple filtered still and sparkling bottled water
  • Handmade Irish Soap Company toiletries - handmade in Ireland using certified natural ingredients & the finest botanical essential oils 
  • Crisp cotton bedlinen
  • Hairdryer, iron & ironing board. Adaptors and transformers available on request
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • In room drinks service

  

  • Relax in our Garden View room, enjoy day dining or a drink from our full stocked bar
  • Complimentary on site car parking for one car per room 

from €164
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Stay Sunday Spa Monday

Relax and unwind at Butler House and Garden with our 'Sunday Escape Package' - Stay Sunday, Spa Monday! Enjoy one nights B&B with  breakfast and relax with a 60 minute Swedish Massage from Mint Medispa, just one minutes walk away on Patrick Street, for you and your partner on Monday.

Gaia Bespoke Massage:

A completely bespoke treatment catered to your needs and concerns. This treatment uses effective and natural ingredients combined with highly therapeutic techniques such as Swedish, Deep tissue and Aromatherapy to relax the body and mind bringing you into the present moment.


  • Fully served Irish breakfast cooked to order and served to you at your table in the Lady Eleanor Restaurant overlooking the garden
  • 60 minute Gaia Bespoke massage per person from Mint Medispa
  • Complimentary WIFI throughout the house
  • 15% Discount for Medieval Mile Museum (Self Guided Tour)
  • Complimentary Welcome Tea/Coffee & Sweet Treat

 

Bedroom Amenities:

  • Multi channel flat screen TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities include Nespresso machine with Coffee Perfection coffee and premium Ronnefeldt Tea
  • Triple filtered still and sparkling bottled water
  • Handmade Irish Soap Company toiletries - handmade in Ireland using certified natural ingredients & the finest botanical essential oils 
  • Crisp cotton bedlinen
  • Hairdryer, iron & ironing board. Adaptors and transformers available on request
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • In room drinks service

 

  • Relax in our Garden View room, enjoy day dining or a drink from our full stocked bar
  • Complimentary on site car parking for one car per room

from €320
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