Style Hotel: The Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny

August 4, 2013

Daily Digest, Lifestyle

Style Hotel: The Pembroke Hotel Kilkenny


Recently WhatSheWears spent a weekend in Kilkenny city at The Pembroke Hotel, which is located slap bag in the heart of the city.

The hotel’s unbeatable location means that you’re within a stone’s throw of the medieval Kilkenny Castle and the many pubs and shops that make this a great spot for a girlie’ break or couple’s getaway, which is what we were after.

The weather the weekend we visited was really sunny and we enjoyed lingering over the papers and coffee in the hotel’s courtyard, a place where we also retired to for an aperitif before our evening meal at the hotel’s Statham’s Restaurant.

Hanging out in the courtyard at The Pembroke hotel & shopping in Shutterbug, Kilkenny

Boutique hotel in Kilkenny

The Pembroke is a boutique hotel with modern décor and complimentary parking (it’s really hard to get parking in Kilkenny so this is definitely a bonus). There’s free WiFi and a buffet breakfast  – we even came across a trad music session in the hotel’s bar on the Friday night we stayed.

Pembroke Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny. Tel: 056 778 3500

The hotel’s ‘Picnic in the Park’ offer is a great way to enjoy the city –for €119 per person for a 2 night stay enjoy a three course dinner in the hotel’s Stathams Restaurant, a tour of Kilkenny Castle with a picnic in the Castle grounds, delivered in nostalgic style by the ‘Pembroke Pedaller’. The ‘Pembroke Picnic’ basket includes fresh fruit, guest’s choice of sandwiches and terrines; mini desserts of the day; still/sparkling waters and juices and flasks of tea/coffee or herbal teas and, if needed for our temperamental weather – luxurious blankets to keep warm.

Eating out in Kilkenny

For a top-notch evening meal in Kilkenny, we recommend Zuni’s on Patrick Street but if it’s casual dining you’re after, we discovered Café Mocha tucked away upstairs on 84 High Street – this really is a gem of a place offering soups, salads, cakes and homemade chocolates.

Shopping in Kilkenny

For shopping in Kilkenny Shutterbug vintage is a must (we bought a rope necklace and vintage leather skirt there) or Carraig Donn for knitwear, Aran sweaters, dresses, coats and occasion wear. For more shopping options see

WhatSheWears was a guest of the Pembroke Hotel.

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