Kilkenny River Court Hotel

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Hotel Information

Date of Inspection: 27th July 2015

On the River Nore overlooking the Kilkenny Castle and across the street from a lively pub with live folk music, this upscale hotel in a classic mansion is a 4-minute walk from the Kilkenny Tourist Office and an 8-minute walk from the Rothe House & Gardens.

Traditional rooms featuring stylish country decor include tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms have balconies and castle views. Suites have living areas and there is 1 with castle views and a balcony.

Breakfast is included. A refined restaurant has riverside dining. The Hotel is available for weddings and their ballroom holds 220. There are Double doors into ballroom and I was able to get in without opening second door. Doors are approx. 30 inches wide each.
There are various sized Meeting Rooms available and all are wheelchair Friendly.

Facilities
9/10
Car Park
8/10
Hotel Entrance
9.5/10
Bedrooms
8.5/10
Dining Room and Lounge
9/10
Staff Training
7.5/10
Evacuation Procedures
9/10
There Are
0
Bedrooms

Price per Room
0
Minimum

There Are
0+
Car Park Spaces

with wheelchair
0
access

Price Per Room
0
Maximum

Of which
0
Are Disabled Spaces

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The Hotel is available for weddings and their ballroom holds 220. There is Double doors into ballroom and I was able to get in without opening second door. Doors are approx. 30 inches wide each.

There are various sized Meeting Rooms available and all are wheelchair Friendly

Has the Hotel its own car park:
Yes

If yes, total number of parking bays:
100+

Total number of disabled parking bays:
5

It the car park supervised 24/7:
Security for Hotel at night

The entrance is through two sets of Standard Double Doors both of which needed to be open. The first set were open wide and the second set open both ways and were not latched so it was easy to get in and out of Hotel.

From the entrance to the reception desk is on the level. The reception desk was at a fairly good height but the receptionist had to stand up to talk to me

Do you employ a Porter on a full time basis?
Yes

What is the width of Bedroom and Bathroom Doors?
Bedroom Door: 29″
Bathroom Door: 30″

Is there sufficient space within the Bedroom for a person in a manual or motorised wheelchair to move around with ease?
Yes

Are there socket points within easy reach?
Yes

Is it possible for a wheelchair user to open and close windows and window curtains?
Yes if sitting on bed (Staff will be glad to help if needed)

Are the tea/coffee facilities at a suitable height?
Yes

Is the shower head at a fixed level or can it be adjusted?
Can be adjusted

Is there a shower chair in the shower? If so, is it (a) fixed or (b) portable?
Shower seat not fixed to floor

Is the shower seat at an angle or level?
Level and is portable

Are there grab rails at both sides of the shower seat?
Yes

It there an alarm cord fitted in the bathroom. If so, is it checked on a regular basis?
No

Is the Bathroom mirror at a suitable height?
Could be about an inch lower but not bad

Are their grab rails at both sides of the toilet?
Yes

At what level is the toilet from the floor?
Standard

Is there easy and suitable access to the wash hand basin?
Yes. There also a Bath in a separate area of the room which has grab rails around it

What is the door width for the Dining Room and also the Lounge/Bar area?
27″ X 2 Doors swing both ways and are easy to open and close. The Dining room was easy to get around. It is not too crowded and getting a wheelchair through is no problem. Staff are on hand to help in any way that is needed

Buffet breakfast counters are easy to reach

Is assistance provided to people with mobility impairments?
As a matter of course

In the Lounge/Bar what is the height of the counter?
Standard

Is floor service provided?
Yes

Is disability awareness incorporated in all staff training programmes?
Yes
What are your procedures to evacuate disabled people from the hotel in the event of an emergency?
These are posted in all bedrooms

Do you make guests aware of these procedures on their arrival at the hotel?
It is displayed in all rooms

  • Address:
    The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny

  • Phone Number:
    056 77 23388

  • Email:
    Reservations @rivercourthotel.com

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