Langton Hotel, Kilkenny
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Langton Hotel, Kilkenny

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Established in 1938 by Ned & Bridget Langton as a bar offering food, beverages and bedrooms for weary commercial travellers. Building and expanding Langton House hotel continued over the next 70 Years and we are delighted to be still trading on the original service, character & charm, whilst the latest 21st century technology, service and values has been set into its very fabric.

The hotel has undergone radical programs of renovation and refurbishment over the years with the investment of a collection of lavish suites bringing our total bedrooms to 34.

http://www.langtons.ie/

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