We’ll be sad to see the end of this bright summer and welcome the darker cosier months back. Before the sun sets on the Irish summer, treat yourself to one last staycation to the heritage city of Kilkenny. For comfortable accommodation, excellent dining, and a fantastic new outdoor terrace, book your stay in Hoban Hotel. We have everything you need for indoor & outdoor dining and are a stones throw from the centre of the city where you’ll find shops, bars, heritage sites and much more.
Following a recent investment and upgrade worth just under €1 million, 1891 Restaurant is now a bright, contemporary open plan space. The space is ideal for all types of diners, from groups and family gatherings to solo travellers and business meetings. The colour palette is a mixture of warm greys and muted mustard tones accented by gold and bronze and modern, contemporary furniture.
Enjoy all day dining with a great lunch menu and snacks right up until 6.30pm, when our dinner menu begins. Mornings are bright and airy; a bustling breakfast space with people chatting over coffee and pastries. In the evening, the mood changes as guests and locals arrive for pre-dinner drinks and settle in to peruse our extensive menus.
Outdoor dining has become a buzz word this year and a concept that is here to stay. We have recently refurbished our outdoor space creating a beautiful terrace ideal for outdoor dining, parties, and group dinners and of course a summer favourite, BBQs. Our fantastic value BBQ menu is ideal for groups, offering you a variety of great value BBQ favourites like beef and chicken burgers, sausages, and veggie & vegan options to suit all tastes. Paired with a selection of freshly prepared salads and our friendly welcome and service, this will be a dinner you won’t forget. We are looking forward to welcoming you for many delicious summer evening meals.
End of Summer Staycation
Unfortunately, we don’t usually have the Mediterranean summers of our Spanish, Portuguese, and Greek neighbours but Ireland makes up for it in many other ways. Rain hail or shine, Kilkenny is a city worth visiting. Steeped in history, culture and heritage, the end of the summer months are an ideal time for your staycation and we still have some excellent summer packages available exclusively on our website. We have two- and three-night summer getaway packages available.
Our Summer Getaway packages include:
- A two or three night overnight stay in a quiet and comfortable bedroom
- Full Irish Breakfast each morning to set you up for a day of exploring the heritage capital of Ireland
- A delicious 3-course evening meal with tea/coffee on a night of your choice in our 1801 Restaurant
- Complimentary Wi-Fi and on-site car parking
- Free cancellation up to 4pm on the day prior to arrival
This excellent offer is only available when you book directly on our website. We offer you a best rate guarantee, promising that booking direct will save you €10 per night. We also offer loyal guests a complimentary drink upon arrival – what a great way to start your holiday!
What to do in Kilkenny
You’ll need more than three nights to fully explore and appreciate our gorgeous city fully but it’s a good place to start. Find the highlights and the parts you really shouldn’t miss when you read our Summer Staycation Blog covering everything from family breaks to golfing trips. Learn about the history and heritage of the city by visiting our many museums and galleries. If you’d like some inspiration from locals, ask our friendly team or follow our suggested itineraries. It’s worth noting that all OPW sites in Kilkenny City and across the country are free to visit for the remainder of 2021.
If you’d like to book a stay in Hoban Hotel, a meal in 1891 Restaurant or on our gorgeous new terrace, contact our friendly reservations team today. We can accommodate solos, couples, families, and groups of all sizes comfortably. We are looking forward to sharing many meals and celebrations with you this year and for many years to come.