Introducing The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny

Introducing The Hoban Hotel Kilkenny

Aspect Hotel rebrands to The Hoban Hotel

After months of refurbishments and an investment of €1 million, we are delighted to announce and unveil our new-look Kilkenny Hotel. PREM Group purchased the 80-bedroom hotel last year and set to work to completely overhaul the public spaces at the ground floor level. Formerly Aspect Hotel Kilkenny, our renamed and refurbished hotel will now be known as The Hoban Hotel. 

Jim Murphy, CEO of PREM Group said, “The Aspect Hotel, now The Hoban Hotel has always been a popular meeting place, it is easily accessible, there is ample parking and offers quality food and service. We recognised that business people in particular want to meet and eat on the go so we engaged Douglas Wallace Architects to design a space that would meet the needs of both a corporate and leisure market.  High tables with access points for laptops, barista style coffee and stylish interiors are what our customers want.  The new look Hoban Hotel has all of these elements and more and we are delighted with the outcome.”

Why The Hoban?

The hotel is named for James Hoban, a Kilkenny native born in 1755 near Callan Co. Kilkenny who was responsible for not only the design but the building of the White House in Washingon DC. Interestingly, his design took influence from the Dublin’s Leinster House, home to the Parliament of Ireland.

New Menus

We have refreshed our old dinner menu, but you can still expect the same level of excellent service and high standard of food as before. Our new menu has a lot more variety and incorporates some more modern food offerings in keeping with our modern look.

For dinner, you can still enjoy some timeless favourites like 8oz Sirloin steak, our juicy 8oz beef burger and the always-popular option, Cod & Chips in our signature Smithwick’s Beer Batter. We have added some more complex dishes for a more refined palate, such as our Confit Duck Leg with lentils & smoked bacon, or seared fillet of salmon with ratatouille & flat parsley pesto. There really is something for everyone.

 If you’re here for lunch, you can choose from our brand new lunch menu. We can offer a quick and delicious bowl of house-made soup, accompanied by your choice of bread from our selection or a made to order sandwich. If you’d prefer to stay a while and enjoy your surroundings, try the 1801 signature club sandwich or for a real treat – our crab mix, served in a Kilner Jar and served with toasted ciabatta and mixed leaves.

Homemade Pizza 

We also have a brand new, state of the art pizza oven, in case you fancy something quick and tasty. We have perfected a signature 1801 pizza sauce which enhances and complements the deliciously fresh ingredients we use.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new-look hotel and impressing you with our refreshed restaurant menu. If you would like to make reservations, contact our friendly reservations team directly to ensure you get our best available rates.

In the mean time why not check out our new photo gallery to see some of the changes we’ve made?!

lowest Rate GuaranteeD
always €5 cheaper per night

You won’t get a better deal on any other website, GUARANTEED.
When you book on this website, you will always get the lowest rate and we’ll treat you to a free drink. 

Table of Contents

Sarah Corcoran

Sarah Corcoran

Our travel writer, Sarah, has a keen interest in travelling & writing and loves to explore the beautiful places in Ireland at every opportunity. From the most popular tourist spots to hidden gems, Sarah aims to find the best of our beautiful country so you can get the best out of your visit. Kilkenny is a second home to her and after spending many days and nights exploring the home of the Cats, she is full of recommendations from family holidays to city breaks.

keep Discovering

Our city, our local area and our hotel

Mother and son buying food at an outdoor farmer's market

Summer in Kilkenny

Warm bright days, park picnics and long stretches in the evening, we’re excited to welcome back Summer in Kilkenny. Kilkenny has everything you could wish

Read More
Easter eggs on bed in double bedroom in the Hoban Hotel

Easter in Kilkenny

Easter Holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to start planning a fun break for your family. Kilkenny is a great choice for

Read More
Kilkenny city by the river

Spring in Kilkenny

Kilkenny may be one of the smaller cities in Ireland, but it punches well above its weight. Aside from its thousands of years of history,

Read More
Book Your Stay
Check In
Sep 2019
Check Out
Sep 2019
Why book anywhere else?
  • We're always at least €10 cheaper
  • You'll get a free drink with a meal
  • No need to place a booking deposit
  • You won't find a better cancellation policy