It’s time to start planning for the most romantic day of the year! Sometimes supermarket flowers just won’t cut it and they deserve a Valentine’s getaway they’ll never forget. Plan a trip to Kilkenny and explore Ireland’s Ancient East hand in hand, enjoying excellent dining, beautiful walks and 5-star hospitality in Hoban Hotel. Hoban Hotel Kilkenny is an excellent option for your Kilkenny trip, located on the edge of the city to guarantee a great sleep while being close enough to explore the city without a car. Contact us or browse our website to book our best available rates, guaranteed.
Table for Two
It wouldn’t be a romantic escape without some delicious dining to highlight your trip. Kilkenny’s dining scene is a paradise for lovers of fine dining, local flavours or just some high-quality street food. Kilkenny boasts some of the finest restaurants in Ireland, whether it’s the Michelin-starred Campagne or the Italian-inspired Rinuccini, From traditional Irish fare at Kyteler’s Inn to modern fusion dishes at Anocht, there is something here to suit all tastes and budgets. Enjoy a romantic dinner savouring local tastes and produce while enjoying a bottle of wine for two. A romantic dinner in Kilkenny is the perfect way to end your day.
Cosy Night In
Sometimes a romantic getaway doesn’t involve a night on the tiles or wining and dining. Often, parents and busy professionals just want a quiet night in together without the hassle of everyday life. A Valentine’s getaway for two in Hoban Hotel Kilkenny is ideal. Our spacious guest rooms make for the perfect cosy night in for two enjoying some TV from the comfort of our comfortable beds. Our in-house restaurant is ideal for a meal for two if you don’t want to venture too far or if you’d prefer to stay in your pyjamas, we can also arrange room service. Finish your night off with a drink in our stylish bar or enjoy a nightcap from the comfort of your room.
Romance looks different for every couple. If your idea of a romantic break includes dancing the night away in the arms of the one you love, Kilkenny is ideal. As dusk sets in, the city’s vibrant nightlife comes alive. The nightlife here is buzzing, with everything from traditional pubs with live music to the best DJs in trendy nightclubs. Popular spots for dancing include Left Bank, Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant, Brogan’s Yard, Langton’s Hotel Kilkenny and plenty more! You’re sure to meet other couples, locals and visitors enjoying the music and atmosphere of a great night out in Kilkenny.
For more adventurous couples, hand-in-hand hikes are a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Kilkenny has some beautiful spaces for an outdoor walk from the historic Kilkenny Castle to the serene Woodstock Gardens. A romantic walk-through of Woodstock Gardens is a must for lovers of serenity and beauty. This beautifully restored garden is a perfect spot to spend some quality time together and create memories together. Woodstock Loop is a little more challenging but the 4.5km loop should only take fit walkers around 90 minutes. For something a little more activity-focused, head out the road to Castlecomer Adventure Park where apart from a walk you can also enjoy adventure sports like ziplining.
Shopping in Kilkenny
While for many, a day of being dragged around the shops is not romantic, Kilkenny is a very special city for shopping. Of course, you’ll find many household and high street names like Penneys, River Island and Tommy Hilfiger, there are many more unique independent shops to pick up something special to remember a great trip. If you want to surprise your other half this Valentine’s Day, we have some excellent jewellers to pick up a very special ring. G.L. Ryan’s has a great selection of modern and traditional jewellery while Rudolf Heltzel is a Irish luxury house best known for its stunning high-end pendants and unique engagement rings.
Plan a romantic escape to Kilkenny with the help of Hoban Hotel. As always, were expecting a busy Valentine’s Day with couples coming from all over Ireland to explore our special city. If you’re planning a trip, book on our website soon to secure our best available rates.