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Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
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“Only reason to stay here is that you are too tired to drive on”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

The restaurant is like a canteen. Miss matched furniture . Dull drab old rooms.
No atmosphere/ambience.
It was clean and that's the Only good thing I can say. We booked for two nights and left after the first night

  • Stayed November 2012
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GMAspectHotel, General Manager at Aspect Hotel Kilkenny, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your recent review. Delighted to read that you enjoyed our cleaniness. However your other comments are far different from the our guest experience, I note you only stayed here because you got tired and perhaps really wish to be somewhere else on the night.
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Clement Gleeson
General Manager
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Myself and my husband stayed here last night on a groupon deal and we got what we paid for, a basic but clean hotel. Staff were brilliant. From the guys on reception to the girl in restaurant they couldn't do enough for us and all were very helpful and friendly.

The Hotel is in a small retail park with ample free parking. It is about 15-20 minute walk to city centre but we were prepared for this. I wouldn't drive to centre because you will have to pay for parking.
Great toy shop next to hotel and a KFC for a take away, think hotel restaurant was open til 9pm.

Just 1 negative the breakfast was a little poor, it is self service which is fine but the hot breakfast was cold, I would understand if we were late to breakfast but this was at 8.30am. Maybe if hot food was covered, not sure how it could be solved but have had self service breakfasts in other hotels and it was kept hot. I noticed afterwards that the couple at table next to us asked waitress to heat up their breakfast and it was no problem for waitress.

Basic hotel outside city centre with friendly staff but we feel it was good value for what we paid.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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GMAspectHotel, General Manager at Aspect Hotel Kilkenny, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for your genuine feedback it is very much appreciated. With regards to your comments on Breakfast cold breakfast is far from the norm for us but one day recently an element went in the unit that keeps the breakfast hot and we were not aware of the cold breakfast till people started handing them back. Once we discovered the issue we did serve the hot breakfast directly from the kitchen. Thank you for noting this to us.
Delighted to read that you found the hotel clean and the staff to be brilliant as we do try to deliver excellent customer service to the guest that stay with us. unfortunately not all guest that stay with us write reviews about our hotel as they try to damage our reputation.
Please continue to spread the positive news about Aspect Hotel Kilkenny and remember we are always the best value hotel in Kilkenny, but its value without comprimise.
Kind regards,
Clement Gleeson
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Stayed two nights on a business trip.
I understand all the other reviews giving out about the location. It is in an industrial park, surrounded by big, bland shops like Halfords, Woodies etc, and a KFC.
Nothing else here and I bet it's bait of a hike to town.
Suited us fine though as we're just driving to different locations around Kilkenny for work.

Staff were friendly, especially the waitresses in the restaurant. Food is okay, and breakfast, though self service, is good. Coffee could be better.

Room was clean and well presented. One thing to note though is that the radiator is hidden behind the floor to ceiling curtains. I couldn't find it and thought the room quite cold.
Only spotted the radiator in the morning when I opened the curtains. Not that it would have done much good behind the curtain.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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GMAspectHotel, General Manager at Aspect Hotel Kilkenny, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you for taking time to offer your feedback it is very much appreciated. Our location is in a Retail Park just off the ring road but it does allow for a quiter stay by night away from the noise from the pubs and clubs, but yet only a 15-20 minute walk to city centre.
The radiator in the room is behind a net curtain and generally people notice it but it is something worth mentioning to us as we can note it in our guest directory, but as you mentioned our rooms are clean. I have also passed on your comments about the lady in the Restaurant.
Thank you for taking time to offer your feed back.
Kind regards,
Clement Gleeson
General Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

I stayed here for a one night stay on November 5th 2012

Positives:
- Clean hotel
- Room was basic but OK if just being used as a place to sleep
- complementary hot/cold buffet breakfast in the morning
- inexpensive ( personally paid $60CAD a night through hotels.com )
- free onsite parking
- free wifi

Negatives:
- Location not good. In a business park on the outside of town. If sightseeing you have to commute and park in town ( 10min drive )
- older hotel which in my opinion had a old musty smell in the hallways and room

Overall just an average hotel that is great if you are looking to save money on a nights stay and just need a place to sleep at night

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank kowalsy
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GMAspectHotel, General Manager at Aspect Hotel Kilkenny, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you for your recent review. Glad to read that you found the property clean and inexpensive. Our location is just over 1km to city centre so for it to take 10 minutes to drive I believe you must have taken the non direct route, I drove it earlier this morning during rush hour and go to the Castle which is in the centre in just under 3 minutes.
I will check the corridors for the musty smell that you mentioned but perhaps it may have been the smell of some new carpet that we have had laid as we continually invest in the property even thought the Hotel was a new build only 6 years ago.
Thanks again for your review it is appreciated.
Kind regards,
Clement Gleeson
General Manager
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

A group of us stayed at the hotel, which was more of an inn than a hotel. No room service, no late bar. The rooms were basic, and the location was pretty far from the town centre. Kilkenny itself is brilliant, fantastic city, the people are super friendly and I would go back, but I won't be staying in the Aspect.
The staff were either poorly trained or just did not want to be there. They couldn't have been less helpful or friendly - the girl behind the bar had such a sour puss on her it was almost comical. The food wasn't great, pretty basic quality.
Also, they have no residents bar after 2 a.m. which is not communicated to you when you check in (despite the staff insisting it is and then telling me they didn't care!). We were basically ignored and treated like a nuisance. I guess you get what you pay for, but I always thought manners cost nothing.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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GMAspectHotel, General Manager at Aspect Hotel Kilkenny, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for your review which I am dissapointed to receive. I have called a TEAM MEETING for today to discuss its content as it is far from an acceptable standard or the norm for us. The Bar does close at 2am and we do this for a good reason so that we do not disturb other residence in the Hotel, we feel that people should have enought alcohol consumed prior to 2am and after that it is simply over indulgence.
We do service all of our rooms on a daily basis but one side of the door sign reads 'service room' but on the reverse it reads 'do not disturb', so I not sure where the confusion came from.
I do hope that you will come and stay with us again in the future to allow us an opportunity to restore your confidence in us, as your experience is not our norm.
Kind regards,
Clement Gleeson
General Manager.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

First impressions of the hotel, it has a very welcoming atmosphere. The lobby is open plan and centres towards the reception desk where the staff are warm, friendly and very efficient. Once settled in my room I can say that these are very clean and tidy and the bathroom is the same. The restaurant serves good quality food again the service is very good. If you don't feel like eating there then the hotel is very close to the town centre via a short taxi journey.

Overall I had a enjoyable stay here, would recommend to friends and will visit again.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank SiobhanMonahan
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GMAspectHotel, General Manager at Aspect Hotel Kilkenny, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you for taking time to offer us your feedback it is very much appreciated. I am deligheted to read that you really enjoyed your stay with us. Our Team here will be glad to hear your feedback, we do share all feedback with the Team. Please continue to inform your friends and family about us here at Aspect Hotel Kilkenny as we would love to welcome them in the very near future.
Kind regards,
Clement Gleeson
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Cahir, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Tis hotel islocated on the ring road 20 mins walk from the city centre. It is convenient, lots of car parking spaces, the staff are friendly, the service is good. The rooms are modern and clean and it offers excellent value for money, with a free beverage o arrival. I would most certainly stay again and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Mike M
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GMAspectHotel, General Manager at Aspect Hotel Kilkenny, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thank you for your recent feedback, very much appreciated. I am delighted to read that you really enjoyed your stay with us. Delighted to hear that you found the Team to be friendly and helpful. Our rooms are very clean and this surprises so many people but this should be a basic requirement we believe. We do offer a free drink and the best rate when you book directly on our own website. Thanks again for your feed back and we do hope that we can welcome you back to the Hotel again in the near future.
Kind regards,
Clement Gleeson
General Manager
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Property: Aspect Hotel Kilkenny
Address: Smithsland South | Springhill, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aspect Hotel Kilkenny 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aspect Hotel Kilkenny is a great value hotel in the wonderful medieval city. Here, you will find contemporary style accommodation, with a warm friendly Irish welcome. The guest rooms offer spacious accommodation with ultra comfortable hypnos beds. The rooms contain everything you would want such as ironing board, tea & coffee stations, high standard of decor, safe and more. Rueben's restaurant serves a selection of tasty snacks and meals locally renowned and you can enjoy a full bar service. The hotel has FREE car parking and FREE wireless internet access. Centrally located just 15 minutes walk the city centre yet away from the street noise by night. ... more   less 
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