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Top 10 Hotels in Portlaoise

Ivyleigh House
5 out of 5
Bank Place, Church Street, Portlaoise, Laois
€130
per night
2 May-3 May
4.7/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"Very accommodating- we had a late arrival, Jerry was wonderful and had a great late dinner recommendation. Lovely breakfast - sweet town."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2019

Ivyleigh House
Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
4 out of 5
Ballindrum, Athy, Kildare
€90
per night
2 May-3 May
4.9/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)

"A nice rural setting yet a short drive to restaurant & bank. The breakfast was the best in our 2 week stay in Ireland, and the owner"s were very hospitable."…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Kilkea Castle
5 out of 5
Kilkea Castle, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Kilkea, Kildare
€185
per night
20 Apr-21 Apr
4.5/5Wonderful! (56 reviews)

"It’s a castle and staying in a castle is a unique experience. It’s old and quirky with some modern touches, including the fabulous spa. Dining is an experience not to be missed, it’s unlikely you’ll find anything better in Ireland."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020

Kilkea Castle
The Heritage
4 out of 5
County Laois, Killenard, Laois
€139
per night
1 May-2 May
4.5/5Wonderful! (195 reviews)

"The restaurant was beautifully decorated pity the food wasn't better"…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2020

The Heritage
Midlands Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
€139
per night
1 May-2 May
4.2/5Very Good! (413 reviews)
Not up to its usual standard

"Lovely hotel and night staff were very helpful. Gave lower score because I highlighted an issue with broken bathroom fan at 7pm on way to dinner and nothing was done leaving. Meant I had to ring down again when I returned to room and had to pack up after 11 at night to move rooms. This could have ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

Midlands Park Hotel
Woodford Dolmen Hotel
3 out of 5
Kilkenny Road, Carlow, Carlow
€59
per night
6 Apr-7 Apr
4.3/5Excellent! (154 reviews)

"A great stay for a quick stop. The area is beautiful and the scenery out the window was lovely to wake up to. The room was fitted for our family and the breakfast was a delight to enjoy. This is a great place to stay outside of Carlow."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020

Woodford Dolmen Hotel
Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
3 out of 5
Cork Road, Abbeyleix, Laois
€105
per night
2 May-3 May
4/5Very Good! (249 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly, the rooms were clean"…"

Reviewed on 1 Feb 2020

Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
3 out of 5
Midway Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Laois
€159
per night
1 May-2 May
4.1/5Very Good! (307 reviews)
One nighter

"Stayed here for one night with my son as he had test early in morning"…"

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2019

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
The Lodges at Kilkea Castle
4.5 out of 5
Kilkea, Kilkea
€112
per night
20 Apr-21 Apr
4.3/5Excellent! (27 reviews)

"Excellent"…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

The Lodges at Kilkea Castle
Central Hotel Tullamore
3 out of 5
Main Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
€99
per night
1 May-2 May
4.1/5Very Good! (290 reviews)

"Great value and location. Parking is not available but we could a spot close by"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

Central Hotel Tullamore
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Pocket Guide: Portlaoise

Hotels in Portlaoise

Portlaoise is a little slice of rural heaven situated in the heart of the Irish midlands, boasting some of the most breathtaking natural beauty that the Republic of Ireland has to offer. With great transport links, a vibrant nightlife, fantastic arts and culture, and some beautiful places to stay, it’s hardly surprising that this is one of Ireland’s fastest growing towns.

If you’re looking to book a hotel in central Portlaoise, or find accommodation in the nearby countryside, there are options available to suit all tastes and budgets. The historic centre has a handful of exclusive heritage hotels, or if you’re looking to get out in nature, there are also some charming bed and breakfasts and even a campsite in the area.

Luxurious Hotels in Central Portlaoise

Many of the hotels in the centre of Portlaoise are old heritage sites, now modernised with contemporary luxuries such as gyms, spas and WiFi. If you fancy treating yourself to some of Portlaoise’s fantastic history in a hotel with modern comforts, staying centrally is your best option. Surrounded by historic ruins, fantastic shopping, and great places to eat, you’ll have everything you need right on your doorstep.

Festivals in Portlaoise

If you’re planning to visit one of the regions popular festivals, a hotel in Portlaoise makes an ideal base. The most prominent festival in the area is the Electric Picnic, an award-winning alternative music festival that takes place annually in the grounds of the stunning 18th century Stradbally Hall, just outside of Portlaoise. With world-famous acts participating every year since its launch in 2004, the Electric Picnic has garnered international acclaim and has even been nicknamed ‘Ireland’s Glastonbury’. If you’re attending, you will want to book a hotel in Portlaoise early to avoid disappointment.

Budget Accommodation in Portlaoise

If you simply want to be closer to the great outdoors and the rolling Slieve Bloom Mountain range, budget accommodation is also available. You might want to book a backpacker’s hostel, self-catering accommodation, or even stay on the family-run Laois Camping and Caravan Park. The campsite is conveniently situated on farmland just south of Portlaoise’s centre, with heritage sites, parks and transport links close by, making this the ideal option for a family getaway.

Sports When Staying in Portlaoise

If you’re active, you could book accommodation in a number of scenic waterside hotels, close to the Grand Canal. Fishing is very popular here in County Laois, and the range of other sports available is diverse. Portlaoise Leisure Centre is an impressively sized swimming complex for a town of this size, and offers one of the best public gyms in the region. There are also several central hotels with gyms in Portlaoise, and for the outdoor sportsman, equestrian activities and the Heath Golf Club are located nearby.

Book a Hotel in Portlaoise Today

The arts, crafts, nature and historic value of Portlaoise are clear, and with an increasingly international population, it’s easy to see why this is one of Ireland’s fastest growing towns. Book a hotel in Portlaoise with Expedia today.

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