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Top 10 Hotels in Portlaoise

Ivyleigh House
5 out of 5
Bank Place, Church Street, Portlaoise, Laois
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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
Seven Oaks Hotel
4 out of 5
Athy Road, Carlow, Carlow
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€119
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22
4/5Very Good! (105 reviews)
Fab.

"All the staff were amazing. Rooms very clean but bar toilets a bit whiffy. The food was excellent. Short walk to town, good parking."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2019

Seven Oaks Hotel
Kilkea Castle
5 out of 5
Kilkea Castle, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Kilkea, Kildare
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€141
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22
4.4/5Wonderful! (50 reviews)

"Wow, what a property with a wonderful Staff!! Our group of 11 had an amazing overnight stay in the carriage house rooms recently. Yvonne at the front desk was a thoroughly warm and professional first contact who remained accessible throughout our stay. Also, Katrina on the bar was very sweet and ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2019

Kilkea Castle
The Heritage
4 out of 5
County Laois, Killenard, Laois
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€89
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22
4.5/5Wonderful! (181 reviews)

"We spent 2 nights here for a much needed break and had the most relaxing time! From arrival, the bright, airy entrance made us feel so welcome! Very kind and friendly staff, fabulous food and cosy bar! We found that there wasn’t a lot to do in the general area around the hotel, so we spent a lot ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2019

The Heritage
Midlands Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
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€80
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3
4.2/5Very Good! (409 reviews)

"Lovely well presented hotel. Quick and polite reception staff and very professional restaurant/bar staff. Rooms very well maintained and a good size, hotel as a whole has a nice feel to it. Nice bar area, relaxed yet professional atmosphere (showing the football which is always appreciated). Bar ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019

Midlands Park Hotel
Avalon House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
The Square, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
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€63
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
4.6/5Wonderful! (27 reviews)
Second time staying

"Second time visiting the Avalon. Really superb. Room was excellent and service was outstanding. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2019

Avalon House Hotel
Talbot Hotel
4 out of 5
Portlaoise Road, Carlow, Carlow
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€79
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25
4.1/5Very Good! (297 reviews)

"Some noise in the wall or room next door kept me awake. Breakfast was excellent. Staff were very understanding. I would like to know what the noise was!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2020

Talbot Hotel
Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
3 out of 5
Midway Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, Laois
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€79
per night
Jan 26 - Jan 27
4.1/5Very Good! (289 reviews)

"The hotel is very convenient to the M7. The room was spotlessly clean, and very quiet. The buffet breakfast was the best breakfast of this trip."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
Clanard Court
4 out of 5
Dublin Road, Athy, Kildare
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€80
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22
4.6/5Wonderful! (169 reviews)

"The hotel was in a great location for getting around with ease and it was in the centre of some great historical and Shopping areas."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2019

Clanard Court
The Lodges at Kilkea Castle
4.5 out of 5
Kilkea, Kilkea
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
€95
per night
Jan 21 - Jan 22
4.3/5Excellent! (26 reviews)

"Excellent"…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

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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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