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Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

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by Mandy O'Sullivan on Nov 29 2016 10:45

We had a wonderful break. It was an overnight get away to catch up with friends. The dinner, B&B deal for €120 for the two of us was wonderful. We didn't get to use the leisure facilities but the staff were polite, kind, professional; food was amazing and service was very good also. There were no frills but it was perfect for what we booked. Our only 'complaint' would be that the carpet in the room was quite dirty. Not something that can be vacuumed; would require a steam clean; but this did not affect our stay at all.

by Martina on Nov 7 2016 20:08

lovely hotel, staff where very nice, enjoyed the swimming pool

by Liam Coghlan on Nov 5 2016 12:30

Room was grand. Had dinner on the evening of arrival and didn't really enjoy it. My wife and I were of the opinion that our choice of menu was what had been available at lunch time and that what we ordered was only reheated.

by pjb on Nov 5 2016 11:23

Lovely family hotel. Third time staying here. Keep returning for the value, the food, the staff and the pool. 3 beds in the room is so handy. Excellent location also.

by Sinead on Sep 27 2016 10:48

Good value hotel. Clean, quiet and spacious family room - great to have a third bed instead of the usual camp bed. Dinner and breakfast both good. Leisure centre pool a little cool but no complaints other than that.

by molough on Sep 13 2016 13:04

Excellent. Great value. Impressed with Leisure Centre. Only negative: Asked to pay for drinks when checking out even though I had already paid in restaurant/bar – fortunately I had retained receipt; no apology offered.

by Cat on Aug 16 2016 10:49

Hotel was grubby, really understaffed in the restaurant, basic accomodation!

by Liam Coghlan on Jul 18 2016 10:00

B & B excellent. Will use again.

by Fiona M on Jul 14 2016 21:40

I could not fault the hotel itself. It was clean, welcoming and the room was of a really high standard and very spacious. All staff were friendly and more than accommodating at all times and we really enjoyed our stay. The only blemish was that the restaurant for our evening meal was understaffed for the amount of diners and also one of the staff seemed new and unsure. While both staff members were friendly it took 2 hours from start to finish for our dinner. That is fine if it's just a couple but trying to keep 3 small children amused and content for that length of time is a minor miracle!!!! And we only had 2 course! We did enjoy our stay and would go back again.

by Linda on Jun 19 2016 10:00

Excellent family place yo stay in summer especially! Great facilities great location. The website pix don't do it justice x

by Caroline Kiely on Jun 7 2016 10:42

Nice stay, rooms lovely and clean, staff friendly, pool area a little cold. Would stay again.

by jan on Apr 9 2016 22:42

lovely staff ,lovely room,only down side was the restaurant. we had booked in for dinner ,we waited 45 mins beyond our booking time until I approached a member of staff........they had forgotten us we ate at 10pm food was dry and re-heated. we ate it but only as we were starving.actual hotel was nice ...pity about the restaurant .very poor and restaurant being managed by the same person...running all over the place.

by Napolean on Apr 5 2016 11:17

I visited Maldron Hotels in Portlaoise number of times with my family and each time I see the standards being optimized. Its a Hotel where family can have a perfect vacation. Friendly staff ,nice restaurant and also a food court next. Only thing I noticed this time was a bit of more bleach in jacuzzi. Will keep visiting them again :-).

by Clodagh on Apr 4 2016 10:47

Staff were friendly and helpful. The meal included in the package was delicious and above expectations for the price point. Room was clean, roomy and quiet. Lovely stay, Pity there is no Atmosphere or Music in the Bar, We were a party of 7 & Donna had our rooms beside each other with door between us . Clodagh Browne 1st April 2016

by reviewer64731919 on Feb 29 2016 10:53

Ideally located just off the M7 and only a short distance from the town. The room was spot-on and the breakfast was good also. I liked the fact that they had take away coffee cups with lids. Nice touch. Would stay there again.

by Livio Pesce on Feb 23 2016 12:52

i had a good say rooms were nice, all staff were really nice apart form a bald guy who worked in the swimming pool/gym he was quite aggressive at one point, that is why i didn't give it 5 stars. the price was great as well.. i would go again..

by Fion on Jan 26 2016 14:08

Staff were friendly and helpful. The meal included in the package was delicious and above expectations for the price point. Room was clean, roomy and quiet. Lovely stay.

by Mary Sheridan on Dec 16 2015 16:05

I stayed in this hotel for one night as part of a party of 17 women, we had a great time, the staff were friendly & helpful, the food was excellent, & the rooms were warm, clean & comfortable, i will go back again soon Mary Sheridan

by Graeme on Dec 8 2015 10:50

Great hotel friendly staff. Easy to get in and out of Dublin from here. Would recommend

by Helena Welstead-Dorgan on Nov 17 2015 15:46

We found the hotel leisure centre of a very high standard. The staff were friendly and very helpful particularly the reception staff

by zeljko on Nov 17 2015 11:06

We had a great break in the hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. We will come back.

by Andy on Nov 10 2015 11:40

Dissapointing stay - bar had no atmoshphere and breakfast was not nice at all - eggs left lying until thy had a skin on them/ orange juice watered down etc. Also guests rrunning around in Pyjamas all day - looked liek the hotel was housing guests. Would not return

by marie on Oct 30 2015 21:45

great value for money.. good location. friendly helpful staff. great facilities. would go back

by G C on Oct 20 2015 12:26

Lovely escape. Hotel rooms are very big and comfortable. Staff vey friendly. Restaurant food was nice and the bar staff very accommodating. Leisure facilities a bonus. Overall a great mini break

by barbara moran on Oct 17 2015 07:11

The Hotel staff were extremely friendly..Hotel was basic, modern and clean

by reviewer24039426 on Oct 16 2015 10:55

Hotel staff very friendly, good value rooms - size -clean; gym facility excellent; Breakfast was of very poor quality - sorry not up to standard

by Ellie on Oct 13 2015 11:04

Spa treatment was great and the girls were lovely. All staff at the hotel reception bar staff were lovely. Food was absolutely terrible!

by Sinead on Sep 2 2015 01:59

Room was perfect and the beds were comfy no problems with the room. Only issue we had was the noise made by other guests up until 3am in the morning. Also the bar is not a residence bar you would usually get in a hotel, it closed far to early.

by Lee on Sep 1 2015 23:30

Great hotel with pool gym and steam room. Breakfast was great! Full irish breakfast, cereals, breads and pastries. We got a twin room which was pretty large with a double bed and a single bed. Theres a food complex beside the hotel with a nice range of fast foods, pizzas, Subway, O'briens etc. Only downside was that there was no fridge in the room, which was irritating . But great hotel, would visit again

by Sharon on Aug 25 2015 11:28

Was lovely relaxing Hotel no air conditioning which was really needed on the two nights we were there. The food was ok, more variety needed was same menu both nights. And the waiting staff were not very friendly. But loved the Hotel couldn't fault it great pool & gym.

by Kayleigh kenny on Jul 28 2015 16:31

We had a pleasant stay, The only thing that we were not happy with was we had to wait 45 minutes for our room, every thing else was fine and the staff were friendly many thanks Kayleigh,.

by Michelle on Jul 14 2015 19:49

Excellent service and a very enjoyable hotel. Stir Restaurant felt as if it was separate than the hotel itself and had a very casual feel to it for a hotel restaurant dining room. The hotel itself was lovely however I feel the restaurant lowers the tone of the hotel. Overall a very enjoyable stay and no complaints.

by john aherne on Jul 14 2015 18:43

lovely hotel great breakfast staff friendly and helpful easy acess to motorway and portlaoise

by Mickand ginny on Jul 10 2015 09:20

Worst hotel in Ireland,not even 3 stars,bar and resturant absolutely terrible,staff abrupt with customers,this is a maneger less hotel ,ther is no way a competent manager would run a hotel like this place,if this is last hotel available on your chosen dates ,pay more and stay some where else,not for couples looking romantic weekend please give this place a miss,don't book here,thank god for review s ,it will send a message to hotels to treat your customer right, sh-t hole

by Lynytot on Jul 9 2015 08:23

Perfect way to book everything was 100%thank you

by Adam on May 19 2015 19:45

Nice experience overall, staff were friendly but seemed a bit stretched. Rooms are a little bit dated / shabby for a Maldron. Location isn't great but we knew that in advance. Nice pool and leisure facilities and got a good few nights sleep so a good choice if you've got kids

by SOC on May 19 2015 16:29

the maldron in portlaois was lovely . the staff very friendly . the food very tasty , two negatives first was the water went for a good while so we wherent able to have showers or even flush the toilets . the receptionist did bring us up a jug of water when it was requested , and on the sunday morning there was a sickening smell at the jaccuzi we couldnt use it . also i felt like the lesure centrr could do with a good scrub .

by kathleen hughes on May 5 2015 17:28

found the hotel to be very good value for money, would recommend the hotel to a friend, the breakfast was good

by Fiona on Mar 10 2015 19:42

I enjoyed having the pool almost to myself on a Friday evening. The facilities are ok, what you'd expect from a 3* hotel. The leisure center is a bonus.

by e on Feb 10 2015 11:04

We thouroghly enjoyed our stay. It was superb value for money. The staff and facilities at the hotel were excellent. We would defintley stay again.

by Karen Hayes on Feb 10 2015 10:53

we as a family love this hotel, and come back often, it's comfortable and homely and people are very friendly. The bar is the most expensive part! for us from the midlands anyway. Leisure centre is an added bonus which the kids love! right beside a food court which is very handy for the kids

by a on Aug 25 2014 17:53

Good quality hotel ,brilliant staff and a great leisure centre ,food is not bad and the breakfast is very good.Family room was comfortable and clean but very warm and noise from motorway prevented the window being opened but not a huge problem

by pADDY on May 13 2014 20:24

very nice hotel lovely staff and spotless well done all

by anna fitzsimons on May 7 2014 14:36

stayed at the maldron on the may bank holiday for 3 nights.staff were very pleasent.rooms and breakfast were grand.on the down side the restaurant was in the bar just 3 steps from floor level and was very bare and not very cosy.also there is no residence lounge .anna from dublin.

by Liam Coghlan on Apr 19 2014 12:20

Enjoyed our stay in this hotel. The room was very comfortable and our meals were excellent. We will stay at this hotel again.

by Cat Murphy on Apr 1 2014 18:28

Myself and my 3 sisters brought our man here for a spa break for mothers day we found it to be a lovely and friendly hotel and only a short drive to the town.We are planning on making this a regular family trip

by Maria on Apr 1 2014 14:32

Very easy to get to this hotel off Motorway..I went to the hotel for 1 night with my husband..Our room was big but our bed was just 2 singles pushed together,it was not one bit comfortable,room was cold and with no extra blankets,pillows in the room it was not a very comfortable nights sleep at all..Service in the restaurant at dinner time was terrible..It was a Saturday night,busy and 2 waiting staff with some additional help from a manage from what i could see..Table was not cleared of starter plates when main courses arrived!Reception staff were welcoming and friendly..I would stay again tho as it is very accesible and close to portaloise..Although i would look for a better quality of room when booking!!

by Mary Carrig on Feb 26 2014 00:41

The hotel was nice. It stated in the information sheet in our room that an a la carte menu was available in the bar untill 10pm, however when we went to eat there it was only a carvery menu that was available, with very limited options ..

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by Mags on Jan 28 2014 17:25

The room was nice and had everything you needed. The pool area was clean and we enjoyed a swim and the sauna. We found the lobby of the hotel to be drab and uninviting. We were not tempted to dine in the stir restaurant as the menu was limited and the room lacked atmosphere The breakfast was adequate. For bed and breakfast it was good value for money..
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Hotel Details

Maldron hotel Portlaoise is a Superior Hotel ideally located just off theM7/M8 motorway and only minutes from Portlaoise town, central to all amenities and sight seeing destinations. Our State of the Art Bedrooms ensure that our guests are comfortable for the duration of their Stay. STIR Bar & Restaurant is a Unique Theatre Style Restaurant which offers our Guests the experience of watching their Food been cooked whilst they enjoy the Aromas. Our keenly priced menu options offer something for array of tastes! As our Guest you have full complimentary use of our Leisure centre, 20 metre Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room & Fully Equipped Gym. .

Check In From - 3:00 pm : Check Out From - 12:00 pm

Cancellation Description : Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description : Located 2km from Portlaoise town centre at exit 17 off the M7/M8 motorway GPS Coordinates 53.01475; -7.30166

Area Description : For the Leisure guest this central location is ideal for exploring the beautiful sights & surrounds of the midlands of Ireland from the picturesque Slieve Bloom Mountains to monastic round towers at Timahoe. The Maldron Hotel Portlaoise also offers discounted rates for a range of local children's activities & shopping outlets.

Hotel Location
Hotel Facilities

Hotel Restaurant

  • Lunch Served
  • Dinner Served
  • Breakfast Served

Hotel Leisure Club

  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Treatments
  • Fully Equipped Gym
  • TV Equipment
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Heated Thermal Lounges
  • Sauna

Hotel Meeting Rooms

  • Stationery
  • Dedicated Organiser
  • Natural Daylight
  • Internet Access
  • Refreshments Available
  • Black Out Facilities

Hotel Guest Services

  • Complimentary WIFI Access Available
  • Baby Sitting On Request
  • Free Car Parking
  • Wireless Internet In Areas
  • Internet Access

Hotel Children Facilities

  • Cot Available On Request
  • Baby Sitting Service On Request

Things To Do In The Area

  • Shopping
  • Golfing
  • Paint Ball
  • Local Sightseeing
  • Cinema
  • Walking Trails
  • Hill Walking

Hotel Bar

  • Bar Food Menu
  • Fully Licenced Bar