Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

Country: Ireland
City: Laois
Hotel Star Rating: 3 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 pm

Hotel Description

Maldron hotel Portlaoise is a Superior Hotel ideally located just off exit 17 on the M7/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. Grain & Grill Bar and Restaurant is a Unique Theatre Style Restaurant which offers our Guests the experience of watching their Food being cooked whilst they enjoy the Aromas. Our keenly priced menu options offer something for an 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. This Hotel has implemented a full range of enhanced sanitisation procedures and new practices which have been rigorously reviewed by Bureau Veritas, a trusted, independent global leader in tested, inspections and certification. Hotel had been accredited by Green Tourism, a certification program that provides a framework to achieve a sustainable business in the tourism industry.

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. The hotel is close to Laois Shopping centre and only 20 minutes by car to Kildare Village shopping outlet, 1 hour from Dublin, Limerick and just over 1 hour from Cork.

Travel Description

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

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.



Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Early bird menu
  • Vegetarian options
Things To Do In The Area
  • River fishing
  • Local restaurants
  • Night clubs
  • Lakes
  • Children play centres
  • Comedy clubs
  • Theatre
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Horse riding
  • Shopping
  • Hill walking
  • Golfing
  • Paint ball
  • Cafe
  • Local sightseeing
  • Historical trails
  • Walking trails
  • Boat trips
  • Live music venues
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
Hotel Guest Services
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Babysitting service
  • Free car parking
  • Baby sitting on request
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Natural daylight
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Stationery
  • LCD projector
  • Black out facilities
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Internet access
  • Conference & meeting rooms
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Steam room
  • Beauty Rooms
  • Jacuzzi
  • Aerobics studio
  • Baby changing area
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Beauty salon
  • Spa treatments
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Viewing area
  • Towels available
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Gymnasium
  • Pampering packages
  • TV equipment
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Fully licenced Bar
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Swimming lessons (by appointment)

Reviews for `Maldron Hotel Portlaoise`

Sonia scored 1 / 5 on 25/02/2020

Great stay, very helpful, swimming pool was lovely and great food x

Frances scored 4 / 5 on 05/11/2019

Had a fab weekend myself and husband in this hotel. Spotless clean, friendly staff , relaxing and peaceful. Would highly recommend this hotel ...

Joanne scored 3 / 5 on 01/11/2019

Nice breakfast

Leanne scored 5 / 5 on 31/10/2019

We stayed for 2 nights, from the minute we arrived everything was super from the staff to the room and the facilities. We had breakfast and an evening meal included in our package and I can't fault a thing the evening meal was fabulous as was the breakfast on both mornings. My partner went for a massage in the onsite salon and thought it was amazing. We also used the pool area and just really enjoyed our weekend here would really recommend for a chill out weekend

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 20/08/2019

from the time we arrived staff were very helpful we had a room on the second floor overlooking the car park the room was very clean and had good space for us as a family we were booked in for breakfast and dinner and it did not disappoint the food was lovely great choice for breakfast and lovely dinners enjoyed the dinners in the evening they start at 5.30pm would recommend the wings beef and chicken also nice selection of desserts while staying we used the pool which was lovely would recommend staying at this hotel we will return thank you for a lovely stay

Jacqueline scored 4 / 5 on 26/04/2019

Stayed for 2nights over the Easter weekend, staff friendly and helpfull. Hotel was great and the pool was excellent. Would stay again.

Deirdre scored 5 / 5 on 08/10/2018

We had a wonderful weekend break at the Maldron hotel. It is in a very central location and ideal for visiting Ireland. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable and the food was wonderful.

Caroline scored 2 / 5 on 11/08/2018

It's was great for families. Great value .Great staff

Sharon scored 4 / 5 on 23/07/2018

Fab hotel very central location. Rooms lovely and big. Food great

Bernadette scored 5 / 5 on 10/07/2018

There is not enough I can say about thus Hotel. Will definitely be returning. Staff excellent. Front desk staff were so friendly and helpful. Rooms spotless clean. I especially liked the complimentary bottle of water. Food was of an excellent standard. Plenty of choice for Breakfast. Great value for money Looking forward to returning soon.

Karen scored 5 / 5 on 02/07/2018

Absolutely lovely hotel staff very nice, food very nice. kids really loved the pool no pressure to get out of rooms even offered as checkout for 1pm and said children could still use these facilities even after check out .Room spotless and plenty of room for family of four. Will definitely return.

Mick scored 5 / 5 on 04/04/2018

Great time girl on reception was a credit to the maldron my husband booked the maldron again for fathers weekend

Paul scored 5 / 5 on 30/11/2017

Simply brilliant. Hotel very comfortable (recently done up) Rooms clean and comfortable. Food great. But it is the staff who really make the difference. Whether it is Tom in the restaurant, Caroline on reception or Anna & Renata at breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble which leads to a very relaxing stay. Thanks for everything guys!

David scored 3 / 5 on 20/11/2017

Loved our short stay here, but the pool was freezing, not the water but the air, you could see kids shivering around the sides, a strong cold breeze comes in probably from the air conditioning. That said, I see us staying again.

Reviewer17233887 scored 5 / 5 on 07/11/2017

Stayed for one night b&b with dinner. Clean and comfortable room with all required accessories. Very friendly, helpful and courteous staff. Fabulous food. Prices very reasonable. Unfortunately time didn't allow a visit to leisure centre this trip but will definitely visit again.

Tracey scored 5 / 5 on 06/11/2017

We spent two days there over the midterm. I have to say it was a fantastic hotel, spotless clean, really friendly staff on check in, nice barman who was friendly and talkative, lovely leisure facilities, what can I say? I would definitely go back there again. My kids had a fantastic time, they went to the kids club both nights and had great fun. Thank you Maldron Hotel :)

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 22/09/2017

I stayed in the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise with my sister last weekend. We were greeted by a very friendly Receptionist who was highly professional and helpful. The room was comfortable, clean and well maintained. Plenty selections at breakfast and Dinners were delicious. It was a pleasure to meet Restaurant Manager Tom he has such a great manner and personality and is outstanding at his work. The leisure center was closed for renovations but we were given the option to go to another Hotel. We will definitely recommend this Maldron Hotel to our friends and look forward to returning at a later stage. I give it FIVE Star rating

Sheila scored 5 / 5 on 13/07/2017

Stayed in the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise with 5 friends last weekend. We had a wonderful time everything was great. The food was fantastic, the staff were friendly and helpful and everything worked in the leisure center . All in all we fully enjoyed our weekend in the Maldron

Murramon scored 4 / 5 on 19/06/2017

Pool area may need a bit of work, upgrading. Family room was plenty big and v comfy. Food was extremely good! Overall v good stay.

Mandy scored 4 / 5 on 29/11/2016

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.

Martina scored 4 / 5 on 07/11/2016

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

Liam scored 3 / 5 on 05/11/2016

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.

Pjb scored 5 / 5 on 05/11/2016

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.

Karen scored 4 / 5 on 27/09/2016

Great value for money and very easy to find. Not much choice for the lidl break dinner though.

Sinead scored 3 / 5 on 27/09/2016

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.

Molough scored 5 / 5 on 13/09/2016

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.

Cat scored 2 / 5 on 16/08/2016

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

Liam scored 4 / 5 on 18/07/2016

B & B excellent. Will use again.

Fiona scored 4 / 5 on 14/07/2016

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.

Linda scored 5 / 5 on 19/06/2016

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

Caroline scored 3 / 5 on 07/06/2016

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

Jan scored 3 / 5 on 09/04/2016

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.

Napolean scored 5 / 5 on 05/04/2016

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 :-).

Clodagh scored 4 / 5 on 04/04/2016

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

Reviewer64731919 scored 5 / 5 on 29/02/2016

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.

Livio scored 4 / 5 on 23/02/2016

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..

Fion scored 4 / 5 on 26/01/2016

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.

Barbara scored 1 / 5 on 05/01/2016

Extremely disappointed esp after reading all the great reviews. Check-in was awkward... booked via Lidl Breaks and reception had no reference of same. On walking up to the first floor we passed several trays of food which has been stacked up in the corridors - poor esp when this was at 3.30pm in the afternoon. When we eventually got checked into a family room (room 106) and the stench of stale smoke was horrific, we asked to be moved and we were moved to the second floor. We availed of the leisure facilities, I would say they were somewhat grubby. Showers in changing area were grey and dull and I would definitely wear flip flops when using the facilities. The pool temp was warm and there were some wild kids in the pool throwing floats and jumping into the pool and having no respect for others (I had a young infant and a toddler with me). The steam room was not impressive, there was a tiny trickle of steam and several loose and missing tiles in it, I did not try the sauna. The hotel room itself was adequate, good shower and room was clean (standard of a 3 star hotel) The toilet seat however had seen better days and needs to be replaced. The Bar and Restaurant was very busy (there was a group booking of about 40 people). The staff working there were very friendly, pleasant and I can not fault them but they really had their work cut out and could do with more staff. The food was average, the chicken wings for starters were very crispy and overdone (like they had been re heated), the vegetables that came with the main course were burnt at both ends (again like they were re heated). The amount of children running amok in the hotel was terrible , in the reception area there were kids with noisy remote control cars. When we took the stairs back to our room there was a group of kids playing twister at the top of the stairs. These same kids were running up and down the corridor until the early hours of the morning. After minimal sleep the fire alarm was tested at 7.15am Breakfast the next morning was fine, I also agree with other people when they say that it appears the hotel is housing guests, this was definitely my opinion. If you are looking for peace and quiet and a place to relax this is not the place for you. Never have I given bad reviews before but this hotel really tested me and we definitely wouldn't be back. As I mentioned earlier I can not fault the staff, they are doing their very best in a bad situation.

Mary scored 3 / 5 on 16/12/2015

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

Graeme scored 5 / 5 on 08/12/2015

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

Helen scored 5 / 5 on 01/12/2015

Stayed in November...Rooms were lovely, spacious and clean. Breakfast was lovely. I'd stay here again.

Helena scored 5 / 5 on 17/11/2015

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

Zeljko scored 5 / 5 on 17/11/2015

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

Andy scored 1 / 5 on 10/11/2015

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

Marie scored 4 / 5 on 30/10/2015

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

G scored 3 / 5 on 20/10/2015

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

Barbara scored 3 / 5 on 17/10/2015

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

Reviewer24039426 scored 3 / 5 on 16/10/2015

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

Paddy scored 3 / 5 on 13/10/2015

it is what it is a half way stop over staf very nice food good valu they only put heating on every so often its on a timer so if its cold to bad . also they could do with doing up bar and rest area it resemples a school canteen will i be rushing back maby for a wedding or someting to dated

Ellie scored 2 / 5 on 13/10/2015

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

P. scored 5 / 5 on 07/10/2015

Lovely Hotel. Really enjoyed the stay. Staff really nice and very helpful

Aisling scored 2 / 5 on 30/09/2015

Hotel room were basic but fine. However the heat in the room was unbearable and there was no aircon. The staff weren't very pleasant on arrival we were left waiting for ages to check in, seemed as if the woman had to shuffle papers and pace back and forth before dealing with us. Might have something to do with the plough championship that week and they were all exhausted I'm not sure. Food in Stir was lovely and very reasonable. The leisure centre was also great we just won't be back!!!

Sinead scored 3 / 5 on 02/09/2015

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.

Lee scored 4 / 5 on 01/09/2015

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

Sharon scored 4 / 5 on 25/08/2015

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.

Kayleigh scored 3 / 5 on 28/07/2015

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,.

Catherine scored 3 / 5 on 21/07/2015

Room was very nice clean and spacious . Staff at reception very helpful and friendly. Dinning staff could of been a bit more friendly and welcoming. Breakfast next morning staff the same my sister asked the chef for a pouch egg..we never got it... reception staff at swimming pool not helpful we had to find out where dressing room was... they could of been more welcoming seeing as we were guests to the hotel.

Michelle scored 3 / 5 on 14/07/2015

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.

John scored 4 / 5 on 14/07/2015

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

Mickand scored 1 / 5 on 10/07/2015

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

Lynytot scored 5 / 5 on 09/07/2015

Perfect way to book everything was 100%thank you

Mmccloskey scored 3 / 5 on 16/06/2015

Very happy with the Maldron Hotel. It was in a good lcation and a nice 25 minute walk into Portlaise. Hotel was very clean and the staff were very helpful. We had our breakfast and dinner included in the package. The food was very good and there was plenty of choice. I would stay there again as we got a great deal.

Louise scored 3 / 5 on 26/05/2015

Very convenient to the motorway, clean room with all requirements. Staff at reception very friendly and helpful. Bar not very comfortable. Didn't use the leisure facilities. Overall happy and would stay again.

Adam scored 3 / 5 on 19/05/2015

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

Soc scored 3 / 5 on 19/05/2015

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 .

Kathleen scored 4 / 5 on 05/05/2015

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

Darren scored 5 / 5 on 30/04/2015

we had a nice relaxing 2 day break, the hotel is well maintained ,the pool is very good and the food is nice and the rooms are cosy . will be back

Fiona scored 4 / 5 on 10/03/2015

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.

E scored 5 / 5 on 10/02/2015

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.

Karen scored 5 / 5 on 10/02/2015

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

A scored 4 / 5 on 25/08/2014

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

Paddy scored 5 / 5 on 13/05/2014

very nice hotel lovely staff and spotless well done all

Anna scored 3 / 5 on 07/05/2014

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.

Liam scored 5 / 5 on 19/04/2014

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

Cat scored 5 / 5 on 01/04/2014

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

Maria scored 2 / 5 on 01/04/2014

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!!

Mary scored 3 / 5 on 26/02/2014

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 ..

Lorraine scored 5 / 5 on 29/01/2014


Mags scored 3 / 5 on 28/01/2014

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..

Anna scored 5 / 5 on 10/01/2014

My husband and I stayed in this hotel with our 7 months old son for New Year’s and we would have nothing only positive things to say about the experience.Good location, great staff, nice room and very tasty breakfast. This is great hotel for family and we will definitely be back.

Maria scored 3 / 5 on 09/01/2014

Stayed here 2nd of January`,there was 10 of us with 3 rooms. Had a lovely stay.Rooms basic but very clean,kids loved the swimming pool.Had a meal in the hotel that night,food was very tasty and plenty of it,very busy in the restaurant when we where there,only 2 people serving could of done with 1 more ,but fair play to the 2 that where there they worked hard.Also had free Wi-Fi which was great for the kids to play their games.All the staff we meet where very helpful and polite.I would stay again if in Portlaoise.

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 10/12/2013

I found the hotel excellent great value spotless clean friendly staff & excellent food will definitely go back there

June scored 3 / 5 on 30/10/2013

I had a very pleasant stay in this hotel. Food was fantastic, and the hotel staff were very friendly. It was great to have a kids pool too. The only thing I thought the prices charged in the bar were top end dublin hotel prices. The reception staff were great. That would be my only criticism.

Edel scored 4 / 5 on 22/10/2013

Really enjoyed our stay in the Maldron Portlaoise, the staff were very helpful. The food was very nice and the rooms were great. We also requested a joining rooms which was organised for us and we were very pleased with it.

Denise scored 5 / 5 on 15/10/2013

had a great stay rooms where very spacious and clean staff vey kind and helpful would definitely stay again.

Ann scored 4 / 5 on 09/10/2013

I'm very happy to write a review on the Maldron Hotel. We arrived early and I just needed to confirm my booking but the receptionist (Sinead) searched till she found a room that was ready and so we had access immediately. We asked about places to walk and she advised us on possibilities which was exactly what we needed - Emo. We came back to a lovely relaxing time in the Leisure Centre followed by a delicious meal served by friendly staff. On check-out we again asked about directions to Slieve Bloom and again Sinead took time to give us directions - (I think she phoned her mother to get the perfect route). I'm so pleased with the Maldron that I have booked my next break in the Maldron in Wexford. The great park of all of this was the affordable price. If using my review for the website please do not use my surname.

John scored 3 / 5 on 01/10/2013

Hotel room was spacious and breakfast very good,ideal location and suits the pocket. Star rating is a 3

Mairtin scored 4 / 5 on 25/09/2013

Very enjoyable stay here - - staff v nice and friendly . Will visit again .. great value too

Eithne scored 5 / 5 on 24/09/2013

I really enjoyed my stay in this hotel,excellent facilities ,had a great nights sleep on those comfortable beds,very nicely laid out room too,food was very good,and I enjoyed a few drinks in the bar,all in all a brilliant place to stay,I hope to go back again one day.Regards Eithne Hynes.

Disappointed scored 2 / 5 on 17/09/2013

Upon entry to our hotel room, we were hit with an awful smell of smoke. We are non-smokers so found this horrible. We had checked in at 5 and even if the last people had checked out at 12 the smell was so strong in the room with the windows closed. I rang down to reception and asked if we could be moved. After 15 minutes we were moved to a room on the ground floor beside the pool. Thankfully the room didnt smell of smoke but there was a vent outside our window that buzzed on and off all night. I had mentioned it when I was checking out but the person behind the desk was not interested as the hotel lobby with busy with runners. The Breakfast was ok, although it was self service we had to wait on more bread, butter & glasses for juice. I think this was because there only seemed to be two ladies doing the breakfast shift. The hotel is nice and clean just these few things put a damper on our night there.

Reviewer81134674 scored 3 / 5 on 11/09/2013

Not bad for a 3 star. Good size family room - could be cleaner and tvs definitely need to be upgraded. The FOH staff should be highly commended on their customer service skills. Arrived to an empty reception desk (he was in a room assisting with one of the dodgy tvs which we were about to discover for ourselves) however within a minute a barman had appeared, explained the situation and offered us a drink by which time the receptionist had reappeared. Breakfast and dinner both of a good standard and again service fast and efficient. Well done.

Fionn scored 4 / 5 on 09/09/2013

Located about five minutes drive but 15-20 mins walk from town. Nice quiet location with plenty of food outlets in the same estate. However as our package included dinner we went to hotel restaurant. Lovely food and good servings, however the a la carte menu was a bit limited. Breakfast was very nice with plenty of cereals etc. All self service except the hot food. The room was clean and nice and airy. The bed was very comfortable and we had a good nights sleep. The TV was very limited in the number of working channels. Thankfully the hotel wifi was very good so we used our laptop for entertainment. the pool, jacuzzi, sauna & steam room were grand and it was nice to relax there. it's a hotel to sleep in but has very little character to it otherwise. Good value.

Gearoid scored 4 / 5 on 22/08/2013

I found it to be an enjoyable stay with great leisure centre.I found staff to be helpful and co operative and would come again.

John scored 4 / 5 on 25/06/2013

Staff very friendly and helpful, very clean, breakfast is a must wide selection. Thanks John and Debbie room 211 two nights

Thomas scored 3 / 5 on 04/06/2013

I wish to thank the staff for there wonderful welcome in Portlaois .They feed use both and looked after use very well.The rooms were well equipped and also comfortable.It was both are first time in Portlaois and in the Moldron Hotel.The only problem we found was there was no ATM and there was no way of getting phone credit in the hotel.The gym was wonderful and the were very nice.Had we brought swimwear we know the swim in the pool would be enjoyable.Our stay was short and the town friendly we would never leave.Thank you again for the wonderful stay from the both of use.I would give a star rating of three stars Thomas Carpenter.

Marcus scored 3 / 5 on 30/04/2013

Hotel has a budget feeling about it. It is clean and has a good spa area, but reception, rooms and bar/restaurant lack atmosphere. The location with a food court next door and a massive car park is not very appealing.

Dave scored 3 / 5 on 09/04/2013

Staff very friendly and courteous on arrival. Room size was acceptable for a family of 2 adults and 2 children though the bathroom was a little on the small side compared to other hotels I've stayed in. The room could have benefited from a better standard of cleaning (furniture and tv not dusted, biscuits found under the bed, etc etc). The food served was of a high standard and the service provided at meal times was excellent. The leisure facilities were excellent. Again, the staff in this area were very friendly and courteous.

Pauline scored 4 / 5 on 20/03/2013

My husband and I stayed in the hotel for 1 night B&B, hotel is lovely, room was clean. We used the pool and sauna/jacuzzi facilities which were lovely, pool was not too deep and ideal for children. We had food in the bar which was lovely, great selection of food for breakfast and all staff were very pleasant and helpful. Hotel is in a very central location .. just off exit 17 in Portloaise, there are also other food outlets to eat connected to the hotel building .. O' Brien sandwichs, Chicken Hut, etc. We will be back :)

Fearsiúlach scored 3 / 5 on 20/03/2013

Good leisure facilities. Convenient to Cork/Limerick motorway. It's a good 30/40 min. walk from centre of town if you do not have transport. Pity TV is from the last century. Does not have all local channels (eg RTÉ News Now, RTÉ Junior) as it is not digital... come on!

Tom scored 5 / 5 on 06/03/2013

Great experience - visited on Saturday 2nd March 2013. Ten out of ten for John at Reception. Very pleasant welcoming and efficient. The Staff in the Restaurant on the same night were excellent and a beautiful meal was served. Really good value - keep up the good work. Miriam and Tom Taaffe from Meath - would definitely do it again.

Trish/ scored 4 / 5 on 19/02/2013

Only back from a two night stay at maldron.staff were extremely helpful, food was excellent, rooms were very clean and spacious.Bar was very small and no residence bar which i found very unusual,also there was no music on either of the nights.Over all lovely hotel and we got a great package deal but its more for a quiet relaxing break.

B scored 4 / 5 on 12/12/2012

Location is great, just off M8 with several fast foods places next door. Staff were friendly and helpful. Dinner was good, full of flavour and plenty of it. The only downside was eating in the conference room due to a Christmas party in the main restaurant. The experience could easily have been improved by the addition of some tablecloths so that we didn't feel like we were eating dinner at a desk and also by closing the door, which would have minimised the smell of chlorine from the pool. Bedroom was fine, basic but clean and not noisy even facing the motorway. Breakfast was good. Didn't use the leisure facilities. Overall would return to this hotel.

Vlarkinmoore scored 2 / 5 on 06/11/2012

My husband and I wanted to go out for a meal and a drink so we decided to stay in the Maldron as it was close to home. On entering the foyer, my first impression was that it was very basic but clean and the receptionist though not overly friendly was very efficient. Our room was quite spacious and the bathroom looked immaculately clean - until I noticed the stains at the bottom of the shower curtain. We decided to have some tea and a smoke before going down to dinner and opened the window so that we wouldn't have to return to a smoke filled room. It was then that we noticed the really dirty net curtains that were just crying out to be washed. The restaurant was very basic but the meal, which was served by a nice efficient waitress, was quite tasteful. We returned to our room an hour or so later only to discover that the kettle had leaked quite a lot all over the courtesy tray and onto the floor. When my husband phoned reception, another kettle was promptly delivered to our room but this one also leaked. Not wanting to be troublesome, my husband brought the kettle down to reception along with water soaked tray and he was given another tray and kettle. Alas, the tray he was given was in a filthy condition with water marks, tea stains and crumbs on it. This was enough to make us want to go home but due to the fact that we had indulged in a couple of drinks we were obliged to spend the night here and so decided to retire for the night. While my husband was at reception, I noticed that the floors were only vacuumed wherever the vacuum cleaner would fit. There were dust marks under the bedside lockers and quite a lot of dust behind the unit which held the television set. Another surprise awaited us when we pulled back the shams on the bed - the lining on them was full of stains. Next morning we went down to the restaurant just before 7 AM and looked forward to a nice breakfast. There was a great selection of food available but once again I was let down by the stains on top of the toaster and the crumbs and stains on the tray which was supposed to catch the bread when it finished toasting. As it was so early in the morning and we were the only guests in the restaurant at the time, I can only assume that the toaster and tray are rarely if ever cleaned. The breakfast wasn't up to standard either. The cereals were fine but unfortunately the fry was cold.

Lisa scored 1 / 5 on 01/11/2012

2 stars there was no music both nights of a bank holiday no atmosphere in the bar nothing for the kids to do i would not be returning .

Rachel scored 5 / 5 on 31/10/2012

We recently stayed here for one night as we were attending a wedding nearby in Portlaoise. The staff at the hotel were excellent both on the phone & on arrival & throughout our stay. They were friendly, informative with directions, organising taxi's etc. The room itself was bright, spacious, spotlessly clean & very warm & comfortable. Our deal included breakfast which was lovely, plenty to choose from , buffet style & really enjoyable. Would we stay again, yes definitely. Very convenient for the town as only a short drive away & if needing a taxi the fare was only €6. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would highly recommend.

Patrick scored 4 / 5 on 03/10/2012

really enjoyed my stay, staff was very friendly and helpful,

Agnes scored 5 / 5 on 25/09/2012

First class staff, all inquiries dealt with swiftly and pleasantly, restaurant very good all meals delicious nothing too much trouble, rooms comfortable, and kept spotless. Special mention for Robbie, Mary and Lulah the chef she makes a perfect pasta. Only negative was the reception and foyer too clinical looks like a doctor or dentist reception area. They helped make a wonderful holiday. 5 stars Agnes & Jim Simpson Blantyre Glasgow

Ber scored 1 / 5 on 20/08/2012

Hi..we as a family of four,(2 adults 2 kids),arrived at d Maldron on Monday afternoon,we were greeted by a really lovely receptionist called Marie..we went to our room to find we were looking out on to a high roof covered in cigarette butts and d room was dark..i asked to b moved as we were staying five nights and again Marie accomadated us to a much nicer room..The kids enjoyed the pool and games room..We had dinner at the hotel that night,we found the restaurant filthy,the lightshades over our table were covered with flies,there were flies in the restaurant..on the back wall there is this art piece and its walking with the dust,very hard to enjoy your breakfast whilst sitting next to it..the carpet was filthy..that was our only night eating there as it was very expensive plus the food was not great,we got garlic mushrooms and they were rock hard,my daughter got the chicken and again that was burnt to a for the rest of the week we were gone early mornings and back late evenings...on our last night,(Fri night),there was noise all night on the corridoors outside our room,at one point one of them fell up against our door,they were all totally intoxicated and didnt give a damn about others trying to kids were terrified,this was from 12.30 to 3.30am whether a taxi dropped people off or whether they came from the bar,the noise again was unbelivable,people shouting and being rowdy and the worst thing was noone approached them to say keep it down..none as in staff our the receptionist that night..there definetly should be a porter on for the night to deal with situations like ive just mentioned..To be honest the only good thing i could be positive about was that the kids loved the pool as they would and that Marie the receptionist was most helpful with any queries i had..other than that its not a place for families,its only a stop off for business people staying the one night..the reception we got on the Tuesday morning in the breakfast room and the one we got on the Saturday mornig were miles apart,we found our own way round the first few mornings but on Saturday morning when it was all busy we were shown to our table and wished that we would enjoy our breakfast..the standard drops early week and picks up again for the week-end..not good enough,the standard should be the same no matter what day of the week you are there..suffice it to say we will not be staying there again and will not be recommending it to anyone..

Mary scored 3 / 5 on 11/04/2012

lovely place with fantastic restaurant but staff very scarce

Chris scored 5 / 5 on 13/03/2012

Recently stayed at the maldron hotel portlaoise, found the staff excellence, great food, great value , had a lovely time, Chris

Sean scored 4 / 5 on 28/02/2012

Visited hotel on the weekend of 24th February 2012. Reception stafv were excellent and friendly as were the other staff through out our stay. Leisure facilities were excellent also. One point I would make is that the bedroom was on the cool side. Thanks

Miriam scored 5 / 5 on 21/02/2012

Had agrate time. Staff were very frindly and helpfull.Food in restrant was delicious.Only bad point restarant layout and bar no music.Will be back

Con scored 4 / 5 on 27/12/2011

Only stayed one night.Hotel very good. Rooms spacious,well equipped and spotlessly clean.Breakfast very tasty with a very good choice.Would strongly reccomend the Maldron.4 star

Ocarolan scored 4 / 5 on 10/11/2011

Really enjoyed our stay at the Maldron. Staff were very friendly and really helpful. Rooms were lovely and clean. The pool was great and the pool staff were very pleasant. Had dinner in the restaurant and the food was delicious, nice selection for breakfast and all very tasty. Like others have mentioned, the only downfall was the bar - its a small section of the restaurant and does not have residents bar. Other than that I cannot say a bad word about the Hotel. Would definitely go back.

Elaine scored 3 / 5 on 04/10/2011

i enjoyed my stay in the maldron.Room was really nice and spacious and bed very comfy! Bar was a let down though. also the lighting in the room was very poor,found it hard to read in the bedroom. staff were friendly and helpfull and i would stay again.

Higgs scored 5 / 5 on 23/08/2011

Enjoyed our stay in the Maldron very much. Thanks Lidl

Tony scored 5 / 5 on 12/07/2011

excellent value for money, lovly friendly staff and the room was spotless, great location with food mall next door...only thing the bar closes very early with no residents bar...tony limerick

Carl scored 4 / 5 on 27/05/2011

We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel, staff where very friendly, rooms where a very good size and the leisure facilities where very good. The only negative things I would say is that the bar was very small and seems to be on top of the restaurant, and the reception design seems to be very cold and uninviting. But I would recommend and go back to this hotel

Bernadette scored 4 / 5 on 01/05/2011

We had a fantastic weekend and would visit the hotel again. The only thing missing is a residents bar and the services of a night porter.

Anthony scored 3 / 5 on 05/04/2011

enjoyed hotel first time staying/staff very nice and very obliging/only problem no residence bar and no music other than that /very good price for what we got will use it again

Noel scored 4 / 5 on 05/04/2011

We Had s 50th wedding anniversary there and had a very good time. There is no residents bar which is a downfall however we were accommadated really well and have no complaints. This was a very good value for money 2 night break away. Thanks to all the staff for their help throughout the weekend

Laura scored 1 / 5 on 24/03/2011

Stayed here 2 nights and the first was on the side near the motor way and we never got a wink of sleep, between the noise and the heat, with no fans available it made our first night a disaster and with a 2yr old child...always thought the Maldron hotels were geared towards children apart from the pool nothin else here for her to do.Staff nice and food in resturant v tastey.

Barbara scored 5 / 5 on 22/03/2011

We had a very nice stay recently for two nights at the Maldron Portlaoise. The Hotel was lovely and had everything you would require for a great weekend. I would especially recommend the lesiure facilities which are excellent. Our only small grip was the size of the bar/lounge area which is very small and the area around reception could be made more comfortable and inviting it was a little bare and would have have been nice to have somewhere to relax an read a news paper or sit and chat other than in your room. Over all excellent value and we will definitely try some of the other hotels on the lidl breaks site.

Tara scored 5 / 5 on 03/01/2011

lovely room,, very clean and modern. The restaurant and bar were like a school canteen, all in the one room, no entertainment or atmosphere. Had a nice stay though, about %u20AC8 in a taxi to the town.

Liz scored 3 / 5 on 28/10/2010


Orla scored 5 / 5 on 23/08/2010

Perfectly clean, pleasant staff, good size bedroom for family, pool good, breakfast good. Only problem is the bar and restaurant area in the evening and nt. bar v small and the decor would not entice anyone to lounge and have a drink. Also nothing in the area for kids. Leaflets in reception for pet farm in raheen. Got directions from Jessy. Drove there to find it hasn't been open at all this year. Overall we enjoyed the break tho. Kids enjoyed and loved pool. wouldn't go back or recommend this area though. But yes I feel the Lidl breaks are excellent value for money

Trixie scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010

Lovely hotel with a great leisure area , and very relaxing beauty treament room , rooms are well sized for families , very clean and well kept , staff very friiendly and oblidging , enjoyed our stay .

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