Discounted Entry For Guests

Present your Maldron Hotel Portlaoise key card to avail of fantastic discounts at these top attractions. See our hotel information booklet for more information.

Roll 'n Bowl

A very short 7-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, Roll ‘n Bowl is the number 1 location for all your entertainment needs. Whether it’s fun with your friends or relaxing with your children, they cater for everyone needs in our two-tiered warm and friendly complex. Choose the soft play area, bowling, laser quest, crazy golf or the roller disco, the choice is yours. Discounted rate of €20 per lane offered for bowling (normal price €30) and €5 per child for the soft play area (normal price €7). Booking is advised by calling +353 (0)57 867 0005.

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise town brings the best in theatre, film, music, dance and visual arts to the heart of Ireland and is a cultural and community hub for Laois. Dunamaise Arts Centre is home to a 238 seat theatre, an exhibition gallery, meeting spaces and a restaurant. The arts centre is only a 6-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Portlaoise and guests receive a 10% discount. Phone +353 87 866 3355 for more information.

Odeon Cinema Portlaoise

Situated on Church Street, a 7-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, Odeon Cinema Portlaoise is a state-of-the-art cinema for blockbusters in 2-D or 3-D format, offering a range of family and student deals. Maldron Hotel Portlaoise guests receive discounted Odeon Portlaoise cinema tickets, with single tickets costing €8. Phone +353 57 8662626 to book.

Enjoy our movie meal deal which includes a 2-course meal from our set menu and a ticket to Odeon cinema for only €22.95 pp.

Supershot Paintball

Only a 12km drive from the hotel, the facilities in Supershot are second to none with state of the art equipment, male and female dressing rooms, a kitchen for meals and fully-trained marshals to ensure you are safe and have a great time. Paintball is normally €30 pp, but we are offering a discounted rate of €25 pp for guests (over 13’s only). Splatball is normally €25 pp, but is discounted to €20pp for our guests (9-12-year-olds). Phone +353 (0)86 377 7499 for more information or to book. Please note that a minimum number of 8 apply.

Barrowline Cruisers & Barrow Way Bike Hire

Just a 17-minute drive from the hotel, explore the beautiful hidden gems of the Midlands at a leisurely pace on a quality hybrid, mountain or electric bike. Follow the ancient towpath along the stunning Grand Canal and River Barrow or choose from one of the lovely routes mapped out, including a 14km route where you can pop into a traditional thatch pub along the way. Bikes come with helmet, lock, pump and puncture repair kit. You may even want to combine your adventure with a trip on a cosy traditional-style barge on the ancient waterways, offered by the other award-winning family business, Barrowline Cruisers.  20% discount for all our guests. Open all year round. Phone +353 (0)57 8626060 for more information or to book your place.

Donaghmore Workhouse Musuem

A unique place in County Laois, Donaghmore Workhouse Museum, 30-minutes drive from Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, aims to tell the story of the families who lived and died within the famine workhouse walls before, during and after the Great Famine. As a result of the Great Famine era of 1845-1849 about 1,200 people, or 10% of the population of the area, were forced to seek refuge here. The museum uses guided and self-guided tours, combined with various exhibits, to explain the socio-economic conditions which led to the establishment of this and other workhouses. On visiting Donaghmore Workhouse Museum you will see the authentically restored original dormitories, a kitchen and a waiting hall. Open all year round, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm as well as Weekends and Public Holidays from 2pm to 5pm. Adults €5/ Family €10/ Student/Senior €3. 20% Discount off rates for our guests. Phone +353 (0)86 8296685 for more information or to buy your tickets.

Stradbally Lake Fishing

Visit the lake and enjoy Trout Fishing from 1-3kg over 3 hours. The lake, only a 14-minute drive from the hotel, consists of 6 acres of fully stocked brown trout. Guests in the hotel can enjoy a discounted rate of €10 per adult (normal price €15) and kids €7.50 (normal price €10). Rod hire is available on arrival at €5pp while you can also purchase bait on site. Phone +353 (0)87 9488483 for more information or to book.

Kilvahan Horsedrawn Caravans

Award-winning horse-drawn carriage trips give you the opportunity to step outside the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Take a break from the real world and find yourself in the beauty of the Irish Midlands. Hire a carriage or horse-drawn caravan for just a couple of hours or full day. Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is only an 11-minute drive from Kilvahan and guests receive 15% discount. Please call Kilvahan Horsedrawn Caravans on +353 57 87 35178 for reservations and avail of your discount.

 

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For more information or to book, call us on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email info.portlaoise@maldronhotels.com. See our hotel information booklet for more information on nearby attractions.

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  • General Hotel Information

    What time is check-in?

    Check-in time is from 3pm on the day of arrival. In the case of earlier arrival, we try our best to accommodate our guests where possible without any additional costs. Please note that an earlier check-in is subject to room availability. If a guest expects to arrive after 11pm, we would appreciate it if you could let our reception team know via phone on +353 (0)57 869 5900.

    What time is check-out?

    Check-out time is at 12 noon on the day of departure. In the cases of late departure, we try our best to accommodate our guests where possible. Please note that a late check-out is subject to room availability and available until 3pm at a cost of €20. If you plan to avail of a late check-out, please arrange with our reception team during your stay.

    Does the hotel offer baggage storage?

    Yes, you can leave your luggage with the reception until your room is ready or you are ready to depart.

    Does the hotel have WiFi?

    Yes, complimentary high-speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel and bedrooms.

    Is there a laundry service available?

    Yes, you can leave your laundry with us and we’ll take care of it. Please note that additional charges do apply.

    What do I do if I accidentally left some items in the hotel?

    If you have left any items behind following your stay at the hotel, please contact our reception directly via phone on +353 (0)57 869 5900 and our team will be happy to organise collection or postage if the item is found.

    Are pets permitted in the hotel?

    No, pets are not allowed in the hotel, with the exception of guide and assistance animals.

    Is the hotel reception desk open 24 hours a day?

    Yes, the reception desk is operating 24 hours day.

    What is the hotel’s smoking policy?

    At Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, we operate a strictly non-smoking policy throughout the entire hotel. A deep cleaning fee will be charged to guests who are found to be in breach of our no smoking policy.

    Is the hotel accessible?

    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering very good levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

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    Do you sell gift vouchers?

    Yes, gift vouchers are available to purchase at the hotel reception desk or online. Gift vouchers can be used in all Maldron Hotels, in our sister brand, Clayton Hotels and selected partner hotels, The Gibson Hotel, The Belvedere Hotel and Hotel 7, meaning a choice of over 40 hotels in Ireland and the UK.

    Do you provide printing facilities for boarding passes?

    Yes, our reception team can assist with printing your boarding pass.

    Does the hotel offer currency exchange?

    No, we don’t offer currency exchange at the hotel, but we will be happy to direct you to the nearest facility.

    Do you supply travel adapters?

    Yes, travel adapters are available at reception.

    Are there babysitting services available?

    Yes, we offer babysitting services. Please ask when making your reservation.

    Does the hotel offer any family facilities and activities?

    Yes, our Crafty Kids Club is available during the school holidays from 6.30pm to 8pm each evening. For big kids and little kids, we have a games room in the hotel which provides hours of entertainment for the whole family. We also have swimming lessons available in Club Vitae. Please call +353 (0)57 869 5960 for more information or to enquire.

    Do you have any special family hotel deals or packages?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Portlaoise offers a number of family packages and hotel deals for your visit to the Midlands. Visit our special offers page or call us directly on +353 (0)57 869 5900 for more information.

  • Location & Parking

    How far is the hotel from Portlaoise town?

    Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is located 2km from Portlaoise town centre, less than a 5-minute drive. The hotel is located at Exit 17 off the M7 Motorway and therefore easily accessible More information you can find on our location page.

    Is there parking near the hotel?

    Yes, we offer secure complimentary car parking at the hotel with space for approximately 300 cars.

    Are there any shopping areas nearby?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is perfectly located for a shopping break in the Midlands and close to several great shopping centres. Laois Shopping Centre and Kildare Village are just a 15-minute drive from our hotel and Whitewater Shopping Centre is a 20-minute drive away. As our guest, you can avail of a discount voucher which entitles you to 10% off most stores in the Kildare Village Outlet.

    How close are public transport links to the hotel?

    The hotel is located 2km from Portlaoise train station and 2km to the bus depot. A taxi from the train station will cost approximately €6 – €8.

    What is there to see and do around the hotel?

    The central location makes Maldron Hotel Portlaoise the perfect base for you when exploring Ireland’s Midlands. We are near Mondello ParkKildare Village, Curragh Racecourse, and the Slieve Bloom Mountains as well as many other top attractions in Co Laois, such as Emo Court & Gardens, Rock of Dunamase, Birr Castle, Kildare National Stud and Stradbally.

    Does the hotel offer a Shuttle Bus or Taxi Service to Electric Picnic?

    We can arrange a taxi to Electric Picnic for you. Please get in touch with our reception team.

    How far is the Hotel from the Curragh Racecourse?

    The hotel is located 41km from the Curragh Racecourse. Take exit 12 off the M7 Motorway.

    Is there a car rental station near the hotel?

    Yes, there is a car rental station located just 2km and a short 5-minute drive from the hotel. Please ask our reception team for more information and directions.

  • Rooms & Amenities

    What room types does the hotel offer?

    Maldron Hotel Portlaoise boasts a total of 90 comfortable hotel rooms. Depending on your needs, you can choose between 4 different room types, including Standard Double Rooms, Superior Rooms, Family Rooms and Executive Rooms. We also a number of interconnecting rooms available at the hotel.

    Are there wheelchair accessible rooms available?

    Maldron Hotel Portlaoise has 5 fully wheelchair accessible rooms available which have a larger floor space, larger bedroom entrance, adapted bathroom facilities and an assistance alarm linked directly to the hotel reception.

    Does the hotel have family rooms?

    Yes, we offer a number of spacious family rooms. All of our family rooms accommodate either 2 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years. If you should need some more space, we also have interconnecting rooms available. For a special rate on interconnecting rooms, call the hotel on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email res.portlaoise@maldronhotels.com.

    Can I get a cot or camp bed in my room?

    Yes, cots are available. As there is limited availability, please note this at the time of your reservation to avoid disappointment.

    Are the hotel rooms air-conditioned?

    Yes, air-conditioning is available in all guest bedrooms.

    Do the bathrooms have a shower or a bath?

    All hotel bedrooms have a bath and shower.

    Does the hotel offer wake-up calls?

    Yes, we do offer wake-up calls. Please speak to a member of the reception team to arrange.

    What amenities are included in the room?

    All our hotel rooms have a hairdryer, iron and ironing board, in-room safe as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Dining

    What dining options are available at the hotel?

    Our Grain & Grill bar and restaurant serves up the finest local produce to enjoy for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Does the hotel offer breakfast?

    Yes, we are renowned for a great selection of breakfast options available each morning. Choose from traditional grilled breakfast items as well as healthier and nutritious options to kickstart your morning. Breakfast is served at our Grain & Grill restaurant 7 days a week from 7am to 10am Monday to Friday and from 8am to 11am at weekends and bank holidays (for those who like to have a lie-in).

    If breakfast isn’t included in your rate, you can still purchase breakfast for an additional €11 for adults and €6 for kids.

    What are the opening times of the Grain & Grill?

    Lunch is served at Grain & Grill restaurant from 12.30 to 2.30 Monday to Saturday and from 12.30 pm to 3pm Sundays and Bank Holidays.

    I am staying on a Sunday. Do you serve food on Sundays?

    The hotel offers breakfast from 8am to 11am, Lunch from 12.30pm to 3pm and an Early Bird/A La Carte menu from 5.30pm to 8.00 pm on Sundays.

    Does the restaurant cater food for allergies?

    Yes, all of our menus have a full allergy listing. Please inform your waiter if you have any allergies, vegetarian or dietary requirements and our kitchen team will be delighted to assist.

    Does Gain & Grill offer a dedicated kid’s menu?

    Yes, we offer a dedicated menu for our little ones. In addition, kids can also enjoy a 2-course meal plus a drink for €10.95 (under 12’s).

    Do you provide room service?

    Yes, in-room dining is available daily. You can order from our Click & Go menu, available through our Guest Service Platform. The food can be collected at the collection point in our restaurant at your requested time.

    Is there a reservation for dinner required?

    No, a dining reservation is in general not required. However, we advise you to reserve your table in advance to avoid disappointment. To pre-book, please contact our team via phone on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email res.portlaoise@maldronhotels.com.

    Is there any entertainment available in the hotel?

    Yes, we have live music available on selected nights.

    Do you cater for large groups? Can I book a private dining space for a special occasion?

    Yes, we cater for large groups and special occasion. To enquire, please contact us via phone on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email res.portlaoise@maldronhotels.com.

  • Leisure Facilities

    Does the hotel offer a swimming pool and gym facilities on-site?

    Yes, our leisure centre has a 20m swimming pool with a separate kiddies pool. We also have a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room on-site. For our more active guests, we provide a fully equipped and state-of-the-art gym catering for cardio, core and strength training. Whether you want to maintain your workout routine or plan to relax and unwind, you can do both in Club Vitae at Maldron Hotel Portlaoise.

    How deep is the pool in Club Vitae leisure centre?

    The pool depth is 1.2 meters.

    What are the opening hours of the leisure facilities?

    The leisure facilities at Maldron Hotel Portlaoise opens from 7am to 10pm Monday to Friday and from 8am to 8pm on weekends and bank holidays.

    Kids are welcome until 6:45pm daily. Extended summer hours (July & August) until 7pm.

    Is there an age limit for using the leisure facilities?

    Yes, children under 14 years old must be fully supervised and have a parent or guardian in the pool with them at all times. Please note that under 16’s are not permitted to use the steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym.

    Is the use of the leisure facilities complimentary for guests?

    Yes, the use of our leisure facilities is complimentary to all of our guests.

    Is there a spa in the hotel?

    Yes, the ALken Beauty Clinic is located on the first floor of the hotel. They offer a variety of complementary holistic treatments and also a range of beauty treatments tailored to suit your needs. To make a booking contact us on +353 (0)57 869 5933 or email info@alken.ie.

    What are the opening times from the spa area?

    The opening times are from 10am to 6pm Tuesday to Saturday. Should you require a Sunday appointment, advance booking is required with a minimum of four people. You can contact the spa team directly on +353 (0)57 869 5933.

  • Meetings & Events

    Are there meeting and event room facilities available at the hotel?

    Yes, we have 11 flexible meeting rooms available, suitable for business meetings, group meetings, training courses and exhibitions.

    Does the hotel facilitate conferences?

    Yes, our hotel does facilitate conferences.

    How many people do your meeting rooms accommodate?

    Depending on the meeting room layout, our largest meeting room (Abbeyleix Suite) can accommodate up to 100 people theatre style.

    What equipment is included in the meeting rooms?

    All our meeting rooms are equipped with flipcharts, stationery, mints, water and an LCD projector. In addition, free high-speed WiFi will be provided complimentary in all meeting rooms as well as air conditioning. Our meeting rooms have natural daylight and blackout curtains.

    Are there food and beverage options available?

    Yes, we have a variety of refreshments and dining options as well as customised menus available for meetings to suit your budget and requirements. For more information, please contact our meetings team via phone on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email info.portlaoise@maldronhotels.com.

    Do you have corporate rates available?

    Yes, we have corporate rates and packages available. Should you wish to inquire about setting up a preferred agreement, feel free to contact Lisa Sinnott lsinnott@maldronhotels.com or call +353 (0)57 869 5900.

  • Booking & Cancellation

    What is Make It Maldron and how do I sign up?

    Signing up and being part of Make it Maldron means you can save €10/£10 per room per night every time you book directly on our website (excludes selected sale and promotional special offers). To sign up, visit our ‘Make It Maldron’ page and join in 3 simple steps to ensure your discount is applied to all future online bookings.

    Can I claim back on the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme?

    Yes, we are delighted to confirm that all Maldron Hotels are registered for the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme. That means if you stay with us between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021 you can claim up to €125 under this scheme, please see revenue.ie for more information and details.

    What is the best way to make a reservation?

    The best way to book is online on our website where you can easily see our best rates and what exclusive offers and packages are available. Alternatively, you can call us on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email res.portlaoise@maldronhotels.com.

    What should I do if I haven’t received a booking confirmation?

    If you have not received your booking confirmation, try to check your spam/junk folder. If you still haven’t received it, please contact our reservations team on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email res.portlaoise@maldronhotels.com and they will be happy to help or to re-issue a new confirmation.

    What payment methods does the hotel accept?

    Maldron Hotel Portlaoise accepts all major credit/debit cards and cash payments.

    What is the hotel’s credit/debit card policy?

    A valid credit/debit card is required to secure all bookings made online or over the phone, unless in cases where this is otherwise stated. Please note that nothing is charged to the card at booking stage when booking directly with the hotel (with the exception of advance purchase offers or bookings that require a deposit. This will be clearly outlined in the special offer terms and conditions).

    For all rooms that are being paid for in cash must be accompanied with photographic ID. No rooms will be let unless payment is guaranteed.

    What age are children for the purpose of hotel packages?

    Under 12’s are considered to be children.

    How do I make a group or multiple room booking?

    To make a group or multi-room booking, please contact our reservations team via phone on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email res.portlaoise@maldronhotels.com and they’re happy to assist you with your request.

    Are there any age restrictions when booking a hotel room?

    To book a hotel room, you must be at least 18 years old. All under 18s must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.

    Can I show up at the hotel without a booking?

    Yes, we can accept walk-in bookings. However, we would always recommend to call ahead to the hotel or booking online prior to arriving to secure your reservation and to avoid disappointment.

    Can I extend my stay?

    Yes, depending on availability, we’ll be happy to accommodate you for further nights at an additional cost. Please contact our reception team if you plan to extend your stay.

    How do I amend or cancel my booking?

    If you have booked directly with the hotel, you can amend or cancel your booking by visiting the ‘Manage Booking’ section on our website by using your confirmation number and email address. Alternatively, you can call us directly on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email res.portlaoise@maldronhotels.com to cancel or amend your booking.

    What is the cancellation policy?

    If you have booked the reservation directly with the hotel over the phone or online, Maldron Hotel Portlaoise offers free cancellation up to 2pm on the day prior to arrival unless advance purchase non-refundable rate was selected. Please note that some special offers and key dates outlined in the terms and conditions may specify a special cancellation policy applicable to that offer and date.

    How can I cancel my reservation if I booked via a third-party website?

    If you have booked via a third-party website, you will need to contact the third-party website directly to amend or cancel your booking as we cannot do that on your behalf. Please note that they have their own cancellation policies, so please refer to your confirmation email.

    What does the “no-show” policy entail?

    If a guest makes a reservation and fails to show up or doesn’t cancel the reservation successfully then we will take payment for the first night’s stay from the credit or debit card provided at the time of booking. If your booking is advance purchase, the total amount will be non-refundable and you will incur a 100% penalty charge for the entire duration of your stay.

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