Maldron Hotel Family Friendly Hotel in Portlaoise

The award-wining Maldron Hotel Portlaoise offers you and your family the perfect destination to escape to affordable luxury. With lots to do and explore locally, you can be sure to find something to entertain everyone in the family. Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is the perfect place to enjoy a hotel break in the midlands.
Kildare Village and The National Stud & Gardens are only a 20 minute drive from the Maldron Hotel.
They have many exciting things to do, with discounted family attractions nearby and their supervised
Kids Club throughout selected mid-term days and all school holidays. Even rainy days can be fun while you and the children splash away in a 20-meter swimming pool or avail of complimentary use of the Club Vitae leisure centre.

Perfectly situated just off Exit 17 on the M7 motorway, with 90 well-appointed comfortable bedrooms ranging from standard double rooms to spacious family bedrooms, Grain & Grill restaurant and Club Vitae leisure centre, Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is the ideal choice for all guests.

Grain & Grill restaurant will delight you with freshly prepared food and various options to choose from daily
carvery to family dining options. Discover the perfect destination for your family vacation.
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As a guests in the hotel, you can enjoy complimentary use of Club Vitae leisure facilities helping to relax after a long day or book a relaxing treatment in Alken Beauty Clinic.

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is also the perfect venue for celebrating special events or if you are attending a wedding in the area. Our newly refurbished meeting facilities offer natural daylight, air-conditioned rooms and free high-speed Wi-Fi.

Meet-up Midway! Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is the most centrally located hotel in Ireland. They are 2km from Portlaoise town centre, 45 minutes from Dublin and just over 1 hour from Cork and there is ample complimentary car parking available. Maldron Portlaoise is a perfect place to stay for exploring Ireland.

Supervised Kids Club throughout selected days during school holidays.
(Kids Club throughout selected mid-term days and all school holidays in 2024.)

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Family Rooms at the Maldron Portlaoise

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise offers you a little bit more on your family break. Their spacious family rooms include 1 double bed, 1 single bed and 1 sofa bed, ideal for 2 adults and up to 3 kids under 12.

Larger & Interconnecting Family Rooms
It is easier for families to book interconnecting rooms or a second family room through our website. Just click Book Now, select the number of rooms required and an option to book adjacent or interconnecting rooms will appear if there is availability. To get more information on great value offers on family rooms, please call the hotel directly on +353 (0)57 8695900.

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Family Fun in the Midlands

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is the perfect place to stay for your family holiday or weekend break in Ireland’s Midlands. They are located close to Roll n Bowl Entertainment centre in Portlaoise and only 20 minutes by car from Kildare Village shopping outlet as well as The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens. Rain or sunshine, there is plenty of fun-filled outdoor and indoor activities for parents and kids alike.

Visit Grain & Grill bar and restaurant and enjoy a relaxing meal while the kids have fun ordering from the kid’s menu

Club Vitae leisure centre will give you and your family a chance to relax with complimentary access to our 20-meter pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and fully equipped gym. Children are allowed in the pool until 6.45pm and during the summer months (July and August) the kids times are extended until 7.00pm. Please note that all kids under the age of 14 years old must be fully supervised and have a parent or guardian in the pool with them at all times.

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Environmental Impact Team at Maldron Hotel Portlaoise.

Living Green is Maldron Hotel Portlaoise’s environment movement which inspires care for the environment as a way of life throughout the hotel.

They have partnered with Green Tourism, a hospitality specialist environment accreditation partner. Green Tourism has completed an Energy and Sustainability audit in the hotel, and  in 2021 they were accredited with gold status. As their Environmental Impact Team advances on this journey, they are committed and aim to reduce their carbon footprint by another 30% in the next 3 years. This award is acknowledged both nationally and internationally and is their first step in progressing on their green journey.

The Green Tourism initiatives began as a management decision but as a team, they fully understand the huge benefits of Living Green. They look forward to playing their part in protecting the environment for future generations to help secure the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry.

Travel and transport
As part of our commitment to Green Tourism, we have partnered with Barrow Way Bike Hire in Vicarstown, Co Laois. Bike rental can be arranged from reception in the hotel.

Living Green
To begin this journey, they have reduced water and energy consumption and have a waste prevention program in place. This policy is driven by their passionate Environmental Impact Team members who take charge and encourage all colleagues to comply. The team was recently set up with the aim of completing the following actions in 2021 to minimise our footprint on the environment:

Removal of waste from the front of the hotel which will reduce waste by 6 bags per week.
Installation of solar panels to reduce energy costs.
Installation of a pool cover in Club Vitae’s leisure centre to reduce energy costs.
Tree planting on our hotel grounds to offset their carbon footprint on distance traveled to work by all their employees.
Energy saving – all employees encouraged to turn off lights and appliances when not in use.
TV’s set to low resolution.
Water aerators installed throughout the hotel to control the flow of water thereby conserving it.
Sensor lights added to common spaces.
Waste minimisation – non-perishable and short shelf-life foods will be given to a local charity.
Bike to Work scheme – promotion internally to encourage staff to cycle to work.

Moving away from single-use products – bedrooms and bathrooms are fitted with refillable soaps and shower gels and eco-friendly paper straws are used throughout the hotel.

Directions to Maldron Hotel Portlaoise:-

Driving Directions
Travelling from Dublin Airport
Journey time – approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes

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Travelling from Cork City
Journey time approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes

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Travelling from Limerick
Journey time approximately 1 hour and 7 minutes

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Travelling from Galway
Journey time approximately 2 hours

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Public Transport
Bus services
Bus Eireann, Kavanaghs and Dublin Coach all operate services across the road from Laois shopping centre. For more information visit

From Portlaoise Train Station
A taxi from Portlaoise train station to the hotel typically takes 5 minutes and costs approximately €6 to €8. The journey by foot will take 20 minutes.

Come out of the train station, turn right and walk down to the end of the road
Turn Left and walk up towards the Abbeyleix Road
The hotel is located at the end of the Abbeyleix Road close to the M7 Motorway

Car Parking
The car park at Maldron Hotel Portlaoise is complimentary for both guests and visitors with space for over 300 cars. Wheelchair accessible parking is available at the front of the hotel. The hotel offers a CCTV monitored car park so you can feel safe while staying with us.