I rang this hotel and specifcally asked if they had a band/singer in the lounge at the weekend. They said no but come Saturday night we were happy to see two guys setting up, very good singers but a bit late starting at 10.40 in the evening......very strange.
My main problem with this hotel is that there is no separate bar area, where you have your breakfast is where you drink in the evening or eat your dinner/lunch. There seems to be no dedicated staff, waiters are barmen and visa versa. There can be a wait sometimes when you want a drink. I felt quite sorry for the staff, they seemed run off their feet. I didn't like the fact they were setting up for breakfast while the band was playing.
There is no covered smoking area, can't understand this at all! And because the hotel was full the swimming pool was packed with kids jumping into the pool, we just couldn't enjoy it.
The hotel was clean and modern, staff were mostly friendly and polite. One guy did abruply tell us though that they were booked out for dinner......fair enough if they were but a little manners goes a long way.
To be honest I wouldn't stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located off the main Dublin - Cork/Limerick motorway the Maldron Hotel offers guests superior service, comfortable surroundings and all at an affordable price.Relax in our 20m swimming pool or enjoy a rejuvenating treatment in Body & Soul Therapy Rooms.The well known Stir Bar & Restaurant will satisfy all tastes and requirements. Compliment this with one of the recommended wines and the stresses and strains of the world will slowly slip away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portlaoise Maldron Hotel
- Comfort Inn Portlaoise