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Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel)
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Portlaoise
Thurles, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“It is a great hotel to stay in”
Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

I attended our Union Conference in this hotel recently and I must say I had a very pleasant stay. The Conference facilities are very good. The Hotel staff were always very helpful and the Accomodation and Restaurant were also very good. It is in a good location to the town and train station and has good car parking.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Formula1R
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PortlaoiseHeritage, Director of Sales at Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel), responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear Formula1R,

Thank you very much for shairng your experience with us.
We are delighted to hear that you found our conference facilities very good, and our team helpfull.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for either business or pleasure.

Thansk again for taking the time to write your review.


Regards and best wishes,

Aileen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Myself and my wife have just returned from a long weekend in this hotel.
The location is key for this hotel - slap-bang in the middle of the town within easy walking distance of all shops, pubs and restaurants.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Quiet despite its central location.
Cannot fault any of the amenities - rooms and public areas very comfortable.
Sure, there are "fancier" hotels - but these are generally soulless monstrosities isolated in the middle of fifty acres, miles from anywhere.
If that's what you want then this is not for you. But if you want a comfortable, lively break with plenty to do and see on your doorstep - then this fits the bill.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank EJ_on_tour
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PortlaoiseHeritage, Director of Sales at Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel), responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear EJ_on _tour,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and location.

We look forward to wecloming you back in the near future.

Regards and best wishes,

Aileen Dermody
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I have just returned from spending one night in the Heritage. I have stayed in this hotel twice before and I really think the standards are dropping. Everywhere could do with a coat of paint.I was glad to see that they have replaced blankets in bedrooms with a duvet.The tv in bedroom was a big ugly tv with very poor sound quality. We were first in dining room for breakfast and I could see that the carpet had not been hoovered. The carpet in the lift was also not hoovered. The breakfast was good and we had a nice meal in the steakhouse.But overall I would'nt be in a rush back to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Eimear99
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PortlaoiseHeritage, Director of Sales at Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel), responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Dear Eimear99,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel.

I am dissapointed to hear that you were unsatisified with your room and, that the hotel's surroundings were not to your liking.

It is only recieving such feedback that we can continute to improve our facilities and service.

Once again thanks for taking the time to highlight your thoughts they will be discussed at the next management meeting.

Regards and best wishes,

Aileen Dermody

Sales and Marketing Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Always good when I visit. Haven't been there in few years though. I noticed now parking is not completely free - used to be. Won't put me off but may effect others with alternative hotels available in Portlaoise with free parking. However very central. I asked for a top level room to leave windown open - don't like stuffy rooms. Was accommodated without fuss. One downside - sausages for breakfast had shrivelled like fingers in bath - left a bit too long on Bon Marie but tasted fine.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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PortlaoiseHeritage, Director of Sales at Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel), responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Manushamrock,


Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us.

We are delighted to hear that over all your experience with us was positive.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards and best wishes,

Aileen Dermody

Sales and Marketing Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

I am a regular and would suggest it is rising again after dipping from its opening highs. Fine airy hotel with good leisure club , gents could do with some repairs !. Fine choice of foods but could offer a better priced bar menu.
Drawback single TV with poor sound.
Rooms spacious , clean and very high standard.
Pity car parking is extra now for 10am-6pm.

Room Tip: Ask for 3rd floor away from kitchen extractors !
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank TJMTJM_12
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PortlaoiseHeritage, Director of Sales at Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel), responded to this review, February 3, 2013
Dear Margaret s,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Thanks again for your kind comments.

Regards and best wishes,

Aileen Dermody
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Duleek, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Reakky enjoyed my stay here. Breakfast was lovely ( yummy scrambled eggs)! If you are statying in a dinner B&B package you need to book your meal before your trip! We booked on the Friday for Saturday and the only times were 5 or 9.30! Rubbish times but fab food!!! Rooms were nice . The steam room was broken which meant the sauna was packed! Staff were great!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank Scarie
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PortlaoiseHeritage, Director of Sales at Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel), responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Scarie,

Thank you very much for sharing your kind comments with us.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your food your overall hotel experience.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Regards and best wishes,

Aileen Dermody
Sales and Marketing Manager
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Kildare, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed here for two nights on a family vacation for the first time. Had booked a family room but the room was more like a twin room with a fold out couch. It was a bit disappointing, our daughter noted that the room looked very different to the one in the picture when we were booking. I have to say the room was very clean but very very hot at night. Breakfast was ok, staff were not very efficent in keeping the flow of brown bread, pasteries and fruit stocked up. Hotel was very understaffed and it could be seen in the breakfast room and in the bar in the evening. We had a complentary dinner on one of the nights and the food in the restaurant was lovely. Wine menu is expensive, i think cheapest bottle was 25e. Pool temperature could defintely be turned up, it was a bit on the cool side for this time of year.
Staff were lovely, very friendly and helpful. Overall the hotel was nice, but it was just missing some spark. I dont know if i would return.

Room Tip: Ensure maybe that a family room is more than a fold out couch
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Chucky35
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Property: Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel)
Address: Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Ireland (Formerly Portlaoise Heritage Hotel)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Portlaoise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Portlaoise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre (Formerly the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel) 4*
Number of rooms: 115
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Designed to reflect style, planned with meticulous care to deliver service excellence, The Midlands Park Hotel has earned itself the reputation of being the most sought after hotel in Ireland. Nestled in the heart of Portlaoise Town, this sophisticated urban setting is perfect for business or pleasure. Its striking entrance creates an impressive sense of space and classic modern elegance. Our 115 deluxe bedrooms, incorporating executive rooms & suites offer the splendour of classic design with modern elegance and includes the latest in wireless internet technology complimentary. You will be spoiled for choice with our unique choice of Restaurants and Bars. Our White Flag Award Winning Health & Leisure Club is also available for all our guests. ... more   less 
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