Stayed in this B&B for one night while attending a family get-together in town. The house itself is lovely and well maintained, although not to my personal taste - very old fashioned, lots of fussy carpets and furnishings. The room we were shown to was very large with an enormous comfortable bed.
However, there were some issues - the proprietor told us in no uncertain terms that we were NOT to make any noise coming back in the evening as she had grandchildren staying and would not be impressed if she was awoken during the night. Any normal person with a bit of consideration would know this without having to be told. We were then told that our breakfast was at 9.45 and "9.45 MEANS 9.45". Felt a little like being in school rather than a weekend break.
I personally don't enjoy having to order my breakfast for the following morning in a B&B on arrival, which we were asked to do. I am not good with deciding well in advance what I'm going to feel like eating the next day. I understand for cooking purposes why this might be necessary though.
The tv remote didn't work, which was probably a good thing because we were so scared to make any noise we just kept the tv off in the end.
I can say for definite that I would not return to this B&B for another stay.
The B&B is very well located for staying in Portlaoise town.
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