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“Great service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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O'Loughlins Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Portlaoise
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2010

One of my favourite stops on my way to Dublin. The staff could not be more helpful and accommodating. A real sense of pride is shown by staff which makes for a welcome, friendly and enjoyable experience.
I am yet to enter O'Loughlins without seeing a family member making sure everything is in order. I really enjoy this family run hotel!!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Thank paddyoconnell11
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Carlow, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2010

this hotel was exactly what i needed. i stayed here on a business trip and i dont have a negative comment to say about this hotel. staff very helpful. rooms as good as new, food was brilliant and the craic in the bar was great in the evening.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank avenue17
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ivoroloughlin, Owner at O'Loughlins Hotel, responded to this review, 3 February 2011
Dear avenue17,

Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback on your stay. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are very proud of the atmosphere we have created and maintained throughout our hotel. We are a small family run hotel, and we rely on our great customer service, food and reasonable rates to compete with larger hotels in the town.
I do hope you will call to us again in the near future and I'm sure your next stay will be as pleasant as your last.

With thanks,

Ivor O'Loughlin
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Carlow, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2010

I stopped off in O' Loughlin's Hotel with my boyfriend on the way to Dublin. We both availed of the early bird menu which is extemely good value (two courses for under 15 euro). I had chicken curry and it was definitly the nicest curry I've ever tasted. My boyfriend had a beef burger which was really tasty. The staff were really attentive and friendly. The decor is slightly dated but doesn't take from the overall friendly and homely feel of the hotel. We'll definitely come here again if we are ever in Portlaoise.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anita26043
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ivoroloughlin, Owner at O'Loughlins Hotel, responded to this review, 3 February 2011
Dear Anita26043,

I would like to thank you for your recent review of our hotel. We are a family run hotel and really pride ourselves on serving good quality wholesome food at reasonable prices. We are currently looking into an overall re-vamp of the bar area in the hotel which may bring it more up to date! I am also pleased to hear that you were happy with the service you received during your trip. Hopefully we will see you again the next time you are passing and feel a little peckish!!

With Thanks,

Ivor O'Loughlin
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2010

Came across this hotel by chance after leaving the main motorway to Dublin when my husband became tired when driving up from Killarney with a friend of ours. The reception is a tad dated and I was kind of sceptical at first. Both the man and the young girl who were in the reception were very friendly. We had nice clean rooms and the bathrooms are spacious and bright with a nice range of toiletries. We went out in town and came back late but it was no trouble to get a drink even although they do not have a residents bar. The man who brought our drinks was a real delight and spent some chatting even although it was very late by this time and clearly he should have been off home!!

Breakfast next morning was excellent (included in the price of the room) with superb Irish fare and loads of wonderful brown bread and toast.

Would not hesitate to use this again - great location near to the Curragh for any fellow racegoers!!.

The staff here are the real jewels in this establishment and O'loughlins would do well to keep them at all costs.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank marilynnicolson
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ivoroloughlin, Owner at O'Loughlins Hotel, responded to this review, 24 September 2010
Dear guest,

I am thrilled to hear that your stay with us was an enjoyable one. We pride ourselves in our attention to our customers. As a small family run hotel, we cannot compete with some of the facilities that the larger hotels can offer but we make up for it with a personal touch. I thank you for your recommendation and hopefully we will have the priveledge of seeing you again (maybe for the races in he Curragh) soon.

Many thanks,

Ivor O'Loughlin.
Hotel Owner.
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2010

I stayed here with a big group - mix of colleagues, clients and friends. From the moment we arrived the staff could not do enough to make us feel at home, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were very comfortable and cleaned everyday. The food in the bar was lovely, especially the breakfast which is included in the room price - excellent value. I had forgotten a few things for an event that we were at and the hotel were happy to lend me what I needed - again nothing was to much truoble. Every morning we were greeted with a smile and a chat, always asking how the event was going etc. The hotel is right in the middle of Portlaoise main street - very central.All in all it was a great experience, great staff and unbelieveable value - we've booked again for next year and looking forward to it already.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KimBehan
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ivoroloughlin, Owner at O'Loughlins Hotel, responded to this review, 17 September 2010
Dear gottocatchemall,

I would like to thank you for taking time to review our hotel. In this age of large impersonal hotels (mostly bank owned) we pride ourselves on our customer service as we are a small family owned and run hotel. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience with us and really look forward to seeing you next year.

Yours sincerely,

Ivor O'Loughlin.
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

i found my stay in o'loughlins hotel to be excellent from start to finish

i felt the staff were very welcoming and helpful for the duration of my stay and the food was exceptional (especially given the reasonable prices). The room itself was spotless, comfortable and very tastefully furnished and there is a really nice atmosphere about the place in general.

Given the very reasonable cost for quality received, i would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stevieg_03
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ivoroloughlin, Owner at O'Loughlins Hotel, responded to this review, 17 September 2010
Dear stevieg_03,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our hotel. We are a small family owned and run establishment competing against large bank owned hotels and it is great to hear that people still appreciate a personal touch. Our staff will be delighted to read your review.

Yours sincerely,

Ivor O'Loughlin
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east london
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2010

Excellent service from all the staff and very friendly and courteous.
We are looking forward to our next stay there

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rockEastLondon
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Additional Information about O'Loughlins Hotel

Property: O'Loughlins Hotel
Address: 30 Main Street, Portlaoise, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Portlaoise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Portlaoise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — O'Loughlins Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
O'Loughlins Hotel is a small, friendly family run hotel in the centre of Portlaoise. We serve excellent homecooked traditional meals from 7.30 am - 8 pm daily. With lively bars, open fires, delicious food and welcoming staff, we will make your stay in Portlaoise a memorable one. ... more   less 
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