Stayed here on a great deal, €79pps for 2 nights B+B plus 1 evening meal.
Staff are all incredibly friendly/helpful, from reception to bar to restaurant to cleaners.
Rooms are very modern and have excellent fittings/furniture and very nice bathrooms, great hot water pressure etc.
Breakfast buffet selection is excellent for any taste. Full Irish selection of the usual, plus loads of cereals, fruit, pastries, etc.
Swimming pool and jacuzzi area is nice and clean and situated inside the hotel.
Dinner food portions are massive (I would say a bit too big/wasteful!) and the food was pretty good.
Specifically asked for a quiet room as I know hotels make their money on weddings and they can be loud. However got a room in earshot of the band and just above what I presume was an outdoor smoking area which had noisy conversation. I would suggest that anyone looking for a quiet room is given one at the FRONT of the hotel!
Dinner service was very very busy, and our main course took a ridiculous amount of time to arrive, and when it did arrive my steak was like the sole of a shoe even though I asked for it medium. No quibble taking it back and a juicy medium steak arrived 5 minutes later. We also got a pair of complimentary drinks for the inconvenience even though we didn't complain, a very nice touch.
Big sign outside the hotel on arrival saying "Bar Food All Day", but we arrived late evening on the Friday and by the time we went down to the bar at 9.45 the bar food had stopped, even though the sign was still outside! Room service costs 5 euro per person just for delivery, so a pair of sandwiches would have cost us 20 euro to have to our room because there was no food available anywhere else. Ended up walking to the local Texaco for food from their fridge. Suggest either extend the bar food hours a bit longer, or drop the ridiculous 5 euro per person room service fee.
Swimming pool changing room area had no toilet paper in any of the male toilets, and had no soap in any of the shower soap dispensers. A bit shoddy and easily fixed.
Overall I would say an 8/10. Our stay was far from ruined by any of the negatives which were really just minor annoyances. If you're a light sleeper either specifically ask for a room at the front of the hotel, or bring ear plugs with you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Four Star Killeshin Hotel is a contemporary hotel with roots in the past. We have 87 well appointed bedrooms with a crisp contemporary decor. Superb bar food is served daily from 12.30pm in our Cedar Bar and breakfast is served daily in the Cedar Bistro. Offering full leisure facilities, complimentary secure underground car parking and wifi. The Killeshin Hotel - Where award winning service matters ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise