From Glamping under the Stars to Stately Homes – Laois has something for everyone!

Spend time in Laois this Summer

We have been working on a guide to inspire your road trip to Laois this summer.

Pack the picnic blanket, gather the family and don’t forget the sunscreen in case of good weather. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakaway or a longer holiday in beautiful countryside, County Laois has it all.  We’ve gathered some of the best holiday offers to make sure you spend your time in Laois in comfort. Let us inspire your accommodation plans with anything from self-catering and camping to hotel breaks and B&Bs or if you’re looking for a spa break or 5* stay away, keep reading!

Self Catering, Glamping, Cabins

Glamping under the Stars

Award-winning Glamping Under the Stars is a truly magical place. Run by the Fingleton family, the picturesque location now features two very special boutique glampsites for guests to choose from: The ‘Mountain’ and The ‘Meadow’. Both offer guests a warm welcome and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in a fairytale setting.

Glamping under the stars.  Two-night break in June €450 for two adults and two children

Ranch Cabin

The Ranch Cabin is set on beautiful Laois farmland close to the borders of Laois, Kilkenny and Tipperary. Located in the centre of Ireland with easy access to the beauty of the Slieve Bloom mountains and peaceful countryside.

Ranch Cabin – 7-9th June – €400 for a family of four

The Lodge at Hushabye Farm

Set in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, it is the home of Ireland’s most friendly Alpaca herd. A place for a magical family stay away from the trappings of modern life.

Hushabye Farm – from €149 per night in June

B&Bs & Guesthouses

Inch House Ireland

Tradition, culture & hospitality. Inch House Ireland, one of the most exclusive Country Houses in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East and winner of The 2021/2022 Prestige Awards, Best Vacation Property in the Republic of Ireland and proud winner of the 15th Best Vacation Rental in Europe on Tripadvisor. Inch House Ireland is powered by sustainable solar energy and has an amenity of an electric car charger onsite for guest use.

Three-night Break in June for 2 adults from €308 per room sharing

Roundwood House

As a country house, Roundwood is unpretentious and charming, and manages to have that away-from-it-all feeling, from the moment you turn down the drive and see the centuries-old trees surrounding the house…” McKenna’s Guides, 100 Best 2019.   Situated at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Roundwood is an early Georgian house built in the 1730s. Both pretty and architecturally interesting, it boasts large beautifully proportioned bedrooms and warm, welcoming reception rooms. It also has many wonderful outbuildings to be explored.

B&B Accommodation – rates available on request


Maldron Hotel Portlaoise

The Maldron Hotel & Leisure Centre Portlaoise is regarded as one of the finest hotels in Laois. Value and comfort is what business and leisure travellers look for and Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise delivers both. A superior product at an affordable price is what you will receive in this hotel in Portlaoise.There are an array of great breaks in the Maldron Hotel, one of our favourites is the Kildare Village package for some retail therapy.   They are offering a fantastic shopping package which includes early check in, overnight accommodation, breakfast, €50 Kildare Village Shopping card (one per room).   The best of both worlds – shopping and leisure!

Kildare Village Shopping package from €90 per person sharing

The Midlands Park Hotel

The 4* Midlands Park Hotel is situated in Portlaoise Town Centre, ideally located only 1 hour from Dublin, 1.5 hours from Cork and just 5 minutes walk from Portlaoise Train Station. We are right in the heart of the town centre – within strolling distance of an eclectic choice of boutiques, bars and restaurants. The 4 Star Midlands Park Hotel, will guarantee you professional service and a warm welcome.  There are some great Summer Family Breaks on OFFER

3 Night Bed, Breakfast, 1 Evening Meal and Family Activity from €605 for two nights in June for a family of 2 adults and 2 children

Spa Breaks

The Heritage Hotel & Spa

Relax, unwind and get away from it all with a rejuvenating break in the heart of Co. Laois. The Heritage is a place to re-charge and feel special with family, friends and loved ones. Discover their range of thoughtful packages from Spa escapes to Summer breaks and find your own kind of perfect getaway.

At one with nature… There’s something magical about those few simple words. The Heritage Spa promises perfect tranquility in an oasis of wellness with a range of rejuvenating and stress relieving treatments to choose from.

1 Night Spa & Dine Break | 1 Bed & Breakfast, Dinner, Spa Treatment, Spa Experience – from €360 for two people.

5-Star Stays

Ballyfin Demense

5 Star luxury country house hotel in the heart of Ireland. Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland, Ballyfin is a place of history and romance, of tranquility and great natural beauty.   The house has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, and after eight years of restoration, Ballyfin re-opened in May 2011 as a small 5 star country house hotel like no other. It offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable.

€739 – €1,179 per night based on average room rates

* All rates checked as at 1st June 2022

Meet in the Middle For Fun, Food & Friends

Spend a few Summer days in Laois