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 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 and Boats
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.
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.
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.
Travelling by canal boat allows you to reach parts of the countryside not accessible in any other way. Slow down from the fast pace of modern life in an unspoilt landscape, cruising gently under stone bridges hundreds of years old. Experience the thrill of rushing water at the locks as they open and close, enabling you to pass through on your journey in this special place.
B&Bs & Guesthouses
Summergrove House is an authentic and early historic house, emblematic of this part of Laois, having been built by Huguenot, John Sabatier. It offers a truly unique, private retreat and getaway – where guests can relax, enjoy and immerse themselves in the timeless charm, elegance and comfort of this historic gem.
The ethos of your host James is to welcome you as if you are staying with friends.
One-night Break in June for 2 adults from €250 per room sharing
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
The Killeshin Hotel
The Killeshin is a luxury four star hotel, contemporary in style with roots in the past where service and genuine hospitality are a given. Featuring 88 well-appointed bedrooms, duplex Cedar bar, Cedar rooms restaurant, Zest health club and 15 meeting rooms.The Killeshin offers the Midlands a new vision in hospitality, where the emphasis is on personal interaction and service, to you, our guest. For business or leisure, the four star Killeshin Hotel Portlaoise is ideally located at the edge of Portlaoise town, a half kilometer from the M7, N7 and N8 and only 45 minutes from Dublin, making this venue a most accessible location.
1 night Bed, Breakfast and 4 course Evening Meal from €199 for 2 adults sharing
The Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
One of the Midland’s leading hotels, the 3-star Abbeyleix Manor Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Laois and offers a restful retreat and an ideal base to explore the hidden beauties of County Laois and central Ireland. This family run hotel, near Portlaoise, is perfect for business and pleasure, offering 44 comfortable and stylish guestrooms including Bridal Suite and the newly renovated Junior Suite, function rooms, Conference Rooms and Outdoor Terrace area. There are some great Summer Family Breaks on OFFER
1 Night Bed & Breakfast from €156 for in June for a family of 2 adults and 1 child
Spa Breaks & Retreats
Blackhill Wood retreat
Blackhill Woods Yoga Retreats ethos is to share a light hearted, down to Earth, connected yoga community, one where you can be yourself and one you can really feel a part of. We offer Online Yoga Classes, Studio classes and Yoga Retreats all set in the beautiful grounds of our home and your haven, Blackhill Woods Retreat in Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland. This space aims to give you the flexibility and freedom to practice yoga your way, in your own time, giving you the simple tools to live a more balanced life.
One-night Break in June for 2 adults from €125 per room sharing
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 €285 for two people.
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.
* All rates checked as at 7th April 2023