Family Hotel in the Midlands

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise offers you a little bit more on your family break. Regarded as one of the most kid-friendly hotels in Ireland, you and your family can enjoy a great value break in the heart of the country. Only 20 minutes by car our hotel near the Kildare Village will allow you to shop until you drop as well as explore the Irish National Stud.

We will be running a supervised Kids Club throughout selected days during the school holiday break. Please follow us on social media to receive regular updates.


Family Adventure

Summer is a special time of year, and what better way to spend it than with your loved ones at Maldron Hotel Portlaoise! Our hotel is designed with families in mind, providing the perfect blend of comfort and value for money.
Enjoy delicious carvery daily and a full Irish breakfast every morning in the relaxing atmosphere of our Grain and Grill restaurant and bar. With a variety of discounted local activities and family tickets to The National Stud and Gardens (available only with the package below), there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Book your stay at Maldron Hotel Portlaoise for a summer holiday filled with family fun and memories that will last a lifetime.

St. Patrick Day

Get ready to don your green and join us at Maldron Hotel Portlaoise for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration like no other!
We’re pulling out all the stops with St. Patricks parade, with themed menus and festive cocktails at Grain & Grill restaurant and bar that will have you tapping your toes and raising a glass.

As the Irish say, ‘There’s no luck like the Irish’ and we’re here to make sure you have the best craic.

So gather your friends and family, and join us for a weekend of good food, a good drink, and good company. Sláinte!

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School Holiday Activities

We have a host of attractions and activities for the whole family to discover. Hidden walkways, trails and tracks for those that love to explore nature. Magical fairy lands at the Irish National Stud and Gardens will bring you on a mystical journey. We invite you all to discover adventure Castlecomer Discovery Park and challenge yourself to Ireland’s longest zipline or maybe even a pedal boat experience. You will have the pick of the local petting farms with train rides, lamas or camels.

We have a range of complimentary family activities available to keep you entertained during your stay.

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Kids Stay Free and Dublin Zoo Package

Are you travelling from Cork, Limerick or Kerry and looking to break the journey? Enjoy a well-deserved break with your family this summer. We have teamed up with Dublin Zoo to offer you an overnight stay with breakfast and tickets to Dublin Zoo for all the family. We are located 60 minutes from Dublin Zoo. To book please call us directly on 057 869 5900.

Our Kids Stay Free offer is back this autumn. Enjoy an overnight staycation for 2 adults and 2 kids from only €119 bed and breakfast. Larger family rooms are available at a €20 supplement.

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Large Family Rooms

Maldron Hotel Portlaoise offers a number of newly refurbished family rooms that are large, comfortable and spacious enough to accommodate 2 adults and up to 3 children. For families with more than 2 kids, please call the hotel directly on +353 (0)57 8695900. We are happy to discuss a reduced rate for larger families in interconnecting rooms.

Family Hotel in Midlands with Swimming Pool

Our newly refurbished Club Vitae leisure centre will give you and your family a chance to relax with complimentary access to our 20-meter pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and gym. Children are allowed in the pool until 6.45pm. During the summer months (July and August) the kids’ times are extended until 7.00pm. All kids under the age of 14 years old must be fully supervised by a parent or guardian in the pool at all times.


While the kids are occupied, why not kick back and relax at ALken Beauty Clinic. To book a treatment in ALken Beauty Clinic please call +353 (0)57 869 5933 or email

Family Fun This Summer

We look forward to welcoming you at Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, you will be sure to have your perfect family adventure and an unforgettable summer vacation! We offer a range of exciting activities that cater to both active families and those looking for a more relaxed break this summer holiday.

For families seeking adventure, our county offers a variety of outdoor attractions such as bike rides, hikes, and canoeing, all of which are easily accessible from the hotel. You can also take a shopping trip to Kildare Village or explore the Irish National Stud and Gardens.

Don’t forget to explore the free-to-visit destinations in Laois during your stay. From the stunning Rock of Dunamase to the picturesque Emo Court House and Gardens, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

If you’re looking for value and entertainment, be sure to check out our specials page, where kids can stay for free or enjoy longer stays with tickets to Roll and Bowl. Our beautiful Grain & Grill restaurant and bar is the perfect place to refuel after a long day of activities, offering a daily carvery and a variety of snack options for brunch or to fill the gap between lunch and dinner.

At Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, we understand that keeping the kids entertained is a top priority for any family vacation. That’s why we offer the Club Vitae Health and Fitness club, which features a 20-meter pool and kids pool, ensuring that your little ones have a blast while you take some time to relax.

We look forward to welcome our little VIP’s to kids games room throughout July and August and even entertain everyone during supervised kids clubs on selected days. Follow us on social media for more updates and lets celebrate this summer in stunning surroundings of unspoiled country side.

Midlands Family Activities

Kids can enjoy complimentary access to family activities. There is a range of activities available, including colour and crafts, board games and movie nights with popcorn.

We have a range of complimentary family activities available to keep you entertained during your stay. All our activities are designed in keeping with social distancing guidelines while still providing a fun place to stay for all the family. Contact our reception during your stay for more information.

The activities are open to kids over 4 years of age. Kids under 4 can join in too but will need to be supervised by an adult. Sign up is available at reception on check-in.

Kids-Friendly Restaurant

We love families here in the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise and we offer a special menu for the kids in Grain & Grill restaurant. The kids can enjoy a 2-course meal for €12.

Family Feast

Enjoy breakfast for 2 adults plus 2 kids for €35 or enjoy a main course plus dessert for 2 adults and 2 kids for €65. Combine both offers for only €95.

Childcare Services

There are many activities to enjoy while staying in Laois and if you’d like to take some time out for a romantic dinner or spa treatment in ALken Beauty Clinic, you can book an excellent childcare service to ensure your kids are well looked after.

Mind Me is trusted childcare service, ready at your finger tips. All you need to do is click the link below, register and start your search.

All bookings and cancelations must be done directly with Mind Me company via link provided. Services provided are not covered under hotels insurance liability.


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Contact Us

For more information or to book, call us on +353 (0)57 869 5900 or email


8 Reasons to Book

  • Spacious modern bedrooms with 2 doubles & 1 single bed
  • 20-metre pool & kiddies pool
  • Interconnecting rooms for larger families
  • Complimentary car parking
  • Access to our Family Activities during school holidays (movie night)
  • Kids menu
  • Babysitter available on request
  • Central location to all local kids activities

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