Discover Summer Breaks in the Heart of Ireland at the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel. The Portlaoise Heritage hotel is a family friendly hotel with a vast range of activities to suit everyone such as the kiddies pool in the leisure centre, barge trips along the canal, Lullymore Bog Museum and Birr Castle Demense.
On site the hotel boasts a 22 meter pool with a hydrotherapy area, steam room, fully equipped gymnasium and Ealu Medi Spa for you to relax in.
Cultural activities in the area include the Rock of Dunamaise which is only a short drive from the hotel. The Historical City of Kilkenny is only a 45 minute drive from the hotel.
The hotel is also close to the Rock of Cashel and the Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement, which is one of Europe’s most highly regarded sites of its kind, it was founded in 545AD by St. Ciaran.
The Dunamaise Arts Centre and theatre is within walking distance of the hotel, there is always a variety of music, theatre and drama to keep all ages entertained , for those of you how like the outdoors Emo Court & Gardens is a short drive away and there is even ducks looking to be fed!
Should you require a babysitter during your stay please contact us in advance of your arrival and we can book one of our vetted babysitters for you. The rate is €8.00 per hour and this must be paid to the babysitter directly.
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the Leisure Centre. Children are welcome in the swimming pool daily until 6.30 pm daily. There is a kiddies pool especially for smaller children.
The kid's playroom is situated in a corner of our Lobby and has a TV/DVD and plenty of educational toys and games to keep your kid's busy while you relax. It is an unsupervised room so just be sure to keep your eye on your little ones!
Kids movies & teenager movies are shown every night to keep the little people busy, with flavoured milk and cookies.
Restaurants & Bars:
Children are welcome in all our restaurants on the early sittings, where they can avail of either a kid's menu or half portions of the adults menu. Children cannot be in a licensed premises after 9.00 pm.
For their own safety, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times in our public areas.
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