The town is packed with an eclectic mix of interior shops, specialist designer boutiques and much more. Many of these are located just a short walk from the hotels front door. Laois Shopping centre hosts a variety of clothing stores as well as a large supermarket

Just around the corner from us, the Dunamase theatre hosts a wide programme of productions including music, drama and dance performances as well as art exhibitions.

A short drive away is some of Laois best heritage spots and nature walks including:

The Slieve Bloom Mountains

With views stretching as far as the Wicklow Mountains this is the place to see it all. Mapped walks are well signposted across the mountains to suit everyone from easy stroller to the trekking masters

Emo Court

Surrounded by manicured lawns, this 18th century house is a gem to walk around

Rock of Dunamase

An ancient ruined fortress that stands on a hill just outside Portlaoise. It’s the place for any history buff to check out.

Other activities in the area include golfing on some of the best courses in the midlands, horseback riding and seasonal fishing on local rivers and lakes