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Ivyleigh House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • breakfasts are lavish, filling, and imaginative
  • luxury linens

    Cons

  • no baths, so it's a power shower only
  • the town lacks much in the way of evening activities

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Ivyleigh House Review

Owners Dinah and Jerry Campion say they like to give their guests "the best of everything," and that maxim is certainly evident the minute you step inside this elegant Georgian town house next to the Portlaoise train station—open fires, antiques, and sumptuously cozy sofas await you in the beige-on-brown, wood-accented sitting room. Upstairs, luxurious drapes grace the sash windows of the spacious bedrooms, most of which are done in dramatic hues like pink and emerald. An avalanche of plump cushions scattered on your antique bed reinforces the tone of rest and relaxation. Guests find it hard to choose from all the goodies on the scrumptious breakfast menu, but few can resist the Cashel Blue cheese cakes. Room TVs are available by request.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Bank Place, Church Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • Phone: 057/862–2081
  • Website:
  • Location: Portlaoise

    Hotel Details

  • 6 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-19-2013

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    Lovely accomodations

    We stayed here for one night on our way back to Dublin. Beautiful facility, gracious hosts and wonderful breakfast. Great location in the center of town. Location is on a side street and the rooms were very quiet. Hosts gave us directions to local attractions and recommended a new local restaurant.

    by Linda_Lou, 9/13/12

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