Fodor's Expert Review Ivyleigh House

Intersection of Bank Pl. and Church St., Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland

“The best of everything” is the maxim of affable owners Dinah and Jerry Campion and that 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 such as red, pink, and emerald, which were all repainted during 2019. An avalanche of plump cushions scattered on your antique bed reinforces the tone of rest and relaxation while pocket-sprung mattresses add to a good night's sleep. Guests find it hard to choose from all the goodies on the scrumptious breakfast menu, but few can resist scrambled eggs with smoked salmon washed down with leaf tea.

PROS

  • lavish breakfasts
  • luxury linens
  • convenient location for town

CONS

  • no baths, so it's a power shower only
  • pricey for this area
  • few extra frills

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Service
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 057-862–2081

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms

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