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Portlaoise Road, Carlow Ireland
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#2 of 5 hotels in Carlow
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The Talbot Hotel is Carlow town's longest serving four star hotel located 5 minutes’ drive from the town centre only one hour from Dublin. All 84 spacious guest rooms including two spectacular suites and well appointed interconnecting family rooms are designed, furnished and decorated with the ultimate of guest comfort and convenience in mind. A range of dining options are available at the Talbot Hotel Carlow. Corries Bar & Bistro serves delicious food throughout the day including Morning Coffee, Carvery Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Light Bites & Bistro Favourites. The 4th floor Liberty Tree Restaurant offers scenic views of the surrounding rolling countryside and is open daily for Breakfast and Dinner. The award wining Talbot Fitness Club boasts a 20m Deck Level Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and Extensive Gym. . A range of entertainment options are available to hotel residents including the Talbot Tiger's Kids Club at weekends & holiday periods; Live Music in Corries Bar & Bistro.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids club
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bridal suite
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Great View
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andreahauser1 wrote a review Jan 2023
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Darts competition for youths, fantastic turnout and venue was great. Thank you for a lovely weekend. Will be back for the all Irelands darts in March. Looking forward to it. Rooms are spacious and clean.
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Andrea, Thank you for your 5 star review. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found us a good venue for the Darts, we are delighted to be working closely with Darts bodies this year and look forward to hosting many more events in 2023. Thank you for your comments on our bedrooms and I do hope you enjoyed all other areas of the hotel and Dome. Looking forward to welcoming you back in March. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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jamescrowe133 wrote a review Jan 2023
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Nice hotel in a handy location on the outskirts for anyone visiting Carlow. You’ll find many more scenic hotels but for a place to stay 5 minutes from the town centre it had all we needed, breakfast was very nice too.
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear James, Thank you for your review, I am delighted to see yet another happy guest. I am glad to see you found our location a positive point, we are ideally located just off the Carlow ring round which gives our guests quick and direct access. Good to see you enjoyed breakfast and found us close to the town, I do hope we can welcome you back to Carlow again soon. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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tinaz919 wrote a review Jan 2023
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Had the most amazing time at the talbot in Carlow was a family trip away, staff were so friendly, rooms were so clean and beds so comfortable even the kids didn't want to go home also great location and facilities with the dome next door and swimming pool, will be back again very soon
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Tina, Thank you for your review and 5 star rating. I am delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and that you found our team so friendly. Our rooms are certainly of excellent quality and with the addition of some soft furnishings of late have really increased guests satisfaction. Great to hear the kids didn't want to leave, we are certainly well catered to our smaller guests and we just love seeing the smiles and happy faces throughout your stay. Thank you again for your review Tina, we look forward to welcoming you all back very soon. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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Mick K wrote a review Jan 2023
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Got a 2 night stay with meals for my parents as a Christmas present staff made it very easy for me to do this with a couple of emails due to card used for payment not obviously being physically there on check in. Parents enjoy their stay. This will be my go to for future birthdays and Christmas etc. Highly recommend
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mick, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, I know the team will be delighted. I am so glad to see you found it an easy process to book a stay for your parents and that our team were able to accommodate your requests. I will be sure to thank our reservations team on your behalf, I know it can be difficult to gift from so far away so I am glad we could be of assistance. Thank you again for your review, I look forward to welcoming you on your return home next. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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Conway J wrote a review Jan 2023
Stayed here for about 2months in total as was working, from day one all the staff were amazing and can’t thank them enough, Emma Michelle and Danielle thank you so much for everything you have done xx
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Conway, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. I am delighted to see such encouraging feedback from a long term, valued guest of ours. Thank you for your lovely comments, I will be sure to pass your thanks to Emma, Michelle and Danielle. I am so glad to see they have treated you so well and made you feel at home with us. Thank you again, I do hope we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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Ann D wrote a review Jan 2023
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Stayed at the Talbot just the weekend gone. Had a brilliant time from start to finish, from all the very friendly staff including Chelsea a bar staff member that really made us feel so welcome. I would highly recommend this hotel for your stay.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Ann, Thank you for your 5 star review, e are so happy to see yet another wonderful review from a valued guest. Great to see you had such an enjoyable experience with us last weekend, we had such a great weekend with so many guests enjoying their weekend with us. I will be sure to thank Chelsea on your behalf, I know she will be delighted to see such a lovely mention. Thank you again for your review and of course recommendation. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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wilsondean247 wrote a review Jan 2023
County Cork, Ireland1 contribution
Had a lovely experience at the hotel. Dinner and breakfast were first class. A hotel is only as good as it’s staff and we found everyone to be very welcoming and friendly. Reception staff, bar and restaurant staff and leisure centre and pool staff were all brilliant! Rooms were clean and not too hot. Would definitely recommend this hotel
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Wilson, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, I know the team will be delighted to see yet another impressive review. I am so glad you enjoyed your experiences of Talbot Carlow, your comments on our breakfast and dinner are very well received and thank you for your first class mention. Our team are just the best, we genuinely are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of individuals who care so much about what they do. We all take great pride in our customer service and I know the team will be delighted to see your comments. Thank you again, I do hope we can welcome you back again in the near future. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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Mark Mooney wrote a review Jan 2023
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I stayed with my family (4 of us in total). The room we stayed in was clean and modern. It wasn't as big as some family rooms we had in the past,it was basically a triple room with a camp bed. The hotel itself is a little bit outside the town, but only about a five minute drive. Food was good,we ate in the bar. Some of the bar furniture could do with being reupholstered. The area which needs the most work is the changing rooms for the pool. Doors missing off lockers,paint peeling and generally run down looking. Also no wet kit bags available. Overall a nice place to stay.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mark, Thank you for your review and high rating on your recent experiences with us at Talbot Hotel Carlow. Good to see you enjoyed your room and found it modern and clean. We do find our bedroom feedback to be very strong so thank you, we will revisit our bedroom sizes but do find we offer quite a large room for our families. Good to see you found our location good, we find ourselves ideally located to enjoy Carlow but also have some beautiful views of the countryside. I am glad to see you enjoyed your food experiences, I will be sure to pass your feedback on to our kitchen team. We hope to carry out upgrades to both Main Bar and Changing rooms later this year, we do hope you will be back to experience these. Thank you again for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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richard w wrote a review Jan 2023
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Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights nice relaxing stay hotel is nice staff are very helpful the only thing that is a negative is are room wasn't cleaned over the 2 day's we we're staying there we had to request towels to be changed bins we're overflowing in the room usually in other hotels the room would be done more frequently .
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Richard, Thank you for your review. I am glad to see your lovely review and delighted you had such a relaxing break with us here in Carlow. Thank you for your comments on our team, I will be sure to relay your comments back to each department. I am extremely surprised that your room wasn't cleaned, I will follow up with our Housekeeping Manager and my apologies. Thank you again for your review, I do hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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nathaliedooley84 wrote a review Jan 2023
County Dublin, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
My recent stay at the Talbot Hotel was really enjoyable. I stayed in a room on my own but travelled down with my extended family. Together we had mix of family rooms and mix of singles and couples having rooms. On arrival we where greeted by lovely staff and although rooms where not ready at the time as we arrived early, when I did check in the lady at the desk was very welcoming and friendly. My room was booked at for 1 person and was very large and spacious with a double and single bed, table & chair set plus a desk. Both the room and bathroom where clean. The heat in room was very hot but once turned off the radiator it was great. We ate lunch, breakfast and a dinner during our stay. Breakfast was really good and would recommend. Sadly the restaurant was not open during the week so we had the bistro. The menu was mixed and food was nice. We ate 2nd night in the town and would recommend venturing away from hotel for other options if staying a few nights as lovely pubs and restaurants to choose from and not far from the hotel. The dome next door was great as was the pool facilities downstairs as we had a number of kids in our family so great to have things to do during the day. Also the kids club in the evenings was a nice surprise for the parents.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Nathalie, Thank you for your 5 star review. I am delighted to see overall you enjoyed your stay with us. Great to see you were greeted warmly by our wonderful Reception team, you can always be guaranteed a smile when you enter our doors. Our rooms are of excellent quality and with the recent addition of some upgraded soft furnishings have had some excellent feedback. I am glad to see you enjoyed our breakfast, we worked hard on improving our offering this year and the steady flow of positivity surrounding breakfast is very encouraging. In the off season our restaurant doesn't open midweek however if you return to us in the summer months it would be open 7 days. Good to see our menu impressed in our bistro and thank you for your feedback here. We are very much supporters of the local food and beverage network and I am glad to see you had the time to venture in to Carlow and experience some of the excellent Bars and restaurants on our doorstep. Our Dome and kids club are of excellent quality and good to see you had time to enjoy both. Thank you again for your review and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Daniel McCarthy, General Manager.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talbot Hotel Carlow
Which popular attractions are close to Talbot Hotel Carlow?
Nearby attractions include Delta Sensory Gardens (1.3 km), Brownshill Dolmen (4.3 km), and Carlow County Museum (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Talbot Hotel Carlow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Talbot Hotel Carlow?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Talbot Hotel Carlow?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Talbot Hotel Carlow?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mimosa Wine & Tapas Bar, Teach Dolmain Pub & Restaurant, and Caffe 500.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Talbot Hotel Carlow?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Talbot Hotel Carlow?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Talbot Hotel Carlow offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Talbot Hotel Carlow?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Milford Mills (7.3 km).
Is Talbot Hotel Carlow accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.