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The Gandon Inn Hotel & Restaurant

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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
The Gandon Inn is a boutique restaurant and hotel in the Laois countryside, close to Portlaoise and right by the M7 (Dublin - Cork/Limerick). The building is an 18th century James Gandon architectural coach house, designed to accommodate the guests of the nearby Emo Court. The restaurant chefs deliver top Irish home-cooked cuisine all day and the family run hotel offers beautiful guesthouse accommodation. Easy access from Exit 15 on M7, ample free parking & coach tours welcome. The adjacent Daybreak store brings all the modern conveniences of a motorway services stop in the Irish countryside near Emo Court & Gardens and The Rock of Dunamaise.
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Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Meeting Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Dublin Airport72 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good menu, quick service and lovely staff. Food was very quick and was super tasty really good value. Staff went out of there way to make sure everything was ok an we’re super nice in general! Will Defo be bk, highly recommended!More

Thank sharonk143
Response from The_Gandon_Inn, Front Office Manager at The Gandon Inn Hotel & RestaurantResponded 1 week ago

This review will most definitely be shown to our floor staff as it is so great to hear our customers recognise their hard work and good humor. This is very important when serving customers. With regards to your food, we are delighted to hear that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I (South Africans) were travelling down to Mallow from Dublin and went off the motorway and found this lovely place. The two barmen were very friendly and chatted to us. We had toasted sandwiches for lunch with two coffees. Guiness had to...More

Thank DebbieLF54
Response from The_Gandon_Inn, Front Office Manager at The Gandon Inn Hotel & RestaurantResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this very generous review. We are so glad to hear your lunch and conversations were enjoyable on your visit to The Gandon Inn. We do receive many compliments on our bar staff and their chatty personalities which in turn has a huge...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Just had the most wonderful roast beef Sunday lunch in the Gandon. Just off the motorway en route to Dublin, spotted the sign for The Gandon and so glad we did! Beautiful renovated old coachouse, ample parking, lovely dining room. Traditional Sunday lunch menu, best...More

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Response from The_Gandon_Inn, Front Office Manager at The Gandon Inn Hotel & RestaurantResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you so very much for this fabulous review. Being Junction 15 off the M7 Motorway is something that we can be thankful for every day. It is extremely convenient for customers travelling from far and also nearby. We have just recently put up new...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed here when doing a flying family visit. It is a good old traditional place, big rooms with high ceilings. It was clean, tidy and comfortable. Bathroom was okay with a good shower with shower gel and soap available which is a nice touch. The...More

Thank Gazzacam
Response from The_Gandon_Inn, Front Office Manager at The Gandon Inn Hotel & RestaurantResponded 4 October 2018

The Gandon Inn cannot thank you enough for this fantastic review. It is absolutely brilliant to receive a review about our traditional Inn that states everything that we strive to provide for our customers. Our management will most definitely ensure to praise the front of...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice Sunday lunch here after visiting the nearby Emo Court. Plenty of variety in the menu with roast beef, chicken, fish and the likes. I had the potato and leek bangers which were beautiful. The mashed potato was pretty grim but aside from...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Response from The_Gandon_Inn, Front Office Manager at The Gandon Inn Hotel & RestaurantResponded 27 September 2018

This review is absolutely fantastic. Between the compliments made to our menu, our accessibility, our parking facilities and our friendly service we are oh so pleased. It is not often all these points are touched on in one review and we would like to thank...More

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Response from The_Gandon_Inn | Property representative |
Hi, yes they do of course although it is not provided initially in the room. If you request it on booking or arrival our receptionist will locate it for you.
Room Tips
"Ask for a suite or 104"
24 May 2018
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"The breakfast is hard to beat."
6 Feb 2018
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"There is no lift but the stairs are excessive. Someone with serious mobility issues may find the stairs a..."
14 Nov 2017
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"Rooms facing the main road"
14 Aug 2017
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US$100 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of LeinsterPortlaoise
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