I stayed here for a full weekend around the end of June 2015. What attracted me was the quality of the reviews on here. Do you know? It is even better than the reviews say it is.
It is run by a couple Sean & Marion who make every effort they can to make sure you enjoy your stay.
The place is not the easiest to find but be patient because when you do it is well worth the effort. Out in the country in County Laois it really is a tranquil place. At night when you sit outside you can hear nothing and I mean nothing, except perhaps a distant sheep or cow, it is also noticeable that you can see the stars without any light pollution. You are right out in the countryside, and it is a great place for a "Chill Out".
The rooms are very clean and are cleaned properly every morning. The showers are large and roomy and significantly have a wand rather than a sprinkler high above your head, There is plenty of space in the rooms as well.
At night the bar is a must (but you can watch the Sky TV in lounge if you want instead). A great place for pint and you are made welcome not just by Sean behind the bar but by the locals that go in for a late night drink too. Of course most importantly it also keeps the usual Irish countryside licensing hours.
Breakfast is huge. So is the selection. Fruit, yogurt, and all the expected cereals, a full breakfast with everything you could possibly expect. Other guests had just what they wanted and I noted a vegetarian option too. But you must try Marion's home made brown bread she could make a fortune selling it.
Car parking is safe, the wifi works very well and you are not rushed out of your room in a morning.
It is an ideal stopping off point on route between Dublin and the West of Ireland (just a nice distance from Dublin), but also has fishing and golf courses locally.
The price 40 Euro's is terrific value for money the exchange rate from Sterling makes it only £29. . . A cheap holiday.
I will definitely be back next time I go to Ireland
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Foxrock Inn is a traditional Irish Inn located in the heart of the Irish countryside. Nestled on the edge of the Slieve Bloom mountains, the area is rich in natural beauty. The Foxrock Inn Bed & Breakfast and the adjoining Mary's Bar offer peace and quiet in surroundings of intrinsic beauty. The guest rooms are exquisitely furnished with private bathrooms and a variety of breakfast choices are readily available. The area has numerous superb 18 hole golf courses within 15 minutes of our premises: Rathdowney, Mountrath, Roscrea, Portarlington, and The Heath Portlaoise to name but a few. The exclusive Mount Juliet in Kilkenny is 30 minutes away and the "K" Club in Kildare can be reached in 45 minutes. Both Coarse Fishing and Game Fishing are located within 5 minutes of the Inn - and the list of excellent spots is endless: Grantstown Lake, Ballyfin Lake, Templemore Lake, Ballinakill Lake, the River Nore and River Erkina and more. Group bookings are available on request, complete with a packed lunch and a evening meal to enjoy. ... more less