4 Star

Carlow, Carlow

Hotel description

At the Talbot Hotel Carlow Ireland, with its luxury four star accommodation, conference, wedding, leisure facilities this hotel boasts a warm welcoming atmosphere to all our guests. All 84 guest rooms along with two spectacular suites and well appointed interconnecting family rooms are designed, furnished and decorated with the ultimate of guests comfort and convenience in mind.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

Situated on the Portlaoise Road and just off the N80 from Dublin Once in Carlow take the N80 turnoff at the Dr. Cullen roundabout near the Braun Factory, continue to the Athy roundabout & take second exit. Follow through the next roundabout & on the second roundabout take the first exit & the Talbot Hotel Carlow is on your right.

Area Description

The Talbot Hotel Carlow is the ideal location to base your self for exploring the Sunny South East with a wide variety of local heritage and sightseeing attractions within in your reach.  There also is an array of outdoor activities that you can pusue locally, such as, golf, fishing, horse riding and walking trails.

Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Restaurant
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
  • Breakfast served
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Kids activities at weekends & school holidays
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Movie time
  • Childrens activity camps
  • Cot available on request
Things To Do In The Area
  • Pet farms
  • Hill walking
  • Local restaurants
  • Guided tours
  • Horse riding
  • Quad biking
  • Bowling
  • Live music venues
  • Cinema
  • Walking trails
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Historical trails
  • Theatre
  • Local sightseeing
  • Children play centres
  • Shopping
  • Golfing
  • Night clubs
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Wedding fair
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • 24 hour room service
  • Free car parking
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Barber on site
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry facility
  • Babysitting service
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Stationery
  • LCD projector
  • Black out facilities
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Natural daylight
  • Internet access
Hotel Leisure Club
  • TV equipment
  • Aerobics studio
  • Pampering packages
  • Jacuzzi
  • Towels available
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Spa treatments
  • Beauty salon
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fully equipped gym

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by reviewer53345730 on Aug 26 2019 12:35

Great Hotel, great staff, food was excellant. Will stay again.

by Ms Keeshan on Jul 1 2019 20:31

Very pleasant stay with Talbot hotel. Very friendly staff, clean and spacious room, nice pool and leisure centre, good choice and quality of food at breakfast and good food in bar. My son (8) loved the pool and dome Would definitely stay here again.

by Michael on Apr 5 2018 13:32

Nice hotel staff were very friendly and food was good a little bit outside of carlow Town about a 20mins walk or 8 euro in a taxi. As a couple going down I found it a little bit out but if you have small kids it seems to be good.

by Michelle on Sep 12 2017 11:07

Really nice hotel, very friendly and helpful staff, good food in the bar, comfortable clean rooms, great views from the room also. Would stay here again.

by Danielle on Jul 27 2017 16:12

Wonderful stay, with my husband and two year old daughter. We were down for a trip to the Teddy Bears Picnic in Rathwood and couldn't recommend this hotel more. Wonderful big room, very comfy beds and great shower. One little thing we ordered breakfast in bed and only one butter sachet came and they had forgotten our coffees and a juice. But easily fixed and no issues. The Dome next door is also a great asset, and keeps the kids very happy with Jungle Quest and Bowling. All in all a lovely place

by emma on Jul 20 2017 15:47

Venue was lovely ,bedroom lovely and comfortable . Breakfast was disappointing mushrooms dreadful bacon all dries up ,puddings not much better

by Derek Bryan on Jul 11 2017 15:00

Warm welcome, best evening kids club in Ireland I have seen to date ( a tip maybe just watch 2 x 30 minute programmes or something that lasts only 60 minutes for the cinema aspect of the Kids Club from 8-9pm as the time frame does not allow for a full movie? ), Excellent quality food, drinks and service, Good hot food at breakfast, recently upgraded and clean room, high quality leisure centre, nice bar, very family friendly, room bright for a hotel and not uncomfortably hot either, comfortable bed, good facilities nearby, attentive staff, no problem when we were delayed checking out also.

by sandra on Jun 28 2017 10:53

fab hotel . A big thankyou to all the staff from reception to bar staff who were very helpful and friendly. breakfast was fab. will stay here again .

by Vanjo on Dec 12 2016 13:46

We stayed on Friday night after our visit to rathwood. Hotel lovely and staff so so nice and helpful. Would highly recommend.

by Sealions on Nov 23 2016 11:17

The Talbot Hotel is modern and the bedrooms are large, clean and comfortable. The staff at reception and in the bar and restaurant are friendly, helpful and efficient. However, despite the above, my husband and I, and indeed the other members of our family who stayed there on a recent visit (4 rooms in total), are not likely to return. The reason for this - there appears to be no hotel policy concerning the control of young children on the premises. There was no area in the hotel where a group could have a quiet drink and a chat in the evenings. Small children ran around the hotel from early morning to late at night and beyond - they were still running around the mezzanine floor, which seems to be regarded as a playground with climbing chairs and climbing tables and climbing book-shelves and a run-around circle route, at 1 a.m. where they managed to wake babies who were asleep in their buggies while their parents drank! At this point we left the corner where we were trying to converse. The foyer area was too cold to sit in for any length. There was music in the bar for those who like music and dance and there were small children there when the music stopped. I have stayed in lots of hotels where there are family groups with small children, but have not encountered any problem, as there is an enforced curfew on the presence of young children in public areas. A comfortable child-free zone in the hotel would be of benefit to hotel guests who are there for a quiet relaxed stay. (Incidentally, I have no problem with children playing and basically "being children" earlier in the day, provided that they are reasonably well behaved.)

by Becky on Nov 3 2016 12:00

Excellent customer service from the moment we arrived. Hotel has lovely decor and the Dome next door is great for kids. You can get a free game of bowling if you spend €50 in the bar - we didn't spend quite as much as €50 but they gave us the voucher anyway which was really nice of them and there is a kids club and a kids movie in the evenings. The Dinner which was included in our package was really tasty the staff in the restaurant were so attentive despite it being really busy with lots of children about. The restaurant staff are a credit to the hotel it really was such an enjoyable meal. Breakfast is the ususal buffet style breakfast - there are lovely views out of the top floor. The room is spacious enough for a family of four. The Pool is great and has a jacuzzi and sauna too All in all we enjoyed our stay here and would recommend for families. Rathwood is a 20 min drive away which I would also recommend for families.

by paddy on Nov 1 2016 12:05

lovely hotel room .food very good.would love to go back.

by Yvonne Broderick on Oct 18 2016 15:53

Myself and my partner stayed in this hotel for a weekend,the staff were courteous and polite. I found the bedroom comfortable, there were stains in carpet which I mentioned to cleaning staff also noise from a wedding could be heard from our room, we were on forth floor,we had asked about a room that was quiet before checking in. The food was of good quality but would have liked a change of choice in the set menu for second night. Overall it was value for money, slight tweeks would be beneficial to the quality of hotel.

by Nixon on Aug 19 2016 15:02

Beautiful hotel and outside areas. Panoramic views from every window beautiful. What let the hotel down for me was the crowd was extremely rough. Bit scarey at times. Plus I booked 2 adults 2 children. My room had 1 double and 1 single! We were told all the rooms were the same! So how can u let people book in 2 children when they are not giving u anywhere for them to sleep? Very annoying indeed. Staff were very friendly though.

by Paddy on May 9 2016 11:27

Myself and my wife stayed here for 2 nights and found the hotel very nice and the staff very friendly. Food can be better, but the staff were only to happy to try and fix this for us, I would stay here again, Rooms very big and very clean.

by Helen on May 5 2016 18:49

Stayed at tablet hotel in carlow, nice big bedrooms staff very friendly and food very good. Lobby cold not enough comerfortable seats. But a enjoyable stay. Helen

by Nikita Mc Grane on May 4 2016 14:29

Hotel was lovely rooms were lovely Bar food was nice Restaurant was a disgrace 3 year old kids would have done a better job a couple told us before we even ordered that everything would be mixed up we watched are starter,s go to people who just ordered Green cauliflower we got for Veg Breakfast was the very same 25 min to get a table everyone in the restaurant was asking for a manger

by Andy on May 3 2016 20:42

Excellent service Fantastic views on the 4th floor a must see!!!! Dinner so tasty and speedy service Great value for money Breakfast a bit unorganised Spacious family room Pool ok Bar ok

by Martin McCormack on Apr 12 2016 12:50

Great hotel, good food in the restaurant

by Michele on Mar 30 2016 23:27

Have not stayed in this hotel for about 4 years, as we felt the hotel ,was very run down. We were delighted to see that hotel had a total revamp, the service was excellent, as was the food, we will definitely be returning soon top marks, well done Talbot Carlow

by Vinny on Mar 30 2016 22:05

Had a lovely stay in the hotel.. staff were fantastic, great place for family break. Really enjoyed my few days and will definatley be back.

by lorraine turner on Mar 30 2016 16:10

had a fanastic stay at the Talbot hotel, the rooms were vey spacious and comfortable.The staff are very friendly and polite.The restaurant was very nice and the breakfast was yummy. My son had a great time at the kids club. I would highly recommend this hotel and will be going back

by Young mum on Feb 23 2016 11:50

Hotel facilities were to small for the amount of guest. No seats at breakfast no seats in the bar on all days/ night. We actually missed are evening free meal just to keep are seats in the bar! Staff at breakfast could not cope with the amount of guest also we were a party of 4 adults and 5 kids and could not sit together for breakfast also an hour waiting on tea/coffee (should have a self service for this at breakfast) hotel needs updating ie toilet seats in room and leisure area. Staff are very friendly. Staff make this hotel good.

by Niamh on Jan 19 2016 11:10

Pool very cold, could hear music late into the night and we were staying in a family room so very distributive

by f on Jan 13 2016 12:08

Had a lovely stay in this hotel. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Room was so clean and bed was very comfortable. Food in bar was lovely good choice on the menu meets every type of person. Would stay again.

by Pauline on Dec 9 2015 07:43

Reception staff are fantastic, rooms were clean, bar food was lovely .. we enjoyed our stay.

by Seamus Carroll on Nov 21 2015 14:01

We booked a weekend away with our neighbors to celebrate a special birthday. We mentioned the occasion to the hotel staff and they couldn't do enough for us. The rooms were excellent and the food was first class all the time. A warm atmosphere in a well run establishment. Music in the bar both nights was great adding to our enjoyment of the bar. We'll be back!

by grainne on Nov 10 2015 13:35

lovely stay with my husband are our two children (3yr & 2yr). Staff very friendly. Will be back

by William J on Sep 14 2015 19:02

A nice clean hotel with very friendly and efficient staff in general. Not a 4 star hotel though, possibly 3 star. The kitchen is bordering on an old fashioned 2 star and very dated in menu. There is no breakfast menu, if you don't see it you don't get it. In a lovely location and about 2 km from the town.

by Barbara on Jul 20 2015 14:17

Really enjoyed our stay here.. We were part of a group (9 adults and 3 children). The hotel went out of their way to make us all feel welcome. A big thank you to Amanda at reception for all her assistance. We had a lovely meal in the restaurant.. the service was a little slow but we didn't complain and enjoyed it. Food was top class and the choice was good. There was music in the bar on the Friday night and that was good fun and an unexpected bonus. Hotel rooms were lovely, spacious and modern, staff were so helpful that even the restaurant manager offered to assist me with my luggage. Thanks to all in the Talbot Carlow for a wonderful stay... we will definitely be back!!

by sinead on Jul 15 2015 11:34

Great holiday for families and great and well mannered staff.

by pat on Sep 24 2014 20:27

We spent one night in this hotel,had dinner and breakfast. The staff are so friendly and helpful. We will be back for a longer stay.

by Lollyh on Jul 8 2014 12:59

We stayed for 1 night and we loved it - from the lovely ladies at reception to the barmen and then the Chef who gets a gold star in our house - my son is dairyfree and the chef marked the menu as to what he could have and asked what he want for breakfast. The rooms are lovely and spacious and the bathroom had a bath and shower combined and the toileties. The leisure centre was lovely and we got to visit it twice - the restaurant is on the 4th floor and we sat over by the window and had a lovely view over the countryside. The food was lovely. We will be back as we really loved our mini break and couldnt thank all the staff enough

by Rosemary Farrell on Jun 23 2014 11:43

Rosemary Dundalk We had a lovely stay in the Talbot Hotel June 15th-18th, All the staff were very helpful and pleasent The food was great Breakfast and evening meal, also we had a lovely room, the pool and gym were great, I would recommend the Talbot hotel for a break, It was my first time in Carlow it is a lovely town .

by Murph on Jun 23 2014 11:11

Very impressed my second time to stay in this hotel. The food was amazing. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will be back again soon.

by Barbara on Jun 5 2014 11:06

Just back from the Talbot Hotel in Carlow with my husband and eight year old daughter. We had a fantastic stay. The Staff were all excellent and most helpful. Our room was lovely on the 2nd floor. The restaurant is on the 4th floor with fabulous views out over the surrounding farmland. The food was delicious and of a very high standard, and plenty of choice both at breakfast and dinner. Finally the leisure facilities were also excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel for a break away and we will without doubt return.

by Paula Byrne on Jun 4 2014 22:40

Enjoyed our stay good food , friendly staff & kids enjoyed the kids club. They were disappointed to discover the Dome next door was closed down such a pity was a great place so close to the hotel hope it opens soon .

by Joyce Ring on May 10 2014 01:10

Everything was brilliant - except the constant and outrageously noisy drilling on the last day!! very, very painful!

by reviewer20505149 on May 8 2014 11:55

Staff couldn't do enough for us. Great food. I know maintenance is necessary, but pity about drilling at front door from far too early in the morning. Hopefully next time we go this will be completed.

by rita duff on May 5 2014 11:31

Receptionist was friendly and welcoming as were any of the staff that we interacted with. room was big and clean but a tad dated. there was only one towel in the room but i am sure this was just an error and would have been rectified had I brought it to the attention of the staff. Little touch ups in worn areas would go along way, ie touch of paint or some suitable product on the bed base as my eye was drawn to it. overall this is a good hotel, dinner and breakfast were good also.

by Karl Bekusch on Apr 26 2014 21:38

A great hotel and very friendly, accommodating staff, but they were quite understaffed owing to the hotel being full. This did lead to a little service delay at times, but the staff's candidness was appreciated . They worked hard. The pool and gym area was great. The hotel is not a walkable distance from the town centre, however. A great hotel and great value for money.

by Nightawayfromthekids on Apr 10 2014 10:29

Great one night break away. Fine sized room with double and single bed. Breakfast was lovely, with plenty of options from cereals to breads to hot food. Pool and gym good too. We had dinner at the hotel although we were only b&b and thought it was great value for four courses €50 for two. Again lovely choices and delicious. All in all a lovely break.

by Beano on Apr 8 2014 17:44

We had a great stay in the Talbot Carlow, rooms were spacious and clean, staff were good, food and drink excellent. My only negative is we only had 1 towel in a Triple room and it took one phone call and a visit down to reception to get a couple more.

by Fran on Mar 12 2014 18:59

Myself and my extended family stayed in this hotel for an overnight break. The staff were very pleasant and helpful at all times. The restaurant served excellent food and again the service was excellent. Would definitely go back.

by Shellward on Mar 11 2014 14:10

We stayed over for 1 night at the Talbot hotel, booked a family room. The purpose of our stay was a 40th.."Happy Birthday Mary". We had a great time, food at dinner and breakfast was very nice. The staff where lovely the only thing I would say is that the lobbies could be freshened up, carpet and walls freshened up. Not dirty though! We also had some noisy Saturday nighter's and when we rang reception they addressed the issue immediately! I would stay again and I would recommend this hotel to friends. Thank you for a lovely stay!

by joan coughlan on Feb 17 2014 15:43

Couldn't fault this hotel at all , staff very friendly , rooms lovely , great pool and the food is amazing. We've stayed here before , so we knew what to expect . We would definitely return again , our children even love this place ..

by reviewer81975865 on Jan 28 2014 12:12

Myself and two friends stayed at this hotel for 1 night ; we had lunch in the bar and also dinner later , both were lovely. The staff were so friendly. The bedrooms were very spacious. There was live music in the bar in the evening and that was excellent ! All in all an excellent stay and a good location. Jennifer - Dublin

by David C on Jan 28 2014 10:55

I stayed in the Talbot last Saturday. Lovely hotel,very clean.Room was big and again was spotless. Dinner/breakfast were great-better than I expected. All staff were excellent ,chatty and very polite.I have no complaints.Would stay here again without a doubt.

by ann gibson on Jan 27 2014 22:13

We really liked the Talbot in Carlow. Very large rooms, lovely food, friendly staff, nice views from dining room on 4th floor, excellent leisure facilities, clean and modern hotel, fabulous value. Will be back again!

by Roisin on Jan 21 2014 14:31

We really enjoyed our stay; the room was modern, clean, large and very spacious. The food was excellent but there was a but! The restaurant was extremely busy on the particular night we stayed as the hotel was offering fantastic overnight offers for the month of January. However, we did not mind, we waited for the hour in the bar until the manager came to the bar to let us know our table was now ready & we were offered 2 free drinks to compensate for the wait. Breakfast was lovely & the leisure facilities were great. It was great value. Most importantly of all, the staff could not have been friendlier, the customer service is of an outstanding standard. I would recommend the Talbot hotel to anyone.
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