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“Nice stop and not-to-be-missed pudding!”
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The Gandon Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Portlaoise B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice stop and not-to-be-missed pudding!”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

My husband and I stopped here on our way to Co. Clare because we were hungry at 3:00 pm. There were plenty of folks eating there, but it was quiet and relaxing inside. I liked the decor and the history of the building added interest to our stop. We had a pot of tea, a cup of soup, and then the best dessert we have ever tasted anywhere: the sticky toffee pudding, which was warmed, with plenty of delicious sauce, fresh whipped cream, and a kind of vanilla ice milk on the side. If I lived in that area, I would go to the restaurant just to eat that dessert. :-) Thank you very much for a lovely stop on our journey!

Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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GandonInn, Manager at The Gandon Inn, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to us. I'm happy you appreciated the history attached to the building and that you enjoyed your dessert and overall experience.
We hope to welcome you back soon.
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Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2012

I have had many a breakfast here & had one meal where we had a large group of us dined together.I cannot fault anything I have had here, it was just superb.Lots of coffee & plenty of toast with the breakfast. I have had many a brekkie with a grpup of bikers & were made feel welcomed at all times.well done & congrats.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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GandonInn, Manager at The Gandon Inn, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Dear Fran-Maria,
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your visit with us. We pride ourselves on making people feel welcome and I'm delighted it came across during your visit.
We hope to see you again soon!
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Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2012

We first time travel to Ireland from Russia, and choose that hotel just because name "Gandon" reminded me name of the village where I was born "Gandonovka"... so what can i say, the hotel is very comfortable, but unfortunately poorly known among Russian tourists, I'm sure if you promote the hotel in Russia, it will be a great success (sorry for my english)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Laois, Ireland
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2012

The Gandon Inn is just off the M7/M8 Dublin to Cork or Limerick roads.
Good bar food, good breakfasts. Cannot comment on the accomodation as I've never stayed over.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Ireland
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We had our wedding reception here for over 100 people, the room was beautifully decorated, every Guest had nothing but nice things to say about the food and the rooms. It was so cosy and relaxed, we couldn't have wished for a better day. The bridal suite was fantastic, huge four poster bed and a jacuzzi and steam shower. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone for this size wedding. It's just off the m7 so everyone could find it and get home easily.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Property: The Gandon Inn
Address: Emo Court Demesne | Old Dublin/Cork N7 road, Portlaoise, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Portlaoise
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Portlaoise
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,263 - ₹ 9,366
Number of rooms: 7
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