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Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
Portlaoise RoadCarlowCarlowIreland, (02) 8228 1927

4-star hotel in Carlow with 2 restaurants, spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.0
Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Ordinary pool
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Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland

from A$124
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Single Room
  • Triple Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 84 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Pure Beauty Spa has 4 treatment rooms. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, massages, and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Liberty Tree Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Corries Bar and Bistro - This restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Hospitality Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland’s small print

Also known as

  • Talbot Hotel Carlow
  • Talbot Carlow


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: EUR 50.00 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 15

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 15

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland


  • Dr. Cullen Park - 22 min walk
  • Carlow County Museum - 26 min walk
  • Visual Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre - 26 min walk
  • Carlow Golf Club - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Brownshill Dolmen - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Leinster Hills Golf Club - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Hardymount Gardens - 9.6 mi / 15.5 km
  • Tullow Museum - 10.7 mi / 17.2 km

Getting around

  • Dublin (DUB) - 66 min drive
  • Carlow Station - 26 min walk
  • Athy Station - 18 min drive
  • Muine Bheag Station - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 134 reviews

Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland
Very Good8.0
Temperature control meant turning of the radiator
Staff very nice and helpful. Facilities were great . Only negative was there was no air conditioning. Rooms were stifling and hot so couldn’t sleep
A Traveller, ie2 night trip
Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland
What air conditioning?
Great weather all weekend but 25 degrees in a supposed 4 star hotel with no air conditioning leaves you uncomfortable. All lockers and showers in pool area broken. Facilities in general dated and in need of maintenance. Two miserable place fillets full of bones with two scoops of potato and a little bowl of raw vegetables that were inedible for dinner in the bar with no air conditioning as the restaurant only opens Saturdays.
Keith, ie2 night trip
Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland
Nice with great staff.
The hotel staff were very good. One in particular who was a slightly older gentleman with white hair. He was so helpful in arranging things for me and rectifying things when they went wrong. I had a room service call at 9am and asked the staff to come back later and they didn't so I had no new tea or coffee and he attended to the error and made some tea, he was brilliant. He also arranged my taxi for the morning with no fuss - he is a real credit to your team. The hotel itself is about 20 mins walking distance from the town and I liked this as I could walk in. If you don't like walking then taxis are easy enough to get. My only small gripe is that this is very much a local amenity and not just a hotel with passing visitors. The bar is not quiet and relaxing it is chock-a-block with locals who are not quiet and make lots of noise into the early hours. If you don't mind this, then its fine but I tend to like quieter stays. The pool and gym are the same so I didn't use them because they were very busy. It is not a criticism per se as the hotel has to make its money and its a good business model but for me I just like a quitter more bespoke experience and I felt it was too commercial and corporate for me. The gold leaf headboards are a nice touch (you dont see that too often)! I stayed at the hotel as I was visiting the festival and I was surprised how little support or advertising there was for the festival in the hotel itself (not even a brochure)..
A Traveller, gb3 night trip
Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland
Very Good8.0
Family weekend
Overall we had nice time in Talbot Hotel. Our 3 years old daughter enjoyed swimming pool and she had lots of fun at the Dome Playing Center. Food at the restaurant was ok but we found more tasty food at the town. Only one thing I didn't like it that parents few room near us left kids at the room in their own and one of the child 10 o'clock was terible running and crying calling mum. Is of course not the hotel fault but parents. We all couldn't sleep for long. Was thinking to go myself checked. And my child was keep aking why child crying and where is her mum.
Agata, ie3 night trip
Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland
Nice rooms but not a great stay
To start with the positives: The room was nicely decorated and fairly comfortable. The negatives: There was no air conditioning and it was very warm during my stay, which made it slightly uncomfortable. The main drawback was been given a room on the first floor right above the bar. The first night of my stay there was live music blasting until after 11pm. As a business traveller this was just not acceptable. Once I complained at reception I was told that the hotel was full so I could not change rooms. I personally don’t think those rooms should be used while live entertainment is on. Following this, well into the night there were people singing and chanting, what sounded like it was outside my room. I would have expected the staff to move them on. Breakfast was average and WiFi was not great. The gym was absolutely terrible and needed some serious updating. Half of the machines didn’t work properly and there were no two weights the same. Overall, it was OK, but a lot of the drawbacks means I would not recommend it to others unless these things were resolved.
Jamie, gb2 night trip

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Talbot Hotel, Carlow, Ireland

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