Your guide to visiting the Dolmen County from someone who lives here!

Carlow Hotels -
Stay in the Dolmen County!

There are five Carlow hotels situated in or around the town and four others dotted around the county. Many have spacious rooms and modern amenities along with great on-site bars and restaurants.

Top picks include the Lord Bagenal Inn with its impressive foyer and view of the Barrow and the stylish Dinn Rí Hotel with its very instagrammable outdoor space - The Terrace.

Whether you’re dropping in for scrumptious afternoon tea, on a business trip or visiting historic landmarks, here’s my list of hotels to make your stay comfortable while being kind to your wallet.

So grab your car keys, pack an overnight bag and get ready for cosy log fires and dreamy spas. After a few days away, you’re guaranteed to return feeling rejuvenated!



Dinn Rí Hotel (Tullow Street)

Located in the heart of all the action, Dinn Rí Hotel has 10 boutique style bedrooms. Make sure to set aside some time to taste the food in Brooks Café Bar and you can also relax with a cocktail in The Terrace.

The hotel gets 5/5 for location alone!


Seven Oaks Hotel (Athy Road)

Just 3 minutes walk from the town centre, Seven Oaks Hotel makes staying in Carlow easy. The foyer with its numerous fireplaces is a great place to unwind.

It’s also home to the Greenbank Health & Leisure Club which has a jacuzzi, a sauna and a 20 metre swimming pool.


Talbot Hotel Carlow (Portlaoise Road)

Situated just under 5 minutes drive from the town centre, the 4 star Talbot Hotel Carlow boasts 84 bedrooms and 2 suites. The Liberty Tree Restaurant on the 4th floor has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

On site, there’s a leisure club and an award-winning hair and beauty salon.


Woodford Dolmen Hotel (Kilkenny Road)

The picturesque location and breathtaking views of the River Barrow are just some of the things that bring guests back to the Woodford Dolmen Hotel. This 3 star hotel has over 80 bedrooms, 3 suites and 8 family rooms.

Children will love exploring the 10 acre garden!



And Carlow Hotels Outside of the Town...

  • Ballykealy House (Ballon)
  • Lord Bagenal Inn (Leighlinbridge)
  • Mount Wolseley Hotel (Tullow)
  • Step House Hotel (Borris)