Discover Lawlor’s of Naas, a hidden gem in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East

Looking for an escape from the stress of your daily life? Then the luxurious hotel, Lawlor’s of Naas, is just the place for you.

Entrance of Lawlor's of Naas, a hotel with an elegant main door.
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Are you in need of a break from the hardships and stress of everyday life? Would you just love to get away for a weekend and enjoy some rest in a beautiful location in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East? Then I believe that the luxurious hotel Lawlor’s of Naas is the place for you.

I was invited to spend a weekend at Lawlor’s of Naas, and I jumped at the opportunity. It had been a while since I had a break from the routine and stress of everyday life, and a weekend in a galaxy (*small town) far, far away (*ok, not that far from Dublin) was just what I needed. While a relaxing stay outside the city was what I was looking for, it was most certainly not all that I found. Because a weekend at Lawlor’s of Naas is so much more.

Located in the centre of Naas, in County Kildare, the four-star hotel will leave an impression as soon as you step into the majestic main hall, with its eccentric and exciting decor. The historic-looking hall is where you will be welcomed by the lovely staff, who will sort you out with all the info you need to make your stay in the hotel an unforgettable experience.


One of the bedrooms at Lawlor's of Naas, with two big bed with yellow covers.

After that, it will be time to check in to one of the gorgeous bedrooms, furnished with divan beds and handcrafted furniture, for an elegant but warm feel. All rooms have their own private bathroom to maximise comfort and give you the full luxury experience (I’m still pining for that shower!).

If you head there on a weekend, you can’t miss out on a dinner in the elegant yet eccentric Vi’s Restaurant. The staff there will make you feel like you are the guest of honour of the night, welcoming you to the table and making sure everything is to your taste. And, trust me, everything will be to your taste as soon as you get to pick from the specially designed menu.


Vi's Restaurant at Lawlor's of Naas,, with elegant and eccentric furniture. Photographer Paul Sherwood

Fish, Irish beef, free-range chicken or plant-based dishes: you can find a bit of everything in the carefully curated brasserie-style menu. Any dietary requirements will be catered to, just ask the staff and they will make all your culinary dreams come true. And, while you’re there, why not pair the mouth-watering food with a glass of fine wine or a colourful cocktail?

Last but not least, you certainly cannot skip one of the most exclusive experiences offered by Lawlor’s of Naas: their delectable Afternoon Tea. It will feel a bit like time travelling as you get to go back to the origins of the hotel, which first opened in 1913 as a humble Tea Room.


Afternoon Tea at Lawlor's of Naas, with a selection of sweet and savoury food on a table.

The cosy atmosphere provided by The Lobby, just beside the main hall of the hotel, will be the perfect background for the delightful selection of sweet and savoury treats you’ll get to enjoy if you decide to spend your Sunday afternoon there. And for a more sparkling experience, you can opt for a “Tipsy Tea” and forgo the tea for some refreshing prosecco. Doesn’t that sound like a pretty relaxed afternoon?

If any of the above sounds interesting, have a look at the Lawlor’s of Naas website and check out their offers. All that’s left for me to do is wish you an unforgettable experience and a relaxing escape!

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