The Courtyard Hotel in Leixlip, County Kildare, Ireland

The Courtyard Hotel is set on the banks of the gorgeous River Liffey in the cute village of Leixlip, the home of Guiness.

Leixlip is located approximately 15 kms from Dublin city centre and is easily accessible by bus with a stop very close to the hotel.

The reception staff were fantastic, because we were travelling with a baby, they put us in the quietest room available away from the restaurant, bars and other guests. They offered numerous times to heat bottles or baby food for us and sent housekeeping staff to our room straight away to set up the portable cot and even helped lift the pram up the few steps at reception.

Once we were settled in the room they called to make sure everything was satisfactory and to ask if we needed anything.

The room was relatively baby proof as far as hotel rooms go, we put a couple of pillows over sharp edges but other than that it was fine. The bath (yes there is a bath tub) even has temperature controlled hot water so you know it’s perfect temp for bubs.

Leixlip has plenty of restaurants and cafes and if you don’t feel like going out the River Bank Restaurant at the Courtyard hotel does room service. We had dinner from the room service menu the food was terrific, the service was a little slow (but reception did call to tell us there was a delay.) The in room breakfast was also great and served at exactly the time we had requested.

There is a convenience store very close by and supermarkets a short drive away if you need to stock up on baby goods.

A standard room has a double bed plus a single bed and ample room for a baby cot. There are lovely walks along the river in the hotel’s surrounds to let the kids blow off some steam. Kids under 12 stay free in their parent’s room.

We loved the courtyard hotel, it is small and welcoming and the service was great. We weren’t made to feel uncomfortable travelling with a baby, he was made to feel as welcome as we were.

We would definitely go back for another stay at the Courtyard Hotel. For further info visit