Each year the montly Irish Tatler magazine travels around Ireland in search of the best spa and wellness destinations. Judges and editors road test the best service, therapists, and properties.
The Killenard hotel won a Highly Commended award and the judges were glowing in their praise.
"A hotel spa with one of the best thermal suites we’ve ever encountered, The Heritage Killenard impressed our judge with its high levels of customer service, relaxing atmosphere and its commitment to ensuring that each guest gets the most from their visit.
"During our stay we found staff to be knowledgeable and approachable while the treatment menu includes something for all budgets and inclinations, including the option of having lunch served in the spa itself. The staggering of appointments for the thermal suite is a small but effective touch that ensured our judge enjoyed the facilities in peace and quiet," said the judges.
The Heritage Killenard opened its doors in June 2005. The Heritage Spa Experience (Thermal Suite) includes jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms
The awards will be music to the ears of Laois Tourism which has just launched a new five year strategy to attract more visitors to Laois.