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“Average B&B in Athlone.”
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Shines Guesthouse
Ranked #14 of 20 Athlone B&B and Inns
Mountain View, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Average B&B in Athlone.”
Reviewed 12 July 2011

Stayed here for one night.
Room was rough around the edges with doors appearing to be unpainted, a few cobwebs and a clothes rail in place of a wardrobe.
Quite a lot of road noise from the front rooms.
Breakfast okay, but nothing special.

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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

If you base your view of Shines Guesthouse on the outside, you likely won't go in, and will miss out on a very nice stay. The guesthouse is on the upper floors of a lively pub, a kebab shop and some minor retail, so we expected (from past experience!) either a noisy or noisome accommodation. We were pleased that was not the case, however, after entering the guesthouse through a stairwell to the rear of the pub. The guesthouse is much larger than expected, with large rooms and large, very clean bathrooms with large walk-in stall showers. The king beds were very comfortable with ample pillows. The guesthouse also had free, working wi-fi (a must when traveling off the cuff), and no noise could be heard from the pub at all even though our rooms were directly above the pub and a bandwas playing as we walked through after coming back from town. The location of the guesthouse is not ideal if you want to be in Athlone center (45 minute walk strolling idly, 35 if booking it) but we're walking types so it was fine with us. The breakfast (included) was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Parking was free behind the building. Not a bad little spot at all!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 April 2011

Stayed here for 1 night for Irish Olympics last Augst. I would highly recommend as Sue is a fab hostess. Rooms are top class and excellent breakfast. Hopefully we will be back again this year.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shines Guesthouse
Address: Baylough, Athlone, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Shines Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shines Guesthouse is a finished to the highest standard offering you luxury of a hotel at bed and breakfast rates ..All our bedrooms host king size sleigh beds, full size cable TV, tea & coffee, under floor heating, free internet. We are located just 5 minutes from Athlone town centre. On our doorstep is Shines Bar, tesco express, take away cafe and a betting office. ... more   less 
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