I had previously reviewed this hotel and gave it the only scathing review I've ever posted on TripAdvisor. Well, I've found I can take back every negative word I said. This hotel has done a complete 360. The attention to detail that had bothered me so much two or so years ago is no more.
I was willing to give the place another go because it's a great stopping over point when heading west from Dublin. Athlone itself may not be the so fabulous, but everything you might possiblly need can be obtained in town before heading further out west. There are all sort of shops and two major shopping centres. The hotel is cental to almost all of them. And the hotel is an each jump off the motorway.
I had landed in Dublin late in the afternoon, and was comfortably settled in my room that evening. From the moment I set foot in the lobby, I could see that the hotel had undergone a major change. The elevator button was no longer covered in duck tape. That was a good sign....
And the changes went beyond the fresh coat of paint and new (or very well cleaned) hallway rugs.
My room was sparkingly clean. Every bit of attention to detail had been made. My room faced the tower of St. Mary's church across the way, and the nightclub below, but I never heard a bit of sound through the double set of windows.
All in all, I was thrilled with the change to the place, and will stay again the next time I'm in Ireland.
Kudos to the staff for all of their hard work in making such a tremendous difference. And thank you for a lovely stay that was the perfect jumping off point to another fabulous visit to Ireland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small hotel with a big personality.We have 46 bedrooms and are a family run hotel which prides itself on friendliness and we take all feedback negative and positive to try improve and learn as we are going on. If you want a warm friendly welcome we are your hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Prince Of Wales Athlone
- Prince Of Wales Hotel