This is a lovely hotel, situated on the River Shannon, in the heart of Athlone. The hotel offers complimentary parking for guests. WiFi is also available free of charge to guests -- reception may be poor as you move away from the core of the building but each room has a wired internet port and the front desk will supply you with a network cord.
The rooms are spacious. My wife and me stayed at a "business class" room on the 2nd floor, overlooking the river. It was clean and well appointed. Bathroom was spacious as well. The doorstop in front of the toilet was an unpleasant discovery when I walked barefeet into the bathroom at 2 am at night. Also the lack of a shower curtain made things a bit mesy, because the glass half-partition in the bath tub is not sufficient to keep spillage from the floor.
The lounge and the bar are inviting and comfortable. The staff are very friendly, polite, and responsive to guests' needs.
As others have pointed out, the quality of the breakfast buffet is lacking. Not a terrible buffet but given the quality of the facility and accommodations guests expect a superb breakfast and come away disappointed.
All in all a good hotel in Athlone, to which we are looking forward to returning next time we'll be visiting our family in the area.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking