I frequent the Radisson Blu hotel in Athlone quite a lot, sometimes up to four times a week. The ambience of the wide spaced hotel is vast. There is always a comfortable area to socialise, work and eat/drink. The panoramic view of the River Shannon and Athlone Castle shows across from the wooden patio at the back of the hotel.
I use the hotel for work meetings and because of its central spot in Athlone, I always schedule meetings in the foyer or bar for clients, or sometimes just for friends.
I can’t fault any of the staff members, they are all courteous and helpful, no matter how busy or what time of the day or night you call to the Radisson. However there is a bar staff member, Avril Kiernan, who I would like to single out. She is courteous over and beyond the call of duty, and I have noticed that she treats all the guests superbly. She leaves nobody waiting for menus, and on one recent occasion, I was with a person, who needed to catch a train, and she made sure that we got our meal in time, so he could leave for his train.
She is particularly courteous and friendly to elderly people who attend the hotel, and gives an incredible homely and traditional feeling to the hotel, which is something which lacks in most Irish hotels today. I feel I have to single out Avril because of her constant attention, but that is not taking from the other excellent staff members, ie Mark, Gavin, Claudine, Aisling, the two Kasias, Paul, Brian, Karen, Killian, Noel, Victor. I’m bound to be leaving somebody out, but that’s not deliberate, and the management can be very proud and happy with all their staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone is situated in the town centre on the banks of the River Shannon overlooking the historic Athlone Castle.Sumptuous food is served daily in the Quayside Bar & Lounge and Elements Restaurant serves innovative dishes which highlight the region and the season’s best ingredients.Synergy Health & Leisure Club is available complimentary to all guests and features an indoor pool, sauna, steam-room and fully equipped gymnasium. The outdoor terrace is overlooks the Marina and is a unique feature of the hotel - Summer Barbeques are a specialty!Many of the bedrooms at this luxurious hotel afford stunning views over the river and old town area.The hotel is within a five minute walk of Athlone’s train & bus station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone Hotel Athlone
- Radisson Athlone
- Radisson Hotel Athlone
- Athlone Radisson Sas