this is a beautiful spotless hotel in a great location and the staff are very nice but the lack of air conditioning spoilt my two night stay. i stayed in one room with my daughter and my mum had a room across the corridor. her room was fine but we couldnt sleep a wink because the room was stiflingly hot and the window would only open two inches! we got a fan the second night but it helped only marginally. time to upgrade the system guys! thankfully the room had a fridge for cool drinks to cool us down. to give you an idea of the temperature i had a bar of chocolate left on the table and it was half melted.
the other gripe i had was that the restaurant was closed on the sunday night of our stay. my mum is 85 and wanted a nice meal not more barfood which is fine during the day. maybe we could have gone out somewhere but we would have liked the convenience of having dinner in the hotel especially given my mums age. what annoyed me more was that the restaurant menu was on display in two different locations in the lobby with no indication that the restaurant would be closed on certain nights. when i mentioned it on check out the chap just said 'oh the restaurant is closed sunday and monday nights due to rostering' sorry not good enough, especially when you're advertising the menus in the information booklets in the room and in the lobby. the bar food was nice just not suitable to an older persons needs. oh and its hen party central by the way. the saturday night we stayed there were 3 hen partys, a wedding and a 50th but having said that we werent disturbed though i met one lady in the lift who had specifically requested a quiet room and she was put over the wedding reception! probably wont return.
- 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