OK, the positives; good location, great entrance/public areas and really decent size family room. Breakfast was good quality and there was plenty of choice. Parking onsite was free.
We did have problems with the room; the décor was great and modern, but routine maintenance was a problem. The safety blocks on the attic skylight were missing on two of the windows and despite reporting twice during our stay they weren't put right. The lights above the bed weren't working and closer inspection found exposed wires on the plastic lamp holder. There were other minor maintenance issues where repairs were done to a poor standard; door handle, toilet roll holder.
Unfortunately we stayed at the same time as the family from hell (well somewhere in Ireland at least). We had a mix of arguments, shouting and kids running up and down the corridor until around 3-4am. We raised this with the manager who had already been made aware of the problem by another sleepy guest!
I tend to judge management on the response to a complaint, not always the complaint itself. Within a hour or so a basket of fruit and snacks has been dropped off in the room with a 'sorry' note from the hotel management, which we thought was thoughtful.
- 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