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Bastion B&B
Ranked #10 of 20 Athlone B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 March 2012

This is a fascinating old building and beautifully decorated, creating a peaceful atmosphere from the moment you walk in the door. The rooms are clean, neat and comfortable. The breakfast counts as my best breakfast anywhere, but as other reviewers have pointed out don't expect a cooked breakfast. Anthony was welcoming and friendly, and this was a great place for our first night in Ireland after heading west from Dublin airport.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

I stayed here for one night in a twin room with my mother, we had 2 separate rooms which was lovely. The B&B is beautifully decorated and the owners are really friendly and helpful. It is located right in the centre of the town so really convenient. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

We enjoyed our one-night stay at this lovely B&B! The decor is fun and the accomodations, perfect! Breakfast was a wonderful spread and we enjoyed chatting with the other guests. The proprietor was very responsive when we emailed from the US regarding the stay and tours. The recommended the Lebanese restaurant next door, which was acceptional. The tour company, Midland Tours (also recommended by them), was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Ireland.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

We stayed at the Bastion B&B for one night during our trip to Ireland. We were greeted with winding staircases and interesting decor that created a very zen, artsy feeling. The room was very large (we had a twin ensuite room and the beds were actually in separate rooms which was nice) and clean. The bathroom was the standard small B&B size but the shower left something to be desired. The water pressure was pretty low and the electric water heater gave an inconsistent temperature. However, I wouldn't consider this a deal breaker by any means!

Anthony had a light and healthy continental breakfast in the morning (which was a nice break from the traditional irish breakfast for us) with bagels, breads, cereals, and fresh fruits.

If you're staying in Athlone, I would recommend the Bastion for a quiet & relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Charming and quirky townhouse with narrow staircases and winding landings. All full of lovely bits and pieces that the (very nice) owners must have picked up on their travels. Also a very comfy sitting room with sink-into armchairs and a nice library of books. We stayed in the Loft room which aesthetically was absolutely lovely, just as it is pictured on their website. However a few silly things let it down a bit. A very tiny double bed meant we didn't sleep very well, a trip to the bathroom entailed falling over an unnecessary step each time, and the shower was not very strong. I'm not normally a picky reviewer, but so much time and thought has been put into this B and B, it seemed a shame that it fell down on some of the essentials. Still overall we liked it a lot and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

I wanted to go to Athlone for a night to visit the legendary Seans Bar, and this B&B is a stone throw from Seans Bar, and on the doorstep of many good restaurants, deciding which one to go to is the problem. The B&B looked at bit garish on the outside but inside was charming, cozy, welcoming with a Zen like feeling. The en-suite may be a bit small for some people but perfectly adequate for me. There was a large choice in the buffet style breakfast, and no problem parking the car near by. The hosts were very polite and obliging, and seem to have perfected the balance of making small talk and giving you space when needed. This is a lovely quirky B&B situated in the charming quaint side of Athlone with the walls of the castle as a back drop. It was such a good experience I am looking forward to going back to stay again and bringing friends and when visiting other towns I am going to try a B&B again, I had always tended to like the anonymity of hotels, but this was special.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

After being in boring Birr, lively Athlone was a wonderful surprise. The b&b has a great location and is wonderfully decorated. I loved the breakfast and felt very much at home. Could recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Additional Information about Bastion B&B

Address: 4 Bastion Street, Athlone, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Athlone
Price Range: £100 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bastion B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bastion B&B - Award winning townhouse accommodation situated in the heart of Athlone's Left Bank area, close to the River Shannon and the 12th Century King Johns Castle. Surrounded by great restaurants and shops and just a stones throw from Seáns Bar - Ireland's Oldest Bar which is officially declared so in The Guiness Book of World Records! Consistently recommended! ... more   less 
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Bastion Hotel Athlone
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