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“Good location, very helpful staff.”
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Bastion B&B
Ranked #10 of 20 Athlone B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 November 2012

I spent one night in a single room in the Bastion. The b&b is around a five minute walk from the centre of Athlone which is across the river. Its located beside the castle and has many excellent restaurants and pubs in the immediate vicinity. My room was very warm, despite the cold weather outside and was comfortable. The service was excellent with very helpful and friendly staff. I was advised on booking that there was only one single room left and that that room did not have ensuite facilities. Therefore I shared the toilet facilities with another room. I paid forty euro. I would stay at the Bastion again but I would not recommend a room without ensuite facilities to others.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Pleasantly surprised by this place after booking mainly due to the cheap price (40Euros for a Friday stay).

Great location right in the town centre, near bars and restaurants.

Charming place with lots of nooks and crannies, and relics/books around the corridors and rooms.

No TV, radio or desk in my room, but not too bothered by that.

Continental breakfast was decent, and owners extremely friendly and helpful.

Only real complaint was that the blinds in the room were so thin it was difficult to sleep. Thicker curtains please!

Otherwise, very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Stayed here for 1 night recently, our room was absolutely freezing...there were 2 heaters in there but made no difference whatsoever! The room itself was fab though, really different.

Host was friendly, however going around knocking on everyone's door at 10:30am the following morning was not appreciated! (11am was check out time)

No cooked breakfast available, only continental.

Very cheap, and great location - but the coldness of the room was just too much.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank galwaygirl84
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TheBastionBB, Owner at Bastion B&B, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2012

Really sorry the room was cold. Thanks for your feedback, we will look into it immediately.

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Reviewed 10 October 2012

I stayed here the night before the Athlone 3/4 marathon and the staff where fantastic, they put me in a quiet room so I could get a great night sleep. Which I did. There was also a wonderful spread for breakfast that would suit all tastes. The B&B is unique and quirky but is also homely and comforting with a great lounge area for relaxing.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Shauna Y
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

I didn't know that Athlone was so multicultural. Bastion B&B is run by two men, possibly brothers, maybe? The house is old and a little creaky, but the decorations and love that go into it make it so unique. You get the impression that every piece of art was hand picked. You can buy "Bog Buddies" here - dried pieces of peat, cut into shapes of animals. Breakfast is vegetarian, and there is yoga, tai chi, and jewelry making workshops that go on in the main room.

Room Tip: We had the Long Loft Room, which had the most character of any room I'd ever stayed in. A bit d...
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ali R
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Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

This place was fantastic! We stayed in the Long Loft Room and it was just as quirky and fun as it appears on the website. The beds are a bit IKEAish for my taste, but were comfy nonetheless and the continental breakfast was delicious. I knew nothing of Athlone, but it was a convenient place to stop and I'm so glad we did - great place to explore! Also, I was a little concerned about parking, but it was a breeze.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank EmmySta
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

We stayed for one night in Athlone for a wedding, opting for the studio room which is in the building over the road from the main B&B. The room was nicely decorated, comfortable and had everything we needed - my girlfriend appreciated the hairdryer, and I liked the proper ground coffee. The owners were friendly and helpful.

Breakfast the following morning was the best bit - loads of good stuff: cheese, fruit, bagels, bread, muesli, yoghurt, and decent coffee and juice.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank GWax
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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 - £101 (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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Also Known As:
Bastion Hotel Athlone
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