Stopped in Athlone with my husband and another married couple. This is in a great location. We really love the side of the river we were on. Very charming and intimate feeling as opposed to the other side of the river which seems more modern. We're glad we stayed here. Great restaurants nearby. Wonderful hosts. Our room was fantastic. They had great suggestions of where to dine and go out at night. My husband declared that he wanted to move there after about 10 minutes.