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Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

I often stay in this hotel and the last couple of stays there seems to be a new energy around the place .The staff are so friendly the food is good ...and the location right in the middle of Athlone is just perfect for anything you would want to do in Athlone. ..to sum it up this seems like a family run hotel with all the modern trappings..

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Just back from a lovely two night break with my husband and two children. We were given a suite when we arrived which was more like an apartement but honestly it suited us just fine we had two bedrooms and a spacious living area loads of room for a family. The only issue I had with the room was the carpets could do with a clean or freshen up and maybe a paint in the room. Breakfast was nice and the set menu was ok we got plently with the meal. Staff were very helpful. Would stay here again,.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We had a great stay in this well presented hotel.Athlone is well located in the middle of the country on the main road west from Dublin.
The room was spacious and clean.The bed was very comfortable.Very good toilet/shower facilities with plenty of hot water.
The bar was open for a drink and we enjoyed a counter meal as the restaurant did not open on the night of the week we stayed.
The hotel is well located just on the edge of the town with a large parking area.
We were made to feel very welcome by the reception staff making it all in all a memorable if a short stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

I live locally in athlone and decided to try the carvery as i had heard good reviews...we were greeted at the carvery by revi..i hope i got his name right..he was such a good personality and so friendly and its great to see someone so happy in their job..food was lovely and will be here again..

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Was looking forward to getting away for a few nights for a friends wedding. Although we had a lovely day at the wedding, food was ok and nice hotel we we're let down by the room...
It was very dusty, even the side tables had so much dust on them it was a rushed cleaning job IMO.
No valence on the base, that had blood stains ( I think??) on it.... Few scuffs on the paintwork but I'd overlook that but with the rotten base, dust and scuffed walls it was not nice.

Worst breakfast I've ever had. We were one of the first for breakfast ...around8-9.... So why our Bacon was concrete hard beggars belief... Was like something tvT was cooked the day before.. Cheap cheap sausages and We ended up just leaving it all on the plate and leaving. Had to go get breakfast elsewhere.

For €90 a night it was disgraceful. We didn't bother even going down for breakfast the following morning.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Redrabbit3
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I had the pleasure of staying recently in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel in Athlone. The hotel has guests' comfort and enjoyment of their stay, at heart. For a swimmer who likes a pool on site these premises situated in their own gardens were a very refreshing change. The Staff were friendly and helpful especially when I mentioned using the regional pool/gym. The place felt like a cocoon and I did not stir, only once to the aforementioned pool. I felt so at home in the hotel and my room, that I rested, reading and .....enjoying the lovely food whether at breakfast time or in the evening. Many of the public rooms have character especially the breakfast room with its stained-glass windows. Hopefully many more guests will come to this gem of a place and its great rates for the golden years breaks. MERCI BEAUCOUP

Room Tip: My room overlooked the back of the premises but I did not mind as you can go out the front and enjoy...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Alan M, General Manager at Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2013

Hello Pascale g
Thank you very much for your Kind Comments on our Hotel.
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the Future.
Kind Regards,
Alan McCaul,
General Manager.

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Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

From check in to check out there were no problems. Very pleasant and helpful staff. We were a small group and decided upon bar food that evening for dinner which staff facilitated in the restaurant as the bar was very busy with a crowd gathering for another function.

The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Bathroom spotless too.

Only approx 10 minutes walk to the centre of Athlone.

Breakfast the next morning was very good.

Would stay again if in athlone.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone

Address: Clonown Road, Athlone 0000, Ireland (Formerly Shamrock Lodge Country House Hotel & Conference Centre)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Athlone
Price Range: £42 - £360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of Ireland in the historic town of Athlone Co Westmeath. Set on its own private grounds and gardens with ample FREE car parking. 5 minute walk from the town centre.75 minutes from Dublin.40 Bedrooms and 12 Two Bedroom Suites/Apartments. ... more   less 
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