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Shelmalier House
Ranked #6 of 20 Athlone B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Neat as a pin”
Reviewed 24 September 2012 via mobile

Jim and nancy denby run a perfect b&b ..a beautiful house , very comfortable bed and good pillows... Very important if you want a good nights sleep. Breakfast was a 5star event.well cooked of great quaility. Its these small things that make a good stay great.. Jims rcomendation of the tyme restaurant in athlone was a gem. See separate review .you will need to book in advance most nights as the chief/ owner closes if hes not there...a lot of restuarants should do the same!

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

My husband, my 3 kids and myself stayed in this b&b 2 nights and it was better than a hotel. Jim & Nancy made us feel very welcome, the breakfast was huge and their house and garden are beautiful. We would go back for sure!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Brescia, Italy
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

If you need an excuse to travel to Athlone, I think a stay at Shelmalier House makes a very good one. Easy to reach (exit 9 on M6 to Galway/Dublin), excellently run, comfortably set aside from the bustling city life. Mr. and Mrs Denby are excellent hosts, always generous with their beakfasts and their precious advise. The Shelmalier has spacious and spotless clean en-suite rooms, a gorgeous front garden and a cosy back door area where kids are allowed to play and the best organic yogurt I have had in my life (not to mention the home made jams and the local cheese ...). If you are travelling with your children, you might want to visit Glendeer Pet Farm (Curryroe, Drum, Athlone, exit 13 on M9 - http://www.glendeerpetfarm.ie/contact-us): your kids will adore it!. Thank you again Mr. and Mrs. Denby for your hospitality!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Dun Laoghaire
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We have stayed in many B+B accommodations both in Athlone and further afield and we can honestly say that this one is worth driving the extra 50 miles. The bedroom was as large as a Hotel room, the breakfast was superletive- Muelsli, fresh fruits, local cheeses, choice of ingredients for a fry, Speciality breads etc..
When we wanted to pay we were given several options including Laser Card, Maestro Card, or Visa. The bed was comfortable. What more could you ask for?
Our hosts were courteous, helpful and informative including providing us with a shortcut route from Cartontroy to Ballyglass.
We have already booked to return in two weeks time.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

During our recent trip to Ireland we stayed in 5 other B and B's. This was the very best experience: VERY clean accomodations, beautiful antiques in the public rooms, and a knock- out, huge breakfast. Jim, the owner, was very engaging. Don't miss Sean's Pub in Athlone, the oldest pub in Ireland and a great place to hear great Irish music.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

You would be hard pushed to find any fault with " Shelmalier House" or its Proprietors
Thank You, Mr & Mrs Denby.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Limerick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2011

This property is less than 1km from the main Dublin Galway motorway,at exit 9.The gardens are picture perfect with in season flowers.My room & bed were comfortable and I slept well. The en-suite was more in keeping with a 5 star hotel,as was the breakfast.A wide choice of menu , cooked to perfection,when ordered .And of course pour over Columbian coffee ,perfection.This is top of the range for reasonable prices.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Shelmalier House
Address: Retreat Road | Cartontroy, Athlone, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #6 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelmalier House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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