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“Completely Wonderful Experience”
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Shelmalier House
Ranked #6 of 20 Athlone B&B and Inns
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5 reviews
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“Completely Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed 5 May 2009

My wife and I stayed with Nancy and Jim Denby at their B&B in Athlone. It was a great experience. The facilities were very comfortable and clean, the food was delicious and the Denbys are spectacular hosts. We would go there again without hesitation.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Virginia
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Reviewed 3 May 2008

Our first, but not last, trip to Ireland and the country was as beautiful as we had heard. Two B&B's that greatly added to our having a great trip were the Lighthouse in Dingle and The Shelmalier House in Athlone. Both were spic and span, super location(close to the town and shore), great accomodations, and wonderfully hosted. Our hats are off to both owners and you can bet our next trip will include them.
Another tip: based on our experience, we will stay away from 'farmhouse" B&B's. They didn't seem to be working farms, even when listed as such, and the location and facilities didn't hold a candle to the 2 recommended above.
Lastly, 6 days is not enough, although we drove over 725 miles, so plan for more or, as we are doing, plan another trip.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2007

A lovely house thats run like a hotel but retains the B&B feel. Clean and well appointed rooms with new furniture and good tv. Ensuite was spacious and clean.
Only problem was location - well out of the main town and a good 25 minute walk.

  • Liked — Clean rooms to a high standard
  • Disliked — Remote location from town
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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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
Hotel Style:
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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