We stayed at this hotel for two nights in September and we really enjoyed it.
The Athlone Springs is a lovely hotel. Needs one or two tweaks (as all hotels do) but all the right things are there. The style of the hotel made a refreshing change to the bulk standard decor offered by so many others, and it must be said that the staff were exceptional.
Lovely big car park, efficient and friendly check in (and check out) and the rooms and facilities did not disappoint at all.
As already suggested, maybe the bar could do with being a little bigger but it is comfortable and stylish. The bar menu was different to other places with a mix of bar food and “restaurant style” dishes, and the food really was delicious. Nice to see wine being served from a regular size bottle too!
The restaurant was very good although perhaps a little too big covering two floors? Having said that, the service was friendly, efficient and unhurried. The live music was nice a touch and at a volume which didn’t intrude at all. Breakfast was also served in here and a good selection was on offer both days. Having said that, I found the food to be cold on the first morning but perfect on the second. I can forgive them though given the choice available!
Upstairs, the bedrooms were spacious and well designed. The bed was so comfortable I slept well both nights which is unusual for me! Bathrooms were quite funky, although if you shower more than once a day, you are at risk of flooding your bathroom. What a shower though!
Aside from the hotel stay, I also organised a social event here on one of the nights and I must thank Chris (general manager), Caroline and Paula (events team) and all the staff for their enthusiasm and support in the run up to the event. All our guests had a great time and the evening went without a hitch. The buffet laid on was superb and went down a treat, as did the tea and coffee which we did not expect. You guys excelled - thank you.
The function room and business facilities are top notch and I would have no hesitation in using the venue for future social or business events. I didn’t have time to check out the leisure centre this time, but it looked fantastic!
All in all, a great stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sleep, relax and refresh yourself at the Athlone Springs Hotel. Modern and elegant with 68 spacious bedrooms, this 4 star hotel is among the best in Athlone. The bedrooms are luxuriously furnished in warm tones. All bedrooms have the option of a bath with overhead shower with additional extras such as work desk, TV and free Wi-Fi. If you are feeling extra tired, the lazy checkout is an option, subject to availability of course. Push the boat out with breakfast in bed and room service. Guests can also avail of the state of the art Zen fitness and leisure centre and free parking. A family friendly hotel, the Athlone Springs Hotel offers excellent facilities for families including kid's camps and children's pool at the leisure centre. Family rooms are available, some with interconnecting rooms. Additional camp beds and cots are available on request. For the ultimate experience in luxury accommodation, the Manhattan suite comes with two widescreen LCD TVs, a separate sitting room, "his and hers" bathroom, jacuzzi bath, walk-in shower, bathrobe and slippers. Fresh flowers and champagne can be organized ahead of your arrival to surprise that special someone. Zen fitness and leisure centre has a 20m swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room as well as all the equipment you would expect in a modern gym. Zen Beauty will have you pampered and preened for a night out or melt away your troubles with a message. Dining in the Athlone Springs Hotel is a relaxed affair with superb food from both the Cedar Bar and Cedar Restaurant. Offering excellent service from friendly local staff and a locally sourced menu, the award winning chefs like to follow nature's lead producing food that is in-keeping with the season. The Athlone Springs Hotel is a choice destination for events and conferences. The conference meeting rooms are climate-controlled and include a choice of two boardrooms, five syndicate rooms, executive business centre, integrated audio visual and multimedia equipment as well as ample parking. The Clonellan suite can hold up to 500 people and can be partitioned. A beautiful venue, superb wedding team, excellent food and service make the Athlone Springs the hotel for your wedding day. The dedicated wedding coordinator will be by your side from start to finish making sure everything goes off without a hitch. No matter what your budget, requirements or aspirations, the Athlone Springs Hotel can fulfill your needs. Private suites are also available for religious blessings or civil ceremonies. ... more less
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