we stayed for 4nights in july, as we were competing at the european triathlon championships. when i booked the hotel 8 months earlier, i assumed by the address that it was near the centre of Athlone...........its not!- its a 3mile walk!
when we arrived, it was 8.55pm,our bus dropped us and our bikes off..........we had been travelling since 12pm, and were starving!
the receptionist told us that last orders for meals was at 9pm-we went next door and were told by a member of staff that last orders were in and there would be no more orders taken! :(- ended up having to walk to the next door convenience store and buy bananas and pot noodles etc to eat in our room! (was not impressed at this attitude!)
however, the room was gorgeous and huge! dont expect a scenic view from this hotel...........it is in an industrial estate!
we were kept awake during the nights with residents using the door beside our room..........it was very squeaky and every person who used it seemed to bang it off the wall!!! :(
think we were 320 euros for 4 nights bed and breakfast which was excellent value for money! meals in the hotel were very expensive.........as were drinks from the bar (soft and alcoholic!)
the staff were very accomodating and would arrange taxis for you.
the swimming pool is huge for being attached to a hotel (20m long-compared to the usual pathetic paddling pools you normally get at a hotel!)- you need to wear a swim cap in the pool (can buy for 2 euros i think at desk)- has a decent multi gym too.........these facilities are also open to the public-so expect them to be busy at weekends!
overall, a lovely hotel, i would recommend and i would come back! :)
- 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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