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Shines Guesthouse

Baylough, Athlone, Ireland
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Ranked #14 of 24 Athlone B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently stayed with a number of people using 3 rooms. While the food was excellent the interest taken in the B & B side of the business was so bad I would not be able to recommend the place as a place to stay. The girls working in the bar/restaurant were excellent, though did take offence a little when... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here in August, Amazed by the attentiveness from the Staff, Lead by Morgan The Manager. We booked in Downstairs in the Restaurant (where I ate before , amazing !!! )by Morgan The Manager, who also carried our bags to the Accomadation. Room was nicely decorated , Clean, and well equipped . We needed a hair Dryer and Iron... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

came across this guesthouse/restaurant/pub while looking for a bed for the night. on first glimpse the place looked lovely, the staff were more than friendly and helpful, but one thing i didn't like was the fact that i had to pay 80 euro for a room (not including breakfast) which i hadn't seen. having talked to another guest staying at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for my hen night and the staff could not have done enough for us from the moment we arrived till we left the following day. The service, food and staff were outstanding, they brought us in their own cars to our destinations and picked us up they also went and bought us a hairdryer as we forgot... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

From the minute we arrived the staff straight away seated us in there cosy restaurant. They carried are bags. We had traveled up on the train from Portarlington and were very early for are reservation at 3 we had are rooms and all by 12. Bags were carried up to our rooms while we finished breakfast. Are hen was very... More

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Portarlington, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Had the best weekend at Shines. We had an amazing lunch downstairs before heading up to the rooms, the chicken wings were amazing. The service was unbelievable, I have never in my life stayed in a place with such friendly staff. The staff more than out did themselves, one of the staff members herself drove us to the train station,... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We were sent here by a B&B Owner we had been referred to after a miscommunication of reservation with the B&B we had originally booked. If we had more time to look for alternate accommodation we would have been better off. Having traveled a lot in Ireland on business I've become accustomed to modest but clean and decently appointed accommodations.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Stopped on our way to Dublin for lunch. Food was horrible. Very disappointing. Would never go there again or would not recommend. The fish I was served was not edible. Don't go there for food! Did not stay so can't comment on rooms.

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Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

perfect for a short stay , great food downstairs in the pub , there's a small tesco store next door which was really convenient, rooms very clean , good breakfast, what more could you ask for , highly recommended.

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Roscommon, Ireland
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11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I can't comment on the rooms as I haven't stayed here but i've eaten in their restaurant for lunch on a few occasions with a few girls from work and we all agree that the food is just divine. The staff are really friendly. Will be back - recommend :-)

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Address: Baylough, Athlone, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
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Shines Guesthouse is a finished to the highest standard offering you luxury of a hotel at bed and breakfast rates ..All our bedrooms host king size sleigh beds, full size cable TV, tea & coffee, under floor heating, free internet. We are located just 5 minutes from Athlone town centre. On our doorstep is Shines Bar, tesco express, take away cafe and a betting office. ... more   less 
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