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Shines Guesthouse

Baylough, Athlone, Ireland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pipiroa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms were clean and comfortable, staff were lovely,friendly and very helpful,the meals were very good but somewhat a little too large. It is excellent value for money and a great place to have start our Ireland holiday. My travelling companion's agree with everything I have just written.

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Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night recently. Room was large and spacious, with a flat screen tv and chest of drawers with a large mirror. Bathroom was clean with a large, good quality shower. We ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent. The staff were also extremely friendly. For the price we paid (€69), Shines is great value for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Food was beautiful, rooms were spacious, ours was a little warm but thankfully found a fan in wardrobe so it came in handy, cocktail demonstration was great fun thanks to Brendan the Manager. Bus rough outside front door of bAr so easy to get into town taxi is under 10 euro.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

called here for a bit to eat and was definatly not dissapointed. there was good choice on the menu with something for everyone. all dishes were well presented and tastey. the service was also top notch. will definatly be back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I visited here while waiting for my bike to be repaired. The restaurant is spacious and clean, staff are friendly. The brunch I ordered was amazing, full plate plus toast and fries as well as a full pot of tea. I really thought that it was going to cost a lot but was pleasantly surprised. Will definitely return!

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We tried Shines for Sunday Lunch and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was wholesome and great value for money but what really impressed was the warm welcome and great service we received during our meal. Would have no hesitation to recommend Shines Guesthouse and Bar for any occasion. I must comment on the previous review from "IomMoll" Shines is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed for one night as all hotels booked up. It has to be the worst place i have ever stayed at. The rooms were filthy. Decor from the seventies. I could over look the decor and the old tv for one night, but not the smell and dirt of the place. I would not recommend this place to anyone.... More 

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County Carlow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

myself and 3 friends booked Shines for Sat night last. We had rooms 6&7. Two large rooms, Clean , very comfortable and warm. Only complaint I would have is they ran out of hot water on Sat Morning. All rooms were taken though and these things Happen. The other side of it was the Manager Morgan, came up to us... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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 August 29, 2014

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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