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Shines Guesthouse

Baylough, Athlone, Ireland
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    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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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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 August 16, 2014

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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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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Address: Baylough, Athlone, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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