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Shelmalier House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Retreat Road | Cartontroy, Athlone, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 24 Athlone B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greenville, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely as clean, neat, and well maintained a B&B as we have stayed in. Five minutes after checking-in Jim and Nancy had our family of seven feeling like we were family. Very warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful about not only Athlone, but other areas of Ireland. Jim's wife Nancy is a certified pastry chef so you can guess as to... More

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Westport, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Probably one of the most superior bed and breakfasts in Ireland. High quality furniture and fittings. Excellent food and service. Highly recommended. A little tricky to find with current roadworks in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was delighted with my experience of Shelmalier House from the moment I booked over the phone til departure. Jim was a delightful and diligent host. The room and bathroom were spotless. There was a lovely breakfast buffet to choose from and our cooked breakfasts were made to order. We got an unexpected treat of some home made drop scones,... More

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Jim and Nancy are perfect hosts! The food was wonderful and Jim is an excellent server as well as a wealth of information. He was extremely helpful in showing us great places to see around Athlone. I would recommend Shelmalier House unhesitatingly! The next time that we are in Ireland we will definitely stay with these wonderful folks!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful night at Shelmalier House. From the moment we were greeted at the door, we felt welcome. Shemalier House made an excellent stay for a first night in Ireland. The room was immaculate. We slept like rocks after a day and a half of traveling. Jim even spent fifteen minutes with us in the morning reviewing... More

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were impressed with the extremely hospitable and helpful hosts, Nancy and Jim of Shelmalier House and we enjoyed their beautiful house and breakfast. The reason we were visiting was because we (myself, husband, son, daughter and her boyfriend) were attending a wedding in the nearby Glasson Country House and Golf hotel and could not get accommodation for that night... More

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had a wonderful stay with Jim. The room was very comfortable and a huge bonus for us was the sauna after a day of hiking. The breakfast was excellent with Jim's delicious homemade scones and bread. Jim was the optimum host being graciously flexible for two ramblers not great at being on time! Only thing that would have made... More

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We (2 couples) were so pleased that we spotted the sign & spent 2 nights at Jim & Nancy's lovely home in Athlone. From the beautiful gardens alongside the drive to the welcoming hosts to the very comfortable rooms to the delicious breakfasts, everything was great! As well, Jim worked out a great itinerary for a day getting to know... More

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Windermere, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

After a full day of travel and sightseeing, this hotel was a welcome haven for our first night abroad. It was clean and bright, safe, and well decorated. Jim and Nancy helped us find a place to eat dinner, and served an amazing breakfast including drop scones and homemade jam. The herb omelets were tasty too.

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hamilton, in
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was our first night in Ireland! It was clean, quiet, and safe. Breakfast was great including the dropped scones. We needed air in our tire and Jim put air in the tire for us. It was so nice of him!

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Address: Retreat Road | Cartontroy, Athlone, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelmalier House 4*
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