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Shelmalier House

4.0 of 5 Retreat Road | Cartontroy, Athlone, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jim was very accommodating. He stayed up and made sure that we got settled after we arrived shortly after hours. He even gave us some recommendations for grabbing a late meal. The accommodations at Shelmalier house were second to none. We had a good night sleep at this cozy bed and breakfast. We both enjoyed a full-Irish breakfast, made to... More

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Efland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling Ireland with no reservations and decided to see Athlone before we returned to Dublin. We emailed the Shelmalier and are glad we did. Jim, the owner, is straight forward, extraordinary guy who provide not only the most comfortable place we stayed during our 10 day visit, but gives great advise regarding local pubs etc. The rooms are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were attending a wedding in a nearby hotel buy could not get a room in the hotel. Stayed at the shelmalier house instead and it was just as good. From arriving, there's plenty of parking, room was clean and spacious. Breakfast was tasty and filling. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and from the warm and friendly welcome we got from Jim waiting with the door opened to the delicious breakfast cooked by Nancy in the mornings it was a treat. The room was immaculate and very adequate. It was a real pleasure to stay there and I am only too happy to recommend it

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Khalkis, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We travelled along Ireland (beautiful country with lovely people) this august and we booked from the Tourist Office at Shelmalier House. When we arrived, Jim, a warm hearted gentleman, welcomed us and after showing us our room, he offered to take us to town with his car and show us where to eat, drink and drove us for a rapid... More

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Greenville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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
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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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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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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*
Number of rooms: 7
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