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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for weekday lunch it wasn't overly busy but I got the feeling there was only one chef on. Had the chowder which was look warm and overly salty. However the rest of my table had large chicken mains which went down an absolute treat. Will come back again at weekend to see how I get on.

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Thank ThriftyScot
Drogheda, Ireland
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

An unassuming Pub just 2 minutes outside the town i was pleasantly surprised. Rooms were big, modern and very clean. Food - although pricey, was well worth the money. With the exception of some dodgey french fries, is quality, local and expertly cooked. A definite recommendation. Well done to Martina our waitress. If only more restaurants could have her manner.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on our way to fleadh in ennis really lovely guest house spotless clean food is top notch and they have really nice staff there was no towels in my room when i arrived when i told the girl down stairs she had towels in room in few minutes

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Co.Mayo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable stay last night! A lovely warm welcome from owner Stephen on arrival. Clean, spacious rooms .. everything you need for a reasonable price too. Staff all very friendly & helpful to us also. Will definitely be back soon! 5/5 !

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Thank Avril C
Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We stayed a Shines for 2 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic value for money, the room was very spacious and spotlessly clean, the staff are amazing and amongst the most welcoming I've ever met - they just made you feel perfectly at home. Breakfast was excellent and on the second morning, I decided against the full Irish Breakfast... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

staff were very nice room was clean and the food was nice i normally always stay in hotels but booked this guesthouse to save a bit of money, it's OK for a budget accommodation but the room is quite cold I definitely wouldn't want to stay here in the winter there seems to be no heating it advertises under floor... More 

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Roscommon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We decided to go try something new in athlone and had never been here before. We should have tried this before but at least we have discovered a new treasure. We just had lunch and I enjoyed it so much that I am going to try the Sunday lunch in the next few weeks. Both my partner and myself heartily... More 

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Thank RoscommonTony
Boyle, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We stopped there for lunch, my wife had the fish and chips which were fine except for the overabundance of garlic. I had the misfortune of ordering the roast beef, it too came with a lot of garlic, more than I would have liked. I could have got over that except for the beef, it was as hard as the... More 

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Thank FrankDevenney
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Funny looking building from outside with purple painted walls and a pub full of locals at the ground floor. Yet there is a restaurant next door, much quiter and pleasant and the hotel entrance is at the quite lane at the back. The staff was helpfull and the room was nice, quite and clean. Full Irish breakfast is offered. Good... More 

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Waterford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

One of the worst places ever.all down t the manager.rooms were never cleaned,had to look for towels every day we were there.half the staff were lovely the rest were rotten.would not recomend,would sleep rough first

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Shines Guesthouse

Address: Baylough, Athlone, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Price Range: $57 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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