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The Prince of Wales Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great hotel,really comfortable and great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2011

really nice hotel,lots of features in room including a dvd player and an extensive library of movies available for just a deposit....well impressed!

Room Tip: reception so helpful specially Vicky!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank blueboo1963
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dubdutch, General Manager at The Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2011
Hi Blueboo,
Thanks for taking the time to review us here. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and have passed on your compliments to Vicky! We hope to welcome you back.
Kind regards,
Chris Vos
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2011

This is the type of hotel that has it all! Not one of your normal 4 star hotels with nice rooms but no real atmosphere. From a beautiful buffet lunch or a evening high quality steak you can guarantee nice food throughout the day. This seems to be a popular hotel with both locals and tourists who come and go all day.Although i travelled for business i would come hear again for short break. Central location with shops / entertainment on your doorstep.

Room Tip: Any room should be comfortable and affordable
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Darin1471
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dubdutch, General Manager at The Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2011
Dear Bobbydarin,
Thanks so much for your kind review. We appreciate that you have taken the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Regards,
Chris Vos
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Wexford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2011

I use the Prince of Wales regularly for personal travel and have used it recently for work. I consistently find the staff to be friendly and helpful, the quality of rooms to be top notch, and the attitudes to any (rare) issues I might raise always helpful - as if my complaint is just another opportunity for the staff to impress me with good service.

The rooms are quiet and comfortable, with the DVD player a nice touch, particularly if you are travelling with family. The in-room wifi actually works as well (unlike other hotels I've stayed in).

The Prince Bar does nice pub grup, and Athlone town has some amazing little eateries to explore as well, which the staff have always been happy to guide me to.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank DaraghOBrien
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dubdutch, General Manager at The Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review, May 17, 2011
Dear Daragh,
Thank you for your on-going visits to the Prince of Wales Hotel and we're delighted that you have enjoyed your stays with us. Please don;t hesitate to contact me when coming again, and I'd be happy to look after you with our best rates.
Thank you for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards,
Chris Vos
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Co Cork
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2011

Excellent Quality food well presented in a relaxed atmosphere well priced in a very central location friendly staff especially Sheila. Well done

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank tyrone_8
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dubdutch, General Manager at The Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review, May 17, 2011
Dear Guest,
Thanks you for taking the time to review us and for your positive feedback. We've passed your compliments on to Sheila who was delighted to be remembered. We hope to see you back in the Prince of Wales; remember that our best rates are always to be found on our website or by calling our reservations.
Regards,
Chris
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2011

Posting this from my room 211.im only here a few hours and feel relaxed and welcome and thats what we all want .:) This hotel is clean well placed near shopping river castle etc food in the bar is second to none and the staff friendly and very helpfull . If you are looking for a hotel in athlone you wont do better for value location and service . Colm and jenni

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Colm2009
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dubdutch, General Manager at The Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review, May 17, 2011
Dear Colm & Jenni,
Thanks you for your kind words. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back to the Prince of Wales.
Regards,
Chris Vos
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2011

The management of this hotel are absolutely terrible. The manner which they dealt with our queries was pathetic.

The manager was one of the rudest people i have ever met.

The room service was 23 hours late & not cooked correctly...Dangerous

Do yourself a favor and dont waste your well earned money on this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank sar51
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dubdutch, Manager at The Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2011
Further to your review posted above I’d like to address the 2 points that you make.
The first in relation to room service being 23 hours late: I don’t believe that this could have happened as you only stayed for one night. Secondly, it was myself, the Hotel General Manager, that dealt with your complaint. Considering the events I had to bring to your attention, I know that I acted in a professional and courteous manner at all times. I genuinely tried to deal with the situation in the best way possible and felt that I was more than fair with both you and your group.
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Stockholm, Sweden
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2011

Spent 2 nights in Athlone and found that the Prince of Wales Hotel has a great location. The staff were freindly and service minded. The rooms were as I had expected - I slept well and woke up refreshed. Great Irish food and attentive restaurant staff. I will definatly stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank JohanKK5
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dubdutch, General Manager at The Prince of Wales Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2011
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your kind review! We very much appreciate the time you've taken to comment on us. We hope to see you back in Athlone soon.
Regards,
Chris Vos
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Property: The Prince of Wales Hotel
Address: Prince of Wales Church Street, Athlone, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
#4 Business Hotel in Athlone
#5 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#5 Family Hotel in Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Prince of Wales Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small hotel with a big personality.We have 46 bedrooms and are a family run hotel which prides itself on friendliness and we take all feedback negative and positive to try improve and learn as we are going on. If you want a warm friendly welcome we are your hotel. ... more   less 
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