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The Prince of Wales Hotel
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Fine place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

I had a twin room which was nicely laid out and on the second floor, overlooking what I imagined was a dilapidated factory building (or a prison - that bleak) and a flat root on a lower level. While I don't necessarily expect a great view I do not like to see dilapidation, especially at that level and I do think the hotel could at least look into painting, cleaning the area up, removing rubbish from the flat roof. Did not eat in the hotel, just had a latte and it wasn't great, not sure if it was the machine or their coffee. Breakfast was ok, but glasses not clean and there were stains inside the milk jug on my table, I don't like grubbiness and these matters should be spotted by staff. On this basis I have to give a mark or average.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

Agree with others it is hard to get to even though its in the middle of town! Small streets & traffic had me drive past the first time. Then when I asked directions it was an easy find on the corner of the main street across from the church. It's within walking distance of everything! We were there for 2 nights and didn't use the car for anything Staff is verrry friendly, rooms are nice-sized, rates are reasonable (especially considering the quality), parking is free. Only con: we planned to have laundry done but it was REALLY expensive. Had it done at another hotel later. The showers are SERIOUSLY GRRREAT! You have got to check them out! We would gladly stay there again.

While in Athlone you MUST eat at The Locke in old town by the water. Best food we had in Ireland. 2 small shops close by for breakfast, Beans and Leaves, and Bon Bon (actually a longer name than that but its right down from the hotel, on the corner). Other places/styles are close by as are all kinds of shopping.

The walk to old town is short with nice views. We toured the castle (13th century) & walked around a bit. The oldest bar in Ireland is located there too. Other attractions are within driving distance. Even the drive to Athlone was beautiful.

Room Tip: Can't say it enough, check out the showers!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here during a weekend conference at a nearby hotel. Found the staff nice and pleasant. The room was clean, spacious and nicely decorated. Really liked the selection of meals on the breakfast menu. A little noisy on the Saturday night as there was a band playing downstairs in the bar but slept soundly once they finished up. Great central location in Athlone town. Close to all amenities with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby. Car park spaces at the back of the hotel were a bit of a squeeze. Would stay again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

We booked the Prince of Wales for the 6th September to celebrate our parents 50th Wedding Anniversary as they had honeymooned here in 1963. There were almost 50 guests in total. The overnight rate with dinner was very good. We were EXTREMELY well looked after. Padraig, the manager and his staff could not do enough for us including providing menus and placemats with our parents wedding photo on them. The food was delicious and the rooms wonderful. Thank you to all the staff for making our night so memorable.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Brill hotel, arrived girl in reception so friendly. Room was lovely clean and warm. We were above nite club wasn't loud at all. Ate in bar one nite staff are very friendly. Def go back stay again!!! Also free car park.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel in a very good location, right beside a shopping centre and close to most things in town. Our room was very spacious and the bed was super king size and very comfortable. Our breakfast was delicious and there was a great choice of food. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a nite club downstairs which can be a bit noisy. Would defiantly stay here again if I am ever in athlone.................

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights whilst visiting relatives. The quality of the hotel far exceeded our expectations and it was excellent value for money. The room, beds and on-suite were large, clean and comfortable. The staff were always pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed it so much we would certainly stay again when visiting family.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Prince of Wales Hotel

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 Family Hotel in Athlone
#5 Romantic 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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