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Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

I was meeting a very good girlfriend for an overnight stay and dinner, athlone being the halfway point for both of us. We found the shamrock lodge price to be very reasonable and wanted somewhere with 2 seperate bedrooms so we could get a good nights sleep. So we booked into their 2 bed apt. Upon driving in I was a bit nervous the place is very rundown, the reception had a funny smell and I had to pay upfront for the room, before even seeing it? I was glad not to stay in the hotel but the apt was clean and big so I would recommend those. Breakfast was very slow as we asked for eggs cooked too order - we waited at least 40 mins, they were fine. Overall the stay was ok but it just has a bit of a "low-rent" feel about the place and I didn't feel very safe there.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

Reservation staff were not very helpful. Told us there was no availability but when we checked online there was & had to inform her of the hotel's availability. Also was not very polite when we requested a quiet room. Once we arrived, the checkin was fine & the apartment was clean & comfortable, great for a weekend stay. However, although there was a microwave & fridge, there was no cutlery, crokery or glasses. Nice rooms, slept well & all that. Would return next time we're in the area

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

The first room that we were offered contained dirty (badly stained) upholstered chairs and a terrible view of the alley and adjoining roof strewn with antenna wires! Ugh! After seeing that, I was a little reluctant to take another room, but we were so tired that we gave in. Never felt truly comfortable with the cleanliness here. Sorry to say, but I don't recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

very clean and the staff were very friendly. stayed there during the week very relaxing

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Stayed in your hotel on friday last. Beautiful room except not enough pillows and bedside light not working. Rang reception and was told 'no bodder' BUT obviously it was too much 'bodder' as it was not rectified. Bar staff very friendly, breakfast beautiful shame about the pillows, no bodder!!!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

What a lovely hotel, excellent place to stay, good staff, it's a pity the food is so poor, enjoyed my stay .

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Lovely hotel in a quiet location but very close to town center. Free parking a plus too. Room I had was fantastic, Huge room very well decorated and a big king size bed.. Bathroom lovely too and spotless. Cannot fault it in any way. We ate in the bar on both nights and the food was excellent, portions huge and very reasonably priced .Great selection on the menu too. Breakfast in the morning was lovely, great selection and staff were very pleasant and helpful. will definately stay here on my next visit to athlone. We were up for a workshop so 12 of us stayed here and got an excellent rate.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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ShamrockLodge, General Manager at Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2012

hi chel
Thank you for your lovely comments about the hotel.We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Kind regards
Alan McCaul
General Manager

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Additional Information about Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone

Address: Clonown Road, Athlone 0000, Ireland (Formerly Shamrock Lodge Country House Hotel & Conference Centre)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Athlone
Price Range: $54 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located in the heart of Ireland in the historic town of Athlone Co Westmeath. Set on its own private grounds and gardens with ample FREE car parking. 5 minute walk from the town centre.75 minutes from Dublin.40 Bedrooms and 12 Two Bedroom Suites/Apartments. ... more   less 
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