Stayed here whilst attending a wedding which was at the Glasson. Was one of the only hotels left with rooms available for that weekend so was a little reluctant, however I was very pleasantly surprised by this hotel!
Firstly when we arrived about an hour before the ceremony at 12pm we were greeted by a lovely lady and we asked if we could check in early (check in is 3pm) she was so accommadating and friendly and within 15 minutes had us in a lovely clean room on the groundfloor. This was great as I wanted to retouch my makeup etc.
The room itself was comfortable, spacious and clean. It was a litte chilly, however the rooms have self controlled radiators so we turned it on for an hour and it was nice and cosy.
When we came back from the wedding at 3am we noticed there was some kind of party going on in the function room, it could have been a wedding or birthday party. There was a fair bit of noise from being so close to the function room, but to be honest I couldn't really complain given it was the room that was so graciously given to us 3 hours before check in.
The next morning we had the full Irish breakfast which was lovely and filling. It was buffet style however there was a gentlemen serving the food to people from the hot buffet which was quite good as it kept the queue running smoothly! If I was to nit-pick I guess the toasting machine was quite slow and there was a mass of people waiting for slices to re-emerge on the other end haha!
Overall a good quality hotel, very fairly priced with lovely smiling staff willing to accommadate!
- 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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