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Ross House
3 out of 5
2 Quarry View, Convent Road, Roscommon, County Roscommon
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28.69 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Wonderful

"I highly recommend Ross House. The owner Theresa is so helpful and obliging. She drove us herself to our wedding reception venue is Roscommon as taxi’s were difficult to get. Our room was a great size, en-suite, beautifully presented, pristine clean, with toiletries provided. Theresa had put a carafe ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Ross House
Glasson LakeHouse
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6.68 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (80 reviews)
Great family break

"Thoroughly enjoyed our recent 3 day stay here. The hotel and views are amazing, we'll definitely go back! Very friendly staff, even if there were a few teething problems with breakfast (which was delicious by the way!) but this is all new for all of us and the staff were doing their best and were ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Glasson LakeHouse
Glen Abhainn
3.5 out of 5
Dublin Rd, Athlone, County Westmeath
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2.86 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
Great find!

"The apartments at Glen Abhainn were well equipped and very clean. The space is well laid out and and roomy. Sinead was especially accommodating and helped us with extra sheets and towels. Would definitely recommend and would stay here again!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2020

Glen Abhainn
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Creggan Court Hotel
3 out of 5
N6 Centre Dublin Road, Athlone, Westmeath
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3.49 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (274 reviews)
Stay in the Creggan Court

"Staff very friendly & helpful. Water in the taps was lukewarm not cold and the food in the bar was excellent but was charged full menu price instead of the early bird offer. Would Stay again as very convenient if visiting Athlone."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

Creggan Court Hotel
The Village B&B
2.5 out of 5
Labaun, Mount Temple, Moate, Westmeath
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The price is €55 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
11.62 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (13 reviews)

"Only stayed one night but really enjoyed it, place was lovely and we are hoping to book it for a weekend get away soon"…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2018

The Village B&B
Arch House Bed and Breakfast and Apartments
4 out of 5
Sean Costello St, Athlone, Westmeath
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The price is €50 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
0.49 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (184 reviews)

"The place was super clean. The building from outside didn’t look much but the bedroom was very nice and well maintained. The bathroom was also nice and clean. Recommend this place for a budget traveling."…"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2020

Arch House Bed and Breakfast and Apartments
Arch House Apartments
4 out of 5
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The price is €100 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
0.49 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (14 reviews)
Weekend trip to Athlone

"Property is conveniently located close to Athlone town centre, there is free parking very near by. The property was clean and well presented. The staff were very very helpful and friendly. A very enjoyable stay."…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Arch House Apartments
Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
4 out of 5
Northgate Street, Athlone, Westmeath
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0.13 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (963 reviews)

"Great breakfast, dealt with COVID and.cleanliness excellently"…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
Shannon Oaks Apartments
3 out of 5
St Joseph's Rd, Portumna, County Galway
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41.61 km from city centre
3.5/5Good! (2 reviews)
Perfect choice for a family

"The apartments are very spacious and was exactly what we were looking for. I assume the toilets weren't used for a while, as there was a bad smell in the hallway, outside the toilets."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

Shannon Oaks Apartments
Shearwater Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Marina Point, Ballinasloe, Galway
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21.43 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (371 reviews)
holidaying during corona virus

"Our stay was very pleasant this is our fourth hotel stay in the current climate of the corona virus so far thIs has been the best hotel regarding informing the customer of the rules regulations still having a relaxed stay"…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Shearwater Hotel & Spa
Littlewood B&B
4 out of 5
Durrow, Tullamore, Offaly
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31.06 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)

"Louis and Lucy were wonderful hosts. Meals were hearty and delicious. The lodge is warm and inviting. We couldn’t have asked for more, a very satisfying visit all around."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Littlewood B&B
Lynch's Farmhouse
2.5 out of 5
Mayour, Eyrecourt, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €80 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
28.98 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Warm and comfortable

"Very comfortable bed and a warm welcome."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2018

Lynch's Farmhouse
Quiet high quality family home, sleeps 1-6, 8 mins Athlone, snooker room
Hazel Hollows, Carnagh East, Kiltoom, Athlone, County Roscommon
The price is €225 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
7.2 km from city centre
Quiet high quality family home, sleeps 1-6, 8 mins Athlone, snooker room
Kinnitty Castle Hotel
4 out of 5
Kinnitty, Kinnitty, Offaly
The price is €140 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
39.22 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (167 reviews)

"We are return visitors and Kinnitty Castle is always a very welcoming venue with great food and drink and atmospheric surroundings to enjoy them in. The room is always tidy and has great character. Definitely a treat to stay here every time."…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2020

Kinnitty Castle Hotel
Athlone Springs Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Monksland, Athlone, Westmeath
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €65 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
3.64 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (233 reviews)

"Good hotel. Easy to access. Pleasant receptionist."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Athlone Springs Hotel
Abbey Hotel Roscommon
4 out of 5
Galway Road, Roscommon
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27.87 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (143 reviews)
Roscommon treat

"Very good covid response. Good service good food excellent stay."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Abbey Hotel Roscommon
Cathedral View Apartments
3.5 out of 5
4 Keon’s Terrace, Dublin Road, Longford, County Longford
The price is €100 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
34.98 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Great apartment in central location

"Beautiful apartment. Used it many times when away with work. A real home from home."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2020

Cathedral View Apartments
Tullamore Court Hotel
4 out of 5
O Moore Street, Tullamore, Offaly
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34.3 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (423 reviews)
trip

"My stay was so happy and I enjoyed my stay so much"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2020

Tullamore Court Hotel
Luxury home 10 mins to Athlone/2 mins Hodson Bay Hotel/Lough Ree. Sleeps 1-8
Carnagh East, Hazel Hollows, Athlone, County Roscommon
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6.88 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Like going to Grandma's (if you had an Irish grandma)

"This large home is in a good location just outside one of the oldest cities in Ireland. Lots of history surrounds it. The lane was busier than we expected and had many more homes than imagined, but was quiet. The cow and calf were no trouble at all. Margaret, the house manager, was helpful and all ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2018

Luxury home 10 mins to Athlone/2 mins Hodson Bay Hotel/Lough Ree. Sleeps 1-8
Riverview House
3 out of 5
Summerhill, Athlone, County Roscommon
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3.1 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (22 reviews)
Quiet Haven

"This B&B is up-to-date, clean, and comfortable. The host is friendly and helpful. It's out of town so a car is essential."…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2017

Riverview House
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Pocket Guide: Athlone

Lying at the very heart of Ireland, the town of Athlone in Westmeath provides a great base to set off exploring the country. Athlone’s location in the centre of Ireland has you well placed to visit the cities of Dublin, Galway and Limerick, which are all less than a two-hour drive from the town, while both Cork and Belfast are around a three-hour trip.

Things to Do in Athlone

The heart of Ireland, Athlone is one of the more popular stops along Ireland’s Ancient East driving route, offering a great variety of things to see and do for all visitors to the area. Athlone town has plenty to explore, while the surrounding area has some of the most impressive monastic sites anywhere in Ireland.

One of the biggest attractions for visitors to Athlone is Ireland’s oldest pub, Sean’s Bar, which has been welcoming customers since 900 AD. The jewel in Athlone’s crown, though, is the spectacular Athlone Castle, a 12th-Century Norman castle that has been beautifully restored in recent years to tell the story of Athlone Town and, in particular, the 1691 Siege of Athlone.

There are lots of activities to try out in Athlone with the Athlone Equestrian Centre, Athlone Golf Club and Adventure Athlone providing an array of land- and water-based activities for visitors to try out. The Golden Island Shopping Centre and vast high street shops in the town centre offer plenty of variety for retail therapy, while the town has several popular boutique and antique stores to allow you to pick up something a little different.

Lough Ree Drive

Staying in Athlone has you well placed to drive the scenic Lough Ree Drive. The lough borders the counties of Longford, Roscommon and Westmeath, with Athlone being the perfect start and end for exploring this picturesque part of Ireland. A popular spot for angling and walking, some of the highlights along the drive include Saints Island, Rindoon Castle and Hare Island. The Lough Ree Drive has several popular walking routes along the way, and if you want to leave the car behind, the best way to explore the lough is by hitting the water and enjoying a boat tour.

Things to Do near Athlone

Thanks to its central location, Athlone will have you well placed to start exploring the history and heritage of many of Ireland’s ancient inland sites. The famous monastic site of Clonmacnoise in Offaly is a short drive away, while Birr Castle, Lough Boora Parklands and the Drum Heritage Centre are all less than one hour from Athlone.

Whiskey lovers can also rejoice, as two of Ireland’s best-known whiskey distilleries are about 30 minutes from the town with the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery and Tullamore Dew Distillery welcoming visitors on distillery tours throughout the year.

Athlone may be considered by many as the centre of Ireland today, but the ancient centre of Ireland lay at the Hill of Uisneach, which is a 30-minute drive from Athlone. The mythological and sacred centre of Ireland is a must see when visiting Athlone, and it is here where Éiru, the goddess after whom Ireland was named, is buried. This is the spot where the ancient five provinces of Ireland met, with the summit of the hill some 600 feet above sea level. It is said that on a good day you can see 20 counties in Ireland, taking in all four provinces.

Athlone is the ideal base to set off and explore the lands that influenced ancient Ireland, and shaped the lands we live on today. With a variety of accommodation options including budget and family hotels, Athlone is perfect for a mini break to explore Ireland’s midlands and the popular Ancient East Driving Route.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Athlone?
Sheraton Athlone Hotel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a restaurant. It’s located steps from Athlone Towncentre. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include Arch House Bed and Breakfast and Apartments and The Prince of Wales Hotel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Athlone, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals available in Athlone.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Athlone?
Based on reviews, Creggan Court Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone and Sheraton Athlone Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Athlone?
Creggan Court Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free parking. Other good choices for your family trip include Glasson LakeHouse and Shelmalier House. Also, attractions such as Krazy Kids Fun Factory and Glendeer Pet Farm are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting Athlone?
Hodson Bay Hotel is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and a full-service spa. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Glasson LakeHouse and Shamrock Lodge Hotel.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Athlone?
Creggan Court Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests.
What's the best luxury hotel in Athlone?
Sheraton Athlone Hotel is a 4-star hotel with a restaurant and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Hodson Bay Hotel and Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Athlone?
Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone is a 4-star hotel featuring a marina and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options to stay near a golf course include The Prince of Wales Hotel and Creggan Court Hotel. You can tee off at Athlone Golf Club or Glasson Golf & Country Club while you’re in town.
Where's the best place to stay in Athlone to absorb the local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Riverview House is a top 3-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to soak up the local history include Shelmalier House and Athlone Springs Hotel. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Athlone Castle, Clonmacnoise and Clonmacnoise Cathedral.
What are some hotels with pools in Athlone?
Sheraton Athlone Hotel is a popular 4-star hotel featuring an indoor pool, a children’s pool and a full-service spa. Other choices that offer an on-site pool include Hodson Bay Hotel and Athlone Springs Hotel.

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