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Shamrock Lodge Hotel
3 out of 5
Clonown Road, Athlone, Westmeath
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0.61 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (432 reviews)

"Room was sealed before entry and bery clean. Felt very safe"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Shamrock Lodge Hotel
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! (272 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
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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Quiet High Quality Family Home, Sleeps 1-6, 8 Mins Athlone, Snooker Room
Hazel Hollows, Carnagh East, Kiltoom, Athlone, County Roscommon
The price is €222 per night from 12 Nov to 13 Nov
7.2 km from city centre
Quiet High Quality Family Home, Sleeps 1-6, 8 Mins Athlone, Snooker Room
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 29 Oct to 30 Oct
0.49 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (182 reviews)

"The property was idaally located close to both shopping centres, cafes and a short walk to the castle. There was parking on site and staff were very helpful with advice regarding places to eat."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

Arch House Bed and Breakfast and Apartments
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
Glasson LakeHouse
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6.68 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (77 reviews)

"Setting fantastic, what a view. Very spacious clean room and bathroom."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Glasson LakeHouse
Shelmalier House
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2.46 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)

"Wonderful owners— I felt like family! The breakfast was best of the trip."…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2018

Shelmalier House
Bridge House Hotel - Leisure Club & Spa
4 out of 5
Bridge Street, Tullamore
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34.1 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (13 reviews)

"Was very nice! Outdoor pool was amazing and so was the food!"…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Bridge House Hotel - Leisure Club & Spa
Arch House Apartments
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €100 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
0.49 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (12 reviews)

"Reasonably priced. Central, spacious. Would be perfect for a longer stay and fsmilies."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2019

Arch House 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! (370 reviews)

"Fabulous experience Great hotel Great service Friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Shearwater Hotel & Spa
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! (944 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
Hodson Bay Hotel
4 out of 5
Roscommon Road, Athlone
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The price is €70 per night from 30 Oct to 31 Oct
5.87 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (586 reviews)

"Was in the newest rooms very nice. In superior room had large smart tv witch every hotel should have as standard nowadays. Spa and pool very good (€1 locks stupid!) Only down side food from bar and restaurant are overpriced for all you get."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Hodson Bay Hotel
New Forest Golf Club Apartments
3.5 out of 5
New Forest Golf Club, Higginstown, Tyrrellspass, Westmeath
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The price is €129 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
34.85 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)

"Lovely location. A lovely spacious house on the grounds. We got a great welcome. Good attempt at compliance with Covid guidelines. I suggest management wear visors when talking to guests. Serving staff wore visors but management spent more time talking to guests to help them out but did not wear ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2020

New Forest Golf Club Apartments
The Prince of Wales Hotel
4 out of 5
Church Street, Athlone, Westmeath
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0.23 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (530 reviews)
Great hotel

"Great staff from reception to cleaning couldn't do enough for you hotel very comfortable good breakfast and barfood good choices thank you all for a great stay"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

The Prince of Wales Hotel
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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?
Glasson LakeHouse is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a golf course and a restaurant. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone and Sheraton Athlone 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 The Prince of Wales Hotel and Sheraton Athlone Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Athlone?
Hodson Bay Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a children’s pool and 2 restaurants. Other good choices for your family trip include Sheraton Athlone Hotel and Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone. 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 Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone and Sheraton Athlone 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?
Glasson LakeHouse is a top 4-star hotel that has a golf course and features a restaurant. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Hodson Bay Hotel and Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone. 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, The Prince of Wales Hotel is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. Other choices to soak up the local history include Arch House Bed and Breakfast and Apartments and Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone. 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 Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone.

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