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Top 10 Hotels in Athlone

Glen Abhainn
3.5 out of 5
Dublin Rd, Athlone, County Westmeath
The price is €100 per night
2.86 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (3 reviews)
Pleasant stay

"Perfectly reasonable accommodation at a very good price. Beds comfortable. Can’t fault it."…"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2019

Glen Abhainn
Arch House Bed and Breakfast and Apartments
4 out of 5
Sean Costello St, Athlone, Westmeath
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €70 per night
0.49 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (179 reviews)

"Lovely staff,good parking quiet room, good breakfast. Room a bit small and outdated but very clean"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Arch House Bed and Breakfast and Apartments
Glasson LakeHouse
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6.68 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (75 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Glasson LakeHouse
Luxury home 10 mins to Athlone/2 mins Hodson Bay Hotel/Lough Ree. Sleeps 1-8
Carnagh East, Hazel Hollows, Athlone, Roscommon (county)
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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
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
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! (522 reviews)

"Convenient, central location. Good value for the time of year"…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

The Prince of Wales Hotel
Sheraton Athlone Hotel
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €77 per night
0.47 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (689 reviews)
Birthday celebration at Athlone

"The room was fantastic. Julia checked us in and was very informative. The food at the restaurant was delicious and the staff was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Sheraton Athlone Hotel
Corraclor Lodge
Barry Beg,, Athlone, Roscommon (county)
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2.77 km from city centre
Corraclor Lodge
Arch House Apartments
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €120 per night
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
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! (933 reviews)

"Lovely stay in a spotlessly clean hotel with free parking. Close to Athlone centre."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
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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?
Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a marina and a restaurant. It is located a short 5-minute walk from Athlone Towncentre. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include Sheraton Athlone Hotel and Arch House Bed and Breakfast and Apartments.
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, The Prince of Wales Hotel is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Shamrock Lodge Hotel and Creggan Court Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Athlone?
Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices for your family trip include Hodson Bay Hotel and Shamrock Lodge Hotel. Also, attractions such as Athlone Leisure World and Krazy Kids Fun Factory 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 Sheraton Athlone Hotel and Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone.
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?
Hodson Bay Hotel is a 4-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a full-service spa, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone and The Prince of Wales Hotel 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 The Prince of Wales Hotel and Hodson Bay 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, Shamrock Lodge Hotel is a top 3-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Other choices to soak up the local history include Creggan Court Hotel and The Prince of Wales Hotel. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Athlone Castle, Clonmacnoise and St. Peter and Paul’s Church.
What is the best spa hotel in Athlone?
Glasson LakeHouse is a top spa hotel featuring a golf course, a restaurant, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour fitness centre. In-room massages are also available. Other popular spa hotels in Athlone include Shelmalier House and Sheraton Athlone Hotel.
What's it like staying in Athlone?
History buffs will enjoy exploring Athlone, and visitors give high marks for the riverfront, lively bar scene and top-notch restaurants. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its golf courses. A top sight in the city is Athlone Towncentre. In Athlone, there are 17 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Athlone?
Cultural venues include An Dun Transport and Heritage Museum and Luan Gallery. Attractions such as Athlone Leisure World, Krazy Kids Fun Factory and Glendeer Pet Farm are fun for children of all ages. Landmarks like Athlone Castle, Clonmacnoise and St. Peter and Paul’s Church might be worth a visit.

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