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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you're staying in Athlone, stay here. Wonderful hosts, great breakfast, great bed, great room, great hospitality and not expensive at all. WiFi is very fast and reliable too. They know how to treat people and they do it very well.

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent location as was a 5 minute walk to Athlone IT for community games. Spotless room. Beautiful breakfast and great selection. Nancy and Jim the owners very friendly and accomodating. Great price. Will definetley be staying again and highly recommend this place.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The picturesque Shelmalier House - reminiscent of those idyllic houses in Cornwall or the Cotswolds - is an oasis of peace and tranquility. So often do we stay here our hosts, Nancy and Jim, know to serve `the usual` for breakfast. And here is something else, the positive smorgasbord that breakfast is: cereals, yogurt, fruits, cheeses and full Irish breakfast...

Thank Mary D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Room was excellent with all the features you would expect. Jim was very helpful and gave advice on different places to eat and drink, it's about a 20 minute walk to town but well lit at night! The breakfast was fantastic and we gorged ourselves, beautifully cooked and really high class ingredients. A great place to stay, I thoroughly recommend...

1Thank carolinehharrison
County Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Just spent two nights at Shelmalier House for work. Spotless room and bathroom, Lovely decor and the house is full of character. Great breakfast and gracious hosts. Couldn't fault anything. Thanks for everything.

1Thank berwickdave
Ormstown, Canada
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Nancy and Jim are lovely hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them. Jim most jovial and entertaining. Nancy presented a delicious breakfast. The room was spacious and the beds comfortable. The grounds surrounding the house are beautiful and the area is peaceful.

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Yorba Linda
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Shelmalier House is a delightful, Special, place to stay. Lovely rooms, very clean, filled with light. Gracious welcoming hosts, perfect in every way. Outstanding breakfasts in pretty dining room, homemade jams, special fresh baked breads, more than we could possibly eat! The grounds of Shelmalier House are just beautiful, so many gorgeous flowers a real treat staying here!

1Thank Maryglenn W
County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I spent two nights in Shelmalier House last weekend. I can't find words to describe how much I enjoyed it. Shelmalier House is a beautiful house with magnificent garden. There is ample parking, The house itself is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and the rooms are very well appointed. The room I stayed in was spacious, well heated, tea-making facilities, television,...

1Thank Mairin7622
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Let's say two things before starting. 1) in our trip to Ireland this was the cheapest accomodation we had 2) in our trip to Ireland this was the best accomodation we had. For sure the best breakfast. For sure the best garden and the best house. I'm really glad to have been in Athlone due to this b&b. This is...

1Thank roberto b
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We stayed for one night at this B&B and found the accommodation to be of a high standard with a comfortable bed and large en-suite. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided in the bedroom, which is a bonus, and free wi-fi is available. The breakfast menu is extensive and varied and cooked to order. Jim was very helpful in...

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Additional Information about Shelmalier House

Address: Retreat Road | Cartontroy, Athlone, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Price Range: $113 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shelmalier House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“downstairs rooms near the sauna!”
C6387CYmaryd, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I don't think there was a bad room in the place”
maryglennw, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Bed was excellent, place was very clean, super hot shower, tv, but only watched news, quiet and super.”
  • Twin room
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  • My single room
  • My Bathroom
JoyJoyGreece, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“They are al just fine. Quiet and peaceful setting.”
642tims, 31 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Any room in this B&B is a good room”
mikailb2013, 14 Aug 2014 | Read review
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