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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bastion B&B

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Bastion B&B
Ranked #10 of 20 Athlone B&B and Inns
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“I could live there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

After being in boring Birr, lively Athlone was a wonderful surprise. The b&b has a great location and is wonderfully decorated. I loved the breakfast and felt very much at home. Could recommend it to everyone!

  • Stayed July 2011
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2011

We had a lovely time in this B&B. We had the spacious loft room. This B&B had a real character to it - with a funky decor and located in the centre of Athlone, a block from Sean's Bar - purportedly the oldest pub in Europe. The hosts were really nice and helpful, giving us great advice for our travels for the following day. Great breakfast and would highly recommend this B&B if you are passing through Athlone!

Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2011

Lovely old place in a great location next to Sean's Bar. Rooms very unique and clean. Stayed in top room with double and single. Only thing is the single bed room was very bright at night due to the b and b being right next to a set of street lights. More blinds are required. Other than that a great stay. Breakfast was fine. Fresh fruit, cereal, bread a cheeses. A change from the bacon and eggs every morning. Friendly hosts, decent wifi connection

  • Stayed April 2011
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2011

Found this B&B by accident (recommended by local pub owner). Just up the street from shopping, restaurants and sights. Very clean, quaint, and friendly helpful hosts. The B&B is in an older building--lots of stairs, probably not easy for anyone with mobility issues, but well worth the effort. Rooms are spacious and charming. Althone in general is a great city--lots of sightseeing within walking distance. Oldest pub in Ireland located here!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2011

Just spent 3 nights with family group, in the Bastion.
Very happy with the whole weekend, nice quirky B&B, and very chilled atmosphere.
People commented on the breakfast in other reviews, but found a light breakfast was good for us, as we had been eating out all weekend, and would have found a cooked breakfast too much.

Found the location great, Seans bar at the bottom of the street!
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Would be happy to stay again, anytime!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Bloomington, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2011

I loved this B&B. The owners were very friendly but not too in your face. In the morning the one guy gave up his own coffee press to me so I could have some right away. The house itself was funky and inviting. I kind of want to decorate my own home to match. Great location in the city and the Lebanese house nearby was wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2010

Stopped in Athlone with my husband and another married couple. This is in a great location. We really love the side of the river we were on. Very charming and intimate feeling as opposed to the other side of the river which seems more modern. We're glad we stayed here. Great restaurants nearby. Wonderful hosts. Our room was fantastic. They had great suggestions of where to dine and go out at night. My husband declared that he wanted to move there after about 10 minutes.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Additional Information about Bastion B&B

Property: Bastion B&B
Address: 4 Bastion Street, Athlone, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bastion B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bastion B&B - Award winning townhouse accommodation situated in the heart of Athlone's Left Bank area, close to the River Shannon and the 12th Century King Johns Castle. Surrounded by great restaurants and shops and just a stones throw from Seáns Bar - Ireland's Oldest Bar which is officially declared so in The Guiness Book of World Records! Consistently recommended! ... more   less 
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