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Reviewed 5 August 2011

I wanted to go to Athlone for a night to visit the legendary Seans Bar, and this B&B is a stone throw from Seans Bar, and on the doorstep of many good restaurants, deciding which one to go to is the problem. The B&B looked at bit garish on the outside but inside was charming, cozy, welcoming with a Zen...

Thank KnockmoreLady
Reviewed 17 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!

2Thank Annsterdam
New York City, New York
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...

1Thank michko
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...

Thank bthomas_11
Syracuse, New York
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...

Thank LindaHen
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...

1Thank chimp2000
Bloomington, IL
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...

1Thank janit368
Reviewed 6 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...

Thank MsColorado
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 10 August 2010

This bed and breakfast is a priceless gem! We had a warm welcome from our hosts(brothers) and our room was faultless. Unique, eclectic, homey decor. One feels comfortable as soon as you walk in. There is a large sitting area in the breakfast/kitchen room and you are welcome to "be at home" and make what you need when you need...

Thank LCMey
Orlando , Fl
Reviewed 9 August 2010

It was ok, I expected more given the reviews, good location, no hot breakfast, tiny rooms.

Thank cosmoman

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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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Address: 4 Bastion Street, Athlone, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Price Range: $148 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bastion B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The attic room was stunning”
 of 5 bubbles tracyoo, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose the split level loft room for added interest.”
 of 5 bubbles lindawP5568DP, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Excellent Location”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“go for the Long loft room”
 of 5 bubbles sndre, 5 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Book in advance to get the larger upstairs loft room which is converted from an old dorm for young tradesman apprentices. A phone call ahead of time will give you all the information that you need. The whole inn is a series of old wood staircases leading to rooms here and there and off to the sides--all decorated with interest and comfort in mind. Our large room was remarkable for the fact that it could easily slept four to six people, and the huge beds were so comfortable that it was hard to roll out and start the day. Also, the tiny balcony offered a fine view of the trees that had just begun their fall color. If you plan to start in Dublin and move toward the West Coast, this is exactly mid-point, and many scenic and historic places are nearby as well.”
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 of 5 bubbles AMcDWisconsin, 29 Nov 2013 | Read review
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