Cheap Hotels in Athlone
Near Athlone Institute of Technology
These stylish apartments are located in Athlone town centre, offering free Wi-Fi, modern kitchens, and spacious living areas. Historic Athlone Castle and the River Shannon are only a 2-minute walk away from the apartments. With contemporary decor, each living area at Arch House Apartments offers a TV and a comfortable sofa. Fully equipped with an oven and microwave for self-catering, each kitchen also provides a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, and a washing machine. There is also a dining area with a table and chairs for guests to enjoy meals. Each apartment features 2 bathrooms, and the apartment block also includes a private courtyard for guests to enjoy. Full Irish breakfasts are served in The Arch House B & B’s dining area, just 150 metres from Arch House Apartments. The nearby hotel also contains a reception. The Dean Crowe Theatre is 10 minutes’ walk away. Clonmacnoise Monastic Settlement, Locke's Distillery and Belvedere House are just 30 minutes away and bus tours are available daily. The apartments are easily accessible from the M6 and are 1 hour’s drive from Dublin and Galway.
Near Athlone Towncentre
Near Glendeer Pet Farm
The Shines Guesthouse is located 5-minute drive from the centre of Athlone and Athlone Station. It offers free Wi-Fi in public areas, a restaurant serving home-cooked food and free parking. With under-floor heating, rooms at the guest house feature a sleigh bed, a TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and a private bathroom with a shower. Shines Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The large lounge has a comfortable sofa, a selection of books and magazines and a TV. The bar offers local ales and an open fire.The public bar hosts 5 TV screens showing all sports & matches. Athlone Golf Club and the shores of Lough Ree are both just 3 miles from the Shines. The train station has a direct route to Galway.
Near Lough Ree
Hidden on the quiet, picturesque shores of Lough Ree, Wineport Lodge Hotel Athlone enjoys an incomparable setting – approached by boat or car. Its cedar clad, log-cabin-style exterior is matched with a tasteful, modern interior that reflects the warm and relaxed atmosphere across the lodge and its lakeside grounds.Guests can enjoy a warm welcome from the friendly team and with it, an innovative approach to modern hospitality. Delicious contemporary cuisine, an eclectic, carefully selected wine list and a sensuous selection of pampering treatments are among some of the things guests can expect - along with bright, spacious and luxuriously comfortable bedrooms and suites with panoramic views over the lake from their balconies.
The Prince of Wales Hotel
Near Athlone Towncentre
Shannonside House B&B Hotel
On the West bank of the River Shannon, Shannonside House is set within large, private gardens. Guests can enjoy home cooking and free parking, and Athlone's centre is a 5-minute walk away. Rooms at Shannonside all have a small en-suite bathroom with a shower curtain and free toiletries. Guests can relax in the rooms with a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Some rooms also include a garden view. Full Irish breakfasts are served each day, along with a wide continental selection. Guests can relax after breakfast in the cosy TV lounge. Athlone’s bus and train station is just a 10-minute walk away. The N6 Athlone Bypass road is less than 5 minutes away by car.
Villa St.John B&B Hotel
This family-run bed and breakfast is close to the River Shannon for boating and fishing, and ideally located near the Hodson Bay 18-hole golf course and the popular wedding venue, Hodson Bay Hotel. There is free Wi-Fi throughout, and free parking on site. The rooms offer a TV, tea/coffee making facilities, a hair dryer and most have an en suite bathroom. There is a shared open plan dining/sitting room with cable TV. A Continental breakfast including cereals, fruits, yogurts, cold meats and cheeses, juices, breads, tea and coffee is provided daily. A supermarket is situated next door with petrol pumps and an ATM machine. Athlone town centre is a 15-minute walk away, where you can visit the castle on the banks of the river.
Riverview House Hotel
A charming 4-star bed and breakfast just five minutes drive from Athlone town centre, Riverview House is the ideal base for exploring County Westmeath. Highly recommended by the Michelin Guide, guests can enjoy superb hospitality and a welcome of tea/coffee and freshly baked scones on arrival. In historic Athlone there’s plenty to discover, including 12th century Athlone Castle, the Luan Gallery and the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise. Visitors can enjoy golf, cycling and walking routes, unrivalled fishing in the nearby lakes and scenic boat trips on the River Shannon. Secure private parking is available for guests.
Radisson Blu Athlone Hotel
The modern 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone is located on the banks of the River Shannon, overlooking Athlone Castle. Its facilities include the Synergy Health & Leisure Club with gym, sauna, steam room and indoor swimming pool, the Quayside Bar & Lounge serving refreshing cocktails and snacks, and the Elements Bistro serving local and international cuisine. Rooms are decorated in a modern style and feature satellite TVs and coffee and tea making facilities.
Hotels in Athlone
Nestled on the border between the counties of Roscommon and Westmeath, the town of Athlone is a popular destination with visitors to the area. There's a great range of Athlone hotels to choose from and if you're staying in the locality for a few days, you'll find plenty to keep you occupied and entertained.
Things to do
There's always lots going on in Athlone and if you're lucky your visit might coincide with the Athlone Literary Festival, the annual TriAthlone competition or the town's All-Ireland Drama Festival.
Athlone Castle has roots going back to the 13th century when the structure was a timber fort. Visit today and you'll be able to learn about the history of this walled town, try out the weapons of the day and discover what it was like to be caught in the middle of a siege.
Luan Gallery on Grace Road is the place to go to enjoy superb national and international visual art projects. You might also want to visit Dun na Sí Heritage Park to the east of the town. It's the designated genealogical centre for the County Westmeath and aims to support culture and education in the local area
You'll find plenty of opportunities to leave your hotel in Athlone and experience the great outdoors. Stroll around the area on a historic town walk, or perhaps take the Shannon Banks Nature Trail, which begins at Athlone Castle.
Golf lovers can head to Athlone golf club, which is one of the oldest clubs in the country, while the Baysports adventure centre offers a range of activities including sailing and kayaking.
The centre of Athlone is filled with a great mix of big name brands and specialist independent shops. The Burgess of Athlone Department Store in the centre of town stocks everything from fashion to homeware items, and Core Crafted Design in the nearby village of Ballynahown sells beautiful ceramics, jewellery and paintings.
Eating and drinking
With a great range of independent restaurants and hotels in Athlone, you'll have no problem finding dining options to suit your taste and budget. Thyme Restaurant is known for its excellent modern Irish cuisine, while Hatters Bistro specialises in Mediterranean dishes. Laid-back fine dining is on offer at Wineport Lodge to the north of town.
Consider Harvest Café in the town centre if you want a top-quality light meal or snack while out shopping, or perhaps try A Slice of Life on Connaught Street for breads and pastries.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Athlone
What are the most booked hotels in Athlone?The best hotels to stay in Athlone are Athlone Springs Hotel, Arch House B&B and Hodson Bay Hotel.
What is the lowest price for a double room in Athlone?Creggan Court Hotel in Athlone offers one night in a double room at the price of £41.
If I want to stay in the center of Athlone, which hotels shall I consider?Arch House B&B, Shamrock Lodge Hotel and Shines Guesthouse are located in the central neighborhood of Athlone.
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