This delightful B&B is run by the lovely Anthony and Vinny McCay, who have converted an old Athlone townhouse into a chic, rather bohemian getaway. The decor fills the place with light and cheer, from the whitewashed walls and polished wood floors in the bedrooms, to the sophisticated furniture and slightly Moroccan-style accent pieces strewn here and there. Breakfasts are plentiful and healthy, with a buffet laid out with home-baked bread, fruit, and other welcome alternatives to the ubiquitous full Irish. Two minor downsides: Two of the bedrooms have shared bathrooms, and those with mobility problems should be sure to ask for a room on the lower floors—there are quite a few stairs to climb.
Counties Galway, Westmeath and Offaly
Counties Galway, Westmeath and Offaly› Hotel
2 Bastion St., Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Our Rating Neighborhood Around the County Phone 090/649-4954 Prices €65–€75 double Amenities Wi-Fi (free) Units 7 units Web site Bastion Other No parking (street parking nearby). Breakfast not included in lower rates
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