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We started our road trip around Ireland today. Rob is doing a great job driving although I find myself leaning towards the right while I'm sitting in the passenger seat. Man these roads are narrow!
We left Dublin this morning and headed west. We did some sightseeing around the town of Oughterard which is located near the Lough Corrib (that's a body of water). Took a little detour and saw some awesome ...
Today I start my big journey to America, Ellis Island to be more exact. Me and my family are leaving our beloved home country of Ireland because of the great potato famine. Many people are dying so my family and I decided it would be best to ...
... took about three hours to complete it. I will never be able to express how incredibly scenic the drive and all the spaces between the two cities were (I mean, I've sat here this whole breakfast time trying to think of a way . . . just gonna have to give up!). Any beautiful image you have in your head of Irish countryside is likely somewhat off: being here and seeing it with my own eyes the way Darth Vader viewed Luke took away any visual inhibition that cameras automatically ...
... host family, they enjoy so much these mealtimes that they could drink tea up to 7 times a day. During the morning tea time, I enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast, most of the time a meal with sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, soda bread, and the famous Irish black tea (1 milk, and 2 sugars, please!). Tea times are also, for me, an inexhaustible source of comfort, for my hands and my heart, between the house works and the farm ...
A trip to penneys... Oh what can I say but yes please can I go again please!!! Ok well I am exaggerating a little bit but I had fun out shopping for some warmer clothes and expiring a new town. I have to admit the people were not too friendly, everyone seemed grumpy but hey I wasn't there to talk, I was there to shop! The store is so big and has pretty much everything you could ask for, at a reasonable price with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Prince of Wales Hotel Athlone
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I have stayed here twice now, the first time was in April 06 for my birthday. And oh my god!! Ive never seen a bigger bed in my whole life. Massive tv, dvd player, alarm clock/.radio, and the shower... oh the shower... perfect, water pressure amazing, three shower heads.. perfect.
Fabulous hotel, great service, great price!
I stayed at this hotel for 1 night on business with my boss back in January.
We'd booked 2 single rooms, but were given doubles & my room was automatically upgraded to a suite free of charge (I didnt even ask!). The rooms were amazing, the bathroom in my suite was like something from an Interior design programme.
The breakfast (included) was also very good. Staff were so helpful & informative.
Would definitely stay here again when visituing Athlone in the future.
Thank goodness we were only staying at the hotel room for one night. I had booked a non-smoking room on the internet but on arrival were met with a tremendous smoky smell (like a nightclub had carried on the room the night before). It was horrendous. Unfortunately they were fully booked and couldn't change our room (we are both non-smokers). A porter came to 'freshen up' with an industrial sized noisy fan! but the stale smell of smoke made our stay uncomfortable, like sleeping in an ashtray even though the room was spotless The staff were ok but certainly didn't offer any complimentary drinks or any discounts. The furniture had burn marks on it and the window barely opened. The room was stuffy even after turning thermostat down. Because of the nightclub below, loud noises and scuffles were heard outside the nightclub area below (so beware if you are staying on weekends and actually want to sleep). The best thing about it was the breakfast on leaving the next day.
Great place to stay
I stayed in the hotel for the St. Patrick Festival weekend with my girlfriend, from the moment we walked into the hotel we were personally greeted and made to feel so welcome. The manger (whom we met in the lobby) and hotel staff are very friendly and only to pleased to help with any questions you may have.
The location of the hotel is excellent, right in the centre of town you could not pick a more convenient location if you tried. It is perfect for shopping or going out at night which is not really necessary as the hotel has a great bar (The rooms change colour), and a cool nightclub.
We had food in the bar both nights and found it was delicious (good choice), and very reasonable too.
Great Hotel, rooms beautiful
What a great hotel, we stayed in the Prince of Wales for the weekend and really enjoyed our stay. The rooms were beautiful (probably the biggest bed we ever saw in a hotel room!). The rooms were spacious and very clean. We ate in the bar and found the food good, The bar staff were very friendly and the drink very reasonable for a hotel. The Prince of Wales is smack bang in the middle of Athlone so its close to all amenities. Would definitely stay there again. thumbs up!
We decided to break our Friday evening journey from Dublin to Galway by staying for a night at The Prince of Wales in Athlone. We were pretty tired and frazzled when we arrived but were pleasantly surprised by the fresh modern decor in the lobby, receptionist was neither pleasant nor unpleasant (neutral I suppose!), the room was spacious, clean and modern. We quickly changed our travelling clothes and headed down to the bar before bar food finished at 9.00pm. It was a bad weather night and we didn't feel like wandering around Athlone town.
Lovely hotel great location, was a big surprise. Rooms are big, bathrooms are excellent and even has a dvd player in the room.
We just got married there on the 26th of august after been at my wifes sisters wedding the year before (see earlier review) and this is what I can say.
Great location, everything is pretty much on your doorstep. Go down by the harbour and take a boat trip. The twin bedrooms are large enough so that you're not constantly tripping over each other and the bathrooms are spacious. Food was good and staff very friendly and helpful. I would definately go back.