The Prince of Wales Hotel
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... there was no
good place to park. Then we headed into the village of Cong and had
some time to explore around this town that was the setting for the movie
The Quiet Man.
Ken told us that this movie actually played a big part in opening
Ireland up to tourism. In Cong, I walked around a little bit in the
forested area and saw the Monk’s Fishing House and the Cong Abbey. And
of course I had to get ...
... out and the flight attendants seem tired. And no wifi...tho they advertise that "most international 777's have wifi". Guess it's the way of the world for airlines these days. The margins are small...maybe. Breakfast soon, then landing at Heathrow. Then the fun begins...trying to find our way to the hotel, lugging luggage and tired bodies!! All to be ...
... I have only till 5:00pm to explore it a bit more. I turned in my rental car and I'm finishing breakfast in Dublin -- a good traditional Irish breakfast consisting of toast, sausage, "bacon" (which is in reality what we would call "ham"), pork and beans, and of course, blood pudding (yeah, it's really blood, hardened [I hesitate to say, "coagulated"] with something in it that resembles rice. It's the first time I've had "scab" for breakfast [had to say it, sorry for making you ...
... that he has faith in me.
Moreover, during the last 4 weeks, the only relationship I had with the horses was during my sad times - Yes, yes, I confess : I speak to the ponies; And to the ducks, the hens and the dog too. So ... I was really happy to drive one of these adorable beasts.
And speaking of driving, I drove a car today (only in the ranch's field, of ...
... stories about kids who were kept here for really petty crimes and how some were flogged daily as part of the their sentence. All in all a very interesting place. After this I wanted to go to the Guinness storehouse and Elysia wasn't really interested so we walked part of the way back to the hotel together and the we split up. I don't really like Guinness but when in Dublin.. So I wanted to go anyway. Honestly the whole attraction was very touristy. The site is where ...
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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.