About this listing
Our most spacious and unique room at The Bastion. There is a double bed, a single bed and we can make up a single futon. Max capacity is 4 in this room. Breakfast is not included but it's available right next door at The Bastion Kitchen. Free WiFi.
The Long Loft Room at The Bastion is unique.
The Bastion is cool accommodation in the heart of Athlone's Left Bank district. Surrounded by loads of great restaurants and just a stones throw from the majestic River Shannon and Seáns Bar - Irelands Oldest Bar! Free wifi. Help yourself to fresh tea & coffee in our relaxing lounge. Breakfast is available at one of our many great local eateries. The Bastion Kitchen, right next door, serves breakfast from 8.30am Mon to Fri and from 9am Sat & Sun.
TripAdvisor Award of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014.
Athlone is the capital of the Irish midlands and we are only about 15mins walk from the bus and train station!
This is a great place to stay in Athlone.
With its stylish interior and relaxed atmosphere, The Bastion is a traveller’s respite. Wooden floorboards, crisp white linen and freshly ground coffee await you.
The comfortable guest lounge is a place to relax and unwind after a day touring and before sampling the many excellent restaurants the area boasts.
Guest lounge and nice continental breakfast.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you want.
Hi I'm Anthony. I run The Bastion with my brother Vinny. Our street is named after the Royal Bastion which once occupied the street where we are.
Our house is a bit of a labyrinth inside. There's lots of history here. The world famous Irish tenor John Count McCormack often visited in the early 1900s. More recently we had Michael Jackson downstairs at The Bastion Gallery!
Our style is laid back and relaxed. We love good food and the left bank area is a gourmet district with lots of great restaurants and pubs. You definitely won't go hungry here. Ireland's Oldest Bar is just down the hill. There is music most evenings. Close by, McGuire's Bar boasts over 100 craft beers.
The beautiful river Shannon is just at the end of the street. The imposing and enormous stone castle built by King John in 1210 majestically guards the river crossing.
In 1691 the area was besieged by the armies of King William of Orange in a battle with King James for the English throne. Thirty thousand cannon balls were fired across the river in the barrage that ensued. We have one of them!
The nearby Luan Gallery hosts great exhibitions throughout the year.