Our most spacious and unique room at The Bastion. Its fun. There is a double bed, a single bed and we can make up a single futon. Max capacity is 4 in this room.
The Long Loft Room at The Bastion B&B 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 and delicious continental breakfast.
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. In the morning continental breakfast is also served here amidst leafy plants and bright morning sun.
Brothers Vinny & Anthony have run this Athlone B&B for over a decade.
Guest lounge and nice continental breakfast.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you want.
Very nice place, very clean, excactly as the photos.
Anthony is very friendly, always available for help.
We have very much appreciated this stay.
Thanks a lot Anthony
Notre nuit chez Anthony était super. Le cadre est apaisant et Anthony était disposé à nous donner des pistes pour visiter la ville d'Athlone.
Anthony was a great host. Very welcoming and the place was really nice and interesting. Also recommended some nice places to eat which were great too. Would highly recommend staying here if visiting Athlone.
Anthony is a wonderful host and his (and his brother's) place is very special. It abounds with character and life. The enormous house plants stand testament to how long this amazing BnB has been offering travellers somewhere comfortable and fascinating to stay. We look forward to staying again.
Lots of great places to eat in the left bank.
The Loft is just as beautiful in person as it is in the pictures online. We loved our stay on Bastion street! A great location for the city of Athlone and a great place to stay period. It was very clean and nice.
lovely house! we love the design, the decoration and overall atmosphere in the house. also, great big breakfast made us all satisfied. Anthony is a really nice host :-)
Athlone is a great stopover if you hit the whiskey tours in Kilbeggan and Tullamore. Anthony was an excellent host. The B and B is a cozy eclectic spot right in the heart of Athlone. Bars and restaurants a minute or two walk. Excellent stay.
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Hi I'm Anthony. I run The Bastion B&B with my brother Vinny. Our house 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.