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.
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.
Made to feel very welcome and the studio was lovely. The whole b&B has a cool, relaxed and interesting arty vibe and I liked it a lot. Had a great new years eve so unfortunately I didnt make breakfast but i'm sure it was delish. Very happy with the place and couldnt recommend enough.
We had a wonderful night at Anthony's. his guesthouse is in the old part of town and is situated beside the castle, the oldest pub in Ireland and a variety of ethnic restaurants. We loved the decor and the plants and Anthony was so welcoming. Terrific!
Anthony was great! We arrived at 9 pm and he was still helpful in recommending a place to grab a drink and setting us up with our accommodations. The room was beautiful and neat and seemed even bigger than in the photos. Had a nice balcony on the back as well. Continental breakfast was very good. Great place in a nice town.
We liked Anthony's B'n'B very much. The room was big, tidy and cosy. We can only recommend it. The location in the city centre was an advantage, you can literally walk everywhere.
Anthony was a very friendly and responsive host of this creative and funky (in the best sense of the word), BnB. Our room was very comfortable, clean and quiet. The continental breakfast was ample with diverse offerings. The common space was welcoming and comfortable. Within walking distance of lots of shops and pubs. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to my friends!
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.