About This Listing
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.
Anthony was on the spot with communication which made it easy. Upon our arrival, he was very helpful in lettings us know what there was to do in Athlone. The room was as advertised - clean and spacious. The B&B is a cool, quirky place. We very much enjoyed our short stay. Would stay again.
What a great place for our first night in Ireland! Loved the BnB, the town is picturesque and walkable. And Anthony is a great host. Highly recommend!
Nice stay in a very interesting house with lots of stairs (my sons would love to play hide and seek in it). In the middle of town, friendly owner Anthony will give advice on where to go, what to see in and around Athlone
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.
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About the Host, Anthony
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.
Great authentic Lebanese food!Bastion St Athlone Westmeath
Award winning Thai restaurant!Abbey Ln Athlone
Home of the Bastion Gallery - Great gift store, an Aladdins cave of treasures!Bastion St Athlone Westmeath
More great food!High St Westmeath
Irelands Oldest Bar!Main St Athlone Westmeath
King Johns Castle - guarding the river and packed full of interesting history. They have a great new visitor centre.Castle St Athlone Westmeath
Contemporary Municipal Art Gallery - free admissionGrace Rd Westmeath
100s of bottled beers from around the world!Connaught St Athlone Westmeath