Shines Guesthouse

Baylough Shines CentreAthloneIreland
Bed & Breakfast
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About Shines Guesthouse

Shines Guesthouse are 3-star accommodations above the Shines Bar & Steakhouse.

The ensuite rooms have a TV, tea/coffee maker, under-floor heating, and free Wi-Fi.

There is no charge for guests to park their vehicles at Shines Guesthouse. Guests can unwind in the TV lounge.

There are convenience shops, including Tesco Express, nearby. Other eateries close by include Kin Khao Thai, The Charcoal Grill Cafe, Savoury Fare, Row Inn Row Chinese Restaurant, The Harvest Cafe, King Kebab, Beans & Leaves Cafe, and il Colosseo Italian Restaurant.

The iconic Sean's Bar, dating back to 900 A.D, is one and a half miles away. Athlone Golf Club is four miles away. Portlick Castle is 20 minutes away. Dun Na Si Heritage Centre & Park is 12 ½ miles away. Lough Boora Parklands, a popular spot for trails and Nature watching, is 24 miles away. Golden Island Shopping Centre is a ten minute drive away.


Baylough Shines Centre, Athlone, Ireland
Telephone: +353(90)6490236 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Great staff and atmosphere

Everything about the inn is pleasant, from the warm and welcoming reception you receive upon check-in, to the cosy feeling throughout the restaurant and lodge common areas. The staff are quite attentive and very friendly, and they contribute greatly to the relaxing, satisfying experience of staying here.

Rooms pleasantly exceed expectations

Since these are rooms above a restaurant, many guests expect decent accommodations without much impression. The rooms actually prove to be larger and cosier than expected, and more of a value that's remembered for future returns.

Nice amenities

Strong Wi-Fi, ample parking availability, and a great lounge and pub to hang out in add to the benefits of choosing to stay here when in town. Overall, you'll find everything you're likely looking for in a place away from home.

Negative Reviews

Not a lot is in close walking distance

Getting to places other than a few markets, shops, or eateries mostly requires a car or public transit, or a walk that's just longer than expected or imagined. This comes as a surprise and a disappointment to several guests, so keep this in mind when preparing to stay here.

Lack of heat at times

Heating is an issue some times, as it doesn't always work when needed. Be prepared to ask for extra blankets or use extra layers of clothing to stay warm.

Breakfast should be served earlier

It's a minor grievance, however, many guests who are early risers would prefer that breakfast be made available at an early hour. They're disappointed that they have to wait for it, especially since it's onsite.