Fodor's Expert Review Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Gleeson St., Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Right in the heart of town, this distinctive 12-story tower hotel comes not only with outstanding comfort but also top-class views of the Midlands, making it one of the highest points in Westmeath—a county not noted for many mountains. Guest rooms in soothing milky and cream tones are inspired by the surroundings, with designs reflecting the historic nature of Athlone as a centuries-old crossing place. At 6½ feet long, the Sheraton signature beds ensure a comfy night. Ask to stay in the tower where king rooms or suites with floor-to-ceiling windows will dazzle you, revealing a 360-degree panorama of the countryside and the lazy curve of the River Shannon. The crossing theme is continued in the furnishings in the lobby and in the bespoke artwork in other public areas. There's a choice of dining in either La Provence Brasserie or the Harvest Café for lighter meals, while the S Bar and Bistro also serves snacks from its morning bakery right up to 9:30 pm; after noon, here you can choose from Irish stew, humus tikka flatbread, duck rillette, or Ancient East seafood chowder. Inspired by Japanese tearooms, the Sirana Spa offers purifying facials, hot-stone massages, and pedicures and there are swimming and hydrotherapy pools alongside a gym.

If you're 62 years or older, senior discounts of up to 15% apply to all room rates.


  • central location with parking
  • rooms with inspiring views
  • luxurious spa and swimming pool


  • stairwell carpet showing some wear
  • easy to lose yourself in complex of corridors
  • less intimate than some Midland boutique hotels




Phones: 090-645–1000


167 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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