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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Basic room, clean and large, but the heating system consists of an air con unit which provides warm air really, just not cosy at all, in fact i was shivering in the room most of the time. staff were nice, breakfast was lovely. the reception, dining room and halls are lovely, but i expected rooms would be a little more...

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1Thank friz038
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We stayed for two nights for a birthday weekend and having read the harsh reviews on this site we were anxious about what we would find on arrival.The hotel is perfectly situated in the centre of Mullingar and there is ample parking at the rear of the hotel for a small cost.We were checked in by the very welcoming and...

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Thank paul a
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We booked a quad room. Lovely room.. very clean & comfortable. The receptionist Kerry couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely breakfast in the room (for an additional fee - totally worth it!) The bad reviews on here do not match anything we saw at the hotel. It was excellent in every way! Would recommend it to anyone.

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Thank KarynIreland
Armagh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We dropped into the hotel for lunch. when the lunch came out the portion of potatoes was very small, more potatoes were given on request. A second slice of wheaten bread was also requested to accompany the soup ordered as the slice given was a heal of bread. My sister was given one slice then to be charged for her...

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4Thank Emce79
Dublin
Reviewed 17 January 2013

The hotel rooms look nothing like the pictures they provide. Very plain and cold feel, paint peeling off the walls and a very "cheap hostel"-like bathroom. The staff were pleasant but very rarely seen behind the reception desk, we waited there for 10 minutes before someone arrived to check us in! The breakfast nice, but you only get one of...

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2Thank Grace K
Perpignan, France
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Huge rooms Great breakfast Right in the middle of town Very nice staff - helpful Ample parking right behind the hotel All bars & night clubs very close Price for rooms very cheap for such a good hotel

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Thank 15boisdevalmarie
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Austin Friar when travelling around Ireland. The service was impeccable and the staff so warm and friendly. We were greeted at reception and offered a drink on arrival then shown to our room with our bags already delivered to our room. We were given travel advice of the town and its surroundings and...

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Thank Tony W
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 November 2012

I am writing this from the luxury of a comfy warm bed in The Mullingar Park Hotel, a comfort looking at previous reviews I don't think I would have enjoyed at Austin Friar Hotel. This property was the single worst hotel I have had the experience of using - in any country or county, Ireland or abroad.. I say using...

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8Thank ruairifinnegan
Reviewed 30 October 2012

I couldn't believe the set up of this "hotel" when we arrived. There was no one at reception to tend to us. When we eventually got to the room it was more like a hostel than anything else. The bathroom was like something from the 1940's with no hot water. I was appalled I asked for a double room and...

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5Thank Sweetcheeks5
Mallow, Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 29 October 2012

We stayed there for 4 nite's, the staff are very helpful and corteous. We were stayed as b nd b. We did'nt have dinner in the hotel,as we dined out.there scrambled eggs were terriffic.Room's are clean and spacious. I would highly recumind a stay @ hotel the next time you are in Mullingar. Only fault i would have is they...

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  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service

Additional Information about Austin Friar Hotel

Address: Austin Friar Hotel Austin Friars Street, Mullingar, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Mullingar
Hotel Class:3 star — Austin Friar Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Ask for a room with hot water and a sink that isn't blocked”
 of 5 bubbles 573ac, 20 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Just don't stay!!”
 of 5 bubbles Shar86, 24 Jul 2014 | Read review
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“Stay elsewhere!!”
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“We didn't even get to see a room, we weren't allowed leave the reception area!”
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