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Hodson Bay Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Monaghan, Ireland
Reviewed 26 January 2016

What a wonderful hotel! The hotel itself, the rooms, the restaurant and the staff. First impressions, the hotel is clean and well maintained. The stay was very pleasant with our room offering a breath-taking view of the lake. The food was also very good. We ate in the restaurant for both breakfast and evening tea. Our waitress Cathy was extremely...

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11Thank Mark B
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark B, What a wonderful review! All of the positive things you have mentioned are key elements to running a 4 Star property, and it gives me great pride that the hotel left such a good impression on you. As you mentioned, we host many breath-taking views of Lough Ree. I would recommend a return visit during the summer...

Belfast
Reviewed 26 January 2016

There was 11 in our party and not a bad word was said about the hotel. We had 3 kids with us so having the kids club was fantastic, they were entertained and fed while we were able to relax and enjoy the surroundings. There was also a very high staff to kids ratio. Food in the main restaurant was...

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10Thank Ciaran76
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ciaran76, I was delighted to welcome you all to the hotel recently, and thrilled to read of your pleasant stay. Our kids camp was designed to entertain kids throughout their stay, giving the parents time to relax and unwind. I am glad all of the family had a great visit, and found our L'Escale restaurant to be good value...

Ireland
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Stayed with my partner at the weekend. Hotel is lovely, the setting, facilities, it's clean, staff are really nice. The majority of it's guests were families and it is refreshing to see a hotel which really endorses this and one that is not as ridge as other places regarding kids in the bar. I travelled with my partner and this...

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Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KellyRach, Many thanks for your very kind review. As you mentioned, we are a family friendly hotel, and aim to treat our younger guests like little VIPs aswell as their parents. Our kids camp is one of our proudest assets, and I am not surprised your neighbours were up so early with excitement! We are blessed with our location...

Navan, Ireland
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here I think its our 7th time. Tried other hotels last year for a change - but nothing beats the Hodson Bay. The room was just perfect. Kids camp, there is no other camp in Ireland that comes close to this one, just excellent. Kids get fed twice a day in the camp and mine could not wait to...

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midlands
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Decided to opt for hotel within one hour drive from home.10 ladies celebrating a birthday .On arrival reception busy but staff in control and dealing with people in a warm and friendly manner.Decor fresh and clean.Rooms were faultless.We had dinner in main restaurant service was excellent waiters were courteous and efficient.Food was top notch My steak was superb.Beds were very...

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Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mojoMidlands, Thank you for choosing Hodson Bay Hotel for the recent birthday celebration. We are lucky to be ideally situated in the heart of the midlands, and just an hour from Dublin and Galway. My staff take great pride in offering a warm welcome and a helping hand to make guests feel at home, and I am glad they...

Ireland
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for Pippa's a Fashion Factory! It's a Lovely Hotel! The fashion factory was brilliant. Our afternoon tea was Lovely! Staff very friendly & helpful especially the bar staff & they make great cocktails too! The bar menu is quite good, with something to suit everyone, food was very nice! A great weekend!! Would stay again & like to...

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Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susan B, What a lovely review to receive! We were thrilled to host Pippa’s Fashion Factory, and the feedback from the event has been phenomenal. My team worked extremely hard to make sure the weekend ran smoothly and guests were happy, and it gives me great pride to read your kind words. Our bar staff in particular can be...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This hotel is in the Roscommon half of Athlone soon to be Westmeath! Most comfiest beds ever! Could do with building a low wall beside Lough Ree as the tape and cones take away from the gorgeous scenery and it can be dangerous for drivers/pedestrians. Swimming pool was perfect. The steam room/sauna could be warmer. Juice bar was tops. Golf...

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Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aucko, Thank you for the review! I am glad you enjoyed your recent stay in the heart of the Midlands. A good night’s sleep is a key part of our offering, so a comfy bed is very important. Sean’s Bar is a real treasure to have in the town centre, and I agree it is certainly worth a visit...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 January 2016

From check in to a warm welcome from reception staff,fantastic rooms,spa,food this has to be now my favourite hotel in Ireland and I will be returning very soon with my family .Thank you to breda at reception for your excellent customer service .

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Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gilly1974, What an amazing review to receive! Thank you kindly for the fantastic feedback. It was a pleasure to welcome you, and we are already looking forward to your next visit with the family. Breda is a true gem and always has a friendly word for her guests. I will make sure she receives your kind words. In the...

Newtownards, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Made a return trip to this Hotel for their over 50 two night break. Once again great value treated like Lords by everyone , the food was super great range on the menu and so well presented one of the best Hotels in Ireland well worth a visit. Will return again. T.he whole staff were great nothing a problem for...

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Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Willie N, Thank you for the wonderful review. Our aim is to make each and every guest feel at home, and offer good value for money. I really appreciate your comments regarding my staff. They work tirelessly and are always on hand to help in any way. My team of chefs will be delighted to hear you enjoyed your...

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 January 2016

All was perfect really, check in, room, restaurant food, breakfast and staff. So why did you have to go ruin it all by charging me 5 euro to post my phone charger back to Dublin. Probably a policy of the owners and staff are just following orders but I still have not even received it three weeks later. John, stayed...

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Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 919John007, Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. As you mentioned, it is company policy for guests to cover the postage cost of returning goods and valuables . My apologies on the delay in getting the phone charger out to you, but as I am sure you will appreciate the Christmas period is a busy time...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the gorgeous shores of Lough Ree and with 176 bedrooms, the 4-Star Hodson Bay Hotel is the premier choice for a divine relaxation getaway. With scenic lakeshore walks, championship golf courses and lake cruises on our doorstep, you’ll have a rich choice of enjoyable activities. For families, we have our fully supervised Penguin Kids Camp with fun and games to keep all our little VIPs entertained. Why not avail of our babysitting service and relax in our onsite spa? Or enjoy quality family time in our leisure centre complete with kiddies pool. 'Retreat at Hodson Bay’ is an area of the hotel which is exclusively for adults to ensure your stay is restful and that you are guaranteed peace and quiet to unwind in the beautifully-designed rooms. To revive and rejuvenate yourself, take advantage of our award-winning 'Spa at Hodson Bay'. Both of our restaurants offer mouth-watering local produce; and to end the day take a seat along our lakeview conservatory or enjoy our nightly in-house complimentary activities. The heart of the Midlands is a magical place, so treat yourself to a break in this picturesque setting and let our dedicated staff make your stay one to remember ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hodson Bay Hotel

Address: | Hodson Bay, Athlone N37 XR82, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Price Range: ₹ 7,179 - ₹ 16,461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hodson Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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Also Known As:
Hodson Bay Athlone
Hotel Hodson Bay
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Athlone
#3 Business Hotel in Athlone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#4 Family Hotel in Athlone
#5 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
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“rooms in retreat area on corners or sea view and high level”
paddywack1, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“Best views from higher front rooms. Adults only section was quiet.”
crunchie36, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“The 'Retreat' rooms are part of the Spa/Pool complex, and look far nicer/quieter”
ANeilson, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Stay away or ask for a room in the new section of the hotel”
kerrygirl123, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“quiet comfortable clean”
832aineg, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
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