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dublin
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Beautiful location lots to do at this hotel - you can go for a cruse on the river some nice walks and cycle areas and if u enjoy a round of golf it's all here. Food here was really delicious and wasn't over priced.

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

Dear Liz B, Many thanks for your lovely review. As you mentioned we are blessed with our location, the view over Lough Ree is simply spectacular and even after many years in the hotel I never tire of it! The locality is jam packed with activities including boat cruises, the inflatable waterpark and Athlone Golf Club. The chefs will be...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 25 August 2015

A nice break with my wife and son (8) on the21-23 August. Firstly a lovely location, although the weather was dull we enjoyed the lake activities which is separate from the hotel. we had a great bit of crack on the inflatable climbing frames and slides for an hour which was enough as water wasn't exactly warm and my son...

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

Dear DerekM226, Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay with us last weekend. We certainly are blessed with our location, and are lucky to have some super amenities on our doorstep. I do agree the inflatable waterpark is great fun and I am glad you all enjoyed it. Your feedback on...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We are just back form a two night stay and I have to say we were amazed by the standard of customer service. Also, the rooms, food were impeccable. The leisure centre was a delight and a great way to relax when the weather turns foul. A special thanks to the sommelier, we thoroughly enjoyed his wine tasting evening and...

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

Dear Murrough K, Thank you for this wonderful review. Reviews such as this speak volumes for any guests looking to stay with us and I appreciate you taking the time to compile this. Customer service is something we take immense pride in, the team are renowned for ensuring that guests receive a warm welcome and top quality service during their...

Ireland
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We stayed in a family room in the Hodson Bay Hotel with our children aged 15 and 12 last week. The room was fine if a little dated. it was big enough with proper beds and a window that opened (all be it overlooking the breakfast kitchen with associated fans..). The hotel is big and was very busy with families...

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

Dear Mayonews, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. The hotel over the years has become increasingly popular with families and our wonderful team are well equipped to offer good service during busy periods. They will be delighted to hear that their efforts enhanced your stay and I will certainly bring your kind words to...

dublin
Reviewed 24 August 2015

After many years I finally made it to the Hodson Bay for a long weekend with my kids. From the get go I was super-impressed by the service - nothing was too much trouble and everyone had a smile or greeting for you, from the bar staff to the chambermaids, The swimming pool is fantastic - the best I've been...

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

Dear Robtor1, I’m delighted you chose to spend time at the Hodson Bay Hotel. As you mentioned we have plenty in store for families with our kids camp and leisure centre- the pool is the perfect area for dads looking to relax! Thank you for your feedback in relation to your room, we do appreciate all reviews as it helps...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

As we do not live in Eire and do not know the area, we booked this 4* hotel on the basis of photographs and location. Our own error was not taking into account the school holidays!! otherwise the hotel was excellent, food and staff were top notch with no complaints. Our only complaint was the large amount of noise generated...

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

Dear Susan C, Many thanks for your review. I’m delighted that you enjoyed the hotel and food and service were top quality-this is something we always strive to maintain. I am disappointed that there was noise during your stay, however I’m pleased our nights team resolved this issue for you. Thank you for bringing this to my attention, all feedback...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Me and my husband got married in the Hodson Bay Hotel on 2nd August. Meeting with the hotel and Lisa 14 months earlier they were a pleasure to deal with. All emails or queries were answered as soon as possible and nothing was too much trouble. We arrived the day before the wedding and as soon as we stood foot...

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

Dear 28lolly28, We couldn’t have asked for a better review! It is feedback such as this which makes our job here all the more special. Lisa, Steve, Teresa and Julie are wonderful assets to the team and take tremendous pride in what they do. They ensure that no stone is left unturned and will be thrilled to read that your...

County Mayo, Ireland
Reviewed 21 August 2015

I have stayed at this hotel with my family, always school term hols party of 4. My parents are in there early 70's and usually come with us for a short break as grand parents stay free on this offer. There is something for us all here and we like the familiarity of this hotel. I have an older child...

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

Dear Caroline G, I’m delighted that you have previously stayed with us and have such wonderful things to say about the hotel. As you mentioned, we have a loyal team many of whom have worked at the hotel since it opened its doors over 20 years ago. We also have extremely loyal guests who we like to take great care...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We stayed here recently for a family occasion, couldn't have asked for much more from a venue, the staff made it a top choice. The food was excellent, the staff were both only professional and friendly. I had informed the staff earlier of the occasion and they themselves added little touches like a congratulations card in the bedroom and a...

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

Dear Niamh3699, Many thanks for taking the time to provide us with this lovely feedback. We always appreciate when guests share their experiences with us and we were especially delighted to have been chosen as the venue for your family occasion. Our staff and service are one of the main reasons that guests that guests return to us- I am...

Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

My family and I have recently returned from a short break at the Hodson Bay Hotel and yet again it lived up to expectations. This was our third visit to the hotel within the last 12 months and there are a few very simple yet important reasons that keep us going back. Value, exceptional service and excellent facilities. The hotel...

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

Dear Philorllolo, Wow! What a fantastic review, I literally don’t know where to begin. You have left no area without compliments and for that I am proud of each and every team member who contributed to your stay. I will pass on your kind words to the team and in particular Andres and Aoife. We pride ourselves on top quality...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: ₹ 6,945 - ₹ 13,891 (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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“We stayed in the block above the leisure facilities (rooms 6__). No noise. spacious and views.”
 of 5 bubbles trevora456, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the lake have a spectacular view.”
 of 5 bubbles mmholly60, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If possible afront facing room overlooking the lake”
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“The Deluxe rooms have an absolutely amazing view over Lough Ree.”
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“Ask for a room with a view of the lake in the new wing”
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