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Hodson Bay Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Great location, staff really friendly and helpful, food in both bar and restaurant amazing. Had a spa treatment included in our booking, which was great, could really unwind and recharge the batteries. Room was excellent overlooking the lake, seperate bath and shower in ensuite. Wifi available all over hotel.

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10Thank Musil79
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Musil79, Wow, what a fantastic review you have provided- you have touched on some very important aspects of our offering. At Hodson Bay Hotel, good food and exceptional service are central to our focus with the overall aim of providing an enjoyable experience for guests! I will certainly pass your kind words on to the entire team here, they...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We stayed at the Hodson Bay Hotel for Mid-Term again this year as we had such a fantastic time last year. Check-in was so efficient and Jana was so friendly. She explained our whole package to us and had us in our room very promptly! And wow - what a room. We had a gorgeous room with loads of space...

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

Dear Nicola C, Thank you for taking the time to provide yet another review of the hotel. A pleasant check in always sets the tone for the remainder of a guests stay, I’m delighted that Jana made welcomed you and made you feel at home here. As you mentioned, the views overlooking Lough Ree are spectacular, thank you for sharing...

Ennis, Ireland
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Been to this hotel many times as it is a great central location to meet up with others travelling from other parts of Ireland. The hotel is large now, originally a country house fronting onto lough derg a boating haven and a great golf course beside it. Yet it is a short 10 minute drive to Athlone and shops. The...

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

Dear MarOReilly, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us- it is lovely to hear such kind comments from a regular guest. Our central location is one of our best assets and the views overlooking Lough Ree are simply spectacular regardless of the time of year. We are extremely lucky in that over the years we have received...

clifden
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

I had a voucher for the spa which was due to run out so I quickly booked a half day spa visit. I went for a destress massage which included the most Devine facial. My masseuse was a consummate professional, welcoming and a firm touch when needed during massage. I fully availed of the relaxation room and had a wonderful...

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

Dear katClifden, Thank you so much for this wonderful review- I am delighted you enjoyed your experience at the Spa at Hodson Bay. It certainly is a fantastic facility to have on-site with therapists who are highly qualified in their respective fields. The relaxation room overlooking Lough Ree provides the perfect ending to a relaxing day- I never tire of...

Ennis, Ireland
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We have just returned from yet another visit to this piece of heaven.Located just outside athlone down by the shores of lough ree.As always when we arrived the hotel had a lovely atmosphere with families relaxing and enjoying the fouyer.Check in was a breeze no delays and yet again the place was so clean and fresh reception desk was spotless...

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

Dear kenoshaughnessy, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, I’m delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay. You have taken the time to provide such a detailed review of your stay, naming departments along the way that contributed to a memorable experience; from food and service to facilities in the hotel. This experience is made possible in no...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is a very nice hotel with great amenities. We ate in the restaurant on the one night we stayed and the food was delicious, as well as great service being provided! The hotel was very busy and entering the reception was incredibly chaotic at times, which I guess just highlights the popularity of the hotel! I would recommend booking...

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

Dear duff2015, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the food and service you received- both are central to our focus and thankfully areas that are frequently acknowledged and praised by our guests. The team will be equally delighted with your kind words and I will ensure that they are all made...

Kinsale
Reviewed 10 November 2015

From the moment we arrived at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone we were made to feel very welcome. We had a Retreat Delux room with a beautiful view of the lake. The food throughout our 3 night stay was excellent and beautifully presented. The pool was 5star quality a very comfortable 30degrees. Our room was most comfortable and very...

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

Dear Denis & Helen F, Thank you so much for this wonderful review- I’m delighted that you chose to stay at Hodson Bay Hotel. Our retreat area is the ideal setting for adults who want a relaxing break and as you experienced; our deluxe suites have a fantastic view of the lake! Our Executive Head Chef will be thrilled with...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Myself and my husband stayed here last Friday night on a rare night away from our young family.. This hotel is on Lough Ree with beautiful views over the lake and a fantastic mix of old and very young,very pleasant staff and very spacious about 10 minutes from the centre of Athlone (about 14euro by taxi) The rooms are well...

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

Dear kayla9, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with this review. We are certainly blessed with our location on the shores of Lough Ree, regardless of the weather, the views over the lake are always breathtaking! As you mentioned, we have an experienced team here, some of whom have been with the hotel since it...

Roscommon
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Just back from an amazing weekend fri/sat night at this lovely venue. A group of Irish Dog groomers , with no hope due to business commitment , of getting away over the festive season .We were a group of 16 and we just had a fantastic time. The hotel offers so much for a break, incl an amazing Thermal spa....

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

Dear Taxidot, Wow, what a wonderful review- it a pleasure to host your 2015 Christmas party. Good food, top quality service and facilities and happy customers are always top of our priority list and so I am thrilled that we delivered on all of the above. Albeit an early Christmas party, it was still a Christmas party and so it...

Roscommon
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful hotel overlooking the lovely river Shannon. The hotel has excellent facilities which includes state of the art leisure centre and water sports facility and golf course. It was my girlfriends first visit to the hotel. We just went for lunch. My girlfriend was very impressed with the hotel and said she would love to stay there sometime

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

Dear Aidan R, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us- I am delighted that you enjoyed your lunch here. As you mentioned, the views overlooking Lough Ree are simply spectacular and we always aim to offer plenty of activities, particularly when the weather is not as we would hope! We would love to have you both return to us,...

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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
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: $143 - $306 (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 Business Hotel in Athlone
#3 Spa Hotel in Athlone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#4 Family Hotel in Athlone
#5 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
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“quiet comfortable clean”
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“Hotel (bed) rooms have a "No-children" section. Supervised play room for children ( only €15 for 2hrs)”
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“If you are travelling without children try to get a Retreat room”
MiseEire, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a view of the lake come at an extra cost.”
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“Lake view rooms are best”
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