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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We returned this weekend for a second try at a weekend away which we started on a Friday evening in December but had to abandon it due to my wife developing a bad flu attack. The staff were fabulous and rescheduled the weekend with little fuss and a generous spirit. Our lakeview rooms were excellent on both occasions and the...

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Athlone, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Myself and my husband decided to take a day trip to the Spa in The Hodson Bay hotel where we were greeted with a warm welcome from Emer who we found very friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back!

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

Dear mariek172017, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you had such a positive experience while using our spa facilities at The Hodson Bay Hotel. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to Emer in the Spa. We look forward to welcoming back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards, James Dilleen.

dublin
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first time staying in this hotel,and i enjoyed staying here,we got a warm welcome on arrival and the rooms are very nice BUT 2 things happened that put a downer on the weekend,We stayed the weekend of 6/8 jan 2017 and it was very busy with a large function going on in the hotel that weekend ,i...

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

Dear donkeydublin, Thank you for your recent TripAdvisor review. Please accept our apologies for the shortcomings you experienced. We take all feedback seriously so that we may fine tune our operations in the hope that you will see an improvement when you next decide to use us again. Kind Regards, James Dilleen

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in the beautiful Hodson Bay for our mini moon & it was amazing from start to finish! Friendly staff, clean hotel, beautiful food and to top it all off a fabulous view. We love it so much we now try and visit twice a year. I have used the spa several times and had a full body massage...very...

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

Dear 0903ch Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. It's great that you had such a good experience while staying with us. Reviews like this give me great pleasure in sharing your comments with our entire team in the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards, James Dilleen

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here just after Christmas. 4th or 5th times visiting. Booked a double room which was dearer than we expected, possibly time of year. Was given a huge family room which was a bit of a waste. Room was at the back of the hotel with view of the roof. Storage heaters had no means of heating control and it...

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

Dear Chris100007, Thank you for your recent review and feedback on TripAdvisor. Its great that you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant. I am happy to pass on your comments to the team here. We appreciate the feedback and will use it to fine tune our efforts in the hope that you will see an improvement when you next decide...

County Cavan, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight for 3rd time this year & the staff were more than helpful Looking after us. Ate in the restaurant with 4 other couples &'we all enjoyed a very gamely meal. Looking forward to a return trip in 2017.

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

Dear Rosaleen2015Holland, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. Its great that ye had such a positive experience as a result of your stay with us . I am happy to share your comments with the entire team here in the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back soon should you decide to visit the area. Kind...

Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time here and I could imagine how great it would be in summer. The staff at reception were friendly. The room was large and comfortable. However, as I found out later, it had a boiler house or an air conditioning house just outside the window. This went into operation at regular intervals and kept me awake...

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

Dear jamesie67, Thank you for your rating and review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you had such a positive experience as a result of your stay here at The Hodson Bay Hotel and will look at the boiler issue you mentioned. Your review will be shared with the entire team here and we look forward to welcoming back to...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay at the Hodson Bay over Christmas. Great value and plenty of food even carvery dinner on St. Stephen's day before we headed home. Adult only rooms were great with walk-in shower and plenty of space. The highlight however was the staff. Everyone was extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. Anything we needed was brought to the room immediately and...

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

Dear EKdublin, Thank you for your recent review of The Hodson Bay Hotel Christmas Package. We are glad that you had such a positive experience while staying with us and that the staff stood out in particular. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments and feedback to the team here. We look forward to welcoming you back...

Dublin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent stay to ring in 2017 - hotel lovely rooms very big & spacious - all members of staff very friendly and nothing too much trouble Athlone golf course next door is a great plus - would visit again in the future

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

Dear Ornad, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you had such a positive experience as a result of your stay here for New Years Eve at The Hodson Bay Hotel. Your review will be shared with the entire team, who undoubtedly will be very proud to hear. We look forward to welcoming back to...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family of four couples (my wife and I and our three children with spouses) and three babies. Your hotel was ideally suited for our needs which were no more than time and space for one another yet room for us to be able to tend to the needs of little ones as well. The perfect example was...

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

Dear Peter, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you had such a positive experience as a result of your Christmas stay here at The Hodson Bay Hotel. Feedback like this make what we do all the more worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming back to the hotel soon and wishing you and your family...

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Amenities

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  • 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
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: €73 - €179 (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 Family Hotel in Athlone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#5 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
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“Make sure your room is nowhere near the boiler house/air conditioning unit”
 of 5 bubbles jamesie67, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If adults travelling ask for adult only rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles EKdublin, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a lake view?”
 of 5 bubbles georgie159, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Look or lake view”
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“Sea view family rooms are beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles 606theresac, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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