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Hodson Bay Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed over the Christmas break in a family room, staff where great throughout the hotel but especially the kids club best we have ever seen run our kids didn't want to leave. Pool again excellent very clean and good for kids of all ages with different sections in the pool and nice water temp. Food in main restaurant and bar...

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9Thank David R
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David R, We were delighted to welcome you and your family to the hotel over the Christmas period, and indeed to hear your enjoyed your experience. Being a family friendly hotel, we want to extend a warm welcome to our little VIPs too, and put a lot of effort into the running of an entertaining and fun-filled kids camp....

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Me and my lady friend decided to head here for a night over the Christmas holidays. I was extremely impressed with this hotel. The setting is beautiful, by a lake. Our room was very spacious and comfortable. The staff were quite busy as there was a big crowd there, but they were very pleasant and friendly. The breakfast was excellent,...

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

Dear Riverjordan13, Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. It is great to hear that you were impressed with our facilities and the surrounding area. We are blessed with some beautiful views overlooking Lough Ree, and I would certainly recommend taking a look during the summer months. My staff are well equipped to cater for groups small...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Checked in and were guarenteed that our mum and dad had been upgraded to a suite on their 40th Anniversary. Slightly disappointed on arrival to acknowledge that that was not the case. The family were especially excited in celebrating their anniversary and trusted that the hotel would fulfil their promise but it did not work out accordingly. The inconvenience was...

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

Dear AC8000, I appreciate you taking the time to write this review, and indeed for choosing us to celebrate your parents 40th Anniversary. It disappoints me to read of the inconvenience caused to you, as we always aim to deliver on our promise and offer customer service of the highest standard. If you would like to discuss the matter further,...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This was our fifth Christmas in a row that we stayed at the Hodson Bay,and as on all of our previous visits,everything was top notch.The staff are very helpful and friendly and go out of their way to assist you.The food is of a high standard.and well presented.There are good facilities on site,such as the pool,kids club and play area...

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

Dear Windsor P, Thank you so much for the fantastic review. We are always thrilled to welcome you and your family back each Christmas, and it gives me great pride that once again you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Christmas is a special time for family and friends, and we like to provide a warm welcome and top quality service throughout...

Sydney
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Stayed one night. Enjoyed our stay. The hotel is in a great location on a lake. It is very picturesque. The staff were helpful and our room was comfortable. It was quite but we were there in low season. The pool policy was odd. Our children were allowed into the pool but we were not allowed in to supervise them....

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

Dear AEB_9, Many thanks for your recent review. As you mentioned, we are blessed with our location in the midlands, with some fabulous views of Lough Ree. In the summertime, it can be a photographer’s dream. I am glad you found the room comfortable and enjoyed your night of relaxation. Our pool supervision policy is simply for health & safety...

Tullamore
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Nice hotel,lovely grounds,good staff,nice rooms but the price of drink in the hotel is extortion,absolutely ridiculous the prices they charge,€5.15 for a pint and almost €6 for a west coast cooler,it's Athlone not Temple Bar,if I was getting married in Midlands it would be here for that reason alone and I wasn't only 1 thinking that

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

Dear Brendan D, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are blessed with beautiful surroundings here at Hodson Bay Hotel, with some fabulous views of Lough Ree. On a sunny morning it is hard to compare. I appreciate your comments in relation to the pricing in the bar. We feel we are competitively positioned in the...

Ireland
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We had our work Christmas Party here last weekend. This was our second year in a row. The majority of us were staying the night and check in was quick and reception staff very friendly. The meal was beautiful. How they provided such delicious food for such large numbers is beyond belief. Our band "Eden" were fabulous and kept the...

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10Thank marymac1
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear marymac1, To welcome you all back again this year was a privilege, but to receive this kind of feedback is truly wonderful. We take pride in our Christmas party nights each year, and 2015 was no exception. Ruth, Mary, Roisin and indeed all of the team put in huge effort to make sure no stone was left unturned this...

Wicklow
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We decided to book a last minute night away and we got a good deal, so we decided to pay a bit extra to upgrade to a Retreat room. The room was nice and big and the bed was to die for comfortable- we had a wonderful night's sleep. I forgot my toothbrush but unfortunately, this is not one of...

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

Dear badgergirl24, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is always nice to go on a last-minute break, and I am glad we provided you with good value for money. Retreat at Hodson Bay is a beautiful part of the hotel with some amazing views, and certainly worth the minor upgrade fee. It is great to...

Athlone, Ireland
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The familiar is often overlooked when thinking about reviews like this and it is a pleasure to be able to praise what is, for us, a very local venue - the Hodson Bay Hotel. We attended a wedding reception there in November. The wintry weather drove us indoors very quickly to hot punch and other drinks with a very tempting...

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

Dear Mardyke, What a wonderful review to receive. Everything we hope to achieve as a wedding venue is embedded in the detailed and fantastic review you have just given us. While we cannot always guarantee kind weather for our brides and grooms, we can certainly offer a warm welcome and hot drink to warm up our arriving guests. Our team...

Banbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2015

My wife and i stayed two nights loved location,hotel and staff. As we signed in the reciptionst was knowledgable about the hotel and area.As we were the first guests of th day we got to open the advent calander and won a large box of Black Magic. What a start to a telaxing brake. wonderfull we will be back.

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

Dear RedBossie, Many thanks for your kind review. We were delighted to welcome you and your wife to the hotel recently, and I am glad you enjoyed your time here. Our reception team aim to be as helpful and informative as possible, and it is great to hear that they were able to guide you throughout your stay. The advent...

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  • 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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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: €98 - €210 (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
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#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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“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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