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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 5 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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9Thank Aidan R
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,...

Provence
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We took our 3 grandchildren on a short mid term break with a little apprehension as to how we would meet the challenge. Thankfully the hotel is geared to share the burden with the guardians. Kids were taken to kids club from 10.00 am to 1.00pm and again from 6.00pm to 1.00pm daily, where they are also fed, which gives...

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

Dear Fuinseog, Thank you for choosing Hodson Bay Hotel for your recent getaway with your grandchildren- what a wonderful memory for you all. We believe a break away should be for each member of the family and with this in mind we offer plenty of activities for both adults and children. Our kids camp always proves extremely popular with our...

County Laois, Ireland
Reviewed 30 October 2015

My lovely husband booked the penthouse suite as a surprise for after the wedding. The room is amazing, the views over the lake are spectacular. We were both unfortunately sick so got to spend loads of time in the room, comfy couches and chairs to lounge on! The leisure centre looked gorgeous but because of sickness we didn't get to...

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11Thank MrsS091015
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MrsS091015 Thank you for choosing Hodson Bay Hotel as the venue for your mini moon and sincerest congratulations on your recent wedding! The Penthouse is certainly the best room in the house and the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. It was unfortunate that you were both ill and unable to avail of our fantastic facilities such as...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

I went here with my family and we stayed three nights on the 3rd floor! The food was very nice in the restaurant and the staff were extremely friendly to us. The pool is amazing and a great place to go to chill out and take a swim! There is also a spa which I would have loved to go...

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

Dear aarontravelsireland, I want to thank you for taking the time to write this great review. It was very pleasing to read of your enjoyable three-night stay. My team will be thrilled to read your kind comments. Our team of chefs take pride in each and every dish, and are always finding new ways to satisfy guests. We have a...

Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is an amazing hotel, friendly staff, lots to do, beautiful food, the waiters in the restaurant were so helpful without being intrusive. Each knew their table so there was no doubling up on questions, brilliant

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11Thank Philip M
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Philip M, Thank you so much for this fantastic review. We aim to provide top class service to our guests equally as important, we aim to provide choices for our guests; restful holiday or active holiday, fine dining or casual dining, family break or couples getaway. Feedback is extremely important to us and I will be delighted to pass...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Beautifully located with views over Lough Ree, which we also enjoyed from our peaceful room. Probably the best reservation experience (by telephone) and helpful, friendly staff continued to be the experience throughout our stay. Rooms are of a high standard, well equipped and spotless. Beds were so comfortable with lovely crisp linens. The shower experience was excellent, good pressure and...

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12Thank Kingsey
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kingsey Wow what a fantastic review! We are firm believers that the ‘Hodson Bay’ experience begins as soon as a guest enquires with the hotel- from then on it is our duty to ensure that your stay is as pleasant as possible. Accommodation, food, service and facilities collectively endeavour to offer a top class experience for our guests and...

Broadbeach, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Set on the lake with the best indoor swimming pool leisure Center. It is a pity we only got to stay one night as we would love to have had a game of golf. Great views from the rooms. It was so reasonable for a five star resort!

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

Dear Vicki L, Thank you for taking the time to provide this wonderful review. Adjacent to Athlone Golf Club, the hotel is set in the ideal location for golfers and for those who don’t, we have plenty of activities such as our leisure centre and spa. On your next visit, I also recommend trying our complimentary activities- wine tasting is...

Galway, Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I was actually lucky enough to win a competition to go stay here and what a treat it turned out to be. We were given a fantastic room on the top floor which had ceiling to floor windows and offered brilliant views of Lough Ree. The hotel has full leisure facilities including hydrotherapy pool and sauna which were both really...

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

Dear Liam B, What a fantastic review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. As you mentioned, you stayed in ‘retreat at Hodson Bay’ our adult only area of the hotel- ideal for anyone looking to indulge and relax. We aim to offer plenty of choices by means of activities within the hotel- as you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Heard it was a lovely place to eat & stay and we were not disappointed. Take a trip on the loche after a fantastic meal and the a hot drink when you return. A great way to spend the day with service to match.

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

Dear Elias E, Thank you so much for this wonderful review- I’m delighted that the hotel met and surpassed your expectations. As you mentioned, both the hotel and the general area are home to a rich range of activities and a boat trip is a fantastic way of getting to know the locality. Providing friendly attentive service and offering good...

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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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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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: €96 - €213 (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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