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Reviewed 4 September 2015

We went on Mon 31 August 3 Adults 2 Children ,we waited for 10 minutes to be served there was 2 people serving as it was lunch time it was quiet busy with business people ,i had Chicken dinner it was just thrown on plate i declined some of the veg as it seems to be only Chips,mash potato.and some...

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

Dear athlone_8, Many thanks for providing us with this feedback. I am extremely disappointed that you did not enjoy your recent lunch here. All feedback is extremely important in enhancing our customer offering and so we would like to speak to you directly regarding your experience here. Please email us directly on manager@hodsonbayhotel.com Kind Regards, Tim Hayes General Manager

Bonita Springs, Florida
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Our first trip to Ireland took us to the Hodson Bay Hotel, by recommendation from a friend and we could not have been happier. There were a few wrinkles to be ironed out, but once the very attentive staff took care of our concerns, it was a perfect stay. The hotel offers a variety of packages, with breakfast, dinners and...

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

Dear Eccomi1, We were privileged to have been chosen for your stay on your first trip to Ireland. As you mentioned we offer an array of packages to suit all requirements or we can customise packages to suit a particular guest. Service is our primary focus and as a team we work extremely hard to ensure our guests receive top...

County Donegal, Ireland
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Myself and my Girlfriend stayed here in early August. Having only visited before during the Dive Ireland exhibition, I thought it would be worth returning and spending a couple of nights. On arrival at the hotel we found the staff at reception welcoming and very helpful. There was three or four staff behind reception ensuring that we did not have...

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

Dear Pauric W, We were delighted to welcome you back to the hotel with Kerri, it’s fantastic that you chose to return for leisure rather than business! Your review is alight with wonderful comments of the staff you encountered during your stay. A warm welcome and a helping hand is common practice throughout the hotel. Due to our lakeside location,...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We stayed there as a family in July (myself with husband and two kids and my mum). I booked a family suite at a premium so that my mum could stay with us. I was informed that the family suite consists of two interconnecting rooms, which sounded perfect. One area for us, another area for my mum. The "suite" was...

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Dear Olivia O, Many thanks for providing us with this feedback. I have identified your booking details so I will make contact with you directly to discuss your stay. Kind Regards, Tim Hayes General Manager

, Kildare, Ireland
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Fabulous child friendly hotel. Rooms are beautiful as is the facilities. The food was really great and the kids club has everything. Friendly staff and great location along with a lovely pool nd spa makes this a perfect getaway, I would highly recommend this hotel.

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

Dear Jmci_Kildare_Ireland, I’m delighted that you chose to stay here for your recent getaway. As you noted, we have plenty on offer for families- our Penguin Kids Camp is a very popular facility and the pool is ideal for both adults and children. The spa provides an oasis of calm for parents while little VIP’s are cared for at the...

Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Stayed at the Hudson Bay Hotel last weekend. A really lovely hotel, with a great pool! The room was nice and bright and plenty of room in it. The food was superb! My only regret is that we had to leave on Sunday. Plenty of things to do down in that area.

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

Dear Murray12, What a lovely review! I’m delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay here. As you mentioned the pool is fantastic- the perfect area to relax and rejuvenate. I’ll also pass your kind words on to our team of chefs who will be thrilled that you enjoyed their culinary delights. I would definitely recommend booking an extended stay next...

Cork
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This hotel really is a gem! My family and I arrived on a very busy Sunday afternoon. The location is splendid but the warmth and welcome we received was second to none! The young man on reception was really pleasant, informative and professional. The rooms are spacious and beds very comfortable. The food is delicious! There were four of us...

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

Dear CorkGer, Many thanks for your wonderful review. I am extremely proud to read your comments regarding the team here- training is an ongoing part of our daily routine and customer service is a vital aspect of this. Here at Hodson Bay Hotel we believe that every day should begin with a warm welcoming smile. My team enjoy what they...

County Donegal, Ireland
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We stayed two nights here in late August. The customer service was fantastic, the rooms very clean, the breakfast was beautiful and lots of choice. The kids club in the evenings was excellent and our little boy really enjoyed mixing with the other children. Only two little things, our room wasn't ready until 6 pm and the receptionist say he...

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

Dear Billy G, Thank you for this feedback on your recent stay. We aim to offer plenty of options for our guests, breakfast is an important meal of the day and families love the choice we provide – the pancake maker is always a big hit with children! With families in mind, we provide an extensive Penguin Kids Camp which...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Staff throughout hotel so competent and friendly. Three weddings on our three days there plus many meetings but still we were given everyone's full attention as if they had nothing else on. Truly exceptional. Great Escale dining with steaks that melt in your mouth. Cannot praise too highly.

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

Dear Victor T, Wow what a fantastic review of our hotel. The staff as you mentioned are an amazing group of people, they always offer top class service to our guests and I’m so very glad their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. They will be thrilled to read your kind words. I’m delighted you also enjoyed your meal in L’Escale restaurant,...

Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Great rooms really big, beds are very large Very clean, food to die for, great service very friendly, we went on the Viking tour To Athlone and alighted had lunch and returned via the same way. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Here are a few pictures

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Dear Andy P, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. You have shortlisted the facilities that exceeded your expectations- rooms, beds, food and service- these areas always provide a strong base for a delightful stay. Together with our leisure centre, spa, complimentary activities, bar and restaurant, we aim to offer facilities to suit every need. The Viking Boat tour...

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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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  • 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
  • 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: €99 - €193 (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 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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