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Caroline Halpin

A little piece of heaven!

Review of Wineport Lodge
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 Jun 2024via mobile
Wineport really is a piece of heaven! The whole team work together to ensure your stay is made as special as possible. The service was excellent, the food was of a high quality and the location on the lake leads to a very tranquil stay. Put Wineport on your wish list and you won’t be disappointed!
Date of stay: June 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DearT2540YEcarolineh,
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Wineport Lodge and we have shared your lovely comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards,
Norma Wilson
General Manager

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Reviewed 31 May 2024 via mobile

Whilst on a boat for the weekend we booked dinner here for 4 and it was excellent. From the moment we moored we were looked after, we had drinks in the bar and then a very relaxing meal in the very comfortable restaurant, the food especially the steaks was amazing. The staff are really friendly and very attentive. After our meal we sat in a gorgeous gazebo with a log fire over looking the lake it was just fabulous.

Room tip: If you’re coming by boat make sure and ring ahead to book in for overnight mooring with dinner
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Wineport Lodge, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

DearMollieEire2,
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Wineport Lodge and we have shared your lovely comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards,
Norma Wilson
General Manager

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Reviewed 31 May 2024

Haven't been to the resort in 20 yeas - so we were looking forward to the trip. The hotel is a brilliant design using what is a small plot in a clever way. The staff are lovely and very attentive. But a few things were a bit of a let down. We were expecting a fine dining experience - and the food is good. But in our minds the food was the signature of the place. When you seen the menu it was like something you would expect in a lower budget early bird - but not at early bird prices. Portions were fairly small - there was definitely good meals - but not exactly top top class as we expected.

We went to the bar for a cocktail after - but there was a wedding on - and the bar was taken over - 16 euro for what was supposed to be a Champagne cocktail - genuinely lacked bubbles and just had a hint of raspberry in it.

The wedding was grand - they were having fun - but I'm not sure the location is big enough to have it going on - when guest are paying top notch prices. Music went on late - but look - I'm no party pooper.

We got to use the small pool / plunge area - but again we have been to most top resorts in Ireland and the idea of paying to go to such a small facility and be in a very tight time allowance - is a tad ridiculous when you have paid big money to go - even the bikes were considered extra - all a bit penny pinching in what is supposed to be a top class experience.

Breakfast was lovely ingredients - but again, a bit cool for my liking.

Anyway - lovely staff trying to do great things - great views and nice size. But it is a bit behind the likes of Monart and a few other top resorts.

Date of stay: May 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wineport Lodge, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear S9824WFpatm,
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to read that we did not live up to your expectations in relation to certain aspects of your visit with us here at Wineport Lodge. We will certainly take your comments on board.
We do hope that we may have the chance of welcoming you back and restoring your faith in us.
Kind regards,
Norma Wilson
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 May 2024

My husband and I work in hospitality so its not often I can write a review like this. We booked this property after I saw unique stays in Ireland on Facebook. They mentioned the luxury cruiser was peaceful and romantic and it sounded like a great way to start our our Ireland vacation. We stayed for 3 nights and it was fabulous. Their manager Norma runs a tight ship (literally) and the staff is phenomenal. We have stayed in 4 other properties in Ireland since and by far, this one had the best hospitality. We are looking forward to returning next year. Athlone is a great midway place between Dublin and Galway so you might want to consider booking there. Its also home Sean's Bar which shouldn't be missed!

Date of stay: May 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Wineport Lodge, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear cantermanager,
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Wineport Lodge and we have shared your lovely comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards,
Norma Wilson
General Manager

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Reviewed 19 May 2024

From the moment we stepped inside the door of the Wineport lodge our every need was met. We were welcomed with a lovely glass of Prosecco , followed by lunch with spectacular views of the lake. Each and every staff member were so welcoming and continued to check in on us at regular intervals. We felt spoilt . There was a lovely vibe of pure and utter relaxation in the hotel. Attention to detail was exceptional, down to the personalised message and little hamper awaiting for us on arrival to our room. We were guided by the staff to our beautiful bedroom, which also boasted wonderful views of the lake. We ate all our meals in the hotel which were to an exceptional standard. The staff were all lovely and gave the impression that they really enjoyed their jobs and liked working in the hotel. All in all we had the most exceptional stay with the highest standards of hospitality I have ever experienced while staying in the Wineport lodge. Well done one and all.

Room tip: A place not to be missed
Date of stay: May 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank una o
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Wineport Lodge, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear unao499,
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit at Wineport Lodge and we have shared your lovely comments with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards,
Norma Wilson
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Reviewed 18 May 2024 via mobile

We stayed in a room 109 for 2 nights. It was our 1st trip away in a long time. The room was exceptionally small and pokey and we rearranged the furniture as best we could so as not to be constantly bumping into things. The room had a lot of midges in it from the lake & was very warm but we couldn’t open the door for fear of more midges. I couldn’t get an answer on the reception phone & eventually went downstairs to seek out a staff member. Got a senior looking man at the desk and I asked if he’d any citronella candles for the midges. He said he’d never heard of anyone complaining about midges in the rooms & wasn’t familiar with citronella or any solution to rid the midges?? Useless!
Food was good but not cheap. Nice decorative touches to the room and overall it’s a nice place but small in every way. Also there’s no walk around the lake possible.. you can only walk on a country road which is well trafficked & dangerous. Parking is tight. Would drop in for food if passing by but not for another stay. .

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank maggiemare
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Wineport Lodge, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago


Dear maggiemare,
Thank you for review in relation to your recent stay at Wineport Lodge. We are extremely sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay and your feedback has been passed on to our management team. Thank you for all the recommendations and we hope to see you again in the near future.
Kind regards,
Norma Wilson
General Manager

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