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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

We are just home from a two night stay in the Hodson Bay. Our room was very clean and spacious, however we requested a cot for our baby., It was made up WITHOUT a mattress. It seems the housekeeping staff expected my baby to sleep on the board which comes in a travel cot to keep it flat. Literally a...

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2Thank Shaunagh H
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shaunagh H, Thank you for choosing to stay at the hotel recently, although I’m disappointed that you didn’t experience the hotel in a more favourable light. Our attention to detail on this occasion was not up to scratch and for this, I sincerely apologise. Regarding wi-fi, there was an issue locally with our service provider which was only resolved...

Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

we stayed just one night but raging it wasn't more. took a boat to athlone town.... freezing but fab... blankets and coffee supplied hotel pool was great. busy that evening and felt lifeguard could be a bit more attentive seeing as there were lots of small kids in the pool. dinner was nice... I ordered curry. presented 5* with rice...

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16Thank Aoifeglancy
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aoifeglancy, Thank you for visiting us recently… I hope on the next occasion you will be able to stay a little longer! We’re extremely lucky to have Lough Ree on our doorstep and what better way to tour around than by boat. I’m glad you enjoyed your time in the leisure centre and will pass your feedback onto the...

Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the hotel for a wedding, lovely food, great service n breakfast. Rooms very perfect nice temperature. Check out was easy n fast lots of staff to assist. Would highly recommend it. Water sports near by looked good for kids.

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18Thank Aidan B
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aidan B, Many thanks for this lovely review, I’m delighted to see you enjoyed the special occasion here. Thankfully over the years we have built up a reputation for good food and fantastic service which is why brides and grooms continue to choose us. We are always looking to improve our guest experience and our check out format is...

Reviewed 31 July 2015

Great staff! Justyna in the bar is an assest to the hotel. Kids club is really well organised with a great team of staff. The main restaurant had a lovely atmosphere, children were welcome and kids menu was available which was really reasonably priced.

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20Thank Kirsten M
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kirsten M, Great review! It’s fantastic to read such lovely comments about the team here- they will be delighted to read that their hard work has not gone unnoticed- Justyna in particular is a long standing member of staff and is indeed a great asset to the hotel. Our kids camp is a very important offering at the hotel...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Stayed in a family room. The room was unclean. The toilet had visible black dirt (mould?) under the rim. The bath had hair in it (not head hair either). There was dirt/mould around the curtains/window area. The tap in the bath was badly discouloured by limescale. The bed was small with one pillow per occupant. The bed was comfortable and...

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

Dear Guy I, Many thanks for choosing to stay at the hotel but I’m extremely disappointed to read that your room fell below our usual standard. The issues that you have raised are completely unacceptable and I would sincerely hope that you would not judge us solely on this visit. Obviously this experience has given a poor reflection on the...

Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights we had a great time. Food is great service is great staff are very friendly cant do enough for you.One of the best hotels we stayed at so far. Cant wait to stay at this hotel in the near future!

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

Dear Denise B, What a fantastic review to read! I am thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found that many of our facilities exceeded your expectations. Our team of chefs work hard in providing exceptional quality food on a continuous basis. They will be glad to read your kind words. I am very proud to lead a...

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We stayed here overnight and attended a wedding reception. The happy couple could not have picked a better venue to celebrate their marriage. Excellent views of Lough Ree. Comfortable accommodation. Excellent food and plenty of it! Friendly and efficient staff. We could not have asked for more!! We will certainly come back again for a holiday break!

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18Thank Maryrus
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine W, I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I agree the retreat wing of the hotel boasts some fantastic views of the lake and golf course. Retreat at Hodson Bay Hotel was built with adults in mind to offer the perfect relaxing getaway. Your comments regarding our restaurant menu are appreciated. We strive to improve...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Stayed at the Hodson Bay Hotel recently with my husband and 8 year old daughter. Its a nice hotel very standard in my opinion. I do work in the Hotel Industry to I am always going to be critical. Hotel bedrooms are very standard do ask for a room over the front of the hotel as the view of the...

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

Dear Suzanne26_13, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. As you will know from working in the hotel industry, feedback from all guests is very important in continuously improving our service and offering. We will take all of your comments on board and address the various issues that you have outlined. I am delighted that you enjoyed...

Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 29 July 2015

great hotel Stayed in the retreat wing excellent room view. Very comfortable bed. Very The quite. Restaurant excellent service and food. Staff very friendly. Great location. The restaurant should change their menu every day. If you are staying a few nights it becomes boring.

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16Thank Catherine W
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Catherine W, I am delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us. I agree the retreat wing of the hotel boasts some fantastic views of the lake and golf course. Retreat at Hodson Bay Hotel was built with adults in mind to offer the perfect relaxing getaway. Your comments regarding our restaurant menu are appreciated. We strive to improve...

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Just want to say that we visited this hotel in July for a 50th birthday celebration. We had a party of 12 and they went above and beyond to make our celebration one we wouldn't forget. We didn't stay at this hotel just used their dining room facilities which were great, the staff were very helpful.

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

Dear TMJKS_2013, We love to celebrate here at Hodson Bay Hotel! We are lucky to be a part of many important celebrations in peoples’ lives, and are honoured to meet so many wonderful groups and families. Thank you for the lovely comments about our dining facilities and helpful staff. Hopefully you will get to return to the heart of Ireland...

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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
  • 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: RM347 - RM1,051 (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 Spa Hotel in Athlone
#3 Business Hotel in Athlone
#4 Family Hotel in Athlone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#5 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
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