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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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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12 Thank Andy P
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

This hotel is an absolute gem! I've been coming here now once or twice a year this last number of years with my wife, children and immediate family and has never let's us down. Facilities brilliant, staff excellent, food great. The only criticism is with the bar and the price of the drink. When there is a wedding on they... More 

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

Dear micealbreen, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review. I’m delighted that you enjoy the hotel and facilities, so much so that you return on a regular basis! The compliments you extended will be warmly received by the team; they are the heart of the hotel and always ensure that guests feel at home here.... More 

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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

We stayed here for 1 night in the summer holidays. The hotel is on a lovely setting on Lough Ree. The hotel is good for families as it has a swimming pool, gym, spa & a kids club! The food is the main restaurant was excellent. The only downside was that the room was very warm & there is no... More 

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

Dear Kevthecab, Many thanks for your lovely review. As you mentioned, the hotel is located on a beautiful site overlooking Lough Ree and adjoining Athlone Golf Club. There is plenty to do for both adults and children with the amenities you listed in your review and also our complimentary in-house activities for adults. Our Penguin Kids Camp has become increasingly... More 

CARRIGALINE
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164 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

stayed for 4 nights in Hodson. As golden oldies our bedroom was in the retreat area(adults only) We had a large bedrooom overlooking the lake with floor to ceiling windows. The hotel was full as it was the last week before school reopened. However the only time we saw and heard children was at breakfast time as hotel facilities occupied... More 

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

Dear williamCarrigaline, Many thanks for your kind comments. As you mentioned, ‘retreat at Hodson Bay’ is extremely luxurious with many rooms offering views overlooking Lough Ree or Athlone Golf Club. We have an abundance of activities for both adults and children meaning everyone is guaranteed an enjoyable stay- our complimentary in-house activities are extremely popular especially wine tasting. As part... More 

Dundalk, Ireland
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89 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We stayed at the Hudson Bay hotel on a Sunday night of a bank holiday weekend. After circling the car park a couple of times we found a car park. We went to reception to see if our room was ready it was 1.30 and were told the room wasn’t but we could leave our bags. We decided to go... More 

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

Dear rokococo, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with this review. I’m delighted to read that your room was made available ahead of time as ordinarily check in is 4.30pm- as check out is 12pm, the accommodation team work extremely hard to ensure that rooms are ready as soon as possible for guests. Thank you... More 

dublin
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Beautiful location lots to do at this hotel - you can go for a cruse on the river some nice walks and cycle areas and if u enjoy a round of golf it's all here. Food here was really delicious and wasn't over priced.

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

Dear Liz B, Many thanks for your lovely review. As you mentioned we are blessed with our location, the view over Lough Ree is simply spectacular and even after many years in the hotel I never tire of it! The locality is jam packed with activities including boat cruises, the inflatable waterpark and Athlone Golf Club. The chefs will be... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

A nice break with my wife and son (8) on the21-23 August. Firstly a lovely location, although the weather was dull we enjoyed the lake activities which is separate from the hotel. we had a great bit of crack on the inflatable climbing frames and slides for an hour which was enough as water wasn't exactly warm and my son... More 

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

Dear DerekM226, Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay with us last weekend. We certainly are blessed with our location, and are lucky to have some super amenities on our doorstep. I do agree the inflatable waterpark is great fun and I am glad you all enjoyed it. Your feedback on... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We are just back form a two night stay and I have to say we were amazed by the standard of customer service. Also, the rooms, food were impeccable. The leisure centre was a delight and a great way to relax when the weather turns foul. A special thanks to the sommelier, we thoroughly enjoyed his wine tasting evening and... More 

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

Dear Murrough K, Thank you for this wonderful review. Reviews such as this speak volumes for any guests looking to stay with us and I appreciate you taking the time to compile this. Customer service is something we take immense pride in, the team are renowned for ensuring that guests receive a warm welcome and top quality service during their... More 

Ireland
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46 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We stayed in a family room in the Hodson Bay Hotel with our children aged 15 and 12 last week. The room was fine if a little dated. it was big enough with proper beds and a window that opened (all be it overlooking the breakfast kitchen with associated fans..). The hotel is big and was very busy with families... More 

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

Dear Mayonews, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review. The hotel over the years has become increasingly popular with families and our wonderful team are well equipped to offer good service during busy periods. They will be delighted to hear that their efforts enhanced your stay and I will certainly bring your kind words to... More 

dublin
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

After many years I finally made it to the Hodson Bay for a long weekend with my kids. From the get go I was super-impressed by the service - nothing was too much trouble and everyone had a smile or greeting for you, from the bar staff to the chambermaids, The swimming pool is fantastic - the best I've been... More 

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

Dear Robtor1, I’m delighted you chose to spend time at the Hodson Bay Hotel. As you mentioned we have plenty in store for families with our kids camp and leisure centre- the pool is the perfect area for dads looking to relax! Thank you for your feedback in relation to your room, we do appreciate all reviews as it helps... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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: $112 - $339 (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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