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Hodson Bay Hotel

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Hodson Bay, Athlone, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cork
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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County Donegal, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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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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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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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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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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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72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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