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Hodson Bay Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hodson Bay, Athlone, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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laois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here as a family of 4 for 2 nights. on checking in and when we got to our room I was disappointed, the rooms are in my opinion not of a 4 star standard. They are tired and shabby looking. The single bed in the room was the noisiest most uncomfortable bed I think I have ever slept... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed 2 nights for a conference. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The conference faciliites were adequate. Plenty of car parking. Great leisure & spa centre. The meals and dinning facilities were very good. My only real criticism was the roo was too warm and was a smoking ing room.

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

Dear Photograber, Thank you very much for sharing you impressions of the Hodson Bay Hotel. I am glad to hear you liked both conference and leisure facilities, and that you also enjoyed your meals and friendliness of our staff. Since you have visited us for a conference, we look forward to welcoming you in the near future for a more... More

Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my friend shared a family room while attending a conference. Rooms were spacious and spotless but just one thing annoyed me - no mineral water was provided in the room On our return from dinner, I opened the fridge expecting bottled water but no. I rang down to reception and was told I had to pay for the... More

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

Dear DublinCb123, Thank you very much for sharing the experience of your stay in our Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you liked the rooms and had an excellent stay overall. On the other hand, I am sorry to hear about the annoyance caused by the lack of mineral water in the minibar. It was an obvious oversight and... More

Newry, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a fabulous weekend here. From the moment we arrived everything was good. Food in the restaurant was excellent on both nights. We stayed in the newer part of the hotel where the rooms were very spacious and clean. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our safe locked out on us and I phoned... More

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

Dear PaulineW209938 Many thanks for taking the time to share your impressions of the weekend you spent here in the Hodson Bay Hotel. I am pleased to hear you find that the food in the Restaurant is excellent, our staff members pleasant and helpful and that you liked your room. Since you enjoyed your stay and would like to come... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful views in Ireland, if not in the world, seen from our penthouse suite on the 5th floor; enhanced by unbroken sunshine during the day and a full moon shining across the bay by night. However, the penthouse, while spacious and panoramic, gets no better service or luxury treatment than basic rooms; mini bar with no... More

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

Dear Victor T, Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review and for choosing to stay in our Hotel. I enjoyed reading your description of the view from the Penthouse and I’m delighted to hear you really liked the food and L’Escale Restaurant experience. I will pass your compliments to Andrzej, our sommelier, who will be... More

Ballinasloe, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in this hotel for one night on 10th October to catch up with a friend of mine who had just spent a week touring Ireland with her local catholic church group from Germany. This was their last overnight stay in Ireland. I immediately felt well looked after when checking in at the reception desk as the staff were welcoming... More

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

Dear Clare O, Thank you kindly for taking the time to write this beautiful and detailed description of your experience during the stay in our Hotel. I am delighted to hear you were nicely welcomed by our efficient front desk staff, that you liked your room and breakfast, and finally that both you and your friend enjoyed your time spent... More

Dublin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a big, busy hotel overlooking Lough Ree. Our room was only adequate and we had a sideways view of the pool. The modern block containing leisure centre and spa faced us and looked more my style. We had a family room so little choice. The staff were lovely, all of them. The food in the restaurant is of... More

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

Dear SirRoy, Thank you genuinely for taking the time to write the review and to reflect on your stay here at the Hodson Bay Hotel. We are sincerely and continuously devoted to our guests and to their satisfaction with the hospitality and services we offer, so customer’s feedback is of a great value for us. As you noticed, we are... More

ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a friends wedding. We were greeted warmly at reception by a nice lady. The common areas of the hotel are very nice and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food and service at the wedding was top class. Breakfast the following morning was lovely. The downside of this hotel is the rooms, we were... More

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

Dear tipp21, Thank you very much for finding the time to post a review of our Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your friends wedding party. We are proud to say that Hodson Bay Hotel is one of the most renowned wedding venues in Ireland. Combination of gorgeous location on the Lough Ree shores, friendly and helpful... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hotel in a beautiful location over looking the loch and surrounded by a golf course, was only here for a business meeting but after the friendly staff made us feel so welcome and the wonderful lunch I will be booking here for my next visit to the Area. Very close to Athlone town centre, this hotel is a gem... More

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

Dear John D, Thank you for sharing your impressions of the Hodson Bay Hotel and writing such a wonderful review. We are indeed located in the magnificent natural surrounding, but near enough to Athlone town and its numerous amenities, from cultural and historical venues to restaurants and pubs. From the wider perspective, we are in the ‘heart of Ireland’ and... More

Kenmare, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have read about the Hodson Bay Hotel in the national press on many occasions in the last few years and always regretted not having any excuse to travel up to Athlone. Then, last week, I had to go there to see a man about a dog (literally) and when my friend said she'd come along, we decided to make... More

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

Dear Releagh, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive and precise review of our Hotel. I was delighted to read that you and your friend enjoyed your Package “2 nights Bed & Breakfast with One Evening Meal” in our award winning L’Escale Restaurant. One of Hodson Bay Hotel core values is Honesty and we... More

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Address: Hodson Bay, Athlone, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hodson Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 182
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