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Hodson Bay Hotel

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Hodson Bay, Athlone, Ireland
Hodson Bay Hotel
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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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... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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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... More 

Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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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... More 

St. Catharines, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

Kildare, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited last weekend as a family with small children. Other family members were meeting us there too. Very efficient staff overall though I must commend the younger staff for general politeness and helpfulness from the dining room to the pool. A lot on in the hotel in terms of weddings, sponsored runs, golf outings, hen parties, football teams and throw... More 

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

Dear Ruth T, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read that my team were kind and helpful. I believe politeness and helpfulness are two very important elements of customer service, and this is something we instil into our staff from the very beginning. Here at the hotel we are blessed to experience high levels of activity throughout... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have always enjoyed our stays in the Hodson bay.Rachael on reception really made us feel welcome.,and Aine in reservations went above and beyond what we expected.We had a great room in the retreat part of the hotel,very clean and the housekeeping staff were very good.The food in the restaurant was excellent.But we felt the breakfast was a small let... More 

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

Dear pat t, I am delighted to read that you have had many enjoyable stays at Hodson Bay Hotel. Customer service is something we pride ourselves on, and your journey to Hodson Bay Hotel begins with our reservations team. Their professionalism and friendliness knows no bounds, and they are the reason so many people decide to stay with us. This... More 

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