My husband and I stayed one night recently following a wedding and I have to say we were both disappointed in this hotel. Hotel grounds are lovely ,beautiful view out on to the water but unfortunately that's the only nice view we had.Our room was a double room on the first floor of the main and I presume older part of the hotel.The room was a real let down,very tired looking ,dirty marks on walls,very cramped and almost unbearably too warm,even with the window open.
The room had a double and single bed but this meant there was very little space even between beds to walk around the room(we had not requested two beds) it would have been better to have just one larger double bed and forget about the single.The room was simply too small for both.
Bathroom was again very cramped.It was an adjoining room,the door was locked obviously between our room and the people next door but it was most unsettling to have our neighbours try to open this door in the small hours of the night!
We ordered breakfast to our room the following morning,which was nice but with only a tiny table in the room,was a balancing act to eat same to say the least.
I had checked in earlier in the day but didn't actually see the room until after 11 pm that night as we were at a wedding,otherwise I would have requested a change.I also found on both occasions at the front desk,both checking in & out,there seemed to be no particular order,people were skipping the queue at the front desk which is one of my pet peeves.
I see from this site people seem to have mostly good things to say about this hotel& pictures of their rooms are completely at odds to the room we were given,perhaps we were unlucky?I don't know but I do know I will not stay in this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Heart of Irish midlands on the shores of the picturesque Lough Ree, guests at the 4 * Hodson Bay Hotel can relax to the gentle sound of water lapping on the shoreline, while enjoying the panoramic backdrop of the Irish Countryside. Our location is simply unbeatable and the hotel commands breath-taking views of the Lake and its numerous islands. Guests can unwind and rejuvenate in the The Spa at Hodson Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hodson Bay Athlone
- Hotel Hodson Bay