If you want good food, friendly efficient service, and you are in the vicinity of Athlone look no further than the Carvery at the Hodson Bay. Myself and my wife occasionally call in when passing on the main Roscommon/Athlone road and we have never been disappointed. We were there today and even though it was raining the view out over Lough Ree and the Shannon was super. The Hodson Bay Hotel in general is an excellent hotel in a great location, we have always found the staff to be very friendly and helpful having attended wedding receptions, and meals in the restaurant. One issue I would have and it has nothing to do with the Hotel - that is the state of the road leading to the Hotel. C.I.E or Iarnrod Eireann need to do something about the decrepit railway crossing and either Roscommon or Westmeath County Councils (whichever is responsible) have to do something about the terrible road surface and unkempt grass verges and footpaths. The Hotel staff who keep the grounds of the Hotel so well, deserve a comparable approach road to this fine Hotel.
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Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor. It was great to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to The Hodson Bay Hotel and may I also take this opportunity to thank you for your repeat and valued custom.
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It was lovely to read that you appreciated the views and scenery around the hotel. We feel very privileged to have this natural waterside location just outside our door and the area itself is a wonderful nature reserve.
I was extremely happy to read that you found our staff so friendly and helpful. We feel very privileged to have such diligent and hardworking staff as part of the team. I will most definitely pass on your kind words as its comments such as yours that motivates and encourages team performance and enthusiasm, especially in these tough, economic and testing times. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.
We would love to see you both return to the hotel in the near future. Please feel free to contact me as I would love the opportunity to meet you both in person and thank you sincerely for your custom.
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