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Wineport Lodge
Lakeshore Road | Glasson, Athlone, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Athlone
Waterford, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Stayed here recently. Superb location - right on the lake. Rooms are superb. Welcome was top notch and service was great throughout. Dinner was average and not up to expectations. Everything was a little too well done and first bottle of wine was well off. However it was replaced without question. Breakfast on the other hand was fresh and piping hot. Would recommend for couples or small groups.

Stayed November 2013
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Dear Palmyra14,

Thank you for taking the time to write this nice review,

All of the Team at Wineport Lodge are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the rooms and the location superb.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm Regards,
Norma Wilson
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This location is full of character. I attended as a groomsman for a wedding. I could go on forever about this hotel but I'll simply say this - a stunning location, with fabulous views, friendly staff, beautiful bedrooms and excellent staff. Everything was made so simple and the food was delicious. I get excited even thinking about going back. A great setting for any event from a business meeting in the bar, a weekend away to a wedding.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dear Dave3in5,

Thank you taking the time to post a review.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

Best Regards, Norma
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We recently stayed at Wineport Lodge and immediately regretted having to leave. The warm welcome, the atmosphere, the 180 degree view over Lough Ree, the food, service etc etc are all you could wish for. We dined in the restaurant the first night 10/10. The second night we went for a bar snack which was also served in a beautiful section of the restaurant.
Homely, real fires were in abundance but if there was one tiny downside, we found it odd having to take luggage through the bar/lounge area. The receptionist immediately gave us an informal alternative route.
We will be back.

Room Tip: All rooms face the Lough so have a great view. If you can stretch to a junior suite do so. The setti...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Gary D,

Many thanks for taking the time to post your lovely review on trip adviser. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay & found that Wineport Lodge was probably all you could wish for. I have passed all of your comments on to the rest of the team & hope to welcome you back to Wineport in the not too distant future.

Best regards,
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Had a lovely stay in the Wineport lodge - the staff could not do enough for you. The room I was in was lovely with a fabulous view across the lake. Dinner in the Restaurant was delicious and great value. Spa treatments were great value and very relaxing. I especially liked that breakfast in your room was included. I'm already looking into my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear MaryOR9,

Many thanks for your lovely review on trip adviser. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the accommodation, staff, food, treatments & service were to your satisfaction during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Wineport in the future.

Best regards,
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Kilkenny
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We popped in here for some lunch in the bollinger bar in september. Service was very slow and, it felt like the place was deserted. Disappointing as I was really looking forward to being blown away after having heard all good things. Average seafood chowder. The cheeseplate was nice, as are the views onto the lake.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear kilkennykitten,

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review on trip adviser. I am very sorry to hear you found the service slow in our bar on the day you joined us for lunch. We genuinely try to provide excellent standards of service at all times but obviously failed you on this occasion. Should you wish to return please do not hesitate to contact me directly & I will endeavour to make you experience memorable for all of the right reasons.

Best regards,
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Carlow, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

What struck me the most was your warm friendly staff, very rarely will you find such a genuinely friendly team. The view was enchanting. It was such a calming feeling having a beautifully cooked lingering breakfast as the rain and wind battered the building and the lake became turbulent, simply stunning.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear nicholadelaney,

Many thanks for your lovely review on trip adviser. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the different aspects of your stay & that you felt the team here were warm friendly & genuine. I have passed along all of your lovely comments.

We hope to welcome you back to Wineport in the future.

Best Regards,
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Kinlough, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

had a great time at wineport room was 5star,staff were 5star,food was 5star,and service was 5star.we hope to be back before christmas.5star star 5s 5s 5s 5s 5s 5s 5s 5 s 5 5s 5s 5s 5s 5s 5s 55s 5s 5s 5s 5s 5s 5 sd5 st rt yt yf sg gf fhd sjs aja aj bxnx ch jaj ahaj za shx \bhz \jaa ahahsh aj aJA NAJ\N ZNZJZ JAN AJJA \J AJHA AA AA AHA \AH AHQA HQ AJA jbzn h ah hHj ahab H hhha h AHHA HH aaa h ha AHA AHA aa a q q

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear michael f,

Many thanks for your lovely review on trip adviser. I am delighted to hear you felt your time in Wineport Lodge was of 5 star standard, something we aspire to achieve daily.

We hope to welcome you back to Wineport Lodge in the future.

Best regards,
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Additional Information about Wineport Lodge

Address: Lakeshore Road | Glasson, Athlone, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#1 Spa Hotel in Athlone
#5 Family Hotel in Athlone
#6 Business Hotel in Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hidden in the idyllic shores of Lough Ree and blissfully located in the beautiful countryside of Athlone, Wineport Lodge enjoys an incomparable setting on the edge of Ireland's peaceful inland waterways. Its cedar clad, log-cabin-style exterior is matched with a tasteful, modern interior that reflects the warm and relaxed atmosphere across the lodge and its lakeside grounds. Famously delicious food is matched by genuinely friendly and expert service. An always interesting Menu changes seasonally with the most flavoursome local produce regularly appearing as a daily special. Each menu is accompanied by an electric, carefully selected wine list Glasson Golf Club is just a short boat trip away, and a stroll around the lake begins outside our front door. Soak in the Canadian Hot Tub on the Roof Terrace and allow our resident masseuse soothe your stresses away. Wineport Lodge - Voted Best Boutique Hotel in Ireland 2013 by The National Hospitality Awards ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wineport Hotel Athlone
Wineport Athlone
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