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Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Glasson, Athlone, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Athlone
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“Perfect wedding venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We were lucky enough to have picked Glasson House Hotel for our wedding on the 1st July last. It turned out to be a great decision and we had a brilliant day from start to finish.

The service and attention we received on the day was second to none. Food was absolutely amazing and the feedback from all our guests has been so positive . The service during the meal , at the bar and in the residents bar was excellent. Nothing seemed like too much trouble.
Thanks to Tom the owner for dropping up to see us during the meal...Nice touch and really ties in with the whole idea of being a family run hotel.

We were very lucky with the weather and Glasson looked amazing and it was brilliant to be able to have the arrivals reception outside on the lawns.

The bedrooms were fabulous and all were commenting on the great views and the general level of comfort .The morning after breakfast was excellent .

All and all we would recommend Glasson to anyone without hesitation. I expect that Glasson will get plenty of repeat business as a result of the show they put on. I hope they do as it is well deserved.

Also we would like to thank Cathriona/Marie and all the staff at reception for all the help prior to the wedding with room bookings and for being so friendly and attentive to all our guests over the couple of days.

Special thanks to Robin and Gareth for looking after us in the run up to the wedding and over the weekend - Much appreciated.

Looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: Would recommend the lake side rooms
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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GlassonGlasson, Manager at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, October 6, 2011
Dear Joe,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments that you posted on tripadvisor. We are delighted that we got the opportunity to make your wedding dreams a reality. The wedding day itself was glorious weather wise, however the friendliness of your guests and their willingness to have fun all added to the great atmosphere on the day of your wedding.
I have passed your comments to all the team here and they are thrilled that they made your day so special. Tom Reid takes great pleasure in meeting and greeting all wedding couples and is looking forward to welcoming you back for your first anniversary celebrations.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelma Reid
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Kilkenny
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

I stayed here for 2 nights during August. I work in hospitality and from the moment I arrived there was a caring, informal attention to detail that left me feeling very relaxed. There was massage chairs on the first floor with a gym overlooking the lake. Our room was amazing and very large with all the correct facitlities. Food was the nicest food I have experienced at a hotel wedding. I really cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. I look forward to returning, sincerely, H

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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GlassonGlasson, Manager at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, October 6, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you kindly for your lovely comments and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Glasson.

We are delighted that you think that the wedding dinner was the "nicest dinner you have experienced at a hotel wedding". I have passed your comments to our Culinary Department and they are thrilled with your comments.

Our massage chairs are a hidden gem on the penthouse floor of the hotel and we love to hear our guests relaxing on the chairs and admiring the Glasson views.

I have circulated your comments to all the team at Glasson and once again, I would like to thank you for your comments on all the teams behalf.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Glasson in the near future.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelma Reid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011 via mobile

This is an excellent destination for travelers within Ireland or from abroad. If you are cruising the Shannon River, it is a must stop between Lanesborough and Anthlone. The reception & restaurant staff couldn't have been more helpful!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlassonGlasson, Manager at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your lovely comments and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stop at Glasson Hotel. Our hotel is located right on the shores of Lough Ree, making it an ideal location for people to stop off on their travels along the Shannon.
I have passed you comments to all the team here at Glasson, and they are all delighted with the positive feedback.
Thank you again and we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around Ireland.
Kindest Regards,
Fidelma
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

This was a surprise birthday celebration which reunited my mother with her sister for her special day. We travelled from the UK and were looking forward to staying at the hotel, as we had checked out the hotel out on a previous visit to Ireland around five years ago and had been impressed. During our stay I found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful making sure our every need was met. Nothing was too much bother. I myself have travelled extensively, europe and the USA and can honestly say this hotel is of very high standard
and would exceed many. The rooms are extremely spacious and on a par with high quality hotels in the USA. The bathroom was more than adquate, exceptional facilities two washbasins, bath with shower over, additional shower cubicle which was walk in, excellent for
frail or disabled people. The most important luxury for me is a comfortable bed, these beds were of high qualtiy and gave me an excellent nights sleep. The hotel is located on a beautiful lake which was a lovely view from our bedroom window. The dance room, also conference rooms make this hotel an excellent place for celebrating Special Occasions. I would like to thank the owner and all staff for making this stay excellent. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for quality. Many thanks. Mrs M Howson.

Room Tip: All rooms are of high standard. But I would recommend a lakeside view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlassonGlasson, Manager at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed the 90th Birthday celebrations here at the hotel. It was a pleasure looking after you and all your guests. I have passed your comments on to the rest of the team here and they are delighted with the positive feedback too.
We try very hard here, not only to meet guests expectations, but to exceed them and we are delighted that you think our bedrooms are on par with high standard hotels in the USA. Our beds are of excellent quality and to hear that you enjoyed yor stay makes our job all the more worth it.
Thank once again for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to Glasson in the future.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelma
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

We've just returned from a wedding in this beautiful hotel. I can't rate it highly enough and highly recommend staying this hotel. We're already planning when to return.
The setting overlooking the lake is really perfect. The staff are unobtrusive but attentive and really friendly. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.
They were extremely relaxed about check out and never putting anyone under pressure to check out on time.
Highly recommend a trip to this hotel.
Ann in Howth

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlassonGlasson, Manager at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Dear Ann,

Thank you for your lovely comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed the wedding you were attending. Weddings are a huge part of what we do and we try very hard to ensure that all guests of the wedding party enjoy their stay with us.
I have passed your comments to all the team here and they are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Glasson in the near future.
Kindest Regards,
Fidelma
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

I stayed for 2 nights for a wedding on the 4th August 2011
I arrived on the 3rd and played golf with several other wedding guests
It is a beautiful scenic golf course.
We had diner in the bar the evening before the wedding...excellent food
and service in a very relaxed atmosphere...we had the choice of dining
in the formal dinning room if we wished.
The wedding was held in the upper function room with a beautifull view
of the lake...the food, wine, table decorations were fantastic.
The staff were very friendly and attentive
My room was fantastic...really comfortable beds and plenty of space.
I highly recommend it for golf and weddings

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlassonGlasson, Manager at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your lovely review. I have passed all your comments on to the team here at Glasson and they are delighted that you enjoyed both the golf and the wedding. We try to get the balance between the two and we have been recieving rave reviews about our food and service, as well as the golf.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Glasson in the near future.

Kindest Regards,
Fidelma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

We arrived at Glasson Hotel on Sunday 4th sep for a 2 night stay with dinner. We were given a warm welcome by Maria and Louise at reception. We had the pleasure of staying on the top floor in a room overlooking the lake, the view was outstanding. The comfort and facilites in the bedroom could not have being better, the bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in. We had dinner in the restraunt on the sunday night. The food was first class and the waiter was very attentive and catered for our every need. The facilites around the hotel are excellent, the sauna and steem room are very relaxing & a few minutes on the massage chair before bed is a real treat. The scent of fresh flowers throughout the hotel is delightfull. Breakfast each morning was very tasty, and on top of the full Irish, there was also a lovely buffet with fresh scones, Salmon, a variety of cheeses ect ect.. Again the waiter at breakfast was helpfull and very professional. The golf course looked stunning, We plan to learn how to play so we can try it out the next time. The night porter (Anthony) was also very professional, helpfull and very friendly, He informed us of the hotels history and recommended local attractions that may be of interest to us durning our stay.
We also enquired about holding a civil partnership/reception at the hotel next year, Gareth showed us around and the function room is lovely. The view over the lake is one of the best we have ever had the pleasure of laying our eyes on. Glasson is top of the list for our future partnership, and the price quoted to us was quite affordable too. For any smokers there is plenty of balconies and patio areas to nip out for a cigeratte. Thank you so much to everyone at Glasson for a truely special, Memorable and fantastic time. We will surely be back and would recommend this hotel to any tyoe of guest, the facilites cater for all. Thanks again. Damien and Tim

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the lake
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlassonGlasson, Manager at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a real treat reading through your comments. I have passed all your comments on to the rest of the team here at Glasson, and they are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Gareth, Louise, Anthony and Marie are all delighted that they helped make your stay an enjoyable one.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
Kindest Regards,
Fidelma
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Address: Glasson, Athlone, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
#2 Business Hotel in Athlone
#2 Family Hotel in Athlone
#2 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glasson Country House Hotel and Golf Club is a 4 star lakeside golf hotel located close to Athlone in County Westmeath. All of our guests experience the warmth of the Glasson welcome, super spacious Bedrooms & public areas to relax and unwind in, superb food in our New Killinure Restaurant and Lakeside Bar with panoramic Lakeside Views. For our Guests it is the perfect hotel for business, leisure or your big wedding day. With the addition of a spectacular New Bar, Restaurant & Banqueting suite in May 2010 taking full advantage of the amazing Lake Views you can relax and unwind in comfort. Our Four Star Hotel & Championship Golf Course have been designed with the discerning hotel guest in mind. Situated just outside the quaint village of Glasson (Goldsmiths 'village of the roses') in Midlands Ireland and nestled on the tranquil shores of Lough Ree, this family-run Country House Hotel is the ideal get-away for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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