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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is a great spot for kids, a fun kids club, lovely pool and the Bay Sports on the doorstep, along with cruises into Athlone and further afield on the Shannon. The rooms are fine, the food very good, the service is friendly, if a little disorganised. All in all I would return if entertaining active children who loved their... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Extremely disappointed when we arrived at this hotel. We thought we'd be staying in a luxurious hotel...instead we got a dirty, overpriced hotel. Management take note; #overpriced basic rooms #dirty/ sticky tables smelling of vinegar in bar. #trays of food lining corridors during the day. #bathroom filthy( housekeeping need to do a thorough deep clean) #cheap furniture in bedrooms (... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful weekend 2adulrs 2teenage children .. The hotel is a lovely setting but it is the staff that win us over every time we visit .. It is a pleasure to see young enthusiastic staff all so pleasant and chatty .. The hotel was super busy because of community games and on our arrival gave us maps to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just back from a fantastic 2 nights in Athlone. The hotel was great staff very helpful and friendly. The wedding went off with out any problems went nice and smooth. We stayed in a double room which was spotless clean bed very comfortable. Food at the bar was well good. Looking forward to going back

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very disappointing experience on what should have been a special weekend stay. Where to start ... there were no bath towels or toilet rolls when we arrived. We then had two calls to the door from the room service team (we did not order anything). Finally our towels arrived. We had the family from hell next door and while... More 

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Timothy_Hayes, Managing Director at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DubEdelstein Thank you for your recent post on Trip Advisor. I was extremely disappointed to read of the shortcomings you received during your recent stay at The Hodson. I would like to apologise profusely for any anxiety caused and I can assure you that this is not a true reflection of the high standards we achieve here on a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent 5 days at the hotel. The staff was very hard at work, although there was very little coordination between them. The rooms were nice, clean and the facility was top notch. The front desk was somewhat overwhelmed by guest bookings and again, little coordination between staff members causing exessive wait times for me and a few others in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have stayed here in several occasion & has been ok so we gave it another chance for a local family Christening. The hotel looks lovely but the service is poor, one of the parties room was still not ready at check in time, the 2 parties were given the same room. There was always a long queue for breakfast each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended for a family wedding and stayed 3 nights .... It's a very busy place with the emphasis on family breaks and wedding .... Good rooms and lovely staff .... It's all a bit frenetic but good Irish humour and smiles go a long way. Situated a few miles outside Athlone on the edge of a lake flowing into the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Check in time of 16.30 is extremely late considering the cost charged to stay in the hotel. The hotel was extremely busy and seems to cater mainly towards families with children. This should be highlighted on the website as it doesnt make a very relaxing atmosphere for a couples break. The bar was over run with groups, families and wedding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I arrived for a 3 night stay with our 2 children (4 years old and 8weeks old ) our room wasn't ready so reception offered us tea and coffee but we just headed to the play room as our 4 yr old was getting restless, this is a nice room for a little play but has no... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the gorgeous shores of Lough Ree and with 176 bedrooms, the 4-Star Hodson Bay Hotel is the premier choice for a divine relaxation getaway. With scenic lakeshore walks, championship golf courses and lake cruises on our doorstep, you’ll have a rich choice of enjoyable activities. For families, we have our fully supervised Penguin Kids Camp with fun and games to keep all our little VIPs entertained. Why not avail of our babysitting service and relax in our onsite spa? Or enjoy quality family time in our leisure centre complete with kiddies pool. 'Retreat at Hodson Bay’ is an area of the hotel which is exclusively for adults to ensure your stay is restful and that you are guaranteed peace and quiet to unwind in the beautifully-designed rooms. To revive and rejuvenate yourself, take advantage of our award-winning 'Spa at Hodson Bay'. Both of our restaurants offer mouth-watering local produce; and to end the day take a seat along our lakeview conservatory or enjoy our nightly in-house complimentary activities. The heart of the Midlands is a magical place, so treat yourself to a break in this picturesque setting and let our dedicated staff make your stay one to remember ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hodson Bay Hotel

Address: | Hodson Bay, Athlone N37 XR82, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Price Range: $105 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hodson Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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Also Known As:
Hodson Bay Athlone
Hotel Hodson Bay
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Athlone
#3 Business Hotel in Athlone
#4 Family Hotel in Athlone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#5 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
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