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Hodson Bay Hotel

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Room & Suite (143)
Dining (62)
Certificate of Excellence

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#5 of 9 hotels in Athlone
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Located on the gorgeous shores of Lough Ree and with 176 bedrooms, the 4-Star Hodson Bay Hotel is the premier choice for a relaxing 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 Kids Camp with fun and games to keep all our little VIPs entertained. Enjoy quality family time in our leisure centre complete with kiddies pool. Discover 'The Retreat at Hodson Bay’ an area of the hotel which is exclusively for adults ensuring a restful stay and 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'. Our restaurants offer mouth-watering meals made from local produce. The centre of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Parking
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Hot tub
Sauna
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Salon
Solarium
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Marina View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Croatian and 1 more
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We stayed in the hotel last week the hotel itself is kept to a high standard but I feel staff training is a must... nobody seemed to be able to answer any of my questions we stayed in a room with a newborn baby we asked for a crib twice never got it the newborn baby had to sleep in a bed I asked the receptionist what time the swimming pool was closed she told me 10 it was closed at 9 !!!I was told baby's could go until 8 was incorrect it's actually 7 I was told there was a band playing in the corner of the bar we got changed came downstairs I met the same bar staff who told me the band was on I asked her excuse me what time is the band playing tonight she said sorry there is no band today or we were looking for where's a weekend to de-stress and I felt the lack of knowledge in this hotel was very disappointing
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Just finished the most beautiful dinner in the L'escale restaurant the service as outstanding and the food was mouthwatering it really is a hidden gem within the hotel special thanks to Martin and the team for there outstanding professionaim and making our stay that wee bit more special
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I stayed here for 2 nights on the weekend for a wedding I was at in athlone , the hotel is nice and lovely views , my room number was 259 which had no view out back of hotel , the wedding itself was great staff were nice unfortunately the meal at the wedding was poor sea bass not great and fillet of beef undercooked , I returned to my room and was warm so opened The window for some fresh air , woke the next morning with room infested by flies ,When I checked out and showed a video of this to the receptionist (Alex) he said I will have it looked at have a good day !!!! Terrible customer relations if u ask me no excuse no apology basically couldn’t have cared very bad , video supplied
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This hotel is in dire need of modernization, I think they should consider closing down for a period and renovating it. It’s all a bit 90s looking and we’re nearly into 2020. We stayed as part of a wedding crew and I was glad we only needed the room for the sake of somewhere to just lay our heads as if I was here for a romantic couples weekend away I would be very disappointed with the room standard. No character whatsoever in the bar area, hallways and rooms. Even the facade and front lawn could be so much more impressive given the location. I think the owners should pay heed to the number of reviews complaining about the datedness of the hotel, as TripAdvisor reviews speak volumes. Other than this, I must say staff were pleasant, service was good, breakfast was very tasty and parking was not a problem.
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The whole place needs cleaned from top to bottom. Outside needs a good power wash and then someone to brush up the fag ends lying everywhere. All the carpet needs redone. The bar area is dirty. The glass in reception area of the pool area is black with dirt. I’m not a clean freak by any stretch of the imagination but it really stands out. The rooms are very very dated. It’s all a bit 90s. Shower curtain for example. Food was grand in the restaurant. Anyway was a one night only and we wouldn’t go back unless it had undergone a serious redevelopment and investment.
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PRICE RANGE
$99 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hodson bay athlone, hodson bay hotel, hotel hodson bay
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterAthlone
NUMBER OF ROOMS
176
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