I stayed in the Wineport Lodge for a wedding in October 2011. It is a true gem, which is hidden away in a quiet rural area not far from Athlone and very near Glassan. It was such a pleasure to stay in a hotel where ALL of the hotel staff were extremely polite and helpful. Nothing was a problem and staff in the residents bar remained cheerful and pleasant, even when we were up until the early hours of the morning. Sometimes food at weddings can be a disappointment, even in the best of venues, but in the Wineport...well, the food was absolutely fabulous. Breakfast was another delicious experience!
All of those at the wedding spoke so highly of their experience, so suffice to say that there will be a number of us planning a return break. I'm not sure if it's a place that you would bring small children too as it is right beside the lake, plus there aren't really any facilities for kids. if you want a break that doesn't involve a long trek from Dublin, where you can relax and unwind with that book that you have been meaning to read, whilst you look out over the lake directly in front of the lounge - then this is the place for you. It's also convenient if you would like to pop into Athlone for a spot of shopping. The nearest village is Glassan - this is a great spot with a fantastic gastro pub called The Fatted Calf...so if you want to venture outside the doors of the Wineport, this is the place to go.
As far as I can remember, you have to book for two nights if you fancy visiting at the weekend. One thing is for sure, you will come back feeling relaxed and fresh after a trip to the Wineport. You will also be most impressed by the very friendly staff. The only suggestion that I could make regarding an area which could be improved on is the bedrooms - they could be spruced up a little bit more. The rooms are very comfortable, but not plush, as I had expected.The bathroom was lovely, with heated floors and modern furnishings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You'll feel the difference the moment you arrive. More than a hotel, this is a luxury lodge with a unique sense of warmth and comfort at every turn. Nestled on the banks of Lough Ree, in an idyllic setting surrounded by native woodland, Wineport Lodge is exceptional in both style and service. With hosts who instinctively ensure your every need is met, here luxury and comfort comes wrapped in easy humour and effortless hospitality. 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. Rustic in style, unpretentious and always generous on the plate... At Wineport Lodge you're in for a dining treat. 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. Wineport Lodge was designed to be in tune with our stunning natural surroundings. It's all about having the maximum comfort with the minimum environmental impact. That's why you won't find a sprawling spa with pool here. What you will find though is nothing short of perfect. Two intimate treatment suites are just waiting for you with a range of VOYA treatments and therapies guaranteed to help you relax, rejuvenate and renew. 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
- Wineport Lodge Athlone