Just back for a night here. Had a lovely time. Checked in at 4pm. Hubbie went for two hours of treatments (part of his birthday pressie) Junior and I went to our room - the Rioja. It was lovely with two big beds - very firm, a small seating area looking out at the lake and a huge bathroom with free standing bath and large wet area. Junior and I went for afternoon tea - coffee and scones with jam and cream. Yum. We headed for the rooftop Hot Tub - very hot (even outside when it was close to -1) Headed to the bar for a pre-dinner glass of Chardonnay - again delicious and then onto dinner. We had starters - Corn on the Cob for junior which he devoured, Chilli Chicken for hubbie and beef croquet for me. We followed this by Chicken gougons for junior, Duck for me and Steak for dad. Both myself and hubbie thought the mains were too salty. For dessert we had crumble, choclate mouse for me and a fruit face for junior. We washed this down with a bottle of Main au Main (Chardonnay). Restaurant service is a little slow.
The staff were lovely - we borrowed a dvd from reception.
Had breakfast - nice selection of breads and cereal and a good traditional irish as well.
A nice treat but too expensive to be done more often.
- 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