We spent two nights in the Wineport Lodge recently to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was simply gorgeous. The location of the hotel on the shores of Lough Ree is beautiful and we got a lovely welcome from the Staff at Reception. We were also surprised and delighted to hear that we got an upgrade in our room to a deluxe lakeshore suite with a walk-in wardrobe and a fantastic view of the lake. The bed was the most comfortable I ever slept in and the peace and tranquility of the location meant that we started to relax straight away. The bathroom was large, had a separate bath and shower, and underfloor heating - real luxury!
We ate in the bar the first night. The menu is limited but good - try the excellent chips! On our second night we ate in the restaurant as part of our package. I can't find any fault with the food at all, and making a fuss of my husband on his birthday with a candle in his dessert was a lovely touch!
Breakfast is served in the dining room, but if you want to treat yourself, you can have it delivered to your room at no extra cost. Highly recommended!
The Staff really go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. If you're feeling energetic you can go on one of the walks that they recommend, but really for us the highlight was just sitting on our balcony or in our room enjoying the view and the peacefulness.
Congratulations to Norma, the manager, and to all her staff who made our stay such an enjoyable one. If you're looking to wind down on a getaway break, this really is the place to come to! While it is expensive, it's worth every cent.
- 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