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Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed in Glasson Country House Hotel for a friends wedding at the end of last year and I was very happy with the standard of this hotel.

Staff were excellent, food was lovely and the view from the hotel was beautiful.

This hotel is a must for any golfer.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2014

Dear Spudigy,
It is great to hear that we are the Idyllic Setting for any occasion, and I am delighted to that you enjoyed your Glasson Experience. We try very hard to ensure everyone has a great time during their stay with us and our amazing staff are a huge asset to us.
Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Glasson again in the near future and thank you again for sharing your experience.
Kind Regards
Fidelma

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Reviewed May 10, 2014

Neil and Mairead – Wedding held at Glasson 12th April 2014

We cannot praise this hotel or the staff highly enough. From our initial meetings with Gareth through to the delivery of our ‘wedding weekend’ the entire process was flawless.
Whilst planning our wedding we fell for the venue due to the beautiful setting and the first impression our guest’s would receive driving down to the hotel with the stunning loch view. We met with Gareth, who is pleasure to deal with, and he took on board all our ideas and want for this to be a weekend celebration as we had guests travelling from across the UK and Canada whilst also meeting the expectations of the large Irish contingent. Nothing was a hassle to Gareth or the other staff on the run up to the biggest day of our lives. We had numerous quirks that we added to our wedding and the hotel accommodated these at will.
The food on the wedding day was fantastic. Robin had told us during the preparation stages that The Glasson prides themselves on their food, presentation and customer service but we were still really surprised at the quality. Our guests were full of compliments and the food was a highlight. At the reception we had free Guiness for our guests and a Guiness and Oysters table. The Oysters were great and went down very well with the guests. We are expecting a subsequent baby boom !
We wanted out celebration to last the weekend and the hotel suggested a gourmet BBQ on the Sunday. This was a huge hit with the guests and it really got the party going again. On both Friday and Sunday night the hotel organized a local coach/taxi firm to take out guests to the nearby Glasson village (we wanted a slice of the local music/pub scene) which complimented the weekend really well.
We were blessed with great weather and our wedding photographs are stunning. The loch, jetty and swans provided a wonderful back drop. Driving down to the loch side in golf buggies with bottles of champagne our groomsmen and bridesmaids in tow was such a laugh.
Our longest lasting impression of the Glasson will be the staff. From the receptionist to Tom, the owner, they were amazing. I (Neil) could not get over the fact every time they saw Mairead they addressed her by name and the same went for our parents. That level of personality and customer service has been lost in most hotels.
If your reading this in preparation of planning a wedding I envy you (in the nicest possible way). This was the best day/weekend of our lives and The Glasson was a large part of it – Thank you all.
Neil and Mairead Morris x

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2014

Dear Neil & Mairead,
I was so delighted to read about your Glasson Wedding Experience and we were honored to play a role in your Wedding Day. We love taking care of every Bride and Groom that choose to allow Glasson Host their Wedding day, such a big day for them, their family and friends.

If there is a Baby Boom after all the oysters we would love to have you all back for the Christenings, you can all enjoy another 3 days in Glasson we would be delighted to welcome you all back.

I have passed all your comments on to the team and our Chef is delighted with the praise for his hard working Chefs, they really do love creating superb food.

We trust you had a wonderful Honey Moon and hope to welcome you both back in the near future. Thank you again for allowing us to be part of your big day, it was a pleasure.

Kind Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Having been in this hotel 3 times before within the space of a year, there was no question where we wanted to celebrate a 60th Birthday Weekend (Saturday 26th until Sunday 27th). The 10 person party had a total of 5 rooms in the new wing, with three rooms facing over the lake and golf course and the other two facing the car park/ golf course. All rooms were finely decorated and highly maintained with fabulous bathrooms and modern TV's (even with Sky Sports available for free in the rooms). All rooms were large in size however two rooms in paricular were enormous (227 & 229).

From the first point of contact with staff on the weekend, we could not of have been helped more than we were and even though the hotel was very busy with a wedding and other guests the staff always provided the service with a smile.

The Golf course is a magnificant course to play whatever the handicap of the player. The views of the lake are incredible for many holes. Greens, bunkers, tee boxes and everything in between were kept in top order.

This hotel is one to visit for many different people and parties in particular couples or older families especially where some play golf. After all of our pleasant visits to this hotel we have booked again to be back in August.

Room Tip: Request a room in the new wing. Larger rooms 227 and 229 are great.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2014

Dear Patrick H,
Great to hear you had a wonderful birthday weekend and we had the chance to share your Birthday Celebrations with you. As a busy hotel it is so essential for us to make sure every Guest is made to feel special and the Glasson Team work so hard to ensure this is the case. They really enjoy ensuring that Guests have a great time and return time and time again.

The Golf Course staff are a hard working group who do an amazing job of maintaining a great course, when it was designed Tom in particular wanted to make sure that the course could be enjoyed by all Golfers, and it is great to know that it works.

We look forward to welcoming you back in August and thank you for sharing your Glasson Experience.

Kind Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here recently for a family wedding and over all I have to say I wouldn't be rushing back. My room was very jaded (in the older part of the hotel) certainly not 4 star standard, a shabby 3 at best, chipped paint, swelled discoloured timber in bathroom, electrical cables tied from towel rail with cable ties, it was €135 for the night so I would expect a lot higher standard.

Again the actual customer service experience at the wedding reception was slightly disappointing, I was at the top table & the manager overseeing the table was quite arrogant & abrupt in setting up for bride& groom entrance to reception, taking food orders etc. Frankly he made it look like he wanted to be anywhere but at work - I got the impression that we were a bit of an inconvenience to him. Badly stained coffee mug set up at my place setting - sent it back but as a 4 star hotel & top table I'd expect that it just shouldn't happen, there should be more attention to detail.

Resident bar staff looked like the most unhappy people I have ever seen, service with a smile was absolutely out of the question.

Check in & Check out staff were lovely & helpful though, the only saving grace in customer service.

All things considered I wouldn't stay again unless I had to for a wedding & after attending a wedding as a top table guest & considering the service received on the day I would not book my wedding here.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

A fantastic weekend of golf and craic was had by a group of 28 lads from ardee, beautiful hotel breathtaking views of the course and lakes, friendliest staff I ever witnessed and the food was amazing.

Room Tip: No complaints from any of our group so take it all rooms are in good location
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2014

Dear Decieobrien,
Thank you for sharing your Glasson Experience with us and it is great to know that the 28 of you had a fantastic weekend. It is always wonderful to hear how friendly the Glasson Team are and I have passed your review on to them to show the Reid Families appreciation of their efforts all year round.

Hopefully we will be seeing you all again soon and thank you for sharing your experience.

Kind Regards
Cathriona

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

What a weekend in glasson the hotel , golf course all the staff was as good as it gets was down on a golfing trip with the jinnets golf society had an absolute ball five star from start to finish
Thanks to all the staff
Brendan Hoey a big Jinnet

  • Stayed: April 2014
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2014

Dear JinnetsGolf,
I am delighted that you had a Top Class stay and that you and all your fellow Golfers had a great time with us here in Glasson. I have passed your feedback on to our hard working Green Keepers who work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure the course is in tip top shape.

Hopefully we will be welcoming all the Jinnets back to Glasson again soon and thank you again for your kind words.

Kind Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Glasson for us was perfect. We were there for our son Neil's wedding in April 2014 and had a wonderful 3 days, they even arranged good wearther for us. This is a family owned and managed hotel and it shows in the great pride they take in customer service. Tom, the owner, his daughter Filemelda and all the staff couldn't have been friendlier and more helpful. All the English visitors commened on this, the quality of the rooms and the superb food. Many say they are definitley returning.
Thanks Tom and everyone at Glasson.

Room Tip: Easy access to local village with great food, music and 'craich' at the local pub Grogan'...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2014

Dear RKGHM,
I am so delighted to read about your Glasson Experience and that we were allowed to play such an important role in your Son's Wedding. Tom, Breda, Gareth and myself are indeed very proud of the Team at Glasson who are so wonderful with Guests, they really love taking care of people who stay with us and I am so glad that it shows.

Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future and thank you again for your review.

Kind Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Address: Glasson, Athlone, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
#1 Family Hotel in Athlone
#1 Business Hotel in Athlone
#3 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
Price Range: $132 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glasson Country House Hotel and Golf Club is a 4 star lakeside golf hotel located close to Athlone in County Westmeath. All of our guests experience the warmth of the Glasson welcome, super spacious Bedrooms & public areas to relax and unwind in, superb food in our New Killinure Restaurant and Lakeside Bar with panoramic Lakeside Views. For our Guests it is the perfect hotel for business, leisure or your big wedding day. With the addition of a spectacular New Bar, Restaurant & Banqueting suite in May 2010 taking full advantage of the amazing Lake Views you can relax and unwind in comfort. Our Four Star Hotel & Championship Golf Course have been designed with the discerning hotel guest in mind. Situated just outside the quaint village of Glasson (Goldsmiths 'village of the roses') in Midlands Ireland and nestled on the tranquil shores of Lough Ree, this family-run Country House Hotel is the ideal get-away for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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