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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just home from a weekend break at the Hudson Bay and while I enjoyed the weekend there are a few things to consider. This is a family friendly hotel and there were a lot of kids running around the place. Now there's nothing wrong with this it's just something to consider if your looking to get away from that. However...

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Donegal, Ireland
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here with my wife for a Birthday weekend. The Hotel has been extensively refurbished sine our last stay and the facilities are excellent. The breakfast choice was great and fresh and the restaurant was very good. The bar even has a daily lunch and meal service which runs to about 10.00pm. The Hotel seems to be suited ideally for...

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Wexford, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights this weekend. The hotel was lovely, room was big, bathroom with separate shower and bath. We stayed in one of the resort rooms in new part of the hotel. We ate in the bar the first night of our stay, and it was ok, alright pub food. The bar was crazy busy, staff seemed...

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Thank Catriona D
Ballyclare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and are just back from a two night break at this hotel . We wolukd highly recommend this hotel. Staff and service was first class .Food was of a very high standard and well presented. P.S Athlone Golf Club next door ! Samuel McCrea , Ballyclare

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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear samuelamccrea, Thank you for your great TripAdvisor review. We are glad that you had such a positive experience whilst staying in the hotel. It gives me great pleasure reading reviews like this. The team here will be undoubtedly delighted to receive this feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards, James Dilleen

Wexford
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Spent 2 nights in one of the Adult Lakeview rooms. From the staff to the room and Spa. Would highly recommend a visit. Plan to return soon. The Adult only part of the Hotel is a great idea. The staff were so helpful courteous and friendly.

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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karl59, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you had such a memorable experience as a result of your stay with us. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the staff here. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel should your travels next bring you to Athlone....

Abercraf, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a lake view room for a wedding; added the upgrade and the fruit plate was superb. Didn't book breakfast, but did avail of it on the last morning - croissants and juice very nice. Wedding food was okay and promptly served. The room did need a bit of a clean-up - stains on the carpet and the walls, just...

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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kkcat_13, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate and take all feedback seriously as part of our self improvement process and will use your comments to fine tune what we offer to our guests. Hopefully on future visits you will see an improvement. Kind Regards, James Dilleen.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night. From the moment we checked in we were made feel welcome. Room was lovely but not a great view. Was not aware of the adults only room as I would have booked. There were a few times that kids were running up and down the corridor outside room. We had the bar food which...

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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark D, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here at The Hodson Bay Hotel. I appreciate that there is always improvements to be made, but we have regular staff meetings and your review will be shared with the entire team, who undoubtedly will be happy to hear. We look...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely Xmas pressie. Stayed for 2 nights in suite. Very spacious with bril view. Also great to be able have room that temperature could be adjusted to our liking. Food was spot on served in bar. Wedding on 1st night of stay so place was buzzing especially with mid term break. Can't put my finger on it but bar staff...

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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear patcwhitty, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. I am glad that you had such a positive experience as a result of your stay with us. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the team to the staff here. It helps us to become better at what we do. We look forward to welcoming you...

Latton, Monaghan, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Availed of really good offer to visit this wonderful place, lovely hotel on shores of lough Ree food was excellent staff very attentive super leisure centre, overall a very pleasing experience, we will be back. We loved athlone as a town it has everything, the only negative was we booked taxi to take up to cinema thought it was expensive...

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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Geraldine M, Thank you for your fantastic TripAdvisor review. We are glad that you had such a positive experience while staying in the hotel. The team here will be delighted to receive this feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards, James Dilleen

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel for a family celebration with seven adults & four children. We weren't disappointed. The welcome was superb. The facilities excellent including the leisure facilities. We had booked an afternoon tea party & the staff ensured we had a lovely private conservatory overlooking the lake. the food throughout our stay -dinner, breakfast, & afternoon tea was excellent....

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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gleesonpjm, Thank you for your fantastic review relating to your recent stay with us at The Hodson Bay It is great that you had a pleasant experience throughout the hotel and I will be sure to pass on your comments to all of the team here. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again soon Kind...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the gorgeous shores of Lough Ree and with 176 bedrooms, the 4-Star Hodson Bay Hotel is the premier choice for a divine relaxation 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 Penguin Kids Camp with fun and games to keep all our little VIPs entertained. Why not avail of our babysitting service and relax in our onsite spa? Or enjoy quality family time in our leisure centre complete with kiddies pool. 'Retreat at Hodson Bay’ is an area of the hotel which is exclusively for adults to ensure your stay is restful and that you are 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'. Both of our restaurants offer mouth-watering local produce; and to end the day take a seat along our lakeview conservatory or enjoy our nightly in-house complimentary activities. The heart of the Midlands 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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hodson Bay Hotel

Address: | Hodson Bay, Athlone N37 XR82, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Price Range: $139 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hodson Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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Also Known As:
Hodson Bay Athlone
Hotel Hodson Bay
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Athlone
#3 Spa Hotel in Athlone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#4 Family Hotel in Athlone
#5 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
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