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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely overnight in Hodson Bay hotel. Delicious dinner in restaurant followed by music in the bar. Staff are the nicest I have ever come across friendly and efficient. Spa is of a very high standard. We'll definitely be back

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4 Thank Pauline O
James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pauline O, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to receive feedback such as this and are glad that you had such a memorable experience as a result of your stay here. Hopefully we will get a chance to look after you once again should your travels next bring you to Athlone. Kind Regards James... More 

Kildare
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned with my wife after one of our frequent visits to this great hotel..Having being back for a short visit we found the hotel as usual. Staff from reception bar restaurant household staff leisure centre could not be more helpfull we are all ready looking forward to our next visit .Thank you again for your hospitality. Your you are... More 

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3 Thank Pat M
James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pat M, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. It was our please to look after you both and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel again sometime soon. Kind Regards, James Dilleen More 

Limerick, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love coming to this hotel, I'm a major foodie so love the menus here. The staff, atmosphere & facilities (rooms, pool & spa) are fantastic. I recommend it to anyone who would like a great get away - this is a great spot.

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

Dear Ceals, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience as a result of your stay here at The Hodson Bay Hotel and that you appreciate the menus that we currently have in our Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards, James... More 

Tipperary, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this for a special milestone birthday celebration for 7 school friends and myself with William o really reservations executive. We booked the foaming celebration package. We are just leaving hotel now after once of the best weekends ever. The service from the staff , professionalism , friendliness that we got was above and beyond. Thanks to all the... More 

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2 Thank Liz M
James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LizM, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. It's great that you had such a memorable experience with us. Reviews like this give me great pleasure in sharing your feedback with our entire team in the hotel. It makes what we do all the more worthwhile and I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to... More 

cork
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and coffee very much overpriced for what you get... service very slow at lunch time ... staff that served us not very friendly or helpful... very disappointing as was really looking forward to this..

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

Dear travellerlovecork, Thank you for your recent review relating to your dining experience in our hotel. Please accept our apologies for the shortcomings you experienced. We address all feedback as part of our improvement process and I will share your feedback with our Food & Beverage team. On a personal note thank you for your feedback , it constantly helps... More 

Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wondearful hotel. Staff are extremely polite and helpful. We were there to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary. All our kids and grandchildren came as well. Weather was terrible but that did not take away from the whole weekend as the pool is excellent. Food was wonderful and the staff made a big celebration of our Anniversary meal. The grandchildren were... More 

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5 Thank Theresa C
James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Theresa C, We are delighted to receive your TripAdvisor review. Thank you. We appreciate the kind comments; I am happy to share these with the entire team here . Feedback helps us become better at what we do and this goes a long way in showing the results of addressing feedback from our guests. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Limerick
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here mid week last week and the whole experience was absolutely fabulous. The staff were very nice and couldn't be more helpful. The meals we had were fantastic altogether . I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

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6 Thank Michelle C
James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle C, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. It's great that you had such a good stay with us. Reviews like this give me great pleasure in sharing your comments with our entire team in the hotel. It makes what we do all the more worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel should... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few friends met in the Hudson Bay hotel this weekend had dinner and a spa treatment The spa is really good as are the staff I had a back massage and my friends had facials There is a great buzz around the hotel Wonderful food spa and staff Highly recommend this hotel Great location and fabulous scenery

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6 Thank Marianne M
James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marianne M Thank you for your recent TripAdvisor review. We are glad that you had such a positive experience while staying with us and using the Spa facilities. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to the team here and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards, James Dilleen More 

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Hodson for a national conference. My wife accompanied me on this trip as we had a stand at the exhibition attached to the conference and I felt we might be busy. I have used the Hodson Bay in the past to run training courses and when attending meetings and conferences and always found it to... More 

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5 Thank PaulD1963
James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PaulD1963, Thank you for your kind comments and TripAdvisor review. Its great to receive reviews like this and we appreciate the positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Kind Regards, James Dilleen More 

Ireland
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26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights and on approach the grounds and scenery were wow. Reception was easy and quick and most of all pleasent. Our romm was very big with all amenities, clean and well laid out. View out of our window was nil but we only used it for sleep and showering. Breakfast was hot ,plentiful and chef cooked... More 

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5 Thank Chris and John
James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris and John, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. Its great that ye had a great experience as a result of your stay with us . I am happy to share your comments with the entire team here in the hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back soon should you decide to visit the area.... More 

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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
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • 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: $107 - $318 (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 Spa Hotel in Athlone
#3 Business Hotel in Athlone
#4 Family Hotel in Athlone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#5 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
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“Look or lake view”
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 of 5 bubbles Chris and John, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room facing the lake. Maybe not all rooms were so old fashion and old brand, but ours was.”
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