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Dublin
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We spent a weekend at the Hodson Bay Hotel 2/4th October. It is in a beautiful location on the lake. From the time that we checked in until the time that e checked out the service was A1. There was a very big wedding at the hotel on Friday but it did not impinge on our stay at all. It...

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9Thank Rita1142
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rita1142, Thank you so much for your kind comments- it is always so gratifying to receive positive feedback such as yours. We constantly strive to ensure our guests have an enjoyable experience at Hodson Bay Hotel and I’m delighted that you did. As you mentioned, the hotel has high levels of activity but with an experienced team, we aim...

Reviewed 14 October 2015

Rooms were excellent . Four people four rooms great value? The staff were very courteous and attentive. The restaurant was exceptional . Full marks to the chief . The spa was very good and all the treatments were very professional.

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9Thank Anne R
Timothy_Hayes, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne R, Many thanks for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review- I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all the elements of your stay. A good team who provide friendly and attentive service is vital to ensuring a perfect stay and I am extremely lucky to have such a wonderful team who go above and beyond...

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Nice relaxing stay. We stayed in room 277 which had a lovely view. Room was a good size for us(two adults, one child and one infant). Firstly id like to say we really enjoyed our stay but there were a couple of small things that we would like to see the hotel improve on, small but still important, the kettle(inside...

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

Dear DAMO G, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review. You have noted many areas of the hotel which you were pleased with; namely our location, food, service and facilities- all areas which work extremely hard to ensure top quality offerings. However you also mentioned some areas which did not live up to expectations during...

County Westmeath, Ireland
Reviewed 12 October 2015

My friend and I visited the spa at the Hodson Bay hotel and couldn't have rated it highly enough. I had a marine mud wrap and a marine express facial and I was in the lap of luxury for an hour an a half! My therapist (Joslynn) was very professional and couldn't have put me any more at ease. She...

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

Dear Grace K, Thank you so much for your wonderful spa review. We love the Spa at Hodson Bay so it’s fantastic to read that others do too! The team are extremely experienced in their individual roles and Jocelyn is a talented member of our team- all of whom will be thrilled to read your kind comments. The views from...

Balsall Common, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We stayed for a week in one of the lake view rooms. We were on the third floor and our view of the lake was from a small window in a sort of alcove which meant that you couldn't really see the lake unless you actually stood in the window. From there, we were afforded a view of the roof...

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

Dear TealBlueWater, Thank you for taking the time to provide this detailed review- customer feedback is extremely important as it allows us to continuously improve our offering. As a 4* hotel, we take immense pride in the service, food and accommodation that we offer guests so I am extremely disappointed that you didn’t thoroughly enjoy all of these aspects when...

Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We recently celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary at the Hudson Bay and we could not have chosen a better location! We were a family group of 16 and from grandparents to grandchildren everyone had a fantastic time. Some of our rooms were in the new part of the hotel and some in the original part but every room was...

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

Dear Teresa L, A wonderful review from such lovely guests! Thank you for choosing Hodson Bay Hotel as the venue for your parent’s celebration- it is our duty to ensure that our guests thoroughly enjoy their experience and I’m genuinely delighted that you all did. Our chefs are extremely creative and put their own flair on the meals they serve-...

ireland
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We stayed here at the end of Sept as part of a golfing group and really enjoyed our stay, We had a lovely room in the new part of the hotel . The staff from check in to check out were very friendly and helpful. We had booked dinner on the Sat night and really enjoyed it. There was 17...

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

Dear irishveggie, Thank you for taking the time to share this fantastic review and for recommending Hodson Bay Hotel as a venue for a relaxing stay. Retreat at Hodson Bay is our luxurious adult only area of the hotel- the perfect area to relax and unwind… I hope you availed of our spa- the ultimate treat! As you experienced, I...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I do love finding somewhere that just beats expectations and this is what this lovely hotel achieved. We arrived late and were knackered so we went straight to the restaurant for a bit of food and although it was slightly upmarket to what we wanted to have it was gorgeous and l would have no trouble eating there again, price...

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

Dear BillyDixon, WOW what a fantastic review! We always aim to exceed expectations and I’m so very glad that we exceeded yours. As you noted, great food and exceptional service are always top of our priority list and I’m delighted that our efforts to impress our guests haven’t gone unnoticed. As you mentioned we have a wonderful spa onsite which...

Mullingar, Ireland
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We held a conference in the hotel on 29th September 2015. The facilities were excellent, i.e. accommodation, leisure facilities, restaurant, etc. All staff were friendly and efficient and available at all times when needed throughout our stay there. In the run-up to the event any queries we had were dealt with immediately and staff were on hand at all times...

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

Dear Sharon B, Thank you for this wonderful review but more importantly thank you for choosing Hodson Bay Hotel for your recent conference. As we always explain to our conference bookers and guests in general, our guest experience begins as soon as guests consider us as a venue- from then on, we are here to help guide and assist so...

Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is an exceptional hotel in a wonderful location on lakeshore just out side Athlone.We were upgraded to the retreat section where bedrooms are of very high standard,how much better than the main building I cannot say.Great breakfast with plenty of choice and very good bar meals.Given the quality of our stay I am reluctant to fault any aspect of...

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

Dear vincent o, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this review- I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Retreat at Hodson Bay is our adult only area and is certainly a fantastic choice for those looking to relax and unwind. We take immense pride in the quality of food we provide so I will...

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  • 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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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
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#3 Spa Hotel in Athlone
#3 Business Hotel in Athlone
#4 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#4 Family Hotel in Athlone
#5 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
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