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4.4 out of 5

"Amenities were great " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 14 Aug 2021

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Classic Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€106* Per night/room 18 Jun - 19 Jun

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the breakfast at Hodson Bay Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from The Spa at Hodson Bay. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 2 restaurants.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy local cuisine while dining at L Escale Restaurant
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Treat yourself to facials, body wraps or manicures and pedicures at The Spa at Hodson Bay
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and a concierge
  • On-site recreation includes a golf course, a gym and a steam room
  • Guests have great things to say about the location and the comfortable guestrooms
  • Steps from The Spa at Hodson Bay and 5 minutes on foot from Lough Ree

Hodson Bay Hotel ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hodson Bay Hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (1) Family (4)
4 out of 5
Amenities were great

Posted by on 14 Aug 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Aug 2021 by William

Good morning Many thanks for staying here with us at the Hodson Bay Hotel. We are delighted to get marks from you following this stay and hope to see you back with us soon again. Regards William O’Reilly Hodson Bay Hotel

5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Oct 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Oct 2020 by Hodson Bay Team

Many thanks for your positive review. If you have any additional feedback you would like to share we would love to hear from you

2 out of 5
Food in bar was excellent, noise in the corridors from other residents morning and night horrendous, no respect for others. Hotels should crack down on this as it certainly puts other off from staying again

Posted by , from Belfast on 27 Aug 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Aug 2020 by William

Hi Darren Many thanks for your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am terribly sorry to read about the noise on the corridors. We will of course monitor this going forward and we will speak with our nights team also on this issue. I hope that this would not deter you from staying with us again in the future. Regards William O'Reilly Hodson Bay Hotel

5 out of 5
Hotel is excellent and have done well with the new normal. Staff in bar and reception are very good. Nothing is too much bother. Rooms are lovely clean big and modern. Would definitely be back.

Posted by , from Armoy on 30 Jul 2020

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14 Aug 2020 by William

Hi Helen Thanks for your review on your recent stay with us. We are thrilled to see that you gave us top marks. We are especially proud of all our staff who go above and beyond every day to give top class service especially during these difficult times. I will share this feedback with all the teams here who I know will be delighted to hear and read this. Hopefully we will see you here with us again in the future. Regards William Hodson Bay Team

5 out of 5
Their was nothing that we didn't like everything was lovely and well recommend.

Posted by on 12 Mar 2020

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4 out of 5
Staff friendly and atmosphere was good. Room a little dated & no complimentary water which I would consider a basic requirement in a hotel room.

Posted by , from Galway on 25 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jan 2020 by Will

Hi Paul Thanks for your feedback in realtion to your recent stay with us here at the Hodson Bay. We are delighted that you found a good atmosphere and staff were friendly throughout your stay. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated team here at teh Hotel. We will of course take on board the comments that you have left regarding the room and water and pass this on for review. Again many thanks and we look forward to seeing you back hopefully soon again. Regards William O'Reilly Hodson Bay Hotel

5 out of 5
The food are excellent staff are is so relaxing

Posted by on 18 Jun 2019

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5 out of 5
Great location, clean bright comfortable room. Friendly staff

Posted by on 16 Jun 2019

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5 out of 5
Last minute booking, lovely setting, excellent hotel and service.. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

Posted by , from Gloucestershire England on 25 Sep 2018

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4 out of 5
Pleasant n practical for a family gathering. Overall happy food good lovely leisure facilities with good staff. Lovely location even with the rain. Nice location.

Posted by on 9 Sep 2018

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Property Features

Hodson Bay Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, and a marina. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. There's an onsite business centre. An indoor pool, a kids' pool, and a health club are also featured at the family-friendly Hodson Bay Hotel. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Athlone hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 181 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Miniature golf on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet


Free self parking


  • Train station: Athlone Station (8.2 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hodson Bay Hotel offers 181 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. Satellite televisions are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

L Escale Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Octagon – This restaurant only serves breakfast.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

A golf course, a marina and a health club are featured at the hotel. An indoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Fishing on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

The Spa at Hodson Bay has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and Turkish bath/hammam.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 72 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; reservations are required for some on-site facilities. Contactless check-in is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).

  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities on-site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff does not wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: from approximately EUR 14.95 for adults and from EUR 10 for children

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hodson Bay
  • Hodson Bay Athlone
  • Hodson Bay Hotel
  • Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone
  • Hodson Hotel
  • Hotel Hodson Bay
  • Hodson Bay Hotel Hotel
  • Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone
  • Hodson Bay Hotel Hotel Athlone

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.