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4.5 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 clea ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 30 Jul 2020

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Hotel Description

The comfortable rooms at Hodson Bay Hotel get high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Lough Ree. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 2 restaurants. This 4-star hotel has 181 rooms over 5 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and satellite TV channels.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, satellite TV and premium bedding
  • Free WiFi
  • Free secured 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 body scrubs, body wraps or manicures and pedicures at The Spa at Hodson Bay
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a golf course, a health club and a steam room
  • Guests have great things to say about the comfortable guestrooms and the location
  • Just a 5-minute walk from Lough Ree and 5 minutes on foot from Athlone Golf Club

Classic Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€65* Per night/room 16 Dec - 17 Dec

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

Hodson Bay Hotel ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 (8) Couples (1) Family (4)
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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Comment from Hotel Management

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 accomodating....place 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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5 out of 5
Nice view and good food / room warm and lovely bed

Posted by on 29 Mar 2018

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

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
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Miniature golf on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (135.8 km / 84.4 mi)
  • Train station: Athlone Station (9.6 km / 5.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hodson Bay Hotel offers 181 forms of accommodation 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. This Athlone hotel provides 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
  • Shower and tub combination
  • 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

An indoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include Golf course, a health club, a sauna and complimentary bicycles.

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

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Waterskiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • 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

Accessibility

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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 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. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 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.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 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

  • 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

Policies

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 accepts credit cards. 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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.The property affirms that it adheres to the Ecolab (third-party expert - Global) sanitisation guidelines.

  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is 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
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are 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 available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service

Fees

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: EUR 12.95 for adults and EUR 10 for children (approximately)

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.