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“Wheelchair Accessible Room in The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone”
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Hodson Bay Hotel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
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“Wheelchair Accessible Room in The Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I attended a wedding in The Hodson Bay Hotel in April and stayed in the wheelchair accessible room. Disabled parking spaces are beside the Leisure centre; hotel reception can be accessed using this entrance. The accessible room is in a quiet area, away from noise of guests using the lift. The bedroom and bathroom are both modern and spacious with beautiful views of Lough Ree. There is a Jacuzzi bath and grab rails in the shower, however a shower chair was not provided. On enquiring at reception I was informed this needs to be requested - this should be advised on check in. The thermostat wasn’t working in the bedroom and the heat was on continually – Reception later advised the room temperature is controlled at reception which is very inconvenient.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We are a couple in our 60's and recently had occasion to stay at the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone. We will make this review short, the hotel accommodation was lovely, our double room was spacious, clean and comfortable.
The staff on the Reception Desk were most helpful, the breakfast was everything you could ask for and we would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation to anyone who would like a holiday break. The location is ideal, it is scenic, quiet and beautiful.

Room Tip: We found that our bedroom on the third floor was in a quiet location but I would recommend checking...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 3 November 2016
Dear greenpasteurs25,

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review on TripAdvisor about our Hotel.
It is feedback like yours that makes all the hard work worth while.

I will ensure to pass your kind words to the teams involved in making this occasion very special for you.

We look forward to seeing you again in the not to distant future.

Kind Regards
James Dilleen
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

Stayed for one night with our two children. Check in and out was fine, although the desk clerk seemed a bit irked that we didn't want to put them in the kids club at night. We were in a family room and the walls are either very thing or there's a new game show called "Loudest families in Ireland" filming there. Breakfast was extremely loud too.

The pool was fantastic, nice and warm, kids loved it.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Attended family function over weekend. THe hotel was very busy,a hive of activity.Situated in the beautiful surroundings of a lake.Rooms were large and well maintained.considering how busy it was the staff were polite and professional.It is a hotel i would recommend as it covers all forms of a holiday.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Hotel booked for meeting on 13th April and from first phone call to final settling account......service was excellent, efficient, friendly, courteous and professional....I could not really have asked for anything more. The concept of dealing with staff who seemed to enjoy what they were doing was refreshing

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 3 November 2016
Dear Noel T,
Thank you for your lovely words on Trip Advisor. I was thrilled to hear that you had such a enjoyable experience at The Hodson Bay Hotel.

We feel very privileged to have had your custom and we would be honoured to welcome you back to the hotel.

If you do decide to return, please let me know as I would love to meet with you in person.

Kind Regards
James Dilleen
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

The hotel was fantastic just had a holiday there , excellent food and all staff very polite and helpful . Our daughter who is 7 yrs old loved the swimming pool , a very relaxing holiday for all the family . We had a family room the views from our window were stunning .

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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 3 November 2016
Dear Dave P,

Thank you for a great TripAdvisor review.

Its great that we were able to meet your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel should your travels next bring you to Athlone.

Kind Regards,

James Dilleen
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Wexford, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

The hodson was a great spot, right on the lake shore, good food and comfortable bar. The staff were all very friendly and loads of areas to sit and relax. The pool area and gym were excellent, spotless dressing rooms and friendly staff. Room was excellent very spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was excellent loads of choice in a lovely bright room looking out at the lake.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the new part of hotel over looking lake or golf course.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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James_Dilleen, General Manager at Hodson Bay Hotel, responded to this review, 3 November 2016
Dear 72alliejane,

Thank you for a great TripAdvisor review.

Its great that we were able to meet your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel should your travels next bring you to Athlone.

Kind Regards,

James Dilleen
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Property: Hodson Bay Hotel
Address: | Hodson Bay, Athlone N37 XR82, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hodson Bay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 176
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 
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