This is a wee hidden gem. My partner and I stayed here mid week for a relaxing break. I booked the hotel a good month in advance. I had emailed back and forth about certain requests and all were met very graciously. On arrival we were shown to our room by the girl who checked us in. We entered the room and found a note from Norma, the general manager, stating she had taken the opportunity to upgrade us to a suite. The room was beautiful with a balcony and a view to die for. As organised, there was a bottle of champagne on ice and glasses in the fridge cooling. The water in the room was complimentary and it was also explained that we could order breakfast to the room free of charge. We thought this was an unusual but very nice touch and we made the most of it. There are 2 hot tubs outside which sit in a perfect position in front of the lake, so the view from them were amazing. We could have spent hours in there. The relaxation room beside the hot tubs was also a great idea. There were 2 reclined beds, tea and coffee making facilities and water, all complimentary. We chilled out mostly in the lounge area during the day, playing scrabble and having a few drinks. Wherever you choose to sit, whether it be by the wood burning stove in the lounge, or the wood burning stove in the sun room extension, you will feel relaxed and have that second to none view of the lake. The staff were very attentive and make you feel very comfortable. We also had dinner one of the nights in the restaurant. Again, an extremely nice setting with a view of the lake and the food delicious...... perhaps a little pricey but the choice for all courses, the presentation and the taste very impressive. We will most definitely return to this ideallic setting on the lake and spend more time here. I would highly recommend this hotel for a quiet, romantic, relaxing and very chilled break away from it all. It will be particularly blissful in the summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You'll feel the difference the moment you arrive. More than a hotel, this is a luxury lodge with a unique sense of warmth and comfort at every turn. Nestled on the banks of Lough Ree, in an idyllic setting surrounded by native woodland, Wineport Lodge is exceptional in both style and service. With hosts who instinctively ensure your every need is met, here luxury and comfort comes wrapped in easy humour and effortless hospitality. Blissfully located in the beautiful countryside of Athlone, Wineport Lodge enjoys an incomparable setting on the edge of Ireland's peaceful inland waterways. Its cedar clad, log-cabin-style exterior is matched with a tasteful, modern interior that reflects the warm and relaxed atmosphere across the lodge and its lakeside grounds. Famously delicious food is matched by genuinely friendly and expert service. An always interesting Menu changes seasonally with the most flavoursome local produce regularly appearing as a daily special. Rustic in style, unpretentious and always generous on the plate... At Wineport Lodge you're in for a dining treat. Each menu is accompanied by an electric, carefully selected wine list. Glasson Golf Club is just a short boat trip away, and a stroll around the lake begins outside our front door. Wineport Lodge was designed to be in tune with our stunning natural surroundings. It's all about having the maximum comfort with the minimum environmental impact. That's why you won't find a sprawling spa with pool here. What you will find though is nothing short of perfect. Two intimate treatment suites are just waiting for you with a range of VOYA treatments and therapies guaranteed to help you relax, rejuvenate and renew. Wineport Lodge - Voted Best Boutique Hotel in Ireland 2013 by The National Hospitality Awards ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wineport Hotel Athlone
- Wineport Athlone
- Wineport Lodge Athlone