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Wineport Lodge
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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“lakeside hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Stayed in the Wineport Lodge for one night & we were bowled over by the great location & amazing views of the lakes & countryside from our upgraded suite. The bedrooms are truly the gem in this hotel. Dinner was nice but not anything special, the menu seemed to be safe but lacked the 'wow' factor. The breakfast was very good. The Staff were very welcoming & informative. The hotel have 2 bicycles available to guests & also there are some nice walks around the lakes. We will definitely come back to this area for a return visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
Dear gmo2,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

We hope to see you again!

Best Regards,

Norma Wilson
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Stayed in the Wineport Lodge for a milestone birthday,got a room upgrade, chocolates on arrival and a special birthday dessert. Staff were exceptionally attentive and welcoming.Stayed there before and will definitely again. It isn't cheap but the rooms, atmosphere, location and food make it worth the extra expense.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear Puddikatemv,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us & we hope to see you again!

Best Regards,

Norma Wilson
General manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We came for a one night stay as a couple. From the moment we arrived everything went exceptionally well. The tea and scones on arrival, part of our package, were delicious.
The room was lovely with a beautiful view of the lake, as all the rooms here have. The bathroom was particularly good including a large sized bath.
Our dinner in the restaurant was superb, both the menu and wine list were impressive.
One of the best things about the hotel was the attentiveness of the staff. They were always there when you needed them without being intrusive. This was especially true of the guy I'm assuming is the owner/manager, there were a number of occasions when I was looking to speak to someone and he appeared seemingly out of nowhere like the shopkeeper in Mr Benn.

We are already looking forward to our next visit.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear Hoop66,

Thank you for posting your review.

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We look forward to your next visit.

Best Regards,
Norma Wilson
General Manager
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We had a perfect night in the Wineport Lodge, we were there for a wedding anniversary, and Norma pulled out all the stops, we were upgraded to the most fab suite, with welcome homemade biscuits and bottled water.The evening meal was superb as was the breakfast. And the lovely scones and coffee were such a welcome for us when we returned from our walk. Well worth a stay, scenary is beautiful and to sit out on the balcony overlooking the lake with a drink of your choice is just paradise

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear patsy62,

Thank you for posting your review.

We were delighted to have you visit.

We look forward to seeing you again!

Best Regards, Norma
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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

A liitle Oasis just over an hour from Dublin, Perfect setting tranquility at its finest , Lacks the pretend formality of the corporate group hotels which is very refreshing, Staff are very attentive and friendly , It's different for sure , Quaint little reception but very efficient and friendly , we were in a groundfloor lakeside suite and it was lovely, housekeeping was excellent...the sonas sound system is brilliant sadly we couldnt get ours to work for the first couple of days but we told Maura and hey presto.... fantastic selection of easly listening while relaxing and watching the shimmering sun go down accross the lake,
Restaurant was excellent we stayed for 3 days and extended by 1 more and at that stage we had well and truly tested the Menu and we cant fault it, the wine we selected was unavailable but the Restaurant upgraded our choice without upgrading the cost ,
If you want to hide away this is the spot 9/10 enjoy...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear Jimmy K,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Hopefully we will see you soon again!

Best Regards,

Norma
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N.Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We had read about The Captains Suite in The Wineport Lodge in Ireland's Blue Book and had always said if we got a chance we would go ..just to spoil ourselves. In August 2013, my husband checked availability and could not believe that the captains suite was free for the Sat/Sun of my birthday at the end of March 2014. He booked it, got the confirmation it was booked and then the long wait through winter began. About three weeks before we were due to go, hubby received an email asking him to confirm his booking for a riverside suite, clearly incorrect, he emailed back and said definitely not, it's the captains suite.
The following day, the general manager, Norma phoned him and very apologetically said a wedding was booked and we could no longer have the room on the Saturday night as it was for the bride and groom. I was gutted, after getting in so early to get it and looking forward to it for so long, just to be bumped like that, well...you can imagine how you would feel ...like a second class citizen. It annoyed me to the point that I thought I would never darken it's door. Norma offered us an alternative suite for the night complimentary and assured hubby we would be well looked after if we came ahead and then we could still have our second night in the captains suite. It took me a few days to agree but after all that I was really glad I didn't let it put me off.
Norma was true to her word and the suite she had for us was lovely, I can't imagine there was a nicer one..it was called Cantanec, with a balcony reaching out into the lough and swans below the window. We dumped our bags, went to the bar and sampled several cocktails which were rocket fuel ..no skimping on alcoholic content, that's for sure. We ate in the restaurant that night, Norma met us at the door and showed us to our table and throughout the rest of our meal, was very hands on ..which was a nice touch. The meal was fantastic...truly...the chef sent out a little cup of soup which was so tasty, the bread too was beautiful. I had chicken, my hubby had the pork belly and he raved about it. One of the nicest meals we have ever had !
The next morning we had breakfast in our room which was lovely , looking out at the lake, so relaxing. It came lovely and hot and loads to eat. We went for a look round Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery in the afternoon and on our return, our bags had already been moved to the captains suite for our second night. The suite is 2 stories, 2 bathrooms, a TV on each floor and a full length window with the beautiful views of the lake. We decided after the rich food of the night before to just snack of the bar menu on the 2nd night which was fine.
In the end, I think I preferred the first suite we were in ! We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the staff were friendly and professional and I couldn't fault anything about the place. I loved the cat theme everywhere too !
Norma recovered a bad situation really well and I'm so glad she did put so much effort in as we loved the whole homely feel of the place and definitely will be back.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Dear finnsaunders,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to us.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Best Regards, Norma
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Just returned from the Wineport Lodge after a 2 night break to mark our anniversary. We were very impressed by this hotel. We had a standard room and it was lovely. Room felt really comfortable with a beautiful balcony looking directly on to the water. We spent a lot of our time eating, reading and relaxing on the balcony. Breakfast was very good. Make sure you try the scones. Lovely fry too. We had dinner in the bar the first night and it was lovely. We ate in the restaurant the second night and again it was perfect. The hotel has a lovely small warm feel to it. We will definitely return. Well worth it!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Norma W, General Manager at Wineport Lodge, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear Eoghan O,

Thank you for posting your great review.

I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to us so much.

I will pass on your compliments.

Best Regards,

Norma Wilson
General manager
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Additional Information about Wineport Lodge

Property: Wineport Lodge
Address: Lakeshore Road | Glasson, Athlone, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Athlone
#2 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
#2 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
#3 Family Hotel in Athlone
#6 Business Hotel in Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Wineport Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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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