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Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 January 2013

For the last few years our family have celebrated our elderly mothers birthday in west of Ireland hotels.This year we selected Glasson and we were extremely impressed by the quailty of food, friendliness & efficiency of staff, quality of accomodation etc.
We arrived on a wet windy Sat eve. to be greeted in the hotel reception by friendly reception staff and a warm turf fire.
We were also very impressed by the presence of the owners Mr & Mrs Tom Reid, who were more than anxious that we all had an enjoyable stay.
We stayed in a room overlooking the lake.We awoke next morning with a ball of red sun shining in the window.It seemed like a scene from the Indian Ocean, until you stepped outside to the cold wind blowing in off the lake.
There is a beautiful golf course attached to this hotel as well and well worth playing.I have played here a number of times. It was so cold on one occasion that Tom Ried plied the players down by the lakeside with hot whisky personally served from a golf buggy .Where would you find a more thoughtful example of customer service.
These are the friendly family touches attaching to this venue, which make it extra special.
We were so pleased that we booked the 2014 birthday celebration on the night.
Don't miss out on this gem of a hotel and golf course.
Book now.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking lake is a must.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2013

Dear bkcdubin,
We are delighted that you and your family had a wonderful birthday celebration and the Glasson Family were able to look after all your needs during your stay. Tom & Breda, the owners, always try to ensure that all our guests feel at home and are offered the best service possible. We are all looking forward to welcoming you and your family back in 2014 and thank you for your feedback, it is great to hear from our guests.

See you all next year.

Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Nice hotel, located on beautiful grounds and manicured golf course. We are not golfers but enjoyed this hotel. Reception staff was very helpful with information and maps. Our room had a nice view of the river and golf course. Very pretty room and very modern and clean bathroom.Breakfast included was plentiful and delicious. One night we ate at the bar area, very good. Nice staff. Second night we ate in the dining room. Food was very good and staff attentive. We booked the hotel and dinner package. Glad that we did.
This location is not in town. Easy to find.
Wifi in room. Parking was easy and close to hotel.
Location of this hotel was an easy drive to Athlone, where we took the viking river cruise. Which was fun.
We would recommend this hotel whether you play golf or not.

Room Tip: A room with a view of the river and golf course
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Dear daisyCalifornia,
It was great to read your review and so nice to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and got the opportunity also to explore the Lakesland Region which has so much to offer tourist. I have passed your comments on to Michael who runs the Viking Cruises also and he is delighted, he does an amazing job, great cruise. The chefs are delighted that you enjoyed the Food in the Hotel and it is great to know that our girls at reception were able to assist you with your plans and sight seeing.

Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Glasson at some stage in the future.

Kindest Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Lovely hotel great location on the lake side about 2 hours from Dublin. Had a meal in the bar which was very good, wedding reception food fab 10 out of 10. One night stop over in room 306 on the top floor which was lovely and had a small roof terrace, too cold to use in December, this looked over the front of hotel. Gym located at end of corridor, in open area by stairs and lift, no noise issues but it was not busy at the hotel, WiFi available - sadly it was not working in the morning. Can't comment on pool and spa as we did not use or see as attending family wedding. Breakfast was excellent.

Room Tip: Room 306 located at front of hotel, top floor near gym, next door to suana, small roof terrace, larg...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2013

Dear MariaW,
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Glasson and we are delighted the Food "was Fab" I have passed your comments on to all the Team here at Glasson who work really hard to keep up the High standards. Hopefully you will be back with us in the future to enjoy a Glass of Vino on the Terrace of our Deluxe Rooms. We will work on the Wifi in the Hotel.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Glasson and thank you for your review.

Kindest Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Reviewed 16 January 2013

On 28th December we had a very small family wedding followed by an absolutely wonderful celebratory meal in the Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club. The menu was fantastic, food, wine and service outstanding. Our meal was held in what was originally the Reid family dining room (as we were informed by Tom Reid when he took the time to personally check on our party on a number of occasions throughout the evening). The room provided a very intimate setting for our group of 22 and was very cosy with its open fire and beautiful bay window. The children & young adults in our group were very well catered for and made feel very welcome. We stayed in the absolutely beautiful accommodation and were awoken to a lovely view of Lough Ree and a very hearty breakfast. I cannot sing the praises of Fidelma, Tom, Niall and the rest of the team enough. We will celebrate our first anniversary with you and highly recommend you.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2013

Dear 2012Newlywed,
It was a pleasure to look after you all on your special day and it is great to hear that you all had a wonderful time with us. Being a family owned hotel is a great advantage as we always try to ensure that guests are never just a number but part of the family. Tom is always on hand to welcome people to his former family home and always delighted to chat about the history. We hope you enjoyed the Honey Moon and we can't wait to welcome you back to Glasson in the future.
Kindest Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Reviewed 16 January 2013

we stayed at the Glasson for a wedding; i have to repeat everything that has been said already;
it is an excellent wedding venue; spectacular views, very efficient and friendly receptionists; gorgeous food, the breakfast next morning very fresh, not left sitting there for the late comers; loved the bedroom and bathroom, very spacious and the underground heating in the bathroom very welcome. We stayed in a deluxe bedroom. Top marks to the Glasson for everything; no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2013

Dear Wexford007,
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and I am delighted to hear that you found everything excellent and our staff friendly. It is great to hear that you have no hesitation in recommending us to your friends.
Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Glasson in the future and thank you once again for your review.
Kindest Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We got married on 29th December and were lucky enough to have our reception in this hotel. We cannot begin to describe how great the location and staff (top to bottom) are. The 2 managers we dealt with most were Gareth and Robin. Both are super efficient and have a calming effect on the wedding couple as the day draws near, and stress levels rise. When we first met Gareth he was balling on about how unique a Glasson wedding is, that they do things very differently etc etc. Now that we are out the other side, I realise that he wasn't just spinning us a line - the service, food, venue - everything, it was all first class. They know how to run a business here, but have not forgotten the basics. A simple example was a couple we had as guests at our wedding missing breakfast the morning after. They rang down for some toasted sandwiches after midday and the waiter dropped them up and enquired if they had missed breakfast. When they said they had, he said that he would not charge for the sandwiches and write them off against the breakfast they had missed. He didn't need to do this, but everyone in our party heard this and were suitably impressed. As long as Glasson can maintain these high standards, and retain their excellent staff, this hotel will be THE best wedding venue in Ireland for many years to come. Thanks to everyone in Glasson for making our day so special. Already looking forward to our next visit to you. Thanks from Paul & Sarah, their families and friends

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2013

Dear Shers2,
It is so great to hear that you and all your guests enjoyed your special day at Glasson. I have passed your comments on to all the team, to ensure they know how much their efforts are appreciated. It is great to hear that our staff are able to go the extra mile to ensure everyone is looked after even if it is only a toasted sandwich for those who miss breakfast.

We hope you had a great Honey Moon and we look forward to welcoming you back to Glasson in the near future.

Kindest Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Reviewed 1 January 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a family wedding on the 29th & 30th of December 2012. It was first class. Rooms fab. Receptionists excellent. Bar staff excellent. Breakfast first class. Their attention to detail is second to none. Would I go back? Without hesitation Yes, Yes, Yes.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2013

Dear MagsGalway_Ireland,
Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel and it is great to hear that everything was First Class. We work hard on all areas to ensure that all our guests have a great stay with us at Glasson. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and thank you once again for your feedback.
Kindest Regards
Fidelma Reid

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Address: Glasson, Athlone, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Westmeath > Athlone
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
#1 Family Hotel in Athlone
#1 Business Hotel in Athlone
#3 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
Price Range: £98 - £191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Glasson Country House Hotel and Golf Club is a 4 star lakeside golf hotel located close to Athlone in County Westmeath. All of our guests experience the warmth of the Glasson welcome, super spacious Bedrooms & public areas to relax and unwind in, superb food in our New Killinure Restaurant and Lakeside Bar with panoramic Lakeside Views. For our Guests it is the perfect hotel for business, leisure or your big wedding day. With the addition of a spectacular New Bar, Restaurant & Banqueting suite in May 2010 taking full advantage of the amazing Lake Views you can relax and unwind in comfort. Our Four Star Hotel & Championship Golf Course have been designed with the discerning hotel guest in mind. Situated just outside the quaint village of Glasson (Goldsmiths 'village of the roses') in Midlands Ireland and nestled on the tranquil shores of Lough Ree, this family-run Country House Hotel is the ideal get-away for business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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