The first thing I noticed was the smiles on the faces of the reception staff. We checked in without a hitch. We were attending a wedding reception with our 4 month old daughter so requested a quiet room. We were very happy with what we got. Room 122 at the end of the corridor, opposite side of the hotel to the wedding celebrations. Travel cot supplied by the hotel was already in place, fresh linen provided, including spare sheet for baby mishaps.
I stayed in the room with my child while my wife celebrated with her friends. She asked for my dinner to be sent to the room and without any fuss, it arrived hot.
Breakfast was great, buffet but willing to do poached/fried eggs etc if you wanted, plenty of fresh fruit and yoghurt. The dining room has magnificent views over Lough Ree and the first nine holes of the on site golf course designed by Christy OConnor junior.
The hotel is a bit out of town, you would need a car and Athlone is the nearest big town, about 15 minutes driving. So, if you want a spot to be away from it all, this will do, if you want a spot to be driving distance from everywhere in Ireland, this will also do.
I'll be heading back, this time with my golf clubs in the boot of the car.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Glasson Country House Hotel And Golf Club
- Glasson Hotel Athlone