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Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Athlone
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Visiting an old friend”
Reviewed 20 August 2013

I found out my old friend is now the General Manager. I visited with my family and he was so welcoming and hospitable. We had a showround of this beautiful hotel and golf course. My children enjoyed the ride in the golf buggy and we even hit a few shots on the practice area.
The views are breathtaking , the gold course is top drawer , staff were so friendly.
Thank you Niall and we will return to stay very soon.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank oct1470
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Dear oct1470,
It is great that you had the opportunity to meet up with your friend Niall, he is an integral part of the Glasson Team. Delighted that you got to see around the Hotel and enjoy the lake views during your buggy ride.
Hopefully we will be welcoming you back to Glasson again soon.
Kind Regards
Fidelma Reid
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Spent a night at this family run hotel recently with some lady golfing friends and was blown away by this hotel.
Where will I start? The views are amazing. The golf course is really lovely. At one hole we could see the lake from three different angles.
The staff were second to none. The day was beautiful and they brought chairs out to the outdoor seating area so that we could all sit together.
The owners came over to talk to us several times to see if we had everything. The food was fab. Even though there was no vegetarian option on the menu we got, I was offered two different vegetarian choices. The bar was lovely, the lobby, everything.
WE had de luxe bedrooms and they were lovely. Big rooms and a separate big shower.
The building is only two storeys so even though there's a lift, you wouldn't need it unless you had walking difficulties.
There was a wedding in the hotel but it doesn't interfere with guests and we enjoyed some people watching when they arrived and naturally as ladies, we loved looking at the style.
This place is a gem and I'm have no hesitation in recommending it. It's a fab wedding location. The picture opportunities must be amazing.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Marian H
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear MarianH,
Thank you for sharing your Glasson Experience with us, it is great to hear that you "Cannot Fault this Hotel". I am so glad that you and your friends enjoyed your night away and got to experience all that we have to offer at Glasson, including the amazing Golf Course.
I have passed your comments on to Tom & Breda and all the Glasson Team so that they know how much we appreciate their efforts to ensure all our Guests have a great Glasson Experience.
MarianH, thank you again for sharing your Glasson Experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to Glasson soon.
Kind Regards
Fidelma Reid
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dublin ireland
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed for two nights at this hotel and golf club. I must say i was a bit dissapointed. I felt the hotel lacked atmosphere and character and was just a bit bland. Our room was tired and in need of a lick of paint if for nothing else to get rid of the big stain on one of the walls. There was a musty smell in the room and the bed was only aveage and a bit on the small side (Room 205). The staff were very friendly and helpful with the exception of one of the barmen who was just plain rude and unhelpful not just to me but this was commented on by a number of guests. The hotel is in a beautiful location but if you step out and go for a walk say down to the lake side you have to pass by all the hotels bins. Food was excellent but i am not sure about the dining room / bar area its neither but expected to be both.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank simonDublinIreland
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear simonDublinIreland,
Thank you for sharing your feedback with me and I am delighted that you found the food was excellent and that you found the majority of the Glasson Team friendly and helpful,
We have a management meeting every week and we discuss all feedback, we will address the issues you have raised and correct them immediately and ensure that our high standards are maintained.
We would like to welcome you back to Glasson in the future and please feel free to contact me directly if you are making a booking.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Kind Regards
Fidelma Reid
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

My wife and I recently (30th May) had our wedding reception at Glasson.
Making arrangements before the wedding ALL the relevant people showed the greatest flexibility with our plans (including landing helicopters!), assisted with very practical and useful advice including when looking for services not related to the hotel e.g. choosing bands and people to make sashes. This detail extended right down to writing the menu for my wife and my breakfasts ourselves. All our questions and emails along the way were answered fully, helpfully and promptly.
On the day itself, everything ran very smoothly - when we caused delays ourselves the team worked around what we were doing and ensured everything continued to run smoothly. I need not comment on the beautiful location - mentioned many times in all the other reviews and obvious from the pictures.
Many of our guests commented on the food, location and general atmosphere at the hotel - in a thumbs up way!
In short - we cannot commend or recommend this place highly enough.
Now we have our photographs from our day - and predictably we can say this place is very very
photogenic...

A big big thanks to all the team at Glasson for making our special day perfect.

Room Tip: ask for lake view if available.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank jussmith1
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear Jussmith1,
It was a delight to read your Glasson Experience and I am so glad that we were able to help and advise you throughout the planning of your wedding. It is important that we can help people coordinate their big day.
I am delighted that your guests gave us the Thumbs Up for the Location, Food & Atmosphere. I have passed all your comments on to the Glasson Team who are very happy that we were able to help make your Wedding Day a perfect day.
Looking forward to welcoming you back to Glasson in the near future.
Kind regards
Fidelma Reid
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2013

I recently stayed at Glasson Golf Resort with my better half and we had a wonderful time.
The staff were extremely helpful and always provided service with a smile. The food was of a high standard and the bed was actually the best I have stayed in in a hotel ever.. I know that's a big call but the bed was actually that good!
Considering the price this place is a must stay and the course / views were among the best in the world!
Thanks for the good times. See you next year!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Tony B
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Dear TonyB,
I was delighted to read about your Glasson Experience and that you had a wonderful time during your stay with us. The Glasson Team and our amazing Lakeside location are two of our major assets and are the reason why our Guests return year after year. The other major asset is our beds, we had to extend breakfast a number of years ago to 11.00 in the morning to accommodate people who have a little extra sleep in our super comfy beds.

Thank you again for sharing your Glasson Experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to Glasson soon for another good nights sleep.

Kind Regards
Fidelma Reid
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

We had our wedding reception in Glasson in July this year after falling in love with the location which is truly breath taking. However it was not only the view that got people's attention that day- ( Glasson is not just a pretty place) everything from the food, staff, service and accommodation were fantastic. Our guests are still commenting on the food, we went for the silver package, and choose the old reliables beef and salmon. The meal from start to finish was fantastic, there was seconds for anyone that wanted more( an option often not offered at many wedding venues) and the service was prompt and efficient. The wine included in the package was free flowing and very nice.The quality of the food was very important for us and after our tasting we were concerned!! We voiced these concerns to the functions manager Robin who took them on board and assured us that on the day we would not need to worry. True to his word it was excellent and we couldn't have asked for more.

The staff were fantastic, no request is too big or small and the genuinely do their best to see them through. Gareth and Niall were extremely helpful and the serving staff in general very friendly and efficient. The staff on reception were fantastic in dealing with the reservations and waiting lists for accommodation for the night and always had a smile on their face and a friendly word.

The function room itself is bright, spacious with lillies as centre pieces decorating each table, chairs covered, everything is provided and done for you, and done extremely well with views from all angles on to the lake. The smoking area is a balcony looking out onto the golf course and lake..many smokers and non smokers alike went out here for a chat and fresh air through out the night..its one of the nicest smoking areas in the country!!

This venue is not cheap however all in all it offers very good value because the quality of what it offers and delivers more importantly, is outstanding. Is it worth it?? Without a doubt every penny, it's a fantastic venue, in a breath taking location that goes to every effort to ensure your Big day is a memorable one with delicious food, fantastic staff and unbeatable hospitality. Well done Glasson

  • Stayed July 2013
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Dear JaneC,
Thank you for sharing your Glasson Wedding Experience, it was great to pass your comments on to all the Glasson Team who play a huge part in making sure your Wedding Day is the best day ever. Ger our Head Chef works wonders every day in the Kitchen to ensure that the food is always of the highest standard.
As a family run business we understand that your wedding day is one of the most important of your life and it is wonderful to know that you had a fantastic day.
JaneC thank you again for sharing your Wedding Experience and we look forward to welcoming you back to Glasson in the near future.
Kind regards and the best of luck for the future.
Fidelma Reid
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Glasson is our favourite destination. It's simply perfect for a golfing break, but equally for a totally indulgent escape too. We first visited on a search for a venue for a gold society trip and three months later we went back on our own for a little break away.....and I'm already looking at flights to go back for our third time this year.
Staff are friendly and efficient and do all they can to ensure you have a great break. Rooms are spotless, comfortable and the views of Lough Ree just melt your heart.
The golf course is exceptional. Out of this world and beautiful with a charm that lulls you in to thinking you'll beat the challenge. Good luck :)
If you're wondering whether to book Glasson or somewhere else; book Glasson. You won't regret it for a moment.

Room Tip: Well worth paying the extra for one of the lake view rooms - incredible
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Roobee99
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GlassonCountryHouse, Owner at Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club, responded to this review, 11 August 2013
Dear RooBee99,
It is wonderful to hear about your Glasson Experiences and that you have returned to stay with us again and again. It is always great to know that we are maintaining our high level of service to all our guests. I have passed your feedback on to all the Glasson Team who work so hard all year round. The Golf Course will be twenty years old this year and some of our guests have been coming back to us for the last twenty years, because of our location, course and staff. Hopefully we will be welcoming you back for the the next twenty years.
Thank you again for sharing your Glasson Experience.
Kind Regards
Fidelma Reid
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Property: Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club
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 Business Hotel in Athlone
#1 Luxury Hotel in Athlone
#1 Family Hotel in Athlone
#3 Romantic Hotel in Athlone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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