This luxurious AA 4-star hotel is a haven of peace and quiet, on the beautiful shores of Lough Ree, by Athlone Golf Course. In the heart of Ireland's Lakelands, Hodson Bay Hotel offers extensive leisure features include a 22 yard indoor swimming pool with hydrotherapy, a children's pool, a steam room, a sauna, plus a state-of-the-art gym. Hodson Bay Hotel has luxurious rooms, most with stunning views of the lake and golf course. The marina and Bay Sports offer many water-based activities. Hodson Bay boasts the award-winning L'Escale Restaurant and the lively Waterfront Bar and Carvery. The award-winning Spa at Hodson Bay Hotel offers a wide selection of treatments and spa packages. The hotel is located just a 5 minute drive from Athlone town center and just off Highway M6. Both Dublin and Galway are approximately a one-hour drive away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Hodson Bay Hotel has been welcoming guests since Jun 29, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian

Free parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
1 full bed
1 full bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Janine
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    great location on the lake. lots of resort type facilities. very friendly staff.
  • Bernadette
    The Hodson Bay Hotel is in a fabulous scenic location and employs staff who are professional, friendly and trained to a very high standard. It is a fabulous place to stay - highly recommend. Room was amazing - adult only wing with waterfront...
  • Geraldine
    I booked this room for my daughter and son-in-law who just got married, I asked if they could do something nice for them and they left a card and dessert plate in their room which was a lovely touch. The room I believe was absolutely amazing with...
  • L
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The rooms were comfortable. The location was right on the bay. The bar was welcoming and the food was good.
  • Andrew
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location was great for launching my boat at the adjacent slipway. It's a lively hotel - but comfortable. We enjoyed our one night stay. The breakfast was great!
  • Orla
    Location is great. Very much a relaxing feeling attached to the experience of staying in the Hodson Bay hotel. Staff really friendly. All the facilities one needs on site.
  • Gerard
    lovely setting. friendly & helpful staff. food was lovely.
  • Gwendolyn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Only had dinner in the bar area which was wonderful. Staff was friendly and service was great.
  • Alan
    The rooms were good, also the food was very good in both the restaurant and bar area. The pool area was very good. bay sports is very convenient and also we were able to get on the Viking tours from the Hodson bay. The staff were also very nice...
  • Michael
    A very pleasant stay. Staff helpful efficient and friendly. Food was excellent ,exceptional and this is not an exaggeration. We enjoyed a beautiful evening meal the chef is a genius. The breakfast had a tremendous selection for all types and very...

Property questions and answers
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  • Do u get to use pool facilities

    Yes all guests have access to the swimming pool
    Answered on 20 September 2019
  • Do any of you room have a jacuzzi??

    All our retreat deluxe rooms have a double jacuzzi in.
    Answered on 11 February 2020
  • Is this a lake view room ?

    The "Retreat Double Room" does not have lake view. Our "Retreat Deluxe with lake view " room has front facing views of lake.
    Answered on 16 December 2019
  • Is there public transport from Athlone to the hotel?

    There is no public transport but there are taxis outside the train & bus station that will bring you to the hotel.
    Answered on 4 July 2020
  • Hi.myself anf my girlfriend areLooking to stay a couple of nights over next weekend with ye,it says only breakfast include is there an offer with dinn..

    You can add 4 course dinner for €30 per person or 2 course dinner for €27 per person.
    Answered on 13 October 2020
  • Do we need to book the swimming pool??

    Yes you can book the pool 2 days before arrival
    Answered on 8 September 2020
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Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • L’Escale Restaurant
    • Cuisine

Amenities of Hodson Bay Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Heated pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Massage
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Solarium
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Croatian
  • Slovak

House rules

Hodson Bay Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 4:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash is not accepted Hodson Bay Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that only the Family Room can accommodate children. Kindly inform the property if any of the guests are children, so the rooms can be set accordingly.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

L’Escale Restaurant: Closed from Wed, Sep 25, 2019 until Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Hodson Bay Hotel: Closed from Mon, Sep 23, 2019 until Mon, Sep 23, 2019

FAQs about Hodson Bay Hotel

  • Hodson Bay Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • L’Escale Restaurant

  • The prices at Hodson Bay Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Hodson Bay Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian

  • Hodson Bay Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Bowling
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Solarium
    • Fitness
    • Personal trainer
    • Spa facilities
    • Swimming pool
    • Fitness classes
    • Locker rooms
    • Steam room
    • Yoga classes

  • Room options at Hodson Bay Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Family
    • Single

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Hodson Bay Hotel is 3.1 miles from the center of Athlone. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Hodson Bay Hotel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.