Frequently Asked Questions… Answered!
Check In time is from 4.00pm
11.00am, treat yourself to a late check-out for just €10 per person/per hour. (Subject to availability)
Yes, please contact our reservation team on 090-6442000 who will be happy to assist you with a group booking.
Only assistance dogs are permitted in the hotel.
Our cancellation policy can be found on your confirmation email, at booking stage when booking online, or by contacting a member of our reservations team on 0906442004.
We have a number of wheelchair accessible rooms and mobility friendly walk in showers. Please mention this when making your booking or make a note during booking stage to request one of these rooms.
Please note that it is against hotel policy to smoke in your bedroom or anywhere in the building. It is also hotel policy to not use E Cigarettes in our Hotel, bedrooms or within the building. Not adhering to Hodson Bay Hotel’s smoking policy will result in a charge of €150.00 being added to your account.
Yes, the hotel provides ample, complimentary car parking at the front of the hotel.
We are happy to offer complimentary wifi to all of our guests, available in all areas of the hotel.
We can arrange to dry clean and launder your garments. This service is available Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays). Items received by 9am will be returned by 6pm the same day, charges apply.
The Irish Independent and Irish Times are available each day in the hotel. Subject to availability.
A luggage store room and a safety deposit box facility (located at reception) are provided for your convenience.
A porterage service is available.
A postage service is available from our reception desk. Post is collected Monday – Friday. Stamps are available from the Front Desk for purchase.
Our business centre is located in our main lobby.
Babysitting services are available upon request. Please contact reception for more information.
All of our babysitters have been Garda vetted. Pre Booking is essential for Babysitting Facilities.
The Hodson Bay hotel is a short five minute drive to Athlone town, the hotel can also book taxi’s for guests.
Please book your breakfast times on: www.planmyhodsonstay.com
Breakfast is served daily in our Octagon Restaurant.
Monday to Friday: 7.30am to 10.30am
Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: 7.30am to 11.00am
Treat yourself to breakfast in bed for an additional charge of €3.75 per person. A pre order card is available in your room to be left out the evening before.
Enjoy lunch in our Waterfront Bar Carvery or our L’Escale Restaurant.
Carvery: Mon-Thurs from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Fri-Sun & Bank Holidays, 12.30pm to 5.00pm
L’Escale: Mon-Sun 12.30pm to 2.15pm
L’Escale: Daily from 6.00pm to 9.15pm
Bar Food: Mon-Thurs from 3.30pm to 9.00pm
Fri-Sun & Bank Holidays, 5.30pm to 9.00pm
Please book your dinner times on: www.planmyhodsonstay.com
Please note, children are welcome in our Waterfront Bar until 9pm and until 10pm during peak summer months.
A room service menu is available in your room. Service charge €3.75 per person.
Spa & Leisure Facilities
Guests can avail of complimentary access to the Leisure Centre and can book a range of treatments in the Spa. Swimming Hats are required when using the swimming pool. Pre-booking for Spa Treatments is advisable to avoid disappointment.
Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 7.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 7.00pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Monday to Friday: 7.00am to 9.45pm
Saturday & Sunday & Bank Holidays: 8.00am to 8.45pm
Children are welcome until 7.00pm.
Please book your swimming pool & gym times on: www.planmyhodsonstay.com
Activities & Things to do
Our renowned complimentary hotel activities offer an opportunity to try something different during your stay!
The following activities take place within the hotel throughout the week. We encourage our guests to come along, experience and enjoy the selection of activities including Whiskey tasting, Yoga, Craft Beer tasting, aqua aerobics, Wine appreciation and bingo. Please ask us for more information as some activities may be restricted & require pre-booking due to Covid 19 regulations.
You won’t be stuck for things to do during your stay at Hodson Bay Hotel. We have a wide range of activities available for you to enjoy, right on our doorstep. Whether you enjoy a cruise down the Shannon onboard Athlone’s famous Viking boat, or a leisurely round of golf at Athlone’s Golf club or making a splash on the lake in Ireland’s largest inflatable water park Baysports, you are sure to find something to suit. Please check out www.planmyhodsonstay.com to find more information and discounts for some of the best local activities and attractions.
During midterm breaks, bank holiday weekends and July & August we run a Kids Activity Camp.
Children are divided into age specific groups from 4-12 years for fun activities and games. An evening meal will be provided with healthy options available. Activities include parachute games, indoor & outdoor games, soccer, quizzes, crazy dancing, arts and crafts, movie nights and more.
Evening Camp: 6pm until 11pm, €15.00 per child