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Hodson Bay Hotel

Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co Roscommon
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Reviews for Hodson Bay Hotel

5.0/5
30 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness4.7/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Review by Marie Lohan
6th Sep 2019
Michelle and Michael.....the dream team!
Review by Shauna
3rd Aug 2019
We had an excellent experience dealing with The Hodson Bay from start to finish. Any requests we had, they provided and it seems if the request is in any way possible or reasonable, they have no problem obliging. Everyone was very helpful, pleasant and we were made feel very important. I would definitely recommend it to any other couples looking for a wedding destination. The refurbished wedding wing has really helped make it look more modern. The one thing I would say is a lot of our friends and families that got married in the last good few years have been offered something after the wedding, be it gym or leisure Centre membership or a night away around the time of your anniversary or dinner or something. I think that would be nice and it would make people feel like the hotel appreciates you choosing them for such an important day.
Review by Rachel
20th Jul 2019
The Hodson Bay gave us the best day to remember with delicious food, excellent service and an amazing wedding experience overall. Michael Dolan, our coordinator did a fantastic job in the run up to and on the day of our wedding. Nothing was too much trouble and he made sure everything was perfect and ran smoothly, we couldn’t recommend him highly enough - an outstanding member of the Hodson Bay team. You won’t regret booking your wedding with this hotel, it is out of this world for service and value in a beautiful setting.
Review by Laura and Peter
28th Jun 2019
I would highly recommend the Hodson Bay Hotel. Nothing was ever an issue. Michael and staff went above and beyond both on the day itself and the days leading up to the wedding. The food was amazing also! We got so many compliments from our guests. The new Esker Riada Suite was fabulous. It was great to have all the wedding guests in the one area.
Review by Andrea
14th Jun 2019
Myself and my husband could not fault anything to do with our wedding here in June 2019. We had a humanist ceremony in the new Eiscir Riada room which was amazing. The windows out to the courtyard were great so we didn't feel like we were in a meeting room! The food was superb! 10/10. Throughout the evening and night everyone kept coming up to us commenting on how perfect the food was. Managers and workers were spectacular and did everything we asked. Would highly recommend the Hodson Bay as a wedding venue. I just wish we could do it all again!
Review by Jenny
13th Apr 2019
Cannot say enough about the Hodson Bay for our wedding last April, they could accommodate all our dietary needs which was a big worry as some of our guests had serious allergies, everyone raved about the food, they were so relaxed and hence made all of us relax. Lovely staff, beautiful hotel and a wonderful experience!
Review by David Battles
16th Mar 2019
We received an excellent service from the team at the Hodson Bay Hotel. We were planning our wedding from the UK which is difficult to do but the guys at the hotel were always on hand and willing to accommodate any request we had. The food was fantastic (it always is) and when we arrived for the reception, we were put at complete ease. The function room had recently been redecorated and the new reception area is great for keeping your guests in one location. Everything was taken care of and it is a venue I would highly recommend. You won't be disappointed. Thanks again James, Michael, Tim and Stephen
Review by Killian and Marian Fleming
1st Jan 2019
We found Michael and his team excellent from day one. The menu was tailored to our request, bacon and cabbage for one dish, which was not on the wedding menu. The food was a hit with everyone. Service was impeccable. All staff had a smile on their face all day and no request was difficult. I remember the night bar man personally approached my wife and I to introduce himself and any issues etc over the night he would deal with them...We could go on and on. Honestly, best wedding we were ever at!
Review by Sarah Maloney
16th Mar 2018
We both had an amazing day on our wedding in hodson bay hotel. They were very professional and couldn't do any more for us and our family! Definitely would recommend this hotel for a wedding! Michael Dolan manager is very professional at his job a true gentleman, thanks to the hotel for hosting a great memorable day for both myself and mark.
Review by Aoife &Tom
17th Feb 2018
Fantastic hotel had our wedding ceremony and reception in the Hodson and it was just perfect. The staff are so friendly and nice and the wedding team looked after everything the food was gorgeous and served beautifully.everone had a fabulous day.
Review by Dermot ciara
29th Dec 2017
Very helpful overall
Review by john
27th Dec 2017
n/a
Review by Lisa Murtagh
22nd Dec 2017
We had our winter wedding just two days before Christmas. The Hodson Bay was the perfect venue. It looked stunning. The staff were extremely helpful throughout the planning process and the food on the day was amazing. All of our guests had a great day. It was the most perfect day.
Review by Ciara
15th Dec 2017
My lead up to the wedding with the Hodson Bay was a little rocky as there was a lot of staff change in their wedding department but they really stepped up their game in the weeks before the wedding. The staff were brilliant in doing everything they could to make the day exactly how I wanted even when there were issues in a function room I wanted being double booked for the second night. The wedding day itself could not have gone better. The staff remembered all the little details I had talked about even when I forgot them myself on the day. The food was amazing with guests coming up to me on the day to tell me about it. The following night they went above and beyond to make sure that it all went flawlessly and it was so much better than I had even hoped! I must really commend them on the price also. They were very good when it came to paying and even when some guests did not show on the day they did not charge even though I had minimum numbers I was supposed to pay for.
Review by Gillian O keeffe
10th Nov 2017
Everything was amazing! Hotel and staff outstanding!!!
Review by Noel Mc Cormack
15th Sep 2017
As Father of the Bride of Brenda Mc Cormack to Stephen Mc Evoy I would like to thank Michael Dolan, His Chef , Management and Staff of the Hudson Bay Hotel for the excellent meal and service you provided during our wedding reception on the 15th September. The Professionalism shown on the day from the time we arrived at the hotel until we left at mid day on the 16th September was excellent. We have been hearing nothing but praise from the guests who were at the wedding and from those who stayed overnight in the hotel. I would thoroughly recommend this Hotel as a wedding venue and indeed as a place to stay.
Review by Stephanie Kenny
2nd Sep 2017
From beginning to end our day was flawless at The Hodson Bay Hotel. Michael and his team were completely professional in every aspect of the lead up to our wedding day and on the day itself. They couldn't do enough for us. Our guests are still talking about the food and service almost 4 weeks later. My only wish is that we could do it all again.
Review by Catherine Connolly
12th Aug 2017
Was so happy with everything. Was sorry when original wedding planner left as new one not quite as good but when she left Michael completely stepped up and made sure everything went smoothly.
Review by Senan
2nd Sep 2016
Amazing venue. Michael Dolan and his team are the best. They couldn't do enough to help. Thanks guys for the day of our lives!!
Review by Michelle & Colin
21st Jul 2016
The management and staff were excellent throughout the whole wedding. Michael Dolan was a pure gentleman to deal with.. it is def the perfect wedding venue.. the staff, food, location & professionalism is top quality.. we can't speak highly enough of this hotel xx
Review by Maureen & Adrian
16th Apr 2016
A big thank you to Lisa and all the staff of the Hodson Bay Hotel for a top class service in both the run up to our wedding and on our wedding day. In the months prior to our wedding, the staff was most helpful, and kept in contact with us all the time. There was never a moment I felt forgotten or was just another bride. Lisa was our first point of contact and she always replied very promptly to any emails I sent answering/addressing queries I had raised. William in Reservations was the next to play a big part. He would phone every month in the lead up to our wedding to touch base and check everything was in order. Michael the Duty Manager arranged our wedding tasting and it was hugely enjoyable. On our wedding day itself, everything went like clockwork. I had always asked the hotel to ring the bell around 5:15p.m. I didn’t want a late dinner. I emphasised lots of food as we had a large number of guests travelling long distances. The hotel was excellent. Bell was rung on time, the speeches were before the meal and dinner started 6:05 p.m. approx. It was done and dusted for 8:30 p.m. Band started 9:30 p.m. There was no delay between courses. This was due to the hotel not under staffing along with the professionalism of all on the day. The food was top class, well cooked and plenty of it. Staff came around with a second helping of dinner so no one went away hungry. There is no doubt this is a top class hotel with committed staff, and all of our guests we have spoken to since the wedding have been very complimentary of the hotel & staff. A special word of thank you to Lisa (Wedding Coordinator), William (Reservations Manager) along with Roisin and Sarah (Reservations), Michael Dolan (Manager) and all the staff on our wedding day. I am confident in saying we would not have found better anywhere. Thank you
Review by The Keoghs
2nd Aug 2015
Me and my husband got married in the Hodson Bay Hotel on 2nd August. Meeting with the hotel and Lisa 14 months earlier they were a pleasure to deal with. All emails or queries were answered as soon as possible and nothing was too much trouble. We arrived the day before the wedding and as soon as we stood foot in the hotel the staff took over and it made the night before as stress free and enjoyable as possible. The food was amazing on the day and seconds of the main course were offered to everyone. The service and overall flow of the day was top notch. Steve and Teresa had their staff well organised. The waiters and waitresses, porters and bar staff were all so polite and they are a credit to the hotel. I have never met such polite people in all areas of a hotel. Julie was fantastic in the last few weeks in the run up and on the day. To end, it was the perfect day for me and my husband and we owe so much of that to the Hodson Bay Hotel.
Review by Catherina and John
6th Jun 2015
We had our Wedding Reception at the Hodson Bay Hotel on 06.06.15 From start to finish we genuinely cannot list one fault. They were just incredible. The Management and Staff were unbelievable, they were so accommodating and certainly made our special day the perfect one. From Lisa, the Wedding Coordinator and James, the Wedding Manager, they were just an absolute pleasure to deal with. They covered every fine detail and ensured that any requests / wishes were met. They evenly secretly met with some of our Bridal Party who wanted to organise a video to be played on the day. Again they done everything to accommodate them. We cannot thank them enough for all your help and advice in the planning and preparation of our big day. Michael, the Banqueting Manager is just beyond exceptional. We were blown away by his professionalism and service on the day. Our Bridal Party and family just raved about what an unbelievable, friendly and kind individual he was. Thank you so much you truly added such a personal touch to our day. To all the Staff on the day, particularly Amy who served the top table. Everyone at our wedding complimented the food and service, which I must say myself was just incredible. The extra mile that they went to accommodate guest with different dietary requirements. These individuals were blown away and couldn’t believe what a range of food was made available. They had never come across this level of service at a wedding before. We highly recommend the Hodson Bay Hotel. We rave about every week. We are so thrilled we choose this hotel for our wedding reception and we cannot thank the Management and Staff enough.
Review by Tanya & Tony
5th Jun 2015
Hodson Bay was everything we ever wanted for our wedding. Can't praise the staff enough. Lisa and Michael were amazing. So helpful throughout the organising, and on the day. They made it so easy for us living in the UK.It went perfectly. The food was beautiful and the service was fantastic. Our wedding suite was amazing with a beautiful view. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic venue. Tanya & Tony Stack.
Review by Maria & Alan
15th May 2015
We had our wedding on 15th May in the Hodson Bay and what can we say only that they made our day the most perfect day we have ever had. Everything was outstanding from start to finish, we couldnt have asked for anything more. Our wedding coordinator Lisa was so professional and helpful to us from the day we booked our wedding, always on the phone or email with any answers to questions we had. On the day the service was exceptional. The food was top class, our guests are still talking about the food and the outstanding service. The drinks reception, canapees and tea/coffee on arrival went down a treat with the guests. The dining room was beautiful. Roisin Ryan the manager on the day couldnt have done enough for us. I cant recommend the hotel enough. Thanks so much to all the management and staff for making our wedding day such a wonderful memorable occasion. Maria & Alan.
Review by E & M
14th Mar 2015
Efficient, friendly, helpful and a good attitude.
Review by Anita Earley
5th Dec 2014
Fabulous venue. Food was excellent. Staff very good. Brilliant setting for taking pictures. Value for money. Gorgeous bridal suite. Recommend highly.
Review by Fiona & David Brennan
24th Oct 2014
Very family friendly we have two young kids that were very much a part of the day . Mangagent and staff very helpful and friendly from planing the day to the day itself..?Would definitely recommend it....
Review by Mr & Mrs Hogan Thee Best Wedding Ever
11th May 2014
Quality 5 stars as the food, decor, staff and attention to every last detail was immaculate and to the highest of standards Responsiveness 5 Stars as every inquiry, question, worry and request was dealt within hrs. Professionalism 5 Stars as Lisa was a world of Knowledge, gave us numbers for Bands, Photographers, Djs, Magicians, Florists etc. Value 5 Stars even though we had to increase our pricing due to low numbers to get the Ultimate Package with all the extras it was still great Value. Flexibility 5 Stars as menus had added items at a cost, sweets for the sweet table were chosen, a chocolate fountain was aloud to be brought in and set up by staff, half and half with the candle albras and flowers where also aloud, lanterns and other personal touches where brought in for the ceremony room and dining room etc.
Review by Orla
28th Dec 2013
Fantastic to deal with, no request is too big, very professional, every member of staff we met were extremely helpful. Food was fantastic. Couldn't recommend it more.
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