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Historical Traveler Reviews Wineport Lodge Athlone
Stunning location, wonderful staff, great food, amazing atmosphere
I had the pleasure of getting married at Wineport Lodge in June of this year, what an amazing experience. People tell you that your wedding day is one to remember and I always will simply because of the way my guests and I were treated. The staff are simply wonderful, nothing, and I mean nothing is too much trouble. One of my guests needed his trousers taken up, hey presto , the restauarant manager undertook the task with minutes to spare. Norma (GM) and the entire team made up feel like part of the family and everybody went out of their way to make us feel incredibly relaxed and happy. The service I experienced was second to none, I cannot recommend the hotel to enough people, long may they continue to offer such excellent service!
Genuß am See
Wir hatten ein nettes Hotel am See erwartet und ein Design-Hotel der oberen Klasse gefunden.
Wer in dieser Region einmal ruhig, mit sehr viel Stil übernachten möchte, sollte unbedingt die Wineport Lodge buchen.
Zimmer mit Seeblick, allem was man braucht und was zusätzlich noch nett ist ( CD-Player, Playstation). Vom Bett aus den Seeblick genießen, auf dem Balkon sitzen und den Jameson - Whiskey ( kleines Geschenk des Hauses) trinkend entspannen. Einfach wunderbar.
Sollten Sie die Golfbälle vergessen haben, macht nichts, nehmen Sie einfach die aus Ihrem Zimmer!
Im Restaurant gibt es hervorragende moderne irische Küche und in der Lounge köstliche Cocktails.Und immer dazu : Seeblick.
Selbst wenn der Tag verregnet ist, wie es bei uns war, einfach nur schön.
Im Bad geniesst man den Komfort eines wirklichen First Class Hotels, inkl. Fußbodenheizung.
Das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ist hervorragend.
Too Snobby and condescending staff
I have been here on three occasions and the last visit will definitely be the last. On the first occasion I arrived with a party of six and we were well treated and everything was good. It probably helped that we arived in a convertible car. However the next time I went for something to eat I was given the brush off that it was not open to the public and I had a similar experience the last time with some wedding excuse that they could not serve me in the restaraunt (I saw people at tables that were clearly not at a wedding so that nonsense could be discounted). It is a fine location and a well thought out hotel except for the attitude of the staff.
It is a problem that the Wineport is not alone in suffering from. However given the over-priced rooms and food, having snooty staff is most uncomfortable and would prompt me never to go back again. Could be a great hotel, but the attitude of the staff are so important, and for this reason I give the Wineport a no-no.
Pure relaxation and a real treat!
Stayed here with my husband for one night over the May Bank holiday weekend and loved it. It rained all the while we were there but it made no difference - it was wonderful. The staff are very nice, professional and friendly and the owner (I think it was the owner) was there all the time too, he was also very nice. We sat in the lounge all day and read the papers over a bottle of wine and some snacks for lunch, then we had dinner in the restaurant that night. The restaurant is very atmospheric and a most enjoyable place to eat. You are encouraged to have breakfast in your room which is fabulous - if the waether had been nicer you can eat on your own private terrace - as it was raining we ate in our room but the food was wonderful, fresh orange juice, good coffee etc. They have a hot tub on the roof so we soaked in that for a while which was lovely too and we left feeling very relaxed. We were offered a coffee before we left too which I thought was a nice touch. It's only 1.5 hrs from Dublin which was handy too! I don't know if they are open when they have a wedding on in the Wineport lodge but I think it would ruin the atmosphere if they did. I would highly recommend this place for a real treat and relaxing getaway and we will definitely be back.
If I were to be very very picky and find some cons I would say...the food in the restaurant is very expensive, we felt it was a little overpriced for what we got (steak sent back as it was cold), the underfloor heating in the bathroom is too hot and we couldn't figure out how to turn it down (though we didn't ask!) and the 'Welcome drink' you get on arrival is whiskey which is in your room - I think a welcome drink should be a drink of your choice, even a glass of beer or wine but not whiskey, it's a bit cheeky.
Fantastic - what a treat 5 star luxury
We held our wedding at the Wineport and it was just fantastic. The food was delicous, the staff couldn't do enough for you and the service was impeccable. They have extended the hotel since we've been and apparently it has been very tastefully done. We are going back there this year to a birthday party and we are very much looking forward to it.
A Hidden Treasure in the Middle of Ireland
My husband, myself and another couple stayed at the Wine Port Lodge for 2 nights in Nov 05 and it was a fantastic experience. We were allocated one of the new bedrooms (great view of the lake) The food and service is to die for in the restaurant and the staff just couldn't do enough for us. A perfect place for couples looking to unwind and de-stress and appreciate good food and wine. We spent a few hours in nearby Athlone town and returned to relax in the beautiful residents lounge where daily newspapers are available. We cannot wait to go back and would highly recommend the Wine Port.
Simply the best!
Myself and my husband have just returned from a fabulous weekend at the Wineport. The location of this hotel by the river is so relaxing. The staff were so welcoming and accommodating, (we slept in on the Sunday and with a hope and a pray, I phoned reception to check if there was any chance of getting some breakfast to our room - it arrived fifteen minutes later outside our bedroom door and it was superb!) - that is what I call service. Dinner on the saturday night was excellent. I can also recommend the relaxation bath - a real treat! We highly recommend this beautiful accommodation and highly commend the staff who do everything to make your stay a memorable one.
Will go back ... again & again & again & again ....
We discovered The Wineport over 2 years ago on a surprise birthday trip. I can honestly say that the place is an oasis of calm. Relaxation is guaranteed in tandem with delicious food, fantastic wine and top notch service. When we first visited The Wineport it only had 10 rooms attached the restaurant. It as recently completely re-vamped the restaurant/reception area and added an extra 11 rooms, some of which are suites. These new rooms maintained the standard of the 'older' ones with breathtaking views of the Lough, L'Occataine bath products, underfloor heating in the bathroom and commissioned furniture by local craftsman, Robert English .... pure luxury. We recently held our wedding reception there and will have many wonderful memories for years to come about how special the day was. We had the whole Lodge to ourselves for the day and the staff catered for our every need. From the champagne reception to the meal to the brunch the next morning ... everything was perfect. Our guests on the day are still commenting on the food and the setting and how the whole day was like no other wedding they'd been at before. I'll certainly be going back to the Wineport where Ray and Jane (the owners) ensure a personal touch to everything they do. I'd also recommend the Lodge for a wedding (up to 125 guests) if you are looking for something more memorable and special than you can ever imagine. If you can't relax and enjoy yourself here, heaven help you !!!
A real little gem
We stayed in the Wineport Lodge on the 4th July 2004 for 1 night and had a brillant time.The staff were so friendly and polite and we were shown to our room-beautiful views,lovely white duvet covers and the most comfortable pillows ever!
I had a Bliss massage by a lovely pleasant therapist.
Dinner was beautiful as was the wine and the best bit was the dessert trolley wheeled to your table!
Defintely we will be returning.A must for couples needing a well deresverd break away.
Loved the Wineport!
Myself and my husband stayed in the Wineport on the 02 August 2003 for 2 nights.
Upon arrival we were met curteously by a lovely staff member who showed us to our room (The Bollinger Suite) The rooms all have fantastic views over the Lough and are minilamist in style with under-floor heating and although standard in size are well kept and nicely decorated.
The restaurant has a fabulous menu and the athmosphere is lovely.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone looking for a really special weekend. Loved it!!!!!
TripAdvisor Reviews Wineport Lodge Athlone
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