6 Reasons Why Booking Direct is Better for you

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Booking Direct with Hodson Bay Hotel

In the world of holidays and getaways, there is a myriad of hotels and booking sites. We all have seen the adverts from the online travel agencies (OTA) saying they will find you the right room for the right price. While this can be true, they cannot inform you about the extra incentives and benefits our hotels offer. These booking direct incentives are free, flexible and pretty fantastic. Keep reading so not to miss out on some great extras.


1. Free Breakfast


If you book with online travel agencies, you are usually given a room only rate. Did you know booking direct with HodsonBayHotel.com or GalwayBayHotel.com your breakfast is included at no extra cost, so enjoy your free breakfast.


2. Complimentary Spa Voucher

Do you love to relax and pamper? Well, maybe you would love our complimentary spa voucher. So, when you spend €80 or more enjoy a €20 spa voucher to our five star spa and thermal suite.


3. Flexibility & Fine-tuning Your Booking


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Jill – Meeting & Events Coordinator


A lot of the time we underestimate the power of personal touch and talking to a real person about our booking. 62% of all our bookings are on the phone compared to 27% phone bookings in Dublin. I guess this shows we do like to offer the personal touch, All our reservations officers are not only trained in specialised room booking, but will also provide information on the surrounding areas, exciting attractions, activities and dining options. So, if you have any questions or worries and wish to ensure your booking safely and securely, chat to one of our friendly reservation officers. They are always happy to help, even with uniquely special  things such as a hushed engagement proposal.

Plus with OTA’s such as Booking.com and Expedia it is not always easy to amend your stay. It is nice to get the personal touch guaranteeing everyone’s stay is as promised.


4. Exclusive Discount Booklet


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Exclusive Discount Activity Booklet


When visiting Athlone, we want to you see and do it all for less. Over the last 25 years, we have become akin with the local landscape, building connections with local attractions, activities, arts, crafts, culture and heritage. So, when you book direct, you know you are talking to someone who knows the best places to visit to enhance your stay. For those who book directly, you can look forward to our unique discount booklet ensuring you enjoy the best local attractions such as Glendeer Pet Farm, Athlone Medieval Castle and Viking Tours on the River Shannon for a little less.



5. Complimentary In-House Activities


You want to experience the place, the people and the food. It is one thing to book a break but why not book a break with something to do and see when we get to our destination. There is an excellent mix of complimentary in-house activities from Monday to Saturday: Wine & Cheese Tasting, Local Craft Beer Tasting, Bingo, Yoga Class and Whiskey Tasting.



6. Access to Tailored Packages



We are always creating new and exciting packages such as Hodson Bay Hotel’s Medieval Triangle , our flexible dining staycations and our flash sales. These packages are not available when booking through sites like Ebookers or Triavgo or other online travel agencies. So, it is always good to keep an eye out for our offers and book direct.


7. Okay, One More Benefit to Booking Direct

We couldn’t resist, so we leave you with this lovely seventh benefit to booking direct. If you booked with an OTA when you check in, we offer you 10% OFF your next stay when you book directly with us.


Booking Direct really is Better for You


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Hodson Bay Hotel


Booking direct benefits those who love tailored stays. And because of our local roots and Irish nature we like to get to know our guests. Understanding our guests allows us to build the staycations everyone will love. And, we want everyone to benefit from all our little extras to doubly enjoy your stay in the heart of Ireland. Book Now.


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