Review: The Wineport Lodge, Athlone – Perfect Girls Weekend Away!



Lot’s of you will no doubt recognise The Wineport Lodge from the television series ‘The Restaurant’.

Well, late last September, myself and the girls, Rosin, Kim and Sara travelled down to Glasson, Athlone, to celebrate Sara’s birthday at the lodge, and oh my God, that place doesn’t disappoint!

We had such an incredible time there, and the food, not surprisingly, was absolutely amazing!


A break away with the girls is always a fun way to spend a weekend, but going there for a birthday celebration made it extra special.

The birthday girl, Sara, is one of my closest friends and undoubtedly one of the nicest girls you will ever meet. She is an incredible mum to her daughter Isabelle, not to mention an amazing support to her friends, so when her birthday came around, myself and the girls figured she deserved a pampered night away at the Wineport Lodge.


Behind the lodge, there is a huge lake, Lough Ree, which looks so beautiful during the day and especially at night when the grounds around the lodge are all lit up. It’s just such a relaxing place. We also had spa treatments on the day and it was so nice – talk about totally unwinding.

At the time of our stay there, I was in the final stages of my book, and so as you can imagine, the stress levels were ninety. That weekend away in the Wineport Lodge managed to completely chill me out. I felt totally revived when I came back to Dublin!

So take it if you’re stressed and looking for a place where you can just chill out, the Wineport Lodge is definitely the one to consider.

It has 29 bedrooms and a lovely spa, so it has a fab boutique feel to it. The interior is so warm and cosy but stylish at the same time. It’s an ideal place for a relaxing break.



Myself and the girls had such a fab time in Glassan. In fact, we probably spent most of the weekend laughing and having the most amazing craic!

Definitely a weekend to remember.

The Wineport Lodge also offer Christmas Vouchers and Voya Gift sets which is a an Irish skincare range.


Have any of you guys stayed at the Wineport Lodge?

Sue xxx




  1. Sinead
    13 January 2015 / 21:27

    very nice and relaxing would highly recommend, Staff very friendly

  2. 26 November 2014 / 14:52

    We loved it too.. its so relaxing isnt it 🙂 xx

  3. Sarah Moylan
    23 November 2014 / 01:16

    I stayed in the Wineport last August I won a voucher and omg I loved it myself and my partner and my two kids went for the night it was lovely and we got some fab photos planning on taking a trip early 2015 just me and my partner loved it so much

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