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Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

The Island Ballinakill, Waterford X91 Y722 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 12 hotels in Waterford
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Situated on its own private Island on the River Suir, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offers 4 Star Luxury Castle Accommodation nestled in the suburbs of Waterford City.Feel yourself travel through time as you make the magical journey by our complimentary Car Ferry to the 310 acre Island Resort.With an amazing history stretching back to the 6th century, wake up in Waterford Castle Hotel Ireland after a peaceful night’s sleep to the picturesque and enchanting scenes and sounds the island has to offer. Enjoy gourmet food served in our award winning Munster room restaurant and Fitzgerald Bar or simply relax by the large open fire in 16th Century surroundings.For family, group or self catering in Waterford our Island Garden Lodges are the perfect place to experience the South East.Island Activities include our 18 hole Championship Golf Course, our fantastic tennis courts, clay Pigeon Shooting or croquet on the Castle lawns.Waterford Castle also provides a stunning Irish castle wedding venue for an unforgettable Wedding Day. Imagine… A legendary Castle, on an Island Haven; exclusively yours. All in all Waterford Castle Hotel and golf resort provides a luxury destination to escape from life itself.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Tennis court
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Park View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 2 more
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Altai wrote a review 12 Oct
Dublin157 contributions127 helpful votes
I stayed here for 2 nights with my mum and we had a lovely time. The food was great. We booked the gourmet package and both the fine dining dinner and the early bird meal were very good. The rooms are beautiful. For comparison purposes, we stayed at Dunbrody House a couple of years ago, and the food and overall value here far surpasses that of Dunbrody (which was very disappointing and overpriced). 5 star hotels in Ireland don’t often offer true value for money, and some I have stayed at have been a downright rip-off, but I thought Waterford Castle was worth it, and I am hoping to return in the future with my boyfriend.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
dunnagall wrote a review Sep 2021
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From the booking experience to the food, this hotel lets itself down. I booked on-line with a note to say that it was a surprise for a special wedding anniversary and could we have a nice bedroom. I then tried phoning (twice) just to confirm but got the answering machine. Left a message but no one phoned back. Phoned a third time. Spoke to someone, she had my booking but had not read the note, so I explained again, and asked for a nice room, which she said she'd look after. When we arrived we were shown to the room which was tiny. Just enough room for two people to stand in. We were disappointed so I went to reception, and again explained that it was a special occasion. We were then offered a slightly larger room. On the first night we had no internet in the room, and even after giving us a WiFi dongle the staff couldn't get it to work. We were told that we could move to another room the following morning, nearer the Reception, where we would have WiFi coverage. We did move to the new room in the morning, and were told it hadn't been occupied the day before (so we are in our third bedroom). It was a lovely large room, exactly what you'd expect for the price! My question is, why were we not offered this room, either at arrival, or when I asked to be moved from the tiny bedroom? We were on a "gourmet" package but the food is certainly not "gourmet" it is average/good, it was the same on both nights, this would be fine if it wasn't advertised or priced as a "gourmet" experience. All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful, but I feel there is no one overseeing the overall experience, from the front desk to the restaurant, and lots of small things that are not just right add up to a less than optimal experience. I understand that they are probably still finding their feet post pandemic, but if so, say so and adjust your prices accordingly, don't charge 5 Star prices until you're providing a 5 star experience.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a large room!
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Sam O wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We were at a small wedding here a few weeks ago and I cannot say enough about how wonderful everything was, down to the last detail. What an idyllic location for a wedding! The castle is just stunning, it is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding. The food was superb, the staff were so friendly and efficient. Our room was beautiful, and what a view! We had a walk in the grounds after breakfast the following day and it was just wonderful. We will definitely be back again for a longer stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Liz C wrote a review Sep 2021
limerick22 contributions9 helpful votes
This hotel was a surprise night stay by my husband. Ferry was quick and on time. Drive in was amazing. The second we entered I was blown away. The castle is beautiful. The staff were so down to earth and could not, just not be more accomadating. Our room...The Wedgewood suite...ohhh my godddd I never loved a room more in my life. It was absolutely stunning. Every inch. The dinner was beautiful. I have anxiety eating and they gave us a beautiful quiet corner no problem whatsoever. We walked every inch of the grounds. No one said no to anything. Everyone wanted to help and make u feel pampered and looked after every min of the stay. I felt like a princess. I was even teary sad leaving. The people, the place, the castle. Absolutely perfect. Thank you all so so much. You made me and my husband so happy. We will definitely be back...x x
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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aingealban wrote a review Sep 2021
Dublin62 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed one night at the beautiful Waterford Castle for a treat for my birthday. We had the Ormonde Room and it was fabulous, plus it had a four poster bed which added to the very real feeling we were in a castle. The castle itself holds about 19 bedrooms and the decor is in keeping with what you expect a castle to be like. The main entrance hall is beautiful. The staff are amazing, from the bubbly girl who was in the bar first and then helped serve breakfast to the very professional and approachable maitre d who helped us with our choice of dinner and her lovely wait staff. The dinner was amazing... compliments to the chef and his team .. a nicely spaced out affair, with time to relax, no hurry, fabulous dessert wine too! My husband ordered hot chocolate after his dinner, not sure how he had room and this was no problem either... love 5 star hotels, it's always the small things! The only two negative points, and they are very small.. was a dried carnation we found on the carpet in our room, and the shower/bath had a curtain which was a bit dangerous, a shower stall or door would have been easier. All in all, we are planning our next get-away to this castle. We have been to many five star hotels but this is becoming our favourite so far. Breakfast was lovely too... we had that in the conservatory.... lovely wait staff again... as always, the staff of a hotel make it. There are lovely grounds around the castle too, well worth a walk after breakfast.. we can't wait to get back! Thank you.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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USD 164 - USD 345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty WaterfordWaterford
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Nearby attractions include Waterford Greenway (4.3 km), King of the Vikings (3.3 km), and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Emiliano's, Momo Restaurant, and Everett's.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bishop's Palace (3.4 km), Ballyhack Castle (6.3 km), and Colclough Walled Garden (7.3 km).
Does Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.