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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a very unpleasant experience at this property just last week. The bar area is extremely small and very pretentious - the sommelier and female bar attendant hardly acknowledged us and the bar attendant did nothing but wipe off glasses. She never once checked our drinks or asked if we wanted another or if she could take our food...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Waterford Castle was amazing. The lodges were spacious and modern. We loved the staff and they were so helpful. Saw animal up close when ever we went for a walk. Waterford has lots of history and plenty to do.

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Shannon, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It was great to read that you had a wonderful stay with us here at The Garden Lodges at Waterford Castle. The Island Resort is a great base for a short break whether you want to relax and just exploring the Island or explore the region. Thank you...

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

Waterford Castle is an amazing place to visit. We booked the Suir suite and it was incredible. The rooms were spacious and the bed is extremely comfortable. There is an enormous claw foot tub - big enough for two. The 5 course gourmet dinner was excellent and the service was impeccable. Rodel, our waiter, and Antonio, the maitre'd, went out...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Terri, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. It is great to read that you had a wonderful time with us here at Waterford Castle. Antonio and Rodel will be delighted to be mentioned in your post. They, like all of the team here want nothing more that to see our guests happy. To say we...

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a family meal in Waterford Castle and were treated wonderfully. As a group we have various food allergies and intolerances and the staff could not have done more to make us comfortable and adapt the menu to our needs.

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear SC Thank you for sharing your comments following your recent visit to Waterford Castle. It was our very great pleasure to look after you all here. We are always thrilled to hear back form our guests especially when they have had a wonderful time. Thank you again for your comments, we look forward top seeing you all again soon....

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed twice here, first in the castle and second time in the lodges. The castle is stunning, the rooms are spacious and lovely. The lodges are a bit old and not well maintained but they do the job they are 3 beds and family friendly.

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Laurberto, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am delighted to see that you were able to experience both The Castle and our Self Catering Lodges. The Castle is truly unique built in the 16th Century, while the Lodges are very much a modern addition very spacious, ideal for families and groups who want to...

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed one night at this hotel in one of the suites, The Burg room. The bed was extremely comfortable and king size. The room is beautifully decorated and very clean with comfortable chairs, a flat screen TV and period furniture. The bathtub is huge with claw feet and perfect for a relaxing soak. The hotel common areas are also...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mistty, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Castle is a truly unique property that we are delighted to be able to share with our many guests from near and far. We love to see our guests go out and explore the Island....

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

This would probably be a better review if we hadn't been stuck in the lodges that were quite a ways from the castle. They are modern and have no character and are in need of paint and some TLC. The staff here does bend over backwards for you though. Food selection is small but good. You're also in the middle...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear AimeeLally, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Island Resort althought 10 minutes from Waterford City Centre may not always be what our guests envisage particularly if you prefer to be in the middle of town and we understand that. You stayed in our Garden Lodges. The Lodges are very popular all year round, modern...

Mullingar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the Lodges in Waterford Castle Resort. The houses were excellent and very well equipped. I would say they were better than most homes. They are well designed and in a lovely setting. If possible when booking go for one that is on the outside of the development to ensure a nice view. We saw...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us here on The Island. The Lodges are an ideal base for exploring the Resort and for exploring the Waterford region. I am delighted to see that you were able to enjoy the Island walks and see...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I, and her mum stayed in Waterford Castle Hotel for three nights in March 2017. The Hotel was amazing - everything you would expect from a luxury grand castle; open wood burning fires, four poster beds, freestanding baths, amazing food. All staff were so polite and welcoming full of information and advice. My only slight criticism would...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Inspector_Motalbano, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed a wonderful stay here with us at Waterford Castle. The Castle is a truly unique and magical place, dating from the 16th century it retains a certain charm and hints at life in a bygone era. I hope you have...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held our wedding reception in Waterford Castle in November and it was a magical location for a wedding. From the first email enquiry through to check-out, all of the staff we dealt with were excellent. They clearly wanted us to have a wonderful experience and it absolutely was. Gillian was a pleasure to deal with and made sure that...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear CMaryL Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review. It was our very great pleasure to host your very special day here at Waterford Castle. The Resort is a fairytale location; accessable only by Ferry our secluded Island with the magnificent Castle at its Heart rarely disappoints. This coupled with our staff like Gillian who you...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

Address: The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford X91 Y722, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Price Range: $174 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#2 Romantic Hotel in Waterford
#2 Family Hotel in Waterford
#7 Business Hotel in Waterford
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“The Suir suite is magnificent.”
 of 5 bubbles 268terric, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the castle. Not the lodges.”
 of 5 bubbles AimeeLally, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Presidential Suite is amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles CMaryL, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“suite.seperate sitting room. with televisions in both bedroom and sitting room.lovely view also of golf course”
 of 5 bubbles annamariao951, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“For families with young children I suggest taking a lodge house and avail of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Dublindays2015, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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