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“A very pleasant experience; great Irish food and warm hospitality”

Waterways Golf Resort
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Waterways Golf Resort
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This was a WOW moment for us. My wife and I visited this past weekend after a visit in the Niagara Falls/Jamestown area. The room was huge and very well appointed with great bed, A/C and even a ceiling fan. This is not a luxurious place but it is modern, well appointed and rural looking; simple and comfortable. The on premise restaurant is a hidden gem; a genuine Irish pub, no frills but more than welcoming for adequate drinking, eating and striking conversations with perfect strangers that end up becoming friends. The food was sensational. I would gladly recommend the Irish fish stew; creamy and hearty, and the fish fry; a large portion of exquisitely battered fried fish served with mounds of fries. Do not leave without trying an Irish coffee or two, probably the best I've ever had. Having been recently in Ireland I can vouch for its authenticity. But the best part of the experience is the warm Irish hospitality of owners Richard and Susan who make you feel right at home from the moment you walk in the door. Hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Nice little spot for for a pint and fish & chips. Never stayed at the hotel but the food is good and the service is friendly and accommodating. Only a few miles off the highway but a little dark at night and a bit hard to find. Nice country setting.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

The pub is authentic looking - decorated to the tee -- the owner is charming, friendly and accommodating. They serve a variety of food and have live music on Saturdays -- great!

The rooms are clean, large and comfortable -- there has been a small fridge added since some previous reviewers. The carpentry is a bit basic - but the decor is nice and clean and comfortable were what was really important to us. They did have shampoo and conditioner in the room if you didn't have any.

The bathrooms are small but clean - and really all you need. The bed is very comfortable - the TV is small - but adequate to see.


The golf course is beautiful and the added family fun of soccer golf was a huge hit for our little ones!

It is an extremely convenient location right of the main route 19 which runs North and South.

The rooms are set away from the pub, giving quiet and privacy. Plenty of parking right next to the room. Beautiful views.

Definitely will stay here again!!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Stayed on a Friday night with my teenage daughter. Location is good if you have family or friends or something to attend in Belfast or Angelica. Owner is very friendly and welcoming. The bar/ restaurant in the main house was playing Irish music and seemed like an Irish pub. If you closed your eyes and listened to the owner, you might imagine you were in an Irish Inn. We ended up having dinner before seeing our room. I enjoyed my fish fry and my daughter said the beef stew was good but lacked salt. So far so good. Other patrons seemed to be enjoying their meals and having a good time as well.

We went to our room after dinner. We were shown to an ugly, brown, log structure surrounded by cracked cement and trampled grass. This building used to be the pro shop but when the owners upgraded the golf course and called it a resort, they merely divided the building into 4 guest rooms. It sits next to cart storage and the foundation and parking lot from the old bar/restaurant. The room itself was very clean and large. The king bed was comfortable with nice bedding, the only luxury. Bathroom was tiny but clean. Flat screen TV made us laugh. It was the size of a computer screen! "Luxury" and "resort" are words that mislead in their ad. If you have ever stayed at an Irish Bed and Breakfast, that's what you will find here. Except, no breakfast is included in the high price you'll pay per night.

I would recommend the following changes if they really want to call this a resort
landscape around the lodging to make it more attractive and inviting and less creepy and deserted looking,
Blackout curtains on window, thicker towels in the bathroom,
Offer breakfast in the price of the room,
Put in a much larger TV if you want to have bragging rights in your ad,
Stock the in room coffee maker with necessary supplies,
Don't call the room a suite, by American standards, it is a room with a bathroom.

We didn't golf but I have heard from friends that the course is nice.

I wish the owners would advertise as an Irish Inn or B and B. A resort would indicate to me that other activities besides sleeping and golf are available. An Irish B and B would offer charm and comfort for a more reasonable price. If they lowered the price a bit and offered a hot Irish breakfast along with the comfortable bed, I would try this place again. What is offered now is not worth the high price you pay.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

We arrived on a rainy night, and the place was difficult to find due to a lack of outside lights. The "lodge" itself is unmarked and is at an intersection on the edge of a golf course (the golf carts were stored in a shed right next to the "lodge"). The parking lot is huge for 4 rooms - it looks like it originally served the golf course. The "lodge" is just a plain rectangular one-story building, with a pair of rooms at each end. It almost looks like they divided up a building that originally housed the golf shop into 4 motel rooms - not really the image of what one usually associates with the term "lodge".

The room was well maintained, clean and comfortable, and the staff was very nice, but for the price, the amenities were very limited. Usually at this price, one expects much more. The TV was tiny (about 15"), there was no refrigerator, microwave or even an alarm clock, no bars of soap, and not even a hook in the bathroom to put clothes on. There was a one-cup coffee maker, but no cups or coffee, so it was useless to us. The first morning we ran out of hot water and had to have a cold shower, and the second day we ran out of toilet paper (they only left one roll!).

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Stanley J
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Additional Information about Waterways Golf Resort

Address: 5920 County Road 16, Belfast, NY 14711-8787
Region: United States > New York > Belfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Belfast
Hotel Class:5 star — Waterways Golf Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 6

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