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Waterford Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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kildare
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the presidential suite and was it amazing! The suite was absolutely beautiful, the view beautiful and the staff could not do enough for use. Am going to stay here at least once a year for a pure treat

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Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to give our children the experience of staying in a castle while in Ireland without spending a fortune and Waterford Castle fit the bill. The grounds are pretty, but the rooms are a little run down and in need of updating. The rest of our group stayed in a self-catering lodge which was great and, I feel, a... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my husband and i stayed for one night in the castle unable to spend any longer due to our dates.but we really enjoyed the experience the huge log fire and the walks around the castle. the main highlight of our stay was the food compliments to the chef. the dinner was lovely and so was breakfast. i must say ALL... More 

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay here at Waterford Castle and I very much look forward to sharing your comments with the entire team here most especially the kitchen staff who will be delighted to see that the food was a highlight... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my husband's goals for our trip to Ireland was to stay in a real castle...and this one more than fulfilled that desire. It's a beautiful location, even has a golf course...the restaurant is excellent and the rooms were...well, palatial. The surprising thing was the castle felt so warm and comfortable. I had an image of castles as cold... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are always delighted when our guests who travel such long distancse have a wonderful and memorable experience here at Waterford Castle. I am delighted that you were able to enjoy all the Island has to offer. The island is truly a unique place and the... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a disappointing experience in attempting to make a booking. I was attempting to use a discount rate which was advertised. Before calling I confirmed there were multiple vacancies on the night of my choice. I was given 3 separate excuses. #1 "Fully booked" - I was able to confirm this was not the case from the online system... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I was very disappointed to read that you have had such difficulty making a booking and I would like to apologise for any distress this might have caused you. An certain times of the year we do offer great discounts. These are subject to restrictions based on our... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A
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137 reviews 137 reviews
25 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were invited to a lovely time on your beautiful estate! what a setting! I enjoyed the food at the golf course and the friendly staff! We shared a nice bottle of wine with the friends we meet there and had some delicious meals at the clubhouse! thank you again for the beautiful day of fun!

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable time when you visited. We have very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own Island and its great to read that you had the time to visit the Golf Club and enjoy a meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The enchantment of our stay at Waterford Castle began on the private islands driveway to the castle entrance, where we spotted wild elk and a badger! You can sit and have a drink by the most impressive 40ft high fireplace you could imagine and dinner in the Munster Room is a must(it made my Top 3 Meals of all time... More 

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the whole experience here at Waterford Castle and I very much look forward to sharing your comments with the entire team here. We look forward to your next visit to Waterford Castle, when it will be our pleasure... More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was my second time staying here, and I loved it so much the first time that I feared I'd be let down - but I found it as peaceful and beautiful and relaxing as I did the first time - perhaps even more so! The staff was lovely, and the representative that checked me in called me by name... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are always delighted when our guests especially return guests have a wonderful experience here. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property set on its own Island, where you can immediately relax. I look forward to sharing your review with the team here who will... More 

Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at Waterford Castle. The weather was amazing, sunny and beautiful. Walked the grounds and we were lucky enough to be around when the wedding showcase was going on. The food offered at this castle's restaurant is amazing. The lead chef is a very down to earth guy who takes pride in his work and doesn't... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are always delighted when our guests have a wonderful and memorable experience here at Waterford Castle. I am delighted that you were able to enjoy all the Island has to offer. We are very proud of our culinary reputation and glad you got the chance... More 

Sacramento, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed in "The Burg" room which was lovely (corner room, king size bed, table and chairs) although located over the service entrance so it was a little noisy in the morning. The bathroom had an over sized claw foot tub that we enjoyed tremendously! Showers were more difficult. Heated towel rack and floor.The castle is not really updated -... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property here at Waterford Castle. It is it not a typical Hotel but its quirkiness always delights our guests. We are very proud of our culinary reputation and delighted that you enjoyed breakfast and Bar food with us during... More 

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Address: The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterford Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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