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Waterford Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
#2 of 13 Hotels in Waterford
763 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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meath
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Had the pleasure of a one night stay here I July and dinner in the amazing restaurant. The castle is amazing, like stepping back in time, clean and maintained very well while still keeping all the original castle features. The food in the restaurant was the most amazing food I have ever had the pleasure to eat. It was out... More

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Only one word describes the experience of staying in this hotel....FANTASTIC!!! We would like to send a big thank you to the staff for making it such a lovely stay. Good food.... , beautiful setting...great atmosphere.

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Pittsburg, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We expected this to be the best of the best of our entire stay. The setting is absolutely spectacular. The castle is on its own island just a 5 minute drive from Waterford city center. The private ferry runs every 5 minutes and it was always on time for us. The gardens and paths round the castle are gorgeous with... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a beautiful hotel in an amazing location. You can wander the grounds and see the deer or enjoy high tea in a beautiful old room. I highly recommend afternoon tea its so delicious! Location is very near future Waterford city. I feel like its a nice novelty instead of staying in a regular hotel

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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 very fortunate here to have such a unique property on an Island with an abundance of wildlife to meet as you stroll the resort trails. Afternoon tea is a real treat and we are glad you were able to experience it here at The... More

Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. I spent 1 night here with my sisters-in-law, and because there were three of us, we had to stay in the lodges (we wanted to stay in the castle). The lodges have all the amenities of apartments, which is great if you have your own transportation. We arrived via taxi and sent... More

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback, We sincerely appreciate your kind remarks in relation to your accommodation at the Lodges and Dinner here at The Castle. I would like to apologise for any distress caused on your arrival to the Castle. Our Lodges are located a short distance from the Hotel and I can understand without transportation getting... More

wexford
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

located on its own island a five minute ferry journey brings you to this amazing castle , we were warmly welcomed by a very nice girl on reception who directed us to our fabulous bedroom with a four poster bed complete with chocolates on the pillows ,a huge bathroom with stand alone bath and power shower and a gorgeous sitting... 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 am delighted to read that you enjoyed a relaxing break here at Waterford Castle. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own island where you can switch off. The castle is steeped in History, a history that is visible within the premises... More

calgary
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203 reviews 203 reviews
18 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoying a two week travel vacation throughout Ireland, this would be our first of several Irish castle experiences, and it was not disappointing. The feeling of old world aristocracy and charm had its impact, and the lush and manicured grounds and environment accentuated this castle's history. Located on its' own island made the ferry ride magical. Reception was warm and... 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 and give us such wonderful feedback. We are very fortunately to have such a unique property, with old world charm and character. With a history going back many centuries it is important that we try to maintain the property to reflect that. We pride ourselves on our culinary... More

Myrtle Beach
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have to say we enjoyed our one night stay. Our bath had a shower that was interesting but other than that we very much enjoyed our stay. The staff was super and breakfast was very good. If you do not wish to spend a very lot of money, have dinner in town and not at tha hotel.

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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 and to give us such wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable stay with us, that you encountered friendly staff and had the time to enjoy breakfast here at the Castle . I look forward to sharing your comments with the team here, who take... More

Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I'll admit, the main reason to stay here is to say you stayed in a castle. The grounds and the castle building are very nice, and our suite was that old form of luxury that hasn't quite kept up with the times, fancy furniture but peeling paint on the ceiling. The bathroom was larger than my bedroom at home... 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 write your review. Waterford Castle is a very unique property dating back in parts to the 16th century. For uniqueness and a genuine Castle experience, Waterford Castle is definitely worth choosing and we are delighted you were able to experience a castle stay here. I am delighted you were able to... More

Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately the weather wasn't marvellous but walks are good and the hotel is excellent. We had an enormous suite which wasn't cheap but we made the most of it. We ate in the bar as they have an excellent choice for children. Rooms are typical for a castle. The hotel is on an island so access isn't easy for going... 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 on its own island and are delighted that you were able to enjoy a brief stay with us. It will give me great pleasure in sharing your review with the team here who take great pride in their... 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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