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Waterford Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
#2 of 13 Hotels in Waterford
756 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Myrtle Beach
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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St Albans
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were given the Ormonde Suite, which is supposed to be one of the larger and I assume better rooms. For three days I paid just under £450 and it was not even close to being worth it. I had been travelling in Europe the two weeks prior to my visit here and so had stayed in 9 other hotels... 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 found the whole experience less than satisfactory and I would like to apologise for not meeting your expectations. We have a very unique property here dating back in parts to the 16th century. This brings its own challenges that we... More

Dublin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely night in Waterford Castle recently. Fantastic pleasant staff who couldn't do enough for us. Even down to the groundsman re-starting my car the next morning with jump leads as I had left the lights on (silly me!!). Rooms were very comfortable with cosy beds and lovely décor. Nice big bathroom. All spotlessly clean. Views from windows... 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 had such memorable if brief stay here at Waterford Castle and that you found all the staff you encountered to be attentive and accommodating. I am happy to see that you were able to experience Dinner in the Munster... More

Flower Mound, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While touring Ireland, we wanted to stay in a castle hotel. This one did not disappoint. Isolated on a small island, you take a short ferry ride to get there. The castle and grounds are very beautiful and we were made to feel very much at home. My husband decided he'd like to play an impromptu golf round, and they... 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 had such a lovely relaxing Castle experience here at Waterford Castle. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own island where you can switch off and relax. We pride ourselves on our culinary reputation and I... More

Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle and grounds are great. There is a nice walking path around the island with beautiful views of the river and the grounds. The restaurant was very nice and we enjoyed the meals there very much, including their afternoon tea. If we were to do it over again though, we would ask for a room in the back of... 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 review your stay with us here at Waterford Castle. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the Castle. You were able to enjoy a walk around the very scenic island paths and enjoy dinner and afternoon tea. In relation to the external lights and the cars in the set down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful castle on a private island. and for €130 absolutely affordable. when visiting ireland, one stay in a castle must be included, and this is the one (the other could be dromoland, but that is like 4x the price) you definitely will enjoy all the little details of pure luxury. and the €45 for the optionaly dinner are also worth... 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 wonderful review of Waterford Castle. We are very lucky to have such a unique property on its own Island. It is quiet and peaceful with unobstructed views across the island from all windows. I am delighted to read that you took the time to dine in The Munster room.... More

Wexford, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't throw the word fantastic about too often but if you are looking to get away somewhere special for a night this is a fantastic place to go. For an authentic castle hotel experience I don't think you can beat Waterford castle. I treated myself and the missus to a night away from the kids for our wedding anniversary.... 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 very fortunate to have such a unique property and are delighted that you were able to enjoy a brief stay with us on your Wedding anniversary. We pride ourselves on our culinary offering here at the Castle and the Kitchen team will be delighted... More

sandy, utah
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127 reviews 127 reviews
47 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we drove off the ferry onto this island, we felt that this was a magical destination. You approach through a wooded lane and reach a real castle. True, this place doesn't have modern amenities like a pool/spa, which would be a fun addition. But the old world elegance and the feeling of having stepped back in 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 review your stay with us here at Waterford Castle. Waterford Castle is a truly unique place, arriving by ferry onto its own Island you can leave the everyday activities behind and step into another era. We hold 2 AA Rosettes in the Munster Room Restaurant and it is a real culinary... 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*
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