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Waterford Castle Hotel

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The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently booked one of the 3 bedroomed lodges set on the grounds of Waterford Castle Hotel. The lodge was spotless, the bedrooms all were ensuite, the kitchen/ sittingroom was spacious and comfortable. I would happily recommend the lodge as a place to stay if you want somewhere close to the city but yet secluded and very quiet, set on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our one night stay at Waterford Castle was the highlight of our recent road trip to Southern Ireland. Played tennis, had a round of golf, and a wonderful dinner in the hotel restaurant. I am on a strict gluten free diet and this was no problem - breakfast and dinner a treat. It is a little pricey compared to other... More 

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

Dear Geoff, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at Waterford Castle. Having traveled so far we are delighted that you had a memorable experience here. I am delighted that you had the time to enjoy what the Resort has to offer from Tennis to Golf and Dinner in the award winning Munster... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So this is the 4th time I've been here for afternoon tea, and I have to say it was the best yet. They increased the sandwich sizes which is good and the pastries were the best yet. Can't recommend it highly enough, I'm looking forward to going again.

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

Dear Jane, Thank you for your very positive feedback following your recent visit to Waterford Castle for Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea is always a delightful experience and the chefs are always pushing themselves to come up with new and exciting items for Afternoon Tea service. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Helen Courtney More 

Wicklow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Party of 10 visited mid August. Elderly folks stayed in the Castle and the remainder in the lodges. Pros - The ferry is pretty cool, exacting the whole enchanted castle thing - The castle is beautiful, exactly what you'd imagine an Irish castle should look like - The scones in the bar were delicious, and the girl who served us... More 

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you for sharing your review with us following your recent visit to The Lodges here at Waterford Castle. I was very sorry to read you found the whole experience a disappointment and please accept our sincere apologies for this. The Lodges here at Waterford Castle are in general popular with groups and families. They are large, modern... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the Waterford Castle Lodges for 7 nights and must say we had a fantastic stay. We had plenty of space with three good size bedrooms and bathrooms, big living area downstairs with a patio at the back of the house facing the golf course and a playground about 20 meters from the house! The kitchen was well... 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 of your recent stay at The lodges here at Waterford Castle. The Lodges are ideal for families and groups. The playground is always a hit with the Children and the Island walks are tranquil and encourage walkers to slow down and enjoy the surrounds and meet some of... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the lodges on the grounds of waterford castle. The lodge was very nice ,clean and modern. 3 double bedrooms,2 ensuite with a main bathroom. Plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 teenagers. We also brought out dog. It's very dog friendly. The castle is beautiful and lovely to go for cosy drink in the... More 

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

Dear Helen Thank you for sharing your review following your recent stay here at The Garden Lodges at Waterford Castle. The lodges are ideal for families and I am delighted to see that you were able to enjoy all the island has to offer from drinks in the Castle to dining in the Golf Club. Thank you again for your... More 

DUBLIN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a return trip to Waterford castle this summer having spent a long weekend there in 2014. There definitely have been improvements made to the grounds around the lodges and the playground. Yes the lodges do look a bit tired but apparently they are all being renovated this year. But they are extremely spacious and we'll equipped and most... 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 as a return guest you can see the improvements taking place. The Garden Lodges always popular with families will receive additional attention in the winter months in preparation for 2016. Delighted to see that Linda was able to give your daughter the information on our... More 

Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this amazing experience from charming ferry onto the island right thru to the end of stay. Amazing castle and charming staff. Complimentary breakfast was more of a wonderful locally sourced buffet! Staff informed me all food prepared on premises. Be sure and walk the grounds to see abundant wildlife.

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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 and give us such wonderful feedback. We are always delighted when our guests have a memorable stay. Our chefs are very passionate about the food they produce and as much as is possible we source all our produce locally and prepared it in our kitchens. I look forward... More 

Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With some trepidation, we tried the Castle again after a disastrous stay about 2 years ago. We made the decision after thoroughly grilling one of the folks who took my phone call a few months ago to make our reservation. We were rewarded by a very fine staff who took pride in their work and appeared to enjoy interaction with... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your recent review, we are delighted that your faith in Waterford Castle was restored on this visit. The Castle had gone through some changes in the last few years, resulting in its sale earlier this year. To the delight of everyone involved particularly the staff the Castle was purchased by a very enthusiastic and energetic... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed as a family holiday in the lodges. We have stayed before and to be fair, the lodges were becoming tired. There has obviously been money spent on refurbishing the properties but maintaining the character. The lodges themselves are spacious and easily catered for 2 adults, 2 late teens and a ten year old. They were equipped with everything... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for posting your recent review of The Garden Lodges here at Waterford Castle. The Lodges are indeed ideal for families with plenty space for everyone. Although self catering the Castle and Club House are available to all Lodge guests should they choose to dine. Part of the overall uniqueness and charm of the Island is the... More 

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