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Waterford Castle Hotel

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The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to treat ourselves with a night in the castle and I am very glad we did. The castle and grounds are stunning, the staff extraordinary, the food is superb, and the room was beautiful, spacious, and comfortable. We had a cab drop us at the ferry dock (approx 10 EUR). The ferry runs often and is a quick... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an awesome place, very beautiful and peaceful, the service is fantastic, very friendly staff. Awesome grounds, went for a jog and found a few deer watching me as I ran past. The food was fantastic and a really great price, other places I stayed or went to lunch around Ireland were dearer and the quality was crap compared... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful castle in a lovely location. The walk through the forest was lovely and we saw some wild deer grazing on the golf course. Exceptional service and possibly the best meal I've had in years in the restaurant. Good knowledge of gluten-free food too. The only down-side was the very tricky shower curtain set-up over the bathtub which clings to... More 

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ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really a romantic castle on its own island. from the moment we crossed over on the ferry we knew this was going to be a magical visit. The staff were excellent, nothing was too much for them. The castle has 19 bedrooms and a wonderful bar and restaurant. There is also a fine 18 hole golf course. Relaxing... More 

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County Kildare, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an old romantic castle on it's very own island - this is the real deal! Close to Waterford City this beautiful hotel is a real gem. Beautifully preserved and restored. I loved the granite and diamond paned windows, the grand entrance hall with its magnificence doors and fireplace. There is nothing austere here, one can... 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 on your stay at The Garden Lodges here at Waterford Castle. They are a home away from home. The ferry ride enables you to leave the world behind. I am glad to see you were able to enjoy all we have to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and our three adult daughters stayed a night in one of the lodges at Waterford Castle and enjoyed an excellent evening meal in the Castle. We also had a sunny picnic in the grounds and our little lapdog 'put up' a colourful cock pheasant just outside our lodge. The lodge itself was spotlessly clean and contemporary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pillow chocolates awaited our return from an outstanding gourmet meal in the main dining hall of the castle. The attentiveness of the staff was as you think the royalty would have it! My daughter and wife both couldn't help but smile as each moment unveiled a new surprise with each passing moment. Do yourself a favor and make this one... 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 delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Dinner in the Munster Room is a great experience and never disappoints. I will share your comments with the team here they are always happy to receive feedback from our guests. We... More 

Dublin
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The husband and I drove down to Waterford Castle to see what it was like in advance of our son's wedding. The weather was glorious which no doubt enhanced our visit. The ferry to the island was a novel experience. The grounds were clean and tidy, as were the reception, bar and restaurant. We had lunch in the bar. I... 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 fortunate to have such a unique property and are delighted that you enjoyed Lunch with us. Our culinary team take great pride in their food always adapting and improving the menus. The ferry trip is a treat for everyone... More 

sevenoaks
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Waterford Castle, as we wanted the Castle experience, it did not disappoint, but there were highs and lows. Dinner in the dining room could not be faulted, our food was delicious and of the standard expected. The bar left a little to be desired, not very welcoming to the guests and it seemed to take a while to... 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 following your recent visit to Waterford Castle. I was disappointed to read that some aspects of your visit to The Castle were disappointing and I would like to apologise for the shortfalls you experienced and the distress caused to you because of this. We pride ourselves on the... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a 3 day break with the family in one of the lodges. Fantastic time had by all. We were on a voucher, so price lower than normal but we were delighted with the experience. The lodges are really beautifully designed, very modern and being given a renovation even as we speak. Great to arrive home from a... 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 on your stay at The Garden Lodges here at Waterford Castle. They are a home away from home with the advantage of being on an Island. The Ferry ride over and back is a treat for kids of all ages and never... More 

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