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Waterford Castle Hotel

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The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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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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Katy, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful castle and grounds. We were able to walk around the grounds and it was so peaceful and serene. We decided to eat dinner downstairs and were surprised by the elegant food choices. It made our dinner....a dining experience. Amazing flavors and the waiter was very attentive. The bed was extremely hard and I found it difficult in finding any... More 

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Katy, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Avery beautiful castle with breathtaking grounds to venture onto. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The food was really amazing! We had a wonderful dinner downstairs and experienced wonderful flavors in every dish. Taking a shower in the old claw footed tub was a challenge, but hearing my wife crack up laughing made it quite fun. My only complaint... More 

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Carlow, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in the lodges for a night away with the girls and they really are just lovely. So spacious and all rooms fabulous. We had dinner & breakfast in the clubhouse and staff are lovely & helpful and food was lovely. Would love a weekend away with family and make use of the facilities for children and golf &... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were only able to stay 3 nights but what a wonderful place to stay. We were in the main castle and opted for the Deluxe Suites. The suites were fantastic, beautifully appointed and immaculate. The grounds around the castle were beautifully landscaped. We saw deer and pheasants. The castle is on it own island and you take a ferry... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the castle instead of the lodges (we wanted the true castle experience). Clean rooms with beautiful views. We could see deer and pheasant outside our window each morning. The shower was kind of difficult to work but it was an old shower and claw foot tub. Bed was not comfortable, but I slept ok. The food was... More 

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Doneraile, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting,lodges were excellent and the kids loved it.They loved the idea of staying on an island and loved the deer roaming.We had never stayed in Waterford before and were pleasantly surprised.The Viking Quarter was excellent

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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 delighted that you enjoyed your short stay with us here on The Island. The Garden Lodges are a great base for a family and the ferry ride across along with the unexpected site of deer from time to time never fail to disappoint children of all... More 

dublin
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a weekend for friends' wedding. We stayed in one of the lodges for two nights, price was excellent value and the décor was very high-spec, with good layout. The ferry over to the castle is a fun 5-minute trip, and runs 24 hours (every 15 minutes peak time ad every 20 minutes I think off-peak time). There is... 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 following your stay at the Garden Lodges. The Lodges are a great base for a group or family especially when attending a great occasion such as a wedding. The Island is a truly unique place, and I am happy to see you... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a fab stay in Waterford Castle where a group of 5 of us stayed in a 3 bed lodge. The castle is on an island just 10 mins from Waterford city and a small car ferry brings you across. The castle itself is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are well maintained and lovely for a walk around.... More 

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

Dear Rossie, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, and give us such wonderful feedback. The Garden Lodges here at Waterford Castle are a home away from home and very spacious, and equipped with everything you need for a relaxing stay. I would like to apologise for the oversights by Housekeeping I will address this with them... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a charming location this hotel is on a island that is serviced by a 24 hour ferry service at no charge to the visitor. We arrived about 5 pm ( would suggest downloading the directions from the internet --we didn't ) and was meet by a member of staff who made the process of checking in a breeze and... More 

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

Dear John, 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. The Castle dates back to the 16th century and is a very unique place situated on an Island. Dinner in the Munster Room is a great experience and never disappoints. Our Head... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place, terrible service. We stayed in the lodges, the only thing nearby is pizza and burgers. The restaurant is too small for the accommodations. We came from the U.S for special trip for my mom, disappointed to say the least. Stay in the city, don't get stuck there.

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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 comments. I was very disappointed to read that your experience here at Waterford Castle Island Resort was so disappointing. The Lodges here are very popular offering spacious accommodation for families, groups of friends and golfers. The Lodges are a good alternative for those who do not want to stay... More 

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