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Waterford Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 13 hotels in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Falls Church, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed one night & glad I did. You take a ferry to get to the island. Unfortunately it's not within walking distance once you exit the ferry into the city so you need your car but there is plenty of street & lot parking in central Waterford. The castle is in a beautiful setting with nice grounds to walk around... More

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DUBLIN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Management please please over the quiet season do some maintenance on your lodges. These are fantastic houses however standards have slipped. TV volume muted itself when watching. Numerous blubs not working. Immersion stopped working during stay though was quickly fix by maintenence. Cleanliness was also questionable as lumps of dust under furniture and curtains. Mismatch of cutlery and delph in... More

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Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a real castle that has been converted to semi modern convenences. The staff was outstanding - Nicole was amazing at giving us information on the night life and where to find traditional irish music. BOOK the dinner!!! It was all unbelievable and paired with the perfect wine - thanks again Nicole! The grounds are outstanding - it is... More

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Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently experienced a one night stay in a lodge - a family of five. The castle was not accessible due to a wedding taking place. Lodges/house were spacious and were very well equipped with kitchen items, washing machine, tumble dryer. House had three bedrooms, four bathrooms, large kitchen/diner/sitting area-brilliant lay out but whole house badly needs painted and glass on... More

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Drogheda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in a 3 bedroom apt, for 1 week in August with family and friends ,we found staff extremely helpful with any little problems in rooms. we were blow away with the whole holiday , From start to finish everything was out of this world for Relaxation and Stress free, we would loved to stay longer but it was... More

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Cork
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the golf lodges for a week and this is our 3rd time in the past 5 years. Now the hotel is in NAMA (state agency who take over loans that are unserviceable) and we can see that standards of maintenance are slipping. Balcony with weeds and ash saplings, dishwasher in need of repair, doors stiff upstairs and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On its own little island...booked a dinner and breakfast package..meals were amazing with friendly and helpful staff..beautiful grounds and enjoyed a round of golf..highly recommend a visit...room was beautiful with victorian style bathroom..

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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 sincerely appreciate the kind comments. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own island and always delighted when our guests have the time to explore the grounds and play golf. I will share your comments with the team here who... More

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed at Waterford Castle during a recent trip to Ireland and it was absolutely incredible! Our rooms were stunning and we were treated so well. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

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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. We sincerely appreciate your kind comments. To be mentioned as one of the highlight of your recent visit to Ireland is high praise and greatly appreciated. I look forward to sharing your comments with the team here, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Waterford Castle... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the lodges and they were fantastic. They were supurbly finished and well equipped. Really friendly staff. I will definately return as I never wanted to leave. The deer roaming around were beautiful to see and the children loved every minute.

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent stay at The Lodges here at Waterford castle. I was delighted to read that you found the Lodges to be suburb and the staff you encountered friendly. The deer have made the Island their home and both children and adults alike are always amazed to see them in close... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got this as a present for my partner - b&B with evening meal and WOW! I would recommend everyone goes here, it was pure luxury - room was beautiful, full of character and genuine pieces of furniture, the ensuite was fantastic - big old roll top bath! Food, both the evening meal and breakfast was fantastic. They also gave... 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 you had such a wonderful time. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own Island. I look forward to sharing your comments with the Team here especially our Kitchen staff who are always delighted when our customers have... 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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Situated on its own private Island on the River Suir, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offers 4 Star Luxury Castle Accommodation nestled in the suburbs of Waterford City.Feel yourself travel through time as you make the magical journey by our complimentary Car Ferry to the 310 acre Island Resort.With an amazing history stretching back to the 6th century, wake up in Waterford Castle Hotel Ireland after a peaceful night’s sleep to the picturesque and enchanting scenes and sounds the island has to offer. Enjoy gourmet food served in our award winning Munster room restaurant and Fitzgerald Bar or simply relax by the large open fire in 16th Century surroundings.For family, group or self catering in Waterford our Island Garden Lodges are the perfect place to experience the South East.Island Activities include our 18 hole Championship Golf Course, our fantastic tennis courts, clay Pigeon Shooting or croquet on the Castle lawns.Waterford Castle also provides a stunning Irish castle wedding venue for an unforgettable Wedding Day. Imagine… A legendary Castle, on an Island Haven; exclusively yours. All in all Waterford Castle Hotel and golf resort provides a luxury destination to escape from life itself. ... more   less 
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