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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We actually stayed in the "lodges" on the grounds of Waterford Castle. There were 4 in our party and we stayed in on of the three bed roomed houses. The houses are very spacious and very well appointed and comfortable. The resort is on an island and you have to get a little ferry across to it. On our first... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Waterford Castle is a truly unique, majestic and one of the most ( in not the ) most beautiful venue in Ireland. My husband and I got married there in March 2015, fairytale setting is an understatement! Everything was so fluent and professional from the outset. Both Mirka ( the wedding planner ) and Antonio ( Restaurant Manager ) are... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday lunch was a wonderful experience. I have been to the Castle on numerous occasions but never for Sunday lunch. The ambience of the Munster Room is delightful. One friend had never been to the Castle before. He LOVED it. The staff are amazing!! Fiona King take a bow. Róisín was wonderful, and as for the Dining Room Manager(who's name... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed with my wife in the lodges for 3 nights. Great accommodation, great food in hotel, very hospitable staff, lovely walks around island, fine golf course and if you happen to have young children lovely safe play areas. Also a great base for touring around Waterford and Wexford. Only minor qualm is that some of the lodges need a freshen... 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. The Garden Lodges here at Waterford Castle are a home away from home suitable for all especially families. I am glad to see you were able to enjoy all we have to offer including Dining in the Castle and The Island walks.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 always delighted when our guests have a wonderful and memorable experience here at Waterford Castle. I am delighted that you were able to enjoy all the Island has to offer. The staff are very proud of their place of work and I am delighted... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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 all we have to offer. The grounds are ideal for a stroll or jogging and yes the deer are never too far away. Sincere apologies for... More 

Limerick, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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. Our Restaurant the Munster room holds 2 AA rosettes. Dinner there is a great experience and never disappoints. The meal described as the best you had in years is great praised for... More 

ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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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 here at Waterford Castle. The Island is a truly unique place, once you drive onto the ferry and make the short journey across you have no choice but to relax and enjoy the experience. I look forward to sharing... More 

County Kildare, Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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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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 recent stay at The Garden Lodges here at Waterford Castle. The Lodges are a home away from home and ideal for a family break. We are very fortunate to be able to share all the Island has to offer with... More 

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