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Waterford Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stayed over in the lodges,had a great time. They were clean,beautifully done.Had food in the club house and was great. Husband had fantastic time playing golf and kids enjoyed the kids club.Will be back.

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Waterford City
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food in this restaurant has to be the most pretentious cuisine we've ever eaten. Or rather not eaten. The salad for starters. What salad? No a single leaf of the plate. The goats cheese was an over whipped mess in random blobs on the plate. Trying to have a master chef appearance but lacking flavour. The main course of... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Waterford Castle villas for one night on New Year's and enjoyed a gourmet dinner at the castle restaurant for our New Year's treat. If you want to eat dinner here I would recommend reserving ahead of time. The setting is mesmerizing and the food and service equal the royal tone. What a magical experience this place... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real castle in Waterford city. The restaurant is fitting for a castle.the food is very good and the cost not exorbitant for what you get. The ferry across makes it quiet special to see wild deer roam around the island is cool.

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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 share your feedback. I am delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable time when you visited. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property. We pride ourselves on our food and we are always delighted when we get positive feedback. I look forward to sharing your comments... More 

Ballyshannon, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here beginning New Year's Eve for 2 nights for a wedding; and really enjoyed the atmosphere. The dining room menu is excellent and having sampled their quail starter and venison main course which were both cooked to perfection. As the castle itself was booked out we stayed in the Lodges built beyond the golf club house. Leaving the... 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. Waterford Castle Resort is a unique place and the ideal location for a Winter Wedding. I was very disappointed to read that you found some aspects of your stay disappointing and I would like to apologise for not meeting your expectations. I have shared your comments with the... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stayed during the Holiday Season and it was spectacular. The service was wonderful, decor marvelous and our Christmas dinner was delicious and elegant. We loved our walks around the grounds and island, also enjoyed the ferry ride. It was very close to the beautiful city of Waterford.

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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. It is a magical place but especially so at Christmas Time. We are very... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay here every second year got our anniversary and the service is always fantastic. The menu is five star with imaginative and mouth watering dishes. The island is great for a walk too before sipping a drink by the fire in the wonderful lounge area

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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. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed another stay here at Waterford Castle. I will take great pleasure in sharing your comments with the entire team especially the Kitchen and Restaurant staff who take great pride in the Munster Room Restaurant and the Island as... More 

Bristol UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is where I want the reception to be held. Recently visited WCH for a family wedding. Our party was large enough to book out the whole place (which sounds rather grand but I believe there are less than 20 rooms) so we were able to enjoy a very relaxing stay. We (my wife & I) only stayed for 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 share your feedback. I am delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable time when you visited. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own Island, the perfect place for a fairytale Wedding. We pride ourselves on our food and we are always delighted when... More 

Orlando, FL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travel frequently and this was no doubt one of our most memorable destinations. The castle is the perfect size, small enough to be intimate, large enough to be considered royal. We arrived on a cold afternoon and immediately grabbed a cocktail and spot by the fire after checking in. A beautiful Christmas tree, lovely music and an attentive, but... 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 who travel such long distances have a wonderful and memorable experience here at Waterford Castle. I am delighted that you were able to enjoy all the Castle has to offer. A truly unique place. In front of the fire... More 

Limerick, Ireland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a Irish Castle it is a warm homely appearance the rooms are beautiful decorated and the dinning room elegant and there are lots of areas to sit and relax There are lovely walks around the island and there is golf for those who are interested ( not) Had a wonderful stay

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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. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay here at Waterford Castle. I look forward to sharing your comments with the entire team who take great pride in the Castle. We look forward to your next visit to Waterford Castle, when it will be... 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*
Number of rooms: 67
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