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Waterford Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

wonderful castle on a private island. and for €130 absolutely affordable. when visiting ireland, one stay in a castle must be included, and this is the one (the other could be dromoland, but that is like 4x the price) you definitely will enjoy all the little details of pure luxury. and the €45 for the optionaly dinner are also worth... 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 wonderful review of Waterford Castle. We are very lucky to have such a unique property on its own Island. It is quiet and peaceful with unobstructed views across the island from all windows. I am delighted to read that you took the time to dine in The Munster room.... More

Wexford, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't throw the word fantastic about too often but if you are looking to get away somewhere special for a night this is a fantastic place to go. For an authentic castle hotel experience I don't think you can beat Waterford castle. I treated myself and the missus to a night away from the kids for our wedding anniversary.... 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 very fortunate to have such a unique property and are delighted that you were able to enjoy a brief stay with us on your Wedding anniversary. We pride ourselves on our culinary offering here at the Castle and the Kitchen team will be delighted... More

sandy, utah
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment we drove off the ferry onto this island, we felt that this was a magical destination. You approach through a wooded lane and reach a real castle. True, this place doesn't have modern amenities like a pool/spa, which would be a fun addition. But the old world elegance and the feeling of having stepped back in time... 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 review your stay with us here at Waterford Castle. Waterford Castle is a truly unique place, arriving by ferry onto its own Island you can leave the everyday activities behind and step into another era. We hold 2 AA Rosettes in the Munster Room Restaurant and it is a real culinary... More

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147 reviews 147 reviews
48 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very disappointed by this hotel after reading many good reviews on the site. Immediately after staying here we stayed at Hayfield Manor a few hours away and that highlighted just what's lacking at Waterford. There really is very little to do- no spa, pool, gym.. nothing. Restaurant, whilst absolutely beautiful, was completely underwhelming. Rooms and communal parts just are not... 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 review your stay at Waterford Castle. It is regrettable that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. The Castle is without doubt unique, only assessable by ferry. Parts of the Castle have been in existence since the 16th century and enlarged through the 19th century to its current size.... More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it is a little difficult to find at first, this hotel is charming. The staff is especially helpful. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Because the castle is on an island accessible only by its own private ferry, noise is not a problem. Breakfasts are very good and nicely served. This is a good choice for a stay in a... More

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We sincerely appreciate your kind comments. The castle is unique, set in a tranquil location where it is easy to switch off and relax. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us, you enjoyed breakfast and you hope to return in the future. I look forward to... More

Falls Church, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 to read that you enjoyed your stay. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own Island where our guests can switch off and relax. We pride ourselves on our culinary reputation and am happy to see you were able to... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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. I am happy to see you enjoyed your stay and that you found the staff very friendly on site. In relation to Lodge Cleanliness and Maintenance we have a team on site at all times, it is disappointing to read that you found the cleanliness... More

Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful review of Waterford Castle. We sincerely appreciate your kind comments. Nicola will be delighted to be mentioned in your review. We pride ourselves on our culinary reputation and have received again this year 2 AA rosettes for our Restaurant. Again thank you for your kind comments, I... More

Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am happy to read that you found the lodges to your satisfaction and that the children loved the play area. It is disappointing that we has an issue with the complimentary Wi-Fi at the Lodges during your visit, and I would like to apologise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review of Waterford Castle Resort. I am really delighted that you and your family were able to enjoy such a wonderful and stress free holiday with us. The Lodges here are ideal for a family getaway. Linda will be delighted to be mentioned in your review, Linda... 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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