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Waterford Castle Hotel

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The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely one night stay at Waterford... Such a pretty spot on Ireland. Gorgeous bath in the room, perfect for a relaxing bubble bath after a big day of exploring! Rooms were cute. Would stay here again, probably the youngest guests by a bit but that doesn't bother us! Nice breakfast too.

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to stay in a castle in Ireland and failed to book ahead. So at the last minute we booked a room at Waterford Castle. We were disappointed when the room was not in the castle itself until we saw our room! We stayed in some buildings just outside the castle and ended up with a 3 bedroom 3... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in a 3 bedroom lodge on the grounds of waterford castle. They were absolutely fabulous. House was clean and modern. Everything supplied. Only down side was no WiFi in lodge no 2. Ferry across was very regular and never had to wait too long.food was fab and priced reasonably.

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently booked one of the 3 bedroomed lodges set on the grounds of Waterford Castle Hotel. The lodge was spotless, the bedrooms all were ensuite, the kitchen/ sittingroom was spacious and comfortable. I would happily recommend the lodge as a place to stay if you want somewhere close to the city but yet secluded and very quiet, set on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our one night stay at Waterford Castle was the highlight of our recent road trip to Southern Ireland. Played tennis, had a round of golf, and a wonderful dinner in the hotel restaurant. I am on a strict gluten free diet and this was no problem - breakfast and dinner a treat. It is a little pricey compared to other... More 

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

Dear Geoff, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay at Waterford Castle. Having traveled so far we are delighted that you had a memorable experience here. I am delighted that you had the time to enjoy what the Resort has to offer from Tennis to Golf and Dinner in the award winning Munster... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So this is the 4th time I've been here for afternoon tea, and I have to say it was the best yet. They increased the sandwich sizes which is good and the pastries were the best yet. Can't recommend it highly enough, I'm looking forward to going again.

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

Dear Jane, Thank you for your very positive feedback following your recent visit to Waterford Castle for Afternoon Tea. Afternoon Tea is always a delightful experience and the chefs are always pushing themselves to come up with new and exciting items for Afternoon Tea service. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards Helen Courtney More 

Wicklow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Party of 10 visited mid August. Elderly folks stayed in the Castle and the remainder in the lodges. Pros - The ferry is pretty cool, exacting the whole enchanted castle thing - The castle is beautiful, exactly what you'd imagine an Irish castle should look like - The scones in the bar were delicious, and the girl who served us... 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 following your recent visit to The Lodges here at Waterford Castle. I was very sorry to read you found the whole experience a disappointment and please accept our sincere apologies for this. The Lodges here at Waterford Castle are in general popular with groups and families. They are large, modern... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Waterford Castle Lodges for 7 nights and must say we had a fantastic stay. We had plenty of space with three good size bedrooms and bathrooms, big living area downstairs with a patio at the back of the house facing the golf course and a playground about 20 meters from the house! The kitchen was well... 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 of your recent stay at The lodges here at Waterford Castle. The Lodges are ideal for families and groups. The playground is always a hit with the Children and the Island walks are tranquil and encourage walkers to slow down and enjoy the surrounds and meet some of... More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the lodges on the grounds of waterford castle. The lodge was very nice ,clean and modern. 3 double bedrooms,2 ensuite with a main bathroom. Plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 teenagers. We also brought out dog. It's very dog friendly. The castle is beautiful and lovely to go for cosy drink in the... More 

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

Dear Helen Thank you for sharing your review following your recent stay here at The Garden Lodges at Waterford Castle. The lodges are ideal for families and I am delighted to see that you were able to enjoy all the island has to offer from drinks in the Castle to dining in the Golf Club. Thank you again for your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a return trip to Waterford castle this summer having spent a long weekend there in 2014. There definitely have been improvements made to the grounds around the lodges and the playground. Yes the lodges do look a bit tired but apparently they are all being renovated this year. But they are extremely spacious and we'll equipped and most... 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 as a return guest you can see the improvements taking place. The Garden Lodges always popular with families will receive additional attention in the winter months in preparation for 2016. Delighted to see that Linda was able to give your daughter the information on our... More 

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