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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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Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my third time to stay. In May of 2013 I got married in Waterford Castle. It was such a wonderful time with some great memories. This time was our anniversary stay, although a little belated. Again it was luxury from the moment we arrived. We were greeted by staff that remembered us and reminisced with us about our... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just had an excellent early dinner in the Fitzgerald room. My starter was Duncannon smoked salmon with all the accompaniments and it was spectacular. This was followed by a wonderful main course of sole fillets, with broccoli, white beans, samphire and a creamy mash. There were also spots of two sauces which were delicious indeed. Finally I had white chocolate... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group of six stayed here overnight while on a tour of Ireland. The castle is very old so electric adapters are a must and things like hair dryers are a challenge. If you can get over things like that and enjoy a castle that is hundreds of years old, you will have a great experience here. There is a... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in for a wedding along with other family members (wife and me; her sister and her husband and adult daughter). We rented one of the lodges for a week. It was a three-bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse with a complete kitchen, dining area and living room downstairs. There was even a fold-out bed in the downstairs area. The entire... More

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Merrick, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was my dream to stay overnight in a Castle in Ireland, and Waterford Castle fulfilled that dream. I was very, very happy here, and my visit exceeded my expectations. I cannot recommend it enough. Fairy-tale beautiful castle, grounds, and other surprises await you... For the "Average Joe" traveller it is somewhat expensive, but actually much less so than some... 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 sincerely appreciate your comments. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property, on its own island which is worlds away from everyday life. The rooms are quirky but absolutely unique as you describe. I am so glad you were able to enjoy breakfast... More

Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a lovely time at the lodges on the island. Driving up to the hotel from the ferry is lovely, check in at the castle was good (even though we had to wait 20 minutes) but the hotel met all of our requests! The lodges do need to be repainted on the outside & inside - although some look a... 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. I am delighted to read that overall you had a great stay and you will return. I was disappointed to read you encountered some minor problems in relation to the Lodges and apologise for this. I can assure you I will be addressing the issues you... More

Perth, Australia
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359 reviews 359 reviews
85 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for several nights in the castle, it was fantastic, wish we had longer. Everything about the hotel was great. One evening was quite warm and the room was hot and stuffy, the staff brought up a fan which did some good, but being an exceptionally hot day (for Waterford), we expect the stuffy room being an exception 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 write your review. We appreciate your kind compliments and I look forward to sharing your review with my colleagues here. We pride our selves on our Culinary reputation and I am happy to see you were not disappointed with Breakfast and Dinner here at The Castle.. I will address the Club... More

Houston, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in May and wish we had more time to stay another night. The drive to the castle riding on the ferry was so much fun. The grounds driving up to the castle and around the castle were so pretty. Driving up the castle with all the huge trees and beautiful flowers it felt like we... 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 write such a wonderful review. I was delighted to read that you had a relaxing if brief stay with us here at Waterford Castle. We have a unique property on its own Island with lots of Wildlife to see. Its always a treat to see the Deer who have made the... More

Tallahassee, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Waterford Castle. While it does not compare to the elegance or service of Ashford Castle (that place is AMAZING!!) it was really nice. The grounds are very pretty. The castle is, too. Our room was just sumptuous! We ordered a suite for $40 more than the "deluxe room." Wow was that nice and for just $40 more!! It... 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 give us your feedback. We sincerely appreciate your kind comments. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own island where our guests can immediately switch off and relax. Here at Waterford Castle we pride ourselves on our culinary reputation and I am so glad to see... More

San Antonio, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hubby, my sister-in-law and her hubby, recently did a 10 day self driving vacation in Ireland. Our first night was at the beautiful Waterford Castle. Taking the ferry to the island and driving up through the lush landscaping to the castle set the stage for a wonderful evening. Check in was quick and easy, as staff were very personable... 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 sincerely appreciate your kind comments. We are very fortunately to have such a unique property on its own Island with an abundance of wildlife to meet as you stroll the resort trails. We pride ourselves on our culinary reputation and I am delighted to see... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Waterford #2 Luxury Hotel in Waterford #2 Family Hotel in Waterford #3 Business Hotel in Waterford
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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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