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Waterford Castle Hotel

4.0 of 5 The Island, Ballinakill, Waterford, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From start to finish is was great! Service was wonderful! Food and presentation was fantastic! Hotel had many wonderful details. Quick ferry ride over! Do not miss this one! Grounds are beautiful. We did not stay here but went for tea. Next visit we will definitely stay.

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Ballyjamesduff, Ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, this castle is on an island, seperated from the mainland by a short stretch of water, reached by a free ferry service that operates all day. We hired one of the very spacious and comfortable holiday homes at a very reasonable rate in high season and loved it. There is a full golf course on the island and it... More

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We literally booked 45 mins before arriving-they could not find out reservation but after showing out confirmation we were quickly shown to our gorgeous suite!! Staff was awesome and we had a pot of fresh tea in our room before we were even able to get the luggage from our car (which they offered to do for us, but 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 post such a wonderful review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the whole experience here at Waterford Castle and I look forward to sharing your comments with the team here. We look forward to seeing you at Waterford Castle on your next trip in the not too distant future.... More

Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled to be staying overnight in a real castle! From the moment we drove off the ferry and onto the castle grounds, it was like a fairy tail come true. The castle was brightly lit at night providing us with great pictures. the next morning we photographed the castle again against the blue sky.

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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 always delighted when our guests, having travelled a long distance have a wonderful experience at Waterford Castle. It is a truly unique property and now you have the photos to treasure. We hope you make a return journey to Waterford sometime in the future when we... More

Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite the castle experience. The castle is on its own island that is accessed by a 5 minute ferry ride. The rooms are incredibly large. We had a deluxe suite. We had a foyer that connected to three doors. One was our bedroom with sitting room. A second was another sitting room with a pull out couch. 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 write your review. We are always delighted when our guests have come such a long distance to experience a stay in a Castle. Waterford Castle is truly unique having maintained much of its original character and charm. We are glad that you chose to come to Waterford and experience a night... More

Wyoming, Michigan
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning and great service. My only suggestion would be to make sure you do all your travels and sights before arriving here. You have to take a small ferry to get here so you are in for the night, but that's a good thing!! I highly recommend it. Cozy bar 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 your review. I am delighted that you were able to enjoy your break with us . We are very fortunate to have such a unique property where you can switch off and relax. As the evenings start to draw in the cosy bar can be hard to resist. I look... More

meath
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of a one night stay here I July and dinner in the amazing restaurant. The castle is amazing, like stepping back in time, clean and maintained very well while still keeping all the original castle features. The food in the restaurant was the most amazing food I have ever had the pleasure to eat. It was out... 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 feedback. I am delighted to read that you had a very enjoyable stay with us here at Waterford Castle. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property, once you step inside you are transported to a bygone age. We are very proud of our culinary reputation with... More

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only one word describes the experience of staying in this hotel....FANTASTIC!!! We would like to send a big thank you to the staff for making it such a lovely stay. Good food.... , beautiful setting...great atmosphere.

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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 that you had such a wonderful stay with us. Fantastic is a word that sums up the unique location, the castle and grounds, the service and staff. We look forward to seeing you at Waterford Castle on your next trip hopefully in the not too... More

Pittsburg, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We expected this to be the best of the best of our entire stay. The setting is absolutely spectacular. The castle is on its own island just a 5 minute drive from Waterford city center. The private ferry runs every 5 minutes and it was always on time for us. The gardens and paths round the castle are gorgeous with... 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 on its own Island so close to the city centre yet it is hard to believe you are anywhere near civilisation when on the Island. A truly unique location. I am delighted you were able to... More

Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a beautiful hotel in an amazing location. You can wander the grounds and see the deer or enjoy high tea in a beautiful old room. I highly recommend afternoon tea its so delicious! Location is very near future Waterford city. I feel like its a nice novelty instead of staying in a regular hotel

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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 here to have such a unique property on an Island with an abundance of wildlife to meet as you stroll the resort trails. Afternoon tea is a real treat and we are glad you were able to experience it here at The... 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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