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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Houston, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Tallahassee, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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San Antonio, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A long overdue review. Myself & my Wife visited the hotel in February as part of our domestic honeymoon week. We were generously upgraded to the Presidential Suite on account of the occasion! We loved the beautiful decor inside the castle, the old concrete windows were amazing. The hotel had the most authentic castle feel compared to any other castles... 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 and give us such wonderful feedback. It was our pleasure to have you stay especially on your honeymoon and we hope you will have fond memories of your stay here with us long into the future. I look forward to sharing your review with the team here who... More

Ireland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From reservation right through to departure I couldn't fault Waterford Castle. Driving up to the castle is such a lovely way to arrive. Check in was relaxed and quick. We were brought to our room and helped with our bags. The room was lovely. The view out to the river and the grounds was so relaxing. The only tiny little... 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 lovely review. We sincerely appreciate all your kind remarks and I look forward to sharing your review with all of the staff here. We are very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own island where you can immediately switch off and relax. I am delighted... More

Charlestown, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had afternoon tea at Waterford Castle during our visit to Ireland. It was a quality venue and setting and the staff were very welcoming. The afternoon tea was very well presented and served with class. The food was very good and fresh and the staff were professional and friendly. The room where the afternoon tea was served was great.... 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 sincerely appreciate your kind comments. Antonio will be delighted to read that he left a lasting impression. We pride ourselves on our culinary reputation and so glad you enjoyed afternoon tea in the Fitzgerald Room. I look forward to sharing your comments with the entire team and... More

Vacaville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a self-catering lodge for an overnight stay in Waterford. The staff was very pleasant, and these lodges are really nice: clean, spacious, well-equipped, and perfect for folks who wanted to go out to the island -- with food in tow -- and stay for a few days and do some golfing or relaxing. We, however, were overnighters and... 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 at Waterford Castle. I was delighted to read you encountered pleasant staff and you found your self catering lodge to be well present and well equipped during your stay. The Castle is indeed the ideal location for a fairy tale wedding, and as the bridal party... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long overdue review. My parent's 50th wedding anniversary, Had a fabulous weekend. Very well looked after even though we were there on a deal and opted for the Early Bird menu both nights. Felt like royalty, treated fabulously, free prosecco at meal to celebrate and lots of little touches. We had a ball and were sad to leave. Lovely... 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. A 50th wedding Anniversary is such a fantastic event for a family to celebrate and we are only delighted to share such an event with our guests. Knowing that you enjoyed Dinner on two nights with us in the Munster Room is wonderful. The entire team... More

Rugby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day getting to waterford castle hotel. The reception we received by all staff was excellent, the quality of the self catering cottages ? a) very clean inside b) well equipped c) needing a lot of TLC around the the outside e) maintenance needed inside. The ferry over to the island runs every 15 mins. I would 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 recent stay at Waterford Castle Resort. I was happy to read that you encountered excellent staff and your lodge was well presented. The internal and external ground maintenance issues you note are receiving our immediate attention. I am encouraged to read that you would return to Waterford Castle and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family stayed at Waterford Castle Lodges for 5 nights in June/July of this year. We found an excellent deal through Grab One for a 4 night stay and were able to extend for a further night at a very reasonable €75. The kids loved the ferry ride onto the island and the castle and grounds were very grand. Check... 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 really happy to read that you and your family has such a great stay at our Lodges . We are very fortunate to have such a unique property on its own island and we want all family members especially children to enjoy the entire experience from... 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
Hotel Style
#2 Family Hotel in Waterford #2 Luxury Hotel in Waterford #2 Romantic 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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