WOW!! What a place. Literally from the moment you enter the castle gates, the 'experience' begins. Because of the castle's location a small car ferry is on hand to bring guests across the short distance to the island on which the castle is located. This castle has the wow factor... and then some!
The lobby area is just spectacular, jaw dropping even. The receptionist was very friendly and the porter was on hand to take our bags to our room - a very kind gesture, as because it is a castle, there is no lift. We stayed here for a night after our friends wedding in November, staying in the Kildare suite. The rooms are all on a grand scale and very 'old world' but still with modern conveniences.
The staff are all very friendly and helpful. We had expected the food at the wedding reception to be a bit more of a standard befitting a castle, but sadly we found it to be only average. The breakfast was delicious, but the breakfast room appeared cramped and service was slow and sporadic.
The heating system in our room was very noisy during the night. I think the noise from the boiler was passing through the water in the pipes to the radiators. Because of this we didn't have the most restful nights sleep.
All in all this was a most wonderful once in a lifetime experience.
- Also Known As:
- Waterford Castle
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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