My friend and I hadn't seen each other in a while and decided to spend a night away. We were looking for a comfortable hotel, in a lovely location with great food. She suggested Waterford Castle, she lives in Kilkenny and had heard that it had recenlty changed management.
It was a pleasure from start to finish. There was great fun taking the car ferry to the island and arriving up to such a spectacular building, the inside didn't dissappoint either. The main hall is extradinary, it feels like walking into the middle ages (except alot more comfortable, there was a big fire blazing in a hearth that was so big you could walk into it..
We checked into our suite, which was lovely and spacious, however, it would have been nice to have a few books or magazine's to flick through. There were some really lovely touches like the monogrammed slipper and robe and the beautiful bathroom with the flowers on the loo and sink.
We enjoyed a great evening with wonderful food (very good wine list too). Local produce with a modern twist, we retired to the bar afterwards.
It was the perfect place to spend time with a friend and somewhere I hope to go back to with my husband very soon. Quite but comfortable, excellent staff and very convenient to Waterford City. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so we didn't get a chance to do much exploring on the island, but I would definitely recommend this hotel and a relaxing place to stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Waterford Castle