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Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

The Island Ballinakill, Waterford X91 Y722 Ireland
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 12/03/2020.Read more
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 12 hotels in Waterford
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Tennis court
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Conference facilities
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 2 more
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Vivienne H wrote a review Oct 2020
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We recently stayed in Waterford Castle as a special treat for my boyfriends birthday. From the ferry ride over to the warm welcome we received once we arrived. From start to finish the whole experience was exceptional. We had a delicious dinner in the restaurant along with drinks by the cosy fire to finish the night off. Getting upgraded to the presidential suite was the icing on the cake. Staff were brilliant so warm and friendly. Already looking forward to a trip back
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Natalie G wrote a review Oct 2020
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Fabulous hotel , staff are amazing. Such a cosy hotel, grounds are stunning and the lodges are so gorgeous,perfect for familys.I also got married here and it was the most magical day from the moment we got on the car ferry ,i couldnt find one fault at all would highly recommend to couple or a family get away. A hidden gem on its own private island
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Stefanie F wrote a review Oct 2020
Waterford, Ireland16 contributions2 helpful votes
My birthday surprise was Afternoon Tea at Waterford Castle where a roaring fire greeted us in the entrance hall. Sitting in the wonderful sun room with its magnificent skylight overlooking the gardens, we were served a splendid selection of sandwiches and sweet treats. Everything was delicious. The staff were very attentive and friendly, especially Michael. It was a most enjoyable and memorable afternoon. I also add that Covid regulations - hand sanitisers, masks and tracing info - were adhered to.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Clodagh O wrote a review Oct 2020
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We recently spent two nights in the Presidential Suite in Waterford Castle for our honeymoon. I cannot recommend this destination more. It was a complete escape from the moment we set foot on the island. We walked around the entire grounds and came across gorgeous wildlife and spectacular trees. The suite itself was like stepping back in time in completely luxurious, with lovely views. We would highly recommend the picnic basket as special treat that is available at the hotel.We set it up overlooking the water and it was so relaxing. It was enough food for at least four people! The restaurant was delicious both nights, every course we tried was nicer than the last. Finally, the staff were most welcoming and helpful and always had a friendly word, especially the manager Ken. We will definitely be back and look forward to it already.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sally S wrote a review Oct 2020
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Was lucky enough to stay here to celebrate my birthday at the end of September. From the ferry over and the beautiful drive to the lovely welcome at reception I knew this would be a memorable stay. On check in a surprise upgrade to the best room in the house put a smile on both our faces that lasted for the full 24 hours. The room was warm and homely and like nothing we had ever experienced before. We went for a walk around the grounds before enjoying some relaxing drinks in the bar. The service was top notch, friendly but a true love of what they do was clear. We had an early bird dinner in the restaurant which was definitely 5 star standard and then back to the var for a homemade cocktail before bed. Covid restrictions were dealt with in such a way that they were not in your face but a real effort has been made to keep staff and guests safe. Breakfasts the next morning was again an experience and lots to choose from. A true Irish hospitality experience and can't wait to return, thank you to Waterford Castle for a night of heaven in all this madness.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$164 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty WaterfordWaterford
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Nearby attractions include Waterford Greenway (2.7 miles), 3D Archery Ireland (4.0 miles), and King of the Vikings (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Emiliano's, Momo Restaurant, and Everett's.
Are any cleaning services offered at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bishop's Palace (2.1 miles), Ballyhack Castle (3.9 miles), and Colclough Walled Garden (4.5 miles).
Does Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.