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Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

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The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford X91 Y722, Ireland
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Kings Park, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed an overnight at this stately castle. Very classy without being pretentious. First class service, spacious rooms, and friendly staff. Enjoyed the walking path around the grounds, along the water. Ferry. Here from Waterford was easy and quick.

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County Cavan, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the lodges at Waterford Castle and had the best holiday. I know we were very lucky to have fantastic weather, but even still, Waterford Castle and surrounding area is in a classy world of its own. The lodges are very big, 4 double rooms and 3 bathrooms and very well equipped. Playground was just off... More 

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Rochester NY
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The car ferry to and from the hotel was pretty cool and ran quite frequently. I definitely recommend making reservations for meals in the castle, castle is quite gorgeous. The rooms are very big but a little beat up. Quite modernized and plain decor.

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quiet stunning surroundings, great golf, beautiful food and exceptional service! We loved it so much that we booked a second night! The town of Waterford was a fun night out and only a short drive downtown. Lovely stay!!

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Newbridge, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought away on a surprise trip on my anniversary with the hubby here in feb and I absolutely loved it. Beautiful spacious rooms, friendly staff that went over and beyond to help. Breakfast brought to our room both days which was delicious..

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the car ferry across which runs every 5 minutes a very short drive and we were at the castle , such an imposing building . The service and hospitality were excellent as was the food. The island is a wonderful place to relax ,enjoy scenic walks or play golf on a wonderful golf course with deer and other... More 

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Island Resort is a hidden gem and we are always delighted to share it with our guests. We pride ourselves on great food coupled with friendly staff and discreet service. Thank you again for your lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards... More 

Glen Rock, New Jersey
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for a night with our daughter. During our travels we stayed at multiple castles and abbeys and found the staff at this one to be by far the most stuffy. They weren't rude, but just did not come off as welcoming. We had anticipated a family friendly premises based on the website, but instead found it much... More 

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I was disappointed to read that you felt that we were not family friendly. The Island hosts many many children throughout the year. Only a very small portion of the rooms here at The Castle can accommodate children. Most families stay in The Garden Lodges and tend to... More 

warrenpoint
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to see Waterford castle and decided to drive down for some lunch. We left The Granville and drove for roughly ten minutes to the edge of the town. You get the ferry over. It goes every 15 minutes from 7am to 22.00. From 22.00 to 7am it goes every half an hour and is free. It only takes... More 

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Shelly-Ann Thank you for sharing your review, it is disappointing that you were unable to enter the Castle on your recent visit due to a private event. I hope you had the time to take a walk around the grounds and island walkways. There is an abundance of flora and fauna on the island to be discovered. The Golf... More 

Dana Point, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! The Waterford Castle Lodges are absolutely wonderful. Truly the best accommodation of our visit to Ireland! The Castle grounds are beautiful and the service was gracious. The only reason I did not rate 100% was due to the meal served in the castle dining hall. The ambiance was perfect and the service was gracious; however the food was pricey... More 

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Christine, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The Island Resort is a special place and the Garden Lodges a great base. Dinner in The Munster Room Restaurant rarely disappoints our guests. The Restaurant holds 2 AA Rosettes for fine dining. I will happily share your comments on portion sizes with our Chefs. We have found... More 

Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unable to get a room at the castle so we stayed at the condo units on the island, which turned out to be a lucky break as we could do some laundry. The condo units themselves were large (three bedroom) and nice. The golf clubhouse is a great place for a beer. The best part was dinner at... More 

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your review. The Resort is a wonderful place and the Garden Lodges are a great alternative to staying in the Castle. When not exclusively booked usually for a private event or wedding the Castle facilities are available to our Lodge guests and visitors. I am delighted that you were able to experience dinner with... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Golf course
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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 

Additional Information about Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

Address: The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford X91 Y722, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Price Range: $119 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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#2 Family Hotel in Waterford
#2 Romantic Hotel in Waterford
#2 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#7 Business Hotel in Waterford
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