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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

As I am from Waterford originally, I am well positioned to vouch that this is the best hotel in Waterford. (Cliff House a close second; stayed at both). I think I have stayed at the Castle 6/7 times in as many years now. It is quite a laid back place, with not much to do per se but your are... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This past August friends of mine reserved the whole castle and grounds to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. It was magical. I stayed in one of the lodges with 3 other ladies we each had our own room and bathe the place was huge. I was almost bummed that I didn't do more then sleep there. There was so much... More 

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

Dear Kimberlee, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The event in August was wonderful. The staff really enjoyed looking after you all. The Island is a wonderful and magical place, it was the perfect choice for all the celebrations. Fiona will be delighted to be mentioned as will John who taught you all about his beautiful... More 

Kilkenny, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the lodges for my partners birthday and they were nothing less than fabulous. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The grounds are beautiful I really could not recommend this place enough! Everyone should get to experience it once.

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Thank 362jade
Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Resort is a very special place that we are all delighted to be able to share with our guests. The Lodges are ideal for a short break. The Island Walks, Golf and other activities available means that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you again... More 

Dublin
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79 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel and golf club is located on its own little island about 10 mins outside Waterford. The ferry runs every 15 mins (no fee). You just drive on and off it goes (takes about 3 mins). Beautiful tree lined avenue up to castle, deer grazing in field to right on drive up. Castle is very impressive. We were attending... More 

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

Dear Annie, Thank you for sharing your review. The Resort is a hidden gem that rarely disappoints. The Castle is a magical Wedding Venue where the wedding party can have a truly private and special day. We host many weddings through the Year in the Castle. On the days we do not have a wedding we welcome guests from across... More 

swindon
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew this break was a bit special right from the time we caught the short ferry crossing,We drove along a wooded drive to the amazing castle to collect our keys for the lodge.The lodge was overlooking a well kept green area near the river.The lodge was spotless and very confortable with 3 doulbe bedrooms ,2 with en suits bathrooms... More 

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

Dear Stace, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The Island Resort is a wonderful place to visit. We are delighted to read that you were captivated from when you drove onto the ferry. The Lodges on The Resort are second to none. All fully equipped, with everything required to make your Self Catering stay complete. The... More 

Dyer, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here for 3 days on 2 week trip around Ireland recently and I have ot say this hotel is everything I was hoping for. We stayed in the main castle, as apposed to the lodges, and have to say that they have done a great job in ensuring that the you do understand you are... More 

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

Dear David, Thank you for sharing your review. Having travelled so far it is great to read that you had a wonderful and memorable stay here with us at Waterford Castle. Waterford Castle is a truly unique and genuine Castle. All the staff are delighted to be able to share it with our many guests. We want everyone to feel... More 

Grayslake, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best stay and service I have ever received. It was such a relaxing weekend, and I can't wait to come back and visit again. My husband actually proposed during our stay in the castle, so that was quite the surprise! :)

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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 lovely review. Waterford Castle is a truly unique and wonderful place and we are delighted to read it is one of your favourite Hotels. It is a fairy tale location for a wedding proposal one of many happy memories you will cherish from here forever. Thank you again for your review. We all... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back after having stayed for a couple of nights. We stayed at one of the lodges. Which are 3 double bedroom houses ( two on-suite and another separate bathroom) super modern with all mod cons and very spacious. The castle itself is like walking into Downtown Abbey and quite honestly stunning. We took a look and one of... More 

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

Dear Oliver, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review. Waterford Castle is a truly wonderful place. We are delighted you were able to experience all we have to offer during your visit. The Garden Lodges here on the Resort are a great base, modern with all the homes comforts you need while The Castle harks back... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I return again and everything is absolutely fantastic. All staff very friendly and professional. Every corner of the hotel is so pretty and cosy. The bedroom so nice also, comfortable and clean. Of course dinner in the restaurant i love it also, every dishes very tasty with dessert delicious and i don't want to forget service was very good. Thanks... 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 lovely review. The Island Resort is a hidden gem, a very special place that we are happy to share with all our guests and visitors. As a return guest I am delighted to see that everything is as fantastic as your last visit. Thank you again for taking the... More 

Kenmare, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

second visit in waterford castle, the reception and lobby are impressive , the room despite that was smaller than the one we got last year was very clean and cosy with every details of a five stars hotel , fruit plate , mineral water , good coffee machine , turn down in the evening ..... dinner was also outstanding (as... 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. We are delighted that you enjoyed your second stay with us here at Waterford Castle. We pride ourselves on our great food, drink and service that is second to none. Dinner in the 2AA Rosette Munster Room Restaurant is a real treat to be enjoyed and savoured . Paula our Pastry Chef... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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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: $122 - $303 (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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#1 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#2 Family Hotel in Waterford
#2 Romantic Hotel in Waterford
#7 Business Hotel in Waterford
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“Presidential Suite!!”
 of 5 bubbles patrockb, yesterday | Read review
“Stayed in the Lodges, but all of them are quiet as about a ten min walk away from hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingAnnie007, 4 days ago | Read review
“It really is a castle!”
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 of 5 bubbles David_L_Powell, 1 week ago | Read review
“The lodges are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles E4038JYmb, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are amazing, no tipp needed”
 of 5 bubbles annej959, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
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