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Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

The Island Ballinakill, Waterford X91 Y722 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • 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
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#3 of 13 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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Property amenities
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
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German and 2 more
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Ronald_jelle wrote a review Jan 19
The Hague, The Netherlands2635 contributions722 helpful votes
The hotel is located on an island, its not too big and very stylish. It doesnt have facilities like a gym, or a swimmingpool, but you do have old rooms and green surroundings, we loved it and stayed here for two nights. The service was good, we loved the food and were happy that we made this stop. For those who don't play golf it is worth a stop for one or two nights!.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Anakin M wrote a review Jan 6
Raleigh, North Carolina15 contributions2 helpful votes
Wife and I spent the 1st day of the new year here and it was a wonderful romantic getaway. A wonderful location and atmosphere for intimate escapes. Enjoy a romantic walk around the property and observe such beautiful gardens.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
mrskeyes wrote a review Jan 3
27 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed recently for our wedding anniversary. Room was "The Ormonde" it was absolutely fantastic so spacious. Dinner was delicious as was breakfast. We went for a lovely walk and saw the resident deer so beautiful. Staff were so attentive. Check in and Check out was seemless. Have a wedding to attend here in March cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Marcela M wrote a review Dec 2021
Brooklyn, New York6 contributions
The view and the location of the hotel was amazing. Picture perfect Irish Castle we stayed in the presidential suite for our 2nd honeymoon, the attention to detail was incredible. On top of that the food at the restaurant was fresh and tasty, and our server Valentina was knowledgeable and very friendly!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Cailte wrote a review Dec 2021
Dublin, Ireland42 contributions83 helpful votes
As the title says, Waterford Castle hotel is just simply perfection. I had the most wonderful three days in this lovely place and I was very sad to leave. My husband had booked a Deluxe suite as a birthday treat and oh wow,what a treat. The suite consisted of a huge bedroom,a lovely sitting room,a bathroom that was a room in itself and a great hallway. The period features in all the rooms(including the bathroom) have to be seen to be believed,I was blown away by the furniture,the decor,the exquisite attention to detail in all the areas. And combined with great modern touches- two televisions and numerous sockets for all our techie stuff. The food is just superb,some of the best I have eaten anywhere,and I have stayed in other resorts of this calibre. Waterford Castle Hotel's offerings are sublime.The afternoon tea,the breakfasts,the fantastic dinners,lunches in the Bar,along with some very decent pints and very good wines- I was in gourmet heaven. The walks around the Island,with the cottage,the lighthouse,the badgers setts,by the golf course and along the river are wonderful and very picturesque. As we approach Christmas,the huge Christmas tree in the main Reception area and covered in hundreds of lights is so beautiful. What I absolutely loved here is that the Castle has used tree cuttings and woven Christmas lights through them- so ecologically friendly and no additions to landfills. So many small but wonderful details stand out from the three days: -the Sanitan hand basin and toilet in our bathroom,the chest of drawers in same and complete with an old fashioned jug and wash basin. - the cedarwood and lemongrass soap -the hallway with the painting of the jockeys racing on the beach and the table and stool near it -the blue velvet squashy sofa in the living area,with the green marbled table and two smaller matching tables -the cream antique furniture in the bedroom and the wonderful headboards -the changing area in the room -the perfect temperature in the suite,never too cold or too hot and easily controlled by us -the marmalade at breakfast -the great cold buffet for breakfast,so much choice -the Castle brown bread -the little amuse bouches and sorbets at dinner,the champagne sorbet,wow. -the plentiful vegetables with dinners Finally,the Castle hotel staff are a credit to the hotel itself. From Reception staff to the waiting staff in the restaurant and at breakfast,nothing was too much trouble for us and all with big smiles and pleasant chat.A special mention to the lovely bar man(whose name we did not get) who was a pleasure to chat to and looked after us so well. We will be back😁😁😁
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$164 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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), King of the Vikings (2.1 miles), and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum (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, Everett's, and The Grattan bar-bistro.
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.