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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 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
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Pat Enright wrote a review Today
County Laois, Ireland153 contributions112 helpful votes
We stayed 3 nights in the Wedgewood Suite, beautiful room and very clean. The hotel is well kept, decorated beautifully and has the castle ambiance. The food is not up to standard and far from fine dining. The waiting staff do their best although they are not trained and seem to have no supervision or guidance. It does not help when tables are not numbered which leads to a comedy of errors, where staff bring the food and ask “is this what you ordered” and this happens at both breakfasts and dinner. On occasion especially at breakfast, they are table hopping with dishes and no idea as to who ordered what. I was not going to write this and though I would have the opportunity at checkout. The receptionist did not want to be there. She was like a pit bull with a wasp in her mouth. Not even a thank you, did you enjoy your stay but here is the bill, took the payment and phoned someone. Not even a goodbye. COVID can be blamed I presume for training and staff shortage but attitude, there is no excuse for. We had lunch at the golf club, staff were excellent and quality of food was very good. Would we return?, probably yes if training and attitude was sorted out.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
CMD wrote a review Jan 2021
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Myself and my husband spent a fantastic 2 nights here just before the October lockdown in 2020. We absolutely loved the character and authenticity of this castle, it felt like we had stepped back in time as soon as we entered the huge wooden doors of the castle, although all modern comforts were still available. Staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the walks around the grounds were beautiful. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
trevorfoneill wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Huge thanks to all the staff at Waterford Castle Hotel for their professionalism and kindness during our stay. We were part of a family group that had reserved three rooms, one being the presidential suite as a big surprise for an elderly parent that unfortunately had to be taken home a few hours into the stay. When we explained to the staff at the front desk what had occurred, they responded immediately with the greatest empathy and made the kindest of gestures by refunding one of the rooms and upgrading one of the others. These are challenging times for many businesses which meant that their gesture was particularly meaningful. Those of us that remained enjoyed a delicious meal and cocktails in a Christmas fairytale atmosphere and we look forward to a future stay when the opportunity presents itself. Thank you so much for everything and congratulations on a stellar staff performance across the board. Merry Christmas to you all.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jessica Montgomery wrote a review Dec 2020
Dublin, Ireland60 contributions23 helpful votes
Myself and my husband had a festive afternoon tea here and it was fab. From the grounds to the hotel interior, to the delicious food and the friendliest team ever, I will definitely be returning and would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Vivienne H wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
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
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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 3D Archery Ireland (4.0 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 Momo Restaurant.
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.