Location: spot on. Near the Waterford Crystal showroom, at the quiet, top end of the river. 15 minute walk back up to the main bridge and the old Guinness factory; 5-10 minutes to shops and pubs.
The setting of the hotel is beautiful - in a quaint and quiet estate, right on the river. If you get the right room you'll get some fantastic views. Reception area is nice, the bar is lovely, and never made it up in time for breakfast to see the restaurant (not sure if there is one!).
The room...a bit tatty and shoddy to be honest. We'd booked a twin room (think the confirmation said a triple, but as there was only two of us that was fine). The room felt a bit....tired. Old, small TV, no shampoo's or toiletry's (they did give them out at reception)...and the kettle was a hanlin in itself! Picture should be attached, To get the kettle to boil one must either hold it at an angle...or produce the amazingness integrity of myself....placing a spoon (curved edge up) under the kettle, anchoring the end of the spoon down with a cup. This allowed the kettle to boil...
We did make the bar one night (got in late, till close!). Was very nice and not too bad on the price.
Overall...it's a lovely hotel, with friendly staff in a great location. I didn't see any other rooms so it could well be the luck of the draw. If we had a good room this would have been a 4* rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The warm comfortable 3 star hotel is situated in the heart of Waterford City on a well maintained cobbled road overlooking the River Suir. You can enjoy a stroll along Scotch Quay onto The Mall where you will find The Bishops Palace, House of Waterford Crystal, Reginalds Tower and much more. The Waterford Marina Hotel is perfectly situated for all visitors to the City, Heritage, Shopping and Nightlife all on our doorstep. ... more less
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