I had looked forward to a stay in Waterford castle for a long time and finally got around to staying the weekend of the 3rd of november! I was concerned prior to my trip that I was expecting too much from this stay!
What can I say to describe how amazing our one night stay was! From the ferry boat over to the drive in, my first sight of the castle was like a fairy tale. The reception hall is beautiful with a large fireplace as the focus. Check in was quick and efficient. Our room was the burg room, which had widows on two sides providing a beautiful vista of the island. The windows in the room were original and served as a wonderful reminder that we were staying in a castle! In response to other reviews, yes they were imperfect and there is some areas in the room that could be improved such as the bed but lets not forget you are here for a castle stay and it's very old and expensive to upkeep.
Dinner that evening was wonderful! The executive chief and his staff do a fine job! We ate the cod and the steak for our mains and both were delicious. The Munster dinning room is clad in wood and this lent itself to a romantic meal.
Early the next morning we walked the perimeter of the island which was stunning especially in the autumnal mist. Breakfast on return was swift and delicious.
All in all, I can really say I thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay in this castle! My husband and I both agreed it was worth the heafty price tag. We plan on returning for another short break at some point in the future.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Waterford Castle