No doubt it is cool to sleep in an 800 year old castle, but the room looked like it. Paint peeling from the bathroom ceiling was hardly in keeping with the snobbish attitude and high price of the accomodations. At one point a very hard working young man was serving as bellman, bartender, and waiter--literally running from one room to the other evidently because management was unwilling to hire or retain an appropriate level of help. One hardly expects a sweat soaked bartender or waiter at a place that pretends to be so upscale. The grounds, too, needed work. Overall there was an impression of seediness. When compared to Adare Manor, Glenlo Abbey, Doonbeg, and the Hotel at Dunloe Castle where also stayed on this trip, Waterford Castle fell well short.
- 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