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Athenaeum House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed here a couple of months ago. This was our first visit to the hotel in about 8 years. Whilst the property has deteriorated a little in that time we still had a very enjoyable stay. The room was good, well equipped, quiet and with a nice view. Our booking included bed and breakfast and dinner in the restaurant. Both meals were excellent especially the dinner which was first class and worth travelling to the hotel for even if you are staying elsewhere.

Overall, a peaceful couples getaway, with excellent food, close to Waterford city.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded June 26, 2012

Dear GC61

Welcome back.

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel during your recent visit. Glad you enjoyed your return visit to us. Appreciate your kind comments, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards

Mailo Power
Director Athenaeum House Hotel

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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We were staying only one night in this hotel, which was just as well. On first arrival we were impressed by the lovely old building and grounds. The staff were so friendly but regretably that is about the only positive thing I can say about our stay. When we were shown our room I noticed that my bed linen was not clean and upon further examination there was a smell of "Deep Heat" cream from the sheets. The room furniture looked well worn with stains on one chair. We informed reception of the condition of our room and FOUR rooms later we found one that was CLEAN or did not have noise from the air-conditioning. The staff were wonderful, apologitic and obviously embarassed. Because we were arriving late we had arranged to eat at the hotel but our evening meal was not up to the standard of a four star hotel. The breakfast was no better. When we checked out we informed the receptionist of the condition of our room and she apologised and said she would get the owner to contact us. This he did not do. Regretably this hotel does not meet the standard of a three star hotel and we would advise any impending clients to think carefully before deciding to stay there.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Una R
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Management response:Responded June 26, 2012

Dear Una

Thank you for taking the time to write your review.

Please accept my sincere apologies for your disappointing stay with us. We do not have a record of one of our guests being moved four times, we would regard this as a very serious matter.

Please contact me directly on this matter, we appreciate your feedback.

Yours sincerely

Mailo Power
Director Athenaeum House Hotel
Email: info@athenaeumhousehotel.com

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Reviewed June 11, 2012

We were efficiently checked in and welcomed. The rooms were first class and very comfortable and clean. The room was a very good size with a beautiful bathroom. The restaurant was excellent with a good choice of meals and wines. A good choice for both business nad pleasure.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

I was actually born in Ferrybank where the hotel is located, so I know the area well. I was actually born in Ferrybank where the hotel is located, so it feels a little strange to be writing a review about a hotel in my home place. This is a very pleasant well maintained hotel outside of the city. We received a warm welcome and found the service good. The hotel has recently been painted and has a fresh feel to it. The excellent restaurant has a very good value table d'hote menu of €25. The large glass dining area gives an old-world ambience which we liked especially.
Decor throughout is a bit mixed. Our bedroom was an excellent size and spotless but the furniture had a prefabricated IKEA feel to it. However given the reasonable price this was a small issue and more authentic antique furniture would doubtlessly increase the price considerably. Less acceptable were the matrasses which were distinctly average - not what one would expect nowadays in a hotel of this quality. The beds also come with blankets without a duvet option. Nonetheless we slept well as we were very tired after our journey. Overall, given the reasonable price of €80.00 for B&B for two people I have decided on an excellent rating in spite of some of the weaknesses.
The main issue in relation to the hotel comes down to location. For peace and quiet in a semi-rural location it is a very good choice. It is only suitable for a Waterford city stay if travelling by car as it is quite a distance to the city. If you are interested in a city centre location the Tower, Granville or Dooley’s are good choices in Waterford but do look up my review of the Tower for tips on room choice if considering staying there.

Room Tip: Better views of the river suir from second floor rooms but all are fine.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at the Atheneum last weekend .
The ambience was amazing , staff so proud whislt looking after their guests .
This is a fabulous location for a romantic getaway . The food was amazing ,
We cannot wait to return , beautiful gardens , veranda , service , cleanliness .
This hotel is a little Gem on the outskirts of Waterford .
Cant wait to return .Marion, Enniscorthy

Room Tip: We asked for a river view & were given a beautiful room with a lovely big bathroom ,Would love t...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MargeWexford k
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

Overall we had a lovely stay at this hotel. It's quiet and calm and that's what we were looking for.

Pros: The meal was quite large and the bed was really comfortable. The breakfasts were great and all of the staff were really helpful and efficient.

Cons: The hotel was slightly too far out of town to walk into, The hotel though lovely was starting to look a bit worn and tired.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank RHNIreland
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Myself and my missus took the opportunity for a night away somewhere close. We looked up reviews on line and it seemed quite good. It also helped that we got a deal on-line with dinner and bed & breakfast included . Found the hotel without too much difficulty, its only over the bridge about a two minute drive and to the right. The rooms were fairly basis but, the dinner in Zaks was excellent and the service great. The Oven Roast Chicken Ballotine was fantastic. We took a walk into Waterford afterwards, which is about twenty minutes away to work off the grub. It's a nice walk and the but the road is busy. Breakfast was again great with a good spread of cereals, fruit and yoghurt. To top that off there was also an option of cooked food, so we got both. My missus had the omelette which was lovely and I'd the pancakes. Lovely staff and worth a visit.

Room Tip: As for a view of the River and not the Car park
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Christendom, Waterford, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Waterford
#4 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#6 Family Hotel in Waterford
Price Range: $66 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Athenaeum House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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