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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a welcome return to Waterford Castle. We really enjoyed the weekend, starting with the Ferry over to The Island. The rooms have been redecorated since our last visit and yet still retain the 'Castle' atmosphere. Gorgeous Waterford Crystal chandeliers were brought in last year and they really add to the decor. Food is amazing - lovely breakfasts and...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments. I was delighted to read that as a return visitor to The Resort you could see the great work that is continuing at The Castle and on The Resort. The Castle will always retain its old world charm and magical athmosphere coupled with award winning food in The Munster Room Restaurant...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are local to Waterford and come to Waterford Castle for walks around the grounds often. I haven't stayed at the hotel but have only gotten tea and scones at the bar. The room is gorgeous and it feels like a real treat having tea somewhere so nice. The lobby is magnificent - especially the huge fireplace. Even the toilets...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of my work colleagues and I visited the castle for afternoon tea. The weather was typically Irish, lashing but it actually added to the magic. The ferry passage to the island added to the experience of entering an alternative universe! Entering the lobby the senses were tingling with the smell of slow burning turf on the fire. We...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Deirdre, Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely comments. Waterford Castle is a truly wonderful and magical place that rarely disappoints. Afternoon Tea at The Castle is a real treat. Paula our Pastry Chef and all the team take great delight in creating and presenting both visually beautiful and great tasting treats. I am delighted that...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a family wedding at the Hotel and it was simply sensational. We stayed in the chalet type accommodation on the site, which was a high standard 3 bedroom house a few minutes walk from the main hotel. The surroundings were beautiful and staff very accommodating and helpful. Every detail was planned and attended to. We had a small...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kendros, Thank you taking the time to post your review. Weddings here at Waterford Castle are always special and magical. To accommodate all family and friends our Garden Lodges are ideal. They are a home away from home with every convenience. I have asked our maintenance team to address and resolve the issue you mention with drainage. Thank you...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here a few times in the lodges. They are comfortable and modern and have all mod cons. Although the ferry only takes 5 minutes it is like going to a different planet as the island is so relaxing. I rate this place as one of Ireland's great hidden secrets. Loads to do for kids and relaxing for adults.

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review. Our Island Resort situated on The Suir down River from Waterford City Centre is a haven. The short ferry journey over prepares you for the calmness and tranquility of Resort life. I am delighted to read that all the family enjoyed staying at The Garden Lodges. From...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time at the wedding. The hotel was a wonderful place to stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful . The food was excellent and the room was excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending Waterford Castle Hotel to any traveller looking for a wonderful experience

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Henry, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is lovely to read that you had a wonderful experience here at Waterford Castle. Waterford Castle is a magical wedding venue. A place where lasting memories are made for our brides and grooms, their families and friends. When we are not hosting weddings The Castle is a...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 7 ladies, we had afternoon tea in Waterford Castle. We received a light/ refreshing cocktail in the bar before we were taken to the dining room for our afternoon tea. The food was delicious, beautiful tasting array of sandwiches and pastries. Lots of tea and glass of champagne. I was a skeptic on arrival but we had...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Afternoon Tea is a great experience here at Waterford Castle. I am delighted to see that you had a wonderful experience in a magical place. Many guests find it difficult but not impossible to finish Afternoon Tea! Sandwiches made on homemade breads, oven fresh scones and fantastic exotic...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous. We stayed in a one of the vacation rentals (like a townhouse) and it was amazing. Park right or back for the kids. The accommodations were very posh and we wished we could have stayed longer. The castle is really beautiful and we found all of the staff to be very polite and helpful.

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jan, Thank you for sharing your comments. The Self Catering Lodges here on the Resort are a home away form home, ideal for families. I hope you all enjoyed the island walks and trails and saw some of the wildlife that call the Island home. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Kind regards Helen Courtney

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We attended a friend's wedding with you last weekend and had a fantastic day. From the moment we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Linda your events organiser. She couldn't have done more to make us feel at home and at ease in your fabulous surroundings. The food was top notch and the cosy atmosphere in the reception area before...

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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Weddings here at Waterford Castle are truly magical and very special for the Bridal party, family and friends. The location and venue are unique and special, combined with our staff who want nothing more that the wedding party and guests to feel welcome and at home. Thank you...

Dublin
Reviewed 5 February 2017

stayed here for a private function on friday night. we were the first function in the castle since it was closed after new year. I was worried that is was going to be cold and that things would not be right but i must admit the castle and lodges were lovely and warm, the food was amazing and the staff...

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Dear Louise, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We closed after New Year but we were here behind closed doors working hard to get the Resort ready for 2017 and all the guest we are going to host. It is great to read that you found the whole experience from the food to the staff both...

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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 

Additional Information about Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

Address: The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford X91 Y722, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Price Range: €121 - €283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#2 Romantic Hotel in Waterford
#2 Family Hotel in Waterford
#7 Business Hotel in Waterford
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“The Suir suite is magnificent.”
 of 5 bubbles 268terric, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the castle. Not the lodges.”
 of 5 bubbles AimeeLally, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Presidential Suite is amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles CMaryL, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“suite.seperate sitting room. with televisions in both bedroom and sitting room.lovely view also of golf course”
 of 5 bubbles annamariao951, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“For families with young children I suggest taking a lodge house and avail of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Dublindays2015, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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