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

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...

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here after a wonderful wedding of my niece and new husband. Day went of beautifully no hitches and everything on plan. Staff went out of their way to accommodate my niece, hubby family and friends. Meal was devine and service superb. After a very comfortable night in a very impressive room we had a first class breakfast and a...

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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 wonderful comments following the occasion of your niece's wedding here at Waterford Castle. The Castle is a magical location especially for weddings. Coupled with our location is the Food and Service which we pride ourselves on. Thank you again for your comments. I hope you have taken away very...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Treated myself and my Mam to afternoon tea just before Christmas and it was perfection from the time we boarded the ferry to go across to the Island to the time we left. We have had afternoon tea in some of the best spots in Ireland and Waterford Castle was right up there with the best one we tried so...

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

Dear April, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Afternoon tea is a wonderful experience here at Waterford Castle. To say we are right up there with the best is high praise indeed and very much appreciated. Paula our Pastry Chef creates tantilizing delights for Afternoon Tea coupled with our attentive staff in the Wonderful Fitzgerald Room...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Really was looking forward to our lodge break here but there was very little here for kids or facilities.Food was very dissapointing.we splashed out on Breakfast in the castle on our last morning and unfortunately is was very average and overpriced.wont be returning.

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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 comments. It is always disappointing to read when our guests leave not having had a great experience. The Island Resort is unique and we like to encourage ourdoor activities for all the family. For younger children there is the playground. We also have 5km of walks and trails on...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Spent three days in the castle such a great place to relax it's so peaceful on it's own island it's as if the world outside is so far away. Small ferry takes over to the mainland only 5 mins across it's surrounded by a large kind of moat. Waterford town is pleasant and taxi gets you there in 10 minutes...

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

Dear Beryl, Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review. Waterford Castle is a unique place. Located on a private Island only accessable by ferry. Once you take the ferry across from the mainland you are stepping into a bygone era. We encourage our guests to leave their day to day worries behind and embrace a slower...

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

As most couples do, we had quite a set idea from what we wanted from our wedding day. Good food was primary, as well as a relaxed but classic feel to the day. Waterford castle were so flexible, they can be as formal or informal as you want. The venue itself is so beautiful and individual we didn't feel the...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review. It was our great pleasure to look after you both and your guests on the occasion of your wedding. Every wedding is unique and Waterford Castle as you experienced, is the perfect venue for all bridal parties. No matter what your dreams are for your most special of days,...

St Mullins, Ireland
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stayed here in December for my daughter's wedding. We had the most amazing and magical experience. Absolutely faultless. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable stay. The rooms were so comfortable. Extremely friendly staff.

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

Dear Noreen, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments. Waterford Castle is indeed an amazing and magical place. For weddings it is the Fairytale. Memories made on the day last long in the memory of the couple, family and guests alike. Thank you again for your wonderful comments. We look forward to seeing you all again...

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stayed here on a whim while booking for stops across Ireland. Booked a townhouse on the property and it was fantastic! Had supper in the castle and it was great! If you are into history, this is for you. The windows are actually granite framed with cast iron and glass. Hotel is very well kept up and grounds are amazing....

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

Dear Sandy, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments. Having found us on a whim it is heart warming to read that you were not disappointed with our Island. The Castle dates from the 16th Century and is the centre piece of our 300 acre Resort. Steeped in history and original features as you found. To say we are one...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely relaxing few days away. Family of four with Grandparents shared lodge. Enjoyed meal at clubhouse - food and service both good. Took long walks and had tea and scones by the fire in the main castle. Overall excellent value for money but must book meals in advance as there is limited seating - this is a little inconvenient and...

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

Dear Aivs, Thank you for sharing your comments. I am delighted to read that all three generations of the family enjoyed their stay with us. it is great to read that you took the time to explore the Island and sample all that we have to offer. We do encourage our Lodge guests to book prior to arriving, we never...

Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with the family on the 27th. As always food, service and surroundings were lovely. The menu was excellent and the wind list superb. I love this place and will be back soon. Best wishes for 2017.

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Dear Cliff, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted to read that you and your family enjoyed Dinner with us recently We look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy New Year Kind Regards Helen Courtney

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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: €122 - €284 (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 Family Hotel in Waterford
#2 Romantic 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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