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

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

Dungarvan, Ireland
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed in one of the lodges in Waterford castle as at the time of booking the main residence was fully booked. The lodges are well kitted out but we were only staying for one night so the amenities were of no real use to us. At check in the receptionist informed us that the dinning room was booked out...

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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 comments. I was saddened to read that your experiences here on our Island Resort were so disappointing. The Lodges at Waterford Castle are normally very popular. They offer spacious self catering accommodation for individuals, families and groups and sleep six adults comfortably. I can understand that on this occasion...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I booked this hotel for August next year because I loved the Castle. AFTER I booked and paid the deposit they emailed me and informed me that the castle was closed for a wedding during my stay. I would not have booked it had I known. In the terms and conditions they say that this could happen. However they told...

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

Dear Judi Your review is deeply upsetting to us all here. Having never stayed at Waterford Castle Resort it is unfair we believe that you are able to use this platform to express your views. On Thursday 15th December you made a booking to stay here on The Resort during your trip to Ireland in August 2017. The Castle was...

Meath
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. From the ferry across to the deer that great you on the driving to the hotel this place is magical. Room was superb, warm & spacious - everything you could possibly need & more. Dinner was delicious - the care & attention given was top class & much appreciated. Breakfast was also delicious &...

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

Dear Portiabelle, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. it is great to read that you had a truly wonderful time here at Waterford Castle. Waterford Castle is a magical place and we are delighted to be able to share it with our many guests. I look forward to sharing your comments with the entire team and...

Oceanside, California
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I am so upset at myself for only booking one night here. This was one of the highlights of our entire two week trip. Next time we visit Ireland we will be staying here for much longer. The excitement and feeling of specialness or luxury starts when you pull your car onto the tiny ferry that takes you across the...

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

Dear April, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Waterford Castle. The Resort is a unique and wonderful place. A hidden gem that we are delighted to be able to share with our guests. It is great to see that you took the time to explore the Island during...

Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Waterford Castle is a very beautiful superbly restored building full of history and magic. The gigantic fireplace and Christmas tree awes your inner child with pure delight. The ferry and island itself are interesting and one of a kind experience. The food in the restaurant is yummy and imaginative. However, the service is terribly poor, you don't really expect...

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

Dear Roman, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Firstly please accept my sincere apologies for the shortfalls in service you experienced here at Waterford Castle. I can assure you that this is not the norm. We pride ourselves on offering a service that is second to none. Our staff go above and beyond to ensure our...

Reviewed 1 December 2016

As I am from Waterford originally, I am well positioned to vouch that this is the best hotel in Waterford. (Cliff House a close second; stayed at both). I think I have stayed at the Castle 6/7 times in as many years now. It is quite a laid back place, with not much to do per se but your are...

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

Dear Padrock, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. It is lovely to read that you rate us as the best hotel in County Waterford. The Castle is a wonderful place very unique and as you say pretty laid back. You come to Waterford Castle primarily to switch off from the outside world, enjoy a short break...

Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

This past August friends of mine reserved the whole castle and grounds to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. It was magical. I stayed in one of the lodges with 3 other ladies we each had our own room and bathe the place was huge. I was almost bummed that I didn't do more then sleep there. There was so much...

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

Dear Kimberlee, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. The event in August was wonderful. The staff really enjoyed looking after you all. The Island is a wonderful and magical place, it was the perfect choice for all the celebrations. Fiona will be delighted to be mentioned as will John who taught you all about his beautiful...

Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed in the lodges for my partners birthday and they were nothing less than fabulous. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The grounds are beautiful I really could not recommend this place enough! Everyone should get to experience it once.

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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 review. The Resort is a very special place that we are all delighted to be able to share with our guests. The Lodges are ideal for a short break. The Island Walks, Golf and other activities available means that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Thank you again...

Dublin
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The hotel and golf club is located on its own little island about 10 mins outside Waterford. The ferry runs every 15 mins (no fee). You just drive on and off it goes (takes about 3 mins). Beautiful tree lined avenue up to castle, deer grazing in field to right on drive up. Castle is very impressive. We were attending...

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

Dear Annie, Thank you for sharing your review. The Resort is a hidden gem that rarely disappoints. The Castle is a magical Wedding Venue where the wedding party can have a truly private and special day. We host many weddings through the Year in the Castle. On the days we do not have a wedding we welcome guests from across...

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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: €123 - €282 (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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Waterford Castle
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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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