We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

“Pricey, but gorgeous rooms, service was ok.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
Perth
Level Contributor
23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Pricey, but gorgeous rooms, service was ok.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We stayed here as a bit of a treat given the gorgeous location and the chance to stay in a beautiful castle.

A short car-ferry ride over to the castle and very impressive grounds. We had an executive room which included a lounge room, big bathroom, and huge bedroom. Cleaning was a little average, but it was mostly clean.

The staff were quite stand-offish and not really friendly, and the food overpriced - we ended up eating in Waterford central rather than at the castle.

The location was sensational - we wandered around the grounds and it was so peaceful and quite relaxing. Would recommend for a special occasion.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Europe-travellers11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gillian O, Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments and we are delighted that you were so happy with our location and the Castle setting. I was disappointed to hear that you did not experience the welcome from our staff for which we are renouned or sample our food while you were here but I would like to thank you for bringing your experience to our attention so that we can address your comments with our entire team and housekeeping department and improve our offering. Hopefully, you will consider returning in the future and please contact me directly to book, if you would like to revisit.
Kind Regards
Gillian O'Dea
Wedding & Events Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,167 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    755
    247
    95
    50
    20
See reviews for
326
507
11
22
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (207)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
340 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

This beautiful castle is located on the outskirts of Waterford on its own island. There is a walking path around the castle worth taking.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank beerstl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KerryEllen, Sales & Marketing at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to review Waterford Castle. I am very happy to see you enjoyed the walks around the island, I hope you encountered some of our magical wildlife.

Best Wishes
Kerry Dunne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

What a once in a lifetime experience! The setting is breathtaking. We loved the private ferry ride over to the island. The drive up to the beautiful castle is the prefect entrance to a dramatic place! We were pampered in the Rose Suite. Our favorite part was the ornate bathroom. We thoroughly enjoyed dinner in the castle and would recommend eating there instead of going back into the city. The nature walk around the island was amazing, and to be able to look out our room window and see the trees was priceless.

Room Tip: Great way to celebrate any occasion~
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank bagheera1akm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KerryEllen, Sales & Marketing at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 11 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay here including your trips across the river on our ferry. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and recommending our Munster Room restaurant to future guests.

I hope we have the pleasure of seeing you in the near future,
Warm Regards
Kerry Dunne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wexford, Ireland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

my fiance and i stayed here for 2 nights in February. the hotel is just stunning. the ferry to the island adds a special touch. the staff are excellent and extremely attentive without being too much. the manageress in the restaurant was very efficient and friendly. the food was perfect. the chefs obviously take pride in their creations. portions are very generous. the rooms are beautiful although a bit more care should taken when cleaning- dust on mantle and around bed. also when i opened the door of wardrobe it nearly came away. however this castle is amazing and we look forward to our next visit. thanks to all the staff.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank lk50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KerryEllen, Sales & Marketing at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 11 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for your recent review of Waterford Castle. I am very pleased to see you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant and that you got to experience the customer service our staff are known for.
I also appreciate your observation regarding the cleaning of the rooms and I have past this onto our Housekeeping Manager. It is only through guest feedback such as this that we can perfect our offering.

Many Thanks
Kerry Dunne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
211 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Waterford Castle was owned for generation after generation by the same family, going back to Norman times. There were things there before them. The city and the island on which the Castle sits are loaded with history. We were there the week before St. Patrick's Day and found a great deal on the Presidential Suite. It was our anniversary, and was a highlight of our trip staying in the Suite....the suite is bigger than some houses; it was quite grande. Everything was huge....and very quiet. We opened the windows at night, and only heard animals in the woods. It has older furniture, but it all adds up to what you would expect a castle to be.

We enjoyed dinner in the restaurant and had breakfast in the living room of the suite a couple of times. Both were scrumptious.

To get to the Castle, you have a take a very short ferry ride across the river. The wait for the ferry was never longer than 5 minutes, and the ride itself might be that long. Driving into town was a breeze. Tons of history around Waterford. The Irish 3 color flag was flown there for the first time, and the Viking settlement goes back over a millenium. They like to say it is older and has more history than all of Northern Europe's capitols.

The staff were all super-attentive. One person even made a special trip into town to get some laundry done for us.

The only possible downside was trying to take a nap one afternoon...we were kept up by skeet shooting...but how cool is that?

Room Tip: Find a deal on the Presidential suite, even if it is off-season. You won't regret it.
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank krutec
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KerryEllen, Sales & Marketing at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 11 April 2012
Dear Reviewer,

I'd like to thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the full splendor of the Presidential Suite for your anniversary. It is also great to see that you had an opportunity to take in the history that surrounds Waterford City.

I hope you get an opportunity to visit us again,
Best Wishes
Kerry Dunne
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Waterford
3.8 km away
Granville Hotel
Granville Hotel
#2 of 12 in Waterford
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,165 reviews
3.0 km away
Waterford Marina Hotel
Waterford Marina Hotel
#3 of 12 in Waterford
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,046 reviews
4.0 km away
Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Dooley's Hotel Waterford
#4 of 12 in Waterford
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,087 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.4 km away
Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Resort
3.2 km away
Tower Hotel Waterford
Tower Hotel Waterford
#5 of 12 in Waterford
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,022 reviews
4.0 km away
Fitzwilton Hotel
Fitzwilton Hotel
#6 of 12 in Waterford
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,248 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

Property: Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort
Address: The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford X91 Y722, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#2 Romantic Hotel in Waterford
#2 Family Hotel in Waterford
#7 Business Hotel in Waterford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, HRS and Ebookers so you can book your Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Waterford Castle

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing