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Review of Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

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Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
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“Excellent Lodges”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights at the Lodges in Waterford Castle Resort. The houses were excellent and very well equipped. I would say they were better than most homes. They are well designed and in a lovely setting. If possible when booking go for one that is on the outside of the development to ensure a nice view. We saw the local deer herds go by twice during our stay and a few more times on our nature rambles around the island. The showers are lovely and powerful with plenty of hot water. They are surrounded by a golf course which usually means nice scenery. One slight drawback is that some minor cosmetic maintenance and decoration should be done as if it is left it soon accumulates and makes a place start to look shabby.

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us here on The Island.

The Lodges are an ideal base for exploring the Resort and for exploring the Waterford region. I am delighted to see that you were able to enjoy the Island walks and see our resident wildlife including the Deer during your stay.

The Lodges are popular all year round, rest assusred that all maintence and cosmetic updates are addressed on an on going basis.

Thank you again for sharing your review. We hope to see you all again at some future date.

Kind regards
Helen Courtney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I, and her mum stayed in Waterford Castle Hotel for three nights in March 2017.

The Hotel was amazing - everything you would expect from a luxury grand castle; open wood burning fires, four poster beds, freestanding baths, amazing food.

All staff were so polite and welcoming full of information and advice. My only slight criticism would be that some doors could be heard banging at night (but only on the rare occasion).

The surroundings are great with places to walk and the city a 10min drive away.

Great stay if you are looking for a REAL luxury experience.

Stayed March 2017, travelled with family
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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Inspector_Motalbano,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

I am delighted to read that you enjoyed a wonderful stay here with us at Waterford Castle.
The Castle is a truly unique and magical place, dating from the 16th century it retains a certain charm and hints at life in a bygone era.

I hope you have taken away many fond memories of your time with us and we look forward to seeing you again at Waterford Castle in the not too distant future.

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Helen Courtney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We held our wedding reception in Waterford Castle in November and it was a magical location for a wedding. From the first email enquiry through to check-out, all of the staff we dealt with were excellent. They clearly wanted us to have a wonderful experience and it absolutely was. Gillian was a pleasure to deal with and made sure that all the details, no matter how small, were thought about. The setting is gorgeous and the crossing on the ferry makes it just that little bit more special. The food was excellent and many guests commented on how good it was. We would highly recommend it as a wedding location but also as a wonderful place to stay and we look forward to returning in the future!

Room Tip: The Presidential Suite is amazing!
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  • Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear CMaryL

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review.
It was our very great pleasure to host your very special day here at Waterford Castle.

The Resort is a fairytale location; accessable only by Ferry our secluded Island with the magnificent Castle at its Heart rarely disappoints.
This coupled with our staff like Gillian who you kindly mention take great pride in their place of work and in ensuring everything on the day goes as smoothly as possible for our excited couples.

We all hope you are settling into married life.
We very much look forward to seeing you again

Kind regards

Helen Courtney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had A Lovely One Night Stay With my Family.Very Homely And Comfortable Hotel. Great Staff Espically Denise, Antonia And Fiona.
Dinner Was Fantastic With Top Class Service And Food.. Room ( Suite) Was Extremely Comfortable, Cocolates, Mints And Water Provided
Breakfast Was Also Very Good.Will Definately Return.

Room Tip: suite.seperate sitting room. with televisions in both bedroom and sitting room.lovely view also of g...
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  • Stayed March 2017, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Anna Maria,

Thank you for sharing your review.

It is great to read that you and your family had a wonderful stay with us here at Waterford Castle.

I look forward to sharing your review with the team but especially with Denise, Antonio and Fiona who helped ensure you had a memorable stay.

Thank you again and we very much look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards

Helen Courtney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my family stayed twice on the Island. We were traveling with 4 children and from the minute we arrived at the dock they were excited - You see there is only one way on or off the Island and that is by the car ferry.

The ferry runs very frequently all day and into the night so don't worry about having to wait - it only takes about 5 minutes to get across and off but it definitely added an element of excitement for the kids and made us feel very special to have our own private Island :) .

We stayed in the self catering houses which were very modern - there is an open plan downstairs with a beautiful kitchen,it was very easy to cook in and the breakfast bar lets you stay connected with the family. The back of the houses open out onto a communal grass area. The two times we went it was fairly quiet so the kids spent most of their time outside playing ball games and mostly had the entire area to themselves.
Each house does also have its own patio area so you can sit outside and even Bar-B-Q if you want.


The bedrooms were all spacious and very comfortable and the bathrooms were beautiful. There was ample parking at the front of the houses.

The island is home to not only deer but badgers, hedgehogs, rabbits etc and many different birds so it is a wonderful place to wonder about and spot wildlife, we would often walk around the island late at night to see the nocturnal animals which was a real treat for the kids as this is not something that is always possible to do.
The whole place is beautifully maintained with manicured areas as well as more natural habitats.

The biggest downside was lack of wi-fi at the houses but you can go up to the castle to connect to the wifi there. To be honest we had so much to do that no one really missed it too much.

Although we stayed there twice we didn't use the castle as we had everything we needed in the houses.

If you do leave the Island, you are very close to Waterford town center, where there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars and there is a leisure center close-by although we did not use that.

If you are looking from a break away from everything where you can relax and unwind I would defiantly recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2016, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helen C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for sharing your lovely review. We are delighted that you and your family had a wonderful time here on The Resort.

Your experiences are what we want all our families to experience when here.
Embracing a slower pace of life and enjoying the natural surrounds and the outdoors.
You are never too far away from our resident wildlife, foxes, badgers, deer and many many birds. The Island walkways are ideal for spotting them or just for taking a leisurely stroll to The Lighthouse.

You can easily forget that you are 10 minutes down river from Waterford City Centre, where you can also find many activities and places to visit.

Thank you again for sharing your lovely review. Apologies about the WiFi, it is available at the Garden Lodges. I will get the signal checked.

We look forward to your next visit.

Kind regards

Helen Courtney
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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 Family Hotel in Waterford
#2 Romantic 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 
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