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Athenaeum House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Reviewed 18 September 2017

My family and I stayed here overnight. This is a fabulous hotel, hidden away down a lane way. Everything about the hotel is perfect. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.n
The rooms are a little old fashioned but in perfect keeping with the age of the house. The rooms are unusually big and can easily accommodate extra beds for children.
The gardens, though small are very pretty and well kept.
The food in the restaurant was amazing and well priced. There was a full menu for children, which was a nice change from chicken nuggets and chips!
Check out is at 11am, but there is plenty of time to organise that after a hearty breakfast.

Stayed: September 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

I'm not to sure where to start other than we were blown away by the excellence of the food we received.
We arrived late in Waterford and asked a local where would be good to eat at 10pm.
Arriving at Athenaeum, we were greeted with the grandeur of the hotel.
We sat down and looked at the menu and immediately did the maths.... The 3 course meal would definitely be the most economical decision for us.
Boy were we not sorry!
From the foie gras starters to duck mains and some of the most incredible desserts ive ever tasted (the brownie was my best) we were just in awe of the amazing food we had.

Thank you for the great service and the even better food.

Room Tip: Definitely opt for the 3 course meal
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Darryn M
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Spent one night here when visiting Waterford and really liked it. It's a decent hotel. Our room was very nice, really quiet, comfortable and clean. Seemed to be newly done up. It was a large room. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good-full Irish, the continental selection was small enough but it's just an extra to whatever you order off the menu (porridge, pancakes, full irish). Overall we were very happy with our stay here.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
Thank champkis
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The restaurant of this hotel is of a good standard, the staff friendly, welcoming and attentive but our room was disappointing.
It was poorly lit, had dark wall coverings which did not help and had a TV which could not easily be viewed from the bed.
The bed was comfortable enough and the ensuite bathroom was fairly modern.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michael-Newbury
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I differ on our view of this hotel. "3" may be a little harsh but "4" would be too high

Firstly, this is not in my opinion, a "boutique" hotel, although I accept perhaps 10 years ago it could have been described as so

Bedding was quite worn / dated, the CD player in the room had its aerial wrapped round it, a rusting towel rail / radiator, no room safe, yellows and browns are now dated colours, and I believe the reading light was not working - ok,arguably these are all trivial but a boutique hotel has to keep up to date (the House Hotel in Galway where we stayed later was great / is a good example).

Potential guests may want to bear in mind that the location of the hotel is the "wrong" side of the river and so it is a half hour walk to the main part of the city.

On the positive, dinner in the hotel was very good / recommended and our room (315) was large

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Athenaeum House Hotel

Address: Christendom, Waterford, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Waterford
#4 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#6 Family Hotel in Waterford
Price Range: €62 - €164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Athenaeum House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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