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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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When you stay at Waterford Castle in Waterford, you’ll be in the historical district and close to Waterford Regional Hospital and House of Waterford Crystal. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Faithlegg Golf Club and Waterford Municipal Golf Course.


Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 19 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring fireplaces and flat-screen televisions. Your Select Comfort bed comes with down comforters. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as a golf course or take in the view from a garden. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Waterford? This hotel features 2475 square feet (230 square meters) of event facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Waterford Castle
The Island
Waterford, X91 Y722 Ireland


4.5 Very Good 1486 Reviews
Waterford Castle Island Lodges
Reviewed 9 hours ago

In August 2017 we discovered the Waterford Castle Island Lodges. We hired 2 lodges for 4 nights in August, we requested the lodges side by side which was not a problem. We had 2 kids with us (8 and 12) on that trip and they loved the Island.

The houses are top class, 3 spacious bedrooms (2 with en suite) and a fabulous open plan lounge / kitchen area. We couldn't fault them. The Island itself is stunning, only 2 minutes on the car ferry from Waterford City, but it felt like we were a million miles away. There are beautiful walks around the Island and if you are a golfer it is heaven. The Castle is magnificent and the staff equally the same. We ate mainly in the golf club, also enjoying afternoon drinks and milkshakes for the kids outside in the sunshine.

We loved the place so much that we went back again twice in 2018, February and November and have booked for 3 nights in May and again in August this year.

This is my absolute favourite place to go in Ireland.

What a beautiful gem!
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this property. Our room was decorated so beautifully and overlooked the grounds down to the river. Our bathroom had a floral porcelain sink and high tank toilet. The claw foot bath was a bit of a challenge getting in and out of, so keep that in mind if you have any mobility issues. We tooks walks along the trails and the bluebells were in full bloom. Their tulip gardens in the back were also in full bloom and stunning. We did not eat at the hotel but walked up to the grill at the golf course for simple bar food and a drink. Great place to stay in the spring!

Weekend lodges
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled a group of 5 varying in age from 86 to 12 to celebrate a special birthday, stayed in the lodges, had all you’d need maybe a re paint and new curtains would be good here but otherwise clean and comfortable. We walked the island and it’s really lovely, we were lucky with the weather, had lunch in the castle it was lovely, overpriced,but you have to expect that in a castle, had dinner in the club house, it was awful re heated at best, menu was limited and of the 5 of us no one liked the food! Went to castle again after dinner for drinks and cocktails again all lovely. So tips avoid clubhouse! Pic one burger castle, pic 2 chicken at clubhouse.

Lovely Castle with Faulty Service.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my wife stayed in Waterford castle recently. We arrived on a friday afternoon and checked in promptly by a lovely young girl at the reception Who unfortunatelly wasnt Able to tell us much about the hotel or what we could do coz she basically didnt know. Room was lovely. Lovely furniture lovely Bath and a view at the back was stunning. We walked the Island and seen some deer and other Wild Animals it was nice. We ate at the bar with u interested barman Who accompained us during the meal playing with the cocktails i suppose... The next Day we decided togo for the afternoon tea it was rushed and chaotic. Extremly fast with poor Service but the cakes and sambos were lovely i must Say. We ignored the Service and watched the lovely views instead. We had dinner the same Day. It vas very tasty well thought well spaced out and very well presented. Shame it was served by very unprofesional guy Who was so disinterested that we wouldnt even order a wine. The food was thrown in front of us. Servis was chaotic and rushed. The manager on the night look like he Just wanted to go home. Overall it was a lovely experience. If you close your eyes and are not bothered much about the Service you can really enjoy the castle.

Special treat to complete our Irish adventure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat to stay at Waterford Castle.beautifully maintained castle and surrounds. Impeccable gardens and interior maintained.staff could not do enough .5 star service .we had contacted the Castle from Australia before the trip as our stay there was to celebrate one of our groups 50th birthday. I arranged for a welcome plate in the room for my friend ,a special cake for dessert in the restaurant and everything was there as arranged. I bought from home table decorations which they prepped the dinner table with as well as the special touch o providing a gold embossed menu with her name at the top just for us. Our dinner in the restaurant was set menu at 68 euro pp . It was wonderful. 3 courses and choice of wines to accompany was outstanding from all regions of the world.
So some of the furniture was a bit worn and lounges pretty worn too but it all added to the character of the property and I think if you stay at a castle of this heritage you would expect this...not modern and new pieces. Our bathroom had original porcelain pieces which were decorated in floral designs and pretty spectacular. Loved the claw foot bath and bone China tea cups.
Our room looked over the crochet grass and had beautiful original shutters windows which could be opened for fresh air