4.5
Very Good 1477 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Location

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.

Rooms

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1477 Reviews
Excellent Experience
Reviewed 13 hours ago

Staying in lodges on the island and after a long day decided to eat in the castle for some bar food. Service was genuine, friendly and welcoming ✅ Food delicious ✅ Setting relaxing, historic and what we needed after a day out walking. Thank you

Tired building & management
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked on the basis that it was an island resort with a good restaurant. One day before we arrived they called to say the restaurant was closed. This was due to lack of demand. We ate in the bar. Not what we had expected. A very small menu although well cooked. The next day the same again except we had to ask before we were told it was closed.

To be clear it’s a ferry crossing and a drive into town so once you’re on the island for the evening it’s not a casual matter to pop out for something to eat.

When I complained that this had ruined our stay the manager, Brigitte, told me that she had a similar thing happen to her in London. As if that made it ok!

When I also pointed out the cracked tiles and broken lamps in the room she said that it was due for refurbishment. She had no comment on the fact that right under the window was a huge air conditioner which meant a lot of noise if your opened it for fresh air.

If they were so quiet why put us in an old and scruffy room when they had lots of empty ones unless they are all as bad?

For €250 a night it’s a disgrace. The paltry €60 she knocked off the bill was insulting but I couldn’t be bothered arguing as the place and the management are beyond salvation. It’s had a few owners and I feel another change is needed.

A lovely stay with a baby in tow
Reviewed 2 days ago

As any parents can attest: travelling with a baby changes the dynamic 1000%! You’re looking for extra space (preferably a separate room) for the cot, and room service is now a must after baba is wrangled to bed at 7pm. Oh and you’d better hope breakfast starts early!
Fortunately this was all well accommodated by the wonderful Waterford Castle. We stayed in the Rose Suite which meant our boy could call the ‘library’ home for a couple of nights. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the Waterford crystal chandelier certainly caps off the period ambiance.
The breakfast is a delicious spread (helpfully starting at 7:30am!) - the Irish soda bread and marmalade in particular had me going back for seconds.

If I had a few quibbles they’d be:
- The heat: the room was 25 degrees C and our fan didn’t work. We had to open all the windows (in February!).
- No robes: though this and the fan were quickly rectified upon letting the front desk know.
- The relatively limited room service menu: my husband doesn’t eat fish or mushrooms (to have the other main offerings) so it was burgers both nights for us. That said, we greatly appreciated the call from the front desk to ask if we wanted to order dinner as they knew we hadn’t made it downstairs with our baby.

Be sure to factor in the car ferry to your travel time - then settle in and enjoy the lovely castle and surrounds!

Excellent service, wonderful location and delicious food.
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed in one of the extremely large and comfortable suites with great views over the gardens and river. From tea in the bar the first afternoon to breakfast on the day we left, the service was second to none. A great place to relax, walk, and enjoy the wildlife in the gardens as well as tennis and golf.

The food was wonderful and we ate in their award winning restaurant on the first night – freshly sourced produce, deliciously prepared. The service was brilliant and it was a meal to remember. We were treated to some live music in the form of a talented pianist and each course was much appreciated. Certainly a stunning venue for a Wedding.

The next day we had a wonderful breakfast (great poached eggs) in an atrium overlooking the gardens, with some of the wildlife in attendance. Including a red squirrel, unusual to find in Ireland but clearly the grey squirrels who decimated the red population have not learnt to use the ferry to get to the island. As we walked to the car park, we also encountered to deer intent of feasting on the new crocus shoots.

Next time we might take family and book one of the lodges which offer self-catering as well as being able to take advantage of the restaurants in the hotel and clubhouse.

Great hotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

After my huge disappointment with Dromoland I was very pleased to stay in this small intimate castle /hotel . Very nice large rooms decorated to the time . Dinner was fantastic and the service from all the staff has been great. Was a great place .