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Florence, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Have stayed in SIon Hill a couple of times when visiting Ireland from the USA, found the hosts to be very friendly, rooms clean and a great Irish breakfast, will definitely stay there the next time I visit Ireland

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MI
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This is a certified historic property and all that entails. The views are beautiful, and the home has potential, but the hosts - while welcoming and kind - seem overwhelmed. We have terrible allergies and the clutter and antiques around the home made for a miserable sleeping environment for my mom and I. The rooms are spacious, and the bathrooms...

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Blue Mountains, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2014

We recently stayed at Sion Hill B&B. The hosts - Antionette and George were extremely hospitable, most welcoming and extremely helpful in learning about Waterford and how to make the most out of our few days there. The B&B is a very charming Georgian property. To stay in such an old city like Waterford, I couldn't think of a more...

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Rockford, IL
Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

We stumbled on this jewel by accident. While having lunch, we asked our waitress if she had a recommendation for a local B&B. Another one of the customers commented that her parents ran a B&B, and would we like for her to check on availability. Needless to say, we did. We were pleased with everything especially the service, and the...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Overall, this B&B was perfectly adequate. We stayed recently fo 2 nights with our adult daughter on our 8 day driving tour of SW Ireland. We had 2 rooms. Both rooms were nicely sized, with quite large bathrooms (ours had a tub with shower). The beds were well sized, but were extremely hard. It was like sleeping on the floor....

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essex
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

A lovely helpful host.....rooms clean..breakfast adequate. ...lots and lots of antiques in the rooms...a bit cluttered though......expecting beautiful landscaped gardens but unfortunately a bit "overgrown"... a beautiful house but starting to look "run down"

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Bristol
Reviewed 22 August 2014

From our arrival to our departure nothing was too much trouble. We were welcomed with coffee and cake as well as lots of interesting information about the house, Wexford and good places o eat / visit. Antoinette's passion for her home shone through without being boring. The house is filled with a whole collection of fascinating artifacts; each time we...

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Youngsville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We stayed one night at the Sion Hill House B&b. It was a great stay. We were in the Thomas Francis Meagher Suite - so quiet! The full Irish breakfast was the best - everything you would want. Antoinette & her husband George were nice. Place had plenty of parking.

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San Francisco
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This place was as close as it gets to staying in a castle. The dining room alone has such intriguing pieces like the Venetian Chandelier. JFK memorabilia (George is a Kennedy – royalty to an Irish Catholic Boston girl like me), Artwork and beautiful china. I felt so underdressed at breakfast like I should have been in fancy pajamas with...

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Port Ewen, New York
Reviewed 23 May 2014

The folks at the local museum booked us here and an excellent choice. Antoinette was a great host. Checked in about 5:30, and she made us some tea and sweets. Talked with her about the area and she told us about some unmarked treasures on our planned trip. Rooms are OK size and house overlooks city on opposite side of...

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Sion Hill House & Gardens overlooks Irelands oldest city, the city of Waterford, and the river Suir. Set in almost five acres of gardens, this period and listed house dates back to the early 1700's, when the artist Van Der Hagen in 1736 used the gardens to paint his view of Waterford city and its waterfront, described as " the noblest quay in Europe".Today, Sion Hill House still looks out on this noble view stretching out over the city with its many church spires and even to the church spire of Tramore , a seaside resort seven miles away which can be seen clearly in the distant horizon.​ The house was built by the Pope family who were wealthy Waterford merchants and ship owners, and remained in the family until 1917. The Pope family, descendants of William the Conqueror, arrived in Ireland with Oliver Cromwell in 1649. They were very wealthy, operating ships between Newfoundland, Canada, England and France and amassed most of their wealth during the Napoleonic wars by importing wine from France to their wine cellars here in Waterford and then exporting it again to England for profit. ​Sion Hill has not changed over the years. French and English Cavalry swords still adorn the walls together with many other artifacts and paintings, some of our guests have described the house as "a living museum". However, nowadays we have all the modern conveniences with en-suite bedrooms, tea/coffee making facilities, TV's, trouser presses and hair dryers etc. and have been awarded a five star rating with the Automobile Association.​The gardens at Sion Hill are extensive, divided between parkland, formal and woodland with many trees approx 200years old and close to 100 ft high. The gardens contain many rare plants, sourced from all over the world and are at their best in the Spring when thousands of bulbs are in bloom. The many certificates awarded by the Mayor of Waterford and displayed in the entrance hall give testament to the importance of the gardens to the city.​The house furnishings include many rare and unusual items of interest including many old clocks , two of which are in the hallway, both made in Waterford. The Grandfather clock by William Parker, 78 The Quay, was made in 1870 and the wall clock made by Mosleys of Waterford in the late 1700's , both remain in good working order. The hall chandelier and wall brackets were made by Waterford Crystal while the Murano13 light glass chandelier in the dining room was made in Venice, Italy. Stuffed Antelope heads adorn the walls of the hallway along with fishing rods and Waterford Crystal walking sticks. At the back of the hall stands a beautiful Ancient Hopsicord piano.​ ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sion Hill House

Address: Dock Road | Ferrybank, Waterford, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Price Range: £32 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 114
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“I didn't see the other rooms but I imagine they are all tastefully decorated, comfortable and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles Geeena, 15 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Any room would be a treat, we stayed in a corner room at the front of the house overlooking the water front.”
 of 5 bubbles 717nataliew, 21 Oct 2013 | Read review
“If a room overlooking the river is available, ask for it....the view, day or night, is very nice!”
 of 5 bubbles LuckyguyRaleigh, 22 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Ask for front Room facing the river! Second Choice room facing down river or perhaps just as beautiful facing onto the Fish pool beneath Giant tree ferns.”
 of 5 bubbles LD0yle, 29 May 2012 | Read review
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