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“Great city stay”
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Granville Hotel
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
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“Great city stay”
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Came here in July 2012 with about eight girls for a birthday weekend.

The price was good we got a deal 2 nights b&b and one dinner for 99 per person.

Good location right along the quays and in walking distance from the train station.

Reception is quite small though not a problem.

As there was eight of us we had four rooms I was lucky enough to be given a huge room although other people in our party had tiny rooms which they requested to be moved and that was done no questions asked.

First night we sat in the bar and got bar food which was lovely the atmosphere in the bar was great too,

The location is brilliant with walking distance to the towns main nightlife centre.

The hotel itself is old style but elegantly done and service is brilliant,

The choices on the breakfast menu were brilliant (full irish and pancakes with fresh berries and cream to name a few) with brilliant service.

The same goes for the dinner we had the second night in the hotel with silver service and a great choice on the table d horte menu including duck and fish.

Would definitely be back if in Waterford again.

Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Waterfordhotel, General Manager at Granville Hotel, responded to this review, 18 March 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write your review. We delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you do come back and visit us.
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

What a wonderful hotel and what great service!! Upon arrival at the hotel, the hotel manager came on the bus and welcomed us to the hotel. He personally welcomed each person as we left the bus. Checkin was speedy and luggage was delivered promptly. We had our best dinner and breakfast of our tour here. The dinner and breakfast was superb! The food was also the best that we had experienced since being in Ireland. The manager came to our dinner table to chat and upon learning that one person in our group had just had a birthday and another coupe was celebrating their anniversary, he ordered complimentary champagne for our table. What a great touch of service!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Waterfordhotel, General Manager at Granville Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you so much for a most wonderful review ““Best Hotel on Our Tour!” We really appreciate your time and are very grateful for your comments. You captured all we set out to achieve and that you leave The Granville Hotel having had a good experience, one that you will remember. Hopefully you get to return.
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South Bend, Indiana
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

What a wonderful and charming hotel near the Center of Waterford. A great hotel still vibrant, with great color, warm rooms, and wonderful views of the ancient Viking raiding town, that proved to become a great city from then to know. The check in to this wonderful hotel took less then 8 minutes, our suit cases were taken up to a room and placed on our beds. The window was opened, and fresh air came into to remind us of the wonderful country we had driven across this day. The dinner this evening was from a five star chef, and perhaps the best we had ever had in such a warm and inviting dining area. A wonderful aunty room was available later we my wife and I could enjoy a glass of wine, and good company. We stayed above in the front of the hotel above the third floor. The room was quite clean, the bathroom large, and it seemed like we were staying in a room dated back to the early 19th Century. The corners, and up steps into the room reminded me of several quaint and unique features that served a purpose many years ago. There were number of places that we visited during the morning, and did enjoy our walk along the river, coming in from the sea. The breakfast in the morning was the excellent, and well worth the wait. We were sorry that we did not book beyond our one night stay, the room cost was very reasonable, and the location to all venues were within minutes away. Stay as a couple, or as a family and remember a time in a grand Hotel that you can still visit today, and say a memory.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room, above the third floor, and enjoy the city and the view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Waterfordhotel, General Manager at Granville Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you so much for a most wonderful review “A Grand Hotel With Romance & History in a Beautiful City” I really hope your review will be read by many as it would encourage people to not only choose to stay in The Granville but also to choose to stay in Waterford. Suffice I hope to say to you we really appreciate your time and are very grateful for your comments. Hopefully you get to return.
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Galway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Stayed here overnight during a business trip, maybe it was a bit quiet prior to the Christmas season but I felt the hotel was a bit jaded and worn out. Room was OK, nothing spectacular. Funny noises from the water pipes in the middle of this night. Very deceptive step on the way into the room, almost sprained my ankle. Heating was on full blast, had to open a window. Had food in the restaurant which was fine. Guinness not great in the bar to be honest. The hotel might be much better in the summer season, but not this time of year.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Waterfordhotel, General Manager at Granville Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Disappointed that is how you felt leaving The Granville Hotel. All your comments I have taken on board and I understand what you’re saying and would like to apologies for the noise in the pipes and the Guinness not being great. Regardless of the time of the year these things should not be. I do hope you will stay with us again and that your view of us will change. Perhaps if you wish just request a different room that does not have a step. Looking forward to you coming back and you having a different experience.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a short break in the Granville hotel on fri 19th dec.we arrived before midday expecting to just drop off our luggage but lovely lady on the front desk immediately checked to see if room ready and we were given room straight away . lunch at their carvery was fantastic but far too much food we could easily have shared one lunch, we had late drink in the bar very friendly helpful staff.room was spotless,car park voucher very useful. , all in all lovely stay and will be back soon.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Waterfordhotel, General Manager at Granville Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
“All in all lovely stay and will be back soon”. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We can’t ask for much better than that and we are delighted that you enjoyed your and we looking forward to you coming back.
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Stayed at this hotel on our 1st night in Ireland.Very friendly and helpful staff.Parking for hotel right across the street on the waterfront.Grand old hotel with lovely 2 tiered room,with a sitting area.View out of our window was of the waterfront.Hotel close to Waterford crystal factory and medieval museum.Great walking in area for restaurants.Breakfast here was 1st class with buffet plus ordering from the menu included in B & B price.Great eggs benedict and the best coffee any of us had ever had.Also very nice bar downstairs in the hotel where we had our first taste of Guiness.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Waterfordhotel, General Manager at Granville Hotel, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Great that you had your first taste of Guinness in the Granville Hotel. We are also delighted that you took the time to write your review. We appreciate your kind comments about The Granville Hotel and that you enjoyed the great eggs benedict and the best coffee any of us had ever had. Also the very nice bar downstairs in the hotel where you had your first taste of Guinness. Your review will help other travelers to choose the Granville Hotel and for this we are very grateful.
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Our visit to the Granville was comfortable. It is about a ten-minute walk from the train station and located on a busy street at the river, near a bus station for intercity buses and riverside parking. Based on past Tripadvisor reviews, we requested a room on an upper floor to limit noise exposure, which the hotel accommodated (we had to wait for the room though, which seems to be something unique to UK and Irish hotels, as we almost never experienced this in our other travels around the globe; but the room was ready at the official check-in time).

The hotel radiates old world charm and seems to cater mostly to a somewhat older clientele. The lobby was relatively small but decorated in a very inviting way. There was only one elevator which caused an occasional wait, but this was not a major issue.

Our room toward the street and river was nice overall, although it was a bit longish and narrow and had an extra bed in it. Most importantly, we slept very well, undisturbed by any noise. Everything was very neat and clean, and breakfast was fine. We also enjoyed the bar where live music was played at 10 pm, with many guests singing or humming along to music from John Denver, Neil Diamond and the like. Again, a comfortable feel (helped by a Smithwick's Ale) and a good opportunity to listen to songs we hadn't heard for a while.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor room because of the view of the river and street noise.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Waterfordhotel, General Manager at Granville Hotel, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We very much appreciate your comments that the hotel radiates old world charm and that you most importantly slept well and enjoyed what the hotel had to offer. Glad you enjoyed the Smithwicks and hope you get to stay with us again.
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Additional Information about Granville Hotel

Property: Granville Hotel
Address: The Quay, Waterford, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Waterford
#1 Family Hotel in Waterford
#2 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#2 Business Hotel in Waterford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Granville Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Granville Hotel Waterford overlooks the waterfront & marina in the heart of Waterford City's business & shopping centre. The Granville Hotel, Waterford offers 100 comfortable guestrooms, extensive conference, banqueting and wedding facilities ... more   less 
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