Waterford Castle is exactly that but its also on a private island. The ferry over gives you the sense of escaping from the world and between this and the deer along the beautiful drive, lets you feel very special indeed. The building itself is lovely. The service from all staff members we met was excellent. I couldn't fault them. In addition we had a baby with us and everyone was more than accommodating.
Meals were very enjoyable. Breakfast was great with plenty of selection. The dinner option is prix fixe but there's an early bird option for 32.95 that was very good value for those who dine early (baby) or don't want to spend the full dinner amount.
Bathrooms were nice with big claw-foot tubs and the old style toilets with the raised tank. They work perfectly - no complaint here, it actually adds to the ambiance. Beds were comfortable. Rooms were clean and nicely furnished with antique-styled chairs etc. My only suggestion would be that some of the rooms need a little refurbishment in terms of keeping the wallpaper & other details fresh looking. Its worn in spots or there were scratches and marks on bedside tables etc. I would happily pay more per night if it were 'perfect' in this way.
It really is a singular 'experience'. The grounds were lovely for walking around with families and you could tire them out in this way. I will definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Waterford.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on its own private Island on the River Suir, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offers 4 Star Luxury Castle Accommodation nestled in the suburbs of Waterford City.Feel yourself travel through time as you make the magical journey by our complimentary Car Ferry to the 310 acre Island Resort.With an amazing history stretching back to the 6th century, wake up in Waterford Castle Hotel Ireland after a peaceful night’s sleep to the picturesque and enchanting scenes and sounds the island has to offer. Enjoy gourmet food served in our award winning Munster room restaurant and Fitzgerald Bar or simply relax by the large open fire in 16th Century surroundings.For family, group or self catering in Waterford our Island Garden Lodges are the perfect place to experience the South East.Island Activities include our 18 hole Championship Golf Course, our fantastic tennis courts, clay Pigeon Shooting or croquet on the Castle lawns.Waterford Castle also provides a stunning Irish castle wedding venue for an unforgettable Wedding Day. Imagine… A legendary Castle, on an Island Haven; exclusively yours. All in all Waterford Castle Hotel and golf resort provides a luxury destination to escape from life itself. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waterford Castle