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Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Think castle...Think Queen...”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This place is such a gem...Having lived in Ireland for over 11 years and having travelled extensively here, I must admit it was my first stay in the castle...Place has raw surroundings, fantastic staff, beautiful bar and a restaurant with very tasteful menu (pricey, but you are in a castle...and there is a piano man)...Perfect place for formal dining, quiet couple getaway or if you are on your own, staff are so chatty and friendly you will feel at home.

I would recommend few chandeliers and some lamps..Place is lacking a horse and carriage or at least a golf cart...;-)

Otherwise, highly recommended...Definitely try to go back and def the place to stay in Waterford...Unforgeable..Magical...

P.s Check out the wash-rooms...They have special features...You ll get a smile..

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derek C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Dear Reviewer
Thank you for your lovely comments. "Think castle...Think Queen" is such an wonderful introduction to Waterford Castle for which we are enormously grateful. I can assure you that all of the staff will be most proud of your recognition and your remarks will most likely bring a smile to their faces.
We sincerely appreciate your recommendation and your descriptive of Unforgettable and Magical are of the highest reward. We look forward to your return in the very near future.
Kind Regards
Derek
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

My wife and I were booked in to a suite on Thursday 3rd and Fri 4th Oct.Arrived at the ferry to the Island on Thursday and were unable to board due to a problem between the operator and the Castle.
Contacted Castle staff and were transferred to the nearby Faithlegg House where we had a wonderful stay which included dinner..the cost of which was covered by Waterford Castle..stayed in the Castle the following night which included another wonderful dinner..the cost again borne by Waterford Castle and to our surprise, on checking out I was handed a voucher for our next stay at the Castle..How is that for customer service...brilliant!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Derek C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Dear Reviewer
Thank you for sharing such great feedback with us. I am delighted to tell you that our new ferry has arrived and is running very smoothly and to schedule.
Our apologies for any inconvenience you may have suffered. We will be most pleased when you return as we would like to be able to enhance the customer service even more.
Thank you for your understanding and recognition.
Kind Regards
Derek
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ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

We had a lovely stay at Waterford Castle. The meal was fantastic - atmosphere and food were excellent. The staff were friendly and attentive but not overly attentive. The room was lovely. The grounds are great to have a walk after dinner. We played golf the following day and that was great too

  • Stayed October 2013
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Derek C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Dear Reviewer
Thank you for your fantastic review. Your comments were a delight to read and we sincerely appreciate the abundant compliments.
Thank you for choosing to stay at Waterford Castle and we look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back.
Kind Regards
Derek
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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2013

My husband and I wanted to find a unique and memorable accommodation during our trip to Ireland. We stumbled across Waterford Castle in our internet search. It exceeded our expectations on every account. We literally felt transformed back several centuries ago with the beautiful surroundings both inside and out. The chef was fabulous. Every meal was prepared with attention to presentation and superb taste. Definitely a must see!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derek C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Dear Reviewer
Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. I am delighted that you stumbled across Waterford Castle and to hear that it exceeded expectations is most gratifying for us. It will be my pleasure to share your comments with my colleagues and in particular the chef.
Thank you for your seal of approval and we greatly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Kind Regards
Derek
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

My husband and I came to Ireland on our second honeymoon. We chose Waterford Castle for its remote location an history. The castle hotel is on an island, they provide. Ferry (it's a 2 min ride) that fits many cars. We loved staying here. We had the windows open at night and it rained, the sound of the rain on the castle lulled us into an amazingly peaceful sleep. We loved the authentic feel of the hotel. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. If you are in the area I would definitely recommend you stay here.

Also if you are looking for beautiful authentic crystal go to Penrose Crystal in the town of Waterford. We got these great Irish Coffee glasses from there, great value!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derek C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Dear Reviewer
Thank you for sharing such lovely feedback. Your review made for delightful reading and indeed it was comparable to a fairytale in the way you portrayed Waterford Castle.
We are most grateful for such wonderful compliments and your strong recommendation is appreciated enormously.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the not so distant future.
Kind Regards
Derek
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Boca Raton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

You are in a real castle. The rooms thou offer you all the comforts (no A/C) and the personnel treat you like a king/queen. The restaurant is fantastic, the chef is a master and to dine here is a must. After dinner you can enjoy a nice whisky in the bar and feel like you are back in age. What a wonderful experience

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank maurizi01957
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Derek C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Dear Reviewer
"What a great review". Thank you very much for such kind comments. Your review has put a very broad smile on my face and I am so eager to share it with all at Waterford Castle. To learn that you classed your visit as a wonderful experience is of the highest reward to us.
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we greatly look forward to having you return.
Kind Regards
Derek
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Amazing stay in an old converted castle. Large rooms all with gorgeous views of the manicured grounds - fantastic for a stroll around the island.

Make sure you stay in the castle (there is also newer accommodation, but this misses the wow factor). Food was great - best we had whilst in Ireland and a real treat to eat in an old castle. Staff were also great, very welcoming and have free DVDs to watch in room.

Only criticism, furniture was slightly worn compared to a new hotel, but this added to the authenticity. Gorgeous bathrooms with painted ceramic and great over bath shower.

Would highly recommend to anyone looking for something a but different.

As a tip - try to avoid staying if a wedding is being held, most other guests were at the hotel for a wedding, which made us feel slightly on the outside of the festivities - its a relatively small and intimate hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank Tara_Anne86
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Derek C, General Manager at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Dear Reviewer
Thank you for taking the time to share your views. I was most pleased to read of you findings with Waterford Castle and I look forward to relaying these to my colleagues and in particular the Kitchen brigade.
I have duly noted the only criticism in regards to slightly worn furniture but I assure you that there are plans in place to address this.
Thank you so much for your recommendation and we do hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.
Kind Regards
Derek
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Property: Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort
Address: The Island | Ballinakill, Waterford X91 Y722, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#2 Family Hotel in Waterford
#2 Romantic Hotel in Waterford
#7 Business Hotel in Waterford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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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