Having stayed in both Ashord and Dromoland castles it was our turn to spend a night in Waterford castle (it being in the same price bracket we expected it to be on a par with the others). My fiance decided to take me for a birthday treat and had paid a tidy sum for the room. The ferry over to the island is impressive as is the castle upon arrival. I have to say I was very disappointed when we were shown to the room, it was tiny and extremely shabby. The carpet was thread bare, the throw on the bed had seen better days (in perhaps the early 90's) and the blanket was like something my parents had received as wedding present 35 years ago. The ghetto blaster on the window sill was completely out of place ( having said that the old castle windows were lovely). The bathroom on the other hand was the same size as the room and was decorated in beautiful ceramic tiles, I chose to spend quite a while in the bath as it was the biggest I have even been in. But really, the bathroom is not reason enough to visit a hotel. We ate dinner in the dining room that evening and it was a wonderful meal with which I cannot find fault. The restaurant manager deserves a mention as he was a very pleasant character. The meal was the saving grace, but I would be reluctant to recommend the hotel to people. This castle's guest rooms seems to be in need of some management and are in dire need of redecoration.
- 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