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Athenaeum House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“excellent relaxing break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

Stayed last night (the 6th August) for our wedding anniversary. The staff are excellent, friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful. Would definitely recommend this hotel and look forward to staying there again in the future. Many thanks to all who made our 25th so lovely

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

My partner booked us into the Hotel with Booking.com but when we arrived all excited about our nite away the lady on the desk looked puzzled their was no reservation she said booking.com had a probelm with their webside and while we had a confirmation on our phone they had no record of it !! We spoke to booking.com and they booked us into the Fitzwilton Hotel another 4 star Hotel in Waterford City..We were disapointed as Athenaeum seemed to us to be the perfect location for newly weds looking for a break for the nite....We were invited to have a Coffee in the bar while we waited for the lady to take care of everything...a beautiful balcony with a lovely view of the river...We grabbed our bags and headed off with much regret...even the restaurant looked good...

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

Can't recommend this hotel enough. Just returned from a two night stay and enjoyed every minute of it. Staff extremely friendly, food was good and the location was perfect. A country side feel to the hotel yet only minutes from the city in a taxi. Only little thing is that the size of the television is quite small for the size of the room, otherwise can't fault this great hotel. Particularly like the terrace at the back of the hotel, looking out onto well kept gardens with the river in the distance. Perfect for a relaxing weekend away.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank laney85
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dublin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

Arrived after the 2 0 clock check in time to find our room was not yet ready, we went into waterford town, came back a little over an hour later, decided to have a nap, about half an hour in to that we were awoken by a member of staff who had not knocked and just come straight in to our room. About 10 minutes later room phone rang, it was reception asking my partner if we had requested a room change, we had not. 5 minutes after that another call from reception asking to speak to me and asked if i had requested a room change i explained i had not, this was then followed by a knock on the door asking for third time if we had asked to move. all from the same receptionist. The beds are uncomfortable, dripping noise all night from water in gutter hitting floor outside. then later that night while lying in bed the tall lamp exploded sending hot glass all over our bed and floor, it burned holes in the blanket. so we asked for linen change and room to be hoovered, night manager was not apologetic over the glass exploding and appeared to find our request an inconvenience. we then had to spend the night in a room that smelled like burnt furniture and when said to reception on checkout they thanked us for lettin them know, still no apology. Breakfast was poor, cold with very little choice, staff were not very helpful. This hotel ruined my partners 30th Birthday weekend. Would not recommend to anyone

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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ireland
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

Recently we stayed for 1 night to celebrate my wifes birthday..althougth we live nearby we decided to stay over . the hotel is set in beautiful ground overlooking the suir and waterford.our beautiful room looked out over the river and reginalds tower. the service and quality of the hotelwas impressive. the food was simply outstanding..this is the perfect hotel for a city break in waterford.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank kalysty
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Mailo P, Owner at Athenaeum House Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2012
Dear Kalysty

Belated birthday wishes to your wife, great idea staying over to celebrate.

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your celebrations with us. One of the core strengths of the Athenaeum House Hotel is our Team who are complimented time and time again by our guests.

I will pass on your very kind comments to our Team and I hope to see you in the Athenaeum House Hotel in the not too distant future.

Pop in and see us any time, you are always welcome.
Best regards

Mailo Power
Director Athenaeum House Hotel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012

Our stay here was a wonderful end to a day filled with so much including a wedding proposal. The friendly service of the staff and incredible food at their restaurant was a perfect end to the day. Rooms are comfortable and have great character and the location is close to the heart of Waterford (ask the staff what you should do/see - and more importantly what to avoid!). Be sure to combine their breakfast with your stay - great food at an incredibly reasonable price. This was one of our favorite/most memorable stays on our trip around Ireland.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Mailo P, Owner at Athenaeum House Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2012
Dear Learyboy

Thank you for taking the time to share your special memories with us regarding your stay during your trip around Ireland. I am very pleased to note that we were part of your very special day. I will pass on your positive comments and happy memories to our team.

Congratulations on your engagement from all the team here in the Athenaeum House Hotel

We look forward to seeing you again, wishing you both much happiness,

Mailo Power
Director Athenaeum House Hotel
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Nice quiet location, just out of town. Characterful hotel with very helpful staff, spacious rooms, and Zak's restaurant was really good quality and value. We'd happily stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank nottstourer
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Mailo P, Owner at Athenaeum House Hotel, responded to this review, 23 July 2012
Dear Nottststourer

Thank you ever so much for your very favourable comments and I am very pleased to note that you found our service and staff to be very helpful during your stay. I will pass on your positive comments regarding the food to our Executive Chef Jean Baptiste Dubois and to our restaurant team in Zaks. Thank you once again and hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Athenaeum House Hotel in the not too distant future.

Mailo Power
Director Athenaeum House Hotel
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Additional Information about Athenaeum House Hotel

Property: Athenaeum House Hotel
Address: Christendom, Waterford, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Waterford
#4 Luxury Hotel in Waterford
#6 Family Hotel in Waterford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Athenaeum House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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