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“"When staying at the Best....who needs the Rest!"” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Athenaeum House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
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“"When staying at the Best....who needs the Rest!"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

Both my friend and myself...cannot say enough regarding what a GREAT overnight stay enjoyed at "The House"! Carrie & Judy (receptionists) were simply wonderful! Mr. Power, the personable gracious host that loves his golf...(think Ryder's Cup) and seeing to it that all guests are comfortable and having a grand time of it! The property itself is splendid. The back yard area is used for weddings and other social gatherings. The view of Waterford Harbor and town could be seen from my room...breathtaking, to say the least! The food and service was (5) star quality. The sitting room with the originally built fireplace in it (1810), was warm and friendly. This manor house is kept spotless and the grounds, as well. I slept in comfort (even a robe to wear was hanging in the armoir/closet) waiting there for me! I slept so well and peacefully! Can't recommend this property highly enough! Great show, Guvner!! - Cheers!

Room Tip: I would suggest securing a room if possible facing the River Suir and in the back area of the manor...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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dublin
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143 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

I stayed here for a night, meeting up with family. On first arrving into the hotel courtyard, it is clearly obvious that the Hotel is a coverted large "manor house"

On entering reception ( which had no one in it), a sign asked us to ring 10 for attention. A gentleman appeared promptly and looked after us, I shall call him "Mr A" ( read my full review)

We were allocated room 104 which is situated below ground level. Our rom had a view up onto a lawn with us straining to look up. The room was decorated in a brown and cream design, which I found drab. The tea & Coffe making tray was in the wardrobe, but on taking it out we found it difficult to find a place to plug it in and had to unplug a light to access a spare plug.

I found the 2single beds had, but slept reasonably OK. Bathroom was clean, but the window in it had what appeared to be stains on the frame.which really too away from the bathroom.

I know I am being picky with this one, but although there was a 2 person serving with the Tea an coffee, the supplied spoons were 2 completely different designs.. surely an indication of a lack of attention to detail

We could not find a staircase to walk up to the ground level, I am sure it was there but was either hidden or not signed

A number of us sat down to dinner in the hotel restaurant and I must give full marks for a really excellent meal, with superb service

The bar is very small and we later adjourned, to what can best be called a small sitting room for some chat and drinks

Breakfast the following morning was an average Irish breakfast, only made wonderfull by the excellent warm breads supplied

At the start I mentioned "Mr A", allow me to elaborate .. Having been the reception person, he later was the Bar person and waiter. He appeared to be doing about 4 or 5 jobs at once

The hotel has Free WiFi supplied, but our experience was that it was at best slow and at worst almost non existant. It was very difficult to receive a signal in the bedroom and as such would have made working impossible

A special word about the Gentleman who looked after us for breakfast, a most wonderful polite and courteous individual... a credit to the hotel

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the higher levels
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mayfield West, NSW
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

Good value for money, clean spacious room, breakfast was great, easy access back to the city if you have a car,

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

We had a lovely stay at the Athenaeum and the hotel is a lovely hotel. It was beautiful and peaceful during the day but at night it could be a little noisy with a lot of door slamming. The bar is very small and lacks atmosphere and is very quiet so you have a tendency to whisper. Breakfast were lovely and great choice.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jake1016
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Dublin
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

The hotel was not without it's positives. The public areas appeared very comfortable and ideal for relaxing with the newspaper or a book. Breakfast on both mornings of our stay was nice although I recall my girlfriend's Irish breakfast was fairly average.
However, our lasting impression will be of a hotel room located on the bottom floor with a view looking upwards at parked cars. The room's decor was also overwhelmingly brown and gloomy which didn't create a very positive impression.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Kildare
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012 via mobile

Myself and my husband along with our friends stayed here for a night at the end of September. It is an old style Georgian house with the most fab restaurant. It does have a small bar with a sitting room for all the world. We had dinner in the restaurant (highly recommend) and moved to the "sitting room" for some drinks. We were the last going to bed and were well looked after. Breakfast was lovely and the homemade breads were really nice. I would recommend this hotel for people who want a nice relaxing place to chill with friends. I think it would be too quiet for a couple on their own but lovely for a group of friends looking for down time but not the place for a night on the tiles. Views over Waterford lovely. Try the chocolate pot in the restaurant delish!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nijo1821
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Waterford, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Impossible to fault this hotel for lunch, the food amazing, the staff delightful and the decor in perfect taste. have been here for lunch and dinner on many occassions and gets better every time. The attention to detail is amazing.
Well done and what an advertisment for Ireland

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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