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Athenaeum House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Reviewed 15 July 2009

The Athenaeum has a suburban location -- rather a long and unpleasant walk from the city centre -- but makes up for that with its quiet ambience and "country house" setting. The room was spacious and modern. The front desk could not have been more helpful. Breakfast was really good! All in all we were very pleased.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 July 2009

Whilst reviews of hotels are always subjective, I feel that perhaps some comments about this place are a little OTT. It is a very pleasant comfortable hotel which shows all the signs of being independently owned. The staff were very helpful indeed and we spent a very pleasant evening on the terrace and were able to have a bar meal as we did want to have a full dinner (mind you with the prices now in Ireland for food and drink this was a sensible move). The bedroom was ok but a little dated with a bizarre colour scheme and a matress that had certainly seen better days. Waterford's a dreary place and were thankful that this was a stopover stay.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2009

Just back from a very relaxing weekend at this hotel. Already can't wait for our return visit which we've already booked.

This is a fantastic hotel for a weekend break in order to relax. Very laid back, staff are very helpful and friendly and the food is fantastic.

And it offers excellent value. Could not recommend this hotel high enough.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2009

The food was fantastic! The staff was very helpful!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Thank DollyChapelHillNC
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Reviewed 1 May 2009

We would like to congratulate this hotel for hospitality and service as it should be .a really great place to stay very clean and a warm cosy atmosphere prevails.hats off to the staff they are truly there to welcome you . Relaxed and plesant place to visit amazing views of waterford s night skys we will be back!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank rosscats5
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Reviewed 6 January 2009

This hotel was very hard to find, and even once we found it, there was no sign on the building to confirm this was the right place! Once we got inside, it was wonderful. We were early and the room was not ready, so we had lunch while we waited. Good lunch, beautiful yard, nice service. Later that evening we asked about ordering out, the front desk took care of everything! All we had to do was let them know what we wanted. They called and ordered for us, accepted the delivery, and brought it to us in our room! They really went out of their way to make us feel taken care of, and we noticed!

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2008

Stayed at the Athenaeum for 3 nights recently.The hotel was excellent and the food top quality.The room/suite was extremely comfortable and spacious with very good ensuite facilities.One minor quibble with the room was the tiny television.Overall though the room was spotless and of a high standard.The restaurant although small is particularly attractive and the food was top quality.Breakfast was equally in keeping with the high standard and cooked freshly when orderd.Added to all the aforementioned comforts were the excellent staff. The Staff at the Athenaeum were outstanding overall and in particular service at Zaks Restaurant was thoroughly professional,friendly and entirely complimentary to the excellent food.
One slight negative is that the Hotel is a tad off the beaten track so if you do not have a car your taxi bill might be quite substantial .Also the front of the hotel does not instantly inspire however the old adage 'never judge a book by its cover' could have been written for the Athenaeum because once you enter through the main door a delightful and quality hotel experience awaits.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: £54 - £145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Athenaeum House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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