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Hotel Waterford Castle (Waterford, Ireland)


Hotel Waterford Castle (Waterford, Ireland)

About Hotel Waterford Castle

The Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort is located on a private island in the river Suir in the suburbs of Waterford city. Guests can enjoy a luxurious stay at a castle with a history dating back to the sixth century. The elegant guest rooms have original cast iron windows, hand painted bathroom ceramics and roll top, claw footed baths. Lavishly decorated, the rooms offer great views of the river or the garden. Bed and breakfast packages and self catering stays are available. The hotel is accessed by a two-minute car ferry. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free onsite parking. An 18-hole championship golf course, tea/coffee in the lobby, game room and lobby fireplace are some hotel features. The Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort has its own restaurant and bar/lounge and hosts weddings and corporate events. The House of Waterford Crystal, the Chorister's Hall and Christ Church Cathedral are some local attractions.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  9.1 / 10
  • Rooms
    Excellent  8.5 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.8 / 10

Positive Reviews


Stunning castle hotel

The fact that the Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort is a castle hotel located on a river island accessed by ferry charms most guests. The hotel is beautiful and authentically historic say guests. The rooms retain several original, antique elements and are reportedly clean, spacious and cosy. The lodges located on the property are described as modern and ideal for families.


Great for golfing

The Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort has an 18-hole championship golf course which makes it an ideal destination for golfing enthusiasts. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained; with great walking trails through the woods. Some guests also reported to seeing a variety of local wildlife while playing a round of golf.


Great service and food

Guests speak very appreciatively of the quality service offered by the attentive and welcoming staff. The food and the fine Irish whiskey served at the bar also receive positive mentions. The hotel is a very popular choice for weddings and many guests say they've had a wonderful, memorable experience here.

Negative Reviews


Sound carries

The age of the building means that sound carries rather well so sounds from celebrations or parties in other parts of the hotel tend to carry to the rooms. The thin walls further aggravate the problem.


Upkeep issues

A few guests pointed out flaws such as peeling paint or cracks in the ceilings. Some guests reported that the ‘wow' factor that would be expected at a hotel like this was missing.



The Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort is expensive felt several guests. For some, the price was not justified by their overall experience.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance hall/lobby
  2. Parking
  3. Pets allowed
  4. Non-smoking rooms
For children
  1. Childcare
  2. Playground
Room amenities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
Sports facilities
  1. Golf course
  2. Tennis court
Suitable for
  1. Gay friendly
  1. Accessible parking
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 15:00
  2. Check out: 12:00


The Island, Ballinakill , Waterford , Ireland
Telephone: +353(51)878203 | Fax: +353(51)879316 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Waterford Castle

  • Is there a pool area at Hotel Waterford Castle?

    No, Hotel Waterford Castle doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Waterford Castle?

    Yes, Hotel Waterford Castle has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at Hotel Waterford Castle?

    Yes, Hotel Waterford Castle provides Parking, Accessible parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Waterford Castle?

    Check-in at Hotel Waterford Castle is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is Hotel Waterford Castle located?

    Hotel Waterford Castle is located in The Island, Ballinakill, , Waterford, Ireland.

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