Hotel Waterford Castle

The Island, BallinakillWaterfordIreland
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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.


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

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

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.

Rating Overview

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8.9 out of 10 based on 1023 reviews