One of Ireland’s most acclaimed hotels, Waterford Castle has welcomed and charmed the most discerning travellers for decades. It is uniquely situated on its own private 310 acre Island . Access to the Island is by a chain linked private Car Ferry, which is operated 24 hours a day. Experience a wonderful sense of anticipation as you make the short crossing by ferry to the island and travel the beech-lined drive to the Castle. Upon entering the massive studded oak doors you will be embraced by the Castle’s 800 year history, the carved stone and wood panelled Hall, with its Jacobean style antiques and intricate original tapestries.
Waterford Castle Hotel can accommodate up to 38 guests within their 19 luxury bedroom suites including The Presidential Suite, 4 Deluxe Four Poster Suites and 14 double/twin rooms each with private bath. All bedrooms are individually named, originating back to the history of Waterford Castle and include names such as The Ormonde Room, The Kildare Room and Glin Room. Accommodation combines gracious living standards of an elegant past with every modern comfort, service and convenience. The antiques, stylish décor and delicate period details will captivate the most discerning guests. Guests are pampered with thoughtful personal comforts that include nightly turndown service, plush bathrobes, hairdryer, bottled mineral water and deluxe toiletries.
The Munster Dining Room:
The award winning Munster Dining Room with original oak panelled walls and ornate ceilings create a wonderful ambiance to complement the memorable dining experience. Seasonal menus offer ingredients like venison, game, beef, seafood, sourced in the region and combined with the talent of our Chefs to create an intensity of flavours. Our resident pianist, playing most evenings, lends himself to this intimate occasion in the Munster Dining Room.
The Leinster Room accommodates up to 22 guests for private dining: Wedding Reception, Business or Family occasion. Menus will be individually tailored to the occasion ensuring an enjoyable experience for you and your guests.
Better known as ‘The Lounge’, serving a wide range of beverages, the Fitzgerald Room is comfortable, cosy and intimate. A Light menu including Smoked Irish Salmon, Warm Chicken Salad and Irish Stew is available until 9.00 p.m. In the evening enjoy an aperitif while choosing from the dinner menu or simply relax with a game of chess or some light reading in front of the log fire.
The vast hall of Portland stone and oak panelling is the oldest part of the Castle. The tapestries date back to the 17th Century and the large open fire is so warm and welcoming.
Afternoon Tea offering a selection of sandwiches, dainty pastries and scones is served from 12 noon to 5pm.
On the Map: Waterford City is located in County Waterford, in the southeast of Ireland. The city is accessed via the N25 road from Cork City (to the west) and M9/N9 road from Dublin City (to the north).
Waterford City is the capital of the so-called ‘Sunny Southeast’ of Ireland. Waterford City was established in Viking times and it has an exciting medieval flavour and riverside bustle. The City is the home of the world famous Waterford Crystal, a lifestyle product of exquisite craftsmanship. After weathering recent and painful economic troubles, the new House of Waterford Crystal has now opened in downtown Waterford. The center comprises an actual living and breathing crystal factory tour, fascinating visitor centre and opulent retail store housing the largest collection of Waterford Crystal in the world.
Waterford county offers a dazzling coastline, beautiful river valleys and two dramatic ranges of very accessible mountains. A natural playground, Waterford offers the complete holiday experience.