Athenaeum House Hotel

3.0 star property

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Athenaeum House Hotel

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Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Meeting facility
Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; garden views

Overview of Athenaeum House Hotel

8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry
Christendom,, Waterford, County Kilkenny, X91 NT3F

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGarter Lane Arts Centre3 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaterford Treasures Museum4 min drive
  • Popular LocationHouse of Waterford Crystal5 min drive
  • AirportWaterford (WAT)29 min drive

Room options

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed

  • 30 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Double Room

  • 25 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Executive Single Room

  • 25 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 King Bed

Executive Double or Twin Room

  • 25 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area


Located in Waterford, Athenaeum House Hotel is near a train station. St. Patrick's Church and Christ Church Cathedral are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Tramore Beach and Dunmore East Beach. Waterford Treasures Museum and Waterford Golf Club are two other places to visit that come recommended. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as surfing/body boarding and other activities like golfing.

What's nearby

  • Garter Lane Arts Centre - 3 min drive
  • Waterford Treasures Museum - 4 min drive
  • House of Waterford Crystal - 5 min drive
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min drive
  • Waterford Golf Club - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Waterford Station - 5 min drive
  • Waterford (WAT) - 29 min drive


  • Emilianos Ristorante Italiano - 4 min drive
  • Bodega! - 5 min drive
  • The Reg - 4 min drive
  • McLeary's - 4 min drive
  • Curry Garden Indian Take Away & Kebab House - 5 min drive

About this property

Athenaeum House Hotel

3-star hotel near a train station
Located close to Christ Church Cathedral and House of Waterford Crystal, Athenaeum House Hotel provides a terrace, a garden and a library. The on-site restaurant, Zaks Restaurant, features garden views. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as dry cleaning/laundry services and a fireplace in the lobby.
Other perks include:
  • Limo/town car service, full breakfast (surcharge) and babysitting (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in reception, a lift and a front desk safe
  • Meeting rooms, a reception hall and wedding services
Room features
All 29 rooms have comforts such as 24-hour room service and dressing gowns, as well as perks such as free WiFi and minibars.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with deep-soaking baths and free toiletries
  • Fridges, childcare services and coffee/tea makers


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee weekdays 7:30 AM–10 AM: EUR 18 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • Zaks Restaurant

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Lift


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Towels


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Fridge


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: EUR 20

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: from approximately EUR 18 per person
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 20 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Athenaeum House
Athenaeum House Hotel
Athenaeum House Hotel Waterford
Athenaeum House Waterford
Athenaeum Hotel Waterford
Athenaeum House Hotel Hotel
Athenaeum House Hotel Waterford
Athenaeum House Hotel Hotel Waterford

Frequently asked questions

Is Athenaeum House Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

What time is check-in at Athenaeum House Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Athenaeum House Hotel?

Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for EUR 20 (subject to availability).

Where is Athenaeum House Hotel located?

Situated in Waterford, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Waterford Treasures Museum, St. Patrick's Church and Waterford Golf Club. Christ Church Cathedral and House of Waterford Crystal are also within 3 mi (5 km). Waterford Station is 23 minutes by foot.



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 125 out of 291 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 105 out of 291 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 36%
Rating 6 - Okay. 39 out of 291 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 14 out of 291 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 8 out of 291 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Good

Bob, Toronto Ontario

Liked: Staff & service
Nice hotel, room we were in is looking a little worn, restaurant and food were excellent.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

10/10 Excellent

carol ann

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stay was lovely , its a shame the hotel is closing
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This is a clean well managed boutique hotel that has an excellent restaurant. The grounds which are 10 minutes from the centre of Waterford are well manicured and leaves you with the feeling of a country home.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2018

10/10 Excellent

Janet, Virginia Beach Virginia

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This was an absolutely beautiful property we stayed an extra night sadly it is closing at the end of the month to be turned into a nursing home I hope the guests that live there enjoy it it as much as we did
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

8/10 Good


Nice place with lots of character, three minutes to town, quiet location. Comfortable stay.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

2/10 Terrible

Kathie, Texas

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Terrible room in the basement. Sat on Bed and was very old with sunken spots. Did not stay. Would not recommend
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Shabby basement rooms in a rough neighborhood
What an unfortunate welcome to Waterford. We paid premium to stay at this hotel to enjoy a historic Waterford building, however, we were shunted into the basement, accessible only by a staff elevator, and next to storage rooms. The front desk is always empty so at both check in and check out, we had to wait in the lobby for someone to come by. In fact, this was the only time we were able to even get a glimpse of the building. The room was dark and outdated--the pillows were flat, the remote to the tiny television didn't work, the table was stained. There was no kettle, so you couldn't even enjoy a cup of tea in the morning. The only perk about the room was the bathroom which had a very powerful shower and a nice tub. I found myself in the bath just to avoid the horrible bedroom. The location is horrible as well--it is over a half hour walk to town, by busy highways with lorries zipping by just inches away because there is no safe sidewalk. It also requires that you walk through rough neighborhoods with gangs of loud teenagers roaming around--the businesses are protected with bulletproof glass. I didn't even know such rough places existed in Ireland--it was only after we checked out of our hotel and explored the town the next day that we began to enjoy our day. I felt sure I would be robbed or worse getting to and from the hotel. I feel utterly deceived that I paid a premium price for a supposedly premium hotel only to be dumped in a basement in a bad neighborhood.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

General hotel information

Hotel location
Star rating
3 star property
Nearest airport
Waterford (WAT
Nearby landmarks
Tramore Beach, Annestown Beach, Loftus Hall