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Waterford Hotel Guide - Historic Hotels in Waterford, Ireland

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Top Waterford Historic Hotels

Waterford Castle
4 out of 5
The Island, Waterford, Waterford
€128
per night
21 Apr-22 Apr
4.4/5Wonderful! (301 reviews)

"I love the location of this hotel and the whole grounds of this castle are beautiful. We stay here everytime we come to Ireland."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2019

Waterford Castle
Cliff House Hotel
5 out of 5
Ardmore, Ardmore, Waterford
€274
per night
22 Apr-23 Apr
4.8/5Exceptional! (191 reviews)

"Above all the staff. Friendly and helpful and they couldn't do enough for you. Food was outstanding and the views weren'd half bad either!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Cliff House Hotel
Portree
2 out of 5
10 Mary Street, Waterford, Waterford
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4.1/5Very Good! (84 reviews)

"Very friendly staff and a warm reception. The parking was a bit tricky to find but there has been no issue with the rest. Rooms clean and well facilitated, there’s no issue finding the place (it’s right next to a distillery too) and near the main quay and walk."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Portree
Samuel's Heritage Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
Ballymaclode, Halfway House, Dunmore Rd, Waterford, Waterford
€85
per night
23 Apr-24 Apr
4.8/5Exceptional! (203 reviews)

"Very friendly staff. Knowledgeable of the area. Provided useful tips at travel."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019

Samuel's Heritage Bed & Breakfast
Waterford Marina Hotel
3 out of 5
Canada Street, Waterford, Waterford
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4.3/5Excellent! (1,048 reviews)

"Under unique circumstances and being the only large hotel still open on the 20th March (corvid-19) the staff were unbelievably professional considering. I'm sure they were thinking about their jobs and their families at this time yet they didn't show it. The hotel felt a safe space to be in. I wish ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Waterford Marina Hotel
The Granville Hotel
4 out of 5
Meagher Quay, Waterford
€105
per night
15 Apr-16 Apr
4.6/5Wonderful! (380 reviews)

"Historic building, well-maintained, in good position with nice river views. Parking across the road at discount rate."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

The Granville Hotel
Dooleys Hotel Waterford City
3 out of 5
The Quay, Waterford, Waterford
€99
per night
20 Apr-21 Apr
4.1/5Very Good! (380 reviews)

"The inside look of a hotel is really nice and pleasant . The room layout is as it should be ."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Dooleys Hotel Waterford City
Faithlegg Hotel
4 out of 5
Faithlegg, Faithlegg, Waterford
€129
per night
27 Apr-28 Apr
4.3/5Excellent! (161 reviews)
Longer stay next time.

"This was a first and hopefully not a last visit. The property is wonderful. We were in Waterford for a Jazz Concert, which was excellent as a break from the Wexford Opera Festival (also excellent) and found the hotel on a favorite travel site. Happy to say, I want to visit again. but a bit longer ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

Faithlegg Hotel
Fitzwilton Hotel
4 out of 5
Bridge Street, Waterford, Waterford
€89
per night
26 Apr-27 Apr
4/5Very Good! (672 reviews)

"Great location close to shopping, food and historic sights."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Fitzwilton Hotel
Travelodge Waterford
3 out of 5
Cork Road N25, Waterford, Waterford
€59
per night
26 Apr-27 Apr
3.4/5 (338 reviews)
Very handy

"Overnight stay for work, comfy beds, good shower, safe and quiet. Also close to WIT!! :)"…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

Travelodge Waterford
Cush B&B
3 out of 5
Duffcarrick, Ardmore, Waterford
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Newtown Farm B&B
4 out of 5
Grange, Ardmore, Waterford
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Dawn House B&B
4 out of 5
Kildermody, Kilmeaden, Waterford
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4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Great Host

"Dawn and her husband made us free welcome right away with their warm greetings and wonderful smiles. The place is clean and tidy, and the breakfast was delicious. The location is great as it is only short drive to and from Galway city centre. Ask for rooms upstairs because we were a little shock ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2016

Dawn House B&B
Ashleigh House B&B
4 out of 5
Holy Cross, Butlerstown R680, 4km West of Waterford City, Waterford, Waterford
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4.5/5Wonderful! (91 reviews)

"The property was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was made to order and served in a beautifully decorated room. The Holy Cross bar across the street served huge servings sizes of great tasting food. We took a ten mile drive to the neat little town of Tramore to experience the ocean."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2019

Ashleigh House B&B
Viking Hotel Waterford
3 out of 5
Cork Road, Waterford, Waterford
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4.2/5Excellent! (566 reviews)

"Was lovely Bar food could have being better A resturant would top off the hotel instead of poor bar food"…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Viking Hotel Waterford
Hazelbrook
3 out of 5
No. 10 The Vee Cork Road, Waterford, Waterford
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€70
per night
29 Mar-30 Mar
4.3/5Excellent! (52 reviews)
Disappointed

"Location to city center was great. Graham was accommodating to let us check in a bit early and having a car area in front was a great convenience. Breakfast was delicious! Check out was listed as 11, but while I was out, my son was kicked out of the room at 10 and I did not have time to check for ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

Hazelbrook
Treacy's Hotel Waterford Spa & Leisure Centre
3 out of 5
1 Merchants Quay, Waterford, Waterford
€84
per night
26 Apr-27 Apr
3.5/5Good! (156 reviews)

"Rooms great but corridor noisy during night great location"…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019

Treacy's Hotel Waterford Spa & Leisure Centre
The Anchorage Guest House
3 out of 5
9 Merchants Quay, Waterford, Waterford
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3.3/5 (56 reviews)

"A very pleasant stay and a good lot of hospitable and helping people in Hotel.I would boldly recommend this place to anyone who wanted to stay at Waterford city center and with a delicious set of items for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2015

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What is a historic hotel?

 

Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.

 

Do historic hotels in Waterford have modern facilities?

 

Yes. Waterford historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.