Was in Waterford Castle for a wedding. It was a beautiful intimate winter wedding. The decor is perfect for a castle. The food was lovely, the staff were unbelievably helpful and attentive. If you want a romantic stay where you can forget that the rest of the world exists I can't recommend this hotel enough.
Picturesque setting and the three bedroom cottage has a great layout. The grounds were breathtaking and we enjoyed walking around the island It is a good bang for the buck. The ferry was on time and frequent. Very easy to get to island. It would be helpful to include basic stock items in the cottage: wash clothes, sponge, shampoo and wine opener. Also, the master bed was on wheels, which was unsettling. We didn't enjoy the dining as last seating for dinner was at 7pm and the castle was closed for a wedding.
The lodges are fantastic. Nicer than normal hotel rooms. Loads of space. Very luxurious. Definitely recommend the lodges.
We stayed here in the Rose suite for our 12th anniversary. It was a memorable experience. I've never experienced "tea" and they offered an excellent tea service. They have vegetarian tea as well. The pub has a mixologist that creates fantastic alcoholic and non-alcoholic libations. I enjoyed an old fashioned and a Manhattan that were top notch. My wife enjoyed a non-alcoholic creation that was delicious. The grounds are gorgeous. We walked around the island, and saw a few golfers enjoying the fun and frustrations that is golf. The staff provides top notch service. We greeted by a friendly receptionist and offered assistance with our bags. They had a large wedding coming in and were able to coordinate the setup of the wedding while being there for the current guests.
Brilliant night away