Waterford Castle Hotel - Ballinakill (Galway)

ex. Waterford Castle Hotel

The Island, Ballinakill (Galway), Irelandshow map
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Overview

Waterford Castle offers a luxurious accommodation with free self parking, smokers lounge and a safe deposit box. The venue has been welcoming guests to its comfortable rooms since 1600.

Location

Woods as well as Clock Tower and Springfield House are located nearby. Also, this hotel is within a 35-minute drive of Dungarvan.

A ferry port is easily reached from the property. Waterford airport can be reached by car.

Rooms

Accommodation units include central heating, a microwave oven and an ironing set at your disposal. Some rooms feature views of garden. A dishwasher, coffee & tea making facilities and an ice machine are standard in all rooms at Waterford Castle.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is served in bar. The venue features a gastronomic restaurant and a lounge bar. Pisces Restaurant offers a selection of dishes approximately 100 feet from the hotel.

Leisure

The property offers cribs, child care and meals for guests with children. Shooting, hiking and horse riding are available from the venue.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, German, Italian, Polish, Russian.

Number of rooms:   19.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking lot

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Babysitting

Paid babysitting/ Child services

Swimming pool
Air conditioning

Central heating

Facilities for kids

Children's play area

Kids club

Children's menu

Paid cribs (on request)

DVDs/ Videos for children

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Paid cribs (on request)
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Massage

Room features

  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Fan/ Extractor
  • Fireplace in room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Espresso maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooker

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains
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Check-infrom 15:00-22:00FREECheck-outfrom 01:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCribFREEExisting bedsFREEOne child3 - 12 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Standard Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
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Deluxe Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    905 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
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Deluxe Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    905 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Little IslandLittle Island3300 ftWaterford
Pisces RestaurantPisces Restaurant100 ftKirwans bar Kill
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Getting around
Airports
Waterford (WAT)3.0 mi
Shannon (SNN)84.2 mi
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Reviews
8.6
Greatbased on 80 reviews
  • 7.2
    Very good

    pisces restaurant is located within 100 feet from the hotel. interesting place for a weekend in ballinakill.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    the hotel and golf course are first class

  • 8.8
    Great

    We stayed in one of the lodges and found it very spacious and comfortable for all the family

  • 6.2
    Nice

    I liked the food the island and the gazels in the morning.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The location of the resort was idyllic. The self catering lodge we stayed in was fantastic. The level of comfort and cleanliness was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed having open access to the stunning castle hotel and lovely golf club, which was really 'family friendly'.

    We were disappointed that we had to pay almost 20 euros for a one off visit for our two children to use the swimming pool at the 'Woodlands' sister resort hotel. We would like to suggest that access to this swimming pool should be included as part of the Waterford hotel holiday package.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    peace,quiet.service,staff were all pleasant and happy to serve you. Walks nature

    restaurant menu was overpriced and restricted to 65 euro The starter myself and husband ordered was scallops we got two small ones each Coming from west cork when one orders scallops on the menu you get at least 4 if not more.Also we only got mashed potato and no veg with our main course.The wine was also overpriced. We did not have desert.All in all i think we should have had a choice of what we wanted to eat like Al Carte menu so we could choose what we wanted. Also they charge service charge which is wrong and if the service was bad i dont see why one should have to pay without been asked.As it happened the service was good.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    People at golf restaurant were nice. The idea. Of the Villas is great, however, the reality of them and their service was totally unsatisfactory. The advertising did not disclose the lack of maid and other essentials.

    The villas are well overpriced for what you get. There was considerable mold both inside and out. The rooms were not serviced and you were not informed of this fact. The value for €400 per night was not there and. We stayed in other hotels of uh better quality and service for €100 per night. There was no telephone in the room so no way to inform the reception of any problems Or emergencies. Following breakfast, the service area in the dining room was a mess.

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    friendly staff. gorgeous accommodation

    i travelled with my 2yr old twins i availed of 2 travel cots. i had to PAY 30e for these. i have been to many hotels and never had to pay to "rent" travel cots. this is my only negative!i was really annoyed about paying

  • 6.2
    Nice

    10euros for two cups of coffee was a joke .when the kids wanted to play tennis the staff could not find the tennis balls they said that other people did not return them .other hotels charge a fee that you get back when you return the items borrowed.

  • 8.8
    Great

    The service, gardens and surroundings and the quiet and peaceful atmosphere

    Shower in bathtub with an inefficient enclosure, plumbing in bathroom and inadequate storage.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The food was generally quite good and we saw some small wildlife outside or window.

    Dreadful shower in our room. Wheelie bins collected very noisily from below our window very early in the morning. Most of the listed wines were unavailable. Ridiculously high price for what was on offer, so appalling value for money.

  • 8.2
    Great

    The Golf Villas were clean, modern and spacious. The price for these for a family is very good. If you are here for golfing great.

    We stayed at the Golf Villas. They do not tell you on the web site that there is no access to the Internet what so ever. You have to go up to the Castle where there is one router with questionable service in a side room next to the lobby. If you have to stay connected at all this is not the resort for you. The Island is several miles from Waterford which was in fact our least favorite town in Ireland. After all the beautiful small towns we saw, Waterford has little to offer. If you want to see the Waterford Crystal Factory tour (which is great) stay in Kilkenny and drive down for half a day. Skip Lismore all together. I is a ghost town with most stores vacant.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    The front desk folks were great; especially Mairead Moroney.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    We had a wonderful stay. Travelled all the way from Australia to stay in a castle and it was everything I had hoped for.We sayed in the Rose Suite, it was lovely. Special mention for our afternoon tea, silver service and the best hot chocolate we have ever had. Staff were terrific and very welcoming. Would rcommend this hotel and would love to stay again.

    My only complaint was the heating, too hot for us.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The friendly supportive staff. Their wholehearted effort to insure your stay was top class facilities were excellent. A eaceful oasis is a busy travel schedule. Outstandingly great

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FAQ
Does the property offer facilities for business travelers?
Yes, the business facilities include meeting rooms and a catering service.
Does the property offer facilities for guests with children?
Yes, the hotel has child care and babysitting for guests traveling with children.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is 0.3 miles away from the hotel.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers room service, ironing, dry cleaning service and laundry.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have lunch or dinner at Pisces Restaurant within 100 feet of the hotel.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The prices start at €281.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as a twin room and a double room are available on site.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-22:00FREECheck-outfrom 01:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCribFREEExisting bedsFREEOne child3 - 12 yearsExisting bedsFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Waterford (WAT)3.0 mi
Shannon (SNN)84.2 mi
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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