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Waterford Castle
Waterford Castle
The Island, Waterford
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (65 reviews)
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Space, like a home We stayed not in the main hotel but in the self-catering lodges, number 40 to each exact. It was pleasant, quiet, away from the city. We did laundry, went shopping and bought groceries, cooked some meals. The lodge was tidy, clean, large living down, three bedrooms bedrooms up, great value. Things ...
  18 May 2017

£137

£137
Castlemartyr Resort
Castlemartyr Resort
Castlemartyr, Castlemartyr
5.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (32 reviews)
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Nice Hotel in a Beautiful Setting The hotel was quite nice, with very large, spacious rooms, an oversized bathroom and quality bedding. The in-room amenities were nice, and the wifi was good. Dining was a pleasure, with good food in a lovely setting overlooking the gardens and golf course. We were a little frustrated in that we requested ...
  16 May 2017

£104

£104
Dooleys Hotel Waterford City
Dooleys Hotel Waterford City
The Quay, Waterford
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (33 reviews)
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An Ok place The room was cold when i arrive but soon warmed up and the bathroom was already warm. huge, comfortable bed. Lovely staff. The bar and restaurant were fine. One had to pass through a cold store to get from the room to the public rooms. Conveniently sited for the river, museums, and other sights, ...
  28 Mar 2017

£68

£68
Athenaeum House Hotel
Athenaeum House Hotel
Christendom, Waterford
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (55 reviews)
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position excellent what I needed staff pleasing and welcoming restaurant selections of food and beverages great to excellent.
  24 Apr 2017

£64

£64
Waterford Marina Hotel
Waterford Marina Hotel
Canada Street, Waterford
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (160 reviews)
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Very nice hotel, close to shops and restaurants. We got to the hotel early and were able to check in, very accommodating staff. We were upgraded to a large room with panoramic views of the river. Everything about the room was perfect. Breakfast was good also. It was close to downtown so we could walk to shops and restaurants.
  29 Apr 2017

£59

£59
Baileys Hotel Cashel
Baileys Hotel Cashel
42 Main Street, Cashel
4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (61 reviews)
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great hotel great hotel in good position in main street of Cashel . staff really friendly and helpful. food in restaurant very good both dinner and breakfast,
  8 May 2017

£102

£102
Travelodge Waterford
Travelodge Waterford
Cork Road N25, Waterford
3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (52 reviews)
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Bare bones hotel Good hotel to stay at for one night but no longer. Basically a bed and a bathroom. There was one outlet in the room. Room was clean however.
  27 Nov 2016

£51

£51
Fitzwilton Hotel
Fitzwilton Hotel
Bridge Street, Waterford
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (113 reviews)
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Perfect location This hotel was in a perfect location. The staff let us check in early which was perfect so we didn't have to worry about our bags and could hit the ground running. The hotel was clean and a perfect place to get a good nights rest after a long day of exploring the city.
  15 May 2017

£59

£59
Viking Hotel Waterford
Viking Hotel Waterford
Cork Road, Waterford
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (55 reviews)
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Pretty nice hotel Nice staff and decent prices. I short drive to downtown but free parking helps
  16 May 2017

£52

£52
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Pocket Guide: Family Friendly Hotels in Waterford

Waterford is a city in the south-east of Ireland, located on the banks of the River Suir. It is popular with visitors since it manages to combine many of the aspects that give this particular corner of Ireland enduring drawing power. The city is genuinely rich in history, being the oldest settlement in the whole of Ireland, having been established by Viking interlopers in 853.

This history isn’t merely an interesting fact on paper, it’s apparent in the very fabric of the city, in particular in the buildings and layout of the oldest part of the city, the Viking Triangle, an area close to Parade Quay on the banks of the river. Stay in a hotel close to this part of the city, particularly any of those positioned along the length of the river, and you’ll be within walking distance of medieval buildings and a trio of first class museums.

Accommodation in Waterford

The number of people visiting Waterford every year has given rise to a thriving hotel scene, and the range of accommodation on offer is such that finding a family-friendly hotel is a relatively simple matter. It doesn’t matter whether you want a country house hotel on the edge of the city with easy access to the surrounding countryside or a small bed and breakfast or guesthouse right in the centre, on the doorstep of the kind of museums, galleries parks and activity centres that kids love, you’ll be able to find a room that’s exactly right.

Family Fun in Waterford

The centre of Waterford is packed with parks and other public spaces ideally suited to letting kids run off a little steam. The Waterford Nature Park is a 50 acre oasis of natural calm to the south of the city centre by following the waters of John’s River away from the Suir. The park combines nature trails, play equipment, integrated wetlands and wildflower meadows that are designed to encourage the presence of various forms of wildlife.

In the centre of Waterford you’ll find the People’s Park, which offers not only a chance to escape from the bustle of the city, but also a skate park and an artistic water feature.

Family Fun Outside Waterford

Although the centre of Waterford is packed with attractions, the coast is only an hour’s drive away. There are 49 beaches scattered along this stretch of coast and resorts such as Tramore, which is only six miles south of Waterford, offer all the fun of a traditional seaside destination with unspoiled nature that is becoming increasingly hard to find.

The beach at Tramore is three miles long and when the kids tire of playing in Ireland’s highest sand dunes they can take advantage of amenities such as the surfing clubs offering board hire and lessons, or Sea Paddling, which provides guided kayak tours of the waters around the coast. If the weather lets you down, don’t worry, because indoor facilities in Tramore include the Run Amuck play centre, the Pottery Place, where visitors get to paint their own unique piece of crafted pottery, and Splashworld’s heated indoor fun pool.