Waterford is known as Ireland’s Viking city but it’s also home to the world-famous Waterford crystal museum. If those two topics are of interest then you will definitely want to spend a day or two here (take a peek at my Waterford guide). As for where to stay? Here are my top picks for the best hotels in Waterford, Ireland.
Avondale Guest Accommodation
If you’re looking for Waterford Ireland hotels that are located right in the center of town then check out Avondale Guest Accommodation. Set in a lovely Victorian townhouse, the Avondale guest house is close to all the top Waterford attractions. Rooms have a warm and inviting colour palette, seating area, tea and coffee maker, free Wi-Fi, and Aqualisa power showers. Hosts at the Avondale are friendly and helpful with anything you need, whether its recommendations on where to eat or assisting you with renting a bike to explore Waterford with. So, if you’re looking of a hotel in Waterford that has a prime location and comfortable rooms then Avondale Guest Accommodation is what you’re after.
Waterford Marina Hotel
Set on along the River Suir, the Waterford Marina Hotel has a picturesque location in the heart of Waterford. This three start hotel offers complimentary parking on-site, conference facilities, and a riverside restaurant. At the Waterfront Bistro you’ll enjoy fine cuisine and at the Waterfront Bar there’s a diverse menu and live entertainment on weekends. There is a range of room options, from single to family, and some even have beautiful river views. So, whether you’re looking for a hotel that has everything you’ll need on-site or simply a room with a view, consider the Waterford Marina Hotel for your stay.
Another great option when looking for where to stay in Waterford is the Dooley’s Hotel. This third generation family-run hotel has grown a lot over the years and now has so much to offer. Located in the center of Waterford, Dooley’s Hotel has a lively restaurant, the New Ship Restaurant, that serves a mix of local and international cuisine, and you can also enjoy their bar which has a range of menu options as well as live music on weekends. Rooms are a mix of polished contemporary and Victorian class with sleek and bright bathrooms. So if you’re looking for a charming Waterford hotel that’s full of life and has a great location then you’ll love Dooley’s Hotel.
The Fitzwilton Hotel
When looking for places to stay in Waterford look no further than the Fitzwilton Hotel. This 4-star hotel has a central location and a modern vibe. Rooms range from double to the Penthouse with awesome views as well as spacious and stylish. The Fitzwilton Hotel also has a fabulous café and restaurant, Chez K’s, which is considered one of the most popular places to eat in Waterford. So, whether you’re looking for a fun boutique hotel that is modern and has mouth-watering food, then you’ll want to book your stay at the Fitzwilton Hotel.
Waterford Castle Hotel
Have you ever wanted to stay in a castle? You can stay in an 800 year old castle that is even on its own private island in Waterford, Ireland. The Waterford Castel Hotel and Golf Resort is an award-wining luxury hotel that offers everything from afternoon tea to tennis and croquet, and there’s even wonderful nature trails. Rooms are elegant, uniquely designed, and offer incredible views. If you’re looking for luxury accommodation in Waterford that will let you live out your fantasy of staying in a castle then you’ll adore Waterford Castle Hotel.
Another great Waterford accommodation is the 4-star Granville Hotel. Located in the heart of the city, the Granville Hotel is set in an 18th century manor that is one of Ireland’s oldest hotels. Rooms are spacious and have a refined old world charm. This luxury hotel overlooking the marina is home to an award-winning restaurant that offers both international and traditional Irish cuisine. So, if you’re looking for an historic hotel in the heart of Waterford then opt for the Granville Hotel.
Waterford Viking Hotel
Has the history of the Vikings bought you to Waterford? Consider staying at the Waterford Viking Hotel that’s located just outside of town. This chic hotel offers free parking, spacious rooms, and an Irish breakfast that guests boast about. There is also a restaurant and bar on location that serves up everything from light fare to carvery lunches. Rooms at the Viking Hotel are bright and modern, with a tea and coffee making station as well as satellite TV. The Waterford Viking Hotel is a great place to stay if you’re looking something close enough to town but away from the hustle.
Portree Guesthouse- Ireland
Are you looking for cheap places to stay in Waterford? The Portree Guesthouse is a charming choice with a range of room options, from mixed dorms to family rooms. It’s centrally located on a quiet street and within a 5 minute walk to both the bus and train station. The Guesthouse offers free Wi-Fi and parking, as well as a traditional Irish breakfast. Along with a comfy and colourful lounge there’s also a lovely little private garden. So, if you’re looking for an ideal location, affordable rates, and comfort then consider Portree Guesthouse for your stay in Waterford.
Waterford is a fun city to exploring and choosing one of my picks for the best hostels in Waterford will help allow you to experience the best of this historic city.