Waterford Castle

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort, Ireland’s only Island Castle is set on an enchanted 310-acre private island. The Island Resort’s 16th Century Castle offers luxury, security and privacy, located minutes from Waterford city. Recognized as the 7th of The 50 Best Hotels in The World & 3rd of the Top Ten Hotels of Europe by Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards.

One of Ireland’s most acclaimed hotels, Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort is set on a privately owned island, completely detached from the mainland. In a picturesque location on the River Suir, access to the island is by private car ferry. Experience a wonderful sense of anticipation as you make the short crossing to the island and travel the beech-lined drive to the Castle. As you enter the massive studded oak doors you are surrounded by the Castle’s 500-year history, the carved stone and wood paneled Hall, with its Jacobean style antiques, and intricate original tapestries.

All 5 suites and 14 guest rooms are decorated to the highest standard and have the characterful quirks typical of a Castle, with elegant décor full of authentic period detail and antiques as well as all the modern comforts of a world class hotel.

Waterford Castle offers the very best of Irish hospitality. The Castle 500-year-old history provides a stunning venue in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable to celebrate the most romantic and memorable occasion of your life with those you hold dear. The Castle's intimacy with only nineteen bedrooms on the 310 acre private island, makes an ideal venue on your most special day. The luxury Resort provides discretion and privacy like few other destinations. Awarded "Best Wedding Venue Of 2016" by Irish Wedding Diary. Imagine having the most special of days on your very own private island in a castle that’s exclusively yours for your special celebration. Our award-winning wedding coordinators, will ensure that your day will run smoothly. Their commitment, professionalism and attention to every detail, will allow you to enjoy your most special of days and make this a day of magical memories.

Dining at Waterford Castle provides an opportunity to taste the best of traditional and contemporary Irish cuisine. The award-winning Munster Room Restaurant with its original oak paneled walls, ornate ceilings, dramatic portraits and painted scenes creates an atmospheric backdrop to a pleasurable dining experience, perfectly complemented by a comprehensive wine cellar. Critically acclaimed in the Michelin Guide and holder of two AA Rosettes. The award-winning culinary team under the direction of Head Chef Michael Thomas who was honored with the “Best Chef of Ireland 2017” by The YesChef Awards Ireland, uses only the finest local produce and creates a truly memorable fine dining experience.

The Island Resort offers numerous activities for your family and guests. Special packages can be made to suit you and your guests needs during your stay with a private tour of Waterford Crystal, a tour of the Ireland’s oldest city’s Museum, and much more. The Island Resort offers a golf course, falconry, tennis, clay pigeon shooting, croquet, nature trails, and much more.

Ireland’s only true island golf course, Waterford Castle Golf Club enjoys idyllic seclusion located minutes from Waterford city centre, 90 mins from Dublin and Cork. The 18-hole par 72 Des Smyth designed course, is ranked in the top 30 parkland courses in Ireland by Golf Ireland.  The course combines the best of parkland and woodland areas including numerous scenic and strategically challenging features. Offering practice facilities, 300 yard driving range, putting green, chipping and short game area. The Island resort’s PGA Professional offers custom fittings and private lessons at the Island’s Golf Performance Centre.  The Island’s modern light filled 45 self-catering lodges (sleep six - 3 double bedrooms are located minutes from the Castle. The Kings Channel Club House minutes from the Lodges has a restaurant, bar, large function room and barbecue terrace.

The Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort team is dedicated to surpassing your expectations and making your special day the most memorable ever.


Waterford Castle leave your worries at the shore..

Awarded 7th of the 50 Best Hotels in The World 2016 by Condé Nast Traveler 

Awarded 3rd in the Top Ten Hotels of Europe 2016 by Condé Nast Traveler 

The Island Resort's Head Chef awarded Best Chef of Ireland 2017 by YesChef Ireland