The standard room allocated was noisy but we were able to upgrade for an extra € 50 per night. City views a are limited by the trees but the food and bar facilities were very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is superb value for money. We had a large room in a beautiful house. Breakfast and evening meal were served in a fabulous room which felt like an orangery. The quality of the food was outstanding for both meals and the staff very helpful. The downside was that the large bed was quite uncomfortable, and the tv was the smallest I have ever […] seen in a hotel room! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location for touring-good family amenities"
We stayed here to break a journey and wanted a hotel where we felt comfortable however late our arrival would be. It was an excellent choice and the added bonus was the very good leisure centre that was open until 10.30pm. We had a large dog with us which slept in the car but we could not find a park or field nearby where she could be let loose. The […] interior of the hotel is a bit old fashioned and the breakfast room is rather dark. The buffet breakfast was average for hotels in this range but is good for children. Our stay was good value. This hotel is ideal for families who want to use the indoor pool and other facilities at the end of the day but you need bathing caps for the pool which can be bought from the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good hotel in Waterford"
Great hotel, comfy and spacious room. Hotel a bit difficult to find (not in city centre) but once found after speaking to the front desk, it was a welcoming placeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The wrong side of the river"
Very hard to find especially when no address is included with Expedia booking. A long way away from anythingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Staff were extremely helpful and accommodating."
We loved staying here. The staff went out of their way to be helpful and we had every comfort we could wish for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We experienced a very pleasant stay at the hotel. The rooms were very hot due to the high summer temperatures which made sleeping difficult.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good old fashioned service"
Fabulous location. Friendly and welcoming staff. Excellent facilities. As they say "the best breakfast in town". Dinner menu and prices not as good as other restaurants in town. Our room was itired and in need of reimbursement. Overall a very relaxing place to stay and outstanding value for money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location was fine. It is a little away from the city. The first room offered had a worn out mattress. The second room had a fridge which didn't work.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great breakfast, room ok. Waitresses nice .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I spent one night at this hotel but wished I had book for the full week. I spend a lot of time in hotels and this is one of the best I have foundGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A quiet get away"
We very much enjoyed our stay at Anthenaeum. The location was excellent to get into old Waterford or out of town. They had also placed signs on the main R711 to provide way finding which we appreciated. The room was spacious and clean and the staff we interacted with we're helpful and friendly. The dinner meals were excellent and the presentation of […] high quality. The coffee has been the best we've had thus far on our trip. We would certainly stay there again and we loved Waterford. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent restaurant and even better service but somewhat overpriced.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for everyone"
I absolutely love this place, it is very clean and staff are very friendly along with great location to visit surrounding towns. We arrived late on the first night and it was quite chilly and wet outside but inside there were open fires and a piano player and the whole atmospherics was very relaxed :) The rooms are very comfortable and bathroom is […] quite big too so we were quite content by the end of the night :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Had real problems finding this hotel. Tried to ph but the number on the website doesn't work. this need to be updated as do instructions to get there using sat nav. Bed is two units together, needs a toppa pad to cover the joint.Staff v obliging, very nice food.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
comfortable,warm,food good,would have liked separate lounge/bar area,selection of cereals not great, room not cleaned until 5.15 pm,after asking at 4pmGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"We liked it and enjoyed our stay"
The rooms were a little in need of an upgrade - instead of a shower screen there was a curtain which was sucked in and a nuisance when having a shower. Staff were first rate and the efficiency was excellent. We had a couple of bulbs which needed replacing in our room, it was done immediately when brought to the attention of the staff. Food was first […] rate. Breakfast was varied and ample, dinner menu was comprehensive, very well cooked and presented. Will use this hotel again and highly recommend it to any of my friends needing a place in Waterford city. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice quiet setting"
The welcome and the service were exellent. The food was of high quality, the only thing that I found fault with was the bed. Its large enough but very hard and quite uncomfortable. A good materess would make this a great hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"trip to Waterford"
The hotel was very nice, staff were friendly. but I was very saddened by the fact that despite being advertised as a 4star hotel with a good resturant, that there seemed to be very little awareness of the needs of guests with specific dietry needs...a member of staff told me "its been about 18 months since we have had a vegetarian here"...it obviously […] shows.... by lack of the sense of awareness show by various staff members.I raised my concerns on several occasions, but on leaving i(after setting my bill) explaned how dissappointed I was.I was told that the Manager would contact me ....a week later..no news... i wouldnt want to return to this hotel! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very good and food was excellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cose to all amenities"
Nice hotel, excellent food and staff overall a pleasure to stay and would recommended to anyoneGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant stay in a quiet suburban location"
This is a very pleasant well maintained hotel outside of the city. The excellent restaurant has a very good value table d'hote menu of €25. WE received a warm welcome and found the service good. The hotel has recently been painted and has a fresh feel to it. The large glass dining area gives an old-world ambience which we liked especially. is excellent […] with Decor is a bit mixed. Our bedroom was an excellent size but the furniture did not fit in with a house hotel of this quality. Although perfectly functional, it had a prefabricated IKEA feel to it. However given the reasonable price this was a small issue and more authentic antique furniture would doubtlessly cause the price to be considerably higher. Less acceptable were the matrasses which were distinctly average and not what one would expect nowadays in a hotel of this quality. The beds also come with blankets without a duvet option. Nonetheless we slept well so overall no complaints. The main issue in relation to the hotel comes down to location. It is only suitable for a Waterford city stay for someone travelling by car as it is over a mile to get there. Even then there are more convenient options – however for peace and quiet in a semi-rural location it is a very good choice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was incredibly helpful and accommodating. Would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Athenaeum Hotel is quiet and peaceful"
Quiet and piecful Hotel yet close to city of Waterford, food was excellent will return in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Calme, et un très bon restaurant."
Personnel très sympa. Location de vélos à l'hôtel. Calme. Nourriture et cuisine excellentes.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Außergewöhnlich - Super"
DEU - Wir haben nur 1 Nacht dort verbracht, da wir auf der Durchreise waren. Das Hotel ist sehr elegant und das Personal war sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Einziges Manko war, dass das Bett etwas durchgelgen war. ENG - We only spent 1 night in the hotel, as we were passing through. The Hotel is very elegant and all the staff were very friendly and […] obliging. The one thing that is to criticise is that the bed was a bit saggy. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent hôtel, tout confort, en plus l'accueil était très chaleureux. En comme nous sommes arrivés en fin de journée, nous avons dîner au restaurant de l'hôtel, très bien cuisine excellente.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Langt fra et 4 stjernet hotel. Gammelt og slidt."
Personalet er meget servicemindede og søde. Hotellet er nedslidt. Sengene er mere end elendige, køleskab og strygejern virker ikke. Dårlig lugt værelset og 25 grader (18 udenfor!). Kan ikke anbefale dette sted der er langt fra afværge et 4 stjernet hotel. Øv hvor en oplevelse.!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Très bonne adresse, un peu loin du centre ville"
Rien à dire sur l'hôtel lui-même, très bonnes prestations en termes de service, de confort et de propreté, petits déjeuners copieux ; dommage qu'il soit éloigné du centre ville, il n'y a aucun restaurant à proximité (en dehors de celui de l'hôtel) ; attention toutefois,l'hôtel accueille des mariages et ces jours là, le restaurant est fermé... pas de […] problème cependant par rapport au bruit, nous n'avons rien entendu, hormis les portes qui claquent en pleine nuit à cause de l'incivilité de certains. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I only stayed one night as I was just passing through and I had a great time. Not exactly close to town, but I enjoyed the walk and I especially enjoyed the peace and quiet of the surroundings. The breakfast was really, really good and my room was excellent - the bed was nice and soft and HUGE. Everyone was really friendly and nice. I cannot recommend […] this place enough! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sehr zu empfehlen trotz Abgeschiedenheit"
Das Hotel an sich ist leicht zufinden, da es frühzeitig ausgeschildert ist. Die Lage mag etwas abseits sein, dafür ist es schön ruhig. Nur die holprige Auffahrt war eine Herausforderung für mein Auto. Das Zimmer ließ hingegen keine Wünsche offen. Der Wow-Effekt kam vor allem beim Anblick des Riesenbetts. Das Frühstück war lecker, wenn auch etwas beschränkt […] in der Auswahl. Aber bei dem Preis will ich nicht meckern. Nächstes Mal gerne wieder. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Badehotelstil - fantastisk mad"
Ligger ned til vandet - flot men lidt langt fra byen - bil kræves. Middagen er helt fantastisk. Lækker mad i hyggelig restaurant. Morgenmad levere ikke helt op til middagen. Store værelser, lidt gammelt og slidt, men rent og i hyggelig badehotel stil.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Mycket bra hotell. Fantastisk mat och serviceinriktad personal i restaurangen. Fin och ombonad miljö.Ligger nära centrum.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Schönes Hotel mit Blick ins Grüne"
Zimmer nicht ganz auf der Höhe der Zeit, aber alles in allem sehr gutes und faires Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis. Toller Frühstücksraum, gutes Frühstück, sehr schöner Blick ins GrüneGenuine Expedia guest review
Gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis, gepflegt und ordentlich. Sehr nettes Personal.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely Relaxing Break"
01/25/15 Eileen S Kilkenny
Stayed for one overnight with family. Lovely evening meal and breakfast the following morning. Cosy atmosphere, so much so we did not leave the hotel for the evening. Rooms spacious and comfortable and good power shower also. Will recommend and would return again.
"Welcoming to late travellers"
01/23/15 Custardx Ennis, Republic of Ireland
Arriving late (9pm) due to road diversions is never ideal, but when you are offered space in the restaurant without problem- you realise that booking this charming hotel was a good idea! I would give 5 stars to this hotel but for a very few negatives- but mainly positives. Biggest positive was every member of staff I engaged with....more about that later. The room (music composer theme) was well appointed (top floor accessible by lift)-classic double bed with business desk, desk-light and cable internet connection. Wifi worked in the room also. Wardrobe was traditional and spacious. En-suite bathroom with bath and power shower and came with nice spa-type accouterments. Shower was hot at 9am when most hotels have a problem. View was over Waterford bay with the twinkling lights of the city providing a postcard vista. Iron and ironing board have seen better days- really need steam iron and board cover was frayed. "Large LCD TV" was the tiniest tv I have ever seen in any hotel room (should be a prize for that! :-). As I did not watch tv-not a problem but really did not meet the room description (I did not complain as everything else was really good!). Dinner was a triumph- what a lovely restaurant and fine cuisine with good wine list (recommend the Pinot Noir house red by the way!- sold by the (large) glass.Carrot and coriander soup was very coriander- not the usual orange mess- full marks! Sirloin steak was thicker than expected, perfect medium rare- vegetables perfect-al dente colourful and fresh- Nouvelle Cuisine-style (in a good way!). Dessert was a chocolate nougat mousse in what looked like a Bovril or Marmite jar on its side with a tiny jug of strange caramel and a pistachio biscuit. Master Chef attempt which nearly (but not quite) works. Impressive crema on the coffee after this (full marks!). Breakfast next morning- not really hungry- but what's this?- fish on the inclusive a la carte menu- turned out to be fine (unbreaded) haddock fillets on a brown bread base with lemons accompanying. In the words of the late Michael Winner- most definitely EPIC-melted in the mouth. The coffee with breakfast was ok (little weak perhaps) and a free copy of The Irish Independent was very helpfully thrust into my hand by the morning manager in the restaurant (Thank You)- the (Irish) waitress was charming, friendly and very efficient. Checkout was pleasant and efficient too. So, would I stay there again?-absolutely!
"Wonderful Relaxing Stay"
01/19/15 JDMC2014 Wexford, Ireland
My partner and I recently enjoyed a fabulous one night stay in this beautiful boutique hotel. The hotel itself was beautiful and staff were fantastic from the moment we entered and couldn't have been more helpful. The rooms were bright and spacious (executive room) and were immaculately clean! Bed was huge and really comfy. Noise levels were barely existent, Idyllic for a relaxing break. Chocolate covered strawberries on arrival in the room topped it off :) The food in the restaurant was 5 star and definitely would make a return visit worthwhile. I have to recommend the Double Chocolate Pot for desert, a chocolate lovers heaven!!!
"Very nice hotel"
01/14/15 Si0bhan33 Waterford, Ireland
We stayed in Anthenaeum hotel recently and we were amazed. This is a very nice hotel situated just over the river from the Waterford City Center. Room was very large and had a beautiful view of the river and the city lights at night. The staff were very friendly. We had a very enjoyable meal in their restaurant. I especially enjoyed the desserts after an unhurried relaxing meal. The breakfast was excellent with a number of choices on the menu.
01/04/15 Laura S
Had a wonderful stay here.. staff were friendly and attentive. Can't say enough about the food - superb! Room was clean and comfy with a lovely powerful shower! Relaxing and perfect for a quiet getaway! Will definitely return!
"Perfect stay en route to/from Rosslare"
12/26/14 KieranW London
Excellent hospitality and comfortable room with lovely view to the river. We stayed on a "Dine and Dream" package which was really good value. The restaurant offers high quality local ingredients cooked with flair - one main course was overcooked and this was sorted out with charm and efficiency. This is an ideal overnight stop around an hour's drive from the ferry.
"Only saving grace was its food and setting."
12/26/14 Jill1111111111111111 Carlow, Ireland
Stayed here and upon arrival to the room i noticed that the bed was sunk in the middle. There was 2 beds pushed together and 1 was like a u it was that sunken. I went to reception to ask that the bed be swapped. The lady never appologised she offered me a new room so i took it. The beds in this room were just as bad the floor looked like it was never cleaned and the old fashioned blankets on the bed were horrible i slept with my clothes on so i wouldnt have to touch them. The only saving grace of this place is the food which is fab and the service from one lady in the restaurant who is always very nice. I will never be back to stay here and if you want a nice weekend away don't book here. I would like to offer a tip the next time someone has a complaint put it right don't ignore it. In my opinion the rooms are 2 star.
"Lovely location but needs some attention to detail"
12/23/14 pauline m Waterford, Ireland
Stayed here last month for a wedding, hotel is in a beautiful setting but lacks attention to detail in both customer service and maintenance. Asked for my phone to be charged during the meal and although the lady took it to reception, when I went to get it 2 hours later it was sitting on the desk and had not even been plugged in, ( small detail I know but was very annoying) the rooms are large and clean but the tap in the bathroom spun around when turned on. Staff were friendly but it was very surprising to see them setting out the breakfast things on the table at 11.30pm when the hotel had been fully booked up for the wedding party that was still going on in the same room, ( they did remove them when this was pointed out) All in all, a nice country house hotel but could do with attention to detail.
12/18/14 max495 Moscow, Russia
This is one of the those moments when you arrive home, and the first thing you want to do is to write good review about a hotel that stole your heart, about a place you totally fell in love with! This is exactly the case for me this time. It was a short getaway holiday for me and my wife in Ireland: we spent 3 days in Dublin and decided to discover something different, so we went to Waterford. When we entered Athenaeum House Hotel, we instantly fell in love with it: everything was so exquisite and elegant, yet extremely cozy. From reception to dining area, from library to the room - everything felt like a very talented and tasteful person reflected on his dream to make a truely refined hotel and then thoroughly created this boutique hotel step by step. The interior is so elegant and tranquil that it feels extremely inviting to stay and enjoy the moment. Our room was very beautifully decorated and spacious. It had panoramic window, so there was lot of sunlight all the time. The bed was quite comfy, we felt refreshed every morning (part of that is definetely due to fresh air outside shall you slightly open the window at night). The bathroom was also very big, and shower amenities were of very high quality. The restaurant is simply supreme! I mean the interior is so beautiful and charming that you would want to dine here every day. Massive tall windows, a lot of natural light, uncrowded dining area, excellent service... The food was something out of this world! From breakfast to dinner, from freshly baked bread to Traditional Irish stew, everything we tried was incredibly delicious! We simply couldn't get enough! And it was no surprised to us as we saw a number of consequtive gastronomic awards on the wall! Service was simply exceptional...everything we asked for was promptly provided, everything we wanted to know was enthusiastically presented! These people live, think and breathe hospitality. It was very clear to us that employees really enjoy what they do and more importantly cater for guests enormously (for example Noel, the restaurant manager). All in all, it is an incredible boutique hotel with a SOUL... we are definetely coming back!
"Great food, warm and friendly staff"
12/16/14 FifiGoesWalking Munster
Underwhelmed by the room but it was very quiet and the bed was comfortable. The food and staff were the big highlights - we had dinner on one night and it was really good, interesting menu and fresh ingredients. Staff were helpful, warm and friendly. I would certainly stay here again.
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