"Across the river from Waterford"
After a several weeks traveling in Ireland, this was my favorite stay. The service and attention was excellent. It was difficult to find but it is sited on a small estate located across the river from Waterford in an area that is rapidly being developed but it seemed like it was in the country. It was quiet, elegant and refined. Engenders feelings of […] welcome and romance. The room was comfortable. My only complaint was a bathroom fan that was running for hours that made it difficult to sleep. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great Welcome by Julie who gave information about places of interest and booked a table for dinner which was excellent with a varied and interesting menu and served by staff who were helpful. There is a good feel to the hotel which is situated in beautiful grounds not far from Waterford City. The owner went out of his way to make us feel at ease. The […] price was good for an establishment of this quality. Hope to return for a longer stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"Really Friendly Staff"
03/30/15 clingerbean Dublin, Ireland
Myself and my boyfriend stayed here nearly 2 weeks ago. Staff were among some of the friendliest i've encountered yet which helped make it a great stay. The room was fairly basic, and the food in Zaks restaurant was really really delicious. As mentioned by someone else it has more of a country house feel rather than a hotel. Value was great also, great experience all around.
03/29/15 Mary M Blarney, Ireland
Difficult to locate..do not depend on GPS. The hotel is often used by locals for celebrating with family. Nice rooms. Great.restaurant. friendly staff. no wifi. It was a great location for sightseeing in Waterford without being in the hustle of the.city
"Dingy dirty rooms, certainly not 4 star"
03/29/15 Sharsmyth Dublin
We recently spent the weekend at this hotel, which was a Christmas gift from our daughter. Firstly this place is not easy to find, a bit off the beaten track up a very bumpy residential lane surrounded by private properties. On first impression it did look quite nice in the March sunshine. We were given a room in the basement of the house and to say it was not the executive room as billed is putting it politely. The room was very dingy and dated and frankly it was dirty. There were visible stains on the walls, it looked as if something had been thrown at the wall and dripped down. There were cobwebs so big, you could have used them as hammocks. When we opened the sash window, it was littered with cigarette butts which had not been cleaned up. The carpet was dirty and stained. There were also no hand towels provided in the bathroom, only face cloths. I found this very odd considering this was meant to be a 4 star hotel. But the biggest issue for me was the quilt on the bed, when I turned it down it was very badly stained with god only knows what. I contacted reception regarding the lack of hand towels and the stained quilt. They came with the hand towels but no mention was made of changing the quilt. We then left to go sightseeing for the day and when we returned, we found that the quilt had indeed been changed.........but the left the stained one folded in the middle of the floor!!!!! I honestly don't know what that was about. I cannot understand that any hotel with only 29 rooms could have overlooked the housekeeping issues that this place had. I did not go looking for what I mentioned above, it was all clearly visible and I really do no know how anyone who would be cleaning the rooms or meant to be could have overlooked these issues. The phone beside the bed was really grubby and dusty. The whole room felt unclean. I was bitten by something in the bed also and was left with a nasty bit on my leg. I was freezing in the bedroom and the heating system is controlled by the hotel so we could not adjust the temperature of the room, the heating was off in the evening and then roasting in the morning. Having returned home and re read the reviews on this hotel, all the negative reviews are relating to the lack of cleanliness in the rooms. I would not return to this hotel again, it was just too grubby and dirty. I do not know how it had achieved the rating it has.
"Great alternative to "standard hotels" in Waterford"
Myself and my wife had a weekend away without kids here. Having stayed in hotels all over Ireland for work I am a fan of hotels which offer something different with a personal touch. This is one such hotel, informal, quiet, a bit like a country guesthouse. We ate in the restaurant (Zaks) on our first night and the food was superb. Its a lovely room and the staff though overworked by a large confirmation party, still managed to be attentive and friendly. The menu is very interesting though some descriptions are a bit foody, however this is irrelevant when what is served on the plate is so imaginative and delicious. Can highly recommend it especially if you like your hotels small and quiet.
"Great stay and we had a fabulous time"
03/25/15 Allison L Glasgow, United Kingdom
The staff couldn't have been more helpful - we particularly liked the young girl on reception and the girl who served us breakfast. Food was delicious and cooked to order. Our bedrooms had great views of the gardens. We couldn't believe the weather was so good that we were sitting out on the hotel terrace (in short sleeves) with a glass of wine. Good value.
"Trendy hotel with amazing food"
03/13/15 Keith S Waterford, Ireland
We had my mam's birthday party here last night! The Atheneum is one of my favorite boutique hotels tucked away 5 mins from the bridge in Waterford. The new menu is very creative and delicious, our group varied from 8 years of age to 80 and everyone got something to suit. A funky hotel, friendly and professional staff and the yummiest of high end food. Thanks guys
"Lovely hotel Great food Excellent staff"
02/24/15 Scarletbee Kentstown
I stayed here for two nights with my husband and two young daughters. We had a large double room with the addition of two camp beds for the girls. Yet there was still plenty of space in the room. The staff were very friendly and professional. The food was lovely. Location wise you are a little out of the town but within walking distance. I would recommend walking to the town and getting a taxi back. There is a bar and restaurant in the hotel. Plenty of space for the kids to run around outside and can be seen from the restaurant. It was my birthday and the staff let a welcome basket in the room which was a lovely touch. They even gave the girls a present when they were leaving. They went above and beyond to make our stay so special. I would recommend this hotel. One thing they could do with and would set them apart is a leisure centre with a pool.
"A good value if you want some elegance"
02/23/15 John G Livingston Manor, New York
Very nice, homey hotel in a quiet residential area just a few minutes drive from central Waterford. The grounds, architecture, and decor were very pleasant. I particularly liked the library with comfortable chairs and view. Staff was very friendly, too. We didn't have the extra cost breakfast, but the restaurant menu looked great, which is good because there aren't a lot of external choices in easy walking distance. Even though this was larger and more hotelish than our typical choice, we felt so comfortable that we stayed a second night. A little more expensive than a thrifty B&B, but a very good value if you want something fairly elegant.
02/22/15 Kathleen M
Stayed here for 1 night with my husband for our wedding anniversary. Stayed in an artist themed room. Rooms are a good size, beds very comfortable. It did get a bit too warm on the room but an open window sorted that. Excellent showers. The restaurant was amazing. We had dinner included in a Friday night package, it wasn't explained to us that we couldn't choose from the a la carte menu, so just be careful with that. Fortunately when we explained when checking out we were aware of the menu thing the extra charge was taken off. Really appreciated that touch. We enjoyed ourselves immensely here and we will definitely be returning again. Hopefully to a suite next time as they look amazing.
"A Hotel that offers everything"
02/21/15 LD0yle Waterford Ireland
Located on the northside river bank opposite Reginalds Tower and Waterford city in a sylvian setting. This Hotel at night has stunning views of the city quays and streets giving the impression you could walk out onto the quays yet you still experience the counrtyside location of peace and tranquility and no city traffic noise. Less than 5 minutes drive takes you to the nearest city center car park. If it is a Buisness venue, a family holiday or a Romantic get away The Athenaeum House Hotel is the place to experience. Various function rooms are available. Food of excellent standard and reasonably priced is served at your table with a friendly smile and excellent view no matter what the weather is. This family run hotel is a must and if you have not seen all that Waterford has to offer book your place now to coincide with one of Waterfords many festivals. The hotel participates in the month long Christmas Winterval festival and offers something specal for each time of the year down to a delicious assortment of savoury sweet and plain pancakes on Pancake day. Stay once and you will return again. Super Hotel
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