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
"A Hotel with an atmosphere"
Lovely clean friendly hotel which was very welcoming after a long trip. Fantastic food with relaxing local live music playing in the background. Would not hesitate to stay there again, great value for money.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Athenaeum Hotel - best for relax in Christendom"
Great place for relaxing. Nice people, nice view, great irish beer. Also very clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
During my visit to the Athenaeum House Hotel I found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful. It stated a dressing gown would be in the room but none available and I found the bed was splitting in the center not joined properly, out side on window ledge there was a lot of cigarette butts which should have been cleaned away,We ordered breakfast […] to our room and it arrived on time but cold with no napkins or salt ect. the tray was lined with paper napkins, I feel ther should be a tray cover or linen at least covering tray... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our stay in this property was very brief. We checked in at 6pm and checked out the following morning at 8am. It would be unfair of us to comment on any of the hotels facilities as we just slept in our rooms and left as we had a very early stat the following morning. The decor of the Hotel Entrance was lovely, the restaurant seemed very smart and there […] were a few guests enjoying some drinks in what seemed like a lovely library just off the main reception area. All I can comment on is what we experienced in our rooms. The corridor to our rooms had a very distinct damp smell, whilst no damp could be seen and the carpeting and wallpaper seemed to be in good order for such an old building, the smell was strong to me. The rooms were quite big with all the necessary provisions, i.e hairdryer, tea/coffee etc, However the bed cover was dirty and the bed was quite uncomfortable, the mattress sagged and it was hard for us to get comfortable. The bathroom was clean and the shower was fantastic, great pressure and loads of hot water only downside was that it was not seperate, ie, it was in the bath and you had to cope with the shower curtin billowing in on you as you showered. The grout between several tiles had cracked and worn away giving an uncared for look to the otherwise grand bathroom. Our rooms overlooked the carpark which was a pity as there seemed to be a lovely garden view from the other side of the hotel. We had read the reviews and expected what we experienced, it was a rush booking and we were only using the Hotel as a place to sleep and to be ready for the next morning as we had an early start. The two staff members that we met seemed very helpful and polite. 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
"Very clean and quiet"
07/25/14 drsped Houston, Texas
This hotel is out of the way for tourist but it is clean and quiet and situated in a lovely home with wonderful grounds. Everyone was very friendly. They had a lovely breakfast and we sat outside on the patio to enjoy the wonderful morning weather and the peaceful surroundings. The hotel did have excellent wifi connections. This alone is a five star rating. The rooms were clean and the bathroom was well laid out. However, I think the rooms could use some work in terms of the beds and shower rods. The beds are low to the ground and bit hard. People with knee issues would have a difficult time getting in and out of bed. The shower rods could be switched out for bow rods so you are fighting the shower curtain when taking a shower. It would be helpful if they signed the hotel as past the yellow house on the corner. For US customers: No air conditioning as it is not typically needed. We happened to be in town when it was on the warmer side and as there are no screens on the window, we had to close the window at night due to bugs entering the room. Also, don't expect hair dryers - I didn't and this isn't the only location that does not have them (no complaint on my part just an FYI).
"Four Star Restaurant, One Star Room"
07/20/14 Derek-the-Angler Carlow, Ireland
The positives first. We were two couples on a one night stay. The front of House staff were excellent. Courteous and helpful, professional and friendly, exactly what I would expect at a four star hotel. Our evening meal was exceptional, the highlight of our stay, and reasonable in price. I would return for the dining experience. Highly recommended. However... the room(s) left a lot to be desired. On entering the room we noticed cigarette ash all over the window sill, and many cigarette buts outside the window (non-smoking room I think). The room was very warm. We opened the windows to let some air in, and discovered a brown stain on the bathroom window and window handle, I really dread to think what it might have been. On turning back the bed covers, it was quite obvious that the pillow slips were not fresh, they were crinkled and looked slept on. It gets worse... on pulling down the sheets there was a large make-up stain on the bed sheet. This was the last straw, so I contacted the duty manager who was embarrassed when he saw the condition of the room. He offered us an adjacent room, which on examination was not much better, dirty pillow slips with a long hair from corner to corner on the pillow I examined. The next room offered was upstairs and had what appeared to be a large burn mark on the pillow. Again the pillow did not appear to be fresh. The last room offered was a large suite, which was so warm that even with the window fully open and the door left ajar was stiflingly warm. The bed may have been fresh, but to be honest at this stage there was nothing left to choose from. The hotel accommodation is shabby and needs a lot of attention. The paint was peeling off the window shutters, The bathroom tiling was dirty, the bat panel was damaged and grimy. What a shame that a beautiful building in a nice setting with really good staff was let down so badly by the condition of the rooms. Management need to address these issues or risk loosing one or even two of their stars, To finish, on checking out, the receptionist was the only member of staff that addressed these issues. She had to go to speak to somebody (a manager I assume) to confirm our issues with the room and to deal with the fact that we were surprised with the fact that we were being charged for the room. At this stage I would have expected the manager to come to speak with us. This didn't happen. Restaurant - highly recommended, but until they clean up the rooms, don't bother staying!
07/19/14 Rlbendele Cape Coral, Florida
The hotel was a great restaurant, and a very nice place to walk. Excellent grounds. The rooms were nicely decorated. But the bed was just terrible. Bumpy and old. Woke up in the morning with a very sore back.
"Lovely Hotel BUT"
07/11/14 MarziW Midhurst, United Kingdom
Just returned from staying at this hotel for 3 nights. The hotel has such a lovely homely feeling, the staff are so friendly and helpful. The food was great, BUT I dreaded going back to my room!! Dirty, tired and my bed smelt!! The hotel lobby, restaurant and drawing room were very clean, so if they could make the rooms as clean as the public areas, I'm sure they would not get any negative reviews.
"Nice relaxing hotel"
06/28/14 Heather B London, England, United Kingdom
We stayed at the hotel for just one night but the service was exceptional. The room was spacious and seemed new. The food at the restaurant was delicious (albeit pricy, but worth it). They have a big lawn in the back for kids to run around.... and the building itself was charming. The only fault is no AC. Even with the window open it was a bit stuffy and warm.
"Nice but the rooms are looking "tired""
06/26/14 ianjmorley Peak District
This is a lovely boutique hotel situated on the other side of the river to Waterford city centre. You feel out in the country yet are just 10 mins drive away from the city centre. The public areas are beautifully kept and the staff are professional and friendly. The rooms are large and at the rear look out onto well maintained gardens and the river. I would have given 5 stars but its clear that after being open for 10 years the rooms are looking a little "tired". The king size bed (2 single mattresses) sloped into the middle, the cushion of the seat has been sat on too many times, the walls were covered in scuff marks and chips in the plasterwork, the tiles round the bath need re-grouting. Anything above 6 foot high (the walls, tops of mirrors, wardrobe etc.) were covered in a layer of dust. Also the TV was far too small for a room of this size. Not big jobs in isolation to sort but together they made the room look somewhat worn and tired Didn't have dinner but the breakfast was excellent.
06/25/14 Gary B Aurora, Colorado
Before we were married and left for our honeymoon in Ireland, we started the process of refinancing our mortgage in Colorado. The re-fi process started to fall apart one quiet afternoon in Waterford while we were at the Athenaeum Hotel. In the middle of a wedding going in their beautiful backyard, the staff were so very helpful in printing emails, getting them signed and then forwarding the paperwork off to our mortgage company. They went above and beyond for us. This hotel is simply beautiful and a perfect location for us. Quiet and peaceful location, and the staff really made us feel like royalty during our stay. I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anyone, and I would certainly stay here again if we are ever lucky enough to return to Ireland.
"Charming Olde World Hotel"
06/21/14 Vicki B Newcastle, Australia
We had travelled from Cork and arrived early afternoon at the hotel. We were able to check in, unload our bags and after a relaxing lunch take off to explore Waterford. Although the Hotel is on other side of river to main town it is an ideal location. Very quiet, onsite parking set amongst bushland setting with views of city lights at night. The staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful. We had dinner in the restaurant and the food was fantastic. Could find no fault during our stay, would thoroughly recommend. It felt very homely and comfortable.
"Athenaeum House Hotel"
06/15/14 Mike B Kentucky, United States
After a long day of driving, we arrived at the Athenaeum House Hotel and truly enjoyed our stay. We loved the out of the way location, the warmth of the staff and the amazing dinner that night. We also enjoyed a bit of patio time before dinner. We would highly recommend and would definitely go back!
06/07/14 busybee m Waterford, Ireland
we had a night out here recently and I was very impressed with the food, staff and atmosphere of this hotel, really enjoyed the evening. very homely and would highly recommend it. thank you to all concerned
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