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3.1 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 8 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    3.4
  • Service
    3.6
  • Comfort
    2.6
  • Condition
    2.5
  • Neighborhood
    3.3
2.0 / 5Fair
"This is like a college dormitory."
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
These apartments are really set up for college students studying at the nearby university during the school year. There were no amenities in the apartment: no coffee press, no salt or pepper, no hand soap or dish soap, no wine opener. You must bring everything with you. For the price, we were able to get a 3 BR apartment, and each bedroom had its own bath, which is far more reasonable that staying in a hotel. But the location is not near downtown, so you must take a taxi for €12 each way. So consider what you can get for an extra €25 each night closer to downtown. In addition, we arrived at the apartment at 9 pm (after taking the ferry from Wales) to find the reception building closed. Fortunately, we were able to call the number for the security guard who arrived 30 minutes later and was able to give us keys to our apartment.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 18, 2013
Allan
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Dirty, Stinky Dorm Rooms"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
The pictures and description on Expedia are very misleading. These are definitely NOT apartments, but are college dorm rooms. The pictures show what looks to be a colorful, cushy apartment, but trust me, this is not what you will get! The plus is that we had a whole dorm suite to ourselves and the beds were comfortable. The negatives were the uncleanliness of one of the bathrooms (black mold behind the toilet and along the moldings), the awful stench in one of the bedrooms and the common area where the kitchenette is (it smelled like an old, smoky bar after hours!), the stains on the bottom of the mattress in one of the bedrooms (looks like someone threw up on the floor and it splattered up on the side of the mattress), the food still stuck to the utensils in the kitchen (obviously not washed) and the trash can in the kitchen was untouchable (gunk and grime all over it and it even had trash in it already!), you can't leave the bedroom doors open unless you prop a heavy suitcase up against it and if they shut, you have to use your key card to enter it again. The floors are linoleum/cement and I made the mistake of walking around barefoot. When I looked at the bottom of my feet, they were dirt black! If we had booked this for more than one night, we would have left and gone somewhere else, but we were already tired from touring and driving, so decided to just suck it up for one night. We left before the staff was even in the office the next morning!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 1, 2013
Nikki
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

3.0 / 5Good
"Not Great"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Would recommend Waterford highly, just choose another place to stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 10, 2014
Tony
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"Disappointing stay"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Oven didn't work so it was impossible to cook dinner on first evening. It was impossible to change the channel on the tv with either the controls or the monitor. Needed to stand on furniture to open and close blind in bedroom A as there was no cord, similar problem in living area. Extremely noisy and no notices to ask other residents to be respectful when returning late at night - walls are paper thin. On the Saturday night of our stay there seemed to be a party in the block opposite and it went on very late into the night - there was no staff to deal with this. Have stayed at this apartment several times in recent years and this was the worst stay, apartments are starting to look scruffy and in need of some TLC.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 7, 2013
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Friendly staff and home type comfort"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Our trip got off to an excellent start when we entered the hotel reception. The reception girl was very nice and helpful. Entering the apartment was a pleasant surprise as it was more than we were expecting. The rooms are bright and spacious, clean and welcoming. The showers were amazing! It is about a 20 minute stroll from the city and is a straight route in and out. We had a great time and are planning to go again, for longer and with more friends as soon as we can.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Aug 18, 2012
Gary and Emma
IE

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.0
certes bien équipés pour des appartements d'étudiants mais un peu triste pour une escale familiale d'une nuit. Surement très fonctionnel pour un séjour plus long en famille...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 21, 2013
Corinne
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"Zeer eenvoudig"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Dit is prima om alleen te slapen. Verwacht verder niets meer! Het is een appartementencomplex welke normaal gebruikt wordt voor studenten. 1 x queensize bed in kamer 1 en 2 x 1-persoonsbed in kamer 2. Verder nog een ''living met kitchenette''. Het was redelijk schoon, maar niet meer dan dat (al zouden wij niets in de kitchenette klaarmaken).
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 18, 2012
Fam. Vogels
NL
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 29, 2013
A Traveler
IE

TripAdvisor reviews for River Walk Apartments

Overall rating:Based on 10 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"The worst place in town for a student. Avoid like a plague!"
02/24/15 Kebabson Waterford, Ireland
Absolutely terrible. The reasons are: 1) Awful insulation. Always cold as heck. 2) Broadband (about 512 kbps, very unreliable) 3) 7 quids for a washing cycle (the washing machine is tiny, I had a bigger one when renting an apartment for myself) 4) Mold
Overall Rating
"Good Place for a Family"
08/23/14 Joe451 Middleton, Massachusetts, USA
The apartments are used for university students during the school year. They are clean and well equipped. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit. It has a common area: full kitchen, table, couch, and TV (although it was an old tube style TV) and 2 separate bedrooms (1 with double bed and 1 with 2 twin beds). Each bedroom has its own bath room with shower stall. This is great set up for a family. We have 2 teenage sons. You need to check in and get your keys. The keys are required to enter the building and to enter your apartment. Once in you apartment the rooms (common area and bedrooms) have doors that are unlocked, but have a spring closer. This is very annoying, but you can borrow door stoppers at the registration desk to keep the doors open. The apartments are rather plain, bare white walls, but the furniture is comfortable. This is a convenient, economical place to stay with a family. There is free wired internet available in the rooms. You can borrow a cable from the registration area. There is wifi available in the reception area.
Overall Rating
"Basic"
08/12/14 NotDoneRoamingIRL Dublin
Stayed several nights. Basic accommodation but very noisy. No security on site. Mobile patrol didnt hear the noise. Had to complain over domestic dispute in nearby apartments and in car park through the night. Rang security didnt have a clue about the apartments. Option was to call the guards. No follow up from management on site the following day. Followed up when we checked out. Very disappointed with explanation that security firm had 50 years experience.
Overall Rating
"Perfect for what we needed - a safe base to stay within short taxi drive of town"
08/09/14 MichelleD77 Westmeath, Ireland
I was in Waterford for the night, with 2 friends. We just needed a base to stay for the night, that was close to the centre. Very comfortable beds, spacious, bright clean apartment and rooms. Great showers. Didn't use many of the utensils but kitchen seemed to be fairly well kitted out. Brilliant value for money. Very nice and accommodating staff. Would highly recommend and would stay again without hesitation.
Overall Rating
"A dank, musty dump."
07/15/14 MrBrez123 County Wexford, Ireland
I am a student from W.I.T and last year was mu first year there, Riverwalk was my choice of accommodation as it was cheap and looked great on the website, but the website is the most misleading website I have ever came across. I was given an apartment in block 9 (other blocks were not available to me as I was only a first year) and it was a complete dump and not fit for living. It was disgustingly dirty and grimey, mould and damp EVERYWHERE. During the wintertime I had to wear a coat going to bed because it got that cold and the storage heaters were deemed useless. It is advertised that the TV license is included in the fee which it is not and was told I had to get the TV removed if I wasn't to pay the €160. As a college student, I had made many friends, but I was not allowed to bring my friends up to my apartment unless I signed them in at reception and was only allowed 1 guest per resident, making it seem like some sort of prison. The only good things about Riverwalk is that its in a good location between W.I.T and the city and the receptionists are very friendly. So if you are thinking of staying in Riverwalk and are offered an apartment in block 9, run for your life and your health! Because no way is it healthy to be living there...
Overall Rating
"Stinky, Dirty Dorm Rooms - NOT Apartments!"
08/01/13 Nikmajo Michigan
The pictures and description on the booking sites are very misleading. These are definitely NOT apartments, but are college dorm rooms. The pictures show what looks to be a colorful, cushy apartment, but trust me, this is not what you will get! What you will get is a dorm unit with all the charm of a hospital room. The plus is that we had a whole dorm suite to ourselves and the beds were comfortable. The negatives were the uncleanliness of one of the bathrooms (black mold behind the toilet and along the moldings), the awful stench in one of the bedrooms and the common area where the kitchenette is (it smelled like an old, musty, smokey bar after hours!), the stains on the bottom of the mattress in one of the bedrooms (looks like someone threw up on the floor and it splattered up on the side of the mattress), the food still stuck to the utensils in the kitchen (obviously not washed) and the trash can in the kitchen was untouchable (gunk and grime all over it and it even had trash in it already!), you can't leave the bedroom doors open unless you prop a heavy suitcase up against it and if they shut, you have to use your key card to enter it again. The floors are linoleum/cement and I made the mistake of walking around barefoot. When I looked at the bottom of my feet, they were dirt black! The doors slam shut on their own, so you are constantly hearing slamming doors from not only your own unit, but the other units around you. We had to walk back to the office to request a remote for the TV and the lady said they might not have a remote for the specific TV in our unit, but fished one out of a bucket and told me to try it. We were in luck, it worked. I do have to say that the front desk staff was friendly and as helpful as they could be, but if we had booked this for more than one night, we would have left and gone somewhere else. We were already tired from touring and driving, so decided to just suck it up for one night. I opted to wait until we hit our next destination to take a shower and we left before the staff was even in the office the next morning! Overall, I would not recommend this as an option.
Overall Rating
"Not suitable for Students"
10/04/11 Dani_l_MSpain Spain
Riverwalk Apartments are during the semester mostly rented to students. Unfortunately it cannot be recommended to those. Many services that are promoted on the website are not available as you would expect it. * The Internet connection is most of the time much too slow or not available at all. As a student you might be dependent on a reliable Internet connection, so you would have to buy a Mobile Broadband Stick which costs you about 20,- EUR additionally. Any complaints at the reception are ignored. After one month the connection is as slow as at the first day and students who already live here for more than one semester will tell you that it won't change anyway. * To wash you laundry, be aware of the costs. For one wash cycle you have to pay 4,- EUR. There are no (foldout) drying racks, so the dryer costs additionally 3,- EUR - That are 7,- EUR for washing! * Since 2011 you have to pay for the TV license yourself so it is not included in your monthly rent. In general don't believe what they are writing on their website. It might not be lied, but it is also not the whole truth.
Overall Rating
"Customer "NO" Service"
08/10/09 maxi_p ireland
Stayed in the property on the weekend of July 26. Firstly the property is used for college students the majority of the year and this is plain to see as the rooms are basic and sparce. This was fine for us as we were a group of lads on a stag weekend. When we booked the property i was made aware of a security deposit of 100 euro which was fine. When we arrived we were told it was 100 per apartment and not booking as had been clearly stated when we booked. We had 4 apartments and 2 were put on credit card and we also handed over 200 in cash. We asked do we get the cash back in the morning and were told YES by the staff member on duty ( who was very nice ) All was fine and we enjoyed a nice night out in Waterford. The next morning we packed up and were ready to depart. When we went to reception to check out we were told we could not have the cash back and that it would be sent out to us within 7 days. The "manager" stated that this was policy and no matter what we had been told by the staff member the previous day that there was no chance of getting it back as cash was not kept on site. When we said that we needed the money as we hadn't budgeted for it as we thought we had to pay a 100 euro depsoit and not 400 as asked the previous day the manager came back with the following statement...."if you can't afford to go away you shouldn't go". We made it clear to him that we were told by the staff member the previous day that the deposit would be returned, even if it said on the booking form that it takes 7 days. He was extremely rude and could/would not name his employers so we could make a complaint. He just pointed to the name on the top of the booking form. After a lot of talking he said he would look at the apartments and return the deposits if all was ok ( which it was ). He did this and suddenly the cash which was not on site 15 minutes earlier appeared..... Overall the apartments were basic and we enjoyed them BUT not the attitude and level of service from the so called "manager"
Overall Rating
"Good for the family"
07/24/09 ryanwest Riverside, CA
The River Walk Apartments are college apartments that are rented out over the summer. The unit we had was a two bedroom, self catering apartment. It was well equipped but a bit dirty for my taste. The walls are pale white with little if any decor. The unit had the smell of a college dorm. The staff was very polite and professional. We had trouble with our rental car and they were very helpful in contacting the rental car company. They gave great directions to get around town and recommended an outstanding grocery store. There were no activities at the location. If you are a family traveling with children or you are looking for a self catering location for an extended stay this is a good location. If you are looking for an upscale location this is not it.
Overall Rating
"famille"
08/18/10 soanne38 hurtières
Location idéale pour famille avec des adolescents. Personnel de la réception et le gardien très gentil et à l'écoute. Très grand appartement trois chambres avec toilettes dans chacune, grand salon et cuisine. Appareils ménager de qualité. Appartement calme, clair et très bien insonorisé. Magasin hard discount très proche avec grande amplitude horaire. Il manque un peu de vaisselles.Pour les cintres il faut demander à la réception.
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