Staff was the strongest asset to Portee. Very welcoming, helpful and accomodating. Room was tiny, and shower built for an anorexic as no normal sized adult could fit. Neighborhood a little "sketchy" with some seedy bars and several adult book stores nearby. In reality, skip Waterford unless the crystal factory is open, as there is really nothing of […] note there otherwise. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Waterford B & B"
Our family stayed here one night during our trip to Ireland. Our room was comfortable but it had large windows which would not close properly and it got very chilly. The surrounding area was not the nicest, and there was a fire escape right out the window so it made us a bit nervous. Note - no shampoo or soap was provided for the shower so come prepared. […] Also the halls and common areas had a strong cigarette odor, but the bedrooms did not. We had a nice breakfast in the morning, Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
really lovely and quite and the staff were very helpful ,overall it was a perfect stay ,:)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sentralt. Lett å finne."
Hyggelig betjening. Hotellet er gammelt, - det er nesten som om tiden har stått stille ett eller annet sted i mellomkrigstiden, men det har sjarm, og det er rent. Hva som er årsaken til at det bare er 2 stjerner på dette hotellet, kjenner ikke vi til, for det holder samme (eller bedre) standard enn lignende hotell vi overnattet på i Dublin. De kunne […] like gjerne hatt 3 stjerner. Det er lett å finne fram til hotellet - greit for en utlending på tur (selv om mange sikkert bruker GPS). Hotellet mangler heis, så det egner seg ikke hvis man er dårlig til bens eller har med småbarn som er avhengige av vogn. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best place in Waterford!"
10/07/14 Corey G
This is one of the best small town hostels I've ever stayed in. Great staff they really went out of their way to show us a good time. Had such a good time we slept past our check out time but it was all good.
"Basic but clean "
09/30/14 ConorFi Cork
5 friends and I stayed here as we wanted budget accommodation for an overnight stay. It is approximately 10 minutes to Waterford center from here. The area seems ok. The two rooms were very basic, probably needs some maintenance, but was nonetheless clean. I had very little interaction with the staff during my stay, so have no feedback on them. For the low nightly rate we paid, it represented value for the accommodation.
08/26/14 Edwin P London, United Kingdom
We stayed one night at the Portree Guesthouse as part of trip from town to town in Wales & Ireland. We found the owners extremely welcoming and friendly and they offered helpful tips for what to do in the city. The location is on the edge of central and was a short walk to central Waterford and there was a car park round the back for patrons. A few days later I realised I had lost a jumper and it turned out I had dropped it on the way out of the Portree Guesthouse in the hallway. The owners very kindly sent it on to me back in London free of charge!
"Welcoming little place"
08/10/14 Simon K Bern, Switzerland
We were travelling through Waterford and found two beds in the dormatory here. The hostel is located at the corner of the city center, everything is easily walkable. The guy at the reception made us feel very welcome, although the place has a relatively old feeling to it. And I get why someone above said it feels a bit creepy. But if you're looking for a cheap bed for a night, this is a good choice.
"Nice hostel, just a bit creepy"
07/12/14 Moosfresser Sarnen, Switzerland
I stayed in this hostel for one night. I didn't really like the road which leads to it, it wasn't very lively, and everything was closed. The house itself is very nice, and the owner was absolutely lovely and very welcoming! :) The hostel is under the reception, offers two five-bed-rooms with comfy beds and a lot of space. The common room, which is also the kitchen, is probably the coziest one I have ever seen in a hostel, thumbs up for that! The only thing that made me feel very uncomfortable - some might see this as an advantage, though - was the fact that I was alone in the hostel. There was another guest, a girl of my age, but she went out and didn't come back until the next day, which made me worry a little about her. The fact that it would be very easy to get into the room from the street (through the window) and big spiders in the bathroom didn't make it any better. The feelings I have about this hostel are very mixed, and I feel very sorry for the lovely hostel owner, because of course it had nothing to with him or the hostel itself. So, let's say: this is a lovely hostel, as long as you're not alone and as long as you're not as anxious as I was.
07/01/14 stephanieberry Dublin, Ireland
We stayed here a couple of years in a row,always found it good with no problems,however this year was a different story,we were met on arrival by a very arrogant security person ,there was a mistake made with our booking ,on their behalf !!,this ignoramus made out that my wife was lying,we never met anything like him !!,we asked to see the manager and he wouldn't come down to talk to us,knowing that they were in the wrong !,.That security person was not the type of person to have out meeting guests on arrival,he alone will close this place down,personally after this experience , i will never stay here again and would advise people to be weary of this place,if you can get a cardboard box on the side of the road you would have a better experience !!!
"Clean and comfortable"
06/21/14 dragonseeker1 Hua Hin, Thailand
Close by the centre of the city, this guesthouse is in a well preserved older building with clean, modern facilities. Everything worked well. The shower is very small. The wi fi would not work in my room. Breakfast was bountiful. Staff were friendly. Parking is in an open yard at the rear of the premises.
05/04/14 Alice T Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
When we arrived to check in we thought the place was a bit creepy because it was old and smelled bad. The owners were not welcoming at all. They didn’t expect us to arrive because they had lost our reservation. Fortunately we had a copy of it and there was no one in the hostel so they gave us a room but they didn’t let us in until we had paid. They didn’t seem to care about us at all and we didn’t get a smile or even a word in two days. Even if the kitchen and the common room were fine, all we’ll remember is that weird feeling as if we were in a bad horror movie.
04/17/14 Stevens281 Boston, Massachusetts
I stayed here for one night. It was good for the price. I could see where some people might not like it, as the rooms are a bit outdated. It was chilly out and the room had plenty of heat, and the shower had plenty of warm water. The owners are pleasant and they have parking out back if you have as car as I did. Its in a good location to a short walk to everything you want to do. The breakfast was ok, nothing great, but overall good for the money. I'd stay here again.
"A home away from home! Wonderful B&B Waterford"
03/05/14 Caroline C Cork, Ireland
I have stayed at the Portree Guesthouse on several occasions, staying in different rooms as I sometimes travel alone (for work) or with my partner. I have never been disappointed. It is accurate to say that the Portree Guesthouse has it all - a wonderful, friendly welcome on arrival; very helpful and courteous staff; rooms are clean and well laid out. The location is perfect - close enough to walk from the train / bus stations and also close enough to walk into Waterford city centre (only mere minutes). There is a private car par; breakfast is made to order and in the sitting-room you can just relax and read the newspapers or enjoy complimentary tea & coffee. If you don't want to dine out there's a kitchen where you can cook your own meals or use the microwave etc....What else can I say about the Portree Guesthouse? It's great value for money and it is certainly my home away from home - I would recommend to anyone to stay here.
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