"Wonderful staff, Hotel is so-so."
Definitely only a 2 star hotel. It reeked of fresh paint which was very unpleasant. The bed was hard and the springs poked us. The pillows were hard as a rock. Room was tiny. The breakfast was fair but also quite reasonable. The only thing making it acceptable was the staff who are all very kind and went out of their way in every regard.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Portree Sorry to hear this Heather. Like all hotels and guesthouses in Ireland, January and February are the quiet months when painting and renovations tend to be done. We don't put any guests into freshly painted rooms for at least a week, but for the common areas it's difficult for us to avoid some smell when we are painting - we took over the business in September and these jobs need to be done but for next year we will look at closing parts of the guesthouse completely when we need to paint. We're in the process of replacing mattresses also. When I provided additional pillows on request, you'd indicated you were happy with what I'd given you so it's unfortunate this wasn't the case as we're always happy to accommodate any guest request that we can. While we don't have everything a 5 star hotel might have, for the price we do think we provide a high quality service so it's always disappointing when guests don't feel the same. While larger hotels can be more suited to some guests, I would say they wouldn't have looked after you as well while you were sick etc but it's horses for courses. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Ireland regardless
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
"Excellent value and friendly staff"
Very close to town centre. Great price and service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Portree Thanks Garry. Always nice to hear positive feedback and I hope we'll see you back some day.
"Nice guest house with atmosphere!"
Stay well for for 5 days, and have extended for further 3 weeks....! Coffee and tea facilities at common room, incl. a Nespresso machine - you can bring along your own capsules. It is not luxurious, but relaxing atmosphere added kindly service by the owners.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Portree Thank you Gustav. Was great having you here and you're welcome back any time.
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
04/18/15 Cecilia F Bellaria-Igea Marina, Italy
The Portree Guest House is very nice and clean, the kitchen has everything you need and the common area allows you to talk and know the other guests in a very comfortable setting. Plus there is an aerea for smoker, a private car parking and a very relaxing garden! The location is great, too, since the hostel is located near at the bus and the train station, in a quiet street just 10 minutes from the city centre and from all the pubs and touristic destinations. I really enjoyed my staying and I'll go there when I'll come back to Waterford
"very social hostel"
04/17/15 Tschultschi Dachau, Germany
I was a backpacker traveling around ireland and went to this hostel for a few nights to meet other packpackers. It was a great desicion! Everybody was really nice and helpful. I talked s lot with the staff and other travelers. The kitchen and common room was really comfortable and everybody there was nice and wanted to meet new people.
"Backpackers dream place to stay in Waterford "
04/01/15 Tyler M
Friendly staff, clean place, and good company. The place was very relaxed and located within a 5-10 minute walk of the main city center. Great back garden area for smokers or anyone just wanting fresh air. It's small enough but still big enough to meet a lot of great people. I will be staying there next time I am in Waterford !
"Quick stop off on way to Kilarney"
03/25/15 Daxfire1982 Doncaster, United Kingdom
Great hostel, Clean basic room for a one night stop off on our motorcycle tour. Good parking at rear. Would stay again. Staff were welcoming and showed us the ropes. Shower wasn't brilliant but didnt put us off. Good hostel for price.
"Welcoming Warm Staff, Wonderful Breakfast"
03/10/15 HeatherGo Las Vegas, Nevada
The staff is warm and welcoming. The breakfast is very reasonable and cooked to order. They all went out of their way to help us with everything we needed. The common areas are very nice but the rooms are kind of small, especially the shower. The wifi and parking are free. Overall, if you are on a budget, this is a good place for you, as it's very reasonable, clean, and comfortable.
"Great location, great accommodation"
02/06/15 dbenson1111 County Galway, Ireland
I stayed in the hostel area of this Guesthouse. The hostel rooms are located downstairs. The staff very friendly and helpful, clean premises nice little common room with TV. Great price and very central to train and bus station. I didnt stay in the guestrooms but the property is well kept. I shared a dorm with 2 others in 8 bed dorm.
"Lovely Atmosphere at Portree"
01/27/15 Rainbow R County Waterford, Ireland
I spend three nights at Portree Hostel and had a very warm welcome there. I think it is a lovely place to stay. even the garden can be used. The people were very helpful and i enjoyed sitting in the hostel-kitchen with them. Also the breakfast was delicious- although I booked the wrong breakfast they were very cooperative and offered me self made vegetarian breakfast. They really try to make the stay as comfortable as possible. The room was a 5-bed-room, very comfortable, clean and quiet. There are some things not yet finished in the house, but this didn´t disturb me, because i noticed that everything was made with care -whichof course takes time. Thanks again :) I´d definitely come back!
01/27/15 Clara F
I had some wonderful days at Portree Guests Hostel in Waterford! The place is very cozy, clean and well-kept. The travellers and staff make it even nicer creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere. I felt as if I were at home since the first day. I got to meet really different and interesting people. And the owner, Ciaran, always make sure everyone feels comfortable and happy, he is really helpful and easy going. Besides, the hostel is very close to the city centre, the bus station, and the train station. I would recommend it without any doubt :)
"Warm Friendly Relaxed"
12/19/14 Orlagh2014 Monaghan, Ireland
We stayed here at the weekend and found the staff to be very friendly & helpful and the room was warm and clean. Bed was comfy and breckie was yummy! Its in walking distance to shops, pubs, restaurants, so we just parked the car up in the free carpark for the weekend and walked everywhere. We will be returning without a doubt!
"Cheap and Cheerful"
12/14/14 Debsmcderms County Monaghan, Ireland
Just back from 2 nights in this guesthouse and had a really enjoyable stay. It has a relaxed atmosphere wit a big common room where we cld help ourselves to a cuppa and chill out. We booked triple room which had 3 single comfy beds. Room had ensuite wit shower. All was clean and tidy. Breakfast was lovely too. The host was very helpful and nothing was a problem.. We were in walking distance of shops and pubs. It was also close to bus and train station. For the budget price we paid we will def go back!!
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