"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
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
"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!!
"Charming and comfortable"
12/09/14 GerZech Clones
We received a very warm welcome at Portree and were very well looked after during our stay. Anything we asked for, we got. New owner injecting new life and energy into the place! It was buzzing... lots of interesting backpackers from all over Europe staying at the hostel. And our room was clean, warm, bright, with a river view. Quiet location but really close to town too. We will stay again!
"Clean & Comfortable"
12/06/14 Paula M
We experienced a very homely atmosphere with really helpful staff at Portree. Room was very clean and warm and bed linen smelt lovely and fresh. a nice big comfy lounge at the front of the house with tea/coffee making facilities. 5 minutes walking distance from city centre. free car parking and wifi was also a great bonus.
"Any quality falling away?"
12/04/14 Oxontim Oxford, United Kingdom
Two of the large letters in the title of the hotel have notably fallen off the outside of the hotel and this may symbolise something internal as well. Always difficult with a 'good value' site in a central city location but the place is simply not sustaining the judgements made in the lead up to an achievement of Tripadvisor recognition in 2012. Of greatest concern to us was the dampness in the walls - with spore formation too. The towel rail fell off and the sense of care felt to be largely absent. On the plus side - the room eventually heated up enough and sheets were clean, but the room was not - dirt clustered in corners of the small room. The breakfast was OK. One sign down the street describes the Portree as a 'hostel'. Pity - with love and care again it could be an interesting hotel.
"Great people and atmosphere"
11/27/14 Meeehp Galway, Ireland
I spent quite some time in Portree House and i absolutely loved it. Loads of nice family and double rooms and dorms for backpackers as well. I met some great people and made friends with the staff as well. The owner is very easy going and friendly and was happy to help with anything. Very cosy lounge with a dozen new boardgames and you will find everyhing you need in Waterford in walking distance. Definately recommend! :)
11/06/14 recipeforlife London, United Kingdom
Unless you are students on a very tight budget you should avoid. The building is very tired and in need of substantial refurbishment and redecoration. The shower didn't work properly and the bedroom was incredibly tatty with a small old TV but no shampoo, hairdryer or tea/coffee facilities. The bedding was at least clean. Breakfast was chaotic but, when it came, edible.
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