The 10 best hotels in Waterford, according to reviews

Waterford is a bustling city with character and charm to no end. Located in the Southeast of Ireland, Waterford is the oldest city in the country and is brimming with local history.

Founded by Vikings in 914 A.D. Waterford has an ancient past and is rich in heritage sites and places of interest.

Are you planning a trip to the city in the near future? If so, check out these top ten hotels in Waterford, according to – a leading user review site and travel reservation platform.

Only hotels that have over 200 authentic reviews were taken into consideration.

10. Treacy’s Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club – for wellness

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The tenth best hotel in Waterford, according to users on is Treacy’s Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club.

This three-star establishment sits right on the Waterford Quays, offering stunning views of the waterways. An on-site wellness centre and leisure club – including a 20-metre pool – ensures that this hotel is ideal for a weekend break.


Address1 Merchants Quay, Waterford, X91 AV9W

9. Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre – for a bright and breezy stay

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Located in the beating heart of Waterford city is the Tower Hotel & Leisure Centre, a three-star hotel.

Bright and fresh in its design, the Tower offers its guests all essential contemporary comforts and modern amenities.

The setting is ideal and seeing as it is in walking distance to retail opportunities and tourist attractions, the Tower makes for a great base to explore the city.


AddressThe Mall, Waterford, X91 VXE0

8. Woodlands Hotel & Leisure Centre – for homely vibes

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The Woodlands Hotel & Leisure Centre is an old-school hotel which offers classic three-star comforts with modern touches.

Wooden accents and an on-site traditional Irish bar and restaurant make the Woodlands a warm and homely stay. Additional benefits such as a fitness centre and swimming pool exist on-site, too.


AddressDunmore Rd, Waterford

7. The Rhu Glenn Hotel – for old-school hotel vibes

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This three-star hotel is listed as the eighth-best hotel in Waterford, according to reviews on

Offering a certain warmth and hospitality that is seldom found in modern chain hotels, The Rhu Glenn Hotel is a veteran on the Waterford hotel scene. It is old-school through and through in its décor and atmosphere, a charming feat often overlooked in modern-day design.


AddressLuffany, Slieverure, Co. Kilkenny, X91 E395

6. Waterford Viking Hotel – for three-star luxury

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The Waterford Viking Hotel is a local hotel that was built with a sleek design and contemporary clients in mind.

Donned in modern décor and plush furnishings, the Waterford Viking Hotel is what you would consider to be “three-star luxury” and is quite affordable, too. 

Located only a few kilometres from the centre, this hotel is best suited for those with a car and eager to explore the city’s surroundings.


AddressCork Rd, Waterford

5. Dooley’s Hotel – for its Irish pub

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This super-central hotel is bang smack in the middle of the magic that is Waterford centre. The family-run hotel offers old-school charm with modern comfort and fresh, bright rooms in neutral colours.

There is free parking on-site, and the three-star hotel is in walking distance to most major attractions. They even have a traditional Irish pub and restaurant on-site which is likely to liven up each eve!


Address30 Merchants Quay, Waterford

4. The Fitzwilton Hotel – the boutique hotel

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The Fitzwilton Hotel is a four-star hotel located in Waterford City. Modern and bright with splashes of colour, this boutique hotel offers all you could ask for in the heart of the city!

The hotel is in walking distance to major sites, and its on-site Chez K restaurant is one of the most popular in the city.


AddressBridge St, Waterford, X91 RC9A

3. Waterford Marina Hotel – for its setting

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This waterside hotel offers quite the scenic backdrop for a stay in Waterford city. Overlooking the River Suir, this classic three-star hotel has been renowned time and again for its fantastic hospitality and lovely staff.

They also have a riverfront bar which offers live entertainment during the weekend making it the third-best hotel in Waterford.


AddressCanada St, Waterford

2. Faithlegg House Hotel – for grandeur

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This stunning Faithlegg Hotel is a stately property in Waterford and one of the best hotels in Waterford, according to

Sitting on an impressive 200-acre countryside estate this property offers grandeur and elegance to no end and all but 12-kilometres from the city.


Address: Faithlegg, Co. Waterford, Ireland

1. Granville Hotel – for its traditional charm

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This four-star city hotel overlooks the River Suir and offers its guests classic hotel elegance and old-school charm.

Wooden accents and splashes of royal colours – red, green, blue, gold – denote the décor. All the while, chandeliers, a sweeping staircase or grand armchair adds to its overall ambience.


Address: Meagher’s Quay, Waterford

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Paris Donnatella is an avid writer and traveller. From a young age, nomadic parents placed a strong emphasis on education in real experience and the outdoors - a trait which has carried through her life and into her career. She has travelled Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australia and still claims that wanderlust tempts her daily. Saying that she believes Ireland - her homeland - is the most enchanting place she has ever been and is passionate about documenting the Emerald Isle. Chances are, you can find her drinking coffee in some hidden gem cafe in Dublin, planning her next big trip.