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Arrived in Waterford at 7.30, had a beautiful Irish stew for dinner. Went in the bar to listen to some Irish music, if this a taste to come for the next 13 days it should be a wild ride. I have had a few problems loading photos, but will try again. The hotel is beautiful. hopefully that worked
Ahhhhh Waterford. It felt good to wake up in such a well respected town. We ate Anne's full Irish breakfast, Erin enjoying the more vegetarian breakfast, porridge with honey. All was wonderful. I think Mom and I should dedicate a blog entry to the full Irish breakfast. :) Today was going to be our day of rest. All we wanted to do was drive into …
Departing from Killarney, we head south to the city of Waterford. Pass through the town of Macroom, the rolling hills of Cork, a Napoleonic fort and through County Cork. We travel to the town of Cobh, which was the last port of call for the Titanic. Pass through Youghal where Sir Walter Raleigh was the mayor is 1518. Marine Bar in Pungarvan for an …
After Kilkenny, we stopped at the House of Waterford Crystal factory for a fascinating tour. George and William Penrose set up the original factory in 1783. Timber from surrounding forests fueled the huge furnaces producing molten crystal: 20 tons of wood fired 9 tons of glass melt. In 1799 the Penroses sold the business to their clerk who worked …
October 13, 2009 Entry
We spent 3 nights in Waterford, but since my time is almost up on the computer, I will merely talk about one thing: hurling.
I wanted to catch a hurling match, as I had heard about it (but knew nothing about it), and there were signs everywhere on the edge of towns saying "Good luck to the [insert local …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Granville Hotel Waterford
My initial impression of the hotel was poor, the girl at the reception was rude when I approached her, I seemed to have interrupted her interesting personal call about the night before. I asked about parking and was told there was no parking facilities and that we would have to pay for parking across the road! This immediately set the tone of what was to come!
For the first time we went away for our Xmas do. Ten travelled and stayed in the hotel. From the start we had problems: rooms we were given were then changed after we unpacked. Wrong rooms were allocated (Smoking and non). Food ordered on arrival never came.
Pretty decent hotel
Of the five hotels we stayed at during our tour this was the one we liked the least. That is not to say it was not a good hotel. It was clean, tastefully decorated and a good sized room. It was very hot in our room and when we opened the windows we were greeted by the incessant hum of the ventilation fans. This was also the only hotel that did not provide tea/coffee in room. Dinner was good, well presented. Breakfast was ho hum, they just presented you with a plate with a small amount of egg one sausage/dark and white blood sausage and the tomato. You could help yourself to cereal/porridge(very good) and juice. We do not know the price per night per person. If the price was right we would stay again but if inflated we would not.
We booked the Granville for one night only to celebrate a friend's birthday. Thought the price was very high 75eur pps but it was all we could get so booked anyway. Expected an exceptionally high standard of room etc for the price that we had paid but we were extremely disappointed.
They messed up our booking
Not impressed with this hotel. We booked two nights through Expedia and arrived after a very long journey to discover they only had a booking for one night. It turned out to be the hotel's fault but since they were completely full they sent us down the road to Dooley's hotel, which we actually preferred - friendlier staff and a better breakfast. When we returned to the Granville they did at least upgrade our room, but we weren't very impressed. Staff at breakfast were unfriendly bordering on rude and the breakfast was distinctly average. Also, rooms at the front of the hotel are very noisy indeed. In short, next time we stay in Waterford we won't bother with the Granville, we'll go to Dooley's instead.
It's a grand old place...
Of the 5 hotels we stayed in during our 9 day tour, this was my favorite. Quaint, but modern. Tastefully decorated. friendly staff, great food, nice view and a comfortable bed. What more could one asK? Be sure to link up with the historic walkabout, and ask the staff for suggestions on places to go and things to see.
4+ Stars in my book!
We stayed at the Granville two weeks ago and absolutley loved everything about it. Only problem was that the phones did not work so they came to the door with a wake up call. Try and get the fourth floor facing the water--excellent
What a quaint place. Excellent staff, beautifully decorated rooms, that were just spotless. A lot of old world charm here, and you really feel at home in their comfortable beds. I would stay here again and again.
Old World Charm
We always find the Granville to be comfortable, elegant, and central. We love it and stay there at least once a year. The staff is very nice and the breakfast is teriffic.
This family owned and operated hotel has the best and most efficient staff that was encountered on our 14 day trip through Ireland,England and Scotland. They were thoughtful and very attentive to our needs and comforts. Highly recommend staying here. Stop by the beautiful pub for a night cap!!