Tower Hotel Waterford
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsTower Hotel Waterford
This was nice hotel as I recall. The rooms were a good size by European standards and the staff was friendly as they were in all the places we stayed
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tower Hotel Waterford
Very, very pleasantly surprised by the Tower in Waterford
We have just returned from a really relaxing, enjoyable short stay with the Tower Hotel in Waterford. Contrary to many of the reviews we found the hotel spotlessly clean and the staff remarkably friendly. I am very fussy to be honest but was delighted with the standard in the hotel. The room was newly renovated and everything was perfect. We would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Wouldn't stay there again
My husband and I were on a two week trip to Ireland and while we hadn't really booked many places in advance, we didn't really have any problems finding hotels. I think there was a reason we didn't have any problems getting a room at the Tower. Our room overlooked the main street and while the view was nice the noise was not. We didn't sleep at all between the buses and the people walking by and coming home after being out at the bars all night. Keep in mind we were on the 4th floor and were still able to hear all the street noise.
I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone and I definitely wouldn't stay there again.
Fantastic service and friendly staff
Stayed in the Tower over the bank holiday weekend with the 'Spraoi' festival on. We had a ball - lovely room - great food - friendly & helpful staff. Waterford has changed since I was last here and I would definetely go back. The Hotel was great with a lovely atmosphere - only negative thing was the carpark was full - but it is the city centre - you can't have everything.
I will be back
Our WORST hotel in Ireland
I was part of a GLOBUS tour group travelling on a 2 week trip through the Republic and Northern Ireland. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality of most of the hotels used in my bus tour, but this one hotel stood out as being sub par with every other hotel we stayed in. The rooms are frequently small, musty, and the bedspreads look like they're from the '80's. Furniture was old and tired as was the carpet, draperies etc. The rooms themselves are laid out in a 'rabbit warren' pattern making finding rooms a bit of a treasure hunt. Noise from the corridors and other rooms invades your own room on a regular basis. The hotel looks very nice from the outside, but don't be fooled - both the hotel and the Town of Waterford are shabby compared to most other towns and hotels that we saw on a rather extensive trip. At least the breakfast and dinner served in the 'Carvery' were reasonably good. We ate there simply because the meals were included in the tour.
There are better hotels in Waterford, but better still stay in a more picturesque town than Waterford.
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We stayed one night in the Tower Hotel in Waterford during a whirlwind tour of Ireland in mid-January. We really liked the room, the service, and the breakfast and dinner we enjoyed in the hotel. Our only somewhat negative comment was the odd lack of washcloths in Ireland. BYO. We walked out at night to TH Doolan's Pub to have a pint or two and listen to traditional Irish music. We REALLY appreciated the "no smoking in the pub" laws! I was just sorry we couldn't stay a bit longer in Waterford.
Stayed in this hotel a year ago and tried to erase the experience from my memory but the old wound was opened when a friend suggested going there for a weekend with her boyfriend. I said to her the same thing as I'm saying to all of you- AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Unless of course you want a room with condensation on the wallpaper and broken heating and a bedsheet with stains on it (YUCK). It truly is a miserable place. If you want to stay in Waterford, take my advice- book another hotel or sleep in your car.
Great Staff - Great Food
Stayed in the Tower In March 04, we had a great time. Do not normally holiday at home but will definetely return to the Tower. Staff were very friendly and the Bistro was fantastic. Overall a very enjoyable stay. Thank you
Great port on a stormy night
Tower Great we arrived on a cold MARCH Friday warm cosy professional staff bar great Mega Breakfast room brilliant. Pity we ever had to leave and go to the Ard Ri it was the ruin of a lovely weekend when we enterd the loby my heart fell into my bootsThe Tower redeemed Waterford I will go back there
Terrible hole in the wall
This was a total disappointment. The rooms were small, dank and not at all satisfactory. Everything was either broken or breaking. The tub backed up with a black fluid. The hall smelled like old fried chicken.
The staff were not friendly, nor even attempted to be helpful. Overall, a total disappointment. Run, do not walk, from this hotel.
Does not look like pictures
We stayed 2 nights at the Tower Hotel only because we had vouchers.
Rooms do not look like pictures. Our room did not look like it had been renovated. Small, average, noisy room. Mold in bathroom. Strong order of cigarette smoke. Crowded with tour buses. Staff in dining room very rude.
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