Waterford Marina Hotel

Address: Canada Street, Waterford, County Waterford, Ireland | 3 star hotel
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Waterford Marina Hotel

    Very poor quality


    i stayed in the hotel recently, and have never seen such a dirty hotel, the rooms were so dismal, would need to be re painted, and the bathroom and shower need a good scrubbing, it was extremely dirty,

    extremely noisy at night , Breakfast was very poor, buffet style, dirty tables and cereal all over the floor, also the Food for breakfast was poor,seems to be sittting there all morning ,

    i would not recommend this hotel to any one, we paid €138.00 for one night its very expensive for poor quality,

    Just Not Up To Scratch!


    We stayed in the Quality Hotel in Waterford while at the races in Tramore. On first impressions the hotel is located overlooking the river, private parking, nice foyee. All good points. The room was fine also, nice decor, bathroom a bit shabby though!

    It was when we went down to the bar for a bite of lunch and to watch the match that we were shocked at how filthy the tables were. There was no-one sitting at these tables and the staff were standing talking behind the bar. I felt they had very little interest in us as customers and it gave you very little enthusiasm in ordering food from them! When we asked for sandwiches they were served with crisps ends that had a pieces of dried up parsley in them. It was obvious that they had been scraped off other plates and added to ours. They were well past their sell by dates.

    Overall the bar area needs revamped the upholstery on the seating areas are torn and shabby, the staff weren't doing their job and we just weren't happy with the snack we ordered. There was no atmosphere in the bar, as for a saturday afternoon there was one other couple in it. As the hotel is located close to the centre of Waterford people must just go on there for a drink and use the hotel as a base. On investigation we found most people went up to the Three Ships for the craic and a bite of lunch!

    Needless to say we didn't eat in the hotel that night, but the girls in reception did recommend a lovely restaurant Chez C's (excellent food) and of course around the corner to the Three Ships for a few pints on the way back to the hotel. Can understand what the other reviewer said about the banging doors at night as we experienced this and the noise level of children up early in the morning running up and down the corridors. Overall the hotel was OK, but just felt that it didn't come up to scratch and wouldn't be recommending it to my friends.

    Good Value


    This hotel was great - except for the slamming doors! Every door shut with a LOUD SLAMMING BANG! The room was very pleasant - large and clean. We were on the Second floor and overlooked the river - it was a very nice view and there was a table and chairs there by the window. The breakfast in the restaurant was very good - and we did eat a few snacks in the bar, which were quite reasonable. If it weren't for the horrible loud bangs all night long, this would have been top notch! It is a little bit up from the main part of town, but as long as you don't mind a 10-15 minute walk, it is a nice, quiet location...at least no traffic noise!

    Convenient, modern, and comfortable


    Not quite on the main drag but easily within walking distance. On the water. Must be good since there was an elder person tour there. Very busy. Restaurant was ok but best for breakfast. Plenty of good restaurants in town. Hotel was modern and comfortable. We would go back.

    Great Hotel!


    I stayed at this hotel with a group of 7 during St Paddy's week. The hotel was very nice and clean along with the rooms. I stayed in a triple and was pleasingly suprised on how big the room was.

    I also enjoyed the bar downstairs. The wait staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. This hotel is in a great location and a short walk to a great pub called "The Three Ships". What a lovely place. Had quite a few pints there.

    I would recommend this hotel. We had a great time.

    Great Location


    Stayed one night at this hotel. The staff were "over the top" friendly. Good location and free secure parking.

    A great nights sleep


    Stayed in the Quality Hotel Waterford in January, had a few pints and a really nice meal in the restaurant. The biggest surprise was the lack of noise from traffic, all we could hear the next morning were the birds. Our room was on the 3rd floor overlooking the river and it was one of the best nights sleep we had in a hotel. Breakfast was also one of the best hot breakfasts we had been served. So overall, the staff were friendly, the food was good and the guinness was great. I'd stay there again.

    Dismal (in every sense) hotel


    I stayed in the Quality Hotel in Waterford last weekend for two nights and I would not recommend it at all. The hotel was freezing cold and the food (both bar and restaurent) was appalling. One friend had food poisoning for 24 hours after eating a starter. The staff bar one waitress were inefficient and unfriendly. I am all for reasonably priced accomodation but there is no excuse for serving bad food in freezing conditions. The only reason we did not leave was the bedrooms were clean and so where the bathrooms.

    Good mini break


    we had a short break to waterford in January 2004, it was my birthday on the 15th and we wanted to do something special.We stayed at the Quality Hotel which was very reasonable with lovely food and friendly staff, the room was very specious with a great view of the river.In the evening we found a fantastic pub with live entertainment and great Guiness!!Lots of local pubs and pleanty of places to eat.During the day time we went shopping where there are shops to suit everybody and due to us being there for the January sale took exceptional advantage to this!!We are looking forward to going back to Waterford again and again.

    Home away from home


    I travel quite regularly with work and had occasion to stay at the Quality Hotel Waterford October last and a few times since. The hotel is located within walking distance of the town centre, has all the modern conveniences that I require for travel and secure parking on site. However, the one thing that keeps me going back is the staff. They are truly professional, caring, concerned and always have time for a chat when I return from the office in the evening. It's the little things like this that make being on the road that bit easier - my 2nd family.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Waterford Marina Hotel

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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