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Athenaeum House Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The food on the a Saturday night stay was exquisite, a very talented Chef! Every member of staff were professional, could not do much more to make our stay a great experience, this is a gem & can’t wait to return. Well done to all in involved organizing our large group, all already looking forward to another visit, loved it? Continued success to you all. Berni

Stayed in the Athenaeum Hotel for three nights this Nov. It's a lovely country house, not far from Waterford city centre. Just after arrival we had afternoon tea, which was lovely. There was a good selection of savory and sweet treats and it was unbelievable value. We didn't have a choice of teas/coffees however, which is an option in most places. We ate in Zaks restaurant on the second evening of our stay and it was faultless. Food was very good and great selection of choices. Breakfast was also very nice each morning with plenty of choice. Breakfast is served to the table rather than a buffet, which is nice. The room we had was large with a large en suite. The only down side was the heat on the first night of our stay. Our radiator didn't seem to be that warm, however it was warm on the other nights. When we rang reception they dropped up with a duvet. Overall we had a lovely stay and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a hotel in the waterford area.

Once again a lovely evening spent in the athenaeum house hotel, very tasty steak, good bottle of wine, friendly staff, enjoyed by all of us. we will definately be back again.hopefully stay longer next time.

The hotel itself is decent & clean , not a great location as it is not really within walking distance of Waterford. The staff were helpful & polite , however we arrived on the Thursday night for a 3 night stay only to be told by the owner that we could only stay 2 nights as he had a wedding & the guest list had increased so he had given them our rooms for the Saturday night , he openly admitted that he had known this for over a couple of weeks & failed to inform Your Golf Travel who had organised our trip , he is clearly just a money grabber as had he told Your Golf Travel they would have re located us to a different hotel . This is the second time this hotel has let us down as the previous year they had plumbing difficulty's a couple of weeks before we arrived & we had to stay in a different hotel & now bearing I mind what happened this year did he sell our rooms to a higher bidder that year aswell. He did re locate us to another hotel in Waterford & pay for dinner for us all , however for such a short stay it was extremely inconvenient to have to pack & unpack in such a short space of time. We will never use this hotel again & if you do book check he hasn't sold your rooms to someone else before you arrive.

Stayed here for 2 nights in November Location: close proximity to Waterford city & beautiful views of the river from the restaurant. We had a car to get around! Room: basic but clean & comfortable Food: good breakfast selection, we were well fed & dinner was delicious! This hotel is small but sweet, and they serve a great gin & tonic 😊 Surrounding area: lots to do in Waterford, the Greenway is a must!

Booked the Athenaeum hotel (our 1st visit to Waterford county!) for our mother's 80th birthday in October. Was in a lovely setting - away from hustle and bustle, and overlooking the river into the city - just what we wanted. When staff realised it was a surprise 80th stay - they upgraded our 2 rooms for free, and had a lovely chocolate and strawberry display in each room. The twin rooms were huge and overlooking the river(can't remember if were deluxe or superior?). Dinner was great - pricey individually, but great value on 3 course a la carte (€27). Breakfast was AMAZING! The usual continental - ham,cheeses etc and full Irish cooked. The sausages were brilliant - homemade/locally sourced?? Never got to ask unfortunately. Staff were very courteous and accommodating.would definitely recommend/and hope to return. There is also a lift - for those who can't manage stairs

This is a beautiful country house hotel experience. Old fashioned in its approach the hotel offers a quiet and peaceful ambience. The room was comfortable with a lovely spacious bed. Just one thing was the sheets and pillowcases were creased as if they hadn't been ironed. Not crisp as one would ususally seee. Apart from that the staff were great and the food and meals very good indeed.

We stayed at Athenaeum House on our next-to-last night in Ireland. The lady at check-in was quite friendly and helpful, and gave us a recommendation for a great restaurant for dinner that night (The Reg. - do yourself a favor and go there!) For the amazing price of E105, we had an executive twin room with good beds, lots of space including a window sitting area where we enjoyed wine with our traveling companions before dinner, nice bathroom, private on-site parking, and good breakfast included. I noticed that the dark wood furnishings in our room are showing some wear, but otherwise this room was fine. The breakfast room (which is also a restaurant in the evening) was light and bright even on a rainy morning, and the food ranged from good continental items to cooked choices, all of which were available to guests for no charge. The hotel is on the other side of a river from the downtown area in a country setting, but the trip to restaurants and pubs by car only took five or ten minutes and wasn't difficult. We would stay here again.

Myself and my sister called into the Athenaeum house hotel for afternoon tea, well what can i say...only good things, the staff from the girl on reception was lovely and then the girl that looked after us in the restaurant (dark hair with a pony tail) was so friendly and helpful, we asked for no butter and no fish and they gave us exactly what we asked for, the selection of open sandwiches were so tasty and then out came a 3 tier cake stand of the most delicious sweets, cakes and fancies, i can honestly say from me been a very very fussy woman to please that it was the best and most delicious afternon tea i have had in a Waterford and further on without a douth, they make everything on the premises, and i so love good tasty homemade food...we did not eat for a long time after it we were so stuffed, we will soooooo be back, ladies go treat yourselfs to afternoon tea in the Atheneum house hotel, you wont be sorry xx

This is a very nice looking place- a bit off the beaten path from Waterford City. Check-in was seamless and the lady in the registration office was a delight! Took us only about 2 minutes to check-in. Rooms were spacious but could use some updating (ripped carpet and stained ceilings)-- but this did not affect us too much. The restaurant was very nice but a bit overpriced for what you get. Still very happy with our stay and would probably stay here again!

Christendom Waterford Waterford

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Athenaeum House Hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Waterford Treasures Museum and Garter Lane Arts Centre. This 29-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. House of Waterford Crystal and St. Patrick's Church are also nearby.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Athenaeum House Hotel's 29 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with TVs. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Ironing boards are also included.

Property features

Guests of Athenaeum House Hotel enjoy features like conference space, coffee in a common area, and a library. There's free parking and limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Executive Single Room

King 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 552 reviews