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Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

4-star hotel with restaurant, near House of Waterford Crystal
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.0
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great location
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From 561 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland

from NZ$143
  • Executive Double or Twin Room
  • Executive Single Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 29 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Zaks Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland’s small print

Also known as

  • Athenaeum House
  • Athenaeum House Hotel
  • Athenaeum House Hotel Waterford
  • Athenaeum House Waterford
  • Athenaeum Hotel Waterford

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 20

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15.00 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland


  • House of Waterford Crystal - 41 min walk
  • Waterford Treasures Museum - 31 min walk
  • Garter Lane Arts Centre - 32 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Church - 34 min walk
  • Reginald's Tower - 34 min walk
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral - 34 min walk
  • Waterford Golf Club - 38 min walk
  • Chorister's Hall - 38 min walk

Getting around

  • Waterford (WAT) - 20 min drive
  • Waterford Station - 24 min walk
  • Carrick-on-Suir Station - 30 min drive
  • Thomastown Station - 36 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 135 reviews

Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland
Very Good8.0
Awesome lamb! Great restaurant onsite...
The restaurant was absolutely awesome - 10/10, I highly recommend the lamb! My room was large, the bed was firm and comfy, bathroom was a bit tired but functional. The shower had good pressure and a nice bath. The TV was the smallest I've ever come across on a wall! The hosts were very welcoming and helpful.
A Traveller, nz3 night business trip
Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland
Great Staff, hotel was old
The staff were fantastic, they were very helpful and the food at the hotel was fantastic, but the room we were given was old with peeling walls and smelt rather musty. The mattress was ancient and the springs popped when you moved, and the TV was about the size of a laptop screen on the wall. I hope they do the rooms up soon as it would be a lovely room if it was fixed up a bit.
A Traveller, au1 night trip
Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland
Excellent location with great views Service brilliant. We were well looked
lorraine, ie1 night trip
Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland
Disappointing/Tired old hotel
The hotel is very tired in terms of decor and the two double rooms we had on the ground level were AWFUL - the beds wrecked, the bathrooms in dire need of replacement; the bedding was poor - infact the whole thing was AWFUL. I gather from speaking to the staff that some of the upper floors had been refurbished - so I would strongly recommend anyone booking this hotel to check out when the mattresses were replaced! The food was fairly average, but the staff were wonderful; could not fault their service. The other issue that I could not miss on leaving the hotel was the fact that the Fire Door was locked by the disabled exit at the front of the hotel........... I commented on it in a loud voice, and we noticed that the receptionist (who had worked there for 11 years, she told me) went to unlock it. Hmm........NOT GOOD.
Penelope M, gb1 night trip
Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland
Very Good8.0
The room that we stayed for two nights was a bit dated and could have been given some TLC,But overall it is a nice Hotel that needs some investment on the decor in the bedrooms.The staff are friendly and polite too.
A Traveller, ie2 night trip

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Athenaeum House Hotel, Waterford, Ireland

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