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4.3 out of 5

"we needed somewhere handy for waterford and found this gem. It's super quiet meaning you have a great night sleep, it's clean, spacious and staff are ... " More

By Anna C. on Wed 05 Aug 2015

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the WiFi at Athenaeum House Hotel. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Waterford Treasures Museum. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. This 3-star hotel has 29 rooms over 4 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a deep-soaking bathtub.

  • All rooms offer deep-soaking bathtubs, 24-hour room service and TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy garden views while dining at Zaks Restaurant
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and a porter
  • Guests speak favourably about the clean guestrooms and the quiet location
  • Just a 4-minute drive from Waterford Treasures Museum and 5 minutes from Waterford Golf Club

Executive Single Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Athenaeum House Hotel ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Athenaeum House Hotel

Couples (2) Business (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

great little find

we needed somewhere handy for waterford and found this gem. It's super quiet meaning you have a great night sleep, it's clean, spacious and staff are friendly and you can park just outside

Posted by on 5 Aug 2015

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3 out of 5

No No for business traveller

The positives: Nice location, beautiful view, comfortable rooms, clean hotel, parking available, close to city center. Polite but laid back staff The nightmares: The cleaner forgot to change towels he/she took all the used ones and did not put up fresh. (day one) so I discovered it just after shower, so wet and call to reception and towels turned up WIFI connection gone at (Day 2). I run to managers and duty persons, and got different answers so clear it was not their priority. After 24 hours without internet still blame game, network. Eirecomm, central station problems etc etc. They had a function and that was the staff priority, the few guest was not really. The function lasted till 05:00 a.m. and some had no volume control at all so rest is gone with the wind for guest. 15 Euro price for a small breakfast is expensive. At this time of the year the hotel clearly has not enough guests so the focus on function. Thi is a 4 star hotel so all those catalog of errors are unforgivable. Advice to business traveler is avoid, for weekend city break it is fine.

Posted by on 2 Jun 2014

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5 out of 5


We booked in for one night. As soon as we arrived in reception we realised that we had made a mistake -- we should have stayed for several days. The reception was friendly and helpful. Our room was perfect. The dining room is beautiful with excellent staff. The food was in keeping with the rest of The Athenaeum. This first class hotel is a very convenient hour or so drive from Rosslare Ferry Port and makes an ideal first stop in Ireland. It sets a standard that most hotels will find hard to equal. Thank you.

Posted by on 28 Sep 2013

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4 out of 5

A city hotel in the countryside.

Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Food was excellant, and because the hotel is not in the middle of the city, it feels as though you are at a country hotel, although are about a mile from the city centre. If I was in Waterford again I would stay here.

Posted by on 26 Nov 2012

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About the Athenaeum House Hotel

Location Christendom, Waterford,

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at Athenaeum House Hotel. The hotel can provide limo/town car service and wedding services. This 3-star Waterford hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Fridge


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Waterford Station (2.9 km / 1.8 mi)

Room Amenities

Athenaeum House Hotel offers 29 forms of accommodation with complimentary bathrobes and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, coffee/tea makers and minibars. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath and complimentary toiletries. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Deep-soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7:30 AM to 10 AM and at the weekend from 8 AM to 10 AM.

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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 18 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 20 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Athenaeum House Hotel Waterford
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