Faithlegg House Hotel

, Waterford, Ireland
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Faithlegg House Hotel

, Waterford

Rooms: 82

Faithlegg - Waterford - Ireland 051-382000
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Beuatiful hotel in lovely surroundings

from Rowan60
We stayed here for three nights in June. Having read some of the other reviews I was a little worried about standards but everything was fine. Lovely room - we opted for one of the larger rooms in the older part of the hotel and found we had a beautiful view looking towards the estuary - with a good bathroom and well maintained. Excellent meal on the one night we ate in the main restaurant with good service even though the dining room was nearly full and we had not booked in advance. The swimming pool is very nice too.

I am a little puzzled at some of the negative comments by other reviewers. The bar is more than one room so certainly not small - and we had a pleasant light lunch there the day we arrived. There was no problem finding the hotel if you use the very good directions on their website. There was a wedding on while we were there; it did not trouble us although I could see that if you were in a room near the function hall it might have been a bit noisy.

We found the staff efficient and friendly. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

Not a 4 star hotel as I know it.

from SampleHead
Found the rooms and hotel in general quite cold. Dont stay there if there is a wedding on or else you will not be able to sleep until its over at about 12.30am. The music from the wedding goes all the way through the bedrooms.

The hotel bar is terrible, small, and hard to talk to anyone because its so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. No atmosphere and not relaxing. Asked for a pint of Guinness and it arrived with most of it spilling down the outside of the glass, not good enough for a so called 4 star hotel.

Even though there is a smoking ban in ireland people still smoked in the only nice part of the hotel, the few seats just inside the front door. Ignorant people.

There is no life in this hotel, there is no where to sit and relax. Dont bother with it. Stay somewhere else.

Also found one of the reception people rather unfriendly at times.

Lovely Hotel - Service needs to be improved

from phil-tipperary
Myself and partner booked Faithlegg for a romantic getaway this June Bank holiday weekend. While we found the Hotel very beautiful, in georgous settings and the food of very good quality, the service didn't live up to its 4* rating. Firstly, the hotel tried to cancel our pre-booked meal approx 2 hours before we were due to have it. Took nearly 15 minutes for the barman to make up a cocktail from their advertisied cocktail list. ( got all flustered trying to find ice, then cranberry juice and finally a glass ) But the main issue we had was with the room they put us in. Room 142 is just above the Function room and the noise level coming from the wedding was so instrusive that we had to move at 12 midnight. The management should never put non-function attending people into this room.

Feel the staff, though friendly, were unable to handle the amount of people in the Hotel that weekend and there was alot of "running around getting no-where"

Beautiful surroundings

from ash760
We spent a weekend at this hotel very recently. Driving up to it, it really is beautiful. We were in the old part of the hotel and found it a bit worn out and the food was a real disappointment. I had to send it back twice in 2 days which I would normally never do. The staff were very friendly and I have to say, we had a really relaxing and nice break.

Nice but disappointing

from gnasty71
Our review is a bit late but we wanted to let people know about our experience. We signed up a deluxe week long tour of Ireland through CIE Tours and this was the hotel they chose for us for part of the trip when we were near Waterford. We didn't have a choice but you may. We were in Ireland in Oct 2006 and were reasonably excited to stay in the hotel based on the reviews.

Overall, its a OK hotel but its old. Our biggest complaint was when we checked in, we found about a dozen flies in our room. Huge black ones. We called the front desk and they offered to kill them us for. Ridiculous, I said and asked for another room. The second room was fly-free. Other members of our tour group had the same problem. The hotel said the flies might have come in when the cleaning crew left the windows open. For a high end hotel, this was disappointing.

Overall, we were not impressed and if it wasn't for the flies we would have still rated it average. The rooms were decent but as I said, a bit older. The lobby was small and cute but the overall ambiance was only adequate. The meals however were pretty good. We did not try the golf course. So overall, it was a decent stay and nothing incredibly bad but a little worse than what we expected and the flies really upset us.

Alright - ambience not up to the job!

from Jiimmm
Old old school hotel - not for young couples - not modern. Stayed in one of the Master Bedrooms - basically ok - not all are the same.

Food very good ... being a chef I can talk!

Golf hotel for sure, so if you are into golf it is probably very good. I imagine they get a lot of tour buses pulling in - on a different rate - since I was not paying the bill value for money was not an issue - however there are better hotels for the money around ... new ones - if that is your thing.

As for the staff ... they work hard and are ok ... something underlying tho' is not quite right ... there is an attempt to pull off "silver service" standards which fall woefully short.

If you are into their scene ... golf/singing old time songs in the bar at night it would be great. I wouldn't agree with previous comments about unfriendly staff, but would say untrained/lacking in discipline for the task at hand/which is a management issue ... the staff are working very hard.

By the way, as per usual, all staff i met were Eastern Eupopean, which makes it less of an Irish hotel. The "cead mile failte" of the Ireland that this hotel aspires to is seriously lacking.

Loved the spa

from monicafriel
I have just had the most enjoyable weekend at Faithlegg House Hotel -from the moment of arrival the staff took great care of us. We had dinner in The Roseville Rooms on Friday night - it was excellent - so good that we decided to enjoy dinner there on Saturday night too! We even had the pleasure of meeting the Executive Chef - John Moore!
I loved the facilites at the spa - especially the reflexology on Saturday afternoon - it was terrific and the swimming pool was the perfect way to start the day!

The golf course looked good but unfortunately we were unable to play due to time constraints - but we plan a return visit and this time we will make time for the 18 holes and the 19th afterwards!


from Spratt-7
Cant believe this is a 4 Star Hotel.... Firstly road signed to the hotel is awful.. cant imagine how a tourist would find the hotel. Car Park was very badly lit and unsafe for a woman traveeling alone. No security there at all. Receptionist was very unfriendly. Room was ok but very drafty and carpets not very clean.. One could be killed if one missed the awkward steps outside the room..
Reception Training would be advisable (especially on customer care and basic manners)

I wouldnt stay here again!!!!


from A.Smith-TRIP
This has to be one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in.. I stay in hotels 2/3 nights a week with work and this was my first (and last) stay at this hotel. I booked in for 3 nights and was looking forward to my stay. The room was freezing cold. There was draft coming in the window. Room was dreary, smelt musty and there was a scarf under the table from the previous guest.

The staff were very unfriendly and everything was an effort. I ordered room service on the 1st morning and couldnt eat it.. the green eggs were enough to put anyone off.. There was 2 large holes in the net curtains and on the towels. One towel was covered in rust stains.. I complained to receptionist on departure but she couldnt care less. I walked out and will NEVER return. I hope this stops anyone from making the mistake at staying at this dreadful hotel.. I wouldnt even rate this 2 star.

Second visit, still great

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed in Faithlegg for the second time and was as delighted as the first.
What a spot, Silence and Golf, what could be better!!!
Great, Great Place.

Top Local Tips for Waterford

Jack Meades Pub Great pub near to the faithlegg hotel. Old fashioned bar, lovely gardens and stream and great food

Waterford Crystal Factory I thought this was going to be a waste of time. However, the tour was very interesting. We had the opportunity to watch the crystal being made and talk to the workers about what they were doing. It was very fascinating and I have a better appreciation for what it takes to make crystal.

A traditional Irish Experience There is a pub in the centre of Waterford called T&H Doolan, and on my first visit to Ireland was advised to go there for an Irish Experience if a little touristy. They serve a good pint of Guiness and Irish stew in a traditional Irish pub setting. They also have Irish music most nights. Worth the trip in.


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