3 Star

Waterford, Waterford City

Hotel description

Woodlands Hotel offers extensive accommodation throughout and has a range of rooms and bedrooms. One of the more popular hotels in Waterford, the Woodlands has free car parking, free use of Health & Leisure Club for staying guests with hair & beauty salon available.

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Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

The Hotel is on Dunmore Road Waterford City.

Area Description

Woodlands Hotel is the closest hotel to Waterford Airport and close to Waterford City. Waterford Castle and golf club is around the corner. The hotel is the perfect partner for your accommodation needs when visiting for shopping, golf, sightseeing & activity breaks.

Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Live music venues
  • Historical trails
  • Golfing
  • Cinema
  • Visit castle
  • Shopping
Hotel Guest Services
  • Free car parking
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Pampering packages
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu

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by Anne-Marie on Aug 29 2017 11:01

Everything was great! The room was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed the food. The pool was fantastic, our two small ones had a great time. Parking was very handy. Easy access to local attractions. We were very well looked after and will consider returning there when we visit the area again. Thank you!

by John Farrell on Aug 9 2017 12:07

Had a good time but was disappointed to see tables left with dirty dish's for long periods

by Vicky on Jul 31 2017 12:16

Lovely hotel very basic rooms but comfy beds. We used the leisure facilities and it was lovely and bright. Old fashioned but does the job. 4km outside of the city. But only €10 in a taxi of your not driving yourself. We only had breakfast in the hotel which was very nice. Would definatley ise thai hotel again

by Joe Doyle on Jul 30 2017 14:24

Enjoyed our stay at Woodlands Hotel from arrival to departure. The Hotel is very conveniently located with comfortable rooms and a large free Car park. The Manager and all staff in Reception were welcoming and friendly and most helpful. Food was delicious. Room was excellent well maintained and clean. Leisure center is superb.This was our Second time staying at the Hotel and we will definitely return.

by ROBERT on Jul 22 2017 12:00

overall a decent stay-staff were very helpful apart from lady who checked us in-lacking a little welcoming skills-also the pool times a little disappointing with a 9am start and 7pm finish as our lads love being down early to get the swim in before breakfast and evening time was always a rush to get back for 6 to get the last hour in the pool-i do appreciate you do have to look after members of the leisure club but 7pm is quite early for summer time-the food and service were spot on and the bar man was a great all rounded chat for sport and local attractions

by Bur17 on Jul 11 2017 12:20

Had enjoyable evening, food excellent but hotel on other hand could do with renovation. Stains on carpets, cracks on wall tiles, stains on chairs, ceiling in bathroom in bad way.

by Mary B on May 31 2017 12:06

Enjoyed our stay at Woodlands Hotel from arrival to departure. The Hotel is very conveniently located with comfortable rooms and a large free Car park. The Manager and all staff including Kathleen and Rachel in Reception were welcoming and friendly and most helpful. I wish I had known the namss of other staff who we met in the Restaurant they were also attentive and helpfu. Food was delicious. Room was excellent well maintained and clean. Leisure centre is superb.This was our first time staying at the Hotel and we will definitely return.

by Yvonne McCarthy Nodwell on May 3 2017 13:03

We will never go back here again! The room was only ok for a family of 4 however we were situated very near the function room which meant we heard everything that was going on. We heard tracks from oggie,oggie,oggie followed by the Foggy Dew! We had to complain twice as we had children with us aged 10 & 8. The music finally stopped at 12.30, my kids were pretty cranky the next day! I asked them why we were situated so close to the noise but got no answer. The only good thing about this hotel was the food. The changing rooms in the leisure centre were dirty and a fair bit run down. The bar was very noisy with a small group of people who seemed to think that they owned the place so we had to go to the lobby with our drinks. When I was checking out there was a record of our complaint and as a result we got €20.00 off our food bill!!! The receptionist apologised and asked if i wanted to speak with a manager but at that stage I just wanted to get out of the place!! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL.

by reviewer71197501 on Apr 29 2017 13:21

I read mixed reviews for this hotel but was pleasantly suprised. The family room we had was a generous size and the leisure centre and pool were a good standard and the water was very warm which was great. The hotel is situated in a very handy place a 15/20 minute drive to Dunmore East it was great fro a short break for us. There was a wedding and we did not hear a thing!!! The breakfast was excellent and the staff were fine . We would definitely go back. It was great value as well For a three star hotel at that standard, in this really handy location and this price we would have to give **** it could have been a bit cleaner that would be my only criticism otherwise i would give 5 stars

by James Mc Keon on Apr 27 2017 15:38

Absolutely no complaints, We found the food and all facilities very good, the staff were very friendly and courteous. We would have no trouble recommending it to friends and we will certainly go again.

by Bonnie on Apr 26 2017 16:31

Comfortable hotel, large family room and good beds. Has a Spa with pool and loads of free parking. You do need a car if you want to get around but was perfect for us. We didnt try the TV which was old and couldn't Chomecast so kids relied on the wifi and netflix. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good with a lot of variety and the scones were especially good!

by Shauna Delaney on Apr 26 2017 16:13

would definitely stay here again would recommend to a friend 5 starts staff were very kind and friendly. the food was amazing. leisure centre facilities were spot on :) our room was gorgeous . Definitely be back soon :D

by Kathleen phelan on Mar 28 2017 15:48

Just spent the weekend here the food was lovely place was very clean staff were lovely especially Kathleen on reception desk she was so helpful really enjoyed our stay and will return.

by Audrey Power on Nov 8 2016 12:34

I would recommend this hotel , it was very clean , food was great and myself and my family had a very pleasant stay , great value for money and I would definitely stay here again

by Tm on Sep 18 2016 16:42

Not happy with stay here. Be aware of fine print on booking, we were charged an extra €10 per night for breakfast for the kids even though we brought our own breakfast down for them and told them that on leaving, was told nothing if this charge when we checked in or on the mornings we went for the breakfast. The rooms were too warm and stuffy and their was load music blaring from the reception at 7am on 2/3 mornings that was so load it woke the kids. Not a good location either for local attractions. Would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

by KBrophy on Aug 15 2016 20:24

Location good, rooms good, food good. However there was a wedding on both nights the 12th and 13th of Aug 2016 so we were kept awake until about 3am each night, even though we were on the second floor. Hotel did ring us 3 days earlier to warn us about weddings, surely they knew about the weddings months in advance. We had hotel booked since April......

by Caroline McMahon Roche on May 31 2016 10:29

Beautiful hotel. We had a family room with 2 kids and the room was very spacious. The pool is beautiful and the kids really enjoyed it. We have stayed here a few times and will be back again.

by Winah on Mar 1 2016 14:44

Kids enjoyed the pool (water was warm). Breakfast was excellent. Didn't like the bed though , it was very uncomfortable . 3 stars

by Eileen on Oct 24 2015 07:53

My friend and I stayed for one night. The staff were friendly and helpful and our room was clean and comfortable. In addition, the pool and Jacuzzi were a treat. Great value.

by monica on Oct 21 2015 10:20

Really enjoyed my stay here. The food was amazing and the staff very accomodating. I loved the pool and jacuzzi.

by Roche Family on Jul 27 2015 10:41

This was our 2nd time staying at this hotel. The hotel and staff were lovely. The pool was great. Good sized family room. Breakfast is buffet style and plenty of it. Only complaint I'd have is that on the nights we were there there didn't seem to be enough staff working. We had dinner in the bar/bistro and there seemed to be only 2 girls working. One was behind the bar while the other was waiting on the tables and it was busy. Other then that everything was great.

by MaryB on Oct 29 2014 19:08

Stayed at Woodlands hotel for a family break and everything was very satistactory apart from the fact that our family room was very near the function room and there was a lot of noise on one night due to loud music being played at a wedding. Stayed at this hotel before several years ago and again everything was fine except for noisy music again from the function room late at night. As regards value for money and friendly staff it was very good.

by Audrey B on Sep 1 2014 21:31

It was a family break with small children. Outside of the city but exactly what we wanted. Rooms were fresh and clean. Staff were very friendly, especially the lady on reception during the daytime and the bar/bistro staff in the evening. Bar food was lovely and well presented. Breakfast was also very nice. The leisure centre was lovely and the kids loved the pool. Family change room was great. Only a short drive to Dunmore East and Tramore. This is our second time to stay at hotel and we will be back. Had a lovely relaxing and fun filled couple of days. Thanks.

by kc on Aug 18 2014 16:46

Nice hotel in a good location with very good leisure center.rooms ok,staff ok,breakfast ok.Overall, good value.

by Robert Fox on Aug 14 2014 11:41

Nice Hotel although it's not in the city. Room was clean and bright although the view was of the back yard, which could do with a clean up. The swimming pool area is also clean and well maintained. The breafast was excellent as was the bar food with a good selection for both. The Location is ideal if you want to visit Dunmore east or Passage east and Jack meades Pub is very nearby. All said we would definitely stay there again.

by Roche Family. on Jul 28 2014 15:06

Lovely Hotel. Staff were friendly and the girl on reception was very helpful. The leisure centre was lovely and the kids loved the pool. Near enough to the city. Only about 10-15 mins drive to Dumore East to the left and 10-15 mins drive to the right to Tramore beach. Had a brilliant couple of days. Thanks.

by davidandclann on Jul 17 2014 13:04

relatively modern hotel family room good size queen bed and two singles food very good - staff friendly - staff in restaurant very helpful parking on site free of charge leisure centre staff helpful and our kids enjoyed the facilities good value will visit again awarding 4 stars

by b jones on Apr 8 2014 11:55

Nice hotel and nice food however, one thing was the room we were in there was a dreadful noise outside it (something to do with the pool) we were told. they could not move us so we had to stay there. so to be honest would not be going back there as you go to a hotel to get a break and a rest not for noise like that. but other than that was a nice place

by Siobhain on Mar 19 2014 11:06

Great hotel, friendly helpful staff, fab food served in both restaurant & bar ! We'll be back :-)

by jeremy darley on Mar 11 2014 11:54

Great hotel, very friendly staff and the room was spacious and clean. The food was very good, the leisure centre was excellent, overall a very good weekend there.

by yvonne on Feb 18 2014 13:59

We stayed friday and saturday night for valantines weekend About two weeks before we were due to stay i booked a table for the fri nigh For us to have are meal. The day we booked in i said we have a table book for tonight they said oh the resturant does not open on fridays we were really dissapointed as we were really looking forward to haveing a nice meal on valantines night. We ended up going out of the hotel For some thing to eat when we got back we went to bed only to be greated with thump thump thump the noise of the band in the function room Which went on till early hours of the morning my husband went down to receptionand made a complant, the next morning the girl on reception Took are phone number and said the manager would ring us we never heard any thing moore. We were very dissapointed that our complant was was not taken seriously. We wont be going back.

by Amanda on May 28 2013 13:03

Fantastic stay. Staff very helpful and friendly. Room was perfect. We had a great weekend. Kids very welcome. Will definitely be back.

by Austin on May 20 2013 09:17

The hotel was perfect for our golfing trip. Staff were very helpful. Barmen in bar would need to learn about customer service.

by Siobhan on May 7 2013 11:13

We had a lovely weekend in the wooodlands hotel ,the staff were very friiendly and helpful. Our room was very spacious. My daughter really enjoyed the leisure centre and swimming pool. the hotel is on the outskirts of the city and is approx €10 in taxi to get into City. We woulld reccomend the Woodlands Hotel to stay in.

by t and t power on May 1 2013 19:43

spent 3 nights here from april 20th and had a wonderful time.this is a lovely hotel wih some of the nicest staff i have ever come across.didnt use restaurant but had the barfood several times and it was excellent.presentation and quality was first class.hotel in great location about 4 km from city centre and not far from dunmore east.some lovely bars and shopping nearby.would certainly recommend this hotel and we will certainly return in the near future.

by John F. O'Sullivan on Apr 30 2013 20:39

We had a two-night dinner bed and breakfast stay at this hotel on 26/27 April 2013. We had a lovely room at the corner of the second floor giving us two windows, one with a balcony and lots of light. I suggest that you ask for this when you are booking. Our room was very comfortable and spacious. We enjoyed all our meals and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Overall we had a wonderful break and would recommend this hotel as a very good 3 Star hotel indeed.

by emma dempsey on Apr 30 2013 11:45

arrived in this hotel for a one night stay during the weekend.hotel was clean on arrival and staff very nice.food really good in the restaurant and service very good.However, as the night went on the attention from staff towards their facilities became very poor and i had to complain about the ladies toilets at one stage. They were in a state with childrens nappies etc overflowing from the bins (this is also the fault of parents who have the option of a child changing unit but obviously chose not to use it). Immediate attention given to same by night staff who appeared to be running everything on his own. The overall stay was ok but will not be rebooking this hotel.

by buttons on Apr 27 2013 12:47

all lovley staff friendly leisure centre clean and relaxing food delicious will b back

by Ray on Apr 16 2013 11:27

Lovely location, very friendly and efficient staff, large airy room. Dinners were first class but breakfasts could have been better - no cold meats or cheeses available if one wanted a continental. Overall very enjoyable and great value.

by Sharon on Apr 6 2013 20:17

Very happy with stay. Clean room, good breakfast and meal in restaurant that night. Friendly staff, nice on-site bar. Enjoyed using swimming pool in afternoon. Very close to Waterford Castle and hospital, not so near to city centre.

by Golfers on Apr 5 2013 21:43

A group of six of us stayed in the Woodlands after golfing nearby.. We were meet by a very nice friendly receptionist who had us checked in and sorted in no time .. Rooms warm and spacious .. Dinner in the bar was excellent and staff great! In the morning enjoyed a swim and jacuzzi before a hearty breakfast .. Would highly recommend ..

by Fiona on Mar 31 2013 21:37

We are a family of five, two adults and three children ranging from 15 to 10 years of age. We stayed at the Woodlands Hotel for two nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel staff are very friendly and efficient. The leisure centre is fantastic and very easy to access. The breakfast buffet was excellent and the bar food was superb for all of us. The beautician Brid was fantastic with excellent offers, book early as she's very busy! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as a family and would back again.

by scorpio on Mar 8 2013 19:03

We had a lovely 2 night stay at the woodlands hotel,we went for the 2 nights B&B and 1 evening meal, the food was lovely and the staff were very friendly, we would definetly return here, and reccomend it to others

by Lena on Feb 25 2013 12:41

We stayed at this hotel for only one night. We found the staff very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and well looked after. We had a very pleasant breakfast and the bar is one of the best that I have seen in hotels. The only critism is that it is a bit too far out from Waterford, we had to get a taxi into town which was pricy.

by Tina on Feb 23 2013 19:52

I don't really know what to say, it met our expectations and exceeded them in so many respects. I don't know if it's just a Waterford, thing, but the staff are so friendly, they bend over backwards to help in any way they can. I would definitely recommend the hotel. While it's a bit out of the city you wouldn't mind that (providing you drive). We made great use of the leisure centre. Buffet breakfast was lovely. when we arrived late the first evening, the hotel permitted us to order in a take away.

by P.J. on Feb 12 2013 11:13

We stayed for two nights with two children under 2 years old . We found the Hotel very suitable for our needs with friendly and very helpful staff . It was a very relaxing stay for all . Breakfast was very very nice and we also ate Dinner/Lunch in the Pub . We made great use of the swimming pool and Leisure Facilities . We also found the hotel ideally located for heading out to Places like Dunmore East etc . All in all we really enjoyed our stay , We tend to stay in Hotels a bit when we head away for a break and to be honest I would have no problem in recommending the Woodlands Hotel in Waterford to anyone heading away for a break . P.J.

by Limerick on Nov 4 2012 19:40

Stayed in this Hotel Oct Bank Holiday Weekend. Very good deal. Although Hotel is advertised as a 3 star, it totally exceeded our expectations. We stayed in a fabulous room with a very modern design, plasma screen tv, corner sofa etc. really nicely decorated. Also used the Leisure centre. Would highly recommend a stay here & hope to return in the future.

by ailish walsh on Oct 9 2012 20:47

a fab hotel, the staff are so friendly, hotel beautiful, food lovely, we had a great relaxing weekend, we can highly recommend this hotel, we cant wait to go again, thanks everyone

by mick fox on Oct 2 2012 11:03

we had a lovely weekend in the wooodlands hotel ,the staff were very friiendly.the room we stayed in was very spacious and very comfortable the kids made use of the leisure centre and really enjoyed the swimming pool,we were slightly let down wit our dinner on sunday we ordered the fish special which had more batter than fish but the rest of the meal was lovely.We woulld reccomend the woodlands hotel as a luvely hotel to stay in. ,

by Dan on Sep 25 2012 15:48

Nice big room, food wasn't amazing but staff were friendly and helpful.
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