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Athenaeum House Hotel

4-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation 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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Athenaeum House Hotel

from £71
  • 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
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • 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
  • Fridge
  • 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’s small print

Also known as

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


  • House of Waterford Crystal (41-minute walk)
  • Waterford Treasures Museum (31-minute walk)
  • Garter Lane Arts Centre (32-minute walk)
  • St. Patrick's Church (34-minute walk)
  • Reginald's Tower (34-minute walk)
  • Holy Trinity Cathedral (34-minute walk)
  • Waterford Golf Club (38-minute walk)
  • Chorister's Hall (38-minute 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 139 reviews

Athenaeum House Hotel
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
Very Good8.0
Nice hotel, let down on some maintence
Nice looking hotel but is up a long lane so takes a bit of finding. Follow brown hotel signs - that will get you there. Nice room, quiet place. Only two negative things we can say - 1) don't like to see blankets as part of bedding, they're rough and potentially dusty - nice crisp sheets is all you need. 2) The seal around the bath was very, very mouldy - wants replacing - put you off having a bath/shower. Lots of parking and only just out of town so only a few minutes drive.
Rebecca, gb1 night family trip
Athenaeum House Hotel
Georgian style, up to the minute service
Fantastic hotel, full of style and warm helpful staff. Beautiful views from the lovely garden to Waterford across the river.
William, gb3 night romance trip
Athenaeum House Hotel
Very Good8.0
Quiet hotel within a short drive of city centre
Friendly welcome and good service.Comfortable room,quiet.Easy on -site parking. Good varied breakfast to order in dining room overlooking the garden with view of estuary. Would happily return
Beatrice, gb1 night romance trip
Athenaeum House Hotel
Very Good8.0
Quiet location away from maddening crowd. E cellen
Overnight stop en route to Cork. Welcoming staff
A Traveller, gb1 night romance trip

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