Family hotels in Waterford

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Experience the delights of Waterford, a city steeped in history, and bursting with attractions perfect for family getaways. Offering everything from the stunning Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum to interactive Viking adventures, Waterford not only captures the hearts of history buffs but ensures family members of all ages will be entertained.

Families seeking a range of hotel options, from budget-friendly to luxury, will find themselves well catered for in this historic destination. Discover the best family-friendly hotels in Waterford and start planning your unforgettable Irish holiday today.

Things to do

Whether your family is passionate about history, curious about cutting-edge technology, or simply seeking adventure, Waterford offers an exciting lineup of activities and attractions to suit every interest. Here are our top picks for unforgettable family experiences in this historic Irish city.

A visit to Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum is a must for families wanting to explore Ireland's only purpose-built medieval museum. Housing some of the greatest treasures of medieval Ireland, including the impressive 15th-century cloth-of-gold church vestments, the museum is an educational and captivating experience for all ages.

Don't miss the 23-meter hand-carved Dragon Slayer Sword, situated in the heart of the popular Viking Triangle. Expertly crafted by wood sculptor John Hayes, this impressive artwork tells the story of the Vikings' arrival in Ireland and subsequent assimilation. Make sure to spend some time exploring the charming cobbled streets, cafes, and shops that the Viking Triangle has to offer too.

For a truly unique attraction, book your family in for the world-first King of the Vikings Virtual Reality Experience, which blends ancient techniques with cutting-edge technology. This award-winning site provides a captivating and immersive journey into Waterford's rich Viking history. Pre-booking is highly recommended for this unmissable 30-minute experience.

Finally, take advantage of the Freedom Pass ticket, offering families access to multiple museums and historical attractions within the Medieval Triangle, ensuring that you make the most of your time in this fascinating city.

When to visit

Waterford is a fabulous destination for families to visit throughout the year; however, the Ideal weather for warm weather travellers is from late July through August. During these warmest months, sightseeing excursions and outdoor activities can be enjoyed with minimal disruptions from the elements.

In contrast, September, June, and April are the months with the lowest chance of significant rainfall, making these months a perfect choice for families who want to experience a more authentic Irish climate. Keep in mind, Waterford's peak tourist season is from June to August, so expect larger crowds and higher accommodation prices during these months. To make sure your family can experience all that Waterford has to offer during your well-deserved break, plan a visit during school holidays.

JAN
9.9°
5.5°
84mm
13 days
FEB
9.5°
5.5°
87mm
13 days
MAR
10.3°
5.2°
77mm
12 days
APR
12.2°
7.2°
58mm
10 days
MAY
15.1°
9.7°
60mm
10 days
JUN
17.5°
12.4°
59mm
10 days
JUL
19.8°
14.6°
48mm
8 days
AUG
18.9°
14.1°
72mm
10 days
SEP
17.2°
12.9°
74mm
10 days
OCT
14.6°
10.9°
113mm
14 days
NOV
11.7°
8°
102mm
14 days
DEC
10.7°
6.8°
123mm
15 days

Things you'll love...

  • Discover Ireland's rich history at the unique Waterford Treasures: Medieval Museum and marvel at the Dragon Slayer Sword
  • Immerse yourselves in the interactive world-first King of the Vikings Virtual Reality Experience
  • Wander the charming cobbled streets of the Viking Triangle, lined with family-friendly cafes and shops
  • Enjoy the pleasant Irish weather and stunning natural beauty during the warmest months of June to August
  • Make the most of the Freedom Pass ticket to access multiple museums and historical attractions

Key information

in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi
twin room, 2 single beds | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi
in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi
room, 1 king bed | in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi
front of property – evening/night
reception

The Granville Hotel
Waterford, Ireland

56
This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and 24-hour room service. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a business center, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.
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premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, desk
deluxe suite | premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, desk
premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, desk
premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, desk
standard double or twin room | premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, desk
lodges self-catering garden area | premium bedding, down duvets, select comfort beds, desk

Waterford Castle
Waterford, Ireland

56
This smoke-free hotel features a golf course, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an outdoor tennis court, conference space, and dry cleaning.
Kids stay free
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free toiletries, hair dryer, towels, soap
individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
superior double room | individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
superior room | individually decorated, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
luxury room, 1 king bed | living area | flat-screen tv

Greenway Manor Hotel
Waterford, Ireland

55
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has 3 bars/lounges and a coffee shop/cafe. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a business center, and wedding services are onsite. Housekeeping is available on request.
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twin room | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer
executive double (double + sofa) | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
triple room | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
junior riverview suite | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Waterford Marina Hotel
Waterford, Ireland

52
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a business center, conference space, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.
Connecting Rooms
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standard twin room | view from room
standard twin room | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
combined shower/bathtub, deep-soaking bathtub, free toiletries
classic triple room | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
superior room | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
superior triple room | in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Viking Hotel Waterford
Waterford, Ireland

52
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour business center, self parking, and conference space are onsite. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Connecting Rooms
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premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
family room (2 adults & 4 children) | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, deep-soaking bathtub, free toiletries
twin room | premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
double room | premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
double room | premium bedding, desk, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds
twin room | room amenity

The Rhu Glenn Hotel
Waterford, Ireland

52
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite.
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triple room | desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
family room | desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
triple room | desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
triple room | desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets
family room | desk, iron/ironing board, free wifi, bed sheets

Dooleys Hotel Waterford City
Waterford, Ireland

51
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a conference center. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include conference space, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities.
Kids stay free
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