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Granville Hotel

Granville Hotel

The birthplace of Thomas Francis Meagher, designer of the Irish flag, the Granville Hotel has played an important role in Waterford’s social and political history for centuries. In keeping with its rich history, this 18th-century townhouse is classically decorated and has a warm ambience due to the friendly and attentive service.

The atmospheric bar, which features dark wood, stained-glass windows and bookcases laden with leather-bound books, is very popular with local people at all times of the day and is the place to sample the hotel’s handcrafted gin.

The hotel is family run and the owners’ dedication to the utmost service is also evident in their culinary offerings. All of the hotel’s award-winning jams, marmalades, scones and breads are produced on site and dishes on the modern Irish menu consist of only locally-sourced produce, with herbs grown on the rooftop garden.

The old world charm of this family-run hotel carries through to the spacious guest rooms which are all individually decorated with traditional furnishings. While the decor is old fashioned, the amenities and services are not. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi, and 24-hour room service is available.

Our rating: Medium

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Rooms

The individually-styled guest rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated with traditional furnishings in keeping with the historic nature of the building. Expect stripes, brocades and subtle florals, classically-elegant wooden furniture, feature wallpaper and all modern conveniences. In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service.

Location

Overlooking the River Suir, the Granville Hotel is situated in the heart of Waterford. Due to its central location, the Viking Triangle museums as well as numerous shops, restaurants and bars are all easily accessible from the hotel on foot. Additionally, an entrance point to the Waterford Greenway trail is a mere ten minute walk from the hotel.

Food and drink

Breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch, are served in the traditionally-decorated Bianconi Restaurant. Meals are inspired by classic Irish cuisine and focus on fresh, locally-sourced fish. Informal lunches and dinners are also available in the Thomas Francis Meagher Bar. This lively bar, featuring dark wood and stained-glass windows, is popular with local people and occasionally has live music.

Our opinion

A lively property located along the River Suir, this charming hotel is full of character and well known for its high-level of service.

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