Home is usually where the heart is, but the heart has been known to take a road trip for weddings, anniversaries and incidents where it forgot your birthday. Drive a loved one to distraction with today’s Groupon: €89 for a two night stay for two, including breakfast and a glass of wine on arrival at The Waterford Marina Hotel.
In the cosy offshoot from the River Suir, the Waterfront Marina Hotel aptly overlooks the tidal goings-on of Waterford’s docks in peace and luxury. Landlubbers can keep an eye on the boats from spacious en-suite rooms as some have views over the river bank, or sup on their tipple of choice from the nautically wooden deck of the Waterfront Bar. The hotel’s restaurant allows guest to lap up feelings of elegance alongside the scent of fresh flowers, and the whole patch is close enough to the city centre for the sure-footed to sight see, but a quiet sleepery of rivery calm.
Welcomed with a glass of house wine each, doubles can toast to their minibreak before settling in to two nights of somnolent sauntering and sightseeing. Guest will enjoy a full Irish breakfast delivered directly to their door each morning for an effortless breakfast in bed, and for €19.50 all can also indulge in an evening set meal. Nippers under 12 years can kip in the room free of charge, only forking out their pocket money for their breakfast grub.
Guests found that the Waterford Marina Hotel not only boasts picturesque views of the River Suir, but also offers comfortable rooms and a friendly staff, making for an enjoyable stay. 394 Booking.com users awarded the hotel a king-sized 8.4/10, while reviews on TripAdvisor were also positive.
Perfect location on the river with boats sailing past while we ate breakfast. Good choices for breakfast. Large rooms, comfortable and very clean. Lovely reception staff who couldn't have been more helpful.
– Anonymous, Booking.com, October 2011
Both our rooms were spotless and with great river views. Beds comfortable, spacious washrooms and great water pressure for shower! Bar and Restaurant very cozy [sic] and likewise offer great views. Breakfast was great with more choice than one would ever need but dinner was spectacular!
– wynberg, TripAdvisor, July 2011