"WEEKEND IN WATERFORD"
REVIEWED FEBRUARY 2018
"2 relaxed nights in Waterford made easy in Granville Hotel. Excellent location, near everything but weather was so cold we didn't want to leave the cosy bar. Food was tasy, beautifully presented and served by great staff. Rooms clean and decorated recently up to a good standard. All in all a beautiful hotel with great staff, lively bar, tasty food and super location!"
HOTEL OF THE YEAR GEORGINA CAMPBELL
2013 AWARD WINNERS HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2013
GRANVILLE HOTEL, WATERFORD CITY
"Irish hotels have taken a terrible hammering over the last few years, but as long as we have great independent hoteliers an important aspect of this country’s unique appeal will be in safe hands. We must treasure them, before it is too late.
Everyone who visits the Granville Waterford hotel seems to come away with a smile on their face – and probably an anecdote about the lovely staff and how they made everyone feel at home. It’s not a fancy pants sort of place but immaculately maintained, full of pride in its history, its place in the local community and the genuine hospitality they offer their guests.
“It has,” as one of our assessors remarked, “that indefinable ambience of the well-run privately owned hotel, the sense of being cosseted in an old fashioned way unlike the slick informality of modern ‘concept’ establishments”, while a guest dining in the hotel commented on “The mature Irish staff with young local staff working alongside – they’re what Irish hospitality used to be all about…chatty but not intrusive, charming and full of local recommendations for us to do. We loved it.”
And we love it too: whether for business or pleasure this is a lovely place to stay and it makes a very comfortable and friendly base for exploring the area – we can’t commend the management too highly for their exacting standards in all areas and, especially, the warmth of their genuine Irish hospitality."
- Georgina Campbell
C.I.E. TOURS INTERNATIONAL
Every year CIE Tours International hold a prestigious award ceremony to recognise hotels and visitor attractions that have provided excellent service. The awards are given based on independant customer feedback from CIE clients.
We have been honoured to be on the receiving end of some of these awards, such as:
2017 - Gold Award of Excellence for Best Hotel Dinner
2016 - Gold Award for Best Overall Hotel Service & Hospitality
2015 - Gold Award for Consistently Exceeding Clients Expectations
2014 - Gold Award for Best Overall Hotel Service & Hospitality
2013 - Gold Award for Best Overall Hotel Service & Hospitality
2012 - Silver Award for Special Merit
2011 - Silver Award for Special Merit
2010 - Gold Award for Best Hotel
We are delighted to hold a score of 9.1 with Booking.Com, this score is based on genuine customer reviews.
The Granville Hotel is delighted to have a much coveted AA Rosette Award for the Bianconi Restaurant. The AA Rosette Award is awarded to restaurants who provide "truly outstanding food". For properties vying to stand at Rosette level, evidence of quality ingredients, accurate cooking, and clarity of flavour will earn top marks for an AA Food Inspector. A restaurant must truly possess a distinct creative flair; achieving standards that demand recognition nationally, and are well-established in their own right. Most integral to a Restaurant Inspector’s judgment is the taste and freshness of the food on offer, as well as accuracy of cookery. Indeed, it is not the plate of food that is being assessed, but the food on the plate.
BLAS NA HÉIREANN
The Irish Food Awards, Blas na hÉireann are the biggest food award for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. Over 2,500 products were entered in the competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. We were delighted for our Strawberry Jam to be a finalist and then our Raspberry Jam went on the win the Gold Award and also the Best in Waterford Award