Fodor's Expert Review Arlington Lodge Country House

John's Hill, Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

For a pretty, if not perfect, old-school Georgian experience take the 10-minute walk from Waterford's center to this 1760 heritage house. A somewhat simple two-story affair, the house inside has salons overflowing with ruffled drapes, thick carpets, and plush armchairs. Outside, huge windows afford great views looking down on the city. There's a real family-home feel to the place that extends to the welcoming cup of tea on arrival including some melt-in-the-mouth homemade teabrack cake. Guest rooms are comfy and antiques-accented; the master suite affords a real fireplace in the winter. The restaurant, a bastion of hearty, country-house cooking, comes complete with grand piano while the William Morris bar is ideal for hot toddies on a chilly night.

PROS

  • a real piece of Waterford's heritage
  • sumptuous breakfast included
  • family-run, personal feel to the service

CONS

  • popular with weddings
  • interior design a little too frilly
  • facilities limited

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Sophisticated
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 051-878–584

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms