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camden london
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Another wonderfull stay George and Antoinette are the perfect host if you want a relaxing time in Waterford this is the place try for yourself you can't go wrong enjoy there is a great hotel bar on the quay side the Granville nice food and nice selection of beers sprits and wine worth a visit

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Dorking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We found this on the internet and it looked special. We saved this for our last stay in Ireland and it was fantastic! Best spot for viewing the historic waterfront in Waterford. Tucked away but perfectly placed. The welcome was excellent and the hosts George and Antoinette were lovely. We stayed for two nights and wished we had booked in...

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Really welcoming stately home with gardens and peace abounding. Hospitality second to none with the loveliest of hosts, Antoinette and George. The room was regal and spacious with a decent ensuite. The breakfast was hearty with excellent alternatives to the grilled offering for us carnivoures! Thanks for the wonderful few days in Waterford.

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London
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Sion Hill House is an oasis of beauty two minutes from downtown Waterford by car. The hosts George and Antoinette could not have been nicer, and were helpful in every regard. The gardens are lovely and the property is steeped in 2000 years of history. The rooms are peaceful and well-appointed, with the nights as quiet as can be. We...

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Raleigh, NC
Reviewed 22 April 2013

My wife and I had intended to stay along the waterfront in town in one of the hotels we'd found recommended in a guide book. Looking for a place to park was somewhat daunting and we wound up crossing over the river. Before making a second attempt in town we saw the sign for Sion Hill House B&B....how fortuitous! Going...

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Gerlingen, Germany
Reviewed 12 April 2013

We stayed there in March 2013. There is only one word for the location of this B'n'B: amazing! The view over Waterford city by day is only outdone by its view by night! Once you've entered the house you can literally feel its history and all the memories connected with this place. (The owner will gladly tell you all about...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2013

I stayed at Sion Hill House in early December 2012, as I was traveling from south west Cork back to Dublin, and decided to break the trip up and stay in Waterford for 3 nights. I am very glad that I did stop in Waterford and that I stayed at Sion Hill. The owners, George & Antoinette make you feel...

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Dublin
Reviewed 20 August 2012

Sion Hill is a beautiful country house mansion, built hundreds of years ago and maintained in a beautiful condition, set in a large (5 acres), lush garden. Inside, the house is full of intriguing antiques, artifacts, and interesting family memorabilia. The owners are charming, and engage with their guests. They have a wealth of information on the city, it's history,...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 July 2012

What could be more delightful than waking up to the smell of baking bread? Antoinette bakes all her food fresh and serves up the best brown bread we have ever tasted. All the while, George entertains us with history -- of Waterford, of the mansion, even of the Roan staring down from the foyer. Large, spacious rooms, comfortable bed and...

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Waterford Ireland
Reviewed 29 May 2012

From the entrance gate the place abounds with Welcome. As you arrive you glimpse the stunning gardens lovingly restored from details of the gardens in the 1800's. A long stay is a must to experience the grandeuar of the house, its gardens and with superior Breakfast overlooking the River Suir and Waterford City.Perhaps you will be lucky to have a...

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Sion Hill House & Gardens overlooks Irelands oldest city, the city of Waterford, and the river Suir. Set in almost five acres of gardens, this period and listed house dates back to the early 1700's, when the artist Van Der Hagen in 1736 used the gardens to paint his view of Waterford city and its waterfront, described as " the noblest quay in Europe".Today, Sion Hill House still looks out on this noble view stretching out over the city with its many church spires and even to the church spire of Tramore , a seaside resort seven miles away which can be seen clearly in the distant horizon.​ The house was built by the Pope family who were wealthy Waterford merchants and ship owners, and remained in the family until 1917. The Pope family, descendants of William the Conqueror, arrived in Ireland with Oliver Cromwell in 1649. They were very wealthy, operating ships between Newfoundland, Canada, England and France and amassed most of their wealth during the Napoleonic wars by importing wine from France to their wine cellars here in Waterford and then exporting it again to England for profit. ​Sion Hill has not changed over the years. French and English Cavalry swords still adorn the walls together with many other artifacts and paintings, some of our guests have described the house as "a living museum". However, nowadays we have all the modern conveniences with en-suite bedrooms, tea/coffee making facilities, TV's, trouser presses and hair dryers etc. and have been awarded a five star rating with the Automobile Association.​The gardens at Sion Hill are extensive, divided between parkland, formal and woodland with many trees approx 200years old and close to 100 ft high. The gardens contain many rare plants, sourced from all over the world and are at their best in the Spring when thousands of bulbs are in bloom. The many certificates awarded by the Mayor of Waterford and displayed in the entrance hall give testament to the importance of the gardens to the city.​The house furnishings include many rare and unusual items of interest including many old clocks , two of which are in the hallway, both made in Waterford. The Grandfather clock by William Parker, 78 The Quay, was made in 1870 and the wall clock made by Mosleys of Waterford in the late 1700's , both remain in good working order. The hall chandelier and wall brackets were made by Waterford Crystal while the Murano13 light glass chandelier in the dining room was made in Venice, Italy. Stuffed Antelope heads adorn the walls of the hallway along with fishing rods and Waterford Crystal walking sticks. At the back of the hall stands a beautiful Ancient Hopsicord piano.​ ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sion Hill House

Address: Dock Road | Ferrybank, Waterford, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Price Range: RM182 - RM278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 114
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“I didn't see the other rooms but I imagine they are all tastefully decorated, comfortable and clean.”
 of 5 bubbles Geeena, 15 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Any room would be a treat, we stayed in a corner room at the front of the house overlooking the water front.”
 of 5 bubbles 717nataliew, 21 Oct 2013 | Read review
“If a room overlooking the river is available, ask for it....the view, day or night, is very nice!”
 of 5 bubbles LuckyguyRaleigh, 22 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Ask for front Room facing the river! Second Choice room facing down river or perhaps just as beautiful facing onto the Fish pool beneath Giant tree ferns.”
 of 5 bubbles LD0yle, 29 May 2012 | Read review
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