Best Staycations Ireland
Though many holiday and travel plans for 2020 and 2021 have been interrupted, holidays in Ireland are gaining popularity as Irish people take the chance to really discover the beauty and wonders of their own country. Whether you call it a holistay, a staycation or just an Irish holiday, the self-catering Island Lodges
and the Luxury 16th Century Castle in Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offer an ideal staycation destination, as one of the leading luxury Resorts in Ireland.
Waterford StaycationsOur location on a Private Island just minutes from Waterford City offers an amazing opportunity to relax and enjoy the wonders that are available when you travel in Ireland. Our 310-acre Island Resort offers activities such as nature trails, golf and more, with casual dining at the Kings Channel Clubhouse and fine-dining and Afternoon Tea available in our 16th Century Castle. There are many activities available nearby, such as the Waterford Greenway, House of Waterford Crystal, Mount Congreve Gardens, Tramore beach, UNESO Copper Coast and more that make Waterford one of the best places to visit in Ireland.
Following our re-opening in June we continue to take every precaution and follow HSE guidelines to ensure your safety, and that of our staff. Waterford Castle Resort offers a number of precautionary measures as a Fáilte Ireland approved hotel. We ask that you comply with the regulations put in place by the HSE to ensure the safety of all guests and staff at the hotel. Guests travelling from areas not on Ireland’s Corona virus Green List will have to self-isolate for 14 days prior to your visit.
Golden Years Breaks
The luxury Castle hotel offers a wonderful break for active retired breaks and golden years getaways. The 16th Century Castle hotel has only 19 exclusive rooms and suites, meaning you can always be sure you will avoid the crowds that larger hotels attract. Our rooms have a mix of claw footed, free standing bath tubs and spacious walk-in showers. Our 2-AA Rosette Munster Room Restaurant offers the best fine-dining in Waterford, while our Afternoon Tea or lighter Cream Tea options are a delightful way to spend the day. Golfers can take advantage of our 18 hole, par-72 Championship Golf Course and driving range, with rentals available in the Pro-Shop. The Island has numerous walking trails to suit all abilities and a plethora of flora and fauna to enjoy.
Seasonal Family Breaks in WaterfordWe have seasonal staycation deals and packages, as well as staycation ideas available for the surrounding area including Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny and Cork. Join us for Halloween fun or relaxing Autumn breaks, or book a winter stay and embrace the warmth of the Island.
Staying with us at Waterford Castle will grant eligibility for the staycation voucher offered by the Irish government, meaning we offer one of the best staycations in Ireland. The staycation subsidy offers adults twenty percent staycation tax back on accommodation, food, and non-alcoholic drink purchases up to the value of €625.
To book your staycation break in Waterford visit our offers page here.
FAQs about Staycations in Ireland
What is a staycation?
A staycation refers to a vacation taken at or near your home. Staycations are a great way to enjoy some time off while you protect yourself against Covid-19.
Is Waterford safe for tourists?
Waterford is one of the safest in Ireland and continues to be as businesses and residents in the area make every effort to keep Covid-19 controlled. This ensures we can accommodate guests safely.
Is Waterford Castle Resort safe?
Waterford Castle has taken every precaution to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. We work very hard to follow all guidelines put in place by the HSE.
Where should I go in Waterford?
Waterford offers some amazing activities and amenities, including those offered by leading luxury Resort Waterford Castle. We offer golf, nature trails, tennis courts, falcony and clay pigeon shooting, as well as meticulous hygiene and sanitisation.
What are nice places for a staycation?
Waterford offers one of the best city staycations of the moment offering local amenities such as the Waterford Greenway, numerous beaches, the House of Waterford Crystal and the Waterford Treasures Museums collection.
What are some good things to do on a staycation?
When you stay with Waterford Castle in Waterford there is no end to the activities you can do during your stay, whether your ideal break includes outdoor activities, shopping or museums.
What should I do during a coronavirus staycation?
Staycations are the new thing in Corona virus times, and the best places to visit are the ones with rigorous sanitisation routines. Waterford Castle Resort ensures every safety precaution is being implemented so you can enjoy a worry-free staycation in Waterford.
Where can I take my kids during the holidays?
Waterford Castle Resort is an ideal place to staycation with your family. We offer amenities for families such as spacious 3 bed self-catering lodges, a playground and nature trails.
How much does a staycation cost?
Staycations can become expensive particularly if you’re taking a family trip, but in Ireland there will be a staycation tax refund for all staycations taken between October 2020 and April 2021, making your staycation more cost effective.
How much is the staycation subsidy?
Individuals can reclaim up to €125 in income tax credit as a staycation subsidy.