The Faithlegg Hotel and Golf Course is a perfect for a family break with little ones. The hotel is a mere 20-minute drive by car from Waterford city centre, which means it’s easy to reach from the train or bus station.
There is an old-world feel to the main house but its not stuffy or old fashioned. The reception is inviting with an open fire and the large lounge with interconnecting rooms has an extensive kids menu and colouring books with crayons. The dining room feels a little formal in the evenings but at breakfast time there are usually plenty of kids of all ages and high chairs are available. The food in the lounge is good with a variety of offerings from curry to steak and stew. For kids, there’s garlic bread, pasta, goujons and more. There is also a full bar and wine list for parents.
The bedrooms are tasteful but small and have bath and kettle with tea, coffee and cookies. You can also opt for a suite (€40 extra) in the old house, which boasted a four poster, high ornate ceilings and a view over the grounds. The hotel can provide a travel cot free of charge.
The grounds are extensive and ideal for a walk (although you cannot walk on the golf course). there is a historical walk close to the hotel and to the rear is a lovely playground with a climbing frame, swings, slide and seesaw. There are also plenty of trees for kids to explore and a swimming pool with lots of floating devices and a kids pool. For mums and dads there is also a spa with a thermal pool with plenty of treatments to choose from.
All in all, the Faithlegg is a good option for families and has all you need to make it a pleasant stay.