Athenaeum House Hotel
Overlooking Waterford City on the banks of the River Suir, Athenaeum House Hotel is a stylish boutique hotel, mixing Georgian elegance with modern chic and providing the ultimate in comfort and panache for the discerning traveller.
Dating back to the 1800s, the original Georgian House has been added to with sympathetic modern extensions, while inside the broad halls and drawing rooms of Athenaeum House are laid out with chic interiors, and contemporary designs using dark browns, deep purples, blues and gold’s.
Each of the bedrooms and suites at Athenaeum House has been superbly decorated, each with its own sense of style and panache. Rich colours and sumptuous furnishings add huge character, while rooms are equipped with all the essential facilities. Some suites boast four-poster beds, freestanding bathtubs or relaxing Jacuzzi baths and many have views across the River Suir.
Athenaeum House also features the exclusive eatery, Zak’s Restaurant. Stylishly laid out, Zak’s long narrow gallery runs virtually the length of the hotel, with large French windows opening out to a balcony and gardens overlooking the river and Waterford Harbour. The mouth-watering menu at Zak’s fuses traditional and contemporary cuisine, with a great emphasis on fresh local produce. The extensive wine list provides the perfect complement and on weekends, a resident pianist adds tone to the whole congenial atmosphere.