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The Perks of Booking Direct

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You’ll always see hotels promoting booking directly instead of using third party agents, but do you know why? When you book direct there are many benefits for both the hotel and the guest, ensuring you have the very best guest experience from reservation to check out. Perks include our best rate guarantee and some complimentary extras you’ll love. Here are some of the many reasons to always book your stay in our great value hotel in Waterford on our official website.

Best Available Rate Guaranteed

One of the most important things to consider when booking a hotel is the price. With so many ways to book, how do you know you are getting the best deal on your stay? We’ve taken out the guess work for our guests with our Best Available Rate Guarantee. We promise when you book your stay in Viking Hotel directly on our website or with our friendly team, we will be €10 cheaper than any other price you’ll find online. If you find the same room with the same terms cheaper anywhere else, we’ll match that price.

Waterford Hotel Special Offers

Do you love a special offer as much as we do? Our team work hard to create special offers and discounted rates that show the best of our great value hotel in Waterford. Our packages often include breakfast, dinner in the newly renovated Pestle and Mortar Restaurant and other extras. These very special packages are only available when you make your booking with our team or using our website, not on any third party website.


Did you know Viking Hotel Waterford do not charge a booking deposit or admin fees? We also offer a flexible cancellation policy in case your plans change, and you need to amend or cancel your stay. When you book via a third party, your contract is with that company, not the hotel directly. This means that any changes you need to make need to go through your agent and follows their strict policies. We cannot amend bookings made through third parties and you will lose your booking deposit if you cancel. For true peace of mind and a flexible cancellation policy, book with us directly.

Complimentary Upgrades

If you’ve ever wondered how to increase your chances of a complimentary upgrade, this is it! We often need to upgrade guests due to low room type availability or if they’re enjoying a special occasion or celebration while in Waterford. As a small thank you to our direct bookers, we prioritise guests who book direct for complimentary upgrades if they become available.

Complimentary Drink

What could be better than arriving to your hotel after a long drive or train journey, checking into your stylish, comfortable bedroom and heading to the bar for a welcome drink? When you book directly on our website, your first drink is on us. Our friendly reception team will give you a voucher to enjoy a welcome drink on us in our gorgeous bar.

Website Experience

If you’ve never visited our hotel website, you’re in for a treat. Our beautifully designed website gives you a taste of the Viking Hotel experience before you arrive. You can enjoy pictures of our lobby, restaurant, and bedrooms, find answers to your frequently asked questions and learn more about the local area. Our blog is frequently updated making sure you’re up to date with the latest hotel developments, excellent things to do in Waterford and local guides.

Loyalty Club

If you’re a frequent traveller to Waterford, you can get the very best of your stay by joining our loyalty club. We offer guests complimentary access to our loyalty club, Rewards From Us To You. For every euro you spend in our hotel, or any of the suites or hotels owned by PREM Group, we award you points. Save your points to redeem on rewards that you’ll love like complimentary stays or vouchers for big online retailers. We’ll add your points automatically and you can only collect points when you book your stay directly.


We think we have proved our point! There is no need to use third-party agents when booking directly has so many perks. Find a great value Waterford hotel special offer on our official website today and start planning your trip to discover Ireland’s Ancient East.

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