This modern, well-run hotel overlooking the River Suir isn’t particularly characterful—but it’s in a great location, a short walk from the center of Waterford. Rooms are clean and have everything you need, with comfortable beds. Family rooms are an exceptionally good value and sleep up to four, usually for just €10 or €20 more than the standard double rates. Some bedrooms have lovely views over the water. Special offers are often listed on the website, including packages that cover dinner in the excellent restaurant. Tip: Ask for an upper floor room—the views are better, and, since there can be street noise at night, particularly on weekends, you’re just a bit above the ruckus.