Waterford carries the distinction of being known by the name given it by its ancient Viking founders, Vedrafjord, the Norse version of the modern name. The city is also home to Reginald's Tower. Reginald's Tower is the oldest civic building in Ireland and its name, as well, was given to it by the Vikings. Ancient though it may be, the city is a popular tourist destination and there are many modern Waterford hotels available.
Waterford, predictably, owes much of its longevity to its being a port. The River Suir is the most important economic feature of the town. The river is home to the Waterford Port. This port has been in service for over 1,000 years, in various incarnations. Today, it provides the industrial backbone of this historic city. EasyToBook.com has listings for the best Waterford hotels and resorts and can help you find one nearest the port or farther in town.