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Dooley's Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had our child's christening here on the 24th. We found the service second to none :) the staff and the manager Chris couldn't have been anymore helpful. The room was fabulous and atmosphere was great . All this added to our wonderful night . I would definitely recommend this hotel .

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed last November during Winterval festival and got a good rate in Dooleys. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city and is very welcoming. We stayed with 2 children and the staff made us all feel welcome. The hotel was very busy but you understand as it is very well run. The reception staff are... More 

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mcshal, Manager at Dooley's Hotel, responded to this review

@ seanodrioscoll Thank you most sincerely for you kind compliments. As a third Generation Family Hotel we are delighted that our efforts have paid off to make an enjoyable and memorable stay for you and your family. You review is greatly appreciated and we will continue to grow our business and train our staff with the efforts that you have... More 

Thatcham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As soon as we arrived we were made to feel welcome, the staff were first class. After going to our room, which was lovely, we asked if we could have a room with a view of the river at the front of the hotel, this was not a problem and we moved immediately. We have visited Waterford on many occasions... More 

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mcshal, Manager at Dooley's Hotel, responded to this review

@ Mary & Alan, Thank you for your recent visit with us and of course your lovely review. Please be assured that we will continue our efforts to ensure that each and every guest has a pleasant and enjoyable stay with Dooley's Hotel. We do hope that you do return to us on your next visit Waterford. Kind Regards Mairead More 

Park Ridge, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed two nights in early December. It was raining very hard when I arrived. The doorman wasn't very helpful about where to park my car or at all helpful with luggage. It was difficult to get to the room. Using the elevator wasn't helpful. I finally found the easiest way was the stairs near the restaurant. The room was... More 

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mcshal, Manager at Dooley's Hotel, responded to this review

@ Marilynn353 Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review of Dooley's Hotel. I apologise that our hotel did not meet your expectations on the occasion that you have stayed with us and you did not report the problems which could have been easily sorted for you during your stay with us. Please be assured that we... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at Dooley's hotel along with many other family members for a special family party. The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly, our room was clean and comfortable. The food in the hotel restaurant and bar was really good. The hotel is in a great situation close to everything you need. We will definitely stay here again when... More 

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mcshal, Manager at Dooley's Hotel, responded to this review

@wenbriworc Thank you for taking the time out to review Dooley's Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed the function you had with us. We will pass on your kind compliments to all of our Staff. we will continue to keep our standards of service high and hopefully we will welcome you back again to Dooley's Hotel. Kind regards Mairead More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very nice comfortable hotel, even though the entrance could do with a face lift, we found the staff and food to be very good. also the entertainment in the bar was very enjoyable! Would def stay here again! thank you!!!

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@ Eileen R Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We at Dooley's Hotel strive to give our guests an friendly and welcoming stay with us. Thank you for your high praise and we do hope that you are enticed back to Waterford again to pay us another visit. Thank you Mairead More 

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I made three visits to Ireland for business in 2014, and stayed at Dooley's twice. It was recommended by several co-workers who had stayed there, and I can see why. For a foreigner, it has a pretty ideal location with many attractions in close walking distance. I rented a car thinking I would need to drive most places, and rarely... More 

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mcshal, Manager at Dooley's Hotel, responded to this review

@ seinfield4444 Thank you for your very kind review of Dooley's Hotel. I am glad that you pointed out our ideal location in the city, everything really is within walking distance for Tourists and locals alike. With close proximity to tourist attractions, Shops and great eateries it really does have it all. Should your Job call for a return stay... More 

Waterford, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our staff Christmas party in Dooleys Hotel this year. All the ingredients for a great night were there, warm welcome, excellent food, excellent service, great entertainment. As a catering company our standards are high for our night out and Dooleys did not disappoint. Well done to all the staff and from us all thank you for a memorable... More 

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mcshal, Manager at Dooley's Hotel, responded to this review

@ PeterF Thank you for your kind review of Dooley's Hotel. I was especially blown away by what you said that Dooley's Hotel has all Ingredient's for a great Night. Please be assured that we will continue to strive for the high standards that you had received over the Christmas period. We hope that we can be of service to... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we spent four nights at Dooley's during our Irish travels, and found the hotel a good base to tour the town but a little tired. it was a bit of a maze getting to our room but we did have a view of the river. we had read reviews that mentioned the hotel was being upgraded but they obviously hadn't... More 

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mcshal, Manager at Dooley's Hotel, responded to this review

@ColinAJA Thank you for taking the time to leave such an indept review of Dooley's Hotel. I am disappointed that you did not thoroughly enjoy your stay with us. Please be assured that we will address your shortcomings with our departments and will use these for training and improving our services to our guests. Had we known of your issues... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from break in Waterford at Dooleys Hotel,very friendly staff and helpful too.Locatioon perfect just a short walk from shopping area Shaws only a short walk away, so many resturants you will be spoiled for choice. My only quibble was the showers in bedrooms ,a little dated??

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mcshal, Manager at Dooley's Hotel, responded to this review

@sassy siren 2014 Thank you for taking the time out to leave us your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We pride ourselves with delivering a friendly and professional service for all of our customers to enjoy. We hope we can temp you back to Waterford again soon. Kind regards Mairead More 

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Address: Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dooley's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 113
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Also Known As:
Dooleys Hotel Waterford
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Waterford
#5 Family Hotel in Waterford

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