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Dooley's Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Waterford
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
silvermachine2015 Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One night stay 23/06/2015, the hotel is very well situated right on the quay, parking virtually free in the public car park opposite. The staff were extremely friendly, and we ate in the restaurant which was very good food at a reasonable price, and breakfast was also extremely good. Room slightly dated, but a good size, clean, and bed very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many European hotels do not have air conditioning, thus, you need to open windows, get a fan...Here at Dooley's, the location is nice, but we had a room facing an alley out back. The alley was a small street in reality and on Friday night...it was LOUD. Even rooms up front had a lot of noise. None of us slept... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean, well maintained facility, friendly staff. Restaurant is very family friendly and offered basic variety of the usual Irish breakfast. Overall I would stay again. You do need to climb a few steps to get to your room once you get off the lift!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff in Dooleys Hotel are amazing the food here is amazing I love that staff Is always there to help the guest with anything if they are looking for something I love that praking is only cross the road:)

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location was superb and the hotel was great in all aspects. Parking was right across the road. Right from check in to check out we were made to feel special, the room was huge and all well appointed, food was superb along with bar service and the night we were staying there was an Irish group playing in bar... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must be honest I'm quite surprised by all the "excellent" reviews of this hotel. Although the rooms are ok (although dated) and a bit quirky, the smell of cigarette smoke in the hallways is quite apparent. Looking out our window we could see cigarette butts lining the edge of the roof. I'm not sure how much the staff enforces... More 

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here one night as part of a Gate1 Tour in July of 2015. I stayed in Room 67. The hotel is located right in downtown Waterford and there is not much to the front side of the hotel like any downtown hotel. If you go right from the main entry of the hotel about 4 blocks or about... More 

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

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Dooley's Hotel. It is great to get such positive feedback. Your suggestion of a walk along the river is one I suggest myself. It is even nicer if you are lucky enough to stay when the Tall Ships come into port. Maybe you can come... More 

Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited as part of a CIE Tour and found this to be a solid hotel. It has a nice location near shops & Pubs. Rooms are clean, efficient, and have nice bathrooms. The public areas are open, well maintained and welcoming. The bar is a nice place to settle after a night walking the charming streets of Waterford.

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

Mr. Tortella, Thank you for your comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found our city streets to be charming. There has been alot of work in the city lately to improve its landscape. We have received a 'purple flag' in recognition of this but it's nicer to hear it from the visitors to our city... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although it doesn't look like much from the street, this was a comfortable and well managed hotel. The room was clean and quiet. Dinner was delicious, but the kitchen was sooooooo slow. The hotel is nicely situated within walking distance of plenty of shopping and restaurants. I would stay there again.

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

Hi ChicoRanMan, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Dooley's Hotel and found our food to be delicious. I am disheartened to hear that your food took some time to be served. I have past on your comments to our Head Chef and he will work on this with his team. We hope to see you again... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted with room access cards that did not work I. E. Would not allow access to our room. Attended reception and had this rectified - receptionist ambivalent and no apologies, first impressions!!! The night was a disaster, 28/6/15 the hotel had a function on with live music till 11.00pm directly below our room, the band may as well have been... More 

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

Hi Eric Y, I would like to apologise for the behaviour of some of our guests on the night of your stay. This is not a normal occurrence at the hotel. Sleep should be a given in any hotel stay and we failed to make that happen for you. As I said to you and your wife on check out... More 

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