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Dooly's Hotel

3.0 of 5 Emmet Square, Birr, Ireland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birr, Offaly, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and 15 women - friends and family - had a meal on Saturday night - it was only fabulous and not a single complaint - portions size, taste, choice, service - all just fabulous, could not fault anything. I would recommend it 100%

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 60 or 70 euro a night I would describe Dooly's as a reasonably priced hotel if a little dated. The staff were very nice and friendly and we liked the bar and pub grub and the breakfast. However we did not pay 60-70 euro. We paid 99 euro a night which, for a bedroom not much bigger than a... More

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DoolysHotel, General Manager at Dooly's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Raymond F, I am dissapointed to read your recent review of Dooly's Hotel on Tripadvisor. While you experienced and enjoyed many positive attributes of the Hotel during your stay, namely our nice & friendly staff, excellent pub grub, great bar atmosphere and freshly cooked breakfast, I do not agree with your postage stamp comment in relation to our accommodation.... More

Dublin, Ireland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently visited Birr and stayed over at Doolys hotel. I wasn't sure what to expect from it or from Birr as I had no knowledge of the area before visiting. When reading up about the hotel and the history of it I was expecting a small cold hotel but was pleasantly surprised when we got there. The hotel is... More

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DoolysHotel, General Manager at Dooly's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tallulah_D, Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor. I am delight you had a positive experience throughout your stay at Dooly's Hotel. It is great to read you found the Hotel to be warm & cozy and the staff to be very welcoming. Thank you for acknowledging our freshly cooked cuisine and I hope to welcome you back... More

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited Dooly's Hotel as a staff night out for Dinner in the Emmet Restaurant, Wow! It was amazing! Kevin and Paul were super, very friendly and very attentive. The food was out of this world, Majority of us had steaks, amazing! From start to finish it was a fantastic night, we'll definitely be back to Dooly's soon, Thanks guys!!

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DoolysHotel, General Manager at Dooly's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Char 0908, Thank your for reviewing Dooly's Hotel on Tripadvisor. We were delighted you choose The Emmet Restaurant at Dooly's Hotel to celebrate your Staff Night Out recently. It is great you found our staff to be super, friendly and very attentive on the night. More over, I am thrilled you thought the food was totally amazing for all... More

Tra Li
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Had eaten at Dooly's earlier this year (Carvery) and it was fine. Went there on weekend of Community Games and ordered 2 Burgers, Chicken Burger and 2 kid's pizzas. Chicken burger was ok. Pizzas were cheese with a few chips on top. Expecting a few more chips. For €13.50 I would expect a gourmet burger. It was ok but for... More

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DoolysHotel, General Manager at Dooly's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richeard OF, Thank you for reviewing Dooly's Hotel on Tripadvisor. I am very sorry to read that you were "dissappointed" after your recent visit to Doolys Bar during the Community Games. You ordered from our Evening Bar Food Menu which operates from 3/9pm daily. The food items ordered by you were delivered as set out on the menu and... More

Ennis, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A gem of a coffee shop ! Great service and lovely food! Had lovely freshly made sandwiches And delicious cake and tea. Very relaxed atmosphere . It was wet rainy afternoon so it was a great escape to warm ourselves up before facing elements again!

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DoolysHotel, General Manager at Dooly's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BM, Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am delighted you had a positive experience during your recent visit to Dooly's Hotel Coffee Shop. It is great to read you were impressed by the great service and relaxed atmosphere of The Coffee Shop. We have a comprehensive range of made to order Gourmet Sandwiches available on a choice... More

Limerick, Ireland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Last Sunday I had a group of 55 people at the Tullamore show which was excellent despite the drop of Tullamore Dew that we experienced. The variety of stalls were top class and it is true there is something there for everyone. The standard of judging for the livestock was well organised. We enjoyed watching the sheep shearing, their coats... More

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DoolysHotel, General Manager at Dooly's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Smiler 073, Thank you for reviewing Dooly's Hotel on Tripadvisor. As a returning guest, it is very gratifying to read you were made most welcome on arrival by Restaurant Supervisor Kevin. After a long and damp day at the Tullamore Show, I am delighted your party guests enjoyed the cuisine and the great service afforded by Kevin and his... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed here for one night only as every hotel was fully booked.Yes the decor is abit dated but it is in keeping with the age of building and being a coaching inn nice change to a modern hotel.The bedroom was clean and tidy and had every thing you required plenty of hot water.Only complaint the mattress on bed was... More

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DoolysHotel, General Manager at Dooly's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pauline 5992014, Thank you for your recent review on this forum. it is great to read you found your bedroom clean & tidy and availed of the plentiful supply of hot water. I'm glad you enjoyed your freshly cooked breakfast and sampled the various offerings from the buffet. It is regretable you found your bed mattress hard and I... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I recently organised a hen party in doolys hotel and I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Stephen was the organiser I was in contact with and he was very helpful and lovely to deal with. The meal was delicious with excellent choices. The staff were all so friendly and attentive, from the bar staff to the waiters to the receptionists.... More

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DoolysHotel, General Manager at Dooly's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Geraldine, Thank you so much for your kind review on this forum. I am delighted your colleagues enjoyed an eventful night on the Hen Party recently. I have passed on your comments to the team and it is very satisfying & rewarding to receieve such recognition for our friendliness, service, attentiveness and hight quality cuisine. Best wishes for the... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Genuine old fashioned coaching inn. However with this history comes an old building with a sense of damp, stains on ceilings, slightly whiffy aroma and dreadful "beer garden". All in all upstairs is a bit grim and old fashioned. On the plus side the cooked breakfast is superb, the bar is cosy and the staff excellent. Also there seemed to... More

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DoolysHotel, General Manager at Dooly's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elder Scroat, Thank you for staying with us and for reviewing our property. I am delighted you found our staff excellent, the Bar cozy and our cuisine superb. It is most regrettable to read that your stay was negatively affected due to noise at night from a corference set up and conditions of our property. It was unfortunate you... More

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Address: Emmet Square, Birr, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dooly's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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