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Dooly's Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Emmet Square, Birr, Ireland
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Birr
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
ElderScroat Belfast, United Kingdom
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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed here with a few lads on a weekend away. The rooms are dated but we found them clean. Breakfast was good and freshly cooked. Great location in the town, good night club and hotel bar with plenty of bars in walking distance. Found staff friendly. Note of warning to guests. The hotel car park has the narrowest entrance through... More

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

Dear John H, Thank you for taking time to review Dooly's Hotel on Tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed your recent stay - you found the rooms to be clean, breakfast freshly cooked and of good quality. As a group of lads on a weekend away, it's great you enjoyed the entertainment provided by the Hotel with live music at... More

Tower, Cork, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Stayed here on Saturday as we had a family party in the town. I think I should have stayed in my car. When we arrived in our room number 32 you could see where wall paper had been patch up as the colours didn't match there was black mould on the walls in area also. The biggest surprise was left... More

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

Dear Michelle B, It is with dismay I read your damning review following your recent stay at Dooly's Hotel. I do accept your comment of a small damp patch in the joint of the bedroom wall - the joys of a 250 year old heritage building & the adverse winter just past. This issue is at hand and I do... More

Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A party of 3, we stayed here while attending a wedding in Birr. It was a really pleasant experience. Particularly of note was the helpfulness of all the staff, from the bar to the restaurant to housekeeping. The full breakfast was very good, especially the sausages. The hotel also had gluten-free breads. The hotel has a lot of character and... More

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

Dear Sightseeing2008, Thank you for your kind comments following your recent two day stay at Dooly's Hotel. It is great to read you found our staff to be most helpful in all departments. I am delighted you enjoyed our cuisine and availed of the gluten free breads on offer. We are currently in the middle of a ongoing improvement plan... More

Kincardine, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I've had lunch here many times and eaten at the bar but this was the first time eating in the main restaurant. What a pleasant surprise. The food selection was varied but not overwhelming. The portions were just perfect and cooked exactly as expected and were good value for money compared to what you'd get in a similar restaurant in... More

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

Dear Giant1960, Following your recent spin to the Emmet Restaurant at Dooly's Hotel, is is refreshing to read you were pleasntly surprised with your meal experience. I am delighted you found the menu to offer variety, the food selection cooked to expectation and the portion size just perfect. It is most encouraging you found our menu offered excellent value for... More

Limerick, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Had lunch recently in this hotel. The meals were served to your table by very friendly and efficient waitresses. The menu offered a good number of choices with something to suit most tastes. The service was excellent, really no waiting. The standard of food was very good, the portions were generous and it was served piping hot. Overall, it was... More

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

Dear liam_mccaffrey, Thank you for reviewing Dooly's Hotel on this site. I am delighted you enjoyed your lunch experience at Dooly's Hotel recently. It is very encouraging to read you found our staff to be friendly & service efficient, the food of good quality, generous in portion size and pipping hot. We strive for improvements on a continuous basis and... More

UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights, arrived very late first night and the night porter was great. Lovely breakfast and very friendly staff. Room fine although my heating seemed to go off the second night tho was back on the next morning?! Didn't bother me as I like to sleep in a cool room anyway. Ate in the bar one night and... More

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

Dear Snicholsuk, Thank you for taking time to review Dooly's Hotel on Tripadvisor. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel. It is gratifying you found our Food to be excellent quality and value for money. We greatly appreciate guest feedback, as we constantly strive to improve the quality of service afforded to our guests at Dooly's Hotel.... More

Limerick, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We had my sisters hen on February 1st 2014 in Dooleys Hotel Birr. We had an absolutely brilliant time staff were so nice, afternoon tea was delicious, and the meal in Emmet restaurant was fabulous all 27 of us hens loved it. The package was brilliant value we would recommend dooley's 100%

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

Dear Andrea C, Thank you for taking time to review Dooly's Hotel on this site. I am delighted you enjoyed the Hen Party last weekend. I must say your Downton Abbey theme was a big hit and perfect for your Afternoon Tea Party and Dance Class. It is great to read you enjoyed a wonderful meal in the Emmet Restaurant,... More

Galway, Ireland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Doolys hotel well its in my home town so i eventually decided to stay there its in a prime position with free parking ,yes they do charge for parking in Birr Very good rate 75 euro for a double its even better than some local b n bs However we ate in the bar and shelves behind us had not... More

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

Dear Nut i me 08, I am very dissappointed to read your recent review. I accept there may have been dust on a shelf in the Bar - our staff have this at hand. While you do mention some positive aspects like our town central location, free customer car park and a very competitive accommodation rate, I find your review... More

Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I have stayed at Dooly's Hotel several times over the past 9 years and always look forward to returning here. The location of the hotel is perfect as it is right in the centre of town. The rooms I have stayed in have always been clean, warm and cosy and the beds are very comfortable. The food in the bar... More

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

Dear Trish, Thank you for reviewing Dooly's Hotel on Tripadvisor. I am delighted you continue to enjoy staying with us when in Birr. Apart from our town centre location, we always strive to achieve continuous improvements in our Food & Accommodation departments within the Hotel. It is wonderful to read you found our staff to display kindness & friendliness to... 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*
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Doolys Hotel is situated in the beautiful Mid-Ireland. Doolys is a gem of a hotel in the centre of Georgian Birr. One of the oldest Coaching Inns in the country, the hotel exudes an old charm in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All of our bedrooms are excellently equipped offering comfort, style and elegance. Dine in our award winning Emmett Restaurant where you can enjoy local and international dished. A visit to Doolys Hotel is an experience you will always remember. ... more   less 
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