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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Kincardine, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Limerick, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
12 helpful votes 12 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

Ballyheigue, Kerry, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Having had our wedding reception at Dooly's last year we decided we would return for the same night again one year later. Again we were greeted with a very warm welcome by Stephen and his staff at Dooly's hotel. Upon arrival to our bedroom (The Bridal Suite) we were met with a bottle of champagne and fresh strawberries. The room... More

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

Dear Sandra & Paudie, Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am delighted you enjoyed the occasion of your First Anniversary at Dooly's Hotel recently. I have passed on your compliments to all the team and I do hope to see you both next September to mark year two. Kindest regards, Stephen Stephen O' Connor General Manager Dooly's... More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Had a Family Gathering/Reunion at Doolys Hotel in Birr with over 90 people. I cannot say enough about the brilliant staff and help I received in organising a big event there. It was very reasonable in terms of cost and Doolys staff and General Manager could not have been nicer and more accommodating to us. From the very beginning of... More

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

Dear Gecdoor, Thank you for taking the time to review Dooly's Hotel on Tripadvisor. I am really thrilled you enjoyed The Family Gathering in our Cumberland Suite recently. It was great to catch up with relatives & friends and mark the occasion with many a tale !! I have passed on your thanks to the team and I hope to... More

Paddy
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The last time I stayed in Birr (about a year ago) I opted for the Maltings – because it was/is number one per TripAdvisor. I had no complaints. It is a very good B&B. However, it is only a B&B so this time I stayed in Dooley’s Hotel for a similar price – without consulting TripAdvisor and despite the numerous... More

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

Dear Paddy Foley, Thank you for reviewing Dooly's Hotel on Tripadvisor. On the positives - it is very reassuring to read you found our staff to be exceptional and the Hotel facilities met your expectations. I am glad you enjoyed the Hotel's cuisine and found the Guinness to be top notch. With Live music every Saturday in the Coachouse Bar,... More

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Additional Information about Dooly's Hotel

Also Known As:
Doolys Hotel Birr
Address: Emmet Square, Birr, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Birr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Dooly's Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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