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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Ennis, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Limerick, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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
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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60 reviews 60 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

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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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