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“Great hotel, friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Dooley's Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Waterford
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great hotel, friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012 via mobile

Staff are second to none in Dooleys, from the guys in the bar to the receptionist. Old hotel with lots of character, central location. Highly recommend

Stayed March 2012
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Stayed here one night in March 2012. Had a lovely dinner in the restaurant and went to the oldest bar in Ireland, around the corner some. The hotel was very clean, bed was comfortable and had a great time in Waterford.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Had 2 night stay with family , in family room , double bed and 2 singles for great value with breakfast ...room was perfect and spacious ...didnt feel cramped with a teenager , a young child and 2 adults . The bed was absolutely perfect , actually better than our own . I must have mentioned it about 6 times to the girlfriend how comfortable it was and we all had 2 pillows each ...its the little things ... we got fresh towels and toiletries on the 2nd day straightaway ...the receptionists were really friendly and efficient ..and even though we didnt get our request of a river view , their nice manner meant i didnt mind ...the breakfast was just what u would want ...simple and no fuss ...the bar is relaxed and a good mixture of old and new and the barmen are typically friendly local folk that dont appear to be insincere for the sake of it .....one criticism , had lunch in the bar and the food was a bit bland and the girl serving us was forgetful and slow , forgot some of our side orders and we had to ask twice for them , and waited 10 minutes for a drink and had to ask twice as well but the hotel cant be blamed for that and wouldnt put me off staying there again as the room , the general service and the PERFECT location beats everything else . Oh and 1 last thing ... you needed your key to use the lifts or open the doors to the stairs to enter the corridors / rooms which is a brilliant idea for security . Cannot be too careful anymore

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Stayed here for the Easter weekend so very busy. Rooms a good size and very clean staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great for meat eaters and vegetarians. Great location didn't have to take the car out until going for a drive around Waterford county. TV was old but didn't go away to watch tv so not a problem. Great hotel for a great price would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed in Dooleys on more than one occasion. The rooms are nicely decorated and the staff are very friendly and helpful. One of the waiters in particular, in the New Ship Restraunt was very nice. Dooleys is in a great location on the Quay in Ireland's oldest city.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

Keep up the good service and the entertainment was tops. Will be recommending it to my friends and family. Superb and convenient location with walking distance and access to shopping.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin
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12 hotel reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Hotel room set up seems to have been added on to a few times, but it's been done reasonably well. The bedrooms are comfortable, clean and well furnished. Location is perfect on the quays in the city centre. Bar is large and well appointed and the breakfast area equally so. The breakfast itself is tasty and well presented. Choice is adequate and the service is good. The price is very reasonable. Recommended

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dooley's Hotel

Address: Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Waterford
#5 Family Hotel in Waterford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dooley's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dooley's City Centre Hotel, Waterford is a family run hotel in the heart of the Sunny South East. Dooley's Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the main shopping, business & cultural centres in Waterford. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Dooleys Hotel Waterford

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