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Dooley's Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Waterford
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great business stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

From check in to check out everything was great - hope to be back again soon. It was an overnight business trip and perfect location from which to see waterford city at night. The City has improved over the last few ytears

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Hotel was clean maybe a bit dated in the bathroom. Staff were friendly in the bar. Had lunch there which was mediocre but most pub lunches are. Had booked into the restaurant that evening but cancelled when we realised it was basically back to the bar with restaurant prices. Close to the Quays and shopping streets which was really handy. Don't know if we would rush back there

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greystones, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Just back home after a most enjoyable new years stay in this hotel.This was our third time to stay here,and we have enjoyed our experience on each occasion.The hotel is well situated on the quay in Waterford,5 mns walk from the city centre.The rooms are nice,with very comfortable beds.Cleanliness is of a very high standard.The staff and service are excellent,courtesy,friendliness,and efficiency should be their motto.The food is excellent.We have
enjoyed every meal we had there(we always book dinner).The rates,at any time of year are good.
We brought six friends (three mature couples),with us,and they all want to return again.
Kieran,Greystones

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were only at Dooley's 1 night, and it was a pleasant experience. The included breakfast was very good with lots of variety. The desk staff were very friendly and the housekeeping staff were helpful. The stairwell and elevator were accessed with only a hotel key so that was a nice touch. Convenient location in Waterford...right on the waterfront across from the bus station. The front desk provided us with a tourist city map, so were able to walk to the Waterford Crystal Factory and then around town shopping & for supper. They do charge for wi-fi or you can use their computer in the lobby for 1 Euro/10 minutes if I remember right. The room was clean and quiet. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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egham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were delighted with our 3 night hale board break at this well appointed hotel. The room had everything we needed even down to a trouser press and well stocked tea and coffee making facility. The one drawback as far as the room was concerned was the hotel managements over keenness on environmental protection which resulted in choice of low energy bulbs even down to the light over the dressing table resulting an impractical light level. The restaurant was excellent, service good and the selection of Irish meat and fish was delicious and good sized portions. Entertainment was provided on some evenings and we were very pleased with the artistes.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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wexford
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34 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Stayed here just before Christmas with our four year old daughter for one night, having stayed for a night in November also. All was excellent, check in, room, location....all spot on in lovely Waterford, Staff made a fuss of our chatty four year old which of course she loved. Had a lovely dinner in the bar which was very good value for money and colouring books were given to our little girl which kept her happily occupied. Had a lovely relaxing night in our spacious room and a lovely freshly cooked to order breakfast the next morning.
Would highly recommend Dooleys to anyone considering staying in Waterford for a night or two and carparking opposite for discounted rate of €3 total per stay is an added bonus in a city where parking can be a tad overpriced. Will look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed December 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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Tipperary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Myself and my 3 girlfriends were attending a show in Waterford and stayed here for one night. They gave us a family room which was very good value at only €79 between us. The staff are lovely and friendly. The room itself was a grand size with plenty of room for the 4 of us to get ready. Bathroom was a little worn looking but the shower worked fine with plenty of hot water. I would say that the room was very warm and I would have liked to know how to turn the heating down or off but I suppose thats better than being cold. The restaurant was nice and spacious with the food being reasonable and tasty.
All in all it was a good choice to stay there. I would definately recommend it to anybody looking for somewhere cheap, cheerful and clean to stay )))

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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*
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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