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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
Waterford Ireland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Like a good wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This hotel is like a Good Wine it improves with age. I have dined here for nearly forty years of the family run hotels seventy years in business. You will be pleased with what you will find at Dooleys. Quality fare is served all day from its famous and delicious Breakfast to its evening dinner and musical entertainment. Being family run is reflected in its staff. Make a note to visit Dooleys a household name in Waterford.

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  • 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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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Have stayed here too many times to count, always reliable, very nice clean rooms, great food, friendly staff and a great location. Can be very reasonable, we got a room online at the last minute for a Saturday night for €59!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
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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
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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

Room Tip: A room overlooking the river if possible
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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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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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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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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:
#2 Business Hotel in Waterford
#4 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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Dooleys Hotel Waterford

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