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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
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Having come from a hotel from hell in Tramore we booked into Dooleys.. The girl on the front reception was lovely. Couldn't have been more helpful and polite.( If hotel management read this you have a gem there). The hotel itself was lovely. We have stayed in many 4 star hotels that dont rate to this one. Great bar staff and service. Most of all we had breakfast in bed Sunday morning and may i say it one the best room service breakfasts we received ever.. Well done to all the staff...

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 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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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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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here recently on a girls weekend away. The staff were pleasant and the room was comfortable. The food in the hotel was fantastic! Breakfast was one of the best iv had and we had dinner in the bar which was also good. Location is perfect for shopping or a night out

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Waterford Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

Room Tip: Car park directly across from hotel will be discounted at reception
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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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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

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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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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