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“Smelly room, good location”

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Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
Escalon, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Smelly room, good location”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

I stayed here one night. The room was small. I had a terrible view of the back of another building and a loud machine right outside my room. When I opened my window to get air it smelt of mold and other rotten smells. The room smelt horribly like cigarettes. The breakfast was very good. It was about a 10 minute walk to The House of Waterford Crystal. If you park in the car park across from the hotel or down the road make sure you have coins.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Eden, Australia
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

... it is just a shame about the pillows!

We had a two night-plus-dinner special, and could not have asked for better service, better value or a better location. We arrived by bus, and were delighted to discover that it was just across the road from the bus stop and the river.

Our room - once we found it, up the elevator and then up and down short staircases and through doors and around corners, was spacious and clean. We don't travel light, so negotiating bags through the halls was a challenge, but also part of the charm.

Breakfasts were superb - from the mixed-berry compote and greek-style yogurt to the soda bread and sausages - and the dining room staff were surprisingly attentive.

Overall, we were pleased, but the bed, pillows and lighting could use an upgrade.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

When entering Waterford, I was able to locate the hotel easily with parking right across the street. The people at the reception desk were very friendly and was able to make my stay thoughtless. The food in the bar/lounge was delicious with friendly staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is an old hotel with no air conditioning. We had to call to the front desk to get the band to quiet down so we could get some sleep. The hotel was clean, but we had to go down a set of stairs after we went up a flight of stairs to get our room. I would not recommend this hotel

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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cork
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

I attended a function at Dooleys Hotel last Friday night. Being vegetarian my hopes are never high for a decent meal on these occasions and I expect to have little or no choice. I was so surprised to have a choice of Vegetarian Lasagne or Risotto on what was a set menu. I had the Risotto and it was absolutely delicious and it made my night to have as good a meal as my colleagues who also raved about their choices. Thank you Dooleys for using a little bit of imagination and making this old veggie feel welcome. Incidently everything else was just as excellent making fror a really lovely evening in the heart of Waterford. I will be back and will certainly eat here on a more regular basis.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Very easy to find, just on the Quays with parking directly opposite so no flaffing around trying to find little sidestreets. Got a great deal when booking, and the front of house staff really made us feel very welcome with nothing being too much trouble. Room was spotless and bar/lounge very welcoming (with entertainment most weekends to kickstart your night out). We had the early bird menu in the restaurant, it had terrific choice and was really well presented. Everything tasted great and was excellent value. Breakfast was buffet style, constantly being topped up, so no complants there either. Hotel very central for shopping, touring, nightlife. En-suites and public toilets whilst clean, were in need of a little upgrading but nothing off putting about this. Its a great little hotel with great staff in all areas and would definitely recommend and stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Got a great special deal through this hotel, and the location and facilities were excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Dooley's Hotel Waterford
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 Romantic Hotel in Waterford
#5 Family Hotel in Waterford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dooley's Hotel Waterford 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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