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“Spot on!” 5 of 5 stars
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Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
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52 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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“Spot on!”
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
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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
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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Our company had our Christmas night at Dooleys Hotel & had a fantastic time. When making the booking, we found Denise a great help. The staff on the night were excellent and very well organised. The food was delicious with great choices on the menu to suit everyone in our group. The service was great, food came out quickly and lovely and hot. The entertainment on the night was brilliant crack - band and disco included in the price ; excellent value. Overall, an excellent night and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Why do so many irish hotels not be able to nail down (literally) the problem of unnecessarily noisy extractor fans? If it is in one's own room the fan will eventually switch off, but when the echoes of other fans can be heard through the ventilation system it becomes a sleep depriving problem. Also an electrical circuit breaker in the room was buzzing slightly. It's a shame because apart from this the room was very comfortable and hotel very pleasant and friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

We popped into the bar here for a bite to eat to take a break from shopping in the cold weather and we got a lovely surprise. we both ordered fishcakes expecting small portions and what we got was an extremely large and delicious plate of food. a wlovely pick me up!

  • Stayed November 2012
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carrick on suir
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

we stayed for one night (sat) , hotel was warm on arrival as was the greeting from the receptionist. Our room was perfectly presented and spotless , with simple to use tv ,
The information booklet prepared by the hotel was excellant and up to date ,very helpfull to visitors. Breakfast was well organised , hot and with a nice selection of fruit and also plenty of choice from the hot buffet , coffee and toast was topped up without fuss by busy , friendly staff . Great stay in an traditonal style hotel , with the "old" style values that some of the newer celtic tiger hotels dont understand ...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

My first time to stay in Dooley's Hotel after hearing so many good reports. I was really impressed with the service first of all. I ate in the Bar and all the staff were interested in looking after you - at the end of a very busy service, they were still doing their work with their heads up, wanting to make eye contact with the customer - a very refreshing trait. The bedroom was very comfortable with some lovely brochures on the Darrer family and the history of the hotel.
The stand out memory of my stay was the breakfast in the morning - all the milk jugs, tea & coffee pots, sugar bowls were that lovely old Hotel silver - you never see that anymore. For me, that capped a proper traditional Irish family-run Hotel experience. I look forward to returning.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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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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