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Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, MA
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Country Quaint or Not Quite Elegant...”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed here for one night as part of a CIE tour of Ireland. We stayed in 5 different hotels on our trip and this was unfortunately my least favorite. I wanted to like it more, but the bathrooms looked outdated, and the rooms a little too motel for a hotel. There was only 1 elevator, which proved frustrating at times when it was being loaded with suitcases by the porters or had a long line. We would have taken the stairs, but we were on the 5th floor with an injured 83 yr old, so stairs were not really an option for us. The food as dinner was fine, but the breakfast buffet seemed a little lacking. I don't know what other hotels in Waterford are like, but I assume they must be similar because our CIE tour had us booked in wonderful hotels in other cities. The location of this hotel seemed great. It was walking distance to what appeared to be the main part of Waterford. We were there on a Friday night, and I must say the town was eerily quiet. I was able to find only one open pub other than the one in our hotel, so it seems Dooleys is the place to be for a night out.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Two of us stayed at Dooleys this week on an overnight stop in Waterford. Friendly staff, good food and a central location. Good value and worth a visit. Bedrooms are a nice size and were comfortable and quiet. Bathrooms looking a little tired, but overall you won't go far wrong here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

went for an over night stay with 14 girls, arrived at 12 o clock and got all our rooms within 10 mins. speedy check in,staff were nice, and rooms were great great. breakfast had loads of variety.also had the sunshind. will defo stay here again

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

As stated in the in-house blurb, the hotel has been proudly run by the one family for many years. It also has that feel and welcoming. My room was large with double bed. It was comfortable and quiet and overlooked a rear street. There was one potential hazard as it overlooked the local pool room and a noisy "chopper" bike persisted for a while but moved on.
There seems to be only one lift and during my stay had some problems, as a consequence many guests were forced to use the stairs, even up to the 3rd floor.
The room had tea/coffee facilities, iron/board but no safe. Free wi-fi was available and useful.
The breakfast/dining room was very well run with efficient and friendly staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

As part of a coach tour of the UK and Ireland, we two Brits and 33 Australians decended onto this hotel on the 19th June '13. According to the porter there are 114 rooms but we only found one lift. Our room, 28 was on the second floor and situated overlooking the street to the rear. We had a double and single bed in the room. The shower was fitted over the bath and anon slip bath mat was provided. There is only liquid soap provided but there was also a face cloth provided to aid application. A lot of hotels provide nothing. The room was clean and well decorated but there is some attention required to the little details ie, the four pillows on the double bed were all different: one white, one cream, one off white and one pink. The bath itself is due for a refurbishment and the television was an old analogue one which only provided a fuzzy picture. The tea and coffee making materials are on a tray in a cupboard under the televsion with the kettle wired into this position, a lot of bending required to make a 'cuppa'. Our dinner was of three courses with three choices on each, was well cooked, well presented and plentiful. Breakfast was buffet style and plentiful with coffee and toast placed on the tables of but tea had to be requested seperately. Over all a pleasant experiance.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Great location. Clean room and bathroom. Comfortable bed and pillows. Our room looked out into the little courtyard. Lobby was very elegant and comfortable. Staff were friendly. Food was very good - selection, quality.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

This was our first trip to Ireland and we stayed at Dooley's Hotel and were warmly welcomed and treated wonderfully! It was clean and all the linens smelled beautiful! The breakfast at the restaurant was great and the dinner at the bar was fantastic! It is within easy walking distance of the attractions in Waterford City and right across the street from the River Suir! We had a great stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 Family Hotel in Waterford
#5 Romantic 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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