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Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
West Wales
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

I and my wife can say that we had a marvelous time at Dooley’s Hotel. We stayed for three nights in mid August. The cost was competitive for a three star hotel. The Hotel itself was very comfortable including the river view double room. We did not experience any adverse background noise from outside. The staff were really good and did the Hotel proud; a mix of indigenous and European staff kept the wheels in the bars and restaurants moving nicely.

We stayed on a bed and breakfast board and found that the breakfast were standard and wholesome for the standard of hotel; and you did not need anything more. We did have one evening meal and took in the local heritage show (dance and fiddle etc) at the hotel. We very pleased with the standard of the four course meal and the price again was not painful; the entertainment was good quality too.

We wee on a cycling holiday and used the hotel as a base, our bikes too were well catered for stored warm and dry and secure each evening by diligent staff. We would certainly recommend the hotel and there is a conveniently located bar attached as part of the complex which serves a good range of daily bar meals.

Eating out is not cheap anymore in Ireland but we found (by recommendation) a lovely Italian restaurant the food was high quality and the price a little high but worth it as a one off trip; Amilianos (something like that). We phoned the hotel direct having made initial reviews on web. It was our second visit to Waterford and this Hotel.

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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

We stayed at this hotel recently. Our room was very clean and nicely decorated. The bar is nice and the food is good. Breakfast is good too and the staff on for breakfast are very efficient. The reception staff are very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this hotel, the only negative would be that it was a bit noisy as we were on the 1st floor and some of the guests were making a lot of noise downstairs. Even with the noise we would still stay in this hotel again.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

My Husband & l and our 1 year old baby recently stayed in Dooley Hotel, Saturday 20th August on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate. l spoke with Caroline in Reservations & via email, who was a pleasure to deal with it. The receptionist on Duty was very welcoming to us. The Restaurant staff was also very welcoming. We had a beautiful room. l work in Reservations myself and it's nice to get the same service back. l will definitely
be recommending this hotel to my colleagues & to everyone l know

Room Tip: The Security of the hotel was excellent ie You needed your room key card to operate the hotel lift...
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Spent four days in Dooley's Hotel and was really impressed. The staff are really lovely and couldn't do enough for you. My mum was impressed with the security, all residents need their room 'key' to gain access to the stairs and lift to the rooms as she had a couple of experiences of strangers knocking on her door and returning to her hotel room to find her door open but she felt really safe and relaxed in Dooley's. The food in the restaurant was really lovely and on Wednesday nights throughout the summer there is trad music in the lounge and The Emigrants Tale in the Rita Malone Suite on Thursday nights. Residents who park their car in the car park opposite can buy a token at reception for €2.50 instead of the €5.50 otherwise. Another thing in its favour is the pedestrian crossing in front of the hotel and the bus terminus just across the road which is really good for those with free bus passes. The only gripe I would have is that there are not enough storage space. There is only the one wardrobe with no drawer space and for anyone staying longer than we did might find it a bit of a chore keeping the majority of their clothes in their cases.
Our room overlooked the quay's and when the window was closed it was very quite even though there was a lot of traffic passing. Would definitely have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.

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Reviewed 25 August 2011

I stayed at this hotel with friends for 3 nights. The staff were very friendly, the room spacious and the food excellent. We travelled to the races on Saturday and it was the prefect location as the bus office is directly across the road. Waterford City centre is a 5 minute walk away therefore the hotel is very central. The hotel is a mixture of old style and modern and is very well maintained. One of our group left a wallet behind in the room and it was returned by swift post which was very much appreciated. Would have no hesitation staying at this hotel on a return visit to Waterford.

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

We stayed at the hotel over weekend 19-21 August and found everything to be superb. Service in particular was excellent, including posting my wedding ring home as i left it behind me. Would reccomend.

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

Stayed for two nights 10+11th Augu.'11. Got a great deal on price. This is a 3* hotel and for that it deserves a 5* rating. It is everything a 3* should be.
Staff were enthuasiastic and helpful. There was a band playing in the bar ( if u like that). Food was nice , presented well, plenty of variety and, tastey. I made a mistake and we arrived late for breakfast the first day. There was no problem. Fresh breakfast was prepared and presented in the lounge at no extra cost.
The room was spacious and comfortable.
The lotel is within walking distance of the train station and opposite the bus terminal.
Even the beer was ( unnecessarily, I thought) cheap.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Address: Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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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