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“New Year's Eve 3 night stay David and Carmel”

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Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Waterford
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“New Year's Eve 3 night stay David and Carmel”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights we found it to be very clean and comfortable.The service from the dineing room and bar staff was excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel we will come back

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear David & Carmel,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel, we appreciate you taking the time. And look forward to your return visit.

Thank you again,

The Darrer Family
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We were on our 1st vacation to Ireland and intentionally did not make advance reservations for any of our 8 nights. As we are in the hotel industry, we were excited about being able to pick and choose as the mood hit us.

We did not have a reservation here and found the listing for it the day before. While it was a bit challenging for us to find the property at first, it has a great location near the river and in town. One can walk to many interesting areas and parking is convenient across the street.

The staff overall was very welcoming and it is easy to see why this hotel has built a good reputation with many repeat guests, including vacationers, business people and at least two tour buses daily.

The rooms are charming in decor and not a cookie cutter. This is a family owned and managed business and the women owners are very visible in their hospitality!

Room Tip: Rooms on the front of the hotel offer a great snapshot to the bustle of the city.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It is great to get such good feedback and from someone who is in the hotel industry. We hope that this trip with not be your last one to Ireland with a name like Hogan there must be some ties to Ireland, and we would love to welcome you back. We will hopefully be training in our next generation in the next few years and as it looks like the woman line are showing the strongest interest!

Thank you again,

The Darrer Family
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Stayed 3 nights. Hotel clean and warm. Very good food. Bar staff slow, but it was busy. Checked out early on our last morning needed to shower at 5.45am and the water was freezing, not even warm. The hotel knew they had 25 rooms checking out at this time, so no excuses. They should have allowed for the water to be hot at this time in the morning. Sorry, but for me that was a real no no.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Jayne,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Dooley's Hotel, Waterford. I was pleased to see that the majority of your encounters throughout our hotel were very satisfactory. I was disappointed, however, to see that you had no hot water on the day of your departure, as it is our goal that each of our guests enjoy a truly memorable experience at Dooley's Hotel. We had a problem with the boiler in early hours and were only alerted to the problem once your group was departing. Unfortunately your group was departing and it was too late to rectify it prior to your departure.

Jayne, again on behalf of the hotel team, I apologise for this lapse in service and for any negative perception it may have left. We do take your comments seriously and hope that this incident will not keep you from returning to our hotel.

Kind regards,

The Darrer Family
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Lovely hotel. very central. We had a room to the front of the hotel which was very clean and comfortable. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food was excellent and the service was fast and efficient. Bar staff very attentive both day time and late in the evening. Will be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Joan,

Thank you for your glowing review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write it. We shared your comments with our team who were delighted to hear it. We look forward to your return visit.

Thank you again,

The Darrer Family
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Dublin
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

Myself and my wife stayed for 3 nights, 29th 30th and 31st of December. From the moment we arrived we felt a welcoming feeling. We had a room on the 2nd floor at the front which was spotless clean throughout. During the night there was a flapping sound coming from the vent in the bathroom, caused by the severe winds, and when this was brought to the managers attention we were immediately offered another room. (Which we didn't take) The staff were excellent in every way and always greeted you with a smile. The food was top class and the service was very quick. The New Years ball was a most enjoyable night with great entertainment and again top class food. I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel and I will no doubt be returning.. We'll done Dooleys and your staff.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Martin

It was a pleasure to share your many praises of our facilities and service with the team. We look forward to your return visit and the opportunity to once again provide you with the true graciousness of our facilities and team.

Thank you again,

The Darrer Family
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

We did enjoy this hotel- they were friendly and helpful- did not give it a five as the wireless never reached to rooms as advertised and the shower barely spit out water. They were going to call someone to check the shower but in discussing with the rest of our travelers I think this is an issue for them. So if you are a bath person this is a great hotel, but if it is a strong shower you want in the am then not so much-
Great pub food and breakfast

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Sue,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Dooley's Hotel, Waterford. I was pleased to see that most of your experiences throughout our hotel were very satisfactory. I was a disappointed, however, to see that your water pressure was not up to the standard you expected. In relation to the Wifi strength we have up graded the wifi and this has assisted in the signal reaching all our rooms to an acceptable level.

Sue, again on behalf of the hotel team, I apologise for this lapse in service and for any negative perception it may have left. We do take your comments seriously, thank you again for taking the time to review our hotel.

Kind regards,

The Darrer Family
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

I booked 8 of us to stay here for a saturday night stay which included B&B and an evening meal, 4 adults and 4 kids, well just because we got a good deal was not at all reflected on our meals, the choice was excellent from the menu,the men in our group had steak which there was around a six euro supplement for,I had pork which was cooked to perfection, something for everybody, we purchased a red & white wine which also was very nice, our waitress was so nice and attentive and we all warmed to her, she made us feel very welcomed, when we entered the bar which was quite late the bar staff informed us it may be too late for kids but we could take our drinks to reception, although myself and my Mum decided to just finish our wine and take the kids up to the room they never came over to ask us to hurry, they left us where we were which was very nice, we retired to our clean & comfy rooms leaving our husbands to "live music" supplied from the bar free and they continued to enjoy their night with many other guests from the various christmas parties held in the hotel until the wee hours,I did hear loud music come through the windows to the room but what to expect on a busy saturday night, it was great to see the Hotel "buzzing" with customers, it had a great athmosphere for christmas, Breakfast was so busy we were asked to wait in reception as the kind staff knew we wanted to be seated altogether, so why do people moan when its busy, is'nt it better to wait and have a "fantastic hearty full irish" everybody really enjoyed breakfast and fruit after also.This Family I see are running the Hotel for three generations and I must say I have stayed in some of the "newer" "modern" hotels but they don't have the experience to make a stay as "warm" "welcoming" and "hospitable" as Dooleys obviously hold dear to their heart, and its passed down to their staff as everybody we encountered were so nice!!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review, 21 February 2014
Dear Anita,

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review and the time that you took to write it. We would love to see you come back to the oldest city in Ireland and have an event that I think your group would enjoy. Spraoi International Street Arts Festival happens every year, which has been staged in Waterford, Ireland, since 1993. For three days each year residents of our medieval city take to the streets and enjoy an international programme of street arts and spectacle. The festival is staged on August Bank Holiday Weekend, always marked by the first Monday in August. Waterford’s narrow medieval streets, squares, quays and historic buildings provide an atmospheric backdrop to Spraoi’s celebration of contemporary performance culture. The majority of the events are free and suitable for all ages, great for all the family.

Kind regards,

The Darrer Family
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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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