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Dooley's Hotel Waterford

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Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Rather than go abroad this year we decided to do short breaks in Ireland. Other hotels we stayed in were 4*, this was the only 3* we used. We certainly had no complaints. A lot of reviewers mention outdated and one could say that. Really all one wants is a good clean place to sleep and eat and here Dooleys...

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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review

Dear oldtimer61, We are delighted you enjoyed your family stay with us here in Dooley's Hotel Waterford. Thank you for availing of all our facilities. We have shared your comments with the team and they are delighted and especially with your comment that the hotel has the warmth of a family run hotel. The team work very hard to ensure...

sunsearcher2009
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Live locally and hadn't eaten here in many years, decided to eat here recently for a change on a Wednesday night as it was our wedding anniversary. The Bar was quite busy despite it being mid week. We both had a starter and both had the steak sandwich, we shared a bottle of wine and also shared a desert. The...

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Dear sunsearcher2009, Thank you for your lovely comments and for coming to dine with us in Dooley's Hotel. Belated happy wedding anniversary. I am delighted you enjoyed your steak our beef is from a local supplier who we have dealt with for years. We have traditional Irish music in season every Wednesday and Sunday evening and other live music on...

Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Great location on the waterfront. Clean & spacious rooms. Skirts around the beds let it down as they're old & feeling felt. Friendly & attentive staff. A little old fashioned & traditional, but that's a personal taste. Generous breaks. Great for a short getaway. Wifi didn't work in the bedroom but great connection down stairs

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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review

Dear Jackie D, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking time to review us on Tripadvisor. Yes we are very lucky with our great location and with in walking distance of all amenities. As a family business we continue to invest in our product. We have shared your comments with the team and they are delighted...

County Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We booked this hotel for a celebratory dinner for our parents 60th Wedding Anniversary Dinner. Tracy McDaid, Michael Collins & Noel and the team were excellent in how they handled both the preparation for the event and the dinner on the night. The menu was tweaked and updated to suit the attendees and was a great success with our guests....

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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review

Dear Flynn Anniversary, We were delighted to have had the opportunity to host your parents 60th Wedding Anniversary Dinner. Thank you for your lovely comments which we have shared with all the team. They were delighted to receive your feedback. As a family business we take great delight in hosting family occasions. We hope we will have the opportunity to...

Dundrum, Ireland
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed in dooleys recently and had an excellent all round experience. The location is superb! Our room was pretty basic but perfect for our one night stay. We decided to eat in house and were so happy we did! The beef and metal man stew i would highly recommend. To top off the great bar experience...

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WaterfordDot, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review

Emily W, Thank you for your lovely review. We are lucky with our quay side location and with in walking distance of the centre of the city. We are delighted you enjoyed out Metalman Stew it is made with all local products. We have shared your comments with the kitchen team and Chloe and they are delighted. We look forward...

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We stayed for 4 nights last week in this hotel. Our room was at the back on O'Connell Street and was unbelievably noisy from 6.30 am each morning with delivery trucks lining up to unload outside. Rooms are clean enough, the bed got moved a bit and we found lots of wrappers under the bed, the rooms are dated and...

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WaterfordDot, Manager at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review

Hi Wyerd2015, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Our central city centre location is one of our key selling points which makes us central to all the cultural and historical sites as well as the shopping and nightlife area. This from time to time can lead to some external noise that is out of...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions and found the accommodation was great the food was excellent and a perfect location on the waters edge. Easy parking right a cross from the hotel and at a reduced rate what more could you want.

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Hi Raymond from Adelaide, We are delighted to read reviews from repeat guests. This shows we are doing a good job. I look forward to you returning again. Please feel free to contact me on your next booking to make sure we can look after you as best as we can, Kind Regards, Michael Collins Operations Manager mcollins@dooleys-hotel.ie

Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Happy with all. Enjoyed being on the waterfront. Pub was nice. Food great with better than the norm waitstaff. Waterford is an interesting small city to explore, and the facility is a perfect location for foot travel.

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Hi Michael & Judy Smith from Cairo, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found our waiting staff to be good. I hop you can return again to explore our beautiful city even more. Kind Regards, Michael Collins Operations Manager

Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Our troubles began as soon as we walked through the door with this hotel. We checked in and were given our room keys. We went to our room on the second floor, opened the door, my daughter ran in (excited about our hotel) and we quickly realized the front desk had given us keys to a room that was already...

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WaterfordDot, Manager at Dooley's Hotel Waterford, responded to this review

Hi malberts29, I am very disappointed to hear of your experience at Dooley's Hotel. We try our best to serve our guests as best as we can and deal with guests needs. It is important for us to have as much detail about our guests before they arrive so we can allocate rooms appropriately. Not knowing about an infant meant...

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Dooleys is a very well run family hotel on the waterfront in Waterford, the staff are really friendly and the rooms are very clean, meals are very good and would definitely revisit this hotel,the area of Waterford is fine but once you get off the waterfront it's a bit run down.

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Hi Chris from Sunderland, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff to be friendly. We pride ourselves on having helpful and friendly staff and it's great to see this positive feedback. I will let all the staff know of your comments and I hope it will spur them on the be better and better,...

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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 

Additional Information about Dooley's Hotel Waterford

Address: Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Waterford
Price Range: $95 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dooley's Hotel Waterford 3*
Number of rooms: 113
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“Get a room closer to the lobby then you might get water pressure in the shower.”
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“This hotel is currently being upgraded so ask for a room which has already been renovated.”
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“Rooms at the rear of the hotel on the first floor are quiet with easy access by stars or lift”
mel221057, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front facing room good but looks out on thr road as well as the quay.”
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