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Merchants Quay, Waterford 00353 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 12 in Waterford
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Evening entertainment
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 6 more
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William Wallace wrote a review Mar 2022
Tallaght, Ireland10 contributions1 helpful vote
Everyone from the Front of House staff,to the Resturant,Bar and Room Staff were 100% helpful. The Bedrooms /Bathrooms were finished to a very high standard. Our Three couples stayed in Rooms 7-8-9, which were in the rear of the hotel overlooking O’Connell St. No special view,but very very quiet. Breakfast and evening meals were perfectly cooked. An ideal base for touring all over Waterford County and only 35 minutes drive to Kilkenny City. Book this Hotel with confidence,it’s family owned and managed,and it shows. For “walkers”The Waterford Greenway” starts 5 minutes from Dooley Hotel. You also have The Railway Station just 5 minutes away,and across the road from Dooley Hotel is the Waterford Bus Station.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Response from Dooley's Hotel, Owner at Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Responded 26 Mar 2022
Thank you for such a glowing review; we loved having your group. I will share your comments with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back someday soon.
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Kelly C wrote a review Mar 2022
Chicago, Illinois45 contributions9 helpful votes
Colleen saved the day with a quiet, affordable, clean and comfy room last minute. After driving around for hours we landed in Waterford with nowhere to stay. While eating dinner Colleen stopped by to check on our meal and upon further conversation was able to resolve our larger problem of where to stay for the night. The best part is all we had to do was stroll out the restaurant and up the lift. The was plenty of metered parking across the street and the included breakfast was delicious. Not only did Colleen help us with a place to stay she took the time to lay out the map of Waterford and pointed us to some points of interest. It was a wonderful welcome. Thank you Coleen for the hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Elizabeth M wrote a review Feb 2022
4 contributions
Loved this hotel so much! Biggest & comfiest beds with the best pillows ever. Warm , friendly & welcoming staff we made our stay, nothing was too much trouble for them. The food was incredible, Gary the chef is a cuisine god, absolutely amazing with plenty of choice, we are all still talking about the food! Very clean central hotel with live music that was perfect for a couples weekend away, we loved the vibe of the place & can't wait to return. Definitely the best hotel we have ever stayed in , we had the best time , thank you to everyone at Dooleys! x
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Superman 17 wrote a review Jan 2022
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great to see a bit of normality back sitting at the bar enjoying the football... And the peppersauce is back to its best... Colleen and Jamie are running a great place.... All the staff are so friendly... 10/10 service couldn't fault the place.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Berty Dow wrote a review Jan 2022
66 contributions9 helpful votes
Great experience, friendly and helpful staff on check in, lovely room with a huge bed. Bar was nice with very good food and a decent choice, with specials available. Great location, no parking but available directly opposite at reasonable charges. Only gripe is this tv system some hotel use which gives very little choice and when you work away a lot you want something to watch. Also, the shower took a bit of time to get going and I’m not keen showering in a bath, especially narrow baths but this didn’t detract from a 5 star review from me and I will definitely return soon
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
US$89 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty WaterfordWaterford
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dooley's Hotel Waterford
Which popular attractions are close to Dooley's Hotel Waterford?
Nearby attractions include Waterford Greenway (0.3 km), The Great Escape Waterford (0.1 km), and Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dooley's Hotel Waterford?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Dooley's Hotel Waterford?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dooley's Hotel Waterford?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dooley's Hotel Waterford?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Grattan bar-bistro, Momo Restaurant, and The Granary Cafe.
Is Dooley's Hotel Waterford located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Waterford.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dooley's Hotel Waterford?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dooley's Hotel Waterford offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dooley's Hotel Waterford?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Dooley's Hotel Waterford?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bishop's Palace (0.7 km) and St Olaf's Church (0.6 km).
Does Dooley's Hotel Waterford have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.