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The Quay, Waterford, Waterford, Ireland, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.0 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 119 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.3
  • Service
    4.3
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.2
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Fun little hotel, but has no wifi in the rooms!"
The is a very comfortable, well-priced hotel in a great location right across from the Waterford bus station, and within easy walking distance to all the main sites in town. The room is clean, the bar and restaurant staff are very nice, the full Irish breakfast buffet is quite good, and the hotel bar is a lot of fun, with some terrific live entertainment every night. The big problem with this hotel -- at least for me -- is that despite what they say, the wifi service does not work in the rooms. I repeatedly mentioned this problem to the front desk staff, and they kept assuring me that it did work or that they had just fixed it or that they would fix it. But it worked only intermittently and weakly, and then the service would go offline again! You have to go down to the lobby or bar to get a decent signal, and because I have to work as I'm traveling, this was a huge inconvenience and a big problem for me. If you don't need internet service in your room, this would be a great place to stay, but if you need to get online while you travel, you'll need to find other accommodations. I just wish someone had warned me about this before I booked a room at this hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Aug 8, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Darlin' Dooleys"
Stayed one night with daughter and friend. Very nice, comfortable. Nice restaurant/bar. Good service. Located right on the quay and easy to find. Would stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 17, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely for an overnight"
Overnight visit. A little bit of a walk to the center of town (5 minutes) and a little buy for thee to Waterford crystals (10 minutes). Room and staff were great, food left something to be desired.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 26, 2015
Rachael
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Weekend away"
Excellent hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 15, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great location."
I have been twice and will go a third. Great rooms, great bar
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 26, 2015
Peter
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
2 Adults 2 Children Stayed in Dooleys for 2 nights over easter and had a very enjoyable break. Staff,breakfast and meals were lovely.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Apr 8, 2015
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
Parking is across the street and it is 3 euros. It is a good location on waterway but a good selection pubs offering a traditional experience were not in the area. Only stayed on night. Lots of traffic in front which made it difficult to get to sleep.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Mar 23, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
family get together ,first time staying there ,would recomend it ,staff very helpfull
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 8, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
Parking costs 3 euros across the street (they give you a token and charge you 3 euros; if you paid the parking lot it would be 5 euros)
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 12, 2014
Dan
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Excellent location and decent room. Only problem was party in the hotel bar area was extremely loud, especially the drumming, until almost 2am.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 19, 2014
sue
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"close to all attractions"
Very friendly staff and very personable. The hotel tell is the oldest in town. I had to pay for parking but the give you a token which saves you 2 euros.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 8, 2014
John
US
3.0 / 5Good
"perfect for going to all areas"
had a nice few days in dooleys hotel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 8, 2014
breda dunne
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
We only stayed here for one night in between traveling around Ireland. Our room was small and not very comfortable. Regardless, the staff was very helpful and the location of the hotel was right on the water and in the middle of town.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 21, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"stay here"
the staff were excellent, the pub was great with excellent live music. location was handy ... across the street from the bus station and ample parking with a hotel discount. stay here
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 22, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
very good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Feb 21, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Great location, no soundproofing"
hotel is a little "tired", needs a good face-lift (cosmetic like carpets, paint etc.) My room faced the river (very nice) but also overlooked the road. I could clearly hear the traffic, so much it woke me at 6 am. Double glazed windows but either worn out or badly fitted so a very noisy room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 16, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Staff could'nt have been nicer!"
At first I was not pleased w/my room. It was to be non-smoking & was'nt. I was about to leave to find some place else, when the front desk manager asked if he could show me more rooms to chose from. He was able to find me a quiet, warm, and comfortable room. I'm glad I stayed!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 30, 2013
Donna
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Date with my wife"
It was great. They gave us the honeymoon suite which was big and lovely. Parking was additional and across the street but we got a small discount on the price. 3 euros vs. 5 euros. Close to city center and a lot of sights.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Nov 2, 2013
Gary
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Convenient hotel for Waterford, Ireland"
This is a tourist hotel and for it's category they do a good job. Some staff not experienced, but all try hard to please. Restaurant a 3.0!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 16, 2013
Paul
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
One night stay
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Aug 22, 2015
A Traveler
IE
3.0 / 5Good
For the price was good. The extra single bed in family room very narrow my husband slept in it as we were afraid kids would fall out of it . Got stuck in the lift me and my 3 year old .Breakfast was good and the girl very nice she made sure kids got hot chocolate and were very happy . Hotel overall good I would stay there again .
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1 night family trip Aug 23, 2015
Denise
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Waterford family break"
It was a lovely stay in the hotel. All of the staff were lovely to deal with. The food was nice from the bar, and the buffet breakfast was lovely too. The only problem I did have was the loudness of the people next to us, you had a lot of people leaving at early hours to catch buses or ferries and they didn't really care about people sleeping. Also the people next to us were smoking in there room and the whole hall smelled awful and you could smell it in our room. Other than the noisy people coming and going I was pleasantly surprised at the fact there were bands playing each night in the bar and being on the first floor I thought it might be a little loud but I couldn't hear the band at all. Overall it was a lovely experience and I would highly recommend especially for people with young children as there is so much to do around Waterford for them to be kept busy.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Aug 21, 2015
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect for business trip in Waterford"
Stayed 2 nights for a business trip. Staff efficient, friendly & accommodating. Breakfast was excellent, had porridge on one of the days & a mini fry on the second. Enjoyed it & it set me up for the day.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jul 26, 2015
A Traveler
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"Mid week break"
First time to stay in Waterford. Great city. Hotel basic but clean. Staff friendly and helpful.. Our room was at the back of the hotel over a busy street. Lots of noise very early in the morning. Bin trucks and traffic. Maybe request a room at the front next time.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Aug 9, 2015
Debbie
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Basic, clean and friendly hotel"
Basic, clean and friendly hotel right next to the bus stop.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Aug 7, 2015
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great friendly hotel"
Lovely two night break here with friends. Reception Staff very friendly and helpful. Bar staff excellent too. Bar food gorgeous and good value . Have stayed before this trip and look forward to staying again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jul 13, 2015
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"great for a short break."
one night to break trip to ferry. Enjoyed scenery and Kilmore Quay on way to Rosslare. Hotel was friendly, well situated for town on the waterfront. Good entertainment in the friendly Dry Dock bar. Parking is in a public car park opposite the hotel, which is chargeable but only €3 if you buy a token in the hotel. Nice, all you ca eat continental and Irish breakfast with copious tea, coffee and toast without having to ask.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Aug 8, 2015
Michael
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"excellent"
We really enjoyed our stay and would return. The only complaint I have is the bed situation. There was a single bed a double bed and a childs bed I slept in the child's bed I am not a child. Some furniture could be removed and another single bed put in. Otherwise it was perfect.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Aug 7, 2015
Joan
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Decent hotel. Great location."
We stayed 2 nights. The room was clean and comfortable. The buffet breakfast was good, with a decent choice of hot and cold items. Our room was above the bar, so it was a bit loud the night they had live music there.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Aug 2, 2015
Phillip
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fabulous Hotel"
Wonderful hotel and staff. Very accommodating in all aspects. Clean and comfortable. Would definitely visit again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 19, 2015
Shawn
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Watreford City Holiday"
Our stay in the hotel was lovely & relaxing good friendly staff food very good.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 22, 2015
Philip
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Pleasant stay, convenient location"
Pleasant stay. Convenient location
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Jul 2, 2015
A Traveler
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely little hotel in good position."
Very nice accommodation.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 9, 2015
Janet
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Staff were accommodating. Room was comfortable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jun 6, 2015
Cathy
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good overall experience"
hotel was fine room was as expected at a decent rate and overall a good location
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends May 30, 2015
James
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"good hotel in the centre of the city"
we used the hotel as a stopover after arriving on the ferry at Rosslare, the hotel is easy to find (but be careful with the car parks opposite, check where you are parked and which machine if any you need to use!!). our room was a good size for a family of 4 with single beds for the kids. breakfast was good also.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 1, 2015
marcus
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"GOOD OPTION"
Comfortable hotel - staff very courteous and helpful - excellent overnight hotel choice with discounted open air public parking opposite.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 18, 2015
Roger
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"lovely"
one evening stay .bar was lovely .bar staff were great.rooms were great.the down side for me was that the hotel rooms and hotel was very hot and when u go out of the hotel u were cold and i came home with A head cold ,but hotel was lovely
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip May 9, 2015
eamon
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Central stay in Waterford"
We were at the front of the hotel. The traffic outside was quite loud.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Apr 29, 2015
Deirdre
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel, good location"
The hotel is close to the city centre and easy walking distance to all attractions. There are large car parks immediately opposite so parking is easy. I found it quiet at night, despite being so close to the centre of town. The decor is a little old-fashioned but it didn't detract from the quality of the room I stayed in, which was clean, comfortable and with everything I needed. The staff were friendly and there was always someone on duty at reception.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 29, 2015
KNM
GB
2.0 / 5Fair
"look someware else"
left to carry my bags alone, and had to move bags again myself given wrong room , furniture dated.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Apr 15, 2015
kevin
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Review"
Excellent staff - room comfortable and clean but decor little dated - good value for money would be happy to stay again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Apr 7, 2015
Catherine
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
had a lovely stay, this is the 2nd time we have stayed here this year, and will def use this hotel again
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 12, 2015
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very Friendly Hotel"
We had had a long 15 hour journey by coach and ferry from Plymouth, UK. Check-in was supposed to be from 3pm but the reception and housekeeping staff went above and beyond to make sure that we could get into the room early so we could rest. We were very grateful to them. The room was perfect - clean and comfortable with attractive furnishings. We were on a tight budget so spent most of our stay locally in the city centre. the Irish locals were so friendly. One pub even gave us free sandwiches after we arrived too late for a bar meal and spent the whole evening chatting with us like we had known them all our lives. We would definitely return to Waterford and the Dooleys Hotel. Nikki, Plymouth, UK.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 29, 2015
Nikki
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Smooth visit"
We e-mailed ahead to say that we would be arriving just before 12 noon and were pleased that the room was ready for us. . It was quiet, and clean , though with a whiff of fish from the restaurant, if we opened the windows, in the evening! Speaking of which, the lamb kebabs were unbelieveably delicious and i even dreamed about them in my peaceful sleep. Hotel is easy to find and very much adjacent or near to the places that we wanted to visit. The people of the town are very freindly . On the down side, i don't like the electronic pass system and twice my card failed to open the lift or my room , despite it working on the stairs. The lift now gives access to the 4th floor!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 28, 2015
Ericart
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Dooley's did it well!"
Staff were very helpful and accomdating. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. It is rare to find a business where the employees look happy in their jobs. Dooley's hotel is one such place. Well done!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 24, 2015
James
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent Hotel"
We had a fab time. We went for the Waterford Winterval which we thoroughly enjoyed. The shops were all in easy reach of the hotel. We booked bed and breakfast. The food was lovely and plentiful I could not fault it. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We hope to return next year.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Dec 5, 2014
Maureen
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely hotel"
would def recommend this hotel, staff were very friendly. Lovely place to stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 7, 2014
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"A Nice Hotel to stay in when visiting Waterford"
1. very good location 2. Car park just across from the hotel, 3€ per night with coin from hotel. 3. room card has to be used to gain access to all floors, good security, not required going down to reception. 4. Very friendly staff, family run hotel. 5. rooms clean and comfortable. 6. food very well presented. 7. While I would have preferred a view of the river it was not that important. 8. Excellent breakfast. nice layout of different cheeses and cold meats. 9. The bottom line, would I stay there again, YES
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Oct 28, 2014
Michael
IE
3.0 / 5Good
"hotel stay"
when we got there we found the recep very rude outher than that it was ok
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 14, 2014
henry
IE
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