Dooley's Hotel

3 star hotel


The Quay WaterfordSee nearby area


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Dooley’s has grown from an eight room modest guesthouse in the 1940s to a sleek spacious hotel with over 100 rooms. Family owned and run like clockwork, the rooms are large and repro Regency with brocade fabrics and a dark red-and-gold colour scheme. The breakfast is a belt notch up from most hotel buffets and includes organic porridge, fresh fruit compote and cooked options. The on site Thai Therapy Centre offers various treatments.

Our independent authors have visited Dooley's Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Waterford City.

Description provided by property

In Waterford’s centre, Dooley’s is a family-run hotel offering spacious rooms and full Irish breakfasts. Guests can enjoy weekend live music, and Christchurch Cathedral is just a 10-minute walk away.

Rooms at Dooley’s Hotel are brightly furnished and all feature a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Each room provides a TV, free tea and coffee, and ironing facilities.

The New Ship Restaurant serves creative, Irish cuisine and desserts. The bar offers a range of dishes, including light snacks, cooked breakfasts, and lunch, afternoon, and evening menus.

Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre is a 5-minute drive away from Dooley’s, and Waterford Museum of Treasures is a 10-minute walk away.

Travel information

By Bus: Dooley's Hotel is directly across the road from Waterford’s bus station. By Train: The hotel is just 5 minutes’ walk from the train station.

Important information

Public parking is at Merchant's Quay car park, opposite the hotel. Concession parking tokens for hotel guests can be requested at the hotel desk. Parking is charged each time guests exit. Guests use token when exiting car park.

Photo ID is required if paying cash on arrival.

All groups over 10 people will be required to provide a rooming list 7 days in advance of arrival and a EUR 200 security deposit upon check-in for the group. This will be refunded on departure if there is no disturbance or damage throughout the stay.

Payment will be taken on arrival at the hotel for all groups. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family
    • Family rooms
  • Recreation
    • Casino
    • Cycling
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Currency exchange
  • Guest services
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Room service
  • Transport/transfers
    • Car hire
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Vending machine (drinks)
    • Restaurant (à la carte)
    • Restaurant
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
    • Available
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Parking
    • Available
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