Dooley's Hotel

At the Heart of Ireland's Oldest City

Overlooking the river Suir, in the centre of Ireland's oldest city, the Darrer family have welcomed guests to Waterford for three generations. With over 75 years of exceptional service, this 3-star Hotel offers modern and contemporary amenities and comfort combined with traditional values and charm.

Once upon a time, our accommodation included just eight bedrooms, a range that burnt turf and eight cups with handles! Dooley's Hotel has a unique story of 1 Hotel - 3 Generations of ladies from a single family who have worked to make Dooley's what it is today.

The Waterford Train Station is conveniently located within 0.5km of the hotel with the Bus Station and Car Park adjacent to the property.

Dooley's has flourished into 112-bedroom Hotel with a Bistro Bar and Food experience, Rita Nolan conference and banqueting suite, providing the first-choice location for Corporate and Leisure stays, Conferences, Weddings, or simply a refreshing short break away. The welcome you will experience from the moment you arrive until you leave will keep you coming back for more!

Located in the heart of the Southeast, Dooley's Hotel is the ideal base for exploring Ireland's Ancient East. 

From our door, you will discover the amazing history of the Viking Triangle, Museums, The House of Waterford Crystal and Theatres, all within walking distance. Experience Waterford's collection of pubs, restaurants, and shops that co-exists with medieval city walls. 

Dooley's is the ideal base to explore the county with spectacular mountains, gardens, beaches, walking and cycling trails and soft adventure activities. 


Rooms inside Dooley's Hotel


Dooley’s Hotel is a leading hotel in Waterford. Our hotel is located in Waterford City Centre just 15 minutes from Waterford Airport and 90 minutes from Dublin via the M9 motorway and is easily accessible from around the country, the UK and Europe.

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Special Dooley's Hotel


Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford is steeped in over 70 years of family occasions, and there’s no bigger an occasion than your wedding day.

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Activities Dooley's Hotel


Dooley’s Hotel and Rita Nolan Suite Conference Centre is one of the south east’s premier venues for conferences, incentives and corporate events and is located in one of Irelands most popular destinations for conferences.

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Food   inside Dooley's Hotel


Our menus are a combination of local and International influences including local Irish succulent steaks and fresh seafood from the trawlers of Dunmore East. We have ensured a strong emphasis on locally sourced produce. Dooley’s Hotel is a very popular choice for dining in Waterford with visitors and locals alike. Family occasions are very important to the hotel been a third generation family owned and managed hotel.

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Dooley's Hotel

Discover Waterford

From its vibrant city life, to the rural charm of inland towns and villages, to its stunning coastline Waterford has something for everyone. Waterford City, the oldest city in Ireland has a perfect blend of ancient and modern. Its collection of pubs, gourmet restaurants and excellent shops and boutiques, co-exist with medieval city walls, quaintly cobbled back streets and the grandeur of historical buildings still standing proud after more than a thousand years.