Dooley's Hotel at the heart of Ireland's Oldest City              

Waterford City - A Cultural Destination


Welcome to our 3rd generation, family-run Dooleys City Centre Hotel, on the historic Merchants Quayside overlooking the River Suir, with the shopping, sightseeing and business districts a mere stone's throw away.
Founded by the Vikings, Waterford lives and breathes over 1,100 years of stories and culture rooted in Ireland's Ancient East, enriched by its own contemporary cosmopolitan twist. Let our friendly team help you discover all that's on offer, from the world famous Waterford Crystal, the stunning Mount Congreve Gardens, to the new Viking Triangle Cultural Area of Waterford City and the latest attraction for walkers and cyclists: Waterford Greenway
Year-round, there's plenty to enjoy in Ireland's oldest city including vibrant arts and seasonal festival such as Spraoi, Waterford Harvest, Imagine and Winterval. Waterford is also ideally placed for touring, whether to Dunmore East and the dramatic Hook Peninsula, picturesque Dungarvan and Ardmore, or the rolling hills of Kilkenny and its historic namesake city.  





The Darrer Family have welcomed guests to Waterford for more than 70 years. Once upon a time our accommodation here included just eight bedrooms, a range that burnt turf and eight cups with no handles!

Dooley's has since flourished into 112-bedroom hotel with a large conference and banqueting suite. providing a first choice location for Corporate and Leisure stays, Conferences, Weddings, or simply a refreshing short break away. The three-star family run hotel offers guests modern and contemporary conveniences and comforts with a warm welcome and traditional Irish hospitality.

We are just across the road from Waterford Bus Station, 5 minutes' walk from the train station and less than 10km to Waterford Airport

112 newly refurbished ensuite guest rooms include double, twin, triple and family rooms that are spacious and beautifully appointed. 

You're guaranteed your home from home comforts for your corporate and leisure stays, conferences, weddings or a refreshing short break away.