I pride myself on the fact that I have visited every single accommodation provider and restaurant that gets endorsed in all of my books, obviously I don’t have time to stay in every single one, but Dooley’s Hotel here in the city of Waterford I did. This hotel has been trading now for well over 7 decades and what makes this hotel so unique here in Ireland, is that it has been run by the same family for all of that time. Not only was my room very comfortable, but it was bright, airy and had an amazing view over the River Suir. I was also very honoured to be shown around the rest of the hotel and what I found was all of the rooms have been carefully decorated and furnished to a very high standard, including the bathrooms, which usually are the last in hotels to get renovated.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Here at Dooleys Hotel, you have a couple of options when it comes to dining, there’s the traditional Dry Dock Bar, if you’re just looking for something casual, you know, like a simple bowl of traditional Irish chowder, chicken wings or similar. You also have the hotel's New Ship restaurant which offers a wider menu. On the night I stayed here at Dooley’s, I ate in the bar area and I’m glad I did in one respect. Firstly of course I was on my own, secondly, I got to hear the live singer that was on that night, which apparently is a regular occurrence here. I found my food to be really tasty and after making a few enquiries, all of the food where possible, is locally sourced, which is a big thing for the owners of this hotel, as they have a long and lasting relationship with this county.
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Dooley's Hotel Waterford, Merchants Quay, Waterford, Ireland
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