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Lawlors Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I really don't like giving bad reviews however in this case I have to . Old fashioned rooms ! --- I can live with that if its clean , however Lawlor's Hotel is not a clean place. The lift ( elevator for our American friends) was not working. I don't know what the smell in the corridors was but something had died. The carpets must have been good at one stage as it seems they were filling gaps in the flooring underneath. The Room : Very old fashioned but the bathroom was ok - the sheets had black marks on them - it could be damp it could be something else - while the cleaning is outsourced it is obviously not to the standard that management think its at ( Please read other reviews for reference to this ) . So I slept in the other most uncomfortable bed The fishing line attached to the lamp above the bed could be seen as "old world charm" but to me using this as means to turn the light on and off was not entirely safe . The noise from outside kept me awake for most of the time I was there however while I was in bed someone decided to come into the room uninvited at 12:20 am . So after this I packed my bags and left at 01:30 am - I spoke to the night porter before I left - he did offer me a different room but I declined as I was going to be more comfortable in the car and safer as I could lock the doors .

Ok well I have just got back from staying at this hotel with my wife on Just Go coach holiday trip. I read the reviews before we booked, the biggest swing seemed to be on the standard of food, so let me start there. Coach trips eat in a different restaurant from a different menu than those booking private. Our coach trip included dinner and breakfast, now the trip was exceptionally cheap so did not expect much, breakfast was I would say excellent value for money even though the fried breakfast was small to say the least, there was plenty of everything else. The dinners? well to be honest not very good..Portion size really small, quality well just kinda ok, on our last night 4 of us from our table decided to eat in the other restaurant and ordered there special offer an 11oz ribeye, with chips and mushrooms.20 euro a head, big mistake that was TERRIBLE...... the rare , the medium and the medium rare were cooked correctly, the well done was absolutely cremated, all the steaks very tough. So sorry cannot recommend the hotel restaurants as far as evening dining is concerned. The hotel itself, yes it is very "70s" and does need modernising. but we found everything nice and clean, the staff everywhere are indeed all very friendly and helpful. If you are reading this and considering doing a coach trip package, well we paid £189 each for 3 nights dinner and breakfast, including all coach travel and ferry very cheap, if your cost is about that then go for it, its excellent value for money.

Large hotel in the centre of town, with ample car parking. Room comfortable and well appointed. Staff friendly and helpful. Comfortable bar, good food. Good breakfast, but don't get mixed up with the coach parties.

Dirty old fashioned rooms. Dirty bed sheets. Stained curtains which I would rather not know what it is. Smell of old carpet. Paper thin walls, so very difficult to sleep. Overall very poor standards of cleanliness.

Just stayed at Lawlor's for 2 nights before and after cycling the Greenway. No two rooms are alike. Some are huge and bright, others tiny and dark. My large, first floor room had a skylight in the bathroom, when was good, because the window in the bedroom was 10 inches from a mechanics box inside an interior air shaft of some sort, which admitted no light at all. Other rooms I saw ranged from were much smaller than mine but had windows with brighter outside views. While management is updating the rooms, they are constrained by the old building, especially where the bathrooms are concerned. My tall friend had to resort to yoga-like contortions to get all parts of his body under the shower head in his bathroom. The breakfast is just okay, and dining room service indifferent. All that being said, there are a few pros to choosing this hotel: Location - walk to loads of pubs, restaurants, shopping and the harbour. Easy access to the Waterford Greenway and bike rental shops. Nice lounge and public spaces On-site pub has music Clean Indoor bike storage room, and free car park

I have stayed a number of times in this hotel over the years, I note that management is improving décor etc. Difficult to do while keeping the hotel open, room was fine, dinner on first night was excellent. Two persons had the stake on the rock, both love their stake. It was excellent. One other not being steak lovers had the chicken Maryland excellent, breakfast was a great improvement on the last time, as food tasted as it had been cooked freshly (not keep hot hours) second evening same meal ordered. Steak good but not as good as first night. 2nd night chicken Maryland could not have been worse. It appeared that it had been cooked the night before and re heated as suggested by the fibres in the chicken. Please do not serve dishes of vegetables, close your eyes and they all taste the same, like cardboard. I can not understand a hotel buying in huge bags of potatoes and vegetables instead of buying local produce shame on you. Recommend steak on the stone on its own, if you want high quality chips. Old fashioned with real potatoes cut & cooked on the premises try Italian takeaway on the square. You will not be disappointed I promise.

On a one night stay with friends we all enjoyed our experience of Lawlor's Hotel. Its waterfront situation made it an ideal place from which to see the town, and especially the quaint little harbour, of Dungarven. We were wishing to visit the Greenway - the recently opened cycle track and walk-way along the site of the disused Waterford to Dungarven railway - and Lawlor's was a great starting point. There's no doubt that the hotel could be modernised, but why take something that has real charm because of its old fashioned character and change it into yet another faceless 21st century hotel that could be anywhere in the world? We loved the snug little corners on the ground floor where different groups of friends were chatting or playing cards, and our bedroom on the second floor at one end of the building with the strangely shaped bathroom up three steps from the main room. Everything was clean, the water was hot, the breakfast was delicious and the atmosphere was friendly and relaxed. A lovely taste of Old Ireland.

We stayed at the lawlor's hotel for 3 nights. The first room we were given was small & dark at the back of the hotel, but when i went to reception to tell them that i was not very happy with the room the receptionist was very helpful & pleasant and immediately changed our room which was at the front overlooking the harbour. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was very good and also the evening meals we had were excellent. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. Will definitely stay there again

The only good thing about this place is it's location. The rooms are dated and drab. I rang reception at 7pm because I couldn't adjust the shower,it was either freezing or lukewarm. They said they would send someone up. A guy arrived the next morning at 9AM. He fiddled with the control for about a minute and then said, "There you are! Now it's lukewarm" I said that I didn't want it lukewarm, scalding or freezing. He said "Well, what do you want?". I replied that I wanted a "normal level of hotness" He relied "Well,that's just the way it is". I resigned myself to lukewarm showers for the entire stay. Breakfast was appalling. I ordered a poached egg and it arrived rock hard on a crust of slice pan! Friendly staff were few and far between.

just back after trip to dungarvan to cycle the greenway hotel staff first class but my wifes breakfast yesterday morning was the worst you could possible get she asked for scrambled egg and bacon the egg was served on a untoasted heel of a sliced pan the bacon was black and it looked like an egg on sponge in the middle of a cold plate it was awful there are three copper lampshades over the bar i would safely say not cleaned for a couple of months i would hope somebody takes control of hygiene i know hotel is old but standards can be kept up yours brian o neill room 314 stayed monday and tuesday

Bridge Street Dungarvan Waterford

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located within a leisurely stroll of King John's Castle, Lawlors Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of Dungarvan Golf Club. This 89-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. House of Waterford Crystal is 28.6 mi (46.1 km) from the hotel, which is on the waterfront.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


The 89 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and ironing boards. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Lawlors Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a terrace. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and wedding services.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 459 reviews