The Fitzwilliam Hotel
What We Love
- Individually designed guest rooms, all slightly different
- Unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi with no charges or fuss
- Dozens of movies to watch on the 28-inch interactive LCD TVs
What To Know
- Valet parking is free on a short-term basis, but a £10 charge applies for overnight
- “Executive room” sounds swanky but is actually the entry-level accommodation
- eReports have it that the walls are thin
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Dublin’s poshest design hotel happens to also be one of its most centrally located, nestled among luxury shopping, cultural and historical sites, fine-dining restaurants, and welcoming watering holes. Each room is slightly different, giving them a residential feel, but all are tricked out with fabric and furniture by celebrated British designers like Terrance Conran and Paul Smith. Irish Chef of the Year Kevin Thornton oversees a namesake restaurant that earned a Michelin star for its contemporary cuisine, served in a pretty room overlooking St Stephen’s Green. A small spa offers massage and facial services and a bespoke nail bar.
In the Area
Dublin’s famous “craic,” or spirit of welcoming, is found in abundance right around the Fitzwilliam. It’s also near Dublin’s “catwalk,” the high-fashion Grafton Street, whose shops include the long-running lifestyle store Brown Thomas and the elegantly feminine Fran & Jane, a mother-daughter partnership that’s been creating beguiling fashion for decades. The iconic watering holes in the neighborhood are plentiful. The hotel’s list of favorites includes the Bailey, O’Donoghues, and Grogans.
How to Get There
The location is amazing as it’s located right next to St Stephen Green and Grafton Street which has lots of food and shopping.
Rooms are well furnished, clean and very modern with Diptique bath sets. The breakfast was great as it consisted of a small cold food bar with a hot menu to order food off. This reduces food waste and is definitely more environmentally friendly. Lobby bar was great and we had great recommendations from the staff.
Highly recommend this place for Dublin visitors.
The elevator does not go to the top! It stops at floor five. The sixth floor is where guests only staying one night are relegated. Smaller rooms. TV doesn’t work. Unplugged refrigerator. But the hotel has the effrontery to charge the full rate as if you were staying in the larger well equipped rooms. I learned about the sixth floor being used for one night guests in the busy season from the duty manager when I checked out. I experienced a comedy of errors regarding room service and when I called to complain it was dealt with appropriately by comping my dinner. But when I mentioned the lack of a working tv and refrigerator the staff somehow didn’t seem surprised and didn’t apologize. It is my conjecture that the small rooms in the sixth floor are deliberately left ‘unplugged ‘ being used primarily for one night guests who probably won’t bother to write a review. When I mentioned Trip Advisor the person checking me out fumbled a bit and reduced the rate for my stay. Notwithstanding that, I am writing this to let people know about this peculiar situation at this “5 star” hotel. I had also booked my last night in Ireland at the Fitzwilliam and was curious about the room and level of service. I was given a regular room. No complaints. But nothing special. Not for almost $500!
We just stayed at the Fitzwilliam and had a wonderful experience. The hotel is in a great location, centrally located but also quiet. The staff was really friendly and helpful and the breakfast is delicious. Kevin, the restaurant manger, was so helpful to us, providing some great ideas for our trip from Westport to Galway. We would definitely stay here again!
From, the moment we pulled up at the door on Saturday last the door staff were attentive, friendly and helpful , we went to reception and was checked in and welcomed back by with the friendly efficient and bubbly Polina , we have our favourite rooms in the hotel and she had already allocated one of those we love a quiet room In our room was a lovely welcome back message . That evening we went to the bar and had some drinks and was served by Aaron and Luke - both were so friendly and helpful as we wanted a cocktail that was not on the menu and we had it before here and they made it up and was so happy to do so. We ventured out for dinner and returned to the bar and was welcomed back again by Aaron and Luke who even offered to take our drinks to the lobby , excellent service .The next morning we were welcomed back once again by the most gracious and engaging Kevin as we arrived down for breakfast, we had yet once again the outstanding breakfast with such an incredible buffet that this hotel has to offer as well as the cooked breakfast which are always cooked to order e.g. the French toast and full Irish to name just a few options . We were served by Kevin and Majeic - efficient friendly , bubbly a credit to the hotel and who love their jobs On our check out we were looked after by Laura again so friendly and Martin the Porter offered to take my luggage to the car in the basement saving me some time - this is what you call 5 STAR SERVICE . I can't say enough on how wonderful my experience was , simply bliss ... Staff make a hotel and this hotel the staff are exceptional . I'm back again this Saturday night and look forward already . The Fitzwilliam comes highly recommended .
Our stay was amazing. Our family of three enjoyed spacious accommodations with nightly turn down service. The bathroom was well stocked and beautiful. Very quiet hotel even though it is right off Grafton Street and St. Stephen's Green. You cannot beat the location as it is central to so many things. The concierge was incredibly helpful and the wait staff - especially Marcej - is a class act. Breakfast was enjoyable with so many delicious options. Indulge in afternoon tea - a must. Our highest recommendations!