The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast
What We Love
- Crisp Egyptian cotton linens and duck-down duvets
- A clubby bar whose drinks bible has 700 entries and whose wine list is largely available by the glass
- An extensive and sophisticated room service menu, with decent choices available 24/7
What To Know
- Valet parking is available for $27 per day and must be booked in advance
- There’s no spa or gym
- The 300 bus from Belfast International Airport stops less than five minutes’ walk from the hotel
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A high-design oasis in central Belfast, the intimate Fitzwilliam Hotel has 130 rooms thoughtfully adorned with designer textures and fabrics — think checkerboard print pillows and tufted velvet headboards — and super powerful “sunflower” showers (a bigger head than the standard rain shower). The Restaurant has a philosophy as straightforward as its name: communal tables where guests share meals prepared with local products. The super-sophisticated bar has copper-clad lighting, glimpse window and real crystal glasses to hold a variety of handcrafted cocktails and interesting international wines.
In the Area
The hotel is close to all sorts of tourist attractions and local pit stops and watering holes. The historic Grand Opera House puts on shows ranging from Michael Jackson tribute shows to kid-friendly productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. The Lyric Theater skews more contemporary, putting on groundbreaking productions for all ages. A few area restaurants are challenging the perception of Ireland’s cooking being limited to bland meat and two veg: CoCo aims to serve beautifully-presented comfort food and the Potted Hen is a critics’ darling.
How to Get There
Fabulous location , great staff , Beautiful property and an amazing city . Perfect Location for first timers with plenty of sites within walking distance .Personally we attended an event out in the Odyssey and the hotel reception called us a cab and they were prompt and polite. Highly Highly recommend this hotel. Can't wait to return.
Booked for valentines and the room cleanliness and well decorated room was amazing she loved it and that’s all I could asked for all staff where very good and breakfast in bed and wake up call were made not a minute late , Thank you
Had a great weekend at this great hotel. The room was one of the best we'd ever stayed in, very spacious and with bathroom robes and slippers! The breakfast was superb, both quality and choice. Each member of staff we met were extremely friendly.
Smaller entrance, but quite a big hotel. Style is old school, but very recently refurbished. Great rooms (executive), big bed, nice bathroom, nice decoration. A place to return to, when in Belfast again. Extra: across the road: the oldest pub of Belfast.
Basic breakfast is ok, with variety of bread, pastry, fruits and yoghurts. some cheese, meat and fish also. warm breakfast is ordered by menu. In my case I was seated by the breakfast restaurant manager, without explanation of the difference between basic and menu. I was also puzzled, because I preordered breakfast at check inn and got discount, for what seemed a full (warm) breakfast (that should be known to the manager in advance you would think). So I started off with basic and by the time somebody else of the staff asked me if I would fancy something from the menu, I declined, because I already had enough of the basic stuff. Big explanation, but in short: seating and communication could be improved. existing deals should be met accordingly. Maybe the manager had a bad morning, that can always be the case. Anyway, I enjoyed the hotel very much on every other account.
We opted for the pre-theatre menu as the selection on it was excellent. The food and service was fantastic. We had the one pâté starter and one beef starter and both where delicious. The only thing is that there is far too much pate for the amount of bread.
For our mains we had one rump steak and one chicken and I can safely say my rare steak was cooked to perfection. We also had two large glasses of wine. The total cost was a very reasonable £60.50.
If you are attending The Grand Opera House, then I recommend here as is directly next door so no rushing around town after dinner.