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
The hotel does excellence and makes it seem effortless to boot! Check-in was very efficient yet polite and friendly. I stayed in an executive suite room which was well appointed, comfortable and spacious. The bar staff can also make a mean cocktail!
Breakfast was excellent. I treated myself to a freshly made three egg omelette every day, and the continental fare was varied and well prepared.
I did have an issue with the thermostat on the last night as it wasn't working properly in my room. Based on the rest of my stay though, I believe this is something that they would fix as soon as they were informed there was a problem.
This is a centrally located hotel with a healthy dose of class and quality thrown in. Highly recommended!
Greeted by friendly staff on arrival and guided through process well.Great Service and clean rooms. Have been there on business trip for a short stay. Breakfast was very good and well served. . Highly recommend this place
Extremely well decorated, every touch thought of, beds turned down, chocolates on pillows, prosecco in room. Just fantastic. The hotel gym was a bit basic and could use some further space and machines but other than that, no complaints at all!!
Excellent hotel. The staff made our stay very enjoyable and went beyond the call of service. Took my laundry on an off day, sent it out and had it returned that evening. Location of hotel was an easy walking distance for shopping sightseeing and dining. Made our Belfast trip very enjoyable!
From arrival it was clear that every effort was being made to make me feel as comfortable as possible in a totally unobtrusive way. They had thought of everything! I loved this hotel and can't wait to come back.