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Fitzsimons Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21-22 Wellington Quay | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland (South City Centre)   |  
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Ranked #147 of 174 Hotels in Dublin
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“great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

hi i stayed here with my gf last year the hotel its self is quite shabby looking but the room was very spacious and tidy and came with a great view over the liffey. there is a couple of bars in the hotel and it has a rooftop bar smoking area i didnt have a problem sleeping even tho its central an located in temple bar which is a hot spot and stays noisy til the early hours. we had the full irish breakfast which was very nice and id stay here again

Room Tip: we stayed on a 2nd floor room which faced the river liffey i had no problem sleeping
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

The location is excellent, you can walk easily to all the sights, also one minute walk to Temple Bar.
The room is quite spacious.
The price is excellent for this location.
The location is very noisy, I recommend taking a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the lake so that you can be somewhat isolated from the noisy street.
The room was not very clean.
We had an odor in the hallway and we wanted to open the window to ventilate. All three windows of the room were blocked, I asked someone at the front desk to help, he tried to open them but could not. He said there was nothing he could do. The room is quite cold at night, there is very little heat. Breakfast is poor.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here once & never again. I chose the hotel purely for the location but never again, the rooms were a disgrace. The carpet was coming up, stains everywhere. The windows may have not been there, the breeze coming in was cruel. Yeah it was noisy, I didn't mind that as I was going out myself. The bin men woke me at 6am thou. The rooms were in serious need of a revamp, the bathroom was tiny. In this day in age & for €100 I expect better quality.

The staff however were nice and friendly and I enjoy the bar/nightclub and would go back there just not the hotel itself. I'm not that fussy as it was just a place to lay the head on a night out but this was a disgrace.


Also there is no parking which is an extra expense in the heart of Dublin.

Poor hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

On the positive side, the buffet breakfast was nice and the staff were polite. Unless you plan to be out all night and have consumed a lot of alcohol I would not recommend this place. The combination of drunken street noise combined with the pulsating rhythms from the basement night club meant it was after four when I got to sleep. It didn't help that drunk guests were ringing round rooms telling jokes throughout the night so security had to remove their phone. At least there was security I suppose. There was no tea or coffee in the rooms and the TV reception was awful so in my sleepless state I couldn't even console myself with a cup of tea and a movie. The decor was shabby and old fashioned and although the bathroom was nice enough there was dust in the corners. The room where breakfast was served had lovely views over the Liffey. I really resent that I paid in advance to stay here.

Room Tip: I was on the third floor and the noise was still unbearable.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This hotel is fine, NO FRILLS. the location is excellent. Staff were nice. its super noisy, nightclub and bar going all hours of the night. so dont come here with kids. Suits a hen party or a stag party if you are doing something and are prepared to slum it.

Room Tip: use this hotel if you dont care so long as its clean and a good location, somewhere to put the head...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Stayed for one night on 3rd floor, room 310, newer again! Good location, but not worth it! old, smelly rooms, dirty carpets, dirty curtains staff not friendly, i think they all were romanians. Very noisy,because there is night club in the building, wich is open late! didn't like breakfast, full irish breakfast without beens, mushrooms, and hashbrowns, very poor, and it has to be paid before in the reception - 7 euro! We do not recoment this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

After a nightmare at the jury's inn, I found this hotel who could accommodate the rest of my stay. The morning staff were pleasant and the breakfast was plentiful. The was a pleasant change from the chap service at the jury's inn.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 21-22 Wellington Quay | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > South City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #147 of 174 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fitzsimons Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fitzsimons Hotel is located in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin. The Hotel overlooks the River Liffey and the Millennium Bridge. A short stroll (5 mins) to all major shopping districts and only 10 minute walk to the Guinness Brewery, all of Dublin's tourist attractions, restaurants and nightlife are on your door step. Fitzsimons is an approved 3 star hotel with a friendly service. We look forward to seeing you in Dublin soon. ... more   less 
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