We spent two nights here and loved the location. It is in the Georgian Quarter so easy to walk to many interesting places and good restaurants. The building is old and we think they are in the process of fixing it up. The carpets in the common areas are new as was the carpet in our room. The room was clean and looked attractive. However, the window sill needed paint so badly that it had separated from the bottom molding - so probably had not been painted recently - and there were cracks in the corners of the walls/wallpaper. The mattress on one of the beds was swayed down and, after sleeping one night in it, one of us switched to the other bed which was in better shape.
We had two main problems with this hotel. We are non-smokers and the room had a sign thanking us for not smoking. However, something shares the vent system with this room, #41, so it smelled slightly of smoke when we entered for the first time. I opened the window and vented it. By the evening the bathroom smelled strongly of smoke so we were forced to keep the fan/ceiling light running all night to prevent it from coming into the sleeping area of our room. Second, the first morning we attempted to take a shower around 8 AM but there was no hot water. We were told the water had been used up already by others and to try again later. When we did take a shower in the middle of the afternoon, the water would change from warm to cool and back again about every few minutes. The shower was also on the small side but not a problem for us as we are not large people.
Be aware that because it is a historic building, there is no elevator and they are not allowed to put one in. You will need to carry your luggage up to your room. We are fit and this was easy for us but for some, this could be a problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From the moment you arrive in our friendly & relaxing 3 star Guest House, you will be greeted by our professional staff who will strive to meet your every need with the utmost of attention to detail, ensuring you have a comfortable and carefree stay in Ireland's capital city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fitzwilliam Townhouse Hotel Dublin