we sandwiched a two week trip to Ireland with a 2 day stay at the beginning, and a 1 day stay at the very end at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin. the location is ideal, being on one corner of St. Stephens Green. the Luas light rail train has one line that begins right outside the front door, and Grafton street is right around the corner! we were wowed by our welcome upon both arrivals, both at 6 am, coming from the airport, and at noon on our last day of our trip. the concierge services were outstanding, especially Viktor, who made sure we had reservations for afternoon tea at a competing hotel for our last day, even before we left for our around Ireland travels.
the rooms were very comfortable, we had a twin bedded room both times. there was a fresh orchid in our room upon our arrival, and chocolates were delivered mid afternoon, with a note welcoming us to the hotel. turndown service with more chocolates was another service provided!. there were nice terry cloth robes in the bathroom, slippers were in a cupboard, and all the possible amenities provided in the bath, including a tub deep enough to have a really nice soak, plenty of hot water, and a hand held shower along with the regular shower. they provided an iron, ironing board, and a pants press, and included a small sewing kit, shoe polish kit and qtips as one of the regular items. bottled water was in the cash bar, but offered for free, and a tea set and kettle was found in one of the many cupboards!
breakfast daily was one of the best we found in ireland, sundays they have a more complete buffet set up with hot dishes, but during the week anything you could possibly want could be ordered from the kitchen. some of the best scones we had were at the Fitzwilliam, and they had excellent service from very friendly staff in the breakfast room. we also enjoyed a light lunch on our last day in the bar, where the staff was also very welcoming and friendly, and the food was excellent! definitely a place i can recommend with no reservation!
oh and another thing we liked, the AC was excellent, which we appreciated on the 80+ degree days with no rain we experienced for 2 weeks in Ireland!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin’s most luxurious design hotel is located in the heart of the city. Experience the best of both worlds when staying at this chic haven, to one side the tranquility and calm of St Stephen’s Green and to the other, Grafton Street, Dublin’s finest shopping avenue.From its central location, in amongst this buzzing vibrant city it is an easy stroll to explore the leading cultural, historical and leisure attractions. Or just step out to the chic shopping, high energy bars, fine dining restaurants and chattering Cafes ... more less
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