I stayed here in a family room for the Spraoi festival, our second such stay.
The receptionists were lovely and helpful.
The room was perfect for our needs. It has everything, and the linens were excellent quality. The heat of the corridors and lift area was unbearable, however, and really needs to be addressed as it had been mentioned in several reviews. The rooms were not as bad, but still pretty stuffy. TV service could be upgraded.
On the second morning, the cleaners came while we were out for the day, and didn't close the door after them. We only discovered it when we returned at about 11.30pm. Luckily nothing had been taken. I tried to call reception by got no reply. I did report it when checking out, and was told it would be looked into.
We ate twice in the Met bar, where we were served by Iain. He was super efficient, pleasant, really knows his job. The food was great and very good value. The chowder was absolutely bursting with seafood! My friends joined us and got the yum yum dinner, which was excellent value. Children had a good choice, too. The hand cut chips were a nice touch.The doors to the smoking area don't close tightly, and when there were a few people smoking the bar was as smelly as the smoking area.
Breakfast was good, tasty sausages, loved the yogurt too.
Overall, much more good things to say than bad about this place. I will certainly return, I would just love to see these small matters fixed, it would have been 5 stars from me, otherwise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fitzwilton Hotel,is located in the heart of Waterford City Centre and only 50 metres from the city's main train and bus station. The hotel also offers free on-site parking and FREE hi-speed WI-FI. All the city's main attractions are but a brief pleasant stroll from our doorstep. The hotel comprises of 90 sumptuous rooms and suites, each individually designed and decorated to the highest of standards. Many of these large spacious rooms offer the unique feature of floor to ceiling windows which give stunning views of the river Suir and the cityscape. Dining at the Fitzwilton is an easy option - Restaurant Chez - K's, as originally proclaimed by the Bridgestone guide to be a "must - do restaurant" in Waterford is simply not to be missed. Renowned locally and further afield for its stunning dishes and most famously for its mouth watering steak dishes, this restaurant will satisfy the most demanding of palettes in the most comfortable and enjoyable surroundings. If you fancy an after dinner drink, relax and unwind in the funky Met Bar. With soft leather lounges and modern lighting and art features, the Met Bar serves an array of quirky cocktails, international wines and beers and serves a delicious bar menu throughout the day and evening. The hotel is located in the very heart of Waterford City so everything you need is but a short walk away. So if you are coming to visit the world famous Waterford Crystal factory, walk the beaches of Dunmore or simply want to explore the delight and history of the 'oldest city in Ireland' you can be guaranteed of doing it in style at the Fitzwilton Hotel. "We look forward to welcoming you." Room Description: All rooms at the Fitzwilton hotel are en-suite and come with shower and bath facilities. Boasting some of the largest rooms in the city, the hotel offers a variety of rooms types such as: Double Rooms - comprising of large double Bed, Twin Rooms - comprising of large double & Single bed, Triple Rooms - comprising of three single beds. All the above rooms are extremely spacious and among the largest in Waterford City. ... more less
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- Fitzwilton Hotel Waterford