Decided to take a trip to Ireland with some friends for summer vacation. After doing a lot of research on places to stay, we settled on the FitzWilliam. The service started from two days before we left and when we arranged car service from the airport to the hotel. The company also doubles as private tour guiding of Dublin and the countryside - which was fantastic - be sure to ask for Ray.
The hotel is what I would call a modern retreat with touches of luxury and class. The lobby (and hotel for that matter) is done in lots of purples and greens, with low seating, and carefully placed lighting. Upon inspection of the room, the same motif carries on. We had an executive room with two singles. There is a large purple felt headboard above the wonderfully comfortable beds. Also a nice but awkward, almost yoga like, seating by the window. There is a large desk with FREE internet and a TV with a good selection of channels. The closet is large enough with a full size iron and board. The bathroom is also relatively modern, decent size, and a powerfully refreshing shower. The reviews are true though, the rooms are teeny - very hard to walk around with one person, nevermind two.
The dining options are all very good. Dinner at Thornton's is an interesting experience, be ready for 45euro plated meal and a good palette. Citron serves up a wonderful breakfast and the Inn on the Green is open all night long for drinks (popular on Thursday - Saturday).
The location of this hotel is unbeatable. Right across the street from St. Stephens Green, the light rail system, and only 25 steps to Grafton Street. Its central location allows a great base for sightseeing or business travel.
Would definitely recommend to someone who likes the W chain in the U.S. or a new and growing type of trendy luxury. Will be back when in Dublin - Happy travels.
- 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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