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Fitzsimons Hotel
Ranked #132 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“I wouldn't bother”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

Inexpensive yes, but everything about the place confirmed that you get what you pay for. The room was a disgrace. Basically a cupboard with a couple of beds in, blankets and carpets that may have been rejects from the 70's and a bathroom that desperately needed some TLC. The staff were rude, dismissive and far too busy with their personal calls to consider any requests we made. Where was the kettle/hairdryer etc?! 'Hotel' basics surely?! In summary: I wouldn't bother.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

First off, im only reviewing the hotel. The bar attached was pretty good! Second, I won't ever stay here again. Third, unless you are a stuck for a temple bar bed for the night I wouldnt recommend you stay here either. Staff were cold, discourteous and rude. Rooms were not dirty but I couldn't say they were clean either - cobwebs, dust, generally poor condition and bad upkeep - the shower head was connect to the wall by the remnants of the grip and some sticky tape and regardless of what direction you tried to move it so that you could get under the water it just kept slipping back to its sad little droop water pointing straight at the wall. This wasn't just the room I stayed in but friends as well. One of the party even had a sash window fall on their hand, when the staff were advised they said it had happened before, that is why they had provided a wooden block to prop it open..... That was all the explanation they gave and no mention of an incident report or any normal health and safety checks. Windows were a general issue, in my room, the window panes were cracked, not all but at least one in each window plus despite not being able to open the windows the cold air still got in, I realise it's an old building but really, that shouldn't be an excuse. Anyway, I don't think we paid a lot for the room and i am one of those "you get what you paid for people" but it wasn't cheap by any means despite booking 4 months in advance we paid the same rate as you would at Jurys or Maldron and to have to pay extra to get a hot breakfast in the morning (not that we knew that until the morning) well that's just not right in my head. Overall, I got the feeling that the hotel was just an after thought to the bar which as I said at the top of the review is pretty good and a different world entirely from the hotel but there are certain standards you expect regardless of price or location or clientele or brand and this place didn't meet any of them. If you read my other reviews youll know im not a "Hilton Diamond Club" member or anything like that lol and have only ever given a 1 star to another hotel despite using them very regularly all over Europe for business and leisure but this time i was really disappointed, the location and the building itself are fantastic I would like to see someone else come in and make something amazing here, when that happens I'll return until then, no. chance.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

I stayed at the Fitzsimons with my mate over a two day period while touring through the UK. The hotel has a night club and bar which is great for young travelers. The problem I encountered was continued harassment by their security detail as to whether indeed I was a guest or was just trying to get into their nightclub or bar. They have multiple entrances into the hotel via the bar which are manned to keep certain people OUT..Even as a paying guest at this Hotel I felt uncomfortable every time I entered the property. I was told the security was for my benefit. I'm saying to You Fitzsimons, Make it a point, that your staff know the PAYING guests of your establishment….

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Basic but a fair price for a hotel in the thick of things, it was clean and well presented, however the down points were, no hair dryer, no tea/coffee making facilities but big yes for the complimentary water and the safe in the room. Hot water aplenty and the towels were nice and large. Not a place to stay without earplugs but what do you expect. Biggest downside was finding mould on my toast in the morning, other than that breakfast was great.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

Basically a nightclub with some rooms attached. The music finished at 4 am and I felt every minute of it in my first floor room. If that doesn't get you the traffic and passing party goers at its corner location at the edge of Temple Bar and the Quays will. Fails the most basic test of a hotel - not able to provide a nights sleep. If bizarrely you are still interested in staying there, otherwise its basic and functional.

Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Went there today for lunch, after waiting 15 minutes our order was taken. Exactly 46 minutes later our food was served. Four of us dining, cutlery only provided for two we had to get cutlery from another table. Total disgrace, only people there wouldn't like to see if it were busy. Won't be returning.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

myself and a friend just stayed here for two nights over the weekend. location was perfect right in the heart of temple bar. hotel room was quite old and basic but was perfectly clean, had no hairdryer or tea/coffee facilities which are the norm in most hotels. clean towels were provided each day, breakfast was very basic cereal toast tea and so on a fry was going to cost 7 euro. staff were nice and friendly. all in all hotel was nice and relaxed but breakfast was a let down. bar food was very nice and tasty and atmosphere in bar was nice and lively at night. all in all it was a nice hotel more like a hostel to be honest but was cheap and cheerful!!!

Room Tip: very noisy as its in the middle of temple bar but we were out so didnt mind!!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Fitzsimons Hotel
Address: Fitzsimons Hotel 21-22 Wellington Quay | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: 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 #132 of 151 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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