I stayed at the Fitzwilton for three nights a couple of weeks ago and was happy with the experience overall. Like a previous reviewer said, it was the little things that brought this hotel down... in this case the little thing was once again cleanliness.
I'm not saying that it was filthy, however over the time I was there it was evident that the housekeeping staff literally vacuumed around the bed and no place else. Dusty patches inside the door of the room were left during the entire stay - hoovering in the corners was certainly not done regularly. The ledge over the bed seemed to have layers of built up dust on it and it certainly wasn't touched while I was staying there. Not what you'd expect.
I realise it is only a little dust, but it is these things which could be solved in a few extra seconds during a room clean that make you wonder about the hygiene of the place in general.
There needs to be much higher standards of cleaning in the bedrooms and more inspection of these standards by management.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fitzwilton Hotel Waterford