The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin, Ireland
This is a stylish and luxurious five-star hotel overlooking St Stephen's Green and in the heart of the south city centre's shops, cafés, museums, pubs and restaurants. Inside the hotel, the subtle use of colour and geometric patterns in the décor in both the public areas and guest rooms add warmth and personality and service is top notch. There is a fine-dining restaurant on the first floor and a more informal pub on the ground floor, and you can also have afternoon tea in the lobby or bar. There's a courtyard to the rear of the hotel and a small gym, and the hotel is connected to an underground car park. The hotel is also directly opposite the Luas tram stop at St Stephen's Green.
Your expert reviewer
The hotel is in the heart of the city; Grafton Street and St Stephen's are both just steps away.
There are several parks close by and you're within walking distance of Dublin Castle and the iconic Temple Bar.
By plane: direct flights to Dublin from Manchester and Birmingham (1 hour), and London (1 hour 15 minutes). It's a 30-minute drive to the hotel. Parking costs €25 per day. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
Anyone who appreciates style and luxury and likes being somewhere cosy in the city centre will enjoy it here. The geometric carpets and use of colour in bedrooms, hallways and the lobby area add style and personality, and are a nice change from the generic décor of many chain hotels.
Service & Facilities
We loved the valet parking and evening turn-down service with chocolates.
- Fitness centre
- On-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
The 2,000 sq ft Penthouse has a tailored selection of books and movies, a baby grand piano, a freestanding oval bath, large entertaining space, a butler service and a small office. Design touches like the use of bright colours, an ornate gold mirror or a fresh orchid add style and personality to rooms.
Garden, Signature, Superior, Deluxe, Deluxe Premium, Penthouse
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, tea and coffee facilities, bottled water, daily newspaper, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
We enjoyed the great wine list and little amuse bouche treats between courses at Glovers Alley. Our favourite dish was the wild sea bass with brassicas and langoustine bisque.
Glovers Alley: Michelin-starred restaurant, refined dining, Irish produce. Open for lunch Thu-Sat and dinner Tue-Sat. Tasting menu from €135.
The Inn on the Green: contemporary Irish pub. Open daily for all-day dining, afternoon tea and drinks.
Rooms available from £241.57 per night
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