Located on Grafton Street with all its shops and restaurants and just opposite St. Stephen’s Green, The Fitzwilliam is in the perfect spot. As soon as you walk through the doors you know this is a 5 star hotel. The foyer area is beautifully designed, the staff are unbelievably courteous and there are plenty of spaces to sit, relax or get through some work.
After a quick and easy check-in we were escorted to our room. The hotel foyer was such a lovely space I was looking forward to seeing the bedrooms. In the past I have been disappointed by the lack of imagination in a hotel bedroom particularly if the hotel itself is stunning. Also I was in Dublin with my mother so we requested a twin room, which can often be a little less glamorous than a double room. I was not disappointed. The room was lovely and the view over St. Stephen’s Green spectacular.
The bedroom had two large single beds, a sitting area next to the window, an in-room entertainment system and a big bathroom with bath robes, shower and bathtub. I am a huge fan of anti-mist mirrors and was pleased to find one in The Fitzwilliam after a long hot bath.
After a fantastic day of sightseeing we made our way back to the hotel. The location really is the selling point of this hotel, all of the main attractions are within walking distance or a short taxi ride. We were able to pick pretty much anywhere we wanted for dinner and had a lovely stroll to and from the restaurant. You might think the downside of a central location is the noise, you don’t have to worry about that if you stay at The Fitzwilliam, thanks to the triple glazing and comfortable beds a good night’s sleep is guaranteed.
I woke up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. We were making our way to Belfast for the next leg of the trip so had an early start. As a late riser I usually check to see what time breakfast finishes so it was unusual for me to be one of the first in the restaurant. Breakfast is held in the Citron which overlooks the hotel foyer and consists of a continental buffet with the option of ordering hot food from the menu. I was really impressed, the buffet had a wonderful selection of fruit, juices, yogurts, cereals, cheeses, smoothies and other tasty treats. We ordered a full Irish breakfast and pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. My mother asked for a side of baked beans which were not included in the menu but were happily supplied. I really enjoyed breakfast at The Fitzwilliam, the food was fresh and perfectly cooked and the service was fantastic.
Why book The Fitzwilliam for your boss? Your boss will be well looked after at The Fitzwilliam, the service is fantastic, the location is perfect and there are lots of dining options to keep them happy.
Practically Perfect PA received complimentary accommodation at The Fitzwilliam. Our opinions are entirely our own. Advertised minimum rate per night is €309 (November 2014).