Hotel Review: The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin
A stylish and luxurious five-star hotel on St Stephen's Green with excellent service, and just steps from the south city centre's best shopping, cafés, museums and nightlife. Food offerings include the fine dining restaurant Glovers Alley or the more casual Inn On The Green, and rooms are stylishly decorated.
Rooms available from £246.67 per night
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The hotel is on St Stephen's Green, near the top of Grafton Street and right in the heart of the city for shopping, pubs, restaurants and museums. St Stephen's Green shopping centre is on the same block as the hotel, the Luas tram runs directly opposite the hotel.
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. On-site parking costs €25 per day. Book flights to Dublin.
THE LOOK AND FEEL
This hotel has buckets of style and personality, from the huge portraits, bright carpets and chequerboard walkway in the lobby area to geometric carpets in hallways and bedrooms, which also have creative décor touches like orchids and ornate mirrors. The ambience is of style and luxury.
The main public areas are the lobby, the Inn On The Green bar, the mezzanine level used for breakfast and the Glover's Alley restaurant. There is also an extensive courtyard garden and a small indoor gym for guests with three exercise machines and a selection of weights. The hotel is directly connected to an underground car park and can provide valet parking. Guests also receive a free newspaper and there is an evening turn-down service.
- Fitness centre
- On-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
BED AND BATH
Rooms are stylish and cosy. Some look across the street to St Stephen's Green while others overlook a quiet courtyard to the rear of the hotel. Some rooms have four-poster beds, small terraces overlooking St Stephen's Green or the courtyard, and a full standalone bath as well as separate shower.
Room types: Garden, Signature, Superior, Deluxe, Deluxe Premium, Penthouse
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, tea and coffee facilities, daily newspaper, TV, free Wi-Fi
FOOD AND DRINK
The main fine dining restaurant is Glovers Alley, with a three-course à la carte menu or an eight-course tasting menu. There are more informal lunch, dinner and tapas offerings at Inn On The Green, where you can also have afternoon tea.
Glovers Alley: Michelin-starred restaurant, open for lunch Thu-Sat and dinner Tue-Sat. Tasting menu from €140.
The Inn on the Green: contemporary Irish pub. Open daily for all-day dining, afternoon tea and drinks.
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