I’ve been writing lately about our recent trip to the U.K. and Ireland, including our Business Class flight on Singapore Airlines, where we spent a whirlwind 48 hours in Liverpool, and how opting for the ferry saved us roughly $600. But today, it’s time to get to the main topic, finally: Dublin.
We arrived in Dublin right around 5pm, and a quick €15 cab delivered us to the city centre during the height of rush hour. The city was buzzing with activity, but we were able to quickly and easily check into our hotel, the Fitzwilliam Hotel on St. Stephen’s Green.
You’ll remember I wrote previously about how I managed to book our hotel stay via the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, saving us more than $1,200 on the cost of our hotel. And it was worth every (saved) penny, because the hotel was really fantastic.
The room was clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. While we did only get a Queen bed instead of a King, the absolutely epic bathroom more than made up for it. The bathtub was HUGE, to the point that even the hubby could fully stretch out in it. And, whenever we actually made it out of the bath, every staff member we encountered was cheery and helpful as well.
After settling in a bit, it was time for dinner, so we took a stroll to nearby Featherblade, which specializes in doing one thing really, really well. That thing is steak. Specifically, the feather blade cut of steak. In fact, other than a few sides or daily specials, it’s the only thing on their menu. Luckily, it was delicious.
After dinner, as the hubby was still feeling the effects of his “night on the town” the previous evening in Liverpool, he requested that we retire early. That was fine by me, as it allowed me to take advantage of that magnificent bathtub and the luxurious terrycloth robes , a cheese plate, and a bottle of wine from room service. (In other words, basically a perfect night!)
The next day, we awoke revitalized, which was good because we had a very packed agenda! Stay tuned for the next edition of my trip review, and tell me your favorite thing to order from room service in the comment section below 🙂