The Best of Dublin (Part 1): Our Stay at the Fitzwilliam Hotel

A bedroom at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland

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 quickย โ‚ฌ15 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.

Our standard bedroom at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland

Our standard bedroom at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland

Another view of our bedroom at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. I liked the bold color palette and funky accents.

Another view of our bedroom at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. I liked the bold color palette and funky accents.

OMG this bathroom was amazing. Even my 6'5" hubby could stretch out fully in this epic bathtub.

OMG this bathroom was amazing. Even my 6’5″ hubby could stretch out fully in this epic bathtub.

The library area next to the lifts at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

The library area next to the lifts at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

A lounge area in the lobby of the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

A lounge area in the lobby of the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.

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.

Our dinner at Featherblade in Dublin, Ireland.

Our dinner at Featherblade in Dublin, Ireland.

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!)

Clearly, I was very impressed with the monogrammed robes.

Clearly, I was very impressed with the monogrammed robes at the Fitzwilliam Hotel.

Our room service cheese plate at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin.

Cheese plate in bed? Don’t mind if I do.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Whitney

  • Suzanna Pittman

    That bathtub. WHOA! My favorite room service is probably breakfast waffles. But I may have to consider a cheese plate next time.

    • I mean…eating fancy Irish cheese in bed with wine in a room you don’t have to clean? You can’t beat that.

  • Looks like a dream!

  • Behind Closed Doors

    That steak looked amazing! Not really a meal I would typically link with Ireland, but great to know you can find a nice steak amongst the ale and pies! And that hotel looks amazing. Nice find.

  • Gokul

    Wow….this place looks royal. Can’t get my eyes of the dinner you had. So tempting.

  • Clare Connelly

    Oh I just love Dublin! I’ve been living following your adventures but it’s great to hear how you are getting in now you are finally in Dublin. Love the pics!

    • Thanks! Glad to hear you’ve been enjoying. Later this week, I’ll have our adventures in Cork & Blarney!

  • This is such a gorgeous hotel to stay at!!! That steak you had at Featherblade got me drooling all over my laptop too. Seems like you really enjoyed a wonderful visit!

  • Deena Pinto

    I love how you described the stay, so brief yet has a lot to say, am tempted to go visit someday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Neha Verma

    The hotel seems so cozy, I particularly love the lighting. You have given a very nice review with good pictures. Will keep this one in mind when I visit Dublin

  • Rhiannon Robertson

    Looks like a lovely place to stay and I would be all on board for that delicious looking cheese platter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The room is spacious and looked very comfy. Aside from the bedroom itself,
    I always admire a sleek-designed bathroom, and this one is gorgeous. — Ricci —

  • Anita Sane

    I am really impressed with your overview of the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin. It’s a place I will keep in mind in case I visit Dublin in future.

  • The Fitzwilliam Hotel looks really impressive. Quite a nice room for being a standard especially with such a nice bathtub. Sometimes the perfect nights are the ones relaxing in the hotel with a bottle of wine. I will have to keep this in mind next time I am in Dublin.