"Some major issues"
The address listed for the hotel was Dun Laohaire and it was NOT located there. It was in Dalkey so we spent at least an hour lost looking for it. The hotel itself had a restaurant and a pub which is good since the hotel is very far away from anything. The hotel room itself was very large and comfortable, but when we went to take a shower dark brown […] chunky water came out. When I called the office to tell them, they mentioned that the water had been turned off and it would be on again in an hour. They didn't seem concerned at all that we only had that one hour to shower before our flight home. They made no effort to give us another place to shower. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Poor For a Castle"
We booked this mostly for the kids to have and experience at a castle. Staff was rude and untrained. Pool only allowed kids during certain times. Hair in the shower. They seemed to have a lot of buisness meetings in their lobby making it very uncomfortable to be a guest at the hotel. I would not stay there again nor recommend to anyone else.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great hotel. Beautiful views. Friendly, helpful staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My wife and I and another couple stayed three nights at the hotel. We were put on he 5th floor. The rooms across the hallway were being renovated. As a result there was dust in the hallway and noise all day long. I travel probably 30% of my time and have never had a hotel do this. It is management's way of trying to maximize revenues while undergoing […] a renovation. On my first day in the room I noticed the toilet seat was not clean. The rooms are not properly cleaned. All this adds to bad management at the top. A desire to minimize expenses as shown by the breakfast offerings and miserable biscuits provided with tea. We were provided a bottle of white wine as an apology for the construction. At least the receptionist listened but I can buy a bottle of white wine any day of the year. I don't go on holiday often. After our stay we then moved into Dublin, stayed at a comparably priced hotel where the rooms were better and the breakfast was much better. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was incredible, staff was friendly and the location was perfect. 15 minutes walk to the DART station which takes you directly to center Dublin and a 15 minute walk from Dalkey, a beautiful coastal town. Everything was perfect.Genuine Expedia guest review
We enjoyed our experience overall. The gentleman at check in/concierge were very nice and knew their stuff, the lady who checked us in was a bit short and didn't seem to want to answer questions. The facility is being updated but we liked the character and layout. It is NOT handicapped accessible, which wasn't a big problem for us but would be for others. […] The walk to Dalkey is scenic and not too far, taxi's were everywhere and getting to the Dart to go into Dublin was very easy. We will stay here again when coming to Ireland. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice but not worth it"
Service is great but the pool closes very early for kids and they were disappointed. The rooms are dark and we didn't feel like the outside of the building matched the pictures.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We enjoyed our stay at the Fitzpatrick, from the wonderful staff and lovely grounds to the most comfortable sleep I have ever had in a hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lovely hotel in walking distance of train station"
The hotel was a great experience. My husband and I were in Ireland for our honeymoon and found the whole hotel an intimate experience. We had asked for a quite room and they but us at the very end of the hallway in the corner. They also upgraded our room for free. All of the staff was wonderful and very nice. The level of helpfulness of the staff was […] one of the shining stars of the place. The room could use an upgrade decor wise but the bathroom had been redone and was beautiful. The room was also very roomy and intimate. We were worried about the bed size since European beds and American beds are different but they but us in a big, comfy bed (my husband is 6' 2" and we need the space). We had a nice view of the sea and Dalkey Island from our room. Though we only ate breakfast once at the hotel (it was okay), we tried their other eating options and enjoyed each one. The bars and bar staff are wonderful and, during our last night, they had a piano player so we were able to enjoy some dancing. The walk from the hotel to Dalkey and the Dalkey train station is about 10/15 minutes. The hotel is on a hill, so it is something to take into account when looking at walking to and from the hotel. But to be honest, with the type of eating and drinking we were doing on our trip, all the walking made if feel like we were earning each bite and sip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great if you don't mind a 15 minute walk"
Hotel is very comfortable though one or two areas are beginning to look a little tired (though they are working on some of them). The location is great as long as you don't mind a 15 minute walk into the lovely village of Dalkey with its dart link into Dublin. Didn't try the food at the hotel as great options in Dalkey. Hotel staff are great - if you […] have to get a taxi to/from Dalkey the drivers can be a bit grumpy but that's their problem... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice old hotel on bay."
Wonderful remodeled older hotel. Note: It is NOT a castle, but a castle atmosphere. It has a Dungeon Bar & Grill very nice. Only negative is location is extreme Southeast end of Dublin and takes 35 minutes from Downtown Dublin to travel to and from. Great indoor pool.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Older traditional hotel"
Relaxed traditional atmosphere. Older European style with damasks and crystal chandeliers. Indoor pool and dining is on site reasonably priced. Fireplaces in lobby and tea is served each afternoon. Room had a spectacular view of the Dublin Harbor with a balcony. I would return to Fitz Castle Hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful location, lovely old building."
Loves the experience. Staff and location were excellent. They made a small mistake on our room, and gave us free breakfast, which was by far the best breakfast we had in Ireland!! Only complaint is the beds are very hard by typical American standards.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Experience, Friendly Staff, Gorgeous Area"
My husband and I stayed here recently for one evening. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer! All of the staff were kind and friendly. Our room was spacious and clean. The furniture was very nice and the bed was comfortable. After we checked in, we went down to the 'library' for lunch. The food was great and the unconventional seating made it […] interesting. Afterwards, we took a walk in the 'park' behind the hotel, as the concierge had highly suggested doing this. Our walk through this park and down to the coast was fantastic and really added to our overall experience. We had dinner in the restaurant downstairs and really enjoyed the food. We did not have an opportunity to enjoy the pool, sauna, or steam room as the facilities were' closed by the time we had finished our dinner and we had to check out very early to catch our flight home. There is a coach that will runs to the Dublin airport and takes about an hour each way and will drop you off right in front of the hotel. This was very convenient. I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone. We had a wonderful experience and hope to have another opportunity in the future to visit Ireland and stay at this hotel again, and next time we will stay longer! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Location and staff were great. The nearby towns are in easy walking distance. The scenery is beautiful. I think I would have preferred air conditioning as well but it cooled off nicely with the windows open. I would definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel, great location - not a 4 star"
This is a very nice hotel with a great staff. It is walking distance (downhill) to Dalkey which has a number of nice stores, pubs and place to eat. Also walking distance to DART train. It is not 4 stars, probably 3 but appropriately priced. It has been remodeled recently. Thanks for the great stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything old...but pretty well maintained. Elevators slow..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fitzpatrick Holel Killiney"
Very disappointed in the standard of the hotel considering this is a 4 * hotel. Firstly booked a Classic Sea View with a balcony on the website. Arrived in our room to discover a view of the back of the hotel. Received a new room with a balcony. However view of the sea was only visible if you have a 90 degree turn of your neck. Hotel is very old style […] but the rooms look as if they have not been redecorated this milennium. The staff were great though. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
What an amazing find! This is a terrific place to stay..socialize and the food in the Grill at the Castle is divine! The staff was attentive and kept everything shining. We will definately be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worst place we stayed"
We stayed in 5 hotels on our trip to Ireland, and this place was the worst. The carpet was dirty, the wallpaper was peeling, and there was dirt and grim on the windows and in the bathroom. The exterior is lovely and kept up, but the interior is terrible. Luckily we only stayed one night. We ventured down to a nice little town in Dalkey and had some […] wonderful food. We didn't want to take a chance at the hotel restaurants. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in nice neighborhood"
My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the Fitzpatrick Castle and enjoyed our experience. We took advantage of the nice gym, hot tub, pool and sauna. The Dungeon, in bottom of the hotel, is a nice spot for a drink.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
One person up front was not helpfull at all, but the rest of the staff was extremely friendly and willing to help us. The hotel amenities were better than described, and the whole family was pleased. The staff helped us plan events even before arriving, and saw us through our whole trip. It was a great stay, and a good time.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderfully Quiet Setting"
The staff were friendly and helpful. The pool and fitness centers are busy but perfectly clean and large enough to handle the amount of people. Breakfast is extra but a great deal for a Full Irish Breakfast at 10 euros. It is only a short walk into the village of Dalkey where you can catch the train to Dublin for sightseeing. It takes under an hour […] to walk to the station and get to Dublin. There is a lovely, large park next to the castle where you can go for an easy hike up to the monument and you are rewarded with beautiful views of Dalkey and the ocean. The restaurants have great food but slow service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff in the hotel are fantastic. They were very courteous and helpfull. The lounge, restaurants and fitness center were top notch. Our room needed some work though. Some wallpaper was coming off, the ceiling was cracked and some bathroom tiles were cracked. The flaws did not bother me too bad though. I would stay there again anytime. I can't say […] enough about the staff they were great! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I loved the notion of staying in a full blown castle. This location is slightly off the beaten path on the outskirts of Dublin. It is a gracious hotel that needs a little lightening in adornment. We had our usually good time and hope to return soon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very relaxing and beautiful spot"
Loved it. Great chance to let my granddaughter see a little of gorgeous Wicklow area. She wants to go back, and that was my hope!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fitzpatrick sort of a Castle"
Nice hotel that needs some maintenance. Our room was large and comfortable, but most of the hallways had old peeling wallpaper. It was a busy place with events. The hotel staff was very gracious. The food is a good quality, but unremarkable. A walk into town was about a half mile downhill. Just be prepared if you're walking into town for dinner or activities. […] Parking in downtown Dalkey is difficult and they have aggressive parking monitors. So the walk back to the hotel is uphill, narrow and dark at night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"very nice lots of amenities"
Great place, nice pool and steam room sauna. Lots of restaurants to choose from. Hard to find and a little out of the way unless you specifically want Durkey as a destination. Although they have a nice castle.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for the dollar (or euro)"
Very nice hotel, helpful staff, EXTREMELY comfortable furnishings (bedding and room furniture), everything you could want.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very friendly, helpful staff at upscale historic location. Beautiful area, but a little far from Dublin- if that's what you want to see you might think about somewhere a little closer. Room was clean with plenty of space. My biggest complaint was dining options, we just wanted a burger one night- 14 Euros! not a bad burger but still way overpriced.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not for comfort"
This was my first trip to Ireland. It was beautiful and had a good time. The hotel however was not great. I went with the Fitgetald Castel Hotel based on rating on this site, but they were not reflective of my stay'. The beds were hard as a rock, as we're the pillows. The rooms had a terrible mildew andold smell. One of the only two elevators was down. […] We had a Do Not Disturb sign on the door one day, but that was ignored onr housekeeping came in anyway. The town it was closest to was very small. I would not stay there again, nor would I recommend it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were pleased with everything. At check-in, the man helping us gave us great information about the surrounding area, mainly about the amazing park with incredible views located very close by. The room was large and comfortable. We were sad we couldn't stay longer than the one night we had.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not looking like a castle"
I was expecting it to look my like a castle . Not every close to Dublin was actually over an hour away. Would most likely stay there again but not pay full price for the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
The beautiful garden on the hotel website was never found on the property. Very disappointing. The park next door with its views made up for this. PJs was closed???? The Dungeon Bar & Grille had excellent food and nice staff. Service a little slow. Very comfortable beds.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just a minor point."
I believe the staff made the hotel for us. The food was good quality. If there was anything I'd mildly criticize was the appearing to be re-use of toiletries. They were smeared and probably refilled...? That is a common custom but one I am not fond of. However, the professional and courtesy of the staff and overall pleasantness of the hotel was more […] than overcame any minor shortcomings. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I like this place...but- When I arrive at a good hotel I expect to be greeted at the door and assisted w/my bag. Neither occurred. When I asked about this the joking response was 'ah well this is ireland we had 600 hundred years of servitude.' Get some bell boys for god sake. Second, I didn't realize they made 5 watt bulbs, but these seem to be the […] only ones used in the room. Ridiculously dim. I'd also think they could serve breakfast earlier than 7, servitude or no. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Simply said, I had a great time here. The staff constantly went out of its way to be helpful and friendly. I felt like part if the family coming to visit. After the first night I thought the bed a tad too firm, easily fixed with an extra feather duvet, and I slept wonderfully afterwards. The food in both the Library, tea and snacks, and the Dungeon […] was deliciously prepared and the perfect amount. On the weekends the live music, is not just great to hear but enlivened the people to sing and even dance. I cannot say enough about this stay to convey the great time I had. I thank you Fitzpatrick for helping to make my time in Ireland that much more enjoyable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Wonderful Splurge!"
This was one of the most wonderful hotels I've ever stayed in. The grounds were lovely, the staff incredible and the rooms amazing. Dining options, while limited, were good and full of character. The hotel is located about a 10 minute walk from Delkey town center and the DART so it makes getting in to the big city of Dublin easy. However, spend time […] exploring Killiney Park and the little town of Delkey - both are wonderful. The staff are amazing and go out of their way to help. I arrived way before posted check-in time and they accomodated my early check in. An absolutely wonderful hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fairy Tale Hotel"
If you ever dreamed of spending the night in a castle, being treated like royalty, I highly recommend The Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel. All the members of the staff are so eager to please!! I arrived hours before check-in time, and they allowed me to check in early. I had looked forward to eating in the Dungeon, and the food was beyond belief! My meal included […] the best Caesar salad in the world! My room was elegant and comfortable with a great view, and I had a magnificent nights' sleep. The hotel is in an historic old building, which is part of its' charm, but is equipped with the latest amenities, including a kick-butt fitness center and sparkling pool. I will always remember my night in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel! Someday I hope to go back! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Ideally located for us to attend nearby family party and easy to reach on bus from airport. Our overwhelming and lasting impression of this attractive hotel has to be the superb service from all staff. Nothing was too much trouble. We have no hesitation at all in recommending this hotel for a relaxing stay. Especially enjoyed the lounge bar and views […] from our room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Reception staff very friendly, good local knowledge and booked a fab excursion for our last day, breakfast restaurant service is efficient and friendly, we were also allowed to use the pool after check out as our flight was a late one. The area around the pool edge where the water collects could be a tiny bit cleaner. And an option of just a flat sheet […] instead of blanket or duvet due to current heat! ( no it doesn't always reason in Ireland) would be my only criticisms Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Great place to stay"
This is a great place to stay in Cashel. The rooms were very nice and the staff very accommodating. They bring coffee to your room at no extra charge and have a parking garage.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location for Dalkey and South Dublin. Building getting a little bit tired on the outside. Pool area needs a face lift and could be a little cleaner. Staff very good and room was excellent value. Overall very comfortable stay and would use it again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the service was excellent, extensive choice for breakfast, however the bed was far too soft other than that excellent hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in a fabulous location"
The hotel is older but that is part of the charm. It is ideally located in a wonderful area for great walks, beautiful views and handy to all transportation to get to other parts of Ireland to explore. The hotel staff can't do enough for you, just ask and they will try to accommodate. We did have to switch rooms as the originally put us in one with […] the view of other rooms and a roof top (we were staying for a week) but were quickly switched when we said we were not happy with that. Prices for hotels in the area are average and the food is okay but nothing spectacular. We would suggest going into Dalkey or Killiney to eat, lots of great choices for all the meals of the day. It is fun to go down to the hotels, Dungeon Bar for a snack and a drink, we also enjoyed spending part of Sunday afternoon in the main lobby area on comfy chairs, having tea and snacks, reading the paper. The hotel has WiFi which works great but takes quite a bit to sign up and if staying longer than a day you have to get codes for each day. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location and Stay"
This is the 2nd time I stayed here, its as nice as I rembered. Set in the freindly and beautiful Dalkey, its a great location and the service as excellent as ever. No complaints, highly recommended.Genuine Expedia guest review
A great hotel, staff extremely helpful. The food in the Dungeon bar was beautiful with great service and great value. The children loved the leisure facilities especially the swimming pool Breakfast in the morning was well prepared and plentiful The only problem was that I developed appendicitis which totally restricted me but the children enjoyed the […] Easter egg hunt and meeting the Easter bunny I look forward to returning to the hotel soon and in better health as I'm writing this review from hospital after having my appendix removed Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overall a good stay"
Overall this is a great hotel and the staff is just great. The room was nice and big and the beds were comfortable. Room cleanliness was ok as noted some cobwebs in a few spots. Our only real complaint was the swimming pool schedule that kept the family from being able to use in the evenings as all the time was set aside for adults only. If your kids […] have their harts set on spending hours in the pool, especially in that critical 'what do I do with them now' time after dinner but before bed. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Lovely hotel. Ideal for a family. Service could have been a bit sharper and the breakfast was ok but I would definitely stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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