Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Dublin
Travel Blogs from Killiney
... yes sir) because the Irish don't like that attitude of being subservient to another. Also, when we were at dinner, the Guinness tap ran dry and the whole bar heard the terrible news and had "a Guinness emergency." I'm happy that the Irish truly know what an emergency means. After the Stags Head, we ventured around Temple Bar area and came across traditional Irish music. It was great as we clapped and cheered along side true Irish and experience ...
... all still bright green, dotted with sheep, neat farms and charming rustic villages. Here's a pic from the bus ride. We drove west through Wicklow County which is very pastoral and rural... all farms and a huge national park. We visited Glendalough first which was a monastic city in the 600s and is still a site of religious significance for Irish Catholics. We actually were here last visit but it was worth a revisit. The scenery is gorgeous ....we started at the upper ...
... both things that had never gone off before, we were more than prepared for the flight, we had even mastered the art of having only ONE item of carry on luggage for the whole weekend, you couldn't even take on a jumper without it counting as a second item for which you payed more. In all our ultra-preparedness we found ourselves with a good hour to pass before the plane was due to leave so we of course did what comes naturally to three girls stuck in an airport ...
... the very posh Old Jameson Bar and having some wonderful Irish Whiskey drinks. I had a Jameson Honeycomb which was steamed milk and honey with a generous shot of whiskey. Erin enjoyed a Jameson Iced Tea which was fantastically wonderful. Now that our bellies were full of pasta and topped off with Irish whiskey, we walked through the big shopping district of Dublin, Grafton Street. This was a fantastic shopping area, full of street performers, tourists, locals, crazy teen groups ...
... as easily a third of my time was spent there. After work I ventured with mom down to Leicester Square to meet Lauren in hopes one of us would win the Book of Mormon lottery, as it's the last musical we wanted to see in London. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be. Instead we parted ways with Lauren and saw This Is The End, which is honestly one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. So in the end I guess we did get some comedic entertainment. It turns out I turned down ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
More great choices in Killiney
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Killiney
Travelers also recommend:
Historical Traveler Reviews Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel Dublin Killiney
Having just spent 3nts of pure comfort in this most professionally run establisment,I had to write a few notes.First off the General Manager,Mr Nicholas Logue whom l had the pleasure of meeting was so warming and helpful and made me feel like l was a VIP guest upon arrival- he seemed to be so interested & passionate about the hotel-not like other GM's l have meet.The food served in both the beautiful PJ's or the trendy Grill restaurant is outstanding and beats most hotels worldwide.The staff from the front desk to the ladies who turn down your bed are so pleasent and always greet you with a smile-so important.So if you ever have the pleasure of staying the Castle,enjoy. l cant wait to return again.
Effortless Care and Attention to Detail
We have had the most marvellous time in Fitzpatricks celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary - I had asked for a bottle of champers for our room but was pleasantly surprised when we also received a personal note of welcome from the manager, wishing us a happy anniversary! This set the tone for our weekend as we were greated by the best if Irish warmth and hospitality, with none of the posturing and synthetic interest that pervades som many hotels in Dublin (and I include the supposedly 5* Berkely Court and Jurys Towers here!!)
Genuine people, all ensuring you have a great time, but never encroaching or invading your personal privacy.
The pool/spa and gym are unusually well equipped and sumptuous for a hotel, reflecting the nature of this hotel as a cornerstone of the local (welcoming) community.
Both the formal PJs restaurant and the grill Dungeon produced superb modern menus with 'real' food and local produce, teh wine list is comprehensive and reasonably priced and the service is second to none.
Location is beautiful and yet enable rapid links to Dublin city centre.
We shall never again suffer the city centre on our visits to Dublin - this is the lifestyle!!!
Will stay here again
We checked in just before lunch and our room was ready! The staff was so happy to see us and accommodating. Beautiful grounds and in a great location. Only a 15 min walk to the town of Dalkey. Very charming. The food and service was outstanding!! The best part was the bed! Big soft and comfey! Had down comforter and pillows. Very quite too! Lovely hotel and excellent staff!! Five stars for sure!!
Fitzpatrick Castle - wonderful hotel
My husband and I (plus three teenagers) stayed here for a week in October 2004 - we had a wonderful stay. The hotel was super - rooms spacious and clean, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The superior rooms were well worth the extra - two double beds, sofa and plenty of room. Bathrooms were well equipped. The breakfast was fairly expensive but of good quality with plenty of choice. Dalkey village was lovely: lots of restaurants to choose from in the evening - we particularly enjoyed the Queens, and the pizza restaurant opposite. We dined at the hotel one evening, in the basement restaurant, which was also very good. There is a good DART rail link to Dublin from Dalkey - the walk into the village is fine, but the pull back up the hill after a hard day's sightseeing is a killer! If you want to stay away from the bustle of Dublin, but within fairly easy reach, this hotel is thoroughly recommended. I would definitely stay there again.
Been to this hotel on a number of occasions. Certainly not on the level of say the Conrad Dublin, but a fine property in a nice area. The town of Dalkey, just down the hill from the hotel has a DART stop, some very pleasant restaurants, and interesting tourist attractions in it's own right.
Do suggest you pay the couple of extra euros for a balcony room with a view of Dublin Bay.
Plenty of parking available, and the staff, while not overly ambitious - is pleasant.
Certainly would return.
A memorable experience!
I have just returned from a stay in Fitzpatrick Castle, Killiney. We booked out stay through lastminute.com and got very good rates for our 3 day family break. Overall our stay was excellant what stood out the most was the friendly service from all the staff no matter where we were there was always someone there to help. All of us including the children really enjoyed the leisure facilities with seperate times allocated in the pool for adults and children. Food was excellent, lots of choice and plenty of options for the kids. Our family room was spacious, modern and bright which was a relief to other hotels we had experieced before! A 4* plus hotel with brillant facilities for everyone with beautiful views over Dublin Bay, I would not hesitate to recommend this castle for a truly memorable stay.........
Great Hotel with Great Staff
We have had an excellent stay at the Fitzpatricks Castle. It is a great location and definately a place to stay to experience true Irish hospitality. Will go back!!
Had a super weekend
We have just spent a wonderful weekend on 19th- 20th of Sept at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney. We have two children and the staff were very kind and considerate towards the children. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was really relaxed. The kids had super fun in the pool and the park behing the hotel was great for long walks and had fantastic views of Dublin and the sea. The bedroom we had was very spacious, with 2 kingsize beds ideal for our requirements. In all a super hotel.
Tolerant and very nice.
I just returned from a week stay at the Fitzpatrick for a wedding. I found the staff really tolerant of us Yanks and friendly. It seemed as though they tried to please us. Our room was cleaned regularly, the food was great. The manager ran the rehershal dinner and was great. Had a few small issues. The room we had was at the back of the hotel, right by the dumpster. It seemed as though there was something being emptied in there every 20 minutes, very loud and unpleasant all night long.
They do not have AC in the rooms so you need to keep the windows open, so now we had noise and bugs. I sent some dry cleaning down. Two dresses, both of which I needed back the next night for the wedding. I did not get them back when I was supposed. When I did, they were never even cleaned. There were some unnecessary issues, but it did seem like they were trying.
Not worth the money
Our stay at theFitzpatrick's Castle in Killiney was a huge dissapointment. There was continuous trouble with the prices agreed via email, to the point of them flatly accusing us of lying (thank god for Nokia Communicator). The room was shabby, the curtains had tears and holes, as well as the bathrobe. The bathroom was old and unpleasant.
The room was tiny and the balcony was dirty and unsafe (anyone could have walked right into our room -- and the cleaning staff always left the door unlocked).The staff (except for the concierge) were mostly unkind. Me and my husband travel many times every year, and we both agree that this is the most unpleasant hotel we have ever been to. The only good thing about the hotel was that it was near the village of Dalkey which was beautiful! I am sorry to be so harsh, but considering the price we would have expected much much more. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.