Perched on the brow of Killiney Hill, this hotel occupies an 18th-century Irish castle on the south Dublin coast. The picturesque village of Dalkey, just down the hill, features pubs, restaurants, shops, and the Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre. Central Dublin is 14 km (8.6 mi) away.
Fitzgerald Castle Hotel's health club features a 20-meter indoor pool, along with a spa tub, sauna, steam room, spa-treatment room with a variety of beauty services, and modern gym. The award-winning PJ's Restaurant serves Continental and full Irish breakfast seven days a week, brunch every Sunday, and dinner Friday and Saturday nights during July and August. The Grill at the Castle, housed in the former dungeon, serves drinks and dinner by the fireplace. Afternoon tea and evening cocktails are served in the Library Bar. In-room dining is available. An airport shuttle service is available from Dublin Airport for an additional cost. Free on-site parking is provided.
Decorated in an elegant, traditional style, guestrooms include complimentary wireless Internet access, cable TV, pay movies, direct-dial phones, and coffee/tea makers. Windows can be opened. Bathrooms come with hair dryers, phone, and designer bath amenities. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel offers evening turndown service, in-room massage.
Pros: Views, distance to local venues and train to Dublin.
Cons: Springs in bed.
If driving for first time, roads are narrow and may make you feel like you are about to side swipe everything. Convenient to the DART train for Dublin.
Pros: The staff was wonderful. Went above and beyond.