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Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Could be an awesome destination, but the fix repair effort is lacking and details leave much to be desired.

Nice quiet hotel in a residential area but just a 10 minute walk to Dailey.

The hotel & staff were lovely. It is a bit far from the DART so be prepared to trek uphill upon your return to the hotel from the train. The views and the restaurants onsite are great!

My 12 year old son and I visited Ireland to explore our heritage during the 2016 Thanksgiving break. We visited/toured the Aran Islands, Galway, the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, Cork and Dublin. I chose the Fitzpatrick Castle because of the "South Dublin" location and close proximity of the Dart train to Dublin and the seashore. Dalkey Village is just a 10 minute easy walk (On a sidewalk - not street), with beautiful homes with old stone walls and mature landscaping. The hotel is beautiful and inviting. Our room was very clean, and the beds were like clouds, so comfortable. The hotel personnel are so friendly and helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay!!!

This is a magical hotel just a short train ride from Dublin. the staff is so kind and helpful. They genuinely want you to feel comfortable. I felt like a princess. Thank you to everyone! Highly recommend.

Comfort fit for royalty! Near Dublin in elite suburb with all the amenities & nearby train station to explore other cities. Excellent staff & accommodations.

This hotel had fabulous facilities and service. Prompt room service, cleaning and supplies. I would definitely recommend this hotel!

This hotel is really pretty but for the amount I spent on the hotel room. I was really hoping for a nicer room. It seemed a little dark and gloomy. The hotel is away from the town so in order to get anywhere you do need to take a shuttle, train or taxi. Seems the people in the bar in the dungeon kept forgetting about us and our drinks and the people were kind of snooty in the bar in the hotel. The staff that checked us in were very friendly and kind.

Excellent! Sits away from Dublin, but close enough to Dalkey to get a good meal or have a pint! The view is extraordinary, the bay, the town below...just beautiful! The only recommendation I would make to the hotel is to improve the breakfast in PJ's restaurant. For 12 euros, it needs better eggs, and more variety.

From the moment we stepped foot into this wonderful hotel until our departure was an excellent experience. Nicola was great in assisting us in all avenues of our stay. We were close to the Dart, about 10 minute walk from hotel. It is a up hill walk from the Dart. We rented a car and paid for 1 week of parking at the Dart. We drove to the Dart station and then bought a 1 week ticket to Conelly station. We would then take the Dart into Dublin. (Got off at the Pearse station, this is right behind Trinity College) YOU DONT want to drive in Dublin. We did rent the car in Dublin, and Nicola gave us excellent directions on how to get there, but it still is difficult to navigate Dublin City. We rented from Alamo, get the full coverage with 0 deduction, as we did get hit in the round about by a taxi. Alamo was wonderful, was concerned about our safety. Didn't cost a dime. Got to meet the Garda (police) very nice officers. Watch those roundabouts. When we returned our car and came back to the hotel we ate in Dalkey and was exhausted from taking the car back to Dublin. We called the hotel after eating at Queens (wonderful food) and they came in their own car and picked us up so we would not have to walk back up that hill to the hotel. PJ's had a good breakfast for not to bad a price. All you can eat full breakfast. It was 12 euros and was very filling. With this hearty breakfast we did not eat much until dinner. We did eat in the Dungeon, food was good, but the service was very slow. We ate there several times and the service was always the same. Our room was lovely and we had a great view. Bed was very comfortable. Staff was great and helpful. If we go back to Dublin we will stay at this hotel again.

My husband and I traveled to Ireland for our first time. We cold not have picked a better hotel. We checked in right away, which was a lovely surprise because we were certainly exhausted from our journey. Although, I was prepared to spend an hour or two in the pretty lobby with afternoon tea. Everything was clean and spacious. The breakfast selection was delicious and the staff was friendly. We particularly enjoyed this hotel because it's out of the city but close to great walking/running areas (Killiney Hill), very close to Dalkey village (pubs, shops, convenience store) and a short drive (or doable walk) to the DART station, which is an excellent mode of transportation, especially if one is used to New York City trains. Our only complaint would be the noise in the middle of the night from a wedding, which has more to do with hotel guests than the hotel itself. We had a great time and want to take our parents back with us to the hotel!

A very nice hotel located in a beautiful upscale residential nieghborhood. A bit of a walk to the DART train into Dublin-about 20 minutes or so-uphill walking back. We enjoyed the location and the small quaint town of Dalkey it is located in which has lovely shops and restaurants.

Everything you would expect from a 4 star hotel. Excellent staff, beautiful hotel, very spacious room, and an excellent restaurant. I would only recommend this hotel if you're going to have/rent a vehicle as it's a short drive into Dublin, but would be a much longer commute by bus or rail. I knocked room comfort rating as the beds were VERY firm, but everthing else was great (especially shower water pressure/temperature). This is a beautiful hotel with an amazing view of the ocean. I would definitely stay here again.

Great time! The location was wonderful- nice wallks every morning after visiting the fitness center, which was so refreshing in the morning. Views from the "Hills" are awesome. Dalkey is a must- good atmosphere, food and people. The hotel is in a great location. The staff was wonderful, helpful and friendly ( if you find my camera let me know). Cannot wait to return.

The hotel was okay, the outside is more impressive than the inside. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The rooms are ordinary rooms, there is nothing special about them. The Dungeon restaurant is very modern, but the food is good. We expected it to be more "castle" like so we were a bit disappointed, but overall it was okay. It is close to the train so we were able to take the train into Dublin.

From the moment we drove into the parking lot, we were taken back by the beauty of the castle. Each & every staff member were absolutely fabulous in every aspect! Definitely would recommend to anyone, anytime for any occassion. Restaurant downstairs, The Dungeon, has great food or a short drive to the village just down the hill, Dalkey, has great little restaurants & pubs. Oh & one more thing... most have the "Irish Bagel Sandwich" for breakfast!! Out of this world!!

The hotel was charming, warm and inviting from the start. The Dungeon Restaurant was very tentative to us who flew in with no luggage! It made my stress level more relaxed with a bowl of vegetable soup in my stomach. The staff of the hotel were wonderful and accessable to our needs from room service to taxi service. We had a wonderful time there and will plan to come back again.

We used this hotel as our home base while traveling throughout Ireland. Wonderful staff that don't expect tips. Lovely common rooms, how wonderful to return to crackling fires after rainy days of exploring. Comfortable rooms with plenty of space for our family of three. Attention Americans, it is difficult to find this hotel, get good directions prior to your arrival in Ireland but it's well worth the trouble.

the hotel was very nice. Great food. Staff was excellent.

This is by far the best experience i've ever had in a hotel before. I reccomend this hotel to everyone. I can not express in words how amazing this trip was. the ONLY bad part was walking up the hill to get back to the hotel after shopping in Dalkey.

Room options

Family Room

King 2 | Sleeps 4

Classic Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (6) Family (8) Other (2) Friends (2)
2

nostalgia, maybe, history for sure, but lacking.

Everyone

Could be an awesome destination, but the fix repair effort is lacking and details leave much to be desired.

By , from USA on Sep 9, 2017

5

nice place in a quiet setting.

Everyone

Nice quiet hotel in a residential area but just a 10 minute walk to Dailey.

By , from Georgia on Jun 3, 2017

5

older beautiful hotel

Everyone

The hotel & staff were lovely. It is a bit far from the DART so be prepared to trek uphill upon your return to the hotel from the train. The views and the restaurants onsite are great!

By , from Philadelphia on May 27, 2017

5

beautiful hotel close to a quaint village

Everyone

My 12 year old son and I visited Ireland to explore our heritage during the 2016 Thanksgiving break. We visited/toured the Aran Islands, Galway, the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, Cork and Dublin. I chose the Fitzpatrick Castle because of the "South Dublin" location and close proximity of the Dart train to Dublin and the seashore. Dalkey Village is just a 10 minute easy walk (On a sidewalk - not street), with beautiful homes with old stone walls and mature landscaping. The hotel is beautiful and inviting. Our room was very clean, and the beds were like clouds, so comfortable. The hotel personnel are so friendly and helpful. We truly enjoyed our stay!!!

By , from Ponte Vedra FL on Nov 30, 2016

5

wonderful country castle

Singles

This is a magical hotel just a short train ride from Dublin. the staff is so kind and helpful. They genuinely want you to feel comfortable. I felt like a princess. Thank you to everyone! Highly recommend.

By on Jul 11, 2015

5

royal residence

Couples

Comfort fit for royalty! Near Dublin in elite suburb with all the amenities & nearby train station to explore other cities. Excellent staff & accommodations.

By on Apr 12, 2015

5

ireland wedding

Families

This hotel had fabulous facilities and service. Prompt room service, cleaning and supplies. I would definitely recommend this hotel!

By on Jul 14, 2014

3

not what i expected

GetawayWithFriends

This hotel is really pretty but for the amount I spent on the hotel room. I was really hoping for a nicer room. It seemed a little dark and gloomy. The hotel is away from the town so in order to get anywhere you do need to take a shuttle, train or taxi. Seems the people in the bar in the dungeon kept forgetting about us and our drinks and the people were kind of snooty in the bar in the hotel. The staff that checked us in were very friendly and kind.

By on Oct 3, 2012

4

fitzpatrick hotel, killiney ireland

Singles

Excellent! Sits away from Dublin, but close enough to Dalkey to get a good meal or have a pint! The view is extraordinary, the bay, the town below...just beautiful! The only recommendation I would make to the hotel is to improve the breakfast in PJ's restaurant. For 12 euros, it needs better eggs, and more variety.

By on Jun 12, 2012

5

get away from the hustle and bustle of dublin

Couples

From the moment we stepped foot into this wonderful hotel until our departure was an excellent experience. Nicola was great in assisting us in all avenues of our stay. We were close to the Dart, about 10 minute walk from hotel. It is a up hill walk from the Dart. We rented a car and paid for 1 week of parking at the Dart. We drove to the Dart station and then bought a 1 week ticket to Conelly station. We would then take the Dart into Dublin. (Got off at the Pearse station, this is right behind Trinity College) YOU DONT want to drive in Dublin. We did rent the car in Dublin, and Nicola gave us excellent directions on how to get there, but it still is difficult to navigate Dublin City. We rented from Alamo, get the full coverage with 0 deduction, as we did get hit in the round about by a taxi. Alamo was wonderful, was concerned about our safety. Didn't cost a dime. Got to meet the Garda (police) very nice officers. Watch those roundabouts. When we returned our car and came back to the hotel we ate in Dalkey and was exhausted from taking the car back to Dublin. We called the hotel after eating at Queens (wonderful food) and they came in their own car and picked us up so we would not have to walk back up that hill to the hotel. PJ's had a good breakfast for not to bad a price. All you can eat full breakfast. It was 12 euros and was very filling. With this hearty breakfast we did not eat much until dinner. We did eat in the Dungeon, food was good, but the service was very slow. We ate there several times and the service was always the same. Our room was lovely and we had a great view. Bed was very comfortable. Staff was great and helpful. If we go back to Dublin we will stay at this hotel again.

By on May 26, 2012