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The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was good. My only issue, like any other hotel, is that the shower head does not extend.

It was a very good experience. Spent a week there and had a very good time

It was clean, the bed was comfortable. However, the toilet wouldn't really flush, the sink drain clogged easily and their continental breakfast is way overpriced for the quality.

The staff at this hotel were friendly and knowledgeable. The food at the bar was very good. The decor of the room was somewhat outdated and could use refurbishing. The location is NOT in the downtown district, but in walking distance to the tram that can take you there in about 20 minutes at a very reasonable cost.

Louis Fitzgerald Hotel was clean and comfortable staff was excellent

Hotel was clean and comfortable. The room was a nice size and the shower was very nice with good water pressure. The location is a bit inconvenient. We loved the free parking. While I enjoyed being outside of Dublin and not in the thick of things, the walk to the LUAS is over 1/2 a mile one-way. They apparently have a shuttle, but we didn't use it.

Was straight forward, clean place and good location.

I think this one of the good value for money hotel.

I spent a week here with my son for a business event and it was an overall very pleasant experience. The staff are lovely; every single person we had contact with was helpful and friendly. The location is right on a major highway. There's a 20 minute walk on a footpath along the highway to get to the train into Dublin which takes another 30 minutes. Because we were attending an event in this hotel we didn't travel into Dublin every day but it does take some time and planning to do so. The hotel is reasonably priced because of it's location so if you mean to be in Dublin daily, this may not be the best choice for you. We did not have a car as we were traveling from abroad but they do have a parking garage if you do. There is a restaurant nearby but otherwise there is nothing much to walk to or do. Our overall experience was very positive.

The staff was uninformative from the start. We felt very unwelcome during our stay. When we checked in we were simply handed our room keys. We never received an explanation of the amenities nor was there one in the room. I still don't know how to get into the fitness room. Once we found the parking garage and made our way to the room, we couldn't get the electricity to work. The way electricity works in some Irish hotels is very different from American hotels and it was not explained to us (whereas staff at other hotels during our trip did so at the front desk). We had to call down to the front desk and wait in the freezing cold room after a very long international travel day for a staff member to come and show us how to work the electricity. Then he made fun of us while he did so. This made the very beginning of our stay uncomfortable. Our room was in the very corner of the hotel on the first floor. It was sparsely decorated and the view we received was of a parking lot and a fence. This may be due to the fact that the hotel ignored our request for a non-smoking room and originally assigned us to a smoking room. They did switch us to a non-smoking room when we checked in, but we suspect we were given a left over room as a result. The first night there we asked them for advice about what to eat as it was late and we were told the hotel restaurant was no longer serving food. We were sent to "Joel's", a restaurant that is next door to the hotel. We walked over there and found it closed. We got in our rental car and drove around looking for dinner and eventually bought some sandwich fixings in a gas station. This was our first dinner in Ireland. If we had known what time the hotel restaurant closed, we would have eaten earlier or had time to make other arrangements. The next day, we found out that the hotel was supposed to serve sandwiches 24 hours a day. The parking garage (car park) is underneath the hotel. We were told the entrance was closed at 11. When we double checked to see how we could get in after 11, we were told it was open 24 hours. One night, we came back late from the south of Ireland and had to back out of the garage because the gate was indeed closed. We went to the front desk and asked them how to get into the garage and were told to go in through the exit but “be careful for exiting cars.” Are you kidding me? This hotel is more geared toward the banquets and meetings that are held there than its guests. It is definitely not tourist friendly. The location is not appealing, unless you enjoy looking at a gas station, an industrial looking restaurant building and a highway. The shuttle they have to the Luas (train around downtown) is only available for 1.5 hours every day, from 7:30 – 9:00 am. When we asked where the LUAS station was, we were not even told there was a parking lot by it and so we wasted sightseeing time the first day by walking to it. The ATM they say they have as an amenity is actually at the nearby gas station, we never received any help with our luggage, etc. We stayed at three other hotels/B&Bs during our trip in Ireland. Each of which provided much better service and a more appealing ambiance. Don't expect the Louis Fitzgerald to have many of the amenities they advertise. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else.

Dineing room Mgr. most helpful. Our whole experience at the hotel was very good. Parking was great and free. The hotel seemed very secure and well staffed.

This is a very nice hotel which we booked at an excellent price. Our room was very spacious and clean. It's off the road a bit so it's quiet. Our beds were very comfortable, and we had a little refrigerator in the room. The front desk staff were helpful with directions. The LUAS station is about a 15 or 20 minute walk away, so you can just park your car at the hotel (no charge) and use public transportation.

The location to the Luas was good. Not too far of a walk. If travelling with older adults, not a good place to stay unless you want to pay for cabs. Staff was friendly and helpful. Good base for travelling around the country.

Great location, not too far from red cow luas stop. And a short walk to tallaght. Right along bus routes so getting there is a breeze. Take Dublin Coach to the hotel for only 5 euro.

I had low expectations after reading reviews online but I was relatively happy with the Louis Fitzgerald. I wasn't looking for a hotel with amenities, just a room to sleep in and the hotel fit my bill perfectly.

We were out sight seeing everyday. We enjoyed sitting in the bar at night. The styaff was just great. they were very helpful about educating us on their customs.

We arrived at 9am and check-in wasn't until 2 but they got our room ready and let us check in at no additional charge. We asked the staff all sorts of questions about getting around, where to eat, where to go and they had great tips and were so nice. They truely wanted to help and were interested in our experience. I found that most of the irish people were this way, just really friendly. The hotel was super clean and had beautiful paintings in the lobby. Food was good we ordered room service 1 night. They had live local folk music at the bar downstairs one night (close to st. pattys day). Loved it!

The staff was very helpful with directions and answering questions. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the tram station which was very convenient and they even have times during the day when a taxi will take you to the tram station free of charge so you don't have to walk. Don't eat at Joel's next door - it's over-priced and not very good food. However, the hotel restraunt was actually impressive. The food was a little upscale but the service and beer was great with good prices to match. There is also a gas station right next to the hotel which was also convenient and parking was never a hassel. On the downside: the rooms smelled quite often, the free toiletries/coffee was awful, no ventalation in the restrooms, heater did not work well, and the vending machines were never fully stocked. -- Overall a good place during a business trip but not a vacation.

I found the Louis to be a very nice hotel, the staff went out of there way to be helpfull and I feel that they did a great job, the room was very clean and quiet. The major drawback for me to stay there again was the lack of a shuttle service, this hotel is a four star hotel, but the lack of a shuttle puts in my mind a lot lower rating, nothing in the way of transportation too and from the airport or to the light rail station, to have to walk about a mile at 7:00am in the morning in the wind and rain and hope a bus comes by to get to the airport is very unnerving, so Louis (the owner) pay attention to this request and do something about this glaring problem,

Hotel was difficult to find even with a GPS as it was new. Shuttle to Lucas before 1100. Rooms were very clean. Staff very helpful. Lots of parking

Newland Cross Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Clondalkin, The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Tallaght Stadium and within a 10-minute drive of other popular attractions like War Memorial Gardens. This 190-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Guinness Storehouse and Christ Church Cathedral are also within a 15-minute drive of this Dublin hotel.


Dining

Enjoy dining at LJ Bar and Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a English breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel's 190 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Desks are also available.


Property features

At The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (9) Business (3) Family (7) Other (5) Friends (1)
5
Everyone

It was good. My only issue, like any other hotel, is that the shower head does not extend.

By on Jun 5, 2017

4

a nice hotel in an industry area. but with access

Everyone

It was a very good experience. Spent a week there and had a very good time

By , from from Phoenix Arizona on Dec 26, 2016

3

okay, but not good

Everyone

It was clean, the bed was comfortable. However, the toilet wouldn't really flush, the sink drain clogged easily and their continental breakfast is way overpriced for the quality.

By , from j on Oct 24, 2016

4

nice hotel in dublin

Everyone

The staff at this hotel were friendly and knowledgeable. The food at the bar was very good. The decor of the room was somewhat outdated and could use refurbishing. The location is NOT in the downtown district, but in walking distance to the tram that can take you there in about 20 minutes at a very reasonable cost.

By , from FT Lauderdale, FL on Jun 28, 2016

4

very enjoyable

Families

Louis Fitzgerald Hotel was clean and comfortable staff was excellent

By on Nov 2, 2015

4

very nice hotel

Couples

Hotel was clean and comfortable. The room was a nice size and the shower was very nice with good water pressure. The location is a bit inconvenient. We loved the free parking. While I enjoyed being outside of Dublin and not in the thick of things, the walk to the LUAS is over 1/2 a mile one-way. They apparently have a shuttle, but we didn't use it.

By on Oct 28, 2015

4

good trim

Singles

Was straight forward, clean place and good location.

By on Sep 5, 2015

3

value for money

BusinessTravelers

I think this one of the good value for money hotel.

By on Jun 17, 2014

3

reasonably priced and comfortable

BusinessTravelers

I spent a week here with my son for a business event and it was an overall very pleasant experience. The staff are lovely; every single person we had contact with was helpful and friendly. The location is right on a major highway. There's a 20 minute walk on a footpath along the highway to get to the train into Dublin which takes another 30 minutes. Because we were attending an event in this hotel we didn't travel into Dublin every day but it does take some time and planning to do so. The hotel is reasonably priced because of it's location so if you mean to be in Dublin daily, this may not be the best choice for you. We did not have a car as we were traveling from abroad but they do have a parking garage if you do. There is a restaurant nearby but otherwise there is nothing much to walk to or do. Our overall experience was very positive.

By on Jan 15, 2014

1

definitely not a 4-star

Couples

The staff was uninformative from the start. We felt very unwelcome during our stay. When we checked in we were simply handed our room keys. We never received an explanation of the amenities nor was there one in the room. I still don't know how to get into the fitness room. Once we found the parking garage and made our way to the room, we couldn't get the electricity to work. The way electricity works in some Irish hotels is very different from American hotels and it was not explained to us (whereas staff at other hotels during our trip did so at the front desk). We had to call down to the front desk and wait in the freezing cold room after a very long international travel day for a staff member to come and show us how to work the electricity. Then he made fun of us while he did so. This made the very beginning of our stay uncomfortable. Our room was in the very corner of the hotel on the first floor. It was sparsely decorated and the view we received was of a parking lot and a fence. This may be due to the fact that the hotel ignored our request for a non-smoking room and originally assigned us to a smoking room. They did switch us to a non-smoking room when we checked in, but we suspect we were given a left over room as a result. The first night there we asked them for advice about what to eat as it was late and we were told the hotel restaurant was no longer serving food. We were sent to "Joel's", a restaurant that is next door to the hotel. We walked over there and found it closed. We got in our rental car and drove around looking for dinner and eventually bought some sandwich fixings in a gas station. This was our first dinner in Ireland. If we had known what time the hotel restaurant closed, we would have eaten earlier or had time to make other arrangements. The next day, we found out that the hotel was supposed to serve sandwiches 24 hours a day. The parking garage (car park) is underneath the hotel. We were told the entrance was closed at 11. When we double checked to see how we could get in after 11, we were told it was open 24 hours. One night, we came back late from the south of Ireland and had to back out of the garage because the gate was indeed closed. We went to the front desk and asked them how to get into the garage and were told to go in through the exit but “be careful for exiting cars.” Are you kidding me? This hotel is more geared toward the banquets and meetings that are held there than its guests. It is definitely not tourist friendly. The location is not appealing, unless you enjoy looking at a gas station, an industrial looking restaurant building and a highway. The shuttle they have to the Luas (train around downtown) is only available for 1.5 hours every day, from 7:30 – 9:00 am. When we asked where the LUAS station was, we were not even told there was a parking lot by it and so we wasted sightseeing time the first day by walking to it. The ATM they say they have as an amenity is actually at the nearby gas station, we never received any help with our luggage, etc. We stayed at three other hotels/B&Bs during our trip in Ireland. Each of which provided much better service and a more appealing ambiance. Don't expect the Louis Fitzgerald to have many of the amenities they advertise. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else.

By on Jun 8, 2013