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Fitzwilton Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our group bus tour stopped here for the night while we were visiting the Waterford Glass place. (It's not within walking distance). Hotel is excellent. Rooms were very nice. There is a pub across the street and a church across the street. Lots to see within walking distance.

We stayed here for 2 nights and basically can not fault it the room was big, the staff were great and the included breakfast had everything plus more, you can not go away from this hotel unsatisfied in my opinion.

Went down here with a group of friends to cycle the greenway, this hotel is perfectly located for that. The bike hire shop is five minutes away and the greenway start is 5 minutes away. All the staff were really friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent and great value at 10 euro. The wife was excellent. The hotel is comfortable and clean. I would stay here again. Although the bar is neither comfortable or inviting. The parking is very limited in the hotel car park. But you can park in the Merchants Quay car park for 4.60 per day, it's a short walk from the hotel.

Took a quick break with my sister in law for her Birthday. We booked a twin room on a 2 day special. The hotel is a stone's throw from the train station & bus location. The hotel is very clean & well decorated. Some great photos of the city years ago through out. Two restaurants, one a sports bar type setting. The food was quite good & very reasonable. The other is French cuisine, we did not eat there but the menue looked tempting and prices posted were very reasonable. The room was large & well laid out. TV/WiFi all acceptable. Hair dryer, iron & coffee/Tea station also present. Bathroom was fine, the shower connection wasn't perfect, you have to get right under it in order to wash & the grab bar isn't in the most ideal location. However, plenty of hot water, towels etc. The breakfast is €10 & well worth it. You can have hot, cold, fruit or sweeties. It closes at 10:30 am, so get there earlier or you will miss out on the best brown bread! The staff are fantastic including the front desk, housekeeping and the bar. A most pleasant experience, I would not hesitate to return again.

Had the opportunity to stay at this hotel on our trafalgar southern tour of Ireland. This hotel is roomy, clean and close to downtown Waterford. Within walking distance to entertainment and food. The beds are hard I found but the room overall was clean, roomy and had everything one could need. Recommend if you get the chance!

The Fitzwilton is in a really good position, set just across the bridge from the rail station and 5 minutes walk from the bus station. Our mid week break was an absolute bargain, and we arrived, were checked in and in our room in under ten minutes. No fuss or faffing around. There is a car park at the back with very limited spaces but if you arrive around mid afternoon there should not be any problems getting parking. The spaces, however, are tiny; and there is no room for error when parking or exiting. On the hotel's own website there is information relating to access to a local pool and leisure centre for guests; however our receptionist said she had never heard of such an arrangement. No matter; it was damp and dreary weather and a dip in a pool wasn't as enticing as it might have been. Nice quiet room; rooms at the back or the side are quieter. Everything you could want, and we liked the fact that mugs were supplied for tea instead of those awful dinky cups which don't hold more than a mouthful of tea! Our deal included one evening dinner; which we partook of on the Sunday night. We were, for a while the only people in the restaurant, until a party of 35 golfers arrived. We were treated like honoured guests by a young man called Damien, very well informed about wines and the food for the evening. Food is excellent; but the staff really carry the day. Great attitude; relaxed and welcoming without stuffy formality. We will certainly return at some stage. One tiny niggle; an Irish Coffee ordered one night was served in a latte glass; the cream had sunk to the bottom and for all the world, it looked like a latte. When I pointed out to the barman that an Irish coffee should look the part, he immediately offered to make a second one. The second one took a full 15 minutes to arrive; it looked slightly better but still served in a latte glass instead of the goblet type shape which actually helps the cream stay sitting on top of the coffee /whiskey mixture. Breakfast is excellent too; they even have a gluten free section. Tasty food and the Waterford Blaa which is all part of the experience; fresh fruit, smoothies, yogurts, wide choice of cereals and breads and indeed, almost anything your heart desires.

We stayed in this hotel on the night before my sons wedding 23rd Feb and i did a group booking through Gwen Murray who i cannot praise highly enough for her efficiency and also for taking the stress out of booking rooms for 14 people. We got an excellent rate rooms were very comfortable and clean and inclusive dinner which was most enjoyable. Every staff member in this hotel related to us and knew about Dannys wedding and could not do enough for us i will always remember this kindness and compliment each one of you. Oft he 14 people that stayed only 4 of us had stayed in hotel before so 10 new customers definately gained from this experience. The groom was allowed access to his room until well after the normal 12 without any extra charge and there was great fun and high jinks as ye can all imagine and then the staff at reception unbelievable gave me a bit WOW when they saw me dressed did wonders for my spirits thank you. I have no hesitation whatever in recommending this hotel and i will be back .

Nice hotel and handy location just over the bridge coming into Waterford city centre. Food is excellent and warm friendly staff. Felt room was over warm and stuffy despite windows being left fully open. Car park is small and tight so decided to pay 22.50 euros for weekly parking in nearby Merchants Quay (its 4.50 per day). Free WiFi is a bonus. Overall nice stay but prefer the Waterford Marina which has stunning room views and free secure parking.

We book for one night, now I am glad I did not book more, first of all they offer a parking and their parking is small and full, they do not have control for only guests accessing the the car park or valet parking, when we arrive to the room the heater was not working they were friendly at that time and some one came to fix it, it only work for few hours then at night it was cold and we noticed that the heater was not working again I called the reception and they said other customers complain about heating system and they need to put a timer, this has no senses to me cause heaters can be turned off but they cannot be turn on on request so why they stop heating for all the guests instead of explain them how to turn it off ?? this does not make any sense.They were not able to provide a solution, next day I told them this in reception and they just said sorry!, honestly I was very disappointed because I had a similar experience on smaller hotel and they bring me 2 heaters and also next day the manager offer me a free breakfast, this is not about get something because something else was broken but serviceability and customer care is what I was expecting for a medium size hotel like this one, instead I received just cold and bad night, I am sure they did not even care when I told them the story in the morning when I was leaving, they also mentioned they had a heater on reception that they could gave to me but they did not I guess people on reception had better night than me that I payed for the room.

The staff here are just brilliant ! They are 5 star in their genuine and friendly manner. The hotel is immaculate. The family room is a great space with a good sized bathroom. The breakfast is lovely with loads of choice. The bar has a decent menu and their gin & tonics are top. My only recommendation would be a better iron. But I guess that's preference rather than critique.

Bridge Street Waterford Waterford

Hotel highlights

  • Close to House of Waterford Crystal
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Garter Lane Arts Centre, Fitzwilton Hotel is within a 15-minute stroll of Waterford Treasures Museum. This 4-star hotel has 90 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Waterford and also a short walk from St. Patrick's Church and Reginald's Tower.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Chez Ks, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Fitzwilton Hotel's 90 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and plasma TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Fitzwilton Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Single Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1480 reviews