Frequently Asked Questions

The following are the questions we are most frequently asked. Most of what you will need to know features on this website. If not, please do contact us

The Apartments and Facilities

What facilities are available in the apartment?

The list is very extensive and they are detailed within the profile of each apartment. We recommend you check out the profile of the apartment that may be of interest to you. You can do so here.


There are 9 apartments, how do they differ?

We offer both one and two bedroom apartments. The one bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 and has one bathroom; the two bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6 and has two bathrooms. Some apartments have sea views and some garden views. There are some apartments on the ground floor, first floor and second floor. We profile each apartment in detail to help you choose. You can select your apartment here.


Do I need to bring my own bed linen and towels?

No, all apartments are supplied with duvets and all bed linen. We also provide towels and towels are changed mid-week.

What are the facilities on-site?

The 4-Star Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is next door to our apartments. You have free access to its leisure facilities which includes a swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium, whirlpool spa, wood sauna and steam room. There is also a health and beauty salon. The hotel is home to the award-winning PJ’s Restaurant, which holds one AA Rosette for culinary excellence (it’s open for breakfast too!). There’s also the more casual Dungeon Bar & Grill. The Library Bar is a great place for coffee or a quiet drink before or after dinner.

Payments and Booking

When do I pay for my holiday?

A non-refundable booking deposit of 20% of the total rental cost of the holiday home is required at the time of booking. The balance of payment must be made at least two weeks prior to the rental commencement date. If a booking is placed within 2 weeks of the arrival date, full payment is required.

Is there a handling fee to make a booking?

No, the price quoted is the price you pay. There are no handling fees.

Are there any extras to pay?

Your rental covers the cost of stay, heat and electricity, bed linens and towels (towels are also changed mid-week). Telephone calls, if made, are extra.

I have a car, is there a parking fee?

There are no parking charges and you park in a secure, access-controlled car park.

Our Location, how to Get to it and What’s Nearby

Where is Killiney, and how far is it to Dublin City?

Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes is next to Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel. We are on brow of Killiney Hill, in the prestigious south Dublin suburb of Killiney overlooking Dublin Bay. We are just 14 km from Dublin’s city centre and can be easily accessed from Dublin Airport, Dublin City and from other parts of Ireland. You can view our location here.

Is Killiney in Dublin easy to get to by car?

Yes, from the M50 Motorway take exit 16 (Cherrywood) and follow the signs for Killiney. From there take the Killiney Hill Road for circa 550 meters and watch out for the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel on the right. You can check in there and we’ll show you to your apartment. Check out where we are and how to get us here.

I don’t have a car, how easy is it to get around and experience Dublin?

It’s very easy. Dalkey Village is just 5 minutes away (the taxi cost is circa €6.00) – or it’s a 20 minute walk. Dalkey is a Heritage Town worth exploring and it has a DART rail station. The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) Rail System is a fast and frequent way of travelling into and out of the city.  It operates every 15 minutes and takes about 30 minutes. Once in Dublin, its easy get around by foot. Within Dublin the LUAS (a modern tram-like system) also makes it very easy to get around. If you are using public transport during your stay then the Leap Card is great value. You can use it to avail of transport on the DART, LUAS, Airport Air Link Services and Dublin Bus Services.  It’s just €40 for 7 days. You can also get a 1-day and 3-day card. See details of getting here and getting around.

I HAVE a car, how easy is it to get around and experience Dublin?

A car can give you some extra freedom, but we would still advise you to frequently use public transport in the City (see answer above). We are easy to get to by car via the M50, and parking with us is FREE. You can drive to Dalkey Village and park all day at the DART Rail station for just €4.00 and so don’t have the hassle of driving within the city. You can also choose to drive along our coast and to places within day trip reach, like County Wicklow which has excellent attractions including Powerscourt Estate (rated the #3 gardens in the world by National Geographic) just 18km away.

What is Dublin and the area like for families?

Families love Dublin and love staying with us. There is just so much to see, do and enjoy in the City, nearby and along the coastline. Check out our suggestions in ‘City and Coast‘ including the  sections on: ‘Things to Do Nearby’; ‘Dublin City’; ‘Coast and Tours’; ‘Eats and Treats’ and ‘Family Activities’. If you want to go straight to Family Activities, see here.

I was thinking of staying in a hotel in Dublin City, what are the advantages of staying at Fitzpatrick Castle Holiday Homes?

More space, more freedom and it can be as hectic or as relaxing as you choose it to be. You can reach us without ever driving into the city. You park for free throughout your stay. You have access to all the hotel facilities at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel next door to us – see here. You can take the DART rail system into the city when you choose – it runs every 15 minutes – or walk to Dalkey Heritage Village. You can also explore Dublin’s Coast – the DART railway hugs the coastline and stops at some wonderful coastal towns and villages including Dalkey, Dún Laoghaire, Howth and Malahide.