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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Having visited this wonderful hotel previously we finally experience the famous Artists Tea for my wife's birthday. A truly wonderful experience made all the better by the attentive service of Julia and Luca. cannot say enough about this hotel. The standard by which all in Dublin should be judged. We are busy planning our next trip!

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I have shared your wonderful comments with the team here who join me in thanking you. We are all genuinely delighted that you enjoyed the Art Afternoon Tea and that your expectations were exceeded. I am also appreciative of your particularly nice...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 8 October 2015

The rooms are first class. The common areas seem somewhat tired. The chairs needed to be restuffed a decade ago. What is that about. Very attentive staff. The eastern european housekeeping staff in particular is very professional.

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your overall stay, and I appreciate your feedback. We are continually striving to improve on our guest experience here at The Merrion, and your comments are vital in maintaining this. I hope it is not too long before we have...

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2015

The welcome and introduction was the best of the trip. It had warmth and authenticity. There are at least two sections of the hotel, the historic wing and the newer garden wing, with differing rooms. The dining room is underground - very pleasant, lovely food - somewhat expensive given current exchange rates. Every request was attended to promptly, courteously, as...

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your kind comments which I have shared with the entire team. I was pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope it is not too long...

Malvern, PA, United States
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I have been staying at the Merrion for over 15 years and it never let's me down. From arrival to departure the experience is first class and the hotel magnificent! The staff is attentive and very pleasant.

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us of your experience with us. I have shared your comments with the entire team here, who are very appreciative. We value your loyalty as it makes it all worthwhile and I am delighted that The Merrion is your hotel of choice when...

Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed over in the King Superior room overlooking the garden and it was divine. The service was incredible and the rooms were spacious and wonderful! The cellar bar service and food was wonderful, add was the breakfast!

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us of your experience with us. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the food and service in our Cellar Bar. I have already shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you....

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 6 October 2015

I was there Christmas 2014 and complained about the breakfast here on Trip Advisor. After much tooing and frooing management kindly paid great attention and invited us back for brunch on the house which was excellent.We enjoyed this at the end of August. We went back again, with no announcement, after all this with 4 guests on Sunday last October...

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am delighted that we had the opportunity to rectify the shortcomings that you previously incurred and that you and your guests enjoyed the Brunch in our Cellar Bar. We are continually striving to improve on our guest experience here...

Houston, Texas, United States
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The Merrion in my opinion may be the finest hotel overall I have ever stayed in. The accomodations are spectacular - terrific living space, amazingly comfortable bed, fantastic bath with superb amenities - everything was perfection. Dining there was outstanding as well - whether a light lunch in the bar or a lovely dinner in the restaurant - everything was...

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and I am very pleased that the team gave you such a memorable experience. I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is ranked the best hotel in Dublin and justifiably so. It is hard to fault it. The service was absolutely charming and efficient at every step, the room was quiet, spacious and comfortable with everything you could need. A few highlights: the bed was large and luxurious - as was the bathroom; the breakfast was delicious; the pool was...

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am delighted to hear your time at The Merrion last month was so enjoyable and you enjoyed so many facets of your stay. I sincerely apologise for any confusion caused on arrival and reception will certainly be able to...

Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We stayed at the Merrion for three nights in early August and found it to be a comfortable hotel, large well appointed room, friendly staff and well located in a peaceful part of Dublin. The hotel is a twenty five minute walk from the centre of O'Connell Street and close to several parks and restaurants. We would be happy to...

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am delighted to hear we were able to welcome you to The Merrion for three nights and create such a comfortable stay for your visit to Dublin. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay next time you...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The Merrion is just a very special place. The level of comfort and service is as good if not better than anywhere we've ever stayed. Ok, to be fair, on our first night, we were somehow (luck of the Irish) upgraded from a normal king room to a massive king garden suite, with 1.5 baths, double doors, a living room,...

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the review posted a short time ago and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us on the whole but of course I was disappointed to hear we did not make your return as seamless as possible and sincerely apologise....

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Merrion, created from four Georgian townhouses, is located in the city centre opposite government buildings. Many of the 142 bedrooms and suites overlook period landscaped gardens. Guests can dine in the 2-star Michelin restaurant Patrick Guilbaud or The Cellar Restaurant and Bar. The intimate No 23 cocktail bar waits as does the Tethra Spa which boasts an 18m pool, steam room, fully equipped gymnasium and two private treatment rooms. The Merrion offers six private dining and meeting rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Merrion Hotel

Address: Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $423 - $967 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Merrion Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 142
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#1 Family Hotel in Dublin
#1 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#1 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#2 Business Hotel in Dublin
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“you wont find a bad room here”
blazeman64, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I imagine all the rooms are great”
PIP3, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The suite we stayed in was amazing - I would love to have it as an apartment!”
Twinmom048, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Historic wing, overlooking gardens wonderful. Utterly quiet at night with windows open. Some mid-morning construction noise.”
duboismadison, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in room 108 which was handy but noisy!!!”
SammyJoGlobalGal, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
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