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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 August 2011

My wife and I stayed three nights at The Merrion during our tour of Ireland at the end of July, 2011. Our room was immaculate and very comfortable, the customer service was phenomenal, and The Cellar Restaurant was excellent. We were a little taken aback by how fancy The Merrion is. There is a dress code that is only articulated in the guest information book in the room (no one said anything to us when we booked the room or on the website). We ate at The Cellar Restaurant two of the three nights and both meals were very good. I would also highly recommend The Cellar Bar, which is different than the restaurant; the atmosphere is quite nice. Everyone at The Merrion was very attentive, kind, and eager to please. If we are every back in Dublin, then we would absolutely stay a The Merrion again.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Beautiful hotel in Georgian Dublin. As other posters have commented, it is expensive but in my view you pay for what you get. The staff are very friendly and professional whilst the bedrooms are a good size. The only issues we had were the noise from the plumbing from neighbouring rooms and as our room (152) had a view of a side road with bins, you could hear the bin-men early in the morning (this may be more a reflection of being a lighter sleeper).

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank TrueBlueCFC
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

This is a row of Georgian houses combined and extended to make a five star hotel on the upper end of the scale. The hotel is opulent and has some history to it. It was the house in which the Duke of Wellington was born and is located close to Government Buildings.

I stayed there briefly and at 260 Euro a night (website price) it wasn't exactly a bargain, until I was told that the full price was 460 Euro a night. The room was a bit small but it had some nice touches. For example there was a complimentary bottle of champagne in an ice-bucket. It was nicely decorated and furnished. Best of all it was clean.

The bathroom had a walk-in shower which was a big help. There was a good sized bath and shower also in the bath. The towels had a lovely fresh feel to them.

The bed was comfortable. Airconditioning at the touch of a button. The room was overlooking a side street and it was quiet at night.

There is a quiet garden with, unfortunately, a central pond that hadn't been cleaned for some time. It was a bit of a shock to discover this. It looked so lifeless.

Having enjoyed coffee and a brandy I decided not to eat in the hotel as the price of even the most modest dish on the bar menu was a show stopper especially in these times of fiscal restraint, and I ate out at a nearby restaurant.

The hotel staff were friendly and efficient especially reception and the excellent concierge.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank Inscribe
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

This is without doubt the finest hotel in Dublin. The service is impeccable, the main house rooms are lovely, especially the suites. We have stayed at the hotel several times and each time has been a joy. We appreciate the garden and it's outdoor restaurant in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Dublin. We come back to the hotel and find such peace and quiet in that lovely garden and can enjoy a meal there as well.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank mcookab
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Loved The Merrion Hotel! Great location and staff willing to 'go the extra mile' for guests! Top notch in our book, and we will return on our next trip to Dublin!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Address: Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: $387 - $776 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Merrion Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 142
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 
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