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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Every time I travel to Dublin I stay here. It is simply perfect, the attentiveness of the staff is simply outstanding, the service wonderful and teh facilities simply first class. This is a true "home from home". It is isn't cheap but then top notch quality service comes at a price and Eur199 per night isn't that expensive in my honest opinion.

The bedrooms I can only describe as serene; the restaurant in the basement is of very good quality, excellent food!! The swimming pool also is simply great, a good place to unwind.

If you want ot grab a drink in the bar area, it is very peaceful. Should you decide to have "high tea" you cannot put a foot wrong. They bring you a very complete tea with sandwiches, cakes etc.

I have been stayed here inthe past and will definitely be coming back! In fact a friend of mine was expatriated to Ireland about 9 months ago. He stayed at various hotels in Dublin and when he came across this hotel, at my recommendation, he just couldn't get over how good it was! In the end he "lived here" for over 3 months!!

Room Tip: If possible, ask for a room which gives onto the garden - simply beautiful!
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Loved this hotel and definetly the best 5* I have stayed in and certaintly the best in Ireland. Rooms are stunning and the service is fabulous without being too intrusive. it has a old world feel to it.

Room Tip: My room was not one of the expensive ones and even at that the nicest room I ahve stayed in. The pho...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Pro's:
- Great location in Dublin city centre only a few minutes stroll from Stephens Green.
- Wonderful service from all staff members without exception. Polite and polished in all cases.
- Beautiful drawing rooms with elaborate floral displays for drinks or afternoon tea.
- Extensive drinks menu in the residents bar with lovely complimentary nuts and olives.
- Nice toilitries available in the bathroom. Decent size and good quality.

Con's:
- Long wait for breakfast.
- Room was nice but not very luxurious. Some new, more luxurious bed linen could improve this. All other facilities in the room were great though.
- Expensive so keep an eye out for good deals on the website.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank LollIreland
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

We were delighted to have an opportunity to stay at The Merrion while on a recent business trip to Dublin. Overall, we were very pleased with our short stay. The service and the food were the highlights and the package on offer represented very good value.

From the moment we arrived the service was just excellent. Friendly and efficient staff took care of car, bags and check in with the utmost professionalism and good humour. Any requests that we had were taken care of with impressive speed and attention to detail.

Our only disappointments related to our room. While beautifully appointed and perfectly clean, we were disappointed to find that we overlooked an alley way and a disused red brick building, complete with graffiti. We had assumed from the website that a Garden Wing Room would afford some view of the garden - this was our own misunderstanding that this is not automatically the case. When we looked back at our booking, it did describe the room as having a "City View", in this case however, it wasn't one of the more pleasant city-scapes and certainly not one that featured in the photographs on the website. Given that we had engagements outside the hotel and would not be returning until later that evening, we closed the curtains and ignored the view.

Our further disappointment relating to the room occurred at about 12:40 am, when we were awakened by extremely loud and persistent plumbing noises. One of our neighbours (above or next door?) was taking a shower. Thankfully it ended after about 15 minutes, just as we were about to call reception. It didn't last too long, but it did put an end to a good night's sleep. We did mention this at check out, but were not sure how this feedback would be handled and what efforts would be made to ensure that future occupants of this room would avoid the same fate. Given that our overall experience was otherwise very good, we would like to think that this was a one off but we're not so sure!

Overall, the service, food and facilities in the main hotel made for a very agreeable stay. The location is excellent and allowed us to walk wherever we needed to get to on this trip. We would return, but would ensure that we selected a different room.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

My boyfriend booked this hotel as a surprise valentines weekend and i can honestly say it is a stunning hotel. From the moment we arrived the service was amazing. It is a fantastic hotel and it completely deserves its five stars. We stayed in the Lord Monck suite which is absolutely stunning and is huge. The staff are wonderful and cannot do enough to help the service was faultless. The spa was lovely and it has a beautiful swimming pool. The breakfast was gorgeous and although we only stayed for the weekend i can honestly say i don't think another hotel will ever live up to the expectations i have after staying here. Wonderful hotel, fantastic staff especially the concierge and very highly recommended. 10/10

Room Tip: The Lord Monck suite is highly recommended if you want luxury and a huge bed. Very warm and cosy but...
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Additional Information about The Merrion Hotel

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 - $781 (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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