My boyfriend and I stayed here for 1 night as a birthday surprise to Dublin and like another review stated the first impression is a little off putting, surrounded by bars and an adult shop! HOWEVER, as soon as you step indoors the doubts disappear. We stayed in the James Joyce Suite, WOW, from the comfiest of beds, to the gorgeous decor and space, I began to wish is was for more than the one night that I had booked. Sound proof windows worked a treat, there is a bar directly opposite open until 2am, we didn’t here a thing and it was a busy Saturday night.
The house keeper was super friendly, offering guidance about where to eat, drink and sight see.
Location wise, it’s as good as you can get if you want to be in the thick of it all. You can easily walk to anything within the city centre, even the Guinness storehouse.
The only constructive feedback I can offer is that it would have been nice to have received a reminder email of booking closer to the visit as I booked a few months in advance and was unsure of the ‘drop off bags’ arrangement. I did email a few days prior and received a reply straight away confirming the times, however I felt it was a little abrupt and didn’t really set the scene of what was to be a fantastic stay with a welcoming and friendly housekeeper.
I would definitely return to Dublin and would most definitely return to The Merchant House.
Travel from airport - Don't waste money on transfers of taxis, for 10 Euro return is was a bargain to get the bus which stops right next to the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Merchant House is a restored award winning early Georgian building situated in Temple Bar, the cultural capital of Dublin City. The building in Eustace Street started out as a Merchant's house in the early Eighteenth Century. After extensive and lengthy refurbishment, luxury Guest Suites were created. It is our intention to offer our Guests spacious luxury Suites with total privacy in the heart of Dublin City. Our sound proof windows, beautiful furnishings, free Wifi and beautiful decor all help to create a relaxing environment for our Guests at a very affordable price. Breakfast is great value at €12 per Guest and served 1 minutes walk from The Merchant House. Some stairs to climb . All our Suites are called after Irish writers. Check In is by appointment with your personal Housekeeper. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Merchant House Hotel Dublin