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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2011

We chose The Merrion for our stay in Dublin as it seemed a nice mix of sophistication, location and casual elegance. It delivered. Any 5 star rating starts and ends with the staff. They have it down to a T here. Arrived on an overnight from the US at about 10am. Room ready about 12 they said. We slipped into a sitting room; in the midst of tea and scones reception came by and said our room was ready and bags were up.
We had room service on night one - perfect and ate in in the Cellar Bar on our last night- perfect. We had our breakfasts in the drawing rooms each morning. Coffee and scones - perfect. You will not be disappointed here.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

We had a hard time selecting a hotel in Dublin as there seemed to be trade offs among the top properties. The jackpot was hit with the Merrion, which was lovely in every way. The atmosphere was perfect - luxurious without going too formal and stuffy. The staff was warm and professional and it was a pleasure to walk into the public rooms with a turf fire and cozy chairs waiting. Our suite was in the garden wing and we found it quiet and well furnished. The location of the hotel is ideal, on a quiet block a short walk from most of Dublin's attractions.

The only disappointment we had was breakfast in the dining room, with the staff overwhelmed by the crowd and not able to provide attentive service, leaving us asking several times for coffee, water, a chance to order, etc. We opted for room service the following day, which was excellent.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

The trip was very last minute and we were so glad that we chose The Merrion to celebrate our Pearl wedding anniversary. The room upgrade was very much appreciated as was the chef’s happy anniversary cupcake, such a lovely thought. Nothing was too much trouble and the staff responded in an efficient and reassuring manner which is a credit to the management. Even after we left our passports in the room safe on checkout The Merrion came good and delivered them to the airport and we made the flight with seconds to spare. Now we are back home we have had a chance to tell our parents just how good the hotel was and hope to come back with them in the near future. Once again our deepest thanks for a special holiday at the best hotel in Dublin.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2011

We stayed at the Merrion for 2 nights at New Year. The service was fantastic, nothing too much for the staff. It was exactly what you would expect from a true 5 star hotel.

The food was very good, we had breakfast and dinner in the Hotel restaurant. We ate out in the City Centre the second night.

Tip - Book afternoon tea when you arrive. We wanted to have afternnon tea on our final day but unfortunately it was fully booked. We did not realise that we would need to book it. We went to a hotel close by for afternnon tea.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

Overdue review - Stayed for 5 nights at this elegant hotel. It was November 2010 and this hotel could not have been more luxurious and cozy. Close proximity to sites. Helpful staff and delicious breakfasts. Our suite was traditional, roomy, with my own dressing room and closet. Large spacious bathrooms.
My husband and I attended 3 Michael Flatley - Lord of the Dance's shows at the O2 during our stay. These shows, combined with this hotel, various galleries/museums we visited and restaurants we dined at, made our Dublin visit sublime in the chilly (all too short days) of November.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2011

We arrived here on Saturday just after lunch to be greeted a friendly porter, who took our car away to park it. Check in was very quick and we were very pleased to be upgraded to a bedroom in the main house. The room was beautiful and very spacious and the bathroom well equipped with “Asprey” toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.
It was such a glorious day and we decided to explore the city. St. Stephens Green and Grafton Street were only a short stroll away.
We had our evening dinner in the Cellar Restaurant in the hotel. The menu was very well explained by our server Damian who was I believe the bar and restaurant manager. He was very knowledgeable and was great craic into the bargain. My wife had a goat’s cheese mousse for starter and she said it was one of the best she had ever eaten. I did not have a starter. For mains we had cod and a rib eye steak and again both of these were exceptional. Desserts were also very nice and everything was beautifully presented.
Breakfast the next morning was also of the highest quality.
I cannot finish without mentioning the staff. Each and every member of staff we encountered were extremely polite, courteous and well mannered. Service was superb and I know the manager Peter MacCann is very proud of them all and rightly so.
I look forward to returning in the not too distant future and I would highly recommend this hotel.

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Reviewed 16 April 2011

Just arrived back from a lovely 3 night stay for my 40th birthday. This hotel is the nicest I've stayed in. My thoughts echo other reviews on here. Understated elegance would be my short description. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and a lot of other hotels could learn lessons in the way The Merrion is run. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and am already saving up to return!

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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 150 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: £244 - £416 (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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