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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 September 2011

Irish couple, early 30's

We stay in this hotel frequently. Beautiful interior. Very luxurious. Very sophisticated and not in your face. Great staff, rooms and spa.
Great location centre of Dublin
Magnificent michelin restaurant Patrick Guibauds attached.
Highly reccommend. Best hotel in Dublin

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

From arrival to departure you seem to be the only guest they have to look after. A request is not met with a yes, but rather:"it's the least we can do for you". Bright room with vaulted celing and so comfortable. The bar, the business center and all the staff all surpass your expectations. Location is second to none and sleep quality is excellent. Defines the standard for a 5 star hotel. Thank you for the hospitality Merrion.

Room Tip: garden view rooms have windows that you can open
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank vacances04
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

What an beautiful hotel. We stayed on the first floor in a huge room with a gorgeous en suite. The robes make you feel like you are in a palace, the beds are worth never leaving the room for! We stayed in the hotel for one night, and got to enjoy the local attractions of food, shopping and museums all around.
the hotel itself is behind the Dail, which is where the Irish government gather and make all the big decisions are made. They used to stop off for lunch and drinks here, before the recession it appears. Whilst staying here, i passed by a familiar City face.. Sarah Jessica Parker. She appears to stay here upon landing into Ireland before heading on to her irish holiday home. And what better way to start any holiday, a friendly old style porter, welcoming reception, and just steeped in history and luxury.
A big treat for anyone!

Room Tip: As for the front of the hotel, as the back of the hotel is the new extension.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank GaelicKaz
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

This a is a great hotel. It is similar in a lot of ways to the Hotel de Russie in Rome but Irish. The rooms in this hotel are large, well appointed and quiet. No problem with connecting rooms for travel with children. Lovely little garden in the back with beautiful tea room, good dining and workable health club. Concierge is excellent and got us concert and sporting tickets at reasonable prices. Loved it and would go back again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

This is the no1 hotel in dublin by a long shot, we stayed for 3 nights and it is a lovely treat, we found afternoon snacks a bit ott on price but the breakfast is just fantastic other than snack prices this no1 and we have stayed in most of the top 10 so we shoud know.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MTY65
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

The Merrion is a delight, from first reservation until checking out the Merrion team just do everything right. It helps of course that it is beautiful - a collection of spectacular Georgian houses with high ceilings, big windows, elegant proportions and a sense of space. It also helps that it is furnished with pieces that are not only elegant but also comfortable - hooray for feather cushions - and there are really good and interesting paintings on the walls; some modern some not but all good and interesting and in keeping. And all this is true not just in the public areas but in the bedrooms too - although I'm sure that it helped that we were given a room upgrade when we arrived and enjoyed a room that was truly magnificent with a palatial bathroom and fabulous Asprey toiletries. All of this is important but the effect would be spoiled if the staff were not just as impressive - smart, accomplished, friendly, with personalities but not intrusive or familiar; truly charming and we were truly charmed. The delights don't end there because there was a fine spa and a pool comfortable warm and big enough to do decent laps and outside was a really delightful garden - places to wander, places to sit, nice sculptures, good planting - you could not ask for anything more. Add to all that that it is located close to St Stephen's Green and just opposite the parliament building and you have a hotel that really does get everything right.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the old building on the first floor.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

You get what you pay for, and the Merrion delivers. Not cheap, but a superb hotel in the center of Dublin. Great staff, great Cellar restaurant and bar, and a great location. Five stars from a hotel snob.

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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: £211 - £554 (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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