My husband and I stayed at the Merrion in September for two nights. We did the "sterling package" which proved to be good value. The lady who handled our booking couldn't have been more helpful.
This was our third visit which I felt should have been aknowledged.This time we stayed in a suite in the old part of the house rathar than a standard room. The room was spacious and looked over the Irish parliment buildings which was lovely. The bed was the biggest we have ever slept in (including 5 star hotels in America) and very comfortable. But the suite of furniture was tired and not in a shabby chic way. The antique furniture was beautiful but the slighly worn carpets let the room down a little.
The service was as always impecible. We had breakfast delivered to our for a fee of 5 Euro which was very resonable we felt. We didn't eat at the cellar as we had done on a previous visit. From memory it was an enjoyable meal. We did however eat breakfast there on the second morning (full Irish) and I felt that it was overcooked but my husband was happy with his.
The door man at the hotel is particularly helpful and informative.
The location of the Merrion couldn't be more perfect. I know Dublin well but if I were visiting for the first time I would definitely stay here.
Finally when we checked out there was a 20 Euro charge added to our bill that we couldn't explain. When we asked what it was for the manager just removed it without question. However a week later we got an e-mail saying we had been undercharged and they had debited our credit card. It seemed they wanted to charge us for a CD that we had not had but had listened to becuase it was in the cd player. The situation was eventually resolved but it was a hassle.
- 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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