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“Quiet Comfort”
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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Missouri
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“Quiet Comfort”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Indeed, all the staff members are helpful and friendly. What we especially enjoyed, however, was not hearing any noise outside our room. In addition, the room-darkening drapes and extremely comfortable bed were appreciated. The easy access free WiFi was also nice as well as the Business Center for printing our boarding passes. Overall, an above-average hotel near all main attractions.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Merrion for just one night in October, 2011 BUT the service from the minute we arrived via taxi to the minute we departed to the airport, was top notch! The hotel is so elegant...very understated from the outside but very well appointed wiht so much history! We were shown to our room after checking in and our bags arrived shortly after. The room was lovely overlooking the courtyard! The bathroom was enormous with marble tile and wonderful bath products. The entire feel of the room was so comfortable with so many extra touches. The conceirge suggested a casual spot for lunch nearby which was perfect...Foley's. We had time to stroll down Grafton Street and relax a bit at The Merrion before opting to have dinner in the Drawing Room which was perfect. Great ambiance and wonderful service! The wine was excellent! We can't wait to return to the Merrion for a longer stay. Everything about the feel of this hotel is right up my alley, not to mention it's 5 star!

Room Tip: Choose a room overlooking the courtyard...so nice!!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Malvern
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

After staying in several top notch hotels in Dublin, my husband and I have concluded that the epitome of quiet elegance and Irish hospitality is most certainly on display at the Merrion. The staff is impeccably professional, but not stuffy. They are extremely congenial and attentive to all their guests needs. The public rooms have a gently worn but comfortable feel, right down to the peat fires that are almost always burning. The guest bedrooms are well appointed and squeaky clean, and the bathrooms are first rate. The hotel is quieter than some of their competitors, but after a day in the city, a little quiet is a good thing. The location is fabulous, within walking distance of all the major sites, pubs and restaurants. Speaking of restaurants, the Cellar pub and restaurant downstairs in the hotel is great. Our favorite place in all of Dublin for fish and chips. Absolutely the best!! And the wine list is also lovely. Really, there is not a bad thing to say about this hotel. It is positively lovely. We have already booked for another trip next May.

Room Tip: Rooms on the garden side are sunny and quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

The most fabulous service I've had at a hotel. A lovely room overlooking the courtyard, professional staff, great food in the restaurant and on coming back after a very long day on a business trip.. Wow! In my room, the bed had been turned down with the remote control, water, menu & slippers all ready on the bed for me.

Gloriously comfy and impeccable service at all times. It was an absolute pleasure to stay here.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Very warm welcoming reception adjacent to historic Georgian 18th century drawing rooms is a superb introduction to hotel merging 18th century decor and furnishings with 21st century style and hospitality.
Proximity to Stephens Green, Grafton Street and lively environs make it an ideal location for short or long city break / vacation.
Cellar restaurant breakfast relaxing and appetizing. Added bonus is exceptional Art collection ( Roderic O Connor, Paul Henry and John Lavery to name but a selection ) unintrusively blending into the intriguing furnishings. Fascinating hotel, unpretentious yet intriguing combination of style and charm

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

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.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

The Merrion is a lovely old-period hotel, with friendly staff and a casual environment. It’s easy to feel at home at the Merrion, with its wood burning fireplaces, tea service and comfortable seating in the many intimate public areas. The rooms are well appointed, but not stuffy and far from formal. The Cellar restaurant is beautiful and you’ll be taken care of by the small army of friendly and attentive wait staff.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Property: 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
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Ranked #1 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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