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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 April 2012

I always stay in the Merrion when visiting Dublin. On this occasion it was a business trip and it was nice to return to a relaxing evening in a comfortable hotel. A friend joined me for drinks in the lobby followed by dinner in the Cellar. Staff friendly without being OTT, my room was very recently renovated. For me, whether traveling alone or with my husband from County Cork, I have yet to find a better spot for rest and relaxation.

Room Tip: Nice pool, gym small but perfectly adequate. Art collection superb.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2012

Dear RichF18,

Many thanks for the fantastic review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us.

On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments; it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. It is particularly rewarding to hear such positive feedback from a regular guest and thank you for coming back to stay with us time and again.

To that end I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back to stay with us again.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

Myself, husband & toddler stayed in this beautiful hotel over the Easter weekend and had a fabulous experience. The suite was stunning and so comfortable. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. I had a facial in the Spa and felt re-energised after it. On Easter Sunday, we went to the Egg Hunt in the gardens - my toddler loved the excitement. The Lindt Easter bunny was a lovely touch. Also the complimentary hot chocolate was very welcome. We had dinner in the Cellar restaurant and it was devine. The waiters were extremely attentive and the food & wine was top notch. Breakfast was very good also. We will definitely return next year.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2012

Dear R C,

Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us.

On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments; it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a
visit as much as you did. I am also delighted that you all had such fun at our Easter Egg Hunt in the gardens.

I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you and your family back to stay with us.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 April 2012

We attended a wedding here and stayed overnight. Obsolutely fantastic experience, staff couldn't have been more helpful and the food was superb.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

Went to the Cellar bar with colleagues for some after-work drinks. Nice place to meet up, didn't feel over crowded or noisy, it had a good selection of drinks, was ideally located with the staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

We stayed in the Merrion for one night. We are a couple with young children living in Dublin celebrating a significant birthday and enjoying a night off from childcare! We left the children at home. Everything was great - my only hesitations were: room was in old house which was great but a little old fashioned: no ipod dock, power in shower was very low. These things didn't bother us too much but might bother someone else. Also we ate in the cellar restaurant, which was good except for dessert - we both had different desserts and neither were good. And we are not fussy about desserts usually!! They were poor. The rest of the meal was great though and we had a great bottle of wine. We were on a deal booked through the hotel website: B&B, champagne on arrival and dinner in the cellar restaurant, and car parking. We thought this was very good value.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Stayed here over a weekend recently and it's a stunning hotel run as a 5 star hotel should be, with the appropriate facilities and and excellent breakfast. We also sampled Patrick Guilbaud's excellent restaurant on the Saturday night which is pretty much a peerless dining experience in Dublin.

The Cellar bar is also very nice and offers a good contrast to the No. 23 bar.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

Whilst we did not stay at The Merrion, my partner and I had the pleasure of taking afternoon tea there on Good Friday.

Firstly the waiter explained to us how it would be presented and served (in two courses with the tea as and when we requested it) and politely chatted to us about our plans for the time in Dublin.

When the first course came, again it was explained in detail what flavours where present and why the batten-burg was bright pink and blue! The food itself tasted delicious and we really had to force ourselves to eat slowly and not fill up too quick.

The second course is the 'art' part of the package. Three generous sized deserts based on paintings from the hotel were placed in front of us and the waiter invited us to guess the flavours and paintings on which the deserts are based (which we viewed on a set of playing cards-a very fun touch!).

It is the above mixture of fun and the beautiful grand setting of the hotel that made it such a delightful experience. The staff are very welcoming and even recommended other afternoon tea experiences we may enjoy (in particular a 'fashion' afternoon tea in Paris, that a waitress mentioned, sounded very good!) and made us feel very at ease.

The cost of the afternoon tea is 36euro a head but I cannot stress enough how well this represents good value for money. The quality and quantity of the food is very good and the service received very attentive.

We hope to return next year in order to treat ourselves to a night away.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: £214 - £556 (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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