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“Had business meeting, my engagement dinner and wedding here.”
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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 May 2012

From business to weddings, the Merrion is incredible. The hotel is beautiful and the artwork something else. The food is no slouch either! However, it is the STAFF that makes this hotel what it is. The service is highly professional yet genuinely friendly and welcoming with an easygoing twist. You feel so welcome here. Other top hotels take note!! No wonder it is Dublin's number one 5* hotel. I arranged a business meeting for my husband (then boyfriend) there some years ago and we were so impressed that we'd no doubt where our wedding was going to take place.

The events staff are the loveliest girls, so professional yet down to earth. I'd my engagement dinner in the Cellar restaurant which was just divine. Our wedding reception (Mar 2011) was a dream come true. The food and wine were our focal points. (Pheasant and Venison - very gamey!!).

When at the Merrion, you have to sample their sommelier's favourite wine, Givry 1er Cru (Domaine du Moutton). It is just the perfect wine.

Cannot recommend this hotel enough.

Yet to sample their Art Tea though!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2012

Dear PeepsRyan,

Many thanks for the absolutely 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. I was delighted to read about how much you enjoyed each occasion you shared with us at the Hotel and thank you also for the lovely comments about my colleagues from the Events Team here at the Hotel.

I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again and may I take this opportunity to wish you a belated happy 1st anniversary from everybody here.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

As soon as we pulled up, the Valet said, "Welcome, to The Merrion, we'll take care of everything." At the front desk, the Clerk was so welcoming & gave us a tour of the entire property. Our room was not quite ready, so we sat in the garden / courtyard area (which is beautiful) and had a drink & a snack. Our room was ready a short time later, and our luggage was promptly delivered. We stayed in the Garden Wing. The room was clean, beautifully decorated, and a great view of the garden. The bed was SO comfortable. One night, we sat in the lobby /drawing room area, and had drinks, tea, and desert. This area has a fireplace and is so comfortable - a perfect place to relax. The location of the hotel is great, and the staff is just wonderful!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Aimee-Marie1221
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2012

Dear Aimee-Marie1221,

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 about the team here at The Merrion; it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We stayed for our anniversary and want to go back next year! The hotel is an elegant Georgian house in the city centre, close to Stephen's Green and Grafton Street. Service is charming, genuinely warm and friendly and guests' names are used at all time. We relaxed in the spacious and well decorated room, overlooking a beautiful courtyard. The bed was wide and comfortable with lots of squashy pillows and a big cosy duvet. After a night out on the town we returned to room service sandwiches and chips (delicious). We used the pool and steam room in the morning, fantastic way to start the day, and after an extensive Irish breakfast were more than ready to start the day. The Merrion has old world charm, roaring peat fires and unobtrusive yet attentive service. We will definitely return and would recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank BerlinDublin
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2012

Dear BerlinDublin,

Many thanks for the lovely 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 hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again. I am delighted that your Anniversary was an enjoyable and memorable occasion. Perhaps we can entice you to come back for your next anniversary!!

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 20 May 2012

Excellent hotel - service, comfort, dining, ambiance. The staff were uniformly pleasant and responsive; the in-room and dining room meals were very good; and the room was clean and comfortable, though a bit small.
I would say that dinner at the Merrion's neighbour (and linked through a joining door) Patrick Guillard restaurant wasn't as great as its 2 Michelin stars might imply - costly and coasting perhaps.
Overall a really lovely place to spend a weekend.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank AlanHoumann
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2012

Dear AlanHoumann,

Many thanks for the lovely 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 about the staff and service here at the Hotel. I will also pass on your comments to our neighbours in Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.

I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 19 May 2012

I have had afternoon tea at the Merrion on 2 separate occasions this year and each time thoroughly enjoyed the day. The service is exceptional - you do not have to even look for your tea to be topped up! It comes in 2 courses - a tray of sandwiches, cakes, scones, madeira cake etc first and then the 2nd course is the dessert based on the art work of the hotel. Please leave room for the 2nd course as it is divine!! A lovely treat for someone as a gift too

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2012

Dear Dream2Live,

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

On behalf of all of my colleagues in our Drawing Rooms and in the Kitchen, thank you for your very kind comments; it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys the Art Afternoon Tea experience as much as you did. I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Staying at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin was like visiting a rich aunt and being pampered by family retainers! The staff were more than helpful in arranging limo pickup at the airport and a private tour of the city. The public rooms of the hotel have a comfortable understated elegance and the service is superb. Our room was spacious and well appointed. The location is within walking distance of Grafton Street for shopping and restaurants. Truly a five-star experience.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Carol M
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2012

Dear Carol M,

Many thanks for the lovely 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 hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

We stayed in the Merrion Hotel for a special birthday last weekend. Beautiful hotel, attentive staff, the hotel is extremely well presented, with gorgeous design and a lot of character too!

The location of the hotel is wonderful, all the main attractions and Graton Street are within easy walking distance.

I will definitely come back again; everyone in the hotel seems to work very hard to make guests happy! The complementary bottle of champagne was wonderful. Thank you to everyone there who made my birthday remarkable and enjoyable.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Cupcake05
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2012

Dear Cupcake05,

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 particularly delighted to hear that we added to the enjoyment of your birthday and hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back very soon.
Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
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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: £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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