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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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7 reviews
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“Fantastic hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed in this hotel last week after a long haul flight. We were exhausted, but we got an early check in. What a luxury!!! We have stayed here several times before including the night before our sons wedding so we knew what to expect but this time surpassed our expectations. Thank you to the Merrion Hotel for looking after us so well.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following you recent stay with us.

I was delighted to read your generous comments about the Hotel and I have shared them with all my colleagues. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a stay as much as you did.

We are honoured to be your hotel of choice when visiting Dublin and I hope it won’t be too long before we have the opportunity and the privilege of welcoming you back to stay with us again.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

This hotel is by far the best hotel in Dublin, the Conceirge, Reception and Restaurant Staff are truely a pleasure to deal with. They are so professional, couteous and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will be back. The food was exceptional, everything was just perfect.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Guest,

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

We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it and I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel throughout your stay. Your words are so kind and I can assure you that they have given the entire team a great boost. They all join me in thanking you for sharing your appreciation with us.

I do hope that it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the Merrion.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

Just spent another fabulous weekend at Merrion. My husband and I make an annual trip to this hotel and we are never disappointed. The staff are outstanding and the hotel itself gorgeous. Nothing is left to chance and all staff go out of their way to be helpful. We look forward to our return visit.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for the lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to share you and your husband’s 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Stayed at The Merrion as a surprise for my significant birthday and I was certainly not disappointed! We did a few laps of St Stephens green before we found the very understated hotel but when we realised we had arrived we were greeted by a very calm gentleman who took over everything and our perfect stay began. The room was charming - we were overlooking the gardens. As it was a special birthday I received champagne, chocolates and cake - all lovely ! We ate in the 2 Mitchelin star restaurant which was lovely - we had the tasting menu - fantastic !

Room Tip: A room overlooking the garden was perfect
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Guest,

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

We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it. I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and honoured that your partner chose the Merrion to celebrate your birthday.

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

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

I recently visited Dublin for a Saturday night to visit and have a nice meal, as it was January the weather was not good but I stayed in The Merrion Hotel in Dublin which was excellent. The rooms are very well equipped and all the facilities are there that you need. it is not cheap but it is a 5 star hotel and you are probably better off getting a suite for a family than as a single person like myself. Good bars in the hotel and a lovely pool spa etc so would be good for a few days visit if you have the time.

Room Tip: Annex was quiet where I stayed in a Standard Queen Room as they called it.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your lovely review posted recently.

We really do appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your visit to us here at The Merrion and I was delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel.

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

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager
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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

This is one of those prestigous, quiet properties with lovely, well-furnished rooms that says "old world luxury" from the first stop at reception. Rooms with all the bath & bed accoutrements, spoiling you. Library and fireplace rooms perfect for tea and reading. Wonderful pool - however, the spa needs updating. It is feeling tired compared to other more updated properties in Dublin. A wonderful splurge that is quite pricey but worth it for a getaway weekend.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us which I was pleased to read.

We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Thank you for the feedback about the Tethra Spa which is currently under review.

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

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager
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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

From the moment of arriving outside the front door of the Merrion to departing two days later, our stay was an absolute pleasure. By far the hotel with the most to offer of any city break we have stayed in and an excellent location. The team in each area of the hotel, especially the front of house team, the cellar bar and health club and spa, were superb. The hotel is very well decorated and presented throughout yet retains immense feeling of warmth and a welcoming atmosphere. Excellent bedrooms and bathrooms with very good facilities provided. Great food choice at breakfast although the team were perhaps unorganized and very slow. Dinner downstairs in the Merrion was superb and offered a wonderful menu. Fully recommend the hotel and look forward to any opportunity to enjoy it again soon!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the central paved garden offer great light and a very pleasant view.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Guest,

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 about the team here at The Merrion. Your words are extremely generous and kind and have given us all a big boost; it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. Thank you also for you feedback in regards to the Cellar Restaurant which I have taken fully on board.

Both my colleagues and I look forward to the opportunity of looking after you again on your next visit to Dublin.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 153 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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