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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 March 2014

You are greeted by a doorman with top hat and tails, a warm fire welcomes you in the lobby. Staff was very friendly and helpful, and the room was beautiful. Bathroom was completely marble with tub and glass shower. Luxurious towels were on warming towel bars, and bath robes and slippers were provided. The room had a minibar, kettle with tea and coffee, Wedgewood cups and saucers, and an English "brollie" for use. Cellar bar and restaurant were exceptional, and the pool/spa was spectacular. Everything was wonderful....we felt like Royalty!!!

Room Tip: We had streetside room, which was standard room, 1 queen bed, garden area....we did not think they g...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for the lovely review posted following your recent stay with us.

We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it and I was delighted to read you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel..

I am glad that you both enjoyed your stay and I do hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a 2 night break at the Merrion Hotel. I was absolutely blown away by this hotel, it was fantastic. We arrived and were met by the concierge who took our bags and had our car parked. The check in was efficient and friendly, a nice welcome to the hotel and it gave us a taste of the standard of service that we were to enjoy throughout our stay.

Our room was beautiful with a lovely view of Merrion Street and Government buildings. The hotel itself is beautifully maintained and the decor and furniture etc are of a very good quality. The hotel is full of beautiful paintings and art works. The cellar bar was very comfortable and the staff very friendly.

I could go on and on about this hotel but I will keep it short. I have stayed in numerous 5 star hotels around Ireland but this beats them all hands down. The service and staff are exceptional, each member of staff is a credit to the hotel. The staff are very attentive but not overwhelming. This is an expensive hotel but reasonably/competitively priced within the 5 star market. This was a treat for my wife and I and I believe it was worth the money. The location is fantastic also and a great platform to explore Dublin.

There were numerous small touches during our stay that made our stay memorable. I can only hope that one day we will be able to return.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the absolutely wonderful review following you and your wife’s 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 was delighted to read how much you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. Every one of my colleagues endeavour to provide our guests with as comfortable a stay as possible and we are glad that you had such an enjoyable time. Your words speak for themselves really and have given the entire team a big boost.

I really do hope that it won’t be too long before we have the opportunity and the privilege of welcoming you back to stay with us again.

Thank you again for your encouraging words

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We were spending a Christmas present voucher which made it doubly attractive. We had stayed here before but it's always such a treat you are surprised!. From the minute you step in the door everything is organised. We had a garden room overlooking the internal quadrangle garden -very calming. Going out for lunch slightly raining -here's an umbrella. Going to the theatre let us get you a taxi. Every request is attended to with good humour .

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review following your recent stay 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 I only hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon.

Thank you again for your kind words.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

We just returned from St Patrick's day weekend, we chose this hotel based all the other reviews on trip advisor. The reviews were spot on staff were all very helpful, willing to accommodate you in any way. The conceige provided excellent restaurants options for dinner and the associated reservations.

We asked for an upgrade to an interior room which we did receive. Breakfast was a good decision to include during our stay, many options to chose from.

Try the cellar bar and hotel bar for drinks before or after dinner the staff was great.

You won't be disappointed if you stay here

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us at The Merrion.

We are all genuinely delighted that you and your partner enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel.

We look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back to stay with us again very soon.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

This is our preferred hotel whilst in Dublin. Been a couple of times now; wouldn't go anywhere else. More expensive than everywhere else but worth it. Service from all staff is always polite and perfect. Everywhere is super clean.

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 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 and thank you for your kind comments which I have shared with all the team here. We are honoured that the Merrion is your preferred hotel whilst in Dublin.

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 22 March 2014

Arrival at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin almost instantly dissolved the exhaustion of a 14 flight from SFO. Daniel, head footman, greeted me by name upon arrival. I mean, before I had checked in... he opened the taxi door and said, Miss Little, welcome to The Merrion. It stunned me and, although I had a reservation, I still don't know how he knew it was me as the hotel was fully booked!

Check in was quick, again welcoming and thoughtful - asking how they could help me get settled, get rested or get started on my week in Dublin. Desk staff likewise knew me before they knew me... and all staff that came in contact with me once, called me by name every time thereafter. Every time. Ran into the bellman in the elevator, greeted quietly by name "Good morning Miss Little, are you finding your stay comfortable?" The waitress who served lunch earlier in the day "Good evening, Miss Little." The doormen came to hold a taxi for me to get to the office in the morning... "Have a lovely day, Miss Little." Every time. Without fail but quietly and without intrusion. I felt safe and luxuriously welcome and at home.

The Merrion is centrally located, appointed in traditional luxury without being too grand. The art throughout the hotel is amazing. My room was a good size, spotlessly clean, updated yet traditionally decorated and very well appointed. 4-pc Bathroom all marble and porcelain and huge (especially by European standards)! Housekeeping and room service all top-notch.

Each sitting room, parlor, dining room is comfortably sized, well appointed, fireplaces were always lit adding pleasant, quiet authenticity to the room. The small, cozy bar well stocked and the barmen very knowledgeable and proud of the featured Irish whiskey's. When we ordered the whisky flight and asked about whiskey, they sent Charles (?), the whisky sommelier who provided great information.

Not only is this my Dublin hotel - it is now the standard by which I'll measure any European hotel forever. I loved it. I loved every minute at The Merrion. You will too.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Guest,

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

I have already shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. We are truly honoured that you rate the Merrion as your hotel of choice when visiting Dublin and I do hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again.

Thank you again for your encouraging feedback which has given us all a big boost.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Stayed here for Valentine's weekend. Lovely hotel and very attentive staff. Gorgeous afternoon tea and relaxing spa treatment (massage). Bit pricey but worth every penny. Basic room. Nothing too fancy but pleasant and comfy enough. Nice turn down service. Would highly recommend this hotel and will be returning.

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Dear Guest,

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

I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your treatment in the Tethra Spa and our Art Afternoon Tea which is always a favourite of our guests.

I have already shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you.

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

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager

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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
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Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: £206 - £599 (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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