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“Now this is pure LUXURY”
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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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117 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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“Now this is pure LUXURY”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Title says it all - well located , high quality service and superior product - luxurious and quite old world meets new world glamour.
I can't fault a thing with this hotel - we were in Dublin for a wedding at a hotel around the corner and decided to stay here to be away from the wedding madness and what a good decision. This has to be in my experience the absolute and unquestionablly BEST hotel in Dublin.
The room is very elegantly services and while our room was not huge the space was very well allocated. The accessories in the room from toiletries to slippers to bathrobes were all of a very high quality but it's the small things that really impressed the most. A can of starch with the ironing board - simple and genius , a tall shoehorn - much better.
My only regret was not doing the walk around the hotel on the first and not the last day as I may have both ahead a dri in the basement bar and even gone for a swim if only I had known.
The only negative , and I do realise its a different market of us visitor and business people in the foyer but the price of a coffee and muffin seas more than as little excessive there ..... I went to th delightful corner cafe and had take out instead
Otherwise delightful and I will be back

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, Director of Sales at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Guest,

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

On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments. I must say it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did and thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to post it; we all greatly appreciate it. Your words are extremely encouraging and have given the entire team a big boost.

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

Yours sincerely,

Garrett Power
Director of Sales
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

As soon as we walked into the Merrion my partner and I were made to feel like royalty. I'm not the type of person to want to stay at such a fancy place but we decided to treat ourselves on our one night in Dublin and we are so glad we did. The hotel is perfect in every way. Our room was grand and comfortable. The bathroom was draped in marble. The bed had the most comfortable mattress and linen. The hotel has lovely gardens where you can enjoy some high tea. And the best part is the art collection throughout the hotel. Painting after painting was historic and inspired. The Georgian building sits in front of the Irish Parliamient Buildings and the area is really chic. There are amazing pubs and coffee shops within walking distance to grab a Guinness or some local fare. The spa also was quite lovely.....small but lovely. But the stars of the Merrion were the individuals that run it from the spa attendant to the concierge. The level of service was incredible. It's a very pricey experience but even if you can go for just one night I would recommend it. The historic buidling and area are simply brilliant!!!!

Room Tip: Have some tea in the gardens or find 30 minutes to walk the hotel and take in the amazing art collec...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, Director of Sales at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Guest,

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

I have shared your wonderful comments with all the team here who join me in thanking you. We are all genuinely delighted that you and your partner enjoyed your stay so much and we look forward to the privilege of welcoming you back to stay with us again very soon.

Yours sincerely,

Garrett Power
Director of Sales
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Flower Mound, Texas
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

The gardens and afternoon tea were our favorite aspects of this hotel. The bed was comfortable, the room was a nice size, especially for European standards. The bathroom had heated floors and towel rack, with great amenities.

The staff is very accommodating and professional.

We appreciated that it was on a fairly quiet street for peaceful sleeping, but close enough to walk to all the shopping areas along Grafton Street, as well as the Temple Bar area and museums. The tour buses are all available just a few blocks from the hotel.

Wifi was great (and free) in the room and public areas - and even worked well in the outside garden!

We recommend the location for couples, families and also noticed a lot of business people in the hotel as well, enjoying meetings while at afternoon tea.

Room Tip: We did arrange for a garden view room, and had a view of an alley instead - the only disappointment...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, Director of Sales at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your detailed review of your recent visit to Dublin.

I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and your visits to all the sites in Dublin. I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again soon and when that occasion presents itself we will be sure to note your preference for a Garden View and we have noted accordingly on your profile.

Thank you again for kind words.

Yours sincerely,

Garrett Power
Director of Sales
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We only stayed one night in the Merrion, and enjoyed it very much. The welcome from reception and efficiency of checking in was excellent. Our room was upgraded and we were very happy with the room and the bathroom. Our whole experience was positive and I can recommend it very highly. Hope to stay again should we return to Dublin.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your lovely review following your recent stay with us here at The Merrion.

We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it and I am delighted to read that you plan on returning to stay with us in the near future. I only hope that stay then is as memorable as your last.

Yours sincerely,

Garrett Power
Director of Sales
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2014

We stayed overnight in the Merrion during July. The whole experience was first-class, especially being upgrade to a Junior Suite! The accommodation and food were superb and the staff were totally efficient and very friendly.

Our room was large and luxurious with a view over Government Buildings. The hotel is just around the corner from Stephen's Green and is within easy walking distance of the city centre.

We are looking forward to a return visit to a wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manager_PMacCann, Director of Sales at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent stay with us at The Merrion.

I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear such nice comments about the Hotel from our guests and I was also pleased that we were able to upgrade you on this occasion to one of our lovely Junior Suites.

We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us soon where we hope your stay is as memorable as the last one.

Yours Sincerely,

Garrett Power
Director of Sales
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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We had the wonderful experience of staying at this lovely, historic hotel for our holiday in Dublin with our 14 month old daughter and loved every minute of it. The staff are all wonderfully trained and very children orientated.... from the amenities in our room to the "extras", like giving us bread to fee the ducks at the park. The hotel is filled with artwork, the gardens are lovely and the dining is superb. Certainly 5-star! We look forward to our return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us of your experience with us in such detail.

I have already shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. I was delighted to read that you had time to avail of the facilities here at the Hotel and that you enjoyed them so much.

We hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again and that you will have another memorable and relaxing stay with us.

Thank you again for your kind words.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
General Manager
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My friend and I were over in Dublin for a few days and decided to try the Afternoon Tea at the Merrion Hotel as we had only heard good things....we were definitely not disappointed!!

On arrival, we were shown to a lounge by a young lady and seated right next to a beautiful fire place (which was on). The chairs were very comfortable and table was beautifully set. Our waiter Alexandre then came over and introduced himself and explained the food, teas, hot chocolate etc. Very informative!! The food itself was delicious and there was certainly plenty of it!

Throughout our meal, Alexandre refilled our water on several occasions and ensured that everything was ok. He is certainly is a credit to your team and deserves an acknowledgement for the outstanding customer service.

Would return with no hesitation!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent experience at Afternoon Tea with us at The Merrion and thank you for your feedback.

I have shared your wonderful comments with Alexander and the rest of the Drawing Rooms team, who join me in thanking you; we are all genuinely delighted that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea so much.

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

Yours sincerely,

Peter Mac Cann
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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 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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