Back from 3 nights in The Marker and what a great hotel. We managed to make the most of what the hotel has to offer during our time there. On our first evening we had a lovely meal in the brasserie. The staff in the brasserie were all very pleasant, made recommendations and it was good to see it reasonably busy for a midweek evening which made for a nice atmosphere. The hotel has a very contemporary design, the music playing throughout the brasserie/reception and bar area gives a good vibe. After our meal we enquired about a visit to the rooftop lounge.We had to wait only a minute to be taken up to the lounge and seated. The lounge was particularly lovely given the glorious weather we're been experiencing and really lovely to look out across Dublin at dusk. Closing at 11pm is a good move as anyone wanting a 'big night' out will have to go elsewhere.
Our room in the hotel was really nice, again, like the hotel, it's very modern. The bed was fantastic and the bathroom lovely too and stocked with some nice toiletries. Maybe a luggage rack would be good so as to not spoil the white leather bench that seems to be used for luggage at present. Our room looked out onto a square area with a playground at the back of the hotel and it was so quiet and peaceful we both had 3 great nights sleeps.
Each evening of our stay we made use of the spa facilities. A perfect chill out. The pool is fantastic, as is the jacuzzi. The jacuzzi is probably one of the bigger jacuzzi's I've seen in a hotel. There's also a sauna and steam room. We easily spent an hour in the spa each evening. The changing room area is kept well too and again has nice shower products to use after the spa experience.
The doorman on the hotel on two days of our stay was a very friendly guy, keen to see how we were enjoying our trip to Dublin and in particular if we were enjoying our stay at the hotel.
The hotel's location is excellent for anyone wanting to be a little out of the city centre, it's located right beside the beautiful Bord Gais Energy Theatre but a walk into the main city centre would take roughly 15mins.
Overall, the hotel was spotless and the servicing of the rooms was excellent, any staff we spoke with were all very welcoming and accommodating. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this hotel and I don't think it will be long before it creeps into the top 10 hotels in Dublin.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Extraordinary, surprising and luxurious, the Marker Hotel is the perfect urban retreat for those who crave the unconventional, yet still expect the exceptional standards of service that are the signature of a member of The Leading Hotels of the World(R). One of Dublin's most visually arresting landmarks, the Marker Hotel offers a distinct blend of urban style and luxury. Located right in the heart of the Docklands, Dublin's most prolific cultural hub, it's the perfect base from which to explore our capital city. The hotel features a ground floor bar and restaurant as its centre piece, with 187 guest rooms over six floors. It also features a Rooftop Lounge, a striking space overlooking Dublin city, which blends indoor and outdoor areas the perfect space to enjoy lunch, cocktails and dinner. The Marker's spa features five spacious treatment rooms with a designated relaxation area and a 23 metre infinity pool. Further amenities include a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and fitness suite. The Marker's Conference and events facilities will contain nine adaptable spaces with capacities ranging from 20-250 guests. ... more less
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