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The Marker Hotel
Ranked #2 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“Best hotel ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We stay 3 nights there. What a wonderful stay. Everything is just perfect, staff, room, location... I want the same comfort at home !!! I love the deep blue carpet, the bed so comfy, the marble bathroom, very modern and zen at the same time.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charlie_Sheil, Guest Relations Manager at The Marker Hotel, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Kikifoufou,

Thank you for posting a lovely review of The Marker Hotel.

I totally agree with you that the bedrooms are well appointed and you feel like staying in bed longer that you should, in fact, we get asked all the times for the brand of our bedding and linen as our guest would like to have the same one for their own homes.

We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you again for your review.

Kind regards

Lili Torres
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Adare, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

First impressions are great, your car is taken care of and the front desk staff are great and efficient, we booked a suite which shouldn’t be called a suite as it only consists of one room and isn’t that large for a suite, we queried this and were upgraded to a full suite which was wonderful. The Hotel itself is spotless and the food is very good, we had the pre theatre meal which was great value for the quality, the down stairs bar is ok however very open. The roof top bar is a must visit and has one of the best views in Dublin. Worth booking though as it gets busy. The pool and sauna and steam room are amazing. This is a 5* hotel however don’t bother paying extra for a corner suite which is basically a large room.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the canal
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank sean67c
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Charlie_Sheil, Guest Relations Manager at The Marker Hotel, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Sean67c,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of The Marker Hotel on TripAdvisor,

I am glad that you enjoyed you visit to The Marker and experienced the wonderful facilities that we have to offer including the Spa & Wellness Centre with its lovely pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

On behalf of my team, I thank you for your kind comments.

Warm regards

Lili Torres
Guest Relations Manager
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Stayed in the Marker for one night. Although the hotel is expensive you get what you pay for, excellent service for staff, from the doorman, valet parking, reception and bar staff. The hotel itself is very modern. The room was very clean with fully stocked mini bar and very comfy beds, bathroom is massive and loved the shower. The hotel also gave us a welcome platter with delicious mini desserts, very nice touch. Turndown service also with chocolates on pillow. The location itself is about a 20min walk from temple bar area. Only drawback is that we didn't get to visit the rooftop bar as it closes at 11, but had a delicious cocktail in bar instead.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Charlie_Sheil, Guest Relations Manager at The Marker Hotel, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Katski1984,

Thank you for posting a review of The Marker Hotel on TripAdvisor.

I am glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and that the Team looked after you. We pride ourselves with our excellent customer service and we know that sometimes the little things go a long way.

we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards

Lili Torres
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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

My friend and I stayed at this hotel and loved it. The service was very friendly and the room was super nice and comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and posh. The concierge was so very helpful. The hotel has a really nice rooftop for drinks and light food.

They really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Their breakfast buffet was excellent and really like the coffee. The spa was gorgeous! Would definitely stay here again when in Dublin.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Fernando G
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Charlie_Sheil, Guest Relations Manager at The Marker Hotel, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Fernando G,

Thank you for reviewing the Marker Hotel on TripAdvisor.

I am delighted that you and your friend chose the Marker for your visit to Dublin. we do indeed have the best Team that are always looking for new ways to make feel our guests especial and pampered.

The Rooftop Lounge is the place to be on a sunny day to enjoy the great views of Dublin and a few cocktails.

Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you very soon,

Kind regards

Lili Torres
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Aberaeron, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We chose to stay at the Marker for a 2 night stay during July 14 due to it's location, star rating & reviews. Transfers from the airport take around 15 minutes & cost approximately €20 by taxi. First impressions of the hotel were good. Modern looking, good location, popular.

Upon arrival we were greeted at the taxi by an immaculately dressed friendly gent who took our bags into the reception area where the reception team were friendly, efficient & helpful. We opted to pay for our 2 night stay in full upon arrival so were a bit surprised that we were also expected to pay a deposit of €50 per person, per night on top.

The lobby of the hotel is open planned with a lounge bar & reception area leading to the bistro dinning area. The decor is very modern, light & had a pleasant atmosphere.

Our room was classified as a deluxe double (Room 208) & was well appointed, clean & views to the front overlooking the canal & theatre. Our room had a safe, iron & board, slippers, dressing gowns, Tea & Coffee making facilities & a mini bar. The bed itself was large & comfortable, the bathroom had a large shower & bath & had the usual toiletries available.

A nice surprise when returning to the room in the evening was a pair of slippers either side of the bed on a towel with good night written on along with the chocolates on the pillow.

Breakfast consisted of a large choice of cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, sausage, bacon, black pudding, mushrooms, tomato & scrambled eggs served buffet style. Tea, Coffee, Orange Juice & toast were brought to the table. All food was well presented & appetising, the only complaint was that the scrambled eggs were cold, admittedly difficult to keep warm for long on a buffet.

The lobby bar was busy, especially if the theatre across the street is emptying, had a good atmosphere, choice of beverages was good, staff were friendly & prices reasonable for a hotel. Complementary olives & nuts were provided at the table. A nice outside seating / smoking area also had full table service, again busy & seats at a premium. There is a roof top bar however due to a private party we were not allowed access so cannot comment.

The hotel also has a well equipped gym, pool & spa area, sadly not used during this visit. Evening meals were taken outside of the hotel so cannot comment on food.

Departure was once again efficient, the deposit refunded & a €3 mini bar charged in error refunded without question & taxi booked.

Overall the hotel was very clean with polite, efficient & friendly staff. It is situated in a good location within walking distance of the main landmarks of Dublin. Free maps of the main streets were available from reception. I would recommend this hotel although cheaper hotels have better locations & facilities, especially if on a budget. The taxi driver back to the airport said that we chose a nice hotel, but probably the most expensive in Dublin. I agree

Room Tip: Seemed that even numbered rooms had views to the front
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Charlie_Sheil, Guest Relations Manager at The Marker Hotel, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear MBW3004,

Thank you for reviewing The Marker Hotel on TripAdvisor.

I am sorry that the €50 pre authorisation on your card at check in wasn't explained fully. this amount is per night and not per person and allows you to make charges into your room if you so do wish and of course, if this isn't used, it will be released back to your account.

We always recommend to all of our guest to either book on our website or give us a call as we have the best available and best promotional rates.

Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Warm regards

Lili Torres
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

I was in Dublin for business and stayed at the Marker Hotel for ten days. I enjoyed my stay very much. The hotel is very modern, beautifully decorated and with a very pleasant atmosphere. The staff is very welcoming, friendly and efficient.
The hotel is situated in the new Docklands area which is at a convenient 15 minute walking distance from the centre. I did not try the hotel restaurant in the evening, as there are many good restaurants very close to the hotel and some evenings I simply preferred to spend time in the city centre. But I did enjoy the breakfast very much and also had the opportunity to order food from the bar one day at lunch when I did not have time to go out for a meal. The waiter was very kind and brought my order to the conference room where I was working.
And as for the conference rooms and business centre, they are very well equipped. The event manager and the staff are very professional and attentive to all request and they are very good at finding solutions to all kinds of problems. And not even once did I see any irritation when I asked to adjust the light, or the air con in the conference rooms. And I did that several times, as the participants at my meeting could not agree on the right temperature etc, in the room. The staff seem to be extremely patient!
And now to the rooms. I cannot say anything negative. Just like the rest of the hotel, they are beautifully decorated and very clean. Spacious bathroom and very comfortable bed. What else can one ask for? I used the laundry service and all items came back very quickly and perfectly ironed. The staff at the reception are very helpful and can advise you if you would need any tips on where to go for a run in the area, the best restaurant, or where to go shopping etc.
I would love to return to the Marker Hotel for a romantic weekend. And if I do, then I will definitely order their Cronuts! They are exceptional.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank PrimeroseB
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Charlie_Sheil, Guest Relations Manager at The Marker Hotel, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear PrimeroseB,

Thank you for taking the time to review The Marker Hotel on TripAdvisor.

I agree with you that we are conveniently located for our business guest with all the facilities that compliment their stay like the dedicated state of the art Conference & Events and its wonderful team.

We do hope to welcoming you back very soon as you said, next time must be on a leisure trip.

Kind regards

Lili Torres
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Just had one night there with my wife.
Everything was excellent.
The service, the room, the atmosphere.
enjoyed the lobby bar - great for people watching.
Although thoroughly modern there was still a great traditional Irish breakfast with the fantastic sausages that we in the 'diaspora' crave.
we got there too late to enjoy the rooftop bar but will get that right next time.
One thing, I actually prefer a location nearer town center.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Dublinois
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Charlie_Sheil, Guest Relations Manager at The Marker Hotel, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Dear Dublinois,

Thank you for posting a review of The Marker Hotel on TripAdvisor.

I am delighted to read that you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully the next time you come to visit us you can go up to the Rooftop Lounge with its magnificent views and even greater cocktails.

Thank you again for staying with us.

Warm regards

Lili Torres
Guest Relations Manager
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Property: The Marker Hotel
Address: Grand Canal Square | Docklands, 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Marker Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 187
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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