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The Mercantile

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Address: Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland

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This hotel really is in the heart of Dublin. You can walk everywhere from here. The room I stayed in overlooked Dame St which is full of hustle and bustle, but gives the place a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
39 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This hotel really is in the heart of Dublin. You can walk everywhere from here. The room I stayed in overlooked Dame St which is full of hustle and bustle, but gives the place a real city feel. It is noisy, but there are ear plugs provided. I slept very well in the generous sized bed. The room was clean... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I came here to meet with some friends and as the starting place for a pub crawl and found it fine. Prices were what you would expect for the area (5 euro pints give or take, 5 euro shots), atmosphere is pretty good, good music (Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Beatles)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visted during the day. Nice wee tidy pub. Just a bit dark though! Staff were friendly and toilets were clean. Will pop in for food the next time i'm in dublin!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

After walking around Dublin in the January cold, we stopped for lunch at the Mercantile and ordered their daily special which was Bangers & Mash. We were pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality of the food. Creamy potatoes, tasty sausages which were nice and crisp on the outside, and a dash of fresh herbs on top. All served piping hot... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited Dublin for the day on Saturday and had a meal here just before we set off for home. We choose this place because we liked the oldy worldy look to it and the prices were very reasonable. When we sat down we were told it was any two courses for 16.50Eur. I had the stew and the cheesecake,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I only had two pints of guiness, but the bartender was really nice and I spilled one glass as soon as she poured it and poured me another one, no questions asked. This would never happen where I am from, really nice hospitality!

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

After a fantastic meal at elephant and Castle I proceeded to walk up for a lovely pint in the old store house. After the old store house myself and my girlfriend decided to go to the mercantile for a drink. As I was opening the door a bouncer decided to push the door closed as I was holding it and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Had the 2 course special with Caesar salad to start and burger as Main. Salad was ok but burger wasn't nice at all. Bun had dried out and was stale. Meat had been cooked earlier in day and reheated in microwave I assume. Waiter apologised and took it off my bill. So wasn't all bad. General comment on food would... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I came here one night to listen to local musicians play. I came here with a local and all of his friends seem to stay away from this place because it supposedly gets really touristy. He said he hasn't been in here for about a decade but he really enjoyed this night and is planning on coming back to listen... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It's such a pity as within 100 yards there are 2 other very good restaurants. A group of us would normally go to lunch most Fridays from work. As we had not been to the mercantile for food before we said we would give it a try. The place was deserted with obvious building work in progress which only started... More 

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