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The Merchant House

8 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland (Temple Bar)
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Ranked #32 of 160 Dublin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked four nights in the Oscar Wilde suite and it was fantastic! Beautifully decorated and very spacious with a comfortable bed. The staff was very helpful and greeted us at the door and provided us with maps and lots of recommendations of what to do in the area. We loved the breakfast at the Stage Door Cafe where the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We pampered ourselves with two nights in the luxurious James Joyce suite, and couldn't have been more pleased. The room was spacious, immaculate and beautifully decorated. It is a one of a kind. We were warmly greeted by Jorge, the housekeeper, who provided a lot of help with planning our outings in the area. The location could not be more... More

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No problem with security.......Staff very helpful and attentive. The suite was very comfortable and close to all Dublins attractions. We slept very well and enjoyed our breakfast at The Italian Corner....dont know why some reviewers complained about it......yes we will stay again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the James Joyce room. It was very spacious and well appointed. The manager was very helpful. Located in the centre of the Temple Bar area which is very close to pubs, shops and attractions. The room was quiet even though it was in a busy part of town. Heather & Graham July 2014

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic apartment, that gave a feeling of staying at a modern, but homy place. It has everything you can wish for and a little more as well. Wish we had more nights to stay here, because it was truly excellent. Staff was really friendly and helpful. I will book this place again next time i go to Dublin!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 1 night as a birthday surprise to Dublin and like another review stated the first impression is a little off putting, surrounded by bars and an adult shop! HOWEVER, as soon as you step indoors the doubts disappear. We stayed in the James Joyce Suite, WOW, from the comfiest of beds, to the... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Merchant House is extremely well situated in the heart of the Temple bar, close to all the theatres, transport links and restaurants. The Oscar Wilde suite was spacious, clean and had the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. As we stayed on Tuesday night, there was hardly any noise coming from the downstairs bar. There was no... More

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Eustacestreet, Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

We are indeed sorry that you did not enjoy your breakfast on both mornings of your recent stay with us. As you did not show your disappointment to the restaurant Manager, your Housekeeper or indeed myself during your stay, it is now difficult to help in this regard. We use both restaurants for our breakfast's at The Merchant House and... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights, and initially when we first arrived, we were a bit put off by the surrounding bars etc. We needn't have worried, as the hotel suites have sound proof windows and staying here was a complete delight. There are 4 suites to choose from and we stayed in The James Joyce Suite and it was... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Oscar Wilde suite which was on the top floor of the old Georgian house. It's was all we could hope for with lovely wooden beams in the ceiling, fantastic decor and a big comfy bed. We stayed on a Saturday and Sunday night and could hardly hear any noise from the bars outside. The merchant house... More

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The place is clean and well situated, a good start. But, we were charged for a 3rd person without any warning and even though the room indicates 3 beds. We were greated by the housekeeper and have never seen the manager. Breakfast is not served on the premises but in a Cafe nearby (Poor quality) against a voucher. The overall... More

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Eustacestreet, General Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. All you documents stated and payment was for two Guests, you arrived with a third Guest and a small charge was applied. This is perfectly normal practice. Our breakfast is served in a location just one minutes walk from The Merchant House and at €10 per person it is extremely... More

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Address: 8 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
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The Merchant House is a restored award winning early Georgian building situated in Temple Bar, the cultural capital of Dublin City. The building in Eustace Street started out as a Merchant's house in the early Eighteenth Century. After extensive and lengthy refurbishment, luxury Guest Suites were created. It is our intention to offer our Guests spacious luxury Suites with total privacy in the heart of Dublin City. Our sound proof windows, beautiful furnishings, free Wifi and beautiful decor all help to create a relaxing environment for our Guests at a very affordable price. Breakfast is great value at €10 per Guest . All our Suites are called after Irish writers. ... more   less 
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