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The Merchant House

8 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in the Oscar Wilde suite which is on the top floor and quite a climb up the narrow staircase, but it's certainly worth the effort when you get there. The suite is very spacious with a high ceiling and is well furnished with lots of top quality art work and ornate features. The large double bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the WB Yeats Suite and it was a wonderful experience. Luxurious. The location is excellent, the decor is pretty, there is sound proofing (very much needed since this is in the heart of Temple Bar), and heated floors. However, skip the breakfast and go to any of the myriad pubs nearby instead.

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently attending The Gaiety Theatre, we stayed at The Merchant House, and really enjoyed our stay. A house divided into 4 large suites in the heart of Temple Bar - an area of Dublin noted for entertainment and socialising in an old cobbled city setting. The area may be over-rated, but the accommodation is well placed for the city, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Merchant House consists of four luxury rooms in Temple Bar. We stayed in the W. B. Yeats suite on the second floor. The room is beautifully decorated with lots of little touches. Although the room is opposite a club, the double glazing is good enough to stop you being bothered by noise outside. There are lots of stairs which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By husband and I stayed in the James Joyce room for two nights and have to say, that from start to finish, it was superb. Jorge's met us and was very welcoming. The room was spotless and decor well thought out. The room itself is really spacious and is comprised of an entrance hallway, with fireplace, tea/coffee (Nespresso!) amenties and... More 

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

Thank you so so much for your superb review. We were delighted to look after you during your recent stay at The Merchant House. We only have 'King' size beds at The Merchant House. That is UK and Irish 'King' size and not U.S sizes. Thank you once again........................ More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

For a long weekend in Dublin we stayed in this house right in the middle of Temple Bar area. We were in the James Joyce room. The room was very spacious, with comfortable furniture and a lovely bathroom with heated floors. This room is in the front of the house which might be a problem if you are a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We arrived in Dublin on October 9, 2014 and stayed for three nights in the middle of the busy Temple Bar area. We were in the Bram Stoker room, one flight up. The room was spacious, the bathroom was well equipped, including a heated floor and very quiet in what could have been a noisy environment given we were in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Have just returned from a mid week stay at the Merchant House in Temple Bar Dublin. The place was just what we wanted; well situated, spacious, spotlessly clean, comfortable and well appointed. The House Manager looked after us well and they have taken care to look after the details which make all the difference. Breakfast was served at a restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stayed in the Bram Stoker room for a long weekend in August. The room was very good and attention to every detail was given. The rooms were spacious and nicely decorated The staff very helpful and attentive. It is located very close to temple bar, in the center of Dublin, however it was fairly quite. I will definitely stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stayed here for a romantic night away after Christmas. Rooms are beautiful and it was such a treat and such luxury. We had the Oscar Wilde suite- and it is exactly as is in pictures! Stunning fireplace, luxury bed linen, and brilliant power shower in the modern bathroom! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who doesn't want the hustle... 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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Number of rooms: 4
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