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The Merrion Hotel

5.0 of 5 Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin
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94 reviews 94 reviews
90 hotel reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Merrion Hotel is located just across the road from the offices of the Irish Prime Minister. An appropriate setting given the regal nature of this hotel. When you arrive at the Merrion, you are greeted by an exceptionally friendly doorman (a Dubliner through and through) and ushered into an atrium which would not be out of place in an... More

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Insightful, Many thanks for the wonderful and comprehensive review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments about all aspects of your stay here at The Merrion. It is very satisfying for all the team here when we read comments like yours;... More

Annapolis, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

This hotel has great character and a good location. The service is attentive, without being overbearing. Room service was uncharacteristically interesting and varied. For travelers from the U.S. arriving on morning flights: please don't expect rooms to be available when you arrive at 10:00am. The hotel is often fully booked and the official check-in time is not until 3:00pm. I... More

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Clairedog, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed our in-room dining experience and I have shared them with both the Room Service and Kitchen teams and they say a very big “thank you” as well. I hope it... More

Asheville, NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Spent our last two nights in Ireland at the Merrion Hotel. We were two couples traveling together and I asked if they could place our rooms in the same area of the hotel. This seemed to create a bit of a problem for the front desk and I appreciate the effort but after 10-15 minutes I was sorry I had... More

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Asheville-rider, Many thanks for the review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us, we really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it. I am sorry that it took longer than normal to allocate your preferred location of rooms on arrival and I have shared your feedback about your experience... More

Princeton, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The Merrion is a top-rate hotel. We stayed in a beautiful, large room in the old house, and nothing could be faulted. It's understated elegance at it's best. The service was also exceptional, very professional, friendly, and helpful. The food in the cellar restaurant was excellent, and the cellar bar is cozy and welcoming. (They used to offer a phenomenal... More

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bogeydemps, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments about the team here at The Merrion. I must say we get a great “buzz” when we read comments like yours; it really makes it all worthwhile... More

New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We recently stayed at the Corinthia, London, the Four Seasons, Hampshire, and the Merrion in Dublin. Perhaps because of the hotel's web site and because of the adulatory reviews on TripAdvisor, we expected a different experience from the one we encountered. Compared to the previously mentioned hotels, the Merrion ranks a distant third.Such comparisons may be unfair, but perhaps they... More

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hunter100, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us, we appreciate you taking the time to do so. I was pleased to read your positive comments regarding your experience at The Merrion and I am genuinely sorry that the decoration in the bedrooms was not to your personal taste. However I... More

Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

excellent service from check in to check out. Rooms were spacious , and a large , very very comfortable bed. Very nice tea rooms. Nevertheless, In my opinion, prices for the rooms are a little too high for the value you get.

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ramoncelo, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it. I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again. Should you wish to avail of any special packages... More

Roanoke, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We did not stay at the hotel but we did have their Art Tea and it was truly a special event. We received very attentive service and the tea was exquisite right down to the art-inspired desserts. The gardens were lovely and we enjoyed strolling around after the tea.

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SassyGal_inVA, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your experience at Art Afternoon Tea and I will pass on your very kind comments to my colleagues in our Drawing Rooms and the Pastry Chef. I hope it is... More

Devon
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Some people think that 5 stars are for mints on pillows, rose petals in baths and towels made to look like swans. Whilst this may be fine for honeymoons, I want something very different for 5 stars - a hotel that puts its customers at the centre of what it does and then delivers. This the Merrion does. The rooms... More

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LovelyDevon, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us of your experience with us. I have already shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. I am delighted you got the opportunity to enjoy both our Art Afternoon Tea and our food... More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Hotel facilities and rooms are nice, location can't be beaten. However, two items make me rate this with only 4 stars: breakfast: buffet minimal, fruit bland, ordered ham and cheese omelet came with some weird baked meat instead of ham, orange juice fresh but filtered (?). Second point: bar service grumpy, we do come and sit here for a pleasant... More

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wasbeer, Many thanks for the review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us of your experience with us. Needless to say I was disappointed to read your comments about your stay and further to my recent email to you, I hope to hear from you soon and indeed to welcoming you back to stay with us... More

Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We spent all 7 days of our honeymoon at The Merrion and it was an incredible experience. The hotel staff were very friendly, the hotel was remarkably beautiful, and our room was amazing. We would highly recommend The Merrion Hotel for anyone visiting Dublin or the surrounding area.

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BGardnerEberle, Many thanks for the fantastic review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments about the team here at The Merrion; it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did particularly as it was... More

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Address: Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Merrion Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 142
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