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Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/24/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 176 hotels in Dublin
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The Merrion, created from four Georgian townhouses, is located in the city centre opposite government buildings. Many of the 142 bedrooms and suites overlook period landscaped gardens. Guests can dine in the 2-star Michelin restaurant Patrick Guilbaud or The Cellar Restaurant and Bar. The intimate No 23 cocktail bar waits as does the Tethra Spa which boasts an 18m pool, steam room, fully equipped gymnasium and two private treatment rooms. The Merrion offers six private dining and meeting rooms.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking nearby
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Bulgarian and 9 more
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Alvaro E wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom312 contributions242 helpful votes
Returned to the Merrion last week for a 2 nights stay and it is definitely the best one in Dublin. Now with business travel resuming, stayed at The Marker, The Westbury and The Merion in the last 2 months and definiely the Merrion it's one step above all of them. The key difference is attention to detail, fine luxury and a hotel where you feel that they really know what the guests want and need. Used to be a regular client of the hotel before the pandemic and it is clear that it is still my favourite one.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Kev D wrote a review Sep 2021
58 contributions104 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My review title says it all … I’ve stayed in many Dublin hotels over the years. And The Merrion is simply the best. Hands down. Every aspect of my stay in the hotel exceeded my expectations and delivered completely on the 5 star hotel experience. The rooms are a beautiful classic French design, with soft cream hues and elegant furnishings - think the Ritz London albeit more subtle and understated. The hotel is boutique, but it has a beautiful garden square, which is lovely to have a drink or lunch in on a fine day. If it’s cold, attentive staff provide you with blankets. Yes, the service is that good. The cocktail bar is exceptional. I take my cocktails very seriously and The Merrion doesn’t mess around. It largely sticks to the classics and executes them perfectly. Some of the best French 75 and Old Fashioned cocktails I’ve had. The bar is quiet, so not for people that want to party. More a refined drink for couples. I didn’t eat dinner in the hotel, but the breakfast and lunch menus were varied, inventive, and delicious. Possibly the biggest draw, however, is the unparalleled service. Due to it being a smaller 5 star, the staff know your name and are always there to assist you and are lightning fast. I have rarely experienced warm, friendly, and effective staff as good as this in hotels. First rate overall!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded Sep 7, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of The Merrion in such detail. I am delighted to read you enjoyed so many aspects of The Merrion and I know the team will take great pride in reading you kind words - especially our Mixologists. It really is encouraging for all of the team here to see our guests enjoying their time at the Hotel as you did. I hope we all have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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fransez1 wrote a review Nov 23
Burren, Ireland1 contribution
Arrived at hotel and greeted by the footmen, very welcoming. Excellent efficient check-in with high standards of Covid awareness. Room was excellent, food in the garden room was top quality and the wine list was great. If you want the highest quality hotel stay then the Merrion is your spot in Dublin.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: Rooms around the gardens are great.
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your time in Dublin and how your stay at The Merrion helped achieve that. I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back again soon. Thank you again for your comments. Yours sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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Paul W wrote a review Nov 23
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Friendly staff, beautiful room, right in the centre of the city. Great food and service and a beautiful hotel just opposite government buildings. We really enjoyed our short stay and the staff could not have been more helpful .
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review following your recent stay with us which I was delighted to read. Thank you for your warm and positive feedback which I have shared with all the team here. It is extremely heartening to read your words of praise for my colleagues as each and every one of them strive to provide a memorable experience for our guests. Thank you again for your kind words. We hope we will have the privilege of welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Yours sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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AisNY wrote a review Nov 19
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My friend and I stayed on one of the busiest weekends in Dublin since Covid which really added to the magic. From the minute we pulled up to the front of the hotel you feel like royalty. Tommy, the commissioner was ready and waiting as if just for us. He was so attentive and took our bags and made sure we had everything we need. From checkin to getting to the room and finding a beautiful amenity on arrival there were no faults. We had the most beautiful cocktails in Bar 23 and Daniel went above and beyond to make drinks that we wanted off menu and chatted with us the whole night. We felt like VVVIP’s. Charlotte, the server in 23 was also amazing very attentive and friendly and really made it feel special and relaxing. I could name every member of staff we came across as they were all amazing and you can really get the impression they love what they do. The Covid measures were all handled amazingly. You really wouldn’t know Covid was around in the best possible way. The branded masks and the Perspex glass in all public areas along with the sanitizer everywhere you need and the complimentary sanitizer and wipes in the room. Over all the whole experience was amazing and all staff, food & beverage ( Afternoon tea was phenomenal) and facilities were amazing. Glad to have been able to stay in the Merrion again after far too long because of the pandemic. Pure MAGIC from start to finish.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for the lovely review posted recently following your stay On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments; it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did. I know Tommy, Daniel and Charlotte will take particular encouragement from reading your feedback. We sincerely hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming you back to The Merrion. Yours sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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$320 - $507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty DublinDublinSouth City Centre
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Merrion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Merrion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St Stephens Green (0.3 miles), The Little Museum of Dublin (0.2 miles), and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Merrion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Merrion Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Merrion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Merrion Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Merrion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fire Steakhouse & Bar, Tang Cafe, and JP Mooneys.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Merrion Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Merrion Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Merrion Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Merrion Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Dublin.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Merrion Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Merrion Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.