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The Merchant House
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed in the Oscar Wilde Suite which is the top floor (several flights of stairs). It looks exactly like the photos. Everything is exceptional quality and the attention to detail is unparalleled! Everything you could want is there and labeled. We only stayed 2 nights, but I wished we could have stayed longer. Temple Bar is extremely loud--louder then anywhere I have ever stayed (louder then NY). I like to sleep with the windows open, but I couldn't for the noise, but what amazed me was how quite it was when I closed the windows. The breakfast restaurant was really surprisingly excellent as well. The staff was very friendly, they even carried our luggage up all the flights of stairs. The only thing that was strange is the bathroom door is glass, with only part of it frosted. I'm not sure about the other suites. I would highly recommend the Merchant House.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed in the Oscar Wilde suite at the very top of the Merchant House in Temple Bar on Friday 22nd June.
If you can't make the four flights of stairs (no lifts - so difficult with luggage) then there are other suites on lower floors.
If you can, then you are in for a treat - its a tastefully decorated/furnished apartment and well worth paying that little bit extra for - I believe it was the largest of the 3 or 4 suites available.

There was no noise at all from the bars/pubs around and it was well situated for the nightlife.
It was really like having the key to a lavish apartment right in the heart of Dublin but be aware - there are no cooking facilites/kitchen, just tea/coffee making and a small fridge for the cold stuff.
Wife and I loved it and would definitely stay again - especially for that special occasion.

Stevo, Belfast

Room Tip: Any of the rooms in the Merchant House would be worthwhile staying in. The Oscar Wilde suite is just that bit harder to access.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded July 3, 2012

Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation. We were indeed delighted to offer you the Oscar Wilde Suite and its so nice when a Guest appreciates what we offer . All our Suites are the same size 46sq m but all have different layout and decoration. We don't have 'Apartments' only luxury Suites with no cooking facilities. It is regretted that we cannot install an elevator as our building is listed A1 . It was built in 1720 and totally refurbished in 2006. We have just added The Georgian Townhouse to our portfolio this month. It is an early Georgian townhouse that sleeps up to 7 Guests. So, please do return for another visit next time your down in Dublin and again many many thanks.

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

What an elegant and beautifully appointed guesthouse in the middle of the rowdy and noisy Temple Bar. It was a great location, and no amenity was spared! We loved the sound proof windows. Both the Oscar Wilde and James Joyce suites were lovely. We stayed here on our last night in Ireland, and this hotel provided the perfect end to an incredible trip!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

We stayed here for the 1st night of our honeymoon. We arrived early in the morning and were allowed to leave our luggage and walk around Dublin for a few hours until our room was ready. We stayed in the Oscar Wilde Suite on the top floor, it was the best room they have. The room was very spacious and beautifully decorated. We loved the location, right in the middle of Temple Bar! The B&B offers several al a carte items, wifi, dvd's, and privacy/security. The breakfast was around the corner and the Irish breakfast was great. We stayed 2 nights and had different breakfast selections each day. The gentlemen that work there were great, they really took care of us.

The only slight negative for us was the low water pressure, which seems to be a European thing.

We would definately stay again and suggest you stay here.

Room Tip: The Oscar Wilde room was on the 3rd level, quiet a walk up, but worth every step.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

The suites are lovely and well furnished. Sound insulating windows curb noise effectively, so you can stay in the middle of Party Central (Temple Bar) and sleep peacefully. Location is terrific. You can't beat it for a stay in Dublin.

Room Tip: Bram Stoker is a room (still very nice). Joyce, Yeats, and Wilde are all suites (similar design) on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors respectively, so fewest stairs for Joyce, a few more for Yeats, most for Wilde. I liked Yeats the best.
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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