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“very nice rooms in the heart of Temple Bar.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Merchant House

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The Merchant House
Ranked #20 of 161 Dublin B&B and Inns
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Verona, Wisconsin
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“very nice rooms in the heart of Temple Bar.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were warmly welcomed at 10am after a long trip from Chicago. The James Joyce room was great. It's on the second floor and it over looks a pub located across the street. Seeing this, we were prepared for a bad night for sleep, BUT, we ended up with a wonderful uninterrupted rest. The owners installed triple pane windows to keep the room temps comfortable - but also a great sound proofing solution. The bath is modern and very large. Towels could be little softer guys :)
I didn't know the hotel neighborhood b4 booking so took a chance here. Really glad we did. Very comfortable, safe neighborhood, close to all Temple Bar attractions, shops and restaurants all around. I'd recommend to a good friend.

Room Tip: I might avoid the Oscar Wilde Room at the back mom the second floor. It looked really small.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kasiem
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

My husband and I stayed here in July 2013 for a quick anniversary getaway. The Oscar Wilde suite was on the top floor (no lift) and was luxurious, overlooking the street below. Like others have said, it was absolutely soundproof with the windows closed (they do provide additional earplugs if you are a light sleeper which we did not need). The room was immaculate, beautifully decorated, the bed was comfortable, the location was excellent- in the heart of Temple Bar and the staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. I would not hesitate to stay here again. My only suggestion is that the room could use a fan because it was a bit warm in July with the windows closed at night.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Katie D
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Orange Beach, Alabama
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We stayed in the James Joyce suite at the start of our tri[p and at the end. The large windows, overlooking Eustace Street, could be opened. If you chose to close all the windows the suite was absolutely soundproof. The suite was very large with a king size bed. There is a large separate bathroom with heated floors and a nice electric hot water shower. There is an ante room with a mini-fridge and kettle for tea and coffee. Juliana and John were our Housekeepers and provided very good service and information. If you are there on a Friday night, the Temple Bar Food Market(www.templebar.ie/Market/Food_Market) happens every Saturday Morning. The square, where the market is located, is adjacent to the building the hotel is in. It is a great place to eat lunch or purchase food for a picnic.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

stayed here in nov 2012 for my 40th birthday what a magnificant place to stay, i could not complement it enough, private, spacious, luxurious, great set up with all day breakfast available around the corner, wonderful location. there is no down side to this venue

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hayesmace
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Fairhope, Alabama
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247 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

As the many reviews all say, Merchant House provides absolutely first class accomodations. The suites are top notch. What you need to know is that it is situated in the center of Dublin's pub scene and sits between a massage parlor and at sex-toy fetish shop. The neighborhood can be a bit off putting if you think this will be like staying at the Raddison. This is a LIVELY neighborhood and somewhat in contrast to the splendid retreat Merchant House offers. Again, this property is top notch and centrally located. I would stay here with my wife again at the drop if a hat, but I found the surroundings fun. Not everyone would.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank LAHust
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Well....We were greeted by appointment by the most lovely Irish welcome. Our flight was early arriving Saturday before " The Gathering " on Sunday. Our bags were stored safely before checking in at 14:00. We then embarked on what can only be described as MAD ! Temple Bar Dublin the day before St Pat's is really a sight for sore eyes. We watched the England v Wales rugby in the Temple Bar pub, befriended by the official OstWestFalia drinking team from Hamburg. But this review is about the Oscar Wilde Suite. Located up a few flights of very well decorated stairways to our suite to find what can only be described as " Overwhelming " The quality and detail of the fabric and furnishings are a credit to the owners. The staff who serviced our suite know what is required to make their guests welcome.

The location....slap bang in the middle of where it's at !! Eustace St, can be very noisy but hey this is Temple Bar during Paddy's weekend, and in truth once in our suite the sound proofed windows did the job, slept very well with no disturbance. The buzz around the locality is so infectious and cultured, with so many Nationalities enjoying the celebrations.

Our breakfast at the Stage Door Cafe was a delight on both mornings, enjoying a menu for such a small place starting with what me and my wife can agree on....THE best Irish Coffee known to man, superb ! Wonderful Irish Breakfast and great hosts. We will eat again at the Stage Door without doubt.

The Merchant House is unique in what's on offer. No reception, no bar, no dining room...Fantastic ! We enjoyed the feeling of being part of Temple Bar, with your own exclusive access to your suite, and completely secure.

To quote the man himself.. " We are all in the Gutter, but some of us are looking at the Stars " Oscar Wilde.

Our next visit is already planned. And as for our generation....we are in our mid 50's...Enjoy.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Rosie G
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

Excellent high end accomodation with all the touches of a boutique hotel only set in a larger space (we stayed in the Oscar Wilde suite) and with far more privacy. There were stairs (3 flights if I recall) leading to the suite but its a 19th Century building so came as no real surprise and this should not put you off . Location is good and whilst in central Temple Bar no noise discernable from Eustace Street below. Arranging the booking and arrangements for picking up keys etc couldn't have been easier to follow and the staff we met were v helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Danton16
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Property: The Merchant House
Address: 8 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 KX31, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Merchant House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 €12 per Guest and served 1 minutes walk from The Merchant House. Some stairs to climb . All our Suites are called after Irish writers. Check In is by appointment with your personal Housekeeper. ... more   less 
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