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“Great location and good price.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Mercantile Hotel
Ranked #114 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Cork, Ireland
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141 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great location and good price.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel on a guys sports weekend. The hotel is clean and basic and really central. For the price charged this hotel is ideal for a cheap and cheerful weekend. It is in a great location for sites and nightlife. No negatives and would return.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Stayed in June. Window broken in room, no fridge no milk on comp tray. Went to ask for milk, was given jug. (No fridge - milk went sour) The best thing about this hotel is 2 feet away is temple bar. Nothing else is good, noise is strong all night long. The hotel bar is not at all gay friendly, doormen refused access - until we showed our room key. Breakfast ok ish, but ample. No cooked breakfast included in tariff, just continental. (With toast)

Room Tip: dont think there is a good room - all are noisy
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Service:
When we got to the hotel, the receptionist said all but 2 words to us. She handed over the keys and said the room number and that was it. No 'hi' or 'welcome to dublin' or 'where are you from', etc. Nothing at all. You could tell that she was less than content to be at work.

The next day, we left our room for some city exploring. When we came back to the hotel room later on that evening, the door to our room was WIDE OPEN. We couldn't believe it. We spent a good 30 minutes going through our suitcases to make sure nothing had been taken and miraculously, nothing was gone. We went to tell the receptionist and she just apologized and said she'd talk to the manager the next day. I kept thinking of how irresponsible that was, that a staff member would leave the door to a customer's room for an entire day. Anyways, the next day, the lady that had left our door open gave us a heartfelt apology and left us a bottle of champagne in the room that evening. I was glad that the hotel had taken responsibility and had apologized but still, it would have been brutal had our luggage and passports been taken.

Room and location:
Apart from that, the rooms were clean and the hotel was in an amazing location. If you're okay with being woken up every morning at 7:30am by kegs being rolled right beneath your window on the cobblestone street, than you should be okay. Also, the noise from the bars on the street go on until about 2am. We brought ear plugs and knew that it would be noisy but we didn't realize that it would be THAT noisy. Still, i'm glad we stayed at that hotel for the price and the location.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Protraveller1616
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great little hotel. Friendly, attentive staff.

Good fry up in the morning - and a really good hotel bar.

I personally had no noise issues, despite being right on the road - perhaps that was the Guiness.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Johnny G
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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282 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

I had a couple of nights in the Mercantile.
I arrived very early at the hotel, and the hotel staff on the reception were very accommodating, and got me a room within half an hour. Thank you.
The downside was, it was facing Dame Street, and was very noisy.
They did however offer me a room at the back, which was lovely and quiet. Thank it.
It was a small double room, nicely decorated, but a little warm.
The shower in the room was a little unreliable, but when it was working, the water pressure was good.
The hotel is in a good location, close to Temple Bar and the shops in Grafton Street.
There are some nice restaurants around and the Mercantile bar is nice.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back away from Dame Street
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cygnetboy69
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Antibes, france
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

We spent luckily only one night at this hotel. Surrounding is quite noisy, we used our travel earplugs to be able to sleep. Very old room and furnitures. It is more likely a hostel room rather than a hotel room, don't expect any luxury. Safe was already locked! We paid way too much for his poor room. I think it is too expensive for its condition, we had to get drunk to sleep!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Haleantibes
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Milwaukee
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49 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

I selected this hotel because of its location, which was great. It is near all the historic Dublin city sights as well as Temple Bar nightlife, Grafton Street shopping and Trinity College. The Mercantile bar and restaurants downstairs is beautiful, too. I like old buildings and was expecting this one to have some worn-in energy. So I was not surprised to find nicks in the furnishings and old tile and fittings in the bathroom. What I was not expecting was the heat-wave Dublin was going to be experiencing while I stayed there. The rooms do not have air conditioning, which is typical for the city. However, they also do not have fans and that would have made all the difference. The air was stagnant and humid in the hotel rooms and we were uncomfortable the entirety of our stay. We also had trouble sleeping because of the lumpy beds and stiff pillows. The noise outside from the neighboring bars did not help either. The stay would have been perfectly nice had we had a fan in our room and better mattresses and/or pillows.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank psmeier
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Property: Mercantile Hotel
Address: The Adams Trinity Hotel 28 Dame Street, Dublin 0000, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #114 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mercantile Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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