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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 13, 2011

In Dublin for a concert and wanted a little bit of luxury to lay our heads which we found in The Merrion. An understated entrance into a lovely hotel, nice comfortable lounges and outside space. We had a good size room with a litle balcony looking out over the gardens. When we got back to the hotel very late after our evening singing, we had just the best ever club sandwiches which were on the Special After Concert menu, a great touch. In the morning we made use of the pool which was empty so no complaints at all. Would certainly stay here again, centrally located, good service and nice ambiance.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

The Merrion Hotel is as lovely as the most gracious Guest Home, with an excellent central location, and an attention to service and detail that is spectacular. From the front desk, to the lounge and bar, and doorman, a wonderful team, and a great place to stay.

A great stroll to all the sites as a vacationer, great restaurants, and fun pubs also just a short hop, as well as the parks , and national museums and galleries etc.

Spa location had a nice pool, which provided a nice bonus benefit for children.

Room Tip: Room views - mine had no view-I didn't care, there were some that had views onto the garden, ask...
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2011

There is no point trying to find fault with this delightful hotel: the friendly and helpful staff make this a special place to stay. Plenty of character in the ground floor drawing rooms and the Cellar bar where the food is just as good as the Cellar Restaurant. The inner courtyard is a quiet haven of pleasantly landscaped gardens and weather permitting a great place for a drink. One lasting memory: the quality of sleep thanks to an incredibly comfortable bed.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

The welcome at arrival was outstanding. My wife & I transferred from the K Club and thought Dublin might be a bit of an anti-climax. We needn't have worried.
The front of house team were charming and even had upgraded us to a junior suite. Prior to arriving we had been contacted to arrange our spa treatments (thank you Atiila), which were superb; I thoroughly recommend the aromatherapy massage (with Lisa?) who was tremendously skillful.
The room was delightful, the internet was fast, the champagne was cold and delicious. The only slightly odd part was the peaty colored bathwater; peculiar rather than disconcerting. After a night out in Dublin with friends (music and beer at The Porterhouse), Jose in the bar introduced me to several new Irish malts (thanks mate - good to meet you in the whisky shop on Dawson St the following day - admirable dedication!) after which the bed was as comfortable a bed as it was possible to find.
A full Irish breakfast with additional blueberry pancakes were the icing on the (very calorific) cake. Thank you to all, particularly including the professional and highly efficient concierge team; in the flaky tarnish of today's mediocre hospitality, the Merrion is a shining beacon of delight.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

From the moment we pulled up in our rental car, we were enveloped in the grace and beauty of this quiet but grand city hotel. There are no signs; the hotel is discreet. It houses an award-winning restaurant as well as its own restaurant and function rooms. Our suite was extremely large and comfortable. The staff could not have been more pleasant. The terrace garden (inside court) is beautiful. The breakfast room inside was also top-notch.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

Spent three nights at the Merrion with my wife and it was one of the best hotel stays ever. That's saying a lot since I travel the world continuously. Had booked a Jr. Suite that wasn't ready when I checked in. I didn't say anything because it was 10:00am and check in time was 3:00pm. I must ahve looked disappointed because the desk manager asked me if I "would accept a complimentary upgrade to a full suite" since my room was not ready. The room was wonderful, the service was great, room service could not have been better. Highly recommend the Merrion.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

We spent there a long weekend in August. The air conditioning was really noisy and won't let us sleep. Internet was not working most of the time... Pillows were also bad smelling. The electricity went down for a couple of hours and the lifts were out of order..Dinner at the Cellar restaurant was of poor quality. The spa was also disappointing. We were expecting a special weekend ( we spent a lot of money!) and we were very disappointed! We will never go back to the Merrion!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range: $330 - $703 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Merrion Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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