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The Merrion Hotel
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Reviewed February 10, 2010

The Merrion Hotel was the perfect choice for our family in Dublin. We came to Dublin on a quick Easter weekend getaway, and we can't wait to go back for a longer stay. The location was perfect and an easy walk to many restaurants and shopping.

Check in was friendly and easy, we were given our two connecting garden wing rooms immediately, even though we had arrived well before the check in time. Rooms were spotless, traditional in decor, and very comfortable. Marble baths were very pretty, the shower had plenty of hot water and I loved the towel warming bar. Lots of extras here to make you feel pampered. We had a beautiful view of the fountains and gardens, and the weather was mild enough to open the tall windows and enjoy the scents and sounds .The housekeeping staff was the best I have encountered in all of our travels. My son accidentally dropped a glass on the bathroom floor and the staff arrived within 5 minutes to clean it up, even though it was 11 pm. And the rooms were always cleaned and ready upon our return from breakfast.

The full Irish breakfast was wonderful, served formally in the dining room, but was still comfortable and accommodating for my 8 year old. Lots of cold food choices from the buffet, and the hot items were brought by the wait staff.

The front desk and concierge staff were always ready to answer any questions, and greeted us by name each time we left the hotel. We were able to walk to the Viking Splash Tour and the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour, both of which were an excellent way to tour the city. I loved returning to the welcoming scent of the peat fires at the end of a busy touring day! The indoor pool was also a great place to unwind and perfect for my son after a long overnight flight.

Easter Sunday morning was beautiful. The staff planned an Easter egg hunt in the gardens where they hid lots of bags of delicious chocolate eggs for the children to find. The Easter Bunny was there and posed for pictures with all of the kids, and everyone had a fun time. Just one of the small details that makes The Merrion Hotel a special place to stay in Dublin.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Thank calypso1
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Reviewed February 8, 2010

Stayed here for an engagement and found the staff brillant from concierge to reception to restaurant. Got a great deal when I booked, champaign in bright room made for a nice touch. Food in restaurant was lovely. Have great memories from stay. Good hotel in great location and topped off with excellent staff.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank thedob
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Reviewed January 21, 2010

I have stayed at the Merrion countless times in the past 5 years, and am really disappointed to note that it is completely losing its charm.
Reception staff completely uninterested, not friendly or unfriendly, completely indifferent, apart from the countless errors on my credit card.
Rooms look tired and jaded, even though the price had gone up.
Breakfast quality had deteriorated, and all that seemed to matter was the tip.
Sadly, in the recession, Dublin has lots of empty hotel rooms, after this latest stay, I'm choosing to stay elsewhere, which is a shame, given this hotels brilliant past. Judging by the quiet lounge areas, it would appear others are feeling the same.

Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 20, 2010

Wow...what a hotel! Yes, the rooms could use a little sprucing up but that's totally overshadowed by the to-die-for location and the service. We had room service breakfast delivered in 20 minutes! The art is fantastic. We had a staff member walking us around the hotel searching for a particular painting and when we found it we were blown away. You don't have access to this type of art in this casual setting anywhere! Loved the art high tea. We wish the Cellar bar had been opened while we were there because it looked like a great location.

Being able to walk to all of the great Dublin locations was amazing! Book of Kells, Grafton Street, great restaurants, the parks. We had perfect weather and had a wonderful time!

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with family
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Thank pls210
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Reviewed January 17, 2010

It was a fantastic stay, wonderful service and delicious meals at the restaurant. Breakfast is amazing with high quality irish products. The rooms are clean and the beds very comfy with 100% egyptian cotton sheets. The lounge area seats and the rooms will need a little update very soon. Special thanks to Fiona @ reception.we'll be back soon.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Topcruiser
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