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The Merrion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed February 20, 2011

What a place. Great to see such good service and great hospitality.
From the doorman to the cleaning staff they all make this hotel an special an amazing experience

Throughly enjoyed the stay

Would recommend it to anyone

Staff were extremely helpful and accommodating

Would give the hotel 6 stars! 5 is not enough!

Outstanding!

  • Stayed February 2011
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Reviewed February 17, 2011

My absolute favourite hotel in Dublin. walking distance from shops on Grafton St. Staff are wonderful, friendly & very attentive. Amazing breakfasts. Beautiful comfortable bedrooms. Big log fires lighting in the lounge areas, A real treat. I would highly recommend the Merrion Hotel. Loads of beautiful restaurants within walking distance, or eat in the Hotel for lovely food.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dalkey, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2011

I reserved a Superior King room in advance via the web to celebrate an anniversary with my girlfriend. We live in Dublin, so to stay away for one night so close to home the hotel I picked had to be special. They offered an excellent value during the low season. As a frequent traveler (20+ countries per year) I can assure fellow readers the price paid was beyond excellent for this class of hotel. We were upgraded to a Junior Suite in the Main Wing upon arrival, but the room was not quite ready so we were treated to coffee and tea while we waited in the elegant No. 23 bar. The room was beyond our expectations in terms of being romantic, elegant and cozy comfortable. The staff was attentive and courteous. The art collection is not be missed.

Our full Irish breakfast (included in the package) was equally elegant. I'd say I had the best muffin I've ever eaten in Ireland, and my girlfriend commented she had the best granola ever in her entire life---which may seem trivial but a statement none the less. I know this hotel can be rather expensive during normal times and high season, but times in Ireland are not "normal" at the moment, and this is a bit the low season so I think we just lucked into a great value. I would have paid more if I had to, knowing the high standards that are practiced here. So if you want a quick romantic getaway I'd highly recommend you consider staying here. There are other hotels in Dublin that are quite nice, but this place is definitely a step above the rest no matter what price you pay.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 29, 2011

Nothing like Georgian elegance to settle the weary traveller. Add to that careful considerate service, real fires and spa treatments, freshly squeezed orange and you believe you should never go home.
Thank you Merrion - long may you prosper

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

The Merrion hotel in Dublin is very expensive however unlike a lot of other expensive hotels - you definately get what you pay for at the Merrion. Also because it is not part of a huge chain, it is intimate, personal and homely. When you pick up the phone for reception, guest services, housekeeping, room service you are greeted by name and when room service says you order will be with you in five minutes - it is with you in five minutes. Northing is too much trouble. If you can afford it the experience is definately worthwhile.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2011

Quality of service, accomodation, facilities and food all exemplary. Really comfortable, quiet lounges with log fires and a beautiful garden for strolling round when the weather permitted. The artwork is varied and wonderful to look. The staff couldn't be more helpful and efficient. I really couldn't recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 19, 2011

Classy, Elegant and wonderfull stay. we went to Dublin for a vacation and decided to stay at the Merrion. It was a great choice we made. Rooms are fantastic, the staff is ok but nice. the prices are a bit high, but for havin no problems at all, we don't mind. I would suggest this hotel without any any doubt.

Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Merrion Hotel
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 153 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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