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Upper Merrion Street, Dublin D02 KF79 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 01/04/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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, The Garden Room Restaurant or The Cellar Bar. The intimate No 23 cocktail bar awaits as does The Merrion Spa and Health Club which boasts an 18m pool, steam room, fully equipped gymnasium and six private spa treatment rooms. The Merrion offers six private dining and meeting rooms.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Safe
VIP room facilities
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Bulgarian and 9 more
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bernardmcc wrote a review Yesterday
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
Best staff, location and amenities in Dublin . From the doorman to the cleaning staff. The best experience to have of Irish hospitality. Staff could not be more attentive to all our needs. And helped me set up a family gathering with relatives.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kev D wrote a review Sep 2021
58 contributions124 helpful votes
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My review title says it all … I’ve stayed in many Dublin hotels over the years. And The Merrion is simply the best. Hands down. Every aspect of my stay in the hotel exceeded my expectations and delivered completely on the 5 star hotel experience. The rooms are a beautiful classic French design, with soft cream hues and elegant furnishings - think the Ritz London albeit more subtle and understated. The hotel is boutique, but it has a beautiful garden square, which is lovely to have a drink or lunch in on a fine day. If it’s cold, attentive staff provide you with blankets. Yes, the service is that good. The cocktail bar is exceptional. I take my cocktails very seriously and The Merrion doesn’t mess around. It largely sticks to the classics and executes them perfectly. Some of the best French 75 and Old Fashioned cocktails I’ve had. The bar is quiet, so not for people that want to party. More a refined drink for couples. I didn’t eat dinner in the hotel, but the breakfast and lunch menus were varied, inventive, and delicious. Possibly the biggest draw, however, is the unparalleled service. Due to it being a smaller 5 star, the staff know your name and are always there to assist you and are lightning fast. I have rarely experienced warm, friendly, and effective staff as good as this in hotels. First rate overall!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 7 Sep 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of The Merrion in such detail. I am delighted to read you enjoyed so many aspects of The Merrion and I know the team will take great pride in reading you kind words - especially our Mixologists. It really is encouraging for all of the team here to see our guests enjoying their time at the Hotel as you did. I hope we all have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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asila_a wrote a review 12 Aug
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions9 helpful votes
We got married here and everything from the staff to the food exceeded our expectations. I cannot thank the staff enough and the rooms are spectacular!!!!!! We will definitely be back!!!! Thanks to everyone involved.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
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Dear Asila_a Thank you so much for posting your review on Tripadvisor following your recent wedding with us. Your kind comments about the hotel and my colleagues are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Peter MacCann General Manager
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naomil247 wrote a review 12 Aug
Toronto, Canada13 contributions5 helpful votes
Fabulous, quiet, charmingly old-school hotel. The staff and service was really outstanding. It has a non-descript exterior which makes it feel very private and quiet. There is a lovely courtyard in the middle of the hotel wings which you cannot see from the outside. Gym facility is good; pool lovely; great tucked away bar. This was our first stay and we were so pleased to have stayed there. It's probably the best service we've had at any five-star hotel. The location is about one block away from where it starts to feel busy so it has a quieter feel but you're right in the middle of everything - highly walkable area.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
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Dear naomil247 Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Your observations and comments are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us in the future. Kind regards. Peter MacCann General Manager
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Melissa wrote a review 10 Aug
Cork, Ireland147 contributions78 helpful votes
We stayed here for the first night of our honeymoon. The room was luxurious with fabulous towels/sheets and the staff were very pleasant. They even left a bottle of prosecco in the room. The breakfast was excellent and the lunch on the terrace was fine. It's something minor but no one said congratulations or addressed us by our names. Lastly when we woke up on morning of departure the bill was posted under the door which I wouldn't have expected from such a reputable hotel. All in all a nice stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear dixonmel26 Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. Your kind comments about the hotel are very much appreciated. We are very sorry that we did not verbally acknowledge that it was the first night of your honeymoon. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to stay with us in the future. Kind regards. Peter MacCann General Manager
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Tracy wrote a review 6 Aug
Boston, Massachusetts131 contributions74 helpful votes
The Merrion is an absolute dream of a hotel. The service from the staff is amongst the finest in the hotel business. From the moment you arrive to departure, there is no request too small to fill. A history lover's dream, the Duke of Wellington was born in the property and the art collection is exquisite. The public rooms were made for tea and the No. 23 bar is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail (the house special cocktails and ice tea were excellent). They key to service is to make it look easy and the staff at the Merrion has that perfected. The rooms are lovely and relaxing - converters are provided, cords are wrapped with Merrion velcro to stay tangle free by housekeeping and the day before departure ziplock quart bags are provided for toiletries. We had to leave early for a flight and the team kindly put together to go boxes. However, we were bummed to miss out on breakfast for day 2 and quite possible the best French toast ever. The Merrion is truly a world class hotel with an exquisitely trained staff - it is the perfect location for your Dublin base.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Michelle Thank you for your feedback following your stay with us. It was our pleasure to look after you and we are all so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I have passed your kind comments on to all concerned. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards. Peter MacCann General Manager
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clambake33 wrote a review 6 Aug
San Diego, California53 contributions100 helpful votes
We stayed at the Merrion for 3 nights in July, and we loved it. It's reasonably priced, in a great location in Dublin with wonderful service. The bed and room was very comfortable. Don't miss going to O'Donahue's pub which is a hundred yards away for great music and company.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Clambake33 Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor. We were delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards. Peter MacCann General Manager
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JANDAVIS08 wrote a review 2 Aug
Manalapan, New Jersey9 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Merrion for three nights in July and were greeted very pleasantly by everyone upon our late morning arrival. While waiting for our room, we had coffee outside in the courtyard. Our superior, king accommodation was nicely appointed and overlooked the garden that was lovely. The bathroom was very spacious with double sinks and separate bath and shower. The buffet and menu breakfast, that was in the Garden Room restaurant, offered many choices. We, also, had dinner there two nights and the selections were excellent. The service and staff were what you would expect at a property of this level. The location was in walking distance of many major attractions and I would not hesitate to recommend or stay at the Merrion on any future visit to Dublin.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: The Superior, KIng, Garden Wing rooms are beautiful.
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear JANDAVIS08 Thank you very much for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. Your kind comments about the hotel and my colleagues are very much appreciated and make what we do all the more worthwhile. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back to stay with us in the future. Kind regards. Peter MacCann General Manager
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Katherine E C wrote a review Jul 2022
Burlington, Canada860 contributions285 helpful votes
We stayed here for the first three nights we were in Dublin. I trust Tripadvisors' reviews and therefore booked the Merrion. We endured quite a few problems upon an attempted check-in. I do understand that rooms may not be ready at 12:30. After talking to the woman at reservations, who kept giving us different times for possible room availability- 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2. 2:30, we, as the last of the visitors awaiting checkin received our keys 3:30. A guideline for training of staff-teach your employees not to assume check in times. Giving guests false hope and trying to please them is unprofessional. When in doubt, ask your manager for help. I do not expect to receive service like this from one of the "Leading Hotels of the World". When we saw our room, we were underwhelmed. Our view was of a brick wall. The room itself is in desperate need of refurbishment and renovation. You charge way too much to provide such a dated ambiance. Yes, the area is great. Yes the garden is stunning. Yes the lounge for afternoon tea is beautiful. Yes the bar is quaint. However, I had to send my Bloody Mary back twice, as the bartender didn't know how to make one. To their credit, the manager on duty did provide us wit complimentary breakfasts because of the difficulties we experienced upon check in. Dublin is a very expensive city. Hotels needs to pull up their socks and provide a much more current and professional experience to warrant such extreme pricing.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from , Owner at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Katherine E C, Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor. Whilst I was delighted to read how highly you spoke about the services and facilities of the hotel, I was naturally disappointed to hear about your Check In experience and the allocation of your room. Please be rest assured we have taken your comments on board, and I have spoken with our Front of House Manager who also wishes to extend their apologies. We are continually striving to improve on our guest experiences and the services we offer, and your feedback is vital so as to maintain this. If you wish to discuss your experience in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me on generalmanager@merrionhotel.com so I can address these concerns further. It was our pleasure to look after you and I sincerely hope that we will have the privilege of welcoming you back to The Merrion, Your sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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zeppgirl wrote a review Jul 2022
Sacramento354 contributions273 helpful votes
We enjoyed our one night visit here. Yes, the prices are high, but for the price I expected a nice hotel with good service and this is exactly what I got. From the moment you arrive, your baggage is whisked away and checking in was easy. Our room wasn’t ready yet and we were told they would call when it was (they did call later). Once we came back later, we were walked to our room and someone showed us a few things about the room. The hotel itself is beautiful and clean. Our room was the most basic category, but was nice and had a bathtub. No view, but the location is quiet and fairly central without it being right in the middle of chaos. The bed was very comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Zeppgirl Thank you for your very kind comments posted recently on TripAdvisor. We were genuinely delighted to see how much you enjoyed your experiences throughout the Hotel and hope that it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Kind regards. Peter MacCann General Manager
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US$200 - US$568 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty DublinDublinSouth City Centre
NUMBER OF ROOMS
142
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Merrion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Merrion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Little Museum of Dublin (0.4 km), St Stephens Green (0.4 km), and Dublin Whiskey Tours (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Merrion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Merrion Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Merrion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Merrion Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Merrion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include FIRE Steakhouse and Bar, Tang Cafe, and Dax Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Merrion Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Merrion Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Merrion Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Merrion Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Dublin.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Merrion Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Merrion Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.