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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 May 2015

We stayed the first two nights of our holiday to Ireland at the Merrion. I wanted a place to relax and recharge before renting a car and seeing the rest of the Emerald Isle. The Merrion Hotel fit the bill perfectly. One would expect great service from a hotel at this price point, but they far exceeded my expectations. After...

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the absolutely wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us so comprehensively. On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your very kind comments. I must say it really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a visit as much as you did and thank you so much...

Belfast, Ireland
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Yet another outstanding stay at the Merrion. Expensive but the experience is worth it. My wife's favourite hotel. The staff are excellent making a good hotel great. Rooms are well prepared and all the staff from doorman to reception are welcoming and seemed to have "kissed the Blarney Stone"

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the absolutely fantastic review following you and your family’s stay with us in August. I was delighted to read your lovely comments about the service and facilities here at the Hotel along with your words of praise which are very kind indeed. I have shared your comments with my colleagues and they are very pleased...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Beautiful location; tastefully and stylishly decorated; wonderful collection of Irish art; amazing afternoon tea; great swimming pool; excellent restaurant and bar; fabulous staff; expertly run. What's not to love?

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. On behalf of everybody here, thank you for your kind comments which I have shared with the entire team. I was pleased to read how much you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and I hope it is...

Franklin Park, IL
Reviewed 19 May 2015

From the moment you arrive at their doorstep, The Merrion Hotel wows like no other. Attention to detail and great service with a smile. My room, a Superior King in the Garden Wing, was a simple but elegant spacious "Kodak Moment" in my first two days in Dublin. The neighborhood is full of eclectic dining options, but a visit to...

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us of your experience with us. I have already shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. I was delighted to read that you had time to avail of the Cellar Bar here at...

Dublin
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Its well known that the Merrion Hotel is fabulous, but after staying there last November, I can confirm that its 7 stars out of 5! Located in the centre of the city, it has everything an upmarket hotel offers and the spa is one of the best I have ever been in.

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review following your stay with us last November. I was delighted to read your generous comments about the service and facilities here at the Hotel and I have shared them with all of my colleagues. It really makes it all worthwhile when somebody enjoys a stay as...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

This is the hotel to stay at in Dublin. I've stayed at most of the five star hotels in Ireland but this is the most elegant and authentic in my view. The Patrick Guilbaud restaurant is the best in the country and the only with 2 Michelin stars but the cellar restaurant is also a great choice for a power...

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it. I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your visits to our beautiful gardens and to Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud which is always a favourite of...

Reston, United States
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Great hotel, staff and location. Beautiful rooms and perfect place for mid afternoon tea. (Don't forget to make reservations ahead of time because they fill up quickly). Since this was an anniversary trip they upgraded our room and they had beautifully decorated mini sweets on a tray for us with "Happy Anniversary" written on it. In all a wonderful experience.

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for the fantastic review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it. I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and we are honoured that you and your spouse chose to stay with us to...

Chatham, NJ
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We were at the Merrion for 5 nights in May. Wonderful small hotel with great, friendly service. Stayed in the garden wing. Our room was very comfortable, with lovely updated bathroom (although room tended to get a little warm at night). Hard to imagine a better hotel in Dublin.

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for the lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it. I was delighted to read how much you enjoyed your stay and I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege of welcoming...

cape cod
Reviewed 18 May 2015

The Merrion Hotel lives up to it's 5 star reputation but the service takes it to 6 stars. The hotel is unstated elegance at its finest and the hotel staff is quietly there for your every need. We were traveling with a party of eleven and shared four rooms this past weekend. We were all treated to an extremely luxurious...

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Manager_PMacCann, General Manager at The Merrion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the wonderful review posted recently and for taking the time to tell us of your experience with us in such detail. I have already shared your kind words with the entire team here and they all join me in thanking you. I was delighted to read that you and your family had time to avail...

Calgary, Alberta, Canadaneversaynever
Reviewed 18 May 2015

A friend of ours highly recommended the Merrion to us, as a place to start our 2 week holiday in Ireland. My husband and I spent 3 nights there upon arrival in Ireland. Excellent choice! I love the fact that the hotel facade looks like a row of elegant townhouses, not an in-your-face entrance flanked with flags and taxis. We...

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Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us at The Merrion and for your feedback. I have shared your wonderful comments with all the team here who join me in thanking you. We are all genuinely delighted that you and your partner choose to start you trip to Ireland by...

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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about The Merrion Hotel

Address: Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: €209 - €470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Merrion Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 142
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#1 Family Hotel in Dublin
#1 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#1 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#1 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#2 Business Hotel in Dublin
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