So normally, when something is reviewed well, I tend to be disapointed after all the anitcipation. This was not the case with the Merrion.
After staying at other 5 star hotels while travelling in Ireland, this was by far, the best one.
The best: the staff were amazing and not stuffy as others had been at other hotels. They were very friendly and helpful. Not once did I feel out of the place. The room was fantastic. The slippers were so comfortable and the turn down service was really nice. The bed and pillows are fabulous. The attention to detail was evident. We ordered room service breakfast two mornings in a row and it was out of this world. So much food and good and hot. The coffee was the best I had in our travels. The bathroom had a seperate bath and shower, and had towel warmers. I did not spend much time in the commom areas but they seemed clean and nice. The consierge was spot on and recommended a wonderful restaurant not far away.
The good: The cellar bar had good pints. The food was just ok and the menu fairly limiting. The sheets were good but I have slept in better ones.
The Merrion is just miles ahead of other 5 star hotels, not just in Ireland but in North America as well. Probably my favourite I have ever stayed in. If i win the lottery, I would be here on a regular basis.
- 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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