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Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2 Ireland
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • 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
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Updated 20/06/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/24 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 172 hotels in Dublin
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2021 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 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.
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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 cofffee
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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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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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Lou M wrote a review 19 Sep
Houston87 contributions42 helpful votes
The hotel has a great central location allowing us to walk to most anything we wanted to do in Dublin. The rooms are large and clean. Service was friendly and professional from everyone we interacted. There is a great outdoor courtyard to sit and have drinks as well as eat. The Garden dining room was great and we had a breakfast and dinner during our stay. Great hotel and will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to share your recent review of The Merrion. I am glad to read you enjoyed your recent stay and that you were able to enjoy both the gardens of the Hotel and the The Garden Room Restaurant while here. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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Kev D wrote a review 06 Sep
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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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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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687JohnB49 wrote a review 19 Sep
London, United Kingdom17 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed in the Merrion Hotel for the Weekend of Sept 11,we brought a couple of friends from London as I wanted to show them Dublin,we had two garden rooms which were up to the expected standard with views over the beautifully laid out gardens,as there were some lockdown rules in place there were plenty of sanitising stations,masks available etc,We had dinner in the two star Patrick Gilbaud restaurant and it exceeded expectations,food was divine and service was. First class, in all a terrific weekend,should have said superb breakfasts
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to share your review following your recent stay at The Merrion. It is wonderful to read you had an enjoyable time in Dublin with friends and I am delighted The Merrion contributed to that. I hope we have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Dublin and The Merrion again soon. Yours Sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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M K wrote a review 14 Sep
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Myself and a friend stayed in the hotel for one night at the end of August, and I must say it was the best hotel stay I have ever had. We were welcomed at the door by a smiling doorman who immediately offered to carry our bags to reception. Upon check in, the very kind receptionist showed us through the hotel to our room, which was absolutely beautiful, facing the gardens and impeccably clean. We had a swim booked in the spa, and were running a little late, but as we arrived in the spa, the lovely Eimear assured us there was no need to rush as we had the full hour to enjoy the pool! She walked us through the spa and offered us lockers with fresh bath robes and towels, and after we were done with the swim gave us merrion bags to carry our clothes back up to the room. We enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in the Bar 23, where the bartender Brian made the best old fashioned I have ever had, and headed to the beautiful Garden Room restaurant where we were welcomed by the lovely Adil. He was so warm and friendly and made us feel so welcome! The restaurant itself was nothing short of stunning, especially the gardens. Our waiter mayvine was an absolute delight and so professional. Service was so smooth and he was so friendly, we wanted to stay there all night! He did not rush us at all, and made sure to keep the drinks refreshed all night!. It was the highlight of our trip and we cannot wait to return!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience of The Merrion in such detail. It is such a pleasure to read your kind words about the team here and that you enjoyed your stay. I will share your feedback with Eimear, Adil, Brian, Mayvine and all of the team here. I know they will take just as much pride in reading it as I have. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Merrion again soon. Yours Sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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Mr Swords wrote a review 13 Sep
Swords, Ireland40 contributions76 helpful votes
Had the pleasure of having a bite to eat and a tea in the Merrion hotel. What immediately strikes you is how immaculate the place is, absolutely spotless and takes you back to the era of the building. The service is immaculate and the staff are clearly trained to be consistent in what they do. The quality of the food was excellent and whilst not the cheapest place you’ll get a club sandwich in Dublin, you’re paying for an experience. The pianist (who I’m told plays on Sundays) was a lovely relaxing touch too.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your dining experience at The Merrion. It is a pleasure to read you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere of the Drawing Rooms. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Yours Sincerely, Peter MacCann General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$320 - US$507 (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 St Stephens Green (0.4 km), The Little Museum of Dublin (0.4 km), and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology (0.3 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 Tang Cafe, JP Mooneys, 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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Merrion Hotel offers an airport shuttle 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.