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The Merrion

Dublin City Centre

From $1100 in low season
From $1800 in high season

based on 7 nights

Per person based on 3 nights in a Deluxe Room on a B & B basis with return British Airways flights and private airport transfers.

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At a Glance

  • A luxurious 5 star hotel in a great location in the heart of Dublin

  • Exquisite Spa boasting award winning therapists and offering an array treatments

  • Offers an exceptional choice of dining facilities from The Cellar Bars gastro-pub menu to the Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, the only 2 Michelin starred restaurant in Ireland

  • Luxurious rooms containing 400 thread count Egyption cotton bed linen

  • Dublin's only five-star hotel with a garden

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It is very difficult to predict the weather in Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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Insider's View

Enjoy a meal in the only two Michelin star restaurant in the country at the hotel's 'Patrick Guilbaud'.

The garden behind the hotel is a surprise for guests as it's totally hidden from view. A real gem in a city hotel where you can dine in the spring and summer.

Enjoy afternoon tea themed around the hotel's extensive art collection, where the chefs change the menu every few weeks, thinking up new designs for their delicacies.

Ideally located within walking distance of a number of great restaurants and bars our Consultants can recommend to you, should you wish to venture out of the hotel on some evenings.

Borrow an audio guide from the concierge to explore the outstanding private art collection on display throughout the hotel.

The honey served at breakfast is sourced from the beehives located directly on the property roof.

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Description

This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Dublin's city center. Created from the restoration of some of the finest 18th-century Georgian townhouses in the capital, this is an elegant and beautiful hotel with fantastic service.

The Merrion Hotel Dublin is so many things, an historic building with a stunning art collection, a superb spa and a 2 Michelin star restaurant. It is also an employer of the most imaginative pastry chef imaginable who models afternoon tea on famous Irish artworks and boasts a hidden garden, tiny cocktail bar and gastro-pub frequented by guests, locals and celebrities alike.

This city center hotel is perfectly located, a short walk to the shops of Grafton Street, moments from the charming gardens of St. Stephen's Green and on the street perpendicular to Trinity College Dublin and its amazing Book of Kells. You have everything that the city offers at your fingertips and yet the space of a vast Georgina mansion tweaked to serve every whim.

Each of the 142 rooms and suites is beautifully decorated, inspired by Paul Henry’s Irish landscape paintings with some signature suites such as Lord Monck and Lord Antrim Suites boasting antiques and palatial spaces. The penthouse suite can be fairly described as a small apartment, with its 204sq.m rivalling an average Dublin abode, two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a hot tub on the private roof terrace which overlooks the hotel’s classical 18th-century gardens.

Good food fiends are spoiled for choice and might have no need to venture out to one of Dublin's many amazing eateries. Start at the 2 Michelin star Patrick Guilbaud for utter indulgence. Scale it back with a trip to the Cellar Bar for food made from the best of local ingredients with a modern and creative twist that is still distinctively Irish. After a hard day of sightseeing hurry back to the hotel to relax in the Drawing Rooms and feast on the Art Tea that is almost too beautiful to eat. Almost!

The Tethra Spa is a cherry on top for weary feet and those in need of some pampering. Take a dip in the infinity pool before indulging in one of the signature treatments. The hot stone holistic treatment is incredible.

Children are more than welcome too, making the Merrion a very family friendly option. Expect in-room amenities tailored to the little ones as well as allocated children time at the pool.

The Merrion has it all and is a superb choice for anyone visiting Dublin for a couple or nights or a longer stay.

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Accommodation

The rooms and suites at the luxurious Merrion hotel have been inspired by the heritage of the building but with a modern twist.

The neutral colors, queen and king beds and Italian marble bathrooms, lend an air of decadence to the property, which is enhanced by the 400 thread count linen, landscape paintings by Paul Henry and Georgian fireplace that adorn the rooms.

The hotel houses a total of 123 rooms and 19 suites. Each is equipped with free Wi-Fi, telephone, video conferencing facilities, cable/satelllite television with movies available on demand, air-conditioning, two armchairs, writing desk with Merrion stationery, a fully-stocked mini-bar and Asprey bathroom amenities.

Standard Queen Room

These rooms are located in The Garden Wing, offering city views and a queen-size bed. A crib can be added to the room on request. The bathroom is large and furnished with Italian marble with a separate bath and shower. The bedrooms themselves are 30m sq and are decorated in soft greys and pale blues, inspired by the paintings of the Irish landscape artist, Paul Henry.

Superior King Room

These rooms are located in the Garden Wing and offer views of The Merrion's period gardens. There is one king size bed and the option of a rollaway bed or a crib. The bathroom is large and furnished with Italian marble with a separate bath and shower and the rooms are decorated in soft greys and pale blues, inspired by the paintings of the Irish landscape artist, Paul Henry.

Room measures 34m sq.

Deluxe King Room

These rooms are located on the upper floors of the main house, a Georgian building with beautiful 18th century gardens that can be seen from some of the Deluxe King rooms' windows. Each room has a king-size bed with the option is a rollaway bed or crib, a large italian carrera marble bathroom and is a comfortable 40m sq.

Junior Suite

These suites are located mainly on the first floor of the main house and overlook the gardens and government buildings. Each has a king-size bed, separate sitting area, coffee table, italian marble bathroom, fitted wardrobes and is 53m sq. One rollaway bed or crib can also be added.

Merrion Suite

These rooms are located on the upper floors of the main house and overlook the private gardens. Each has a king-size bed, dining room that seats four, a sitting area with a coffee table, music system, italian marble bathroom and fireplace.

Each of these suites is 62m sq and have the option of adding a rollaway bed or crib.

Garden Wing Suite

Located in the Garden Wing, these are one and two bedroom luxury suites and great for families. There is one king-size bed and twin beds in a second bedroom. A rollaway bed or crib can be placed in either room on request. The suite is a spacious 82m sq and has city views and a large italian marble bathroom.

In addition the suite has a sitting room area with a dining table that will seat four, a coffee table and a Nespresso coffee machine.

The Penthouse Suite

The Merrion's Penthouse Suite has two bedrooms and a third area with a sofa bed, a rollaway bed and crib. It is a popular choice for notable people wanting to have privacy and independence during their stay. There is no doubt that this apartment is five star. It is a two storey, elegant, relaxing and spacious (204m sq) accommodation with three bedrooms and stunning views of Dublin's landscape, the Wicklow Mountains and the gardens of The Merrion.

Ground floor : two bedrooms (one king with bathroom in main bedroom and standalone bath, one a twin bed room), both en-suite, decorated with Georgian-inspired fabrics.

Upstairs : Carpeted living and dining areas, decorated to a high standard, marble floored kitchen to enable self-catering, music room and private roof terrace.

Speciality Suite

There are two specialty suites at The Merrion, The Lord Monck and Lord Antrim Suites.

They are the finest five star hotel suites in Dublin, boasting space (73m sq), light and wonderful views over the city's Government Buildings (Lord Antrim) and The Merrion's private landscaped gardens.

Both suites feature restored rococo plasterwork, curved ceilings, king-size beds, coffee tables, Nespresso machines, italian marble bathrooms and Georgian fireplaces.

The sitting room in The Lord Antrim suite also offers a dining room table seating four, whereas The Lord Monch suite also has a small second room that can be used as an office, gym, dining room or single bedroom.

Childcare

The Merrion Hotel is proud to be a luxury family friendly hotel and offers a 'Miss & Master' program for the little ones. They also have a food menu tailored to suit younger palettes and the barmen will happily create bespoke 'mocktails' to ensure they are as pampered as possible. The Tethra Spa welcomes children in the pool and provides warm and cuddly bathrobes in smaller sizes.

A baby sitting service, cots and extra beds are available on request.

Facilities

The food at the Merrion Hotel is some of the best in Dublin, and no trip to the city would be complete without dinner at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, the only 2 Michelin starred restaurant in Ireland.

The Cellar Bar gastro-pub serves up excellent Irish fare as well as enticing locals in due to it cosy atmosphere, while No.23 is a tiny cocktail bar housed in the main mansion. In the warmer months the Garden Terrace is open too, offering a verdant haven in the city.

And the icing on the cake the famed Merrion afternoon tea. The pastry chef takes inspiration from Irish artists with the delicate pastries modelled on famous paintings. McKenna's Farm Buildings, Shut Eye with Acolyte by John Boyd is rendered as a tear drop of pistachio & white chocolate mousse! Truly extraordinary.

Activities

If the hustle and bustle of this fabulous Irish city gets too much, you can always take some time out to relax and unwind at the Tethra Spa, at the Merrion hotel. With a range of massages and treatments, including ESPA facial and body specialties, hot stone holistic massages and a full range of manicures and pedicures to choose from, there is something to help even the most rightly would guest rejuvenate.

Reviews

5

Haile Brant (Staff)

You will be met with style, charm and unparalleled character the moment you enter this centrally located, 5 star Dublin city center hotel. Located close to several pubs, the lush green grounds of the Merrion Square park, the Parliament houses and even the National History Museum there are no shortage of things to do within walking distance! As you enter into the lobby, the first thing that will catch your eye is the incredible art displayed on the walls, the three hotel owners are all passionate about the art scene. To your left, you'll see the gorgeous Martin Mooney designed staircase featuring masterpiece paintings reflecting the ruins of Casino Marino, a true instagrammable spot for the hotel. Make sure that you enjoy tea in The Drawing Rooms where the talented pastry chef channels the hotel's celebration art in her Afternoon Tea pastries modelling them after different works of art found throughout the hotel.

5

Milly Walker (Staff)

Originally four town houses, this amazing hotel still has the sense of the four separate houses and looks on to the parliamentary buildings.

5

Cordelia Nicholls (Staff)

The Merrion is a beautiful country house city hotel - fantastically located a stones throw from the city center but with a cosy country house feel in its decor and superb daily afternoon tea in what resembles a grand drawing room with comfortable sofas and armchairs and open fires. The spa has a big pool and gym and there is a traditional Irish pub hidden in the basement, perfect for cosy drinks in the winter and hugely popular with locals as well as hotel guests.

4

Sarah Byrne (Staff)

My favorite hotel in Dublin and I can say that having lived in the city for 6 years. It has everything you could hope for and more in a city hotel. The spa is superb, Patrick Guilbaud's exceptional, the afternoon tea a true spectacle and the location perfect.

Experiences

  • Belfast & the Titanic

    Completely transformed in recent years, Belfast is now an exciting city with beautifully restored Victorian architecture, a superb culinary scene and music-filled pubs. At the heart of it all, the Titanic Experience is a must-see exhibit.

  • Glendalough

    Glendalough, in the heart of the beautiful Wicklow Mountains, is a wooded valley with two mysterious lakes, famed for its charismatic early seventh-century monastic complex and round tower. You can also enjoy beautiful walks in the woods and mountains.

  • Horse-drawn carriage ride in Dublin

    The charming carriages line the edge of St Stephen's Green and the chatty drivers and their sturdy horses make for a relaxing way to sightsee.

  • Irish dancing lessons

    A fun experience for all the family, we can arrange private lessons for you to learn the basics of Irish dancing. So, if you've been inspired by Riverdance, give it a whirl and let your feet do the talking.

  • Private photography experience

    Create lasting memories of your vacation with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family vacation or honeymoon.

  • Rock of Cashel

    Sometimes known as Cashel of the Kings, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary is a spectacular collection of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone rock.

  • Teelings Whiskey Distillery

    Teelings Distillery is Dublin's first new whiskey distillery in over a century and currently the only one in the city. Visit Teelings and taste three award-winning whiskeys for yourself.

  • The Irish House Party

    Located just ten minutes from central Dublin in a beautiful 18th Century townhouse, The Irish House Party is a truly unique Dublin experience. Dine on delicious Irish specialties before being entertained by the best musicians and dancers in the business.

  • The Magnificent Antrim Coast

    Northern Ireland’s Antrim Coast is justifiably famous for the Giant’s Causeway, a wonderful coastline and some of the most beautiful and most varied scenery in Northern Ireland.

  • The Marsh Library

    The Marsh Library, located next to St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, is an amazing haunted library that, apart from being one of Ireland's most important Enlightenment book collections, makes a great place to take the kids on a rainy day.

  • Trinity College & The Book of Kells

    Trinity College is Dublin's oldest university and its cobbled front square and collection of historic buildings is a must see. The magnificent Old Library building houses the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world.

  • Visit The Guinness Storehouse

    No trip to Dublin would be complete without a trip to visit the famous brewery of the black stuff. This historical building spread over seven floors brings to life the rich heritage of Guinness.

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Location & directions

Dublin City Centre

The Merrion Hotel is located in the heart of Dublin's city center. It is next to Government Buildings and only a short walk from gardens, museums, restaurants and St. Stephen's Green. It is also near Grafton Street which has a wide selection of shops.

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