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The Merrion

Dublin City Centre

This luxurious hotel is located in 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.

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

Culture, Family,

Insider's View

History and service are perfectly blended in this Dublin Georgian building that forms the heart of this superb 5 star hotel.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

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.

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Insider's View

For such a perfectly located hotel you might expect a below par spa but the Merrion Tethra Spa is sublime.

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Insider's View

The famed Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud housed in the hotel is Ireland's only Two Star Michelin restaurant

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Insider's View

Go for a deluxe garden wing room for views over the garden terrace to the main house

Cordelia Nicholls

Insider's View

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

Milly Walker

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Merrion or take a look at our itineraries to Dublin the East of Ireland


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.


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 speciality 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.


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 '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.


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 cozy 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.


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 specialities, 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.

Additional Notes

Building works

Please note the hotel is in the process of developing a nearby building to expand the property's facilites including a new restaurant, expanded spa and landscaping in the gardens. The work will take place from January 2015 for 22 months, but careful planning has been put in place to ensure minimum disruption to guests. Works will only take place between 10am and 5pm Mon - Fridays to minimize any disturbance.

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.

When to go

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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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to The Merrion or take a look at our itineraries to Dublin the East of Ireland

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