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The Mercantile Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had breakfast here. The ambiance is charming. Seating for breakfast was very close. We placed our orders then a few minutes later I was told they were out of what I had ordered (french toast) so I just ordered scrambled eggs and toast. Unfortunately my eggs had lots of shells in them. After 6 pieces I finally gave up. Disappointing when scrambled eggs are ruined. The small salad served with them and the toast were both fresh and good. The pancake portions were rather small but the pancakes were good.

The hotel was in a great central location within a short walk of many, many pubs. This was the most important factor for our trip (jolly boys' holiday) and the staff were very friendly and efficient. The hotel bar itself was incredibly popular in the evenings (the breakfast and lunch menus were decent enough) which meant that noise levels throughout the night were high in rooms overlooking the bar entrance. Warm nights and a lack of air con in our rooms meant some very disturbed and sweaty nights sleep and windows had to be left open. It might have been better if we'd slept during the relatively quiet hours of the day.

We weren't staying in the hotel-we just went for breakfast the day we were leaving Dublin and were really pleased with how good it was.We all had breakfast rolls,which were excellent,and coffee.Staff were really friendly and helpful and no-one was in a hurry for us to leave.

It was a hot Saturday afternoon, and we went into Bar for a snack. We had chicken curry for main course, and portions were small. We got a jug of water which was almost luke warm, and I had to go up to bar and ask for ice. I would not eat there again.

My boyfriend and I stayed here 3 night while touring Ireland for our one year anniversary . It was the best hotel we had. Very close to so many historic places, just a walk to Trinity college and all the restaurants and bars. Breakfast was not included in our stay but we had breakfast there anyway and it was awesome!! I recommend the blueberry pancakes they are nothing like American ones but are great. Very friendly staff. Will be staying agin on our next trip!

Went for a fixed menu with a hen party. Staff were lovely and helpful. Food was nice but what you would expect of bar food. Prices reasonable (for Dublin). Great location. Lovely atmosphere. Bar is really lovely.

Right in Temple Bar, this place is an old, dark Victorian type of inn. Complete with creaky floors, lots of velvet in the tiny lobby, and the pub/restaurant with a mezzanine that must have once seen great crowds, this place adds to the ambiance of an old Dublin stay. Check in and check out was easy - desk staff helpful and pleasant. Rooms were more than adequate. We had a king bed with plenty of room and comfy bedding, and the rest of the family stayed in a triple which was "L" shaped so there was a bit more privacy. Bathrooms were relatively large - and sparsely decorated - ie nothing much on the walls. This place is in a noisy area, but with the window closed we really were not bothered by the noise. We stayed here so multiple different generations could come and go throughout the day and we could walk most places. We stayed literally a stone's through from Stag's Head Pub and actually enjoyed the evening noise of laughter below us. They do provide ear plugs right on the in room coffee tray but we did not need them. Also, there are very few outlets in the room - like none in the bathroom except for a shaver. I really would rate this a 3 because there are limited amenities - like no bell hop, gym, business center, but that sort of thing is not important to us. It was about a 40 minute ride and a 27 euro cab ride to the airport.

This is the perfect place to stay in Dublin. The hotel is very nice, clean, safe with friendly staff. Lovely cafe for breakfast and great bar. The location is PERFECT. So happy we decided to stay there in May 2017!

We were 8 guys on a very tame stag do. Last weekend (May 20th). Went in here for a look and stayed most of the night. The staff were all so friendly and the manager was an absolute gentleman. We had a few slow pints then got a few platters of food. They were fantastic value and were delicious. Really hit the spot with us anyway. Got to see the rugby on a TV just inside the door which was great. Few more rounds and had a smashing time. Lovely crowd in there and top notch staff as I said. Would certainly return if in Dublin again.

Great location, comfortable clean too, lovely modern bar.stayed one night as we were at a concert in Olympia theatre. The hotel is just a dander up the street. So close to temple bar area and lots of bats and restaurants in area. Live music in the bars and plenty of choices a great find!!

28 Dame Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Trinity College and Ha' Penny Bridge
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Temple Bar - Dublin Castle, The Mercantile Hotel is adjacent to Dublin Tourism Centre and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Trinity College. This 28-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Dublin, the hotel is also a short walk from Ha' Penny Bridge and Dublin Castle.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


The Mercantile Hotel's 28 rooms provide coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Guests of The Mercantile Hotel have access to free WiFi in public areas. Offsite parking is available for a fee. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 397 reviews