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The Merrion

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a lovely hotel in a great location. One cannot help but admire the attention to detail; the fine silver and linens, extensive art collection throughout, worthy of a five star hotel. I could not give five stars, however, because in my opinion the heart of a fine hotel is in the connection to the clientele. I felt a real disconnect with the front desk. Everywhere else within the hotel was exceptional. I had emailed the hotel five months prior to our stay that we were celebrating two special occasions and they told me they would have some special amenities sent to the room when we arrived (primarily my husband’s birthday being the day of our arrival). Nothing was sent. When I ran down to inquire about the misstep the front desk told me that they had nothing in the computer, which is when I showed them the email. At that point they should just have taken care of it no questions asked but I had to suffer through a long drawn out conversation about whose interpretation of the situation was correct. I was a bit crestfallen. If not for this situation (which occurred while I was asleep on my feet after an overnight flight) it could have been perfection. We were pleased with our room, which was lovely. Anything to make up for the missing details would have been appreciated, even just some chocolates on our pillows, but we walked away feeling like they didn't care. Very unfortunate that our experience was not better, because I chose this hotel after reading the many positive reviews here.

The Merrion Hotel is the best hotel in Dublin with the nicest staff, fantastic facilities and a great location. You won't find better value worldwide for a truly 5 star hotel. Cannot recommend highly enough

Stayed with my hubby as a special treat. We were treated like what I perceive royalty to be like....... and not over the top snobbery. We had a gorgeous room and breakfast was amazing. It was lovely to mozzy around town being so central, I look forward to our next special treat

We only stayed here for 2 nights after our cruise docked in Dublin. I wish I could have stayed longer. The service is impeccable, the rooms are large and the beds very comfortable. There were so many nice touches, fresh fruit, chocolate and bottled water were provided. The entire staff; the concierge the bell staff and the front desk were all pleasant, kind and helpful. The hotel is in an excellent location and is walking distance from most sights. I can’t wair to return one day!

Had a fantastic time and experience in Dublin. Helped by the extremely attentive staff. The hotel is well located with everything within walking distance. The rooms are contemporary with very comfortable bed and a good size bathroom. Incredibly had gorgeous weather without rain.

The Garden Restaurant is a most attractive location as part of the room opens onto a garden/pool area. Unfortunately, the cuisine was patchy. The tomato soup was delicious and did not need the bread pieces that proved difficult to cut with the edge of a spoon. The terrine was considered rather tasteless albeit made up of a variety of constituent parts. The main dishes included hake, tiny carrots and little less. A big appetite would seek something more substantial. The Chateaubriand was very generously sized and was accompanied by a fondant potato which was tasteless. A baked potato was served separately in a tiny pot. It had a big dark spade mark in its jacket and it too lacked taste. A nice bottle of wine somewhat relieved the shortcomings. However, these should not be encountered in a top class restaurant. Such does not entice diners to make return visits. Pity.

We had a beautiful bright spacious room in the main building with a view of the courtyard. Nice big marble bathroom! The staff were wonderful right down to the cleaning staff and all the little 5 star touches. I agree with some that at the room rates they charge, it does seem reasonable to include breakfast. Although we were staying here for 3 nights I didn’t get to see all the public spaces as I spent 2 of those days sick in my room or out and about when feeling better. I did have a drink in the bar in the basement which I felt was not up to par with the rest of the hotel. And although polite, the bar staff weren’t particularly warm or friendly It did feel like you were in the cellar

The title says it all. Everything about this hotel was spot on perfect. The staff were friendly and gracious, the public spaces were gorgeous, and our room and its amenities were so comfortable we didn't want to leave. And let's not forget how conveniently located it is. Can't wait to visit again!

Massive room and bathroom. Great bed. Clean and comfortable. The staff are helpful and friendly. Breakfast was good though the toast was cold. Great location within walking distance of Temple Bar and the shopping district and lots of pubs and parks.

Incredible hotel, wonderful staff, made us feel at home following an 18 hour travel day. The room was absolutely stately, and it was so nice to have a luxury hotel so perfectly situated in Dublin. Will be back!

Upper Merrion Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Merrion Square and National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in City Centre Dublin, The Merrion is within a 5-minute walk of Merrion Square and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square. This 5-star hotel has 142 guestrooms and offers a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Dublin, the hotel is also a short walk from St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College.


This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


All 142 individually decorated accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Minibars, espresso makers, and free newspapers are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of The Merrion enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Valet parking is available for EUR 25.00 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Superior King Room in the Garden Wing with a Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe King Room in the Main House

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 3691 reviews