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Merrion Hotel

Merrion Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Photo: Courtesy of The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion St.
Dublin, Ireland
TEL: (800) 223-6800
TEL: 353-1-603-0600

Occupying a cluster of four stately Georgian houses, which overlook formal landscaped gardens, this property set right across the street from the city’s government offices was carefully restored in the late 1990s to its 18th-century splendor. The period details in the Main House's rooms and suites—from the crown molding and damask upholstery to the color scheme of cream, slate blue, dusty red, and sage green—have been chosen to reflect historical accuracy; the formal tearoom (where wood fires flicker in the hearths) and the vaulted, subterranean cellar bar whisk you back to the 1700s. Still, the hotel manages to avoid feeling stuffy—likely due to the friendly openness of the staff and modern features like the colonnaded infinity pool of the Tethra Spa or the two-Michelin-starred, cuisine at Patrick Guilbaud’s restaurant.

Room to Book:

Room 185 in the historic wing of the hotel has garden views and a towering ceiling with beautiful period stuccowork.

Insider Tip:

The hotel’s common areas contain one of the country’s leading private collections of art, with works by Louis le Brocquy, Mainie Jellett, and Sir John Lavery. Ask for a guided tour of the collection, led by staff from the nearby National Gallery.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Childcare
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kids' Programs
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 142

Number of Suites: 19

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 1997



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