The Merrion, Dublin
An elegant five-star establishment set in 18th-century Georgian townhouses with period-style décor in the reception rooms and some bedrooms, a short stroll from the city centre.
Rooms available from £351.27 per night
Your expert reviewer
You're only minutes from Merrion Square and the National Gallery and it's a little further to St Stephen's Green and the shopping hub of Grafton Street.
The hotel is on Upper Merrion Street, in the heart of Georgian Dublin.
By plane: Manchester, Birmingham or London to Dublin takes around an hour, after which, it's a 20-minute drive to the hotel. Paid parking available on-site. Book flights to Dublin.
CHARACTER & STYLE
Made up of four 18th-century Georgian townhouses that have been lovingly restored, expect to find original features, period funiture, open fires and chandeliers. The hotel truly befits its location in the heart of Georgian Dublin and there's an old-world glamour.
This is certainly a five-star establishment, with facilities including a drawing rooms, a two-Michelin starred restaurant, two bars, a spa, a swimming pool and gardens. Nice touches in-room include a writing desk with stationery, clothes press and butler service.
- Swimming pool
- On-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Rooms are split between the main house (with period-style furniture) and the modern garden wing (with softer colour palettes). Bathrooms have a shower, bath and bidet.
Room types: Garden Wing, Garden Wing Superior, Deluxe, Garden Wing Suite, Junior Suite, Merrion Suite, Speciality Suite, Garden Wing Penthouse
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes, Nespresso machine,TV, free Wi-Fi
FOOD & DRINK
There are plenty of dining options from afternoon tea in the drawing room to modern Irish cuisine in the Garden Room. Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud holds two Michelin stars and the Cellar Bar is great for after-work drinks or gastropub-style food.
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud: two Michelin stars, contemporary Irish cuisine. Open Tue-Sat for lunch and dinner. Lunch menu, €95.
The Garden Room: casual dining, classic Irish cuisine. All-day dining, open daily.
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