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The Merrion Hotel

The Merrion Hotel

The Merrion is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Dublin. The facade represents the elegant Georgian architecture for which Dublin is so famous making this hotel a true piece of Dublin’s history. Situated just minutes from St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square, staying here you could no be better located to explore the city. The hotel’s interiors reflect the authentic, historic exterior as it comes complete with two period gardens designed to reflect and replicate the atmosphere of the 18th century. The hotel also has a strong reputation for dining as its restaurant is the only one in the entire country to hold two Michelin stars.

Rooms : 145 Bedrooms and Suites   Type : Couples, Family, City Breaks

OVERVIEW

The Merrion Hotel has a place of honour amongst the Dublin hotel scene. Located in a beautifully restored and well located Georgian building, its relaxed elegance offers a home from home for its guests.

Containing 145 guest rooms and suites, they have all been carefully designed and furnished using Irish fabrics and antiques to reflect and enrich the original 18th century features and architecture. Throughout, great care has been taken to retain all the outstanding architectural features for which Georgian Dublin is so famous: intricate plasterwork, high ceilings and large windows.

The hotel also contains one of the most impressive collections of contemporary art in the whole city.

The two period gardens offer a hidden-away oasis of peace and tranquility. Both gardens, designed by prominent Irish landscape artist Jim Reynolds, re-create the feel of the 18th century, with box hedges, water features, pathways to stroll along and statuary to admire.

ACCOMMODATION

Merrion Queen Room

Situated in the Garden Wing of the hotel, these rooms offer exquisite city views. These 330 square foot rooms are inspired by the landscape paintings of renowned Irish artist Paul Henry with palettes of light blues and soft greys. Each room has a queen-sized bed and a generously sized marble bathroom.

Superior King Room

Also located in the Garden Wing, these garden-facing rooms have king-sized beds and 366 square feet of space. The views are the true star of these rooms which also follow a Paul Henry inspired design scheme.

Deluxe King Room

These top floor rooms in the Main House offer 430 square feet of comfort and luxury. Decorated with furnishing and fabrics in keeping with the 18th century features of the hotel, each room has a large ensuite bathroom with magnificent views over the government buildings or the Merrion’s gardens.

Junior Suite

Located mainly on the first floor of the Georgian Main House, the Junior Suites continue the period style found throughout the rest of The Merrion. A king bed sized at well over six foot wide is complemented by a spacious room.

Merrion Suite

These 682 square foot one-bedroom suites are located on the first floor of the Main House. Each suite has a sitting area with a dining table, sofas, armchairs and a beautiful Georgian fireplace. The bathroom comes with both a separate bath tub and shower.

Garden Wing Suite

These 800 square foot suites are a perfect family option, coming in either one or two bedroom layouts which can be made up with either king or twin beds. Each bedroom also comes with its own bathroom. The shared sitting rooms offers a dining table as well as a sofa and two armchairs.

Speciality Suite

The Lord Monck and Lord Antrim suites are amongst the finest in the city. Spacious and filled with natural light, they have been painstakingly restored to their period glory and contain a spacious bedroom, separate sitting area and large bathroom, as well as a second small multi-purpose room.

Penthouse Suite

This two-bedroom suite are specially designed for guests to whom privacy and independence are paramount. Accommodating up to five guests the suite comes with two bedrooms, a dining room, sitting room, marble-floored kitchen, three bathrooms, private music room and private roof terrace.

DINING

The Merrion has a range of dining options for all its guests.

The Cellar Bar offers a more informal, relaxed atmosphere that is great for a bite to eat at lunchtime.

Restaurant Patrick Guilband, has been a centre of fine dining in Dublin for decades, offering refined contemporary Irish cuisine.

No.23 is The Merrion’s intimate cocktail bar offering the atmosphere of a private club.

Afternoon Tea is also served each day in The Merrion’s Drawing Rooms – elegant surroundings in which you can enjoy delectable sweet treats.

 

ACTIVITIES

Even with its urban location, The Merrion has a few special activities hidden up its sleeve.

PRIVATE CYCLING TOUR OF DUBLIN

The Merrion also offers a complimentary tour of its renowned art collection. Featuring more than ninety paintings from the 19th and 20th century, it is one of the most significant collections in Ireland. A well-researched and in-depth audio guide is available to lead you through the collection.

The Spa at The Merrion is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Equipped with a fitness centre, an infinity swimming pool, steam room, and sauna, a whole host of luxurious treatments are available for highly trained therapists.

 

FAMILY

The Merrion prides itself on providing a welcoming service to all its guests, no matter their age or size. They can accommodate all requests and requirements from babies to toddlers right through to young teenagers.

A highly family-friendly hotel they offer babysitting services, cots, extra beds and even a tailor-made junior room service menu that comes served on Master and Miss Merrion crockery.

The Merrion’s city-centre locations also makes it perfect for families, it is situated close to Merrion square and its wonderful playground – ideal for children who need entertaining.

The spa also welcomes younger visitors into the pool with mini fluffy bathrobes on hand and ‘mocktails’ on tap at the bar.

  • "We love The Merrion for its amazing location and elegant and sophisticated interiors"

    Dream Escape

 

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Gleneagles is arguably one of the world’s best hotels and country resorts in the world. Also known as ‘The Playground of the Gods’, the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ and a ‘Riviera of the Highlands’, since Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, its reputation has remained undiminished. Located deep in the heart of Scotland, it is possible to tour both the Highlands and the Lowlands from this base, and it is surrounded by sites of spectacular natural scenery and deep historical importance.

As a resort, Gleneagles has something to offer everyone. From the adventurous nature lovers to golfing enthusiasts to those looking for some rest and relaxation.

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Tucked in the heart of Hampshire countryside, Heckfield Place is a haven – a living place that celebrates the slow and simple.  Steeped in history, yet fully connected to the present – a base from which to reconnect with the Great Outdoors and explore some of England’s most iconic sites. Nature and history coincide and sit on the doorstep – from sites like Stonehenge and Windsor Castle, to the rich woodlands, rolling parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that make up the natural Hampshire landscape.

All just an hour from London…

Rooms: 45 rooms Ideal for: Couples, relaxation, re-energising and reconnecting

 


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Sleeps: 20  Bedrooms: 11 Bathrooms: 6

Type: Seclusion, Mindfulness, Celebration, Family

Features & Activities: Boating, fishing, kayaking, rural

Location: Loch Moidart, off the West Coast of Scottish Highlands

Those Looking For: Time to reconnect, get off the grid and re-energise

 

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