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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even with its urban location, The Merrion has a few special activities hidden up its sleeve.
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.
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"
The Westbury boasts an iconic location just off of Dublin’s famous Grafton Street, renowned for luxury shopping and street artists.
The Westbury is within a 10-minute walk of some of Dublin’s most popular attractions, such as Trinity College and the National gallery, and there are also numerous bars, restaurants and shops just steps away. This central hotel is a fantastic base to explore Ireland’s iconic capital and a great choice for those wanting to be amongst the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
Rooms: 205 Bedrooms and Suites Type: Families and Couples
Cliff House Hotel
Rooms : 39 rooms and suites and two villas
Type : family, couples, multigenerational, fishing, walking, hiking, golf, outdoor, city break, culinary, wellness, activity, off the beaten track
Rooms: 71 guest rooms including 8 Suites and 2 Signature Suites, North Lodge and The Dower House
Type: Family, Couples, Equestrian and Sporting Enthusiasts
Features & Activities: Enjoy quintessentially English activities in a stunning parkland setting such as tennis, croquet and horse-riding or explore at your own pace on one of the hotel’s bicycles.
Location: Only 20 minutes from London Heathrow Airport and an easy 45 minutes from central London
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