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It was like staying on a building site. Unacceptably noisy. There was scaffolding directly outside my window with work men able to look inside the room. There was heavy drilling and hammering from 9am to 4.30pm.
"Great location, lots of history, excellent service."
Visited Dublin around the 2016 Christmas period. Had a wonderful stay at the Merrion Hotel. Well located. Within walking distance of parks, shops and places to see. A short walk to the hop-on/hop off bus stops. Excellent service and great accomodations. Try the Cellar Bar downstairs for a pint of Guinnes! Guaranted!
The experience at The Merrion was exceptional from the moment we arrived. The ability of all staff members to do the right thing always was a joy to see. It was not cheap,but everyone should experience the Merrion.
We were parents and two children staying in inter-connecting rooms on a family promotion for one night. Unfortunately we were staying during the recent renovation works and there were builders clanging and banging outside our window on scaffolding throughout the day. So I think it's impossible to write a fair review of a hotel that I imagine is very peaceful and beautiful on a 'normal day'. It is fair to say however that if you love opulent and lavish hotels then this is perfect for you. For me personally it's too ostentatious but then I just prefer more down to earth, quirky places. My kids loved it and thought they were on a movie set, with mini bath robes and slippers at their disposal and a pool to themselves. There were fruit platters, juice and chocolates on arrival, and bottled mineral water that was replaced during a turn-down service. Breakfast is a white table cloth, waiter service affair - the food was great. Of course, location wise it's perfect for exploring Dublin on foot and the concierge and porters were so kind ad helpful in getting us to wherever we wanted to go. So in summary, I think the noise slightly spoilt our stay and prevented us from experiencing the real Merrion, which I am sure is oozing grandeur!
"Classic, classy, beautiful and a lovely experience"
We loved the Merrion. From the minute we arrived in the morning from the airport to when we left four days later our stay perfect. We travel frequently with Olivia aged 4, however not all hotels are as welcoming with young children. The room décor is classic, clean and comfortable, housekeeping were unintrusive, polite and attentive. The hotel has all the trimmings of excellent service without being overboard. Travelling long haul with our 4 year old isn't always easy and the staff were wonderful, especially in the pool/spa area where she played happily without us feeling she was a bother. Olivia was provided her own little white fluffy dressing gown which made her day. The concierge/doorman are knowledgeable on everything from local pub fair to nice breakfast spots and always have a smile. Reception are welcoming and accommodating from arrival (we were far too early and they accommodated us best they could after a very early morning flight). We had early drinks in the lobby area and high tea looked devine although we didn't try anything as it was too late, the waiting staff again were brilliant looking after us and Olivia after a very cold day sightseeing in Dublin. The open fires and two rooms in the lobby/bar area are welcoming with comfoy chair. By far one of the best hotels I've stayed in. If you're looking for classic décor, first class hospitality and great location in Dublin this is definitely worth a visit. We didn't have time to eat in the restaurant cellar but it looks lovely so next time we'll definitely make time when we stay again on the recommendation of the friendly locals.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM