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The Merrion Hotel *****

Merrion Street Upper | Dublin 2 | Ireland |

Elected Winner of the Gold List

Condé Nast Traveler, 2018
Le Domaine de Manville ***** Fine Dinning reward

"The Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, the only restaurant in Ireland to hold 2 Michelin stars"

Guide Michelin, 2017
From 295€/room


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  • For each booking, Little Guest donates to underprivileged children

The Merrion Hotel *****

Merrion Street Upper | Dublin 2 | Ireland |


  • The welcome gift
  • The baby-sitting service
  • The spa and the fitness room



The 5-star Merrion hotel is the symbol of elegance and comfort in Dublin, the capital of Ireland.

Located in the centre city, the Merrion offers a prime location, close to museums, governmental institutions and also typical Irish pubs and shops.

Very animated during the week, the charming city centre and its surroundings are a source, from Friday evening, of the calm of yesteryear. It is not uncommon to see horse drawn carriages on the cobbled streets of the capital.

The hotel is only 25 minutes from Dublin International Airport. If you are arriving by car, the Merrion has parking and valet parking.



The Merrion comprises of 4 houses in the Georgian architectural style that, once restored, gave birth to the luxurious Merrion Hotel. Combining classic architecture and modernity, the Merrion has a full history: it was indeed on this site that the first Duke of Wellington was born.

The classic, refined and warm atmosphere testifies to the quality of welcome that the hotel offers its guests. Art lovers will be delighted to see some of Ireland’s finest paintings and antiquities throughout the hotel.

The ultimate recognition of its splendour, the hotel has the honour of being the only one in Dublin to appear in the Gold List 2017 of the prestigious magazine Condé Nast Traveller.

The Merrion has:

  • 123 rooms and 19 suites
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • 1 indoor pool
  • 1 tea room
  • 1 terrace surrounded by a garden
  • 1 fitness room
  • 1 spa
  • 1 beauty salon
  • 1 hairdresser
  • 1 high-quality babysitting service



The 123 rooms and 19 suites of the hotel are all extremely spacious (from 30 sqm to 204 sqm). Decorated with care in light tones accentuating their luminosity, they are a perfect blend of elegance and cosy atmosphere. The Egyptian cotton sheets will guarantee a comfortable bed for a pleasant night’s sleep.

All rooms can comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. For children under 2 years, a cot can be added free of charge in the parents’ room. For children up to 12 years, a bed can also be added for an extra charge.

For a unique and family-friendly experience, the Garden Wing Suite and its 82 sqm are ideal for 2 adults and 4 children. Each of the two rooms in the suite has its own bathroom with separate shower and bath.

The Penthouse Suite will offer you, within its 204 sqm, the experience of a two-storey apartment with a roof-top terrace offering a magnificent view of the 18th-century gardens of the hotel. On the ground floor, the two bedrooms each have a bathroom with shower and bathtub. Upstairs, the common area is spacious with 1 music room and 1 kitchen equipped with marble floor. This exclusive suite can accommodate up to 5 people.



At the table, The Merrion offers some excellent choices for dining. Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is the only restaurant in Ireland to boast 2 Michelin stars and is situated in House No 21 of The Merrion. Here you will be served a refined cuisine in a sophisticated setting. The tables of the restaurant are comfortably spaced… ideal to share a moment tête-à-tête.

The Garden Room, opened in late 2017, offers a menu designed for sharing tastes and flavours and whimsical combinations, created by gifted executive chef Ed Cooney and his team.

There are also two bars. The Cellar Bar, a magnificent wine cellar with vaulted ceilings and an oak bar, is a typical rendezvous for after-work in Dublin. In addition to the variety of wines, Cellar offers brasserie cuisine throughout the day.

The classic Bar No. 23 offers a selection of wines from the Bordeaux vineyard belonging to the president of the establishment. In an atmosphere worthy of a private club, you can also taste classic cocktails of The Merrion as well as a wide variety of different whiskeys.

For a well-deserved relaxing time in the middle of a sunny day, The Terrace will allow you to enjoy the great outdoors in the hotel gardens. The menu consists of salads and other healthy and fresh delights and is worth a detour.

Finally, The Merrion appreciates the art which surrounds its halls. Every day between 1 P.M.and 4:30 P.M., you can enjoy one of Dublin’s most popular tea-times: The Merrion Art Afternoon Tea. The divine pastries served here are inspired by the artwork hung on the walls of the hotel’s Drawing Room and are as delicious as they are splendid.



  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor



FOR THE children

Children will soon feel at home at the Merrion. Upon arrival, a small welcome gift will be waiting for them in the room.

The hotel and its concierge service are constantly available to families to organize and advise various activities adapted to younger guests.

On the spot: games, stories, baby bottles, teats, bottle warmers, high chairs, baby cosmetics, adapted beds and baths are available.

Even the Spa Tethra is ready to welcome children for a little splash in its splendid 18 m long swimming pool. When you get out of the water, the little ones can quickly warm up in a cozy bathrobe and sip a delicious mocktail (non-alcoholic fruit cocktail) prepared at the spa bar.

Good news for children, the hotel is only 3 minutes walk from the famous playground of Merrion Square which offers many games (slides, climbing ropes, swings) The plain was completely renovated in 2014 on the theme of the tale The Selfish Giant by famous author Oscar Wilde. Will the little adventurers dare to sit in the hands of the giant?

You will have to cross the street of the hotel to discover the Natural History Museum. The younger ones will be able to discover skeletons of dinosaurs, archaeological finds as well as explanations of natural phenomena. Many visits and educational activities are organized especially for the youngest. On the website of the museum, you can download certain activities for your children such as the “My favorite animal” card to fill in and colour.

The history of Ireland also includes that of the valiant Vikings and their drakkars. The little pirates in the grass will be able to enjoy an adventure dressed in the typical horn helmet of the Viking Splash Tour. From the streets of Dublin to its large canal, the amphibious vehicle passes everywhere, on land and on water. In 1h15, the tour will allow you to discover all the must-visits of the capital (Castle of Dublin, cathedrals St Patrick and Christchurch, and much more).

A 20-minute drive from the hotel (40 minutes by public transport) is Dublin Zoo. Extremely renowned and rich in partnerships for the conservation of endangered species, the zoo is located in Phoenix Park, one of the largest green spaces in the city. Young and old can admire more than 400 animals spread over 28 hectares in a respectful environment.



Ireland is a wilderness, surrounded by the sea and endowed with breathtaking verdant nature. The possibilities for hiking are huge.

The coastal town of Howth, north of Dublin (45 minutes by car from the hotel) will offer postcard views from its impressive cliffs. Seals are also commonly found in the port of the city.

The town of Dun Laoghaire (a 25-minute drive from the hotel) is a real oasis of peace on the seaside. You can visit the National Maritime Museum of Ireland.

Passionate about literature? You’re in Dublin, and a few steps from the hotel is the residence and statue of the famous Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde. His typical Georgian-style house can be visited.

A 30-minute drive from the hotel, Experience Gaellic Games offers everyone a chance to try out the sports and dances that are typical of the country. Sporting and less sporty, big and small, come and enjoy the various national sports ranging from handball to Gaelic football through hurling (a sport with ball and stick).

The icing on the cake: to explore every corner of the city at your own pace, the Merrion puts free bicycles at the disposal of its customers.



Ireland is also the country of the golf green! Numerous courses are grouped in the region, some of which have hosted legendary competitions such as the Ryder Cup (in 2006 at the K Club Gold, Palmer Ryder Cup).

For dads, the Guinness Brewery is a 15-minute drive (30-minute walk) from the hotel. Both a museum and a production workshop, the Guinness Storehouse will allow you to learn more about the history, the varieties and the manufacture of the famous brown beer. You will of course enjoy a pleasant tasting at the end of the visit at the Gravity Bar located at the top of the building with large windows and a 360 ° view of the city.

Ideal for relaxing, the hotel’s spa offers, in addition to its swimming pool, a sauna and a large care card to allow you to let go and be pampered during a massage.

And if you want to opt for one of these activities, or simply for a candlelit dinner, the Merrion offers a babysitting service to watch over your children for a short break.






  • 24/24 check-in
  • Animator speaking English
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Concierge
  • Hairdresser
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Starred restaurant
  • Valet parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi


  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Indoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • Spa


  • Golf
  • Hiking


  • Rate: 12.50€/h
    – After 11 P.M an extra 12.50€ for the taxi for the babysitter


  • Check-in: 3 P.M.
  • Check-out: Noon

Number of rooms

  • 123 rooms and 19 suites

Opening dates

  • Open all year long


  • Dublin International Airport
  • Distance : 25 min.

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