Book your room at The Merrion
Georgian splendor near Merrion Square, Dublin
Collect 200 points.*
City Centre Location
Located beside Government Buildings,National Gallery & National History Museum.A short walk leads to the adjacent "golden mile" of lively pubs & restaurants.Grafton Street is a stroll away for designer shopping
Bars & Restaurants
Paintings from one of Ireland's largest private art collections are displayed in two formal Drawing Rooms. The hotel boasts 2 bars and 2 restaurants, including Ireland's only 2-Michelin star restaurant
The Tethra Spa
Surrounded by gentle interiors, technologically advanced fitness equipment,18m infinity swimming pool,steam room & luxurious spa treatment areas,The Tethra Spa brings relaxation,well being & fitness to the foreInformation missing or incorrect? Tell us!
At your hotel
Dublin's most stylish hotel, The Merrion, stands on Upper Merrion Street in the center of Georgian Dublin, opposite Government Buildings, the home of the Irish parliament. It was created from 4 magnificent Grade I Listed terrace houses - known as the Main House - and a specially commissioned contemporary Garden Wing arranged around 2 private gardens. One of the houses, No. 24, was the home of Lord Mornington. His son, the 1st Duke of Wellington, is said to have been born there.
The original drawing rooms in the Main House, with their Rococo plasterwork and cornices, have been restored to their former glory. The interior of the hotel remains true to its Georgian origins. Alice Roden, a well known local designer, designed the guest rooms and public areas using period colours, Irish fabrics, and antiques. The Merrion also boasts one of the most important and exciting private collections of contemporary art in Ireland, hung in the public areas for everyone to enjoy.
The hotel offers the choice of 2 restaurants and 2 bars. The renowned “Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud”, with its 2 Michelin Stars, moved from its former site in Dublin to spectacular premises in The Merrion's Main House. For less formal dining, The Cellar Restaurant offers a simple menu using the best quality Irish ingredients. Next to the restaurant, the original 18th century wine cellars with vaulted ceilings provide an atmospheric setting for The Cellar Bar, already a great favorite with Dubliners. Guests can also meet in “No. 23,” the smaller cocktail bar on the ground floor.
The Merrion's health and fitness center, The Tethra Spa, with its 18-meter infinity swimming pool, offers exercise and relaxation in surroundings unrivaled in Dublin. A gymnasium, steam room and a luxurious private treatment room make this a place to relax and let stress drain away.
One of the most distinctive and unusual features of The Merrion is its gardens. The two landscaped period gardens were designed by Jim Reynolds, noted Irish landscape artist. The smaller of the two, known as “Lady Mornington's Garden” is purely decorative, linking the Main House to the new Garden Wing. The new wing completes the enclosure of the garden, so that many of the guestrooms enjoy views over the large central garden. In summer, the large garden becomes an extension of the drawing rooms in the Main House, with waiter service so that guests can eat and drink outside on the terrace.
In the 123 rooms and 19 suites, clients benefit from the latest technology: multi-lined facility with 3 telephones in each guestroom; plasma screen televisions, complimentary wired and WiFi Internet connections and video conferencing. Completing The Merrion's impressive list of facilities is a private car park with valet parking and a conference and banqueting center with 24-hour business center and separate entrance.
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Number of floors - 4
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Fireplace in lobby
- Fitness facilities
- Full-service spa
- Free Wi-Fi
- One meeting room
- Rooftop terrace
- Luggage storage
- Laundry facilities
- Babysitting or childcare
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 142
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Room service (24 hours)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- 24-hour business center
- Spa services on site
- Steam room
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Indoor pool
- Wedding services
- Number of restaurants - 2
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Park your car
Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Climate control
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary bottled water
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Separate bathtub and shower
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Satellite TV service
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Complimentary newspaper
- In-room massage available
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Individually furnished
- Individually decorated
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- LCD TV
Eat and drink
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud - Gourmet restaurant operated by English-speaking French staff. High ceiling and modern paintings. The a la carte menu favors fish, and a fixed-price taster menu fuses French and Irish cuisine with such dishes as Wild Pigeon and Elderberries. Open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Saturday.
Cellar Restaurant - Semiformal restaurant with Irish tapestries and vaulted ceiling. Cold buffet and cooked-to-order items for breakfast, and a la carte lunch and dinner menus. Fine Irish dishes include Calves Liver with Onion Gravy, Bacon, and Mashed Potatoes. Wine list includes a selection from the hotel owner's French vineyard.
Cellar Bar - In the original Georgian wine cellars, this bar is a labyrinth of candlelit alcoves beneath vaulted brick ceilings. Open all day for drinks; upscale lunch items include Confit of Duck Leg. In the evenings, finger food, light meals, and hot and cold platters are available.
Drawing Rooms - Ideal for a quiet drink, a light lunch (finger food, delicate sandwiches), or afternoon tea. Sofas, armchairs, and turf-burning fireplaces; summer terrace seating overlooks garden. Time-conscious guests appreciate the swift service of the Express Continental Breakfast menu, available every morning.
No. 23 - This resident's lounge is an intimate and traditional setting for a drink or light lunch, such as sandwiches or salads. Leather armchairs, candelabras, and oil paintings. Open 24 hours.
Guests have complimentary access to the hotel's heath club. Open early morning to midevening daily, its facilities include a 18-meter (59-foot) infinity pool, six-person steam room, and gym with nine cardio machines, three-station multi-gym, and free weights. Spa treatments (surcharge) include aromatherapy massage, manicures, pedicures, and hot- stone treatments. Women's and men's locker rooms have showers and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hot stone massage
- Prenatal massage
- Detoxification wrap
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible parking
The fine print for The Merrion
When you arrive
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- Breakfast fee: EUR 29.00 per person (approximately)
- Self parking fee: EUR 20.00 per day
- Valet parking fee: EUR 20.00 per day
- Late check-out fee: EUR 100.00
Awards & Affiliations
- The Merrion is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.
- The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
Official Ireland Rating provided by Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority)
Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 5 stars.