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The Merrion Hotel

Overview

The Merrion Hotel is a 5-star hotel situated in Dublin’s city center. For years, the hotel has managed to establish itself as one of Dublin’s most luxurious hotels with emphasis on hospitality and service. The hotel not only caters to foreign travelers, but to locals as well.

The hotel is strategically located in the heart of the city, surrounded by magnificent buildings and structures. Just outside the hotel is the Upper Merrion Street where government buildings, the National Gallery and the National Museum are located. Not far is the “Golden Mile” area where restaurants and pubs are located. Of course, shopping can’t be far behind. Grafton Street is also within the hotel’s vicinity. It is known for upscale and designer shopping.

Accommodations

True to the 18th century heritage of the building, the room interiors reflect just that using Irish fabrics and antiques. To say that the rooms are elegant is an understatement. Of course, rooms are also created to provide supreme comfort, providing guests with the essentials of living away from home. There are 123 guestrooms and 19 suites total.

Room Types

Garden Wing Rooms are located in the beautifully crafted garden area with box hedges, rose arches and landscape.

Garden Wing Standard Room

This room is 330 square feet in size overlooking a city view. It has one queen size bed with provision for a crib upon request. The room can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. Room facilities include wireless Internet Access, multiline phone with voice mail, individually controlled air-conditioning, and cable/satellite TV, writing desk with chairs, mini bar and in-room safe. The Italian marble bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub, bathrobes, slippers and bath products made exclusively for The Merrion.

Garden Room Superior King Room

This room is 366 square feet in size overlooking The Merrion Garden. It has one king size bed with provision for one rollaway bed or crib upon request. The room can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. The Superior King room has all the amenities of the Standard Room.

Garden Wing Suite

This suite measure 657 square feet and has the view of the city. Suites comprise of one or two bedrooms and are perfect for families. The bedrooms are furnished with a king bed and twin beds and separate bathrooms. The living room or sitting room has a sofa, 2 armchairs and coffee table plus a dining table for 4 people. The Garden Wing Suite has all the amenities of the Superior King room.

Garden Wing Merrion Penthouse Suite

This Penthouse Suite is the largest in all Garden Wing accommodations measuring 2,200 square feet and offers views of the Dublin City landscape, Wicklow Mountains and The Merrion Gardens. The suite can accommodate up to 8 people.

Merrion Penthouse Suite

This is a 2-storey suite with three bedrooms. The master bedroom has one king size bed, bedroom 2 has twin beds, while bedroom 3 has a sofa bed good for 2 plus provision for a rollaway bed or crib. The suite has three bathrooms as well. This apartment-type suite offers private access and security. The Merrion Penthouse Suite has all the amenities of the Garden Wing Suite plus a mini bar in each of the bedrooms, 2 seating areas, study room, fully equipped kitchen, dining table for 6 and Canadian hot tub.

Main House Rooms line the corridors of the hotel. All the Main House rooms offer the stunning view of the government buildings or the Merrion Gardens.

Main House Deluxe King

Measuring 430 square meters, this room has one king size bed with provisions for one rollaway bed or crib available upon request. The room can accommodate up to 2 adults and 1 child. Room facilities include wireless Internet Access, multiline phone with voice mail, individually controlled air-conditioning, and cable/satellite TV, writing desk with chairs, mini bar and in-room safe. The Italian marble bathroom has a separate shower and bathtub, bathrobes, slippers and bath products made exclusively for The Merrion.

Main House Junior Suite

Measuring 583 square feet, the room can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. The suite has a separate sitting area with comfortable chairs, sofa and work desk. The bedroom has one king size bed with provisions for one rollaway bed or crib available upon request. The suite has all the amenities found in the Deluxe King room.

Main House Merrion Suite

682 square feet in size, Main House Merrion Suites have a separate bedroom with one king size bed with provisions for one rollaway bed or crib available upon request. The sitting room has a dining table for 4 people, sofas and armchairs, coffee table and Hi-Fi music. Part of the suite décor is a fireplace although it not operational due to fire regulations. This suite is good for 2 adults and 1 child. Amenities are similar to the Junior Suite room.

Main House Specialty Suite

The Specialty Suites are on the upper floor of the hotel, measuring 786 square feet. The suite has a sitting room and bedroom. The bedroom has one king size bed and no provision for rollaway bed or crib and can accommodate up to 2 adults and 1 child. The sitting room has comfortable sofa and chairs, Hi-fi music and fireplace, which is not operational due to fire regulations. Amenities are similar to the Main House Merrion Suite.

Dining

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud offers gourmet meals, a fusion of French and Irish cuisine. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday- Saturday. For reservations and inquiries, please call 00353 1 6764192.

The Cellar Restaurant offers a more informal-type of restaurant and dining. It offers cold buffet and cooked-to-order items for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, a la carte menu is available. The restaurant has an extensive wine list that includes selection from the hotel owner’s French vineyard. For reservations, call 01 6030600.

Cellar Bar offers drinks all day long with a lunch menu, finger food, light meals, hot and cold platter in the evenings.

Drawing Rooms offers continental breakfast, light lunch and afternoon tea. This room is also ideal for a quiet drink.

No. 23 is a 24-hour cocktail bar offering a calm and private club ambiance, a perfect place to unwind or relax after a long day.

Business Facilities

The Merrion Hotel offers guests convenience with their business amenities and services. These include 24-hour business center for printing and faxing requirements, audiovisual equipment, cellular phones and complimentary wired or wireless Internet access in meeting rooms.

The hotel is also equipped to handle private dining or celebrations, business meetings and conferences. Six rooms are dedicated to accommodate business requirements. The six rooms vary in size and décor. The biggest room can fit it up to 100 persons.
Recreation

Thetra Spa offers relaxing massages and treatments to soothe tired and aching bodies.

Swimming Pool located inside Tethra Spa, made of French limestone.

Gymnasium is fully-equipped with cardio vascular machines, free weights and audiovisual facilities. A personal trainer is also available at your disposal.

Steam room is available for total relaxation after a grueling workout.

The Merrion Hotel
Upper Merrion Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 603 0600
Fax: +353 1 603 0700
Email: info@merrionhotel.com
Website: http://www.merrionhotel.com/

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