The Merrion Hotel is the beautiful, five-star product of four meticulously restored Georgian Townhouses, filled with grand Irish history and inherent elegance. Located in the heart of Dublin city and close to the National Gallery and National History Museum, this property is extremely popular with art lovers, and contains the largest private collection of 19th-and 20th-century art in Ireland, including works by famous impressionist painters Paul Henry and William Leech. Guests can enjoy lunch or relaxing afternoon tea in the summer in the hotel’s beautiful gardens and dine all year round in Ireland’s only two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Patrick Guilbaud, as well as in The Merrion Drawing Rooms, or under the vaulted ceilings of The Cellar Restaurant & Bar. With the Tethra spa on-site, visitors have access to an 18-meter swimming pool, gymnasium, steam room and treatment rooms.
The rooms at the Merrion hotel are beautifully designed, spacious, and most of all convey true luxury, and the largest suites in the Georgian part of the hotel are the absolute final word in opulence and comfort.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Premium bedding
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Air conditioning
- Free 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)
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Free newspaper
- In-room massage available
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Room service (24 hours)
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Individually furnished
- Individually decorated
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Pay movies high-class laid-back good-time exceptional inherent
- LCD TV
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud is arguably Ireland’s top restaurant, established in 1981 and the holder of two Michelin stars as well as virtually all the top national and international awards. The bright, elegant restaurant, run by Stephane Robin, serves modern classic cuisine using only the finest and freshest Irish produce, with everything from breads to the petit fours made in-house. Chef Guillaume Lebrun’s signature dishes include the Lobster Ravioli, Roast Challans Duck for two, and Assiette Gourmande au Chocolat. The wine list has an impressive depth and range and is sure to fit any wine lover’s tastes. Impeccable service ensures a comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable experience.
The Cellar Restaurant
The Cellar Restaurant in The Merrion Hotel is yet another award-winning Dublin restaurant. This elegant bar is low-lit, lined with exposed brick and dark wood, and reflects a comfortable opulence. Assembling the finest local ingredients into creative, delectable dishes, the chefs serve to enhance the flavors of produce and provenance. Find a comfortable seat under the vaulted roof and enjoy the delicacies of the Cellar Restaurant.
The Cellar Bar
Hidden away in the original 18th-century wine vaults of the Main House, a warm welcome and a delicious drink awaits in the oak-lined Cellar Bar. A popular lunchtime and evening meeting place, the Cellar Bar offers a relaxing ambiance and an all-day gastro-pub menu. Along with a full bar service, a large list of wines are available by the glass. Great service and a fun atmosphere makes the Cellar Bar an ideal choice for lunch, dinner or a pint of Guinness with friends.
Afternoon tea at the Merrion Hotel is far more special than a cup of black tea and toast. Treat yourself to luxury with a piece of 19th or 20th century art along
with a miniature sweet creation, depicting the work of J.B Yeats, William Scott, Louis Le Brocquy and others. The Merrion’s surrounding Drawing Rooms are a great place to relax with a selection of delectable treats, accompanied by teas and coffees selected by in-house tea masters and barista, while browsing through The Merrion art collection catalogue.
BAR NO. 23
The secluded, intimate No 23 cocktail bar has the feel of a private club, offering the ideal surroundings for guests to enjoy a signature cocktail, a flute of champagne, or a glass of wine from L’Abeille de Fieuzal, Merrion Hotel’s chairman’s very own vineyard in Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux. Hung with exceptional works of art from The Merrion’s private collection, No. 23 offers delicious canapés, an exceptional whiskey tasting selection, and the very best of warm Irish hospitality.inherent
Dublin, County Dublin
On the Map: Dublin, Ireland’s Capital City is located on the east coast of the country, and is well served by infrastructure linking it to all parts of the Emerald Isle.
Dublin is a lively cosmopolitan city brimming with culture. You could spend your time strolling the streets soaking up the atmosphere, relaxing in its cafes and bars or you could check out its myriad historical, literary and cultural delights. The 8th century illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells, must be viewed. It is on display at the impressive Trinity College, Ireland’s first university (founded 1592) in the heart of Dublin. For the rest of your time, it is up to you how much you want to pack in. Phoenix Park (twice the size of New York City’s Central Park), Georgian Dublin around Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle, the National Botanical Gardens, National Museum, Kilmainham Gaol and the Hugh Lane Municipal Art Gallery are all highly recommended stops on your tour. Then there’s the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery. A visit to Dublin’s Temple Bar to experience the lively Dublin pub culture is a must, though many of Dublin’s best bars can be found outside this area in the streets and laneways around Grafton Street, the shopper’s street of choice. Purchasing a ‘hop-on, hop-off’ Dublin Bus Tour ticket is a great way to get around and see all the major sites at a very reasonable cost.exceptional inherent