by: Fiona Byrne
Returning to the motherland (I’m Irish) and rediscovering Dublin.
Me & my Irish pal Gillian.
Stairs in the entry.
Statue of James Joyce on the grounds.
A Hotel Life everywhere you look!
The stunning entry.
The courtyard is gorge. You can sit on the patio if it’s warm enough.
My room overlooking government buildings. On a sunny day, Dublin is beautiful.
The paper liner in the bin thrilled my OCD soul.
My room was one of the guest rooms in the original Georgian houses.
The mini bar had some delish local Irish snacks.
The egg warmers were pretty cute.
Beautiful original Georgian architectural details.
Highs + Lows
The slippers were super plush and bouncy. Like mattresses for the feet!
The Asprey London bath amenities smell amazing and are totally stealable.
There was a paper liner at the bottom of the bathroom trashcan, which gave my OCD a massive thrill.
The in-room tea is from local Dublin heritage brand Bewley’s. Love that.
To be blunt, the Merrion is the best hotel in Dublin. You just won’t find better than this. It’s an absolute pleasure to be here.
The Irish breakfast didn’t blow my mind. Although, I did enjoy the little egg warmers.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Tranquil and elegant, lots of afternoon tea and hot toddys by the fire.
Extremely central – the hotel is moments from St. Stephen’s Green and Dublin’s best shopping street. It overlooks Government Buildings and the Natural History Museum
123 rooms, 19 suites.
Classical, very background.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Aidan Cavey recently completed a redesign of the rooms and suites.
Yes – and the pool is beautiful.
Yes, the fine-dining restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, is the only restaurant in Ireland with two Michelin stars.
There’s a super small cocktail bar called No 23 and late night you should definitely go to the Cellar Bar. Yes, it’s in the cellar and has many nooks. You feel as if you’re drinking in a wine vault. Celebrities take note: it’s great for privacy.
Artisinal chocolate and Irish potato chips, you won’t find Pringles here. The homemade cookies are outstanding. We also got a welcome pastry in the room that blew our mind.
Yes and it’s free.
It’s definitely family friendly, but not full of kids running around the place.
Considering it’s the best hotel in Dublin, it’s pretty affordable. Rooms start around 200 euro per night.
In the Area
Super Miss Sue
2-3 Drury St. Dublin Ireland
Young, fun restaurant with a creative scene. Also the chips are proper ‘chipper’ chips cooked in animal fat and you Have. Not. Lived. ‘till you’ve tried these.
Butler’s Chocolate Café
51a Grafton Street, Dublin 2
There are a few of these around the city. The coffee is exceptional but it’s the hot chocolate that really gets us. Get the whipped cream on top for maximum heaven vibes. Irish dairy is insanity, so it would be rude not to.
9 south Anne St, Dublin, Ireland
This is a true Irish pub and always packed with locals. There’s a great snug and the Guinness is legit. In summertime you can stand outside and have your pint. Very authentic and loved by Dubliners.
Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, Ireland
Neighborhood: Dublin City Centre
Hotel Location: Upper Merrion Street, Dublin, Ireland