The 10 Best Hotels in Dublin

4th January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb


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One of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels, The Merrion occupies a Grade I listed building in the city center.

Created from four Georgian townhouses, the 142 bedrooms and suites are arranged around two 18th century landscaped gardens, and the well restored interiors provide the perfect backdrop for one of Ireland’s most impressive private art collections. There is a world-class Tethra Spa and a choice of two restaurants— the only two-star Michelin restaurant in Ireland, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, and The Cellar Restaurant and Bar. Guests can sip champagne in the intimate cocktail bar, No. 23, take afternoon tea in the gracious drawing rooms and in the summer enjoy al fresco dining on the garden terrace. The Leading Hotels of the World has recognized The Merrion with the prestigious Commitment to Quality Award.



Why we love it: The suite is split across two floors with a separate 1,000-square-foot rooftop terrace complete with hot tub. On the ground level of the penthouse are the two main bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and views of the hotel gardens, and the master bedroom also includes a large en-suite dressing area. A staircase leads to the top floor, where guests can enjoy the spacious open-plan living room with its stone fireplace and state of the art entertainment system. The dining area offers spectacular views over Dublin, and a further room off the main living area can be used as a study, private meeting room, gymnasium or as accommodation for security personnel if required. Guests have exclusive access to The Merrion Penthouse via a private lift.




  • Square footage: 2,200
  • Nightly rate: $4,000

Peter MacCann, General Manager

+353 1 603 0600

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2