The Merrion Hotel

“Charm and splendour in the birthplace of the Duke of Wellington” - AA Inspector



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This terrace of gracious Georgian buildings, said to be the birthplace of the Duke of Wellington, reflects many changes of use over the last 200 years. Bedrooms and suites are spacious, some in the original house, others are in a modern wing overlooking the gardens; they all offer great comfort and a wide range of extra facilities. The lounges retain the charm and opulence of days gone by, while the Cellar Bar area is a popular meeting point. Dining options include the award-winning Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud – Dublin's finest – and The Garden Room Restaurant. 'Art Tea' is an afternoon tea experience with a difference, where the delightful pastries are inspired by the hotel's vast art collection.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

5 Red Star Award: Inspector's Choice
2-Rosette restaurant
4-Rosette restaurant
The Merrion Hotel
21 Upper Merrion Street, DUBLIN 2
Phone : 01 6030600


  • En-suite rooms: 142
  • Family rooms: 0
  • Bedrooms Ground: 21
  • Satellite TV available
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Indoor Pool
  • Gym available
  • Spa Available
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Fully air conditioned
  • Indoor parking spaces:
  • Accessible bedrooms: 6
  • Walk-in showers
Room rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £560
  • Double room, minimum price: £560
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Maximum number of guests: 90

About the area

Discover Dublin

It is often visited on a weekend trip, but rushing around is not the best way to experience Dublin. When Ireland joined the European Union, an economic boom began that flourished in the ‘Celtic Tiger’ years of the 1990s – fashion, the arts, food and Irish culture all blossomed, turning Dublin into one of the world’s hottest city destinations. Its transformation has continued into the 21st century with a technology boom.

There is something very special about this small city with its split personality – exhilarating and chic on one side but traditional, with an older generation still hanging on to pre-EU values, on the other.

One of the city’s irresistible charms is its welcoming people; so take time to relax in the pubs and cafes while absorbing the craic that is synonymous with the Irish. Slide away from the touristy themed pubs to discover the real heart of Dublin in its less well known taverns and in conversation with the locals.


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