Created from the restoration of some of the finest 18th-century Georgian townhouses in Dublin, this member of The Leading Hotels of the World is a luxurious city centre base. Its location is faultless: just a short walk from Dublin’s must-see attractions and boutique shopping hotspots.
Oozing period charm, the guest rooms and suites are decorated from a palette inspired by Paul Henry’s Irish landscape paintings. The Merrion’s art collection is of an extraordinary standard and includes stand-out pieces from the likes of Jack Yeats and Louis Le Brocquy. Pick up an audio guide and admire the display.
Dining options at the Merrion are outstanding. The Garden Room is a characterful restaurant all about tastes and whimsical combinations. For gastro-pub snacks, wines and beers, make a beeline for the Cellar Bar. If you’re in the mood for fine dining with Michelin star credentials, reserve a table at the Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.
After an arduous day sightseeing, surrender yourself to the team of therapists at the Spa and Health Club. The hotel gardens – a collector’s item in central Dublin – are a Georgian delight with neatly trimmed box hedges, statuary and water features.
The Merrion’s worldwide reputation is grounded in a commitment to the very highest level of service; its elegant style flows seamlessly from top to bottom.