The Merrion Hotel

Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
4 reviews

The Merrion is an extraordinary place. From the street it looks like all the other Georgian buildings in the row. I was expecting some kind of glittering, dowdy restoration – instead, I found a satisfying mix of old and new. Throughout the lobby and public lounges you can see the age in the floors: uneven painted floorboards, faded carpets, select ...

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  • 1
    0.15 mi

    National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

    0.15 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    9 reviews

    1 of 2 parts of the national museum of Ireland, with some very interesting Irish specific exhibits looking at prehistoric Ireland, as well as medieval and Viking exhibits. A great introduction to Ireland's rich history

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  • 2
    0.14 mi

    Merrion Square Park

    0.14 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    6 reviews

    A statue of Oscar Wilde at Merrion Square park. No visit is complete to Dublin without a visit to Oscar's old neighbourhood. It's quite close to Government Buildings (Leinster House) and is a nice escape from the traffic.

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  • 3
    0.09 mi

    National Museum of Ireland - Natural History

    0.09 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    5 reviews

    My 11 year old daughter was fascinated with the stuffed animals. My wife and teenager took a pass. This is old school taxidermy, not for everybody. Oh, and it's free!

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  • 4
    0.06 mi

    O'Donoghues Bar

    0.06 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    4 reviews

    Old school Dublin pub. I loved the atmosphere. A nice place to rest, have a pint, and recharge for further activities. It's conveniently on a side street right off Grafton Street shopping.

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  • 5
    0.1 mi

    Residence Members Club

    0.1 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    2 reviews

    Private members club. Several private rooms. We went to the whiskey bar for a whiskey tasting. 200 whiskerys. Restaurant. Traditional dark wood parlor rooms. Gorgeous conservatory. Lovely staff. If you can find a member to take you then definitely go.

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  • 6
    0.16 mi

    National Gallery of Ireland

    0.16 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    2 reviews

    Nice but very limited but then again it is free! The building was rather large but much of it was closed off so there wasn't tons of artworks to see. But it was nice none the less, and more manageable than most art galleries and museums.

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    0.18 mi

    National Library of Ireland

    0.18 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    1 review

    The library provide a valuable resource for family research. It also has quite a substantial photograph collection & the staff here are extremely helpful.

  • 8
    0.14 mi

    The Horseshoe Bar

    0.14 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    1 review

    Saloon style cocktail bar in the shape of a horseshoe. It’s probably one of Dublin’s finest (and smallest) bars, and the prices match the classiness. It’s pretty magical in here and if you’re lucky you’ll meet anyone from celebs to politicians. Do drink the Guinness Mojito, it’s pretty famous in these parts (but careful, they can get pretty lethal!)

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  • 9
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    0.06 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    1 review

    Reputedly serves the best Guinness in Dublin. I used to go here as a student as it was a 'real' pub and not a trendy bar. I think it still retains the old world feel.

  • 10
    0.09 mi

    Huguenot Cemetery

    0.09 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    1 review

    A final resting place for members of the Huguenot community, who fled persecution in France. This cemetery is dated 1693, and is not open to visitors.

  • 11
    0.13 mi

    Royal Hibernian Exhibition Centre

    0.13 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    1 review

    A nice airy exhibition space with a variety of styles of sculpture, drawings and paintings. Exhibitions throughout the year on a regularly changing basis. Free entrance.

  • 12
    0.21 mi

    Oscar Wilde House

    0.21 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    1 review

    The childhood home of Oscar Wilde. Lovely example of Georgian architecture. The museum itself is pretty small.

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  • 13
    0.59 mi

    Temple Bar

    0.59 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    72 reviews

    Really!!! There is a Temple Bar in Temple Bar, Dublin! The area is lively and fun. There are also weekend festivals and markets that makes this area more interesting. Cheers!

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  • 14
    0.32 mi

    Trinity College Dublin

    0.32 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    45 reviews

    How I wish I went to school here. Open spaces, tons of history, and right in the center of the city with access to the Luas. Didn't get a chance to go see The Book Of Kells (line was super long!) but just the atmosphere of the school was so nice to be in.

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  • 15
    0.38 mi

    Grafton Street

    0.38 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    46 reviews

    Well Good selection of stores, nice entertainment in terms of artists and musicians and few food places.

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  • 16
    0.51 mi

    Trinity College Library

    0.51 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    35 reviews

    The book of Kells is a wonder, and the Long Room itself made an impression on me despite getting a lot of that in Cambridge. But also worth exploring the college.

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  • 17
    0.65 mi

    River Liffey

    0.65 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    38 reviews

    Dividing north and south Dublin, the River Liffey is a short walk from just about anywhere and offers some great photo spots.

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  • 18
    0.41 mi

    The Book of Kells

    0.41 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    26 reviews

    The Book of Kells, thought to be one of the oldest known books, is on display at the Old Library in Trinity College. The actual book is behind glass, and the change the particular page its turned to each day.

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  • 19
    0.81 mi

    Dublin Castle

    0.81 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    28 reviews

    Walked around it during a tour. It's very cool. I didn't know there were castles in Dublin. The green space around it is gorgeous.

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  • 20
    0.83 mi

    Christ Church Cathedral

    0.83 mi from The Merrion Hotel
    25 reviews

    Beautiful church - lots to see and read. Be sure to check out the downstairs where costumes from the TV show "The Tudors" and much more awaits!

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