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Thailand
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Reviewed 30 April 2015

I reserved 2 suites for our group of 4 adults via Booking.com (we are in our 50's and 60's) hoping to enjoy a night in Dublin where we could have a nice dinner with friends. No mention of a party/ gathering or a reunion in my booking just that we were coming with our Australian friends, it was a birthday... More 

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Mike R, General Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

We are indeed sorry that you did not stay with us. You reserved two beautiful Suites for one night and YES there was an initial misunderstanding , but it could have been cleared up immediately BUT you chose to cancel and a complete refund was made. On your reservation you clearly stated : 1: That this was a birthday reunion... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

I am a literary fan and so this hotel was right up my street. We stayed in the W.B. Yates room and we loved it, the staff are very friendly and explained everything to us and showed us all the great places to go on the map as soon as we got there. They looked after our bags before and... More 

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Nottingham England
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

No need to wax lyrical about the Merchant House. Yes there is a sex shop below and no there is no restaurant. Well so what ? The room was clean, clean and spacious, the bathroom spotless. You're in Temple Bar, step in off the street and you're back to sanity and lovely clean war me room. Me and the missus... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

Now, you may think that by me only giving this 3 stars, I didn't really like it. Far from it! Lets start with the positives. We arrived and were promptly met at the entrance by 2 young guys who seemed to be running the place. Both very friendly and helpful. They checked us in, showed us to our room and... More 

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Eustacestreet, Director of Sales at The Merchant House, responded to this review

Thank you indeed for taking the time out to write such a lengthy review of The Merchant House. Your positive comments are most welcoming and we are delighted that you enjoyed your two day stay with us in Dublin. All our 'Profiles' and Web site state we are a 5 star Guesthouse . We are not listed as a Hotel.... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Nicely nested in the heart of Temple bar area, this guesthouse has been a wonderful experience. Jorge will welcome you and explain in details all what your room offers as well as all information you need to know about Dublin. We were in the Oscar Wilde room, on the top floor, and this room is very nice. It is very... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

To explore almost all of the Dublin sights but of course you are staying in Temple bar! I confess I didn't do my homework properly and thought the room was in a small boutique hotel and at first I was a bit miffed there wasn't a bar or a lounge, but of course you're never from from either, so no... More 

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Fife
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

We stayed in the W B Yeats room and it was lovely. The bed is super comfy with high quality bedding. The room is spacious with lovely touches and spotlessly clean. The ear plugs which were thoughtfully provided were most welcome - the location is the middle of Temple Bar area so it is no surprise that there is some... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

The room is stunning, and spacious with comfortable beds and chairs and everything you could need. The hotel has lots of nice little extra bits like spare pillows, a proper nespresso coffee machine, reasonably priced mini bar and dvds that made it a really lovely stay. The housekeeper was also friendly and welcoming which made us feel safe. Thr hotel... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

We've just returned from our annual 6 Nations weekend in Dublin. We went for a long weekend this time so I looked for somewhere a little cheaper to stay. Merchant House did not disappoint. Last year we paid almost twice as much per night and our room at MH (Bram Stoker) was much bigger and included even more amenities. Location... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2015

Had a 2 night stay in the James Joyce Suite. This is a small property with 4 or 5 suites, so there are no hotel facilities or reception area. Breakfast, if you choose to take it, is at a restaurant at the end of the street, right by the river. The building is very secure, despite being in such a... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Merchant House is a restored award winning early Georgian building situated in Temple Bar, the cultural capital of Dublin City. The building in Eustace Street started out as a Merchant's house in the early Eighteenth Century. After extensive and lengthy refurbishment, luxury Guest Suites were created. It is our intention to offer our Guests spacious luxury Suites with total privacy in the heart of Dublin City. Our sound proof windows, beautiful furnishings, free Wifi and beautiful decor all help to create a relaxing environment for our Guests at a very affordable price. Breakfast is great value at €12 per Guest and served 1 minutes walk from The Merchant House. Some stairs to climb . All our Suites are called after Irish writers. Check In is by appointment with your personal Housekeeper. ... more   less 

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Address: 8 Eustace Street | Temple Bar, Dublin D02 KX31, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin > Temple Bar
Price Range: RM804 - RM1,134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Merchant House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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