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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Nicola Brady

Striking a balance of historical and cultural importance, this opulent five-star hotel is understated, yet glamorous, discreet, and centrally located.

Boasting a restaurant with two Michelin stars, a beautiful spa, outdoor terrace, manicured garden area, two funky bars – and an excellent kids’ programme – you can’t ask for much more.

Peruse original Yeats and Le Broc paintings that decorate this charming 18th-century Georgian building or even book a private art tour. Splendid luxury, with a romantic edge.

Surrounding area

Opposite Ireland’s government buildings and near one of Dublin’s best-kept streets, the green tranquillity of Merrion Square, is ideal for a stroll or picnic on a sunny day. It’s a quiet enclave, removed from the electric atmosphere of Grafton Street’s shopping district.

If you’re looking for revelry, dip around the corner to find a strip of bars and quality restaurants along Merrion Row.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Trinity College Dublin

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland[0.6 miles]

Birthplace of Oscar Wilde, and originally built in 1592, Trinity College is Dublin’s hallowed seat of learning, and home to the world-famous Book of Kells.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland[0.6 miles]

Known locally as ‘the wedding cake’ this architecturally interesting Shopping Centre looks like a traditional paddle-steamer from the outside, with glass and ornate white iron work used throughout to create a historic look (in spite of it being built in the 1980s).

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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A festive Brown Thomas department store entrance with All Aboard signage and clock

Brown Thomas

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland[0.7 miles]

Dublin’s equivalent of Fortnum & Mason, this elegant department store first opened its doors in 1849 and remains the city’s go-to place for designer brands.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Outdoor seating in the central atrium of a beautiful historic building

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland[0.7 miles]

A chic mix of speciality shops, art galleries and restaurants housed in an atmospheric, 18th-century Georgian mansion that retains many of its period features. Centrally located, just off Grafton Street.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Irish Whiskey Museum

Irish Whiskey Museum

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland[0.8 miles]

Take an expert-led guided tour and discover the origins of Irish Whiskey, how it has developed through the ages, the secrets of how to make it, and the leading Irish Whiskey brands. Tours end, of course, with a tasting.

Best for ages: 18+ | £17

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County Dublin, Ireland

Medieval history, literature, art and culture marry epic nightlife and dining in a charming urban village.

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