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The Merchant House

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent location, right in the middle of Temple Bar and yet so quiet. Good security, excellent manager in Chris who went above and beyond to accommodate any request. Room was stunning down to every little last detail, beautifully decorated, comfortable bed and great sized bathroom. Would stay here again and highly recommend.

2Thank jetsetgirl01
Mike R, Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time out to leave such a lovely review. It was a pleasure looking after you both. See you sometime soon ....................

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here on many occasions - I booked at 11 this morning only to have to cancel at 1pm due to a family emergency & be told they would not refund me my €160, a €160 that has already been taken from my card although it said on e-mail that it was payable at hotel. I cannot believe...

1Thank Becky B
Mike R, Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

As we explained to you as well as the agent you booked with. Your reservation was totally discounted down and the rate you received was excellent but with no refunds. WE DID OFFER you another date without any loss but you abruptly declined with a barrage of abuse. It clearly stated in all your documents that you went for a...

Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We really liked the location a lot. Right in the heard of temple bar area. The room was extremely quiet. No noise at all from outside! Clean and well designed Stoker room. Takes 35 minutes with an air coach or air link for 10-12 euro per return ticket. Walk from busstop is max 10minutes. Improvements: the matras was not really...

2Thank Peteruga
Reviewed 8 December 2016

this is a quiet, comfortable historic town house in Dublin's Temple Bar. You are a few minutes from dublin castle, Trinity College and Christchurch Cathedral so very central. It is not a serviced hotel but it has spent a bit of time thinking through everything you might need to ensure a comfortable stay. my room, W.B. Yeats room was very...

1Thank lizs105
Mike R, Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

So sorry for this delay in replying to your lovely review. Thank you indeed for your kind words. It was a pleasure to look after you both. Do visit us and Dublin soon............... Thank you again !!

Reviewed 5 December 2016

Arrived at the Merchant House, and to say it was unexpected was an understatement, as I suppose I was expecting the more traditional type service, but can say it was a nice room and served us well, nice and roomy and good blackout blinds, it was quite loud but with a few drinks its not that noticeable, bed was super...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Well-appointed rooms in a super central location, friendly and helpful staff. Low water pressure, no kitchenette (does have a minibar&coffee/tea maker) but for the rest very comfortable and quiet in the middle of Temple Bar.

1Thank Stanm0re
Mike R, Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

Thank you indeed for taking the time to leave a kind review. We are advertised as Guest Suites and therefore do not provide a 'kitchen/cooking' area . Temple Bar is full of food outlets . We prefer to offer our Guests nice furnishings while they can enjoy the quiet atmosphere of their Suites. Thank you again.................

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

What a find! Firstly, don't be concerned about Temple Bar noise as this charming guest house is fully double-glazed. We arrived early but it was not an issue as the gentleman who met us, took our bags & when we returned at the specified time, we were taken up to the Oscar Wilde suite (top floor). Exceptionally clean with plenty...

1Thank PeteEdge1
Mike R, Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

It was indeed a pleasure to look after you both. Thank you for such a nice , reasonable and honest review. See you both on your next visit................

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent little B&B with gracious hosts - the Bram Stoker room was the perfect size and the location couldn't have been any better. Within walking distance of a huge amount of things to see, shopping, the ubiquitous pubs, or just plain people watching. Highly recommend this B&B for couples. Access might be a little tight for families but still doable.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We arrived weary on a late Wednesday night, after more than 26 hours in transit and 22 hours flying direct from Australia, and it was an absolute pleasure to arrive at such delightful accommodation and to have such a warm welcome by the housekeeper and effortless check in process. It was like arriving home! We stayed in the James Joyce...

3Thank Swarvie
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed here for two nights during our 22-day vacation, and it was not only the nicest place we stayed during our journey but also the nicest place I think we've ever stayed! We loved how it's been updated and modernized while maintaining much of the original architecture, like the brick fireplaces. We arrived late because we'd popped over to...

1Thank quinnunit66
Mike R, Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

We are exhausted after reading your review, on behalf of our small team here in Dublin a big Thank You for taking the time out to write same. It was a pleasure to look after you both . Do contact us for your next stay at The Merchant House and we will be delighted to offer you our customary discount...

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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: $239 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Merchant House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Rooms to the rear of the building are probably quieter.”
bethd599, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“i understand they have a smaller room to the back but it's also the quietest with a room on top with fab views..”
lizs105, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Close to points of interest”
LouiseJ_13, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“No lift, over 4 floors”
H8205DElindak, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“If you have large luggage, try to get the Bram Stoker room or the one on the second floor - there's no elevator. Yeats was third floor.”
lindsaypindsay, 18 Oct 2015 | Read review
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