We were extremely happy with The Merchant House. We stayed in the Bram Stoker room which is in the back. Consequently, though there are no views, there is no noise either. Yet when you walk out the door you find yourself in the heart of theTemple Bar area. The Castle is just up the hill, Christchurch Cathedral is a 5 minute walk, the Quay is just down the hill, Trinity College and the Book of Kells were maybe a 10 minute walk. This property is located on a side street off Temple Bar, still in the "zone", on cobblestones, but without the ruckus.
The room itself was elegant. It had two skylights and two frosted windows onto an inner rooftop, so it had plenty of light though no view. This turned out to be a great thing as it was super quiet, I don't know how you could find a quieter room in the Temple Bar area.
The bed was Queen sized and very comfortable, as were the comforter and pillows.
We were a little taken aback at first as we had planned to crash for a bit in the lobby after our overnight flight but there was no lobby. However they did store our bags and have our room ready when promised so in retrospect, given that they are a B&B/Inn and not a hotel this is something to plan for but not hold against them.
Everything was meticulously clean, and decorated with good taste. We had a bit of trouble getting the temp consistent in the shower but there was no shortage of hot water and the flow was good.
Breakfast was included and provided by a fantastic little place around the corner. Very charming, excellent food (quality and volume) and super friendly service.
The room is termed a 'suite' though it is really just a room, but well-appointed and a fair size for a city room.
Very easy to get an a cab to airport. Just walk half a block to the main street and cabs fly by every 10 seconds.
I would definitely go back. I would be interested in some of the larger rooms in the front too. Although they look out over the street they are on a higher floor and I'm betting they are quiet too, as the actual road this is on, though right off Temple Bar, is not itself busy.
- 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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