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Nassau, New Providence Island
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90 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

In heart of Temple Bar area. We had the James Joyce suite. Windows were excellent for keeping out sound. Comfy bed, good shower, very clean. Checkin is at 2 pm - no earlier - we arrived around 1:00pm, but our luggage was kept until we returned. Did not have the breakfast package. Would recommend.

1 Thank Deb G
Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank 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................. More 

Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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... More 

1 Thank 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................ More 

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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
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142 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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... More 

3 Thank Swarvie
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

Paris, France
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90 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We spent one night in the Oscar Wilde Suite and it was all we were looking for and more. The suite is big, cosy, luxurious and extremely quiet. The hotel is located within the Temple district which can get very busy at night, but we did not hear one single noise and slept like babies, I highly recommend this room... More 

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

Thank you again for such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to look after you both. We look forward to looking after you next time for a longer stay in our fair city. More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and cannot complain about one aspect of our stay, the housekeepers were very welcoming nothing was too much trouble. Spotlessly clean. The breakfast was served at a restaurant at the end of the street and was faultless again staff very welcoming. We would stay here again and would recommend to family and friends

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

We were indeed happy to look after you while staying at The Merchant House. We hope you arrive back home safely. Thank you for your kind words !! More 

Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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99 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We stayed in the Oscar Wilde Suite; beautiful furnishings & in close proximity to all the bars, restaurants, & points of interest in the area (Trinity College). Staff was very accommodating with holding our luggage until check-in time. Would recommend staying here.

1 Thank Louise J
Hingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Like others have mentioned, this is right in the Temple Bar area. Parking is a few blocks away. It's loud deep into the night, but only if you have the windows open. It's plenty quiet with them closed. Our room looked even better than its online pictures. It was large and had a new modern bath with lots of stone... More 

1 Thank mwaluk
Mike R, Front Office Manager at The Merchant House, responded to this review

Thank you indeed for your kind words, on behalf of Juliana and the team it was a pleasure looking after you both. We are offering something a little different than just an ordinary room. We offer our Guests comfort and style with luxury in the cultural capitol of Dublin. Thank you again ! More 

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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: $235 - $338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Merchant House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Close to points of interest”
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“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.”
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