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In Temple Bar, close to the Button Factory venue, The Merchant House has spacious, luxurious suites that are minutes from restaurants, theatres, bars and historic landmarks.

The guest-house-style suites in Dublin's Old Quarter come with free internet access, chocolates and complimentary refreshments on arrival.

The Merchant House building was built in 1720, then restored in 2005. Each suite has a large, stylish bathroom and soundproofed windows.

Express check-in/out service only. As there is no dedicated reception area within the property, please state exact time and date of arrival at the time of booking in order to ensure a member of staff will be available to welcome guests and show them to their rooms.

This is our guests' favourite part of Dublin, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Merchant House has been welcoming guests since 18 Sept 2009.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Dublin, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American


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Max adults: 2
The James Joyce Suite ( Single & King )
  • 1 extra-large double bed and
  • 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 2
The W.B.Yeats Suite (Single & King)
  • 1 extra-large double bed and
  • 1 sofa bed
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Max adults: 2
The Oscar Wilde Suite ( King )
  • 1 extra-large double bed
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Hosted by Dorothy du Mont

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Dorothy du Mont
The Merchant House was built in 1720, originally a Merchants House and very early Georgian . The building was extensively restored to its former glory in 2006. An award winning restoration received much acclaim when finished as its 'Dutch' type roof is very unique for a building in Dublin. The upper floors were extended / soundproofed and luxury Guest Suites were provided. Emphasis on conserving heat and the reduction of noise from outside was dealt with. Sound proof internal windows were fitted in the entire building thus giving our Guests a comfortable sound sleep. Temple Bar outside may be vibrant, but our Guests enjoy a relaxing sleep in their comfortable cosy king size beds.
As a ardent traveler myself, I like to stay in quality , spacious and luxurious accommodation when I travel abroad. When the opportunity came up to purchase this very early Georgian building in the center of Dublin city. I thought it an ideal spot to convert the upper floors to luxury Guest Suites. Its first owner was a well known 'Merchant' in banking circles with a stately home in the Country. Luxury Guest Suites were installed and our reputation for affordable 5 star accommodation was forged.
The Merchant House is situated in the Temple Bar area of Dublin City. This area is over 1000 years old and is the 'Cultural' capitol of Dublin. Temple Bar is a Bohemian area, festooned with small Shops, Eateries, Restaurants, Markets, Clubs and Theatre' s. Renowned for it Bar, night life and vibrancy . The well known 'Ark' for children is one minute away from The Merchant House. Restaurants are in abundance offering huge choices at moderate prices. Temple Bar is a 'busy' area , well lit, CCTV everywhere and relatively secure as police patrol constantly. Yes, it is vibrant, sometimes noisy but buzzing with atmosphere. The Temple Bar area is fully serviced by all modes of transport to and from Dublin Airport. At The Merchant House we have installed 'Soundproof' windows so our Guests can retreat from the outside 'buzz' and enjoy the luxury of their Suites.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Button Factory
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  • National Photographic Archive
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  • Temple Bar
    0.1 miles
  • Olympia Theatre
    0.1 miles
  • Temple Bar Gallery and Studios
    0.1 miles
  • The City Hall
    0.1 miles
  • Italian Quarter
    0.1 miles
  • Ha'penny Bridge
    0.1 miles
  • Irish Stock Exchange
    0.1 miles
  • Dublin Castle
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar Panem Restaurant
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  • Restaurant La Caverna Restaurant
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Irish Whiskey Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Trinity College
    0.3 miles
  • Book of Kells
    0.3 miles
  • St Patrick's Cathedral
    0.4 miles
  • The Little Museum of Dublin
    0.4 miles
  • Teeling Whiskey Distillery
    0.7 miles
  • Dublin Zoo
    1.7 miles
  • National Botanic Gardens
    2 miles
  • Phoenix Park
    2.7 miles
  • Portmarnock Golf Club
    7.5 miles
Natural beauty
  • River River Liffey
    0.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Dublin Airport
    5.8 miles
How to get to The Merchant House from Dublin Airport
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1 restaurant on site

    Panem Restaurant ( 2 minutes walk )

    Cuisine: British, Irish, Italian

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch

Facilities of The Merchant House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Terrace
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Restaurant
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 19 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Parking garage
  • Public transport tickets Additional charge
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage Additional charge
  • Express check-in/check-out Additional charge
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules The Merchant House takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 23:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


04:00 - 11:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express The Merchant House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 12:00 and 09:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that a fee of EUR 50 will apply if guests require a reservation date change.

Children cannot be accommodated at The Merchant House.

To enter the guest house, go to 8 Eustace Street (there will be a sign for The Merchant House). Use the intercom to enter.

Please note that there is no lift in the building.

Late check-in after 23:00 is possible by prior arrangement with the hotel and for an additional EUR 30.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

This property is located in a residential area and guests are asked to refrain from excessive noise.

This property is located in a busy area and guests may experience noise.

Please inform The Merchant House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Merchant House

  • Guests staying at The Merchant House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at The Merchant House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:30.

  • The prices at The Merchant House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at The Merchant House include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple

  • The Merchant House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bike tours

  • The Merchant House has 1 restaurant:

    • Panem Restaurant ( 2 minutes walk )

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Merchant House by:

    • Taxi 30min

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Merchant House (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Parking garage
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Accessible parking

  • The Merchant House is 700 yards from the centre of Dublin.