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A Dublin landmark has been named the best five-star hotel in Ireland

The Merrion took the prize in the Trivago awards.

The Merrion Hotel
The Merrion Hotel
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THE MERRION HOTEL in Dublin has been named Ireland’s top five-star hotel.

The luxury hotel scooped the prize in this year’s Trivago awards, beating the Killarney Park Hotel and Cork’s Hayfield Manor into second and third, respectively.

The hotel site says that The Merrion is:

“Known for their gracious provisions of Irish living, delicious culinary offerings, and understated elegance, The Merrion excels at every aspect of a guest’s stay.

“Guests laud the service as “exceptional” and “totally amazing”, going as far as pairing 5-star reviews with claims that the service at The Merrion has increased  “expectations for hotels everywhere”.

The hotel’s general manager Peter MacCann said:

“We take pride in making Dublin’s most luxurious 5 Star hotel a home from home for all our guests,” and says award recognition is “attributable to what The Merrion does best – excelling in the art of hospitality.”

In the four-star category, Donegal’s Harvey’s Point took the crown ahead of The Ross in Killarney and Strandhill Lodge. The hotel also won the award for best rooms.

Winter Exterior Harvey's Point

Hotelier Deirdre McGlone said:

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“This award is a tribute to our entire team, each of whom plays their part in making Harvey’s Point such a special place to visit.  Being recognised by Trivago encourages us to raise the bar even higher, and to look for even more ways to delight our discerning guests.”

Killarney’s Killeen House was named the best three-star hotel, while Ariel House in Dublin was given the award for the hotel with the best breakfast.

Avlon House in Carlow is the country’s best hotel in terms of value for money.

The data for the awards was taken from the trivago Rating Index (tRI), which aggregates over 175 million hotel reviews globally. An algorithm is used to produce a score for each property, which is updated daily.

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