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02nd Oct 2019

The Marlin Hotel: An Incredibly Modern And Stylish Addition To Dublin

Brian Dillon

Since it opened on August 26, the new Marlin Hotel has been enjoyed by Dubliners and visitors alike. And there are a few reasons for that…

From interesting sculptures, beautiful event spaces, modern rooms, a slick bar and gorgeous restaurant, this place oozes style.

So, let’s take you on a journey through this fabulous space.

Entering on Bow Lane, you’ll instantly realise how cool this hotel really is. The ground floor is comprised of quirky and modern features such as an indoor garden, a stylish outdoor terrace, a horsebox (which also acts as a coffee dock, sandwich station and bar), a music zone with a vast collection of vinyl, a co-working space and an impressive, attention-grabbing wooden tree sculpture.

Instantly, you know this place is like no other. But it’s not just the unusual decor that brings people in the door. On the ground floor, you’ll also find the bar, serving unreal food and drink.

So, what’s on the menu?

The Marlin keeps it simple, yet delicious. Expect dishes such as bee pollen salad, pan-fried seabass with Asian broth and udon noodles, and pork fillet served with white pudding croquettes.

The menu focuses on concise, straight-forward dishes, with ingredients from quality Irish suppliers including Quigley Meats and Kish Fish.

And then the fun begins. What am I talking about? Cocktails, of course!

Ranging from €8 to €12.50, The Marlin Hotel serves up some divine concoctions, using Irish-produced spirits such as Sausage Tree Vodka, Chinnery Gin and The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey. Their cocktail menu also includes non-alcoholic options.

Now, it’s time to head upstairs to the actual accommodation.

Made up of 300 high-tech modern bedrooms, The Marlin Hotel really is a true 21st-century stay.

Their Cosy King rooms start at €179 per night and feature a luxury 2m x 2m custom sized bed, a 43” HD Smart TV with Google Chrome cast connectivity, high-speed broadband, LED mood lighting, a Bluetooth speaker, air conditioning, a media hub with automated privacy and electronic blackout blinds. Now if that’s not swanky, I don’t know what is…

Meanwhile, their Executive rooms start at €215 per night and their suites, some of which are interconnecting, start from €279.

Whether you’re staying over, going for dinner and drinks or just heading in to check out the place, you’re pretty much guaranteed to be impressed by how edgy this place is, and you’ll discover that it’s like nowhere else in the city.

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