The Marvelous Marker!
We stayed at The Marker in August 2017 for two nights to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. It was a last minute booking and from beginning to end we were so well looked after. We visit Dublin often and like to try the many different hotels in the city however the Marker really has left its mark on us! The setting is lovely and yes it may seem a little away from the city centre but is a very pleasant 15 - 20 minutes walk. There is also a lot to explore around the area and we also walked in a different direction along the canal to the Aviva Stadium (just for a walk not to attend an event). There are coffee shops and restaurants close by to the hotel and of course the Bord Gais Theatre, also close to the 3Arena . The exterior of the building is modern and quite stunning.
We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and had booked Le Drunch in the main restaurant on arrival (as is closed on Sunday evenings). Le Drunch is highly recommended and great value especially for this category of hotel - there were a few Dublin folks spending a relaxed afternoon in the restaurant. Food was lovely. Afterwards we had a cocktail in the rooftop bar - it is amazing after all these years visiting Dublin to see the city from a totally different perspective, fabulous views and lovely bar.
We were upgraded to a corner suite which was fantastic and spotlessly clean with the most amazing black marble bathroom (loved the Malin+Goetz toiletries). There was a lovely welcome gift of choccie cookies and special message card. The room has all the amenities you need including a proper hairdryer with plenty of plugs and IT sockets. Breakfast was fabulous a great choice including a proper honeycomb, we had the full Irish breakfast which was so tasty. We also had drinks in the main bar which was relaxed, yes expensive but is a 5 star hotel.
The atmosphere in the whole hotel is relaxed, friendly and not at all pretentious. We had a fabulous memorable anniversary. I normally do not name a particular member of staff, everyone was lovely however Laura Garcia was our contact before arriving and the arrangements she made were all first class - thank you!. We highly recommend The Marker for business or leisure and hope to return some day soon.