The Marker Hotel in Dublin is a beautiful newly built hotel overlooking Dublin docklands and is situated in the heart of the city for those looking for a central overnight stay. The Marker is a five star hotel and boasts a sky bar, infinity pool and a brasserie focused around locally source Irish produce. If that doesn't whet your travel appetite, the hotel is also a proud member of The Leading Hotels of The World. I was lucky to find a superb deal on a travel website whilst booking my flights to Dublin and decided that The Marker would be the perfect place for my husband and I to stay on our anniversary. I wasn't wrong. The Marker remains one of the most beautiful hotels I have had the pleasure of staying at and the staff were remarkable - both professional and friendly, all willing to go above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable.
We stayed in one of the superior rooms at The Marker Hotel and found it to be really spacious, beautifully decorated and very clean. The bed was comfy, there was magazines and hotel literature on the bed, a heavily stocked mini bar with reasonable prices and a beautiful bathroom with a walk in shower, large bath and robes and slippers hanging neatly in the wardrobe. The room was overlooking the Dublin Docklands which looked superb on a night and with the docklands being a 10 minute walk from the city centre, we had a really calm, quiet nights sleep.
When we booked the hotel, my husband and I were both really excited to try the infinity pool and spa area. Yet again this didn't disappoint, although I wouldn't quite call the pool an infinity pool. The pool area was beautifully lit and featured dark green Kirkstone cladding to give a relaxing, tropical vibe. The menthol steam room helped clear my pores and left me feeling invigorated and the jacuzzi was a great way to soak off all the aches and pains after walking around the city all day.
After an hour of swimming and relaxing, my husband and I decided to check out the sky bar. We quickly headed back to our hotel room, put our glad rags on and then made our way up to the 7th floor. On arrival we were greeted by a lovely host who pointed out all the major buildings in Dublin and lead us to our seats. They brought us two trays of complimentary nuts and took our drink orders. I opted for a Rhubarb Mojito and my husband went for a Watermelon Martini. Both of which were priced at €13.50 (similar to London prices) and tasted exceptional. To keep us warm we sat underneath the heated shelter and were handed out blankets with the Marker logo incase we got too cold.
The Marker hotel has to be one of the best hotels I have visited and the staff have helped make our anniversary exceptional. I can't wait to go back when I'm next in Dublin and I urge anyone who's looking for a trendy hotel in Dublin to take a look at The Marker or at least visit the skybar.
Have you stayed at The Marker before?