Travel Blogs from Dublin
and get something to eat before the tour. By this time, it was getting
into the evening and although not late, we were all exhausted from the
long flight. But before we made our way back to the hotel, we stopped
by Dublin Castle. Again, it was too late for a tour, but walked around
outside for a bit, getting some nice pictures of the outside. After
that, we started making our way back to the ...
... breakfast, which is just like an English breakfast except in Ireland haha. We had a list of things to do and places to see so we got the hop on and hop off tour bus (it was recommended by a few and friends and was definitely worth it) as it stopped outside pretty much everywhere we wanted to go. We went for a cruise around the city and up through Phoenix Park which is huge and beautiful! Dublin Zoo is located there and they have a herd of wild deer that roam ...
... road until finally spending much time on local roads, narrow single carriageway roads that follow the twisty hedge lines of each field and go up and over every hill. But on these roads we were more likely to see a horse and cart than a big lorry. Dolly was surprised how green all the countryside was, one benefit of all the rain we get in Ireland and the UK, and noted how late were the spring flowers in comparison to what we had in Spain - another timely reminder why I ...
... 30 minutes to spare before our tour at the Dublin Castle. So we rushed downstairs to get a cab and went to the castle. It was so awesome. We took a tour (you can see in the pictures) around the castle and in one of the towers. It was pretty cool to hear everything the tour guide was saying and seeing everything because it was all kinds of stuff we learned about in our history class and we got to see where the royalty lived.
After the tour, a group of 10 of us went to ...
... and the broth
were almost the same (though Mom’s cooking’s better than even the Irish). I was stoked that something I grew up on was so traditional
Irish, assuming this restaurant in the heart of tourist central was the real
The trip into Dublin was awesome, and although I did
pass through areas I didn't love, with kind of shabby brick buildings built too
close to each other on narrow streets, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Morgan Dublin
Great location for fun and touristic games :) But there was no breakfast... To be recomended.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Morgan Dublin
One to miss
We were booked in for a 3 night long weekend and stayed just the one. The staff were rude (esp. the night manager), the rooms noisy and small. The décor was worse than shabby and certainly did not live up to the website. Don't bother with this hotel.
Cheers, avoid at all costs
Wow, located in Temple Bar. Modern. Sleek. NOT.
The fancy hip illusion of the lobby is immediately shattered by the elevator and hallways of the hotel. There is a sense that the place is a rooming house.
My first room was this nearly all-white room that reminded me of a dirty sheepdog. The white was dull, gray and dingy. The internet connection failed and the tiny components of the electronics were a bummer.
The next room was an attic that looked like the futuristic version of La Boheme. The bathroom was small and difficult to manage.
Room Service was poor.
Price was much too high for this low end hotel.
I read the reviews of The Morgan on Tripadvisor AFTER I'd made my booking and was very worried by the many negative reports I found there. I decided to go ahead with my stay in any case, and can only say that I was pleasantly surprised by what I found at the hotel. I requested a 'deluxe' room on the top floor at the rear of the building, away from the lift to keep down noise. The room was spacious and clean, the sheets on the bed crisp and spotless, and the decor simple and neutral - although it's true that some of the furniture may come from Ikea! The bathroom was huge, with an enormous bathtub and was supplied with Pascal Morabito toiletries. Both the bathroom and the bedroom itself had large windows looking out across rooftops to other buildings in the vicinity. The view wasn't great, but being on the top floor meant the room got loads of sunlight all afternoon. As for the noise problem identified by the writers of so many reviews on Tripadvisor, I can only say that when in my room it was so quiet it was hard to believe I was in central Dublin or that there was anybody else nearby.
Loved the Morgan, great location, staff were wonderful they just cant do enough for you. Good value for money and the location was very convenient.
We have just returned from a weekend in Dublin, where we stayed at the Morgan Hotel, Fleet Street. Hmmmm......not quite what the website led us to believe! We must say that the bar is superb, great ambience and very attentive bar staff, but the hotel.....well........the words 'absolutely' & 'crap' spring to mind. The morgan website portrays a hotel which is stylish, upmarket and suitable for the rich and famous. In actual fact, it's shabby, cheap looking and when the CD player is the best feature in the room....you have to worry!!! If you want somewhere that is central it's great, but I would strongly recommend staying out until dawn breaks, since there isn't a hope in hells' chance of getting any sleep before then!! All in all we had a fabulous weekend, but a bit of advice from a couple of ladies who have been there.........just get yourself a duvet and lie in the middle of temple bar, since this will be pretty similar!! (And a whole lot cheaper!)
My friend and I stayed at the Morgan hotel last weekend. I must admit we did read some of the other reviews about the place before we went and although alarm bells rang , we still decided to check it out for ourselves. Our room on the 1st floor overlooked the street at the front of the hotel and was incredibly noisy . There was some serious drilling and banging going on as the club next door is currently being reburbished. As 2 twentysomethings on a weekend away shopping and partying we are not adverse to a little noise , but even we found this to be a little excessive. The plug sockets were hanging off the wall in our room. The rickety old lift was also quite an experience. The Morgan Bar is excellent and very chic. If only they'd spent as much on the accommodation as they had on the bar area. All in all we did have a terrific trip , the hotel didn't spoil it at all. As we got a discount on this hotel it wasn;t too bad but we would definitely would NOT pay full price for it.
Stayed here april 2003..the reception was being renovated, builders working till 11pm. There was plenty of noise from the street as well, room was clean but looked cheap. We requested a move to a room at the rear of the hotel, no change in furnishings but view over an alley with bins and extraction vents was hardly breathtaking. Has smart bar attached but was unable to try the food as the resturaunt was closed for building work. Not recommended I'm afraid.
Once I had read the reviews of this hotel on here I was a little worried about going there, and I had need to be.when you first walk into the hotel there is a lovely modern reception waiting for you, that is a well maintained front for this hotel.You then get into what can only be described as a service lift to get to your room. The lift has chunks missing out of the wood and it was at this point that we realised this was gonna be a bad one.The room itself was on the third floor over looking a dirty alley and the roof top of the building next door. It was totally white apart from the headboard of the bed. There was a lot of what can only be decribed as 'MFI' furniture.. in one tall unit there was the smallest TV video combi I have ever seen and a stereo and a mini bar. The room smelt like an industrial cleaning unit due to the fact that they must have to scrub the carpets and white furniture regularly! the bathroom was hardly big, with a very small bath in, our bathroom had cracked tiles and was very shabby looking. We told reception that we were unsatisfied and they offered us two other rooms, both of the same standard.Although all the rooms are liveable, for the amount that they charge you it is terrible. We left there after 40 minutes and checked into a hotel we stayed in last time that was perfect. Although we did not manage to get our deposit back we did not have to pay a nights accomodation, thank god.All in all......... I agree give it a miss. If you are paying Â£50 a night it's worth it... any more and you are well and truly done over... luckily we escaped!
In most other cities in the world The Morgan would not get away with charging the prices it does for what boils down to incredibly poor service and majorly shabby rooms. But a sad fact is that the Celtic Tiger has driven up accomadation prices to a ridiculous level. As an ex-pat Dubliner I would never have chosen to stay in Temple Bar but the hotel was booked and paid for by a employer before I had the chance to veto it! Temple Bar is beseiged by the under 25's and is home to a plethora of themed music bars (mainly American), strip joints, and cheap eats. For about ten years now it has also played host to gangs of 'Stag' night revellers whose prime goal is to get as drunk as possible and then scream and shout until at least 3am just in case any of the old fogies who have accidently booked into a hotel in the area should be trying to get some shut-eye.