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... passed us before Erin and I became impatient and told Mom we were just going to walk to St. Patrick's Cathedral. It was a good choice. The air was brisk and the walk was fairly short. I was able to snap some beautiful pictures as we walked closer to the church. Something I wouldn't have been able to do on the bus. Our timing couldn't have been better. Mom arrived via bus just as we walked up to the cathedral. The cathedral was full of history, which I will spare you. ...
... Dublin's two cathedrals: Christchurch and St. Patrick's. while our original plan involved seeing services there, we decided to just take lots of pictures of them and wander around some more. After we started getting a hankering for some food, we headed to Grafton Street, the Times Square of Dublin. Courtney and I were immediately reminded why we like living in Manhattan, population 50,000, instead of Dublin, population ...
... part, but I did manage to catch up on the last 5 episodes of the TV series "Nashville" (Connie Britton is my new girlfriend........FYI...she grew up in Lynchburg). Those airplane toilets make me mighty glad I'm a guy!!!!!!!!!
We were all "dead" by 8:30 p.m. last night (which is when dinner was over) and were all in bed by 9:00 p. m. I woke up this morning (Friday) feeling rested after a good night's sleep, had a ...
... was that of the Lynch family. The Lynch’s were one of the 14 families synonymous with the founding of Galway along with the D’arcy family mentioned above. In the 15th century, the mayor, who was a Lynch, had condemned his own son for the murder of a Spanish sailor. When he could find no one to carry out the sentence, he did so himself. Kind of a more modern version of the story of Abraham in the Bible, but unlike the fate of ...
... of this world. You will see the pictures, but the pictures do not do it justice. It was a hefty hike, taking about 30 minutes, but well worth it.We ended up staying at the top for an hour, just sunbathing and enjoying the sight.
After our train ride back we just bought some sandwiches at the grocery store and ate at the hostel. We asked around for some good bars and were told to go to Coppers. We started walking there and two Norwegian men came up to ask for ...
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Fantastic rooms and hotel, just loving the colors, the poetry everywhere. Very modern, but still very 'coming home'. One of the best hotels I ever stayed...
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Shame about the mirror!
Although the initial impact of the Morrison is stunning, and as well as being ideally placed for getting around all the sights of Dublin, this hotel was really rather disappointing considering its rating and cost!The rooms are tiny although perfectly formed apart from the fact there is no mirror!. Only one in the bathroom but this is useless if you want to use the provided hairdryer and even then not an electrical plug in a convenient place in which to plug it in.. nor could the hotel provide an extension lead! Obviously designed by a man. The breakfast was below average despite a tempting menu; the chef needs to learn how to make omelettes.. don't have them but have the continental instead.
How refreshing it is to stay in a hotel that treats you like a valued customer. We were greeted with a smile and efficiency at reception. Our room was classed in the superior category but was modest in size, however it had a huge bed with crisp cotton sheets. The bathroom was great with a good size (clean) bath and powerful shower. The white fluffy towels were tied up with ribbons - it's little details like that that make this place stand out. The concierge booked a table for us at the restaurant of our choice and went out of his way to find out about train times for our journey the next day.
The Morrison is sublime...
Staying at The Morrison...everything you could possibly want,style,comfort,hipness...its grand!
Loved Dublin and the Morirson
Me and my boyfriend went for a long weekend to Dublin 28 Jan 04- 01 Feb 04. The hotel was amazing and We both felt extemely welcome from the first moment. Our room was on the 3rd floor and was very modern. Mini bar was very handy. The location was Brill too only minutes walk from temple bar but just far enough away not to hear the nightlife of busy Dublin. The nightclub downstair was really good on Fridays and Saturday, with free entry for hotel guests. Breakfast was out of this world! Make sure you have the Pancakes and strawberrys. They also deliver as room serivce for 10%. If you like Italian I suggest Bocellini over the bridge. Very traditional and quite cheap for dublin
Overall it was a fantastic holiday and would go back.
Loved The Morrison
We stayed at The Morrison in December of 2003 and absolutely loved it!
You can' beat the location - just across the bridge to pubs, restaurants and major Dublin shopping. The staff is sooo helpful & friendly - The concierge will hook you up and the bar life is very fun.
I must admit that I laughed when reading the other reviews as I also had troubles with the toilets and lights but it certainly did not mean much to me! The beds were sooo comfortable!!! And I know a way to solve the alarm clock through tv thing- don't do it! :) call the front desk and they will wake you up!
Beautiful design hotel
Probably the best design hotel I have stayed. Everything is beautiful at the Morrison: the furniture, the rooms, the people. There are very nice bars inside the hotel (may be too much crowded on Friday and Saturday evening). If you want to go to other bars, the Morrison is 5 minutes from Temple Bar area, you just have to cross the bridge. One bad point: it is true that toilets are hard too flush!
I was at the Morrison mid-December, I will certainly return to this hotel for my next visit to Dublin.
I wasn't sure about visiting this hotel after some of the "not great" reviews. However, for our tastes it was perfect and I don't regret the decision one bit. We were looking for somewhere trendy and well-designed to escape our country normality and this is exactly what we got. Yes, the lighting was dim, but simply added to mood and environment (eg candles in addition to lights and daylight but they worked well in the setting they were in). The bar was dark, non-smoky and just the place to people watch and enjoy the Guinness. The food and service in the hotel can only be described as excellent (and we're used to bad and over-priced food in frequent visits to London). Little touches and the anticipated well-designed interiors make this a great hotel - so long as you're looking for something a bit out of the ordinary - I can see why some people wouldn't like it.
One of Dublins newer hotels, this is a stunning place to stay. Firstly it's located in a perfect part of the city for visiting any of Dublins attractions or as a base for easy access to travel around Ireland. The hotel itself is filled with excellent staff who are always polite, genuinely smiling and more than willing to help out with any aspect of your visit. The rooms are beautifully designed and fitted out in top quality materials and furniture. Spacious rooms, lots of storage space and spacious bathrooms make it a stay to remember. Other reviewers have complained about dark corridors and hard to use toilets. If you like tacky neon lit corridors stay away, if you like mood, ambience, comfort you'll love walking around the hotel. Flushing the toilets may be the only quibble with quite difficult to press buttons but surely not such a problem for the majority of visitors. All in all, one of the most stunning places you could ever wish to stay in with all the famous Irish charm in the staff.
Excellent location and recommended as 'the place to stay' by a friend.
Yes, this hotel is hip, staffers look like aspiring models & actors.