Travel Blogs from Dublin
... my lumpy and large I-wear-your-Granddad's-clothes hipster coat. I was also trying to pretend that this task was not as anxiety-inducing as stuffing a sleeping bag back into a bag while your Eagle-Scout-for-life father looks on and mentally banishes you to a desert island.
In spite of engineering oversights, I managed to put on my rain jacket when I felt a light tap on my left shoulder.
"Is this yours?" nice-stranger-man asked.
... love their Christmas crackers (aka poppers). The crackers are filled with various items. Ours were filled with little toys, jokes, and paper hats. The day after Christmas is St. Stephen's Day, a national holiday. We were very grateful for this holiday since we definitely needed that extra day to recuperate. The holiday is to recognize the first Christian martyr. Kole went into work on the 27th but said his walk into work was kind of eerie ...
... to find fellow students circumventing the globe. I’ve made friends from Australia, Spain, Italy, France, Zimbabwe, Germany, Birmingham, Ireland… and the list is only beginning! Talk about some good contacts for my future globetrotting efforts ;)
Of course, the next day left us with early morning travel: an 8:00am bus back to Belfast so we could meet with government officials at Stormont. Now THAT got sticky… More on that in the next entry J
... is still quite pretty with ancient monasteries, babbly brooks and lakes all around. The movie 'P.S. I Love You' was also filmed here. One a clear day, apparently you can see the mountains in Wales. We had trouble seeing the mountains in front of us, so not a chance was I seeing anything in Wales!!! haha. Ok - it can't rain all day, can it??
As we drove out of the Wicklow mountains....wait....what is that?....clearing skies?? Why ...
... will be henceforth called Swords Thunder. We played against two teams back to back, both of them were in our league so it was a good test to see where we were as a team. I, like the past few games, came off the bench as the 6th man (or first sub) and played very very well! I play with chewing gum now as it makes me feel like Dwayne Wade! In both games I came off the bench and brought a spark or energy offensively and defensively. I had a 3 dunks in two games, 5 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMorrison Hotel Dublin
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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Historical Traveler Reviews Morrison Hotel Dublin
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.