The Morrison, A DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel
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We arrived safely at 9am Dublin time, 4am Tallahassee time. Some of us slept well, me and Tim, and some did not, Katy and Liz. While in line at passport control, we passed a group of women as we switched back and forth in the queue who gave us a big "GO NOLES!" (Tim was was wearing his FSU shirt). Then Liz recognized her as the Mom of one of her …
After an uneventful and quick flight from Philadelphia, we arrived in Dublin as scheduled. The flight was a bit choppy, but overall a good flight. We arrived relatively well rested for our day in Dublin, though I think everyone would say they did not get enough sleep on the plane.
We were able to get through customs and collect our luggage in short order and headed out to pick up the rental van. That too went pretty quick, although they actually didn't have the ...
The boys "sleep in" this morning and get up at 7am. Genny and Dad actually sleep in, Dad til about 9 and Genny, well I walked into her room at 10:15 and asked her if she was going to be getting up anytime soon. She hadn't realized it was so late; they were really tired. I spent the morning sipping coffee, watching the rain fall in the meadow and the rabbits bounding. I also naturally, hung laundry and managed to sneak in an episode of Orange is the New Black. ...
... the finest piece of art from the Dark Ages.
Beyond this exhibit we went upstairs into the 200-foot-long main chamber of the Old Library dating from 1732. Displayed in the library is the 15th-century Brian Boru harp, the oldest surviving Irish harp. This harp is the national symbol of Ireland.
As an aside our young guide mentioned, as if it were a big deal, that tonight on TV would be ...
... After a while though, we packed up our guitars and went to see if someone's room was free that we could jam in. Pancho's room had four people in there, two didn't mind but the other two did, so we had a look in Larisa's and Sean's rooms, which both had sleepers, then finally went to ours, which was free! No one even in there! So we claimed that, freed a few beers from the vending machine downstairs then all had an amazing jam together. We kept ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Morrison, A DoubleTree By Hilton 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 The Morrison, A DoubleTree By Hilton 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.
At last - a hotel that gets it right!
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.
Our rate included breakfast. We called down and were mistakenly told that there was no extra charge for breakfast in our room. When I refused to pay the 4 euro charge it was wiped from the bill with no arguement - Hurrah!
We paid 158 euros (107 UKP) and I have no complaints whatsoever, and I'm very hard to please.
Well done The Morrison!
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.
Looks good - and feels good!
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.
A stunning place to stay
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.
Get the basics right
Excellent location and recommended as 'the place to stay' by a friend.
The hotel may be full of (and staffed by) beautiful people but once upstairs and out of the public areas the plot is lost. Rooms may use good materials but in many ways are totally impractical - toilet flushing is an acquired art and unlockable french doors with a 4 floor drop below were unacceptable, the water was off or brown for 1 hours of our 24 hour stay and despite a check in time of 2pm no rooms were available (even for changing) until after 5pm. Aslo remember to pack a torch as the (designer) lighting in the upstairs corridors would be put to shame by a family of glowworms. Room was booked via Lastminute at around 30% of standard rate so maybe I shouldn't complain but I certainly won't be going back.
Too Hip, theToilets hard to flush, light switch confusing, environment too dark
Yes, this hotel is hip, staffers look like aspiring models & actors.
But I've had better hotel facilities at hip hotels like the Millenium Hotel in Times Square or W Hotel in downtown Manhattan. The toilet is extremely hard to flush (I confirmed w/ my male friends who also had difficulties). The light switches were very confusing, one needs to turn on & off a few times to get the desire lights/lamps to be turned on or off. If you set alarm clock from the TV, you cannot turn the TV off - the bright lights from the TV will not be turned off - the bright light is a big disturbance during sleep time. The furniture & corridor are way too dark. I wish I had stayed at a more functional hotel instead. Being hip doesn't mean you should skimp on the practical stuff like basic bathroom & room amenities.