The Morrison Hotel Dublin Review


The Morrison is not only our favourite hotel in Dublin, but it was also our favourite hotel during our Europe trip. A simple paragraph cannot do this hotel justice so please check out the breakdown below.
The concept
When you think of the Doubletree by Hilton chain, you think of a uniform business hotel, with influences matching their brand name. This style of travel can quickly become dull, and therefore, the unique design concept of the Morrison is a refreshing change. A recently completed refurbishment, February 2013 to be exact, with leading Irish architect Nikki O’Donnell taking charge, has transformed this classic hotel into a modern day icon. Their aim to support fledgling Irish design talent, from the art and sculptures to the textiles, has been upheld in their stylistic overhaul. O’Donnell was also able to maintain, and even further enhance, the original Morrison’s Rock & Roll history. This is best represented by the song lyrics that emblazon the walls of the public areas and provide feature walls in the guest bedrooms, all of which are from famous Irish musicians.
The rooms
The bright interiors of the room are illuminated in bright blues, pinks, and greens, representing the exciting and vibrant history of the hotel. Each room is designed with comfort, style, and functionality in mind. Plush mattresses, fluffy towels, and baby soft linens comfort you during the most important part of the day, bed time. Luxurious touches such as wood floors, plush carpets, large marble bathrooms, and Crabtree and Evelyn amenities ensure that your stay exceeds the four star rating the hotel has received. And finally, electrical points, ironing boards, and a handy hair straightening/curling and makeup application station, make the rooms extremely functional. But the real winning point of the hotel, is its suites. Featuring an oversized bedroom, sitting area, balcony, and huge marble bathroom, the decadent Junior Suite is worth the upgrade, as it features comfort, style, and functionality wrapped up in a more extravagant package.
The location
With the River Liffey’s shores hugging the hotel, and the iconic Ha’penny bridge connecting The Morrison to the famous Temple Bar nightlife district, The Morrison’s location couldn’t be any better. Add in the hotel’s proximity to O’Connell Street shopping districts and the local trams, and you have a location that suits everyone’s needs.
The facilities
The Morrison features a state of the art gym, award-winning Morrison Grill, and the ever-popular Quay 14 bar. But the standout facility offering is the buffet breakfast. The breakfast choices were extensive and featured continental and hot options as well as the best a la carte breakfast, which was included in the one price, we had on the trip. We are talking the world’s best French toast with fresh cream and berry compote here, so make sure you DO NOT miss breakfast if you get the chance.
The Verdict
The Morrison in Dublin is an amazing hotel. It exemplifies a great value hotel that provides the highest standard in room design, service, facilities, and location.
Where// The Morrison, Ormond Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin 1, Ireland