The Morrison Hotel

Ormond Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 1, Ireland

Showcasing new Irish talent in everything from the textiles to the art on the walls and the sculptures in public spaces—there are even famous Irish song lyrics on the walls in some bedrooms—this sleek, trendy spot remains top of the Northside lodging charts. The rooms in general don't do subtlety; there's a lot of white contrasted with splashes of bold purples and green in the curtains and pillows. The Morrison inspires reactions: some visitors find it OTT, while others draw comparisons with a London boutique hotel, though it's many times the size. Centrally located, it's halfway between the Ha'penny and Capel Street bridges, and no more than a 10-minute walk from Trinity College.

PROS

  • people-watching in cocktail bar
  • intensely designed rooms
  • near O'Connell Bridge

CONS

  • tries a little too hard to be cool
  • located on busy road

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01-887–2400

HOTEL DETAILS

139 rooms, 18 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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