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Morrison DoubleTree Dublin: The Nicest DoubleTree I’ve Ever Stayed In

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And it’s in Dublin! I had planned to stay at a Starwood property the one night I was there, but prices were rather high and I realized I still had a free night certificate from my Hilton Credit card which I could use for either the Conrad or the Morrison DoubleTree.

I leaned towards the Conrad (for obvious reasons), but it was farther away from the main attractions and I didn’t relish a walk home in the dark after a international flight followed by a long day of siteseeing. Apparently the Morrison Doubletree, right across the river from Temple Bar, had been recently remodeled so I booked it and hoped for the best.

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My stay got off to an immediate good start when they let me check in when I arrived at 10 AM! I’d just been hoping for luggage storage, but instead I was able to take a refreshing shower and change clothes before starting the day.

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Lobby

And I loved the feel of the property — the lobby is large and spacious, with a predominent color of warm grey with nice color accents. The wall designs also pay tribute to Dublin’s literary heritage — decorative lines of script.

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin wall decor

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Hallway

I arrived at my room and was immediately charmed! It looked incredibly new and fresh, probably the most modern doubletree I’ve ever stayed in.

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin 104

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Room

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin King

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin King 2

It had recessed colored lighting everywhere and was laid out for comfort. My only complaint was the lack of a tea bags to go with the tea making facilities (easily remedied).

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Room Decor

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Closet

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Minibar

The bathroom was modern in a marble way — it felt comfortably more traditional with rich gleaming surfaces and warm lighting (for some reason I am taken by more opulent bathrooms 🙂 )

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Bathroom

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Shower

My room faced a rather nondescript internal courtyard, but as someone who’d been granted check in 5 hours early, I wasn’t complaining.

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin courtyard view

I came back later that evening after stuffing myself at Pichet. I’d originally planned to grab a glass of wine in their very inviting bar, Quay 14. But after seeing the thoughtful dessert tray (I’m only a Gold!) and the inviting bed, I stayed in for the night.

The Morrison DoubleTree Dublin dessert plate

I slept comfortably enough — the doors into the corridor are a bit thin. I didn’t hear either of my neighbors, but I could hear the man in the hallway at 3 AM shouting obscenities on the phone to his significant other who apparently didn’t come home that night.

Feeling refreshed the next morning I headed for my free breakfast at Halo. A very interestingly laid out restaurant, with a multilevel format and a screen playing cooking shows at the front of the restaurant.

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Halo Decor

I’ve seen a lot of impressive breakfast buffets and this one definitely made the list. There was a whole section devoted to bread.

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Halo Breakfast Buffet Bread

A line of 8-10 hot dishes to choose from.

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Halo Breakfast Buffet Hot options

Fruit, and lots of adorable little pots of yoghurt!

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Halo Breakfast Yoghurt

Not to mention a menu you could custom order from.

The Morrison DoubleTree Hotel Dublin Halo Breakfast Menu

After breakfast I rambled around Temple Bar in the morning sunshine for a bit before heading back to check out and catch my bus.

This would definitely be my hotel of choice next time I visit Dublin!

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1 Comment

  1. colleen

    May 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    thanks for the post.

    Jeez I’d like to shoot the designer who trended these shin-breaking (especially in the unfamiliar dark) bed “unders”.

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