The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay,
+353 18 872 400
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Mon-Thu 10:30am-11:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-12:30am, Sun noon-11:30pm
The Morrison Hotel's own website proudly boasts, 'probably the hippest and coolest luxury hotel in Dublin city centre.' It goes on to proclaim this to be a 'haven of calm & designer luxury' and yup, we'd have to agree.
Situated in a purpose-built modern building close to the Millenium Bridge on the north bank of the Liffey, The Morrison Hotel's interior was designed by John Rocha and has an 'East Meets West' theme. The Café Bar with its lines of boxy leather armchairs is located at the front of the hotel and overlooks the river. By day the large windows fill the room with natural light but by night, desk-style lamps between the chairs glow in the dimly lit room.
The semi-circular bar is manned by some of the friendliest bar staff in Dublin with cocktail making skills to a similar order. The back bar is weighed down with premium spirits and both wine and beer drinkers are also well catered for.
Stylish luxury with great service sums up the Morrison. Our only fault was that Dan considered the chips were slightly too fat. You can't please everyone...