We arrived at the Morgan an hour before we were expected. The Morgan is easily accessable by public transport, we took the Dublin airport bus which dropped us off a few hundred meters from the hotel. We got a very friendly and warm welcome, and they apologised for not having our room ready, even though it wasn't their fault as we were early. They asked us to take a walk and get our first impressions of Dublin, while they would ready our room and look after our luggage.
Upon return one hour later, our room was not only ready, but due to us letting the Morgan know it was our second attempt on having a honeymoon, they upgraded us! We went from a queen room to a king room, and while I don't really felt the need for a bigger room, it came with a balcony which totally made my stay! Our luggage was already in the room as well. The room was clean, but the chairs in the room had spots, and the seat fabric didn't cover the chairs fully. It seemed like they had been unsuccessfully washed, shrunk, and still put back on the chairs. The carpet also had some spots, and the minibar wasn't fully stocked, yet one of those were you can't put your own stuff in. We like to have chilled drinks in our room, so we made use of it anyway, but be aware if you trigger the sensors in there, they might charge you. It worked out fine for us.
Clean bathroom, but seemed half finished, as the finishing around the room just wasn't there, like the missing star tops on top of the screws on the mirror, and the poor plastering job done both in the bathroom and the room itself didn't convince us that The Morgan is a five star property. It did nothing to dampen our stay, but it is those small things that make a place really shine and The Morgan really didn't cut it here. What were five star worthy was the fantastic staff, I cannot stress this enough so I'll repeat it: FANTASTIC STAFF! The bed was super comfy and the breakfast was full english/irish breakfast, so we were very happy. The cold cuts and other breakfast offers were not on the huge side, but sufficient. They also have a cute backyard, which is a bit confused designwise, but it kind off works.
Then it was the balcony... The balcony was upon first eyesight great, but upon closer inspection you could easily see the wear and tear on the building. There were also a very dead plant out there. During our stay we had both rain and sunshine, which made mould grow on the chairs out there.... I have to apologize that I didn't tell the staff about it, as it really didn't bother us (the weather wasn't warm enough to really enjoy a balcony anyway) and I also felt that since the cleaning people did remove the mould when washing also should be the ones to report it to the management.
The location of our room was towards the back, so we didn't experience any noise, but truly, if noise bothers you, don't choose a hotel in Temple bar. And that's what I'll say on that subject. That the hotel provided ear plugs amongst the amenities in the bathroom was also a nice touch. It wasn't particularly warm in Dublin when we stayed there, so the lack of aircon didn't bother us except for one night were I had to open a window. So get a room with aircon if that's a must for you. The hotel lighting is quite dark at nighttime, and the elevator has a weird funky blue light and nothing else, which makes it really hard finding the right button to press, but quite charming in its own way.
All in all we had a fantastic stay, and would definitely return if ever in Dublin again without kids. But can't give it a five star review as it needs to work on the smaller details to fully make it a fantastic hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Immerse yourself in The Morgan Hotel, in the heart of Temple Bar. The Morgan holds host to chic guestrooms, a funky cocktail bar, crazy outdoor spaces, cool meeting rooms & an amazing Penthouse with rooftop garden. Sophisticated fun, ultra stylish, modern chic and Dublin's best loved boutique hotel The Morgan has 129 deluxe guest rooms, offering a celebration of contemporary design, clean, simple lines, uncluttered elegance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Morgan Hotel Dublin
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