If you read this post, then it’ll come as no surprise to you that we loved our first stay at The Morrison so much, that when we were looking for a hotel for Jass’s last week working in Dublin, we booked this one again without hesitation and even extended our stay!
We didn’t even bother to see what other hotels were available through his corporate booking site because, well, if it ain’t broke..
We’d checked out of the King Premium room on Thursday, went on a roadtrip from Dublin to Belfast for a long weekend and found ourselves back at The Morrison on Sunday night, ready to check in again! The friendly staff immediately recognised us and very kindly upgraded us to the Junior Suite this time.
It wouldn’t be a Hilton Doubletree welcome without complimentary bottles of water and warm cookies now would it?
You know we demolished these pretty quickly!
As soon as we opened the door, my jaw dropped! The long entrance way had plenty of wardrobe storage, with large mirrored doors and a dressing table area complete with a Nespresso machine and a selection of coffee pods on the other side.
It was great to see the familiar contemporary decor again; all white, with touches of pale grey in the soft furnishings and bold pops of fuchsia, which instantly gives the feeling of cleanliness.
Again, this room was incredibly spacious and very well lit, making it the perfect setting to get ready for a night out in the city!
The bathroom, which is just off the hallway was bright, clean, well-lit and spacious, it was just so dreamy! The shower was actually inside the bathtub instead of being a stand-alone shower, but that wasn’t a problem for us.
The tub itself just looked so inviting! If only I’d bought some bath bombs and maybe a candle or two with me.. that could have made for an incredibly relaxing bath.
There were slippers and robes in the wardrobe, and the towels, including the face towels were all soft, fluffy and deluxe which was a lovely touch. There’s nothing worse than using a smelly, threadbare towel, particularly on your face after cleansing, where it actually feels painful, leaving your face red raw. I’m sure we’ve all been there!
Thankfully, this was nothing like that! The towels all felt luxurious and were a joy to use.
It was also such a treat coming back to the fabulous Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries again. I’m pretty certain the bottles were slightly bigger in the suite in comparison to those in the previous room – which is such an odd thing to notice, but I pay attention to the details! *winks*
I think the addition of some bubble bath or bath products would really add to the luxuriousness of the bathroom. I imagine others would probably want a long soak in the tub after a day of walking around the city.
The hallway opened up into this enormous space, with the bed on one side and living space on the other. Again, the bed itself was very similar, if not the same as the previous room. The mattress was great; firm enough and comfortable for a good night’s sleep however once again, I found the pillows too soft for my liking.
It’s a shame they didn’t utilise some of that wardrobe space and have additional pillows for guests to chose from, as I feel like this was the only let down for me in both rooms.
The star of the show for us had to be the living area!
Bearing in mind we were there on a work trip for 5 nights, (which we then extended to 7), I really appreciated the huge desk. It was large enough for both of us to work at side-by-side should we have needed to. Had there not been a separate dressing table, this would have nicely doubled up as one too.
Under the desk in the corner was a fully stocked mini bar. This was really handy for me as it meant that I could buy and store my own oat milk for cups of tea and coffee throughout the day, and also pick up items for lunch so that I wasn’t dining out twice a day, every day!
FYI – porridge pots topped with a dash of oat milk and fresh berries make the perfect
home-made ‘hotel-room-made’ lunch!
Some evenings, when it was too cold to be out and about for a long time, we’d bring back a salad from Chopped, hook our laptop up to the tv, put on our robes and slippers and snuggle into the armchairs to watch Netflix while having dinner.
It was so nice and cosy – particularly because we stayed here in the winter. It felt just like being at home, with the added bonus of not having to clean up after ourselves!
These little Irish touches on the doors always made me giggle too!
Having never stayed in a suite before, I’d love to say this has ruined me and that I’d book it again next time I’m in Dublin. I mean, I would love to, but the reality is that this is probably out of my budget (sob).
However, having now stayed in two different room types, I know I’d be very happy to stay in the most basic room The Morrison have to offer as I just don’t think they can do anything to disappoint me!
Like last time, the service throughout; from the receptionists, bar staff, waitresses, managers and cleaners was brilliant. They couldn’t do enough to help, and always greeted us with a smile and some good ol’ Irish craic!
Like I said before, nothing about this place feels like a chain hotel, with it’s exemplary service, contemporary decor and excellent location. I’ll never get bored of stepping outside the hotel to the magnificent view of the Ha’penny bridge and colourful buildings in the distance at golden hour.