We wanted to stay close in to Dublin so that we could walk everywhere. The Morgan fit the bill. in that regard. It was actually quite cute inside and the staff were really nice. We had a queen size bed on the third floor with a balcony. The balcony was both the savoir and the annoyer.
The savoir dimension is something anyone staying here in the summer months must consider. Not all the rooms have air conditioning, which normally would not matter - but we were here during a heat wave. Our first room had no air con AND no windows which was intolerable. They had a small fan, but it just pushed hot air around. We had to move out into a second room that still had no AC, but it had a balcony so we could open the window and door, put a fan in it, and blow cool air in at night.
Of course - that brings up the annoyance factor. Because the hotel is right in the middle of Temple Bar, the street noise is loud and late. So opening the door and windows to get air resulted in lots of noise. All of a sudden the free earplugs made sense. To be fair, if you stay in the Temple Bar area, it is the center of nightlife - so it is what it is!
All in all we managed nicely, got decent rest and the coolness at night really helped us sleep. Make sure when you check in however you ask about street noise, windows, and AC.
The breakfast was not included, and we bought it for just one day. It was decent, but the staff was having trouble keeping up - so stuff was frequently empty. A few minutes wait would result in a refill - so if you are not in a hurry or terribly impatient it should work fine. The food was ok, not stellar. I saw cheese on the serving tray at the mini-buffet that was way past its prime.
There is a gym with a pool available for registered hotel guests right down the street in another hotel. We did not use it, but that was a nice feature.
What sort of rubbed me the wrong way is that the room we had reserved was not available - so they "ugpgraded" us to a suite. The suite was room one, described above, and an inferno. The fellow a the desk reluctantly gave us another room (room 2 with the balcony).
The point here was I don't like to be given an "upgrade" that is really a room that they knew no one else would be able to stay in, trying to save their one last decent room for someone else. The Morgan Suite was lovely - but for heavens sakes - hot or not - there should be some way to ventilate it. The only possibility for even moving the stale hot air was with a small fan. Put an air exchange in there and make the windows openable. If there was a fire in the hotel, there would not be any way to get out either. Creeped me out.
finally, our king bed was two mattresses pushed together - which I dont like and ends up being uncomfortable. They slide apart and the result is the San Andreas fault line right down the center of the bed. Just stick with a queen or something that is not two beds pushed together,.
- 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, quirky outdoor spaces, cool meeting rooms & an amazing Penthouse. 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 and uncluttered elegance. ... more less
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