The 10 Best Hotels in Dublin

4th January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb


Halo Restaurant at Penthouse the Morrison

Irish fashion guru John Rocha has based The Morrison’s décor on a subtle ‘East meets West’ motif, and the results are stunning.

White walls, contemporary art, stone floors and handmade Irish carpets create simple, chic interiors that have made the Morrison one of the coolest hotels in town. The atmosphere is calming and unstuffy, and the central location by the River Liffey is perfect for shopping, sight seeing and bar-hopping. Halo, the hotel’s nouvelle Irish restaurant, offers delicious, inventive dishes, and the lively cocktail bar is a favorite haunt for Dublin’s in-crowd.



Why we love it: The Penthouse showcases Rocha’s design at its finest. In the open-plan living room, tasteful dark woods and cream walls are complemented by vivid acid-washed velvet throws and cushions. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and a second adjoining bedroom is available for guests who need to extend the suite. The limestone-floored bathroom includes a huge Jacuzzi with a frosted glass wall overlooking the master bedroom, a double sink, a walk-in shower and a separate seating area. The dining area seats eight guests and the full-size honesty bar is well stocked. Guests can enjoy a flatscreen TV with a multi-region DVD player, and the wrap-around balcony offers panoramic views of Dublin. Secluded and luxurious, the Morrison Penthouse is a popular choice for visiting celebrities.




  • Square footage: 1,075
  • Nightly rate: $1,100


Sandra Doyle, General Manager

+353 1 887 2400

Ormond Quay, Dublin 1