All of the previous positive reviews are accurate as is the website. This is an elegant hotel in an excellent location in Dublin.
After 2 1/2 weeks in Ireland and Northern Ireland staying at a variety of accommodations the Shelbourne was an elegant way to end my visit to Ireland. After suffering with iffy showers it was wonderful to have an easy to use rain shower and to have a separate deep soaking tub. The elegant furnishings and large room with a comfy reading chair and matching hassock, robe, and slippers were luxurious to settle into after a long day of seeing the sites.
On my last day in ireland I was too tired to go out so I ate dinner at the Number 27 Bar and Lounge off the foyer. I ordered from the early bird special menu (at 7pm) and had wonderful sea trout. It was delicious and the staff was pleasantly attentive to a single woman dining alone.
The evening before I was to leave Ireland I arranged a taxi tthrough the hotel concierge to take me to the airport at 6:30 a.m.and a wake up call for 5:45. At 5:30 I was surprised to receive a call saying the concierge had just found out the taxis were going to strike at 7 am and he was concerned I might not get to the airport. He had made a special arrangement for a taxi to pick me up at 6:15 if I could be ready. Needless to say I was in the lobby before 6:15 to meet a charming Dubliner who drove me to the airport before the strike began. Before I left the hotel I wanted to thank the concierge but I couldn't find him in the flurry to leave. I plan to write to the hotel to express my thanks for this above and beyond service provided by a member of their staff.
The Shelbourne is a wonderful hotel. I highly recommend it to anyone visitng Dublin. You won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The world famous Shelbourne Hotel is a timeless landmark in the heart of Dublin. Located only 9km from Dublin Airport, The Shelbourne overlooks the magnificent St. Stephen’s Green, and is just seconds from the city’s sights and shops, commerce and culture. But the connection to Ireland’s capital runs far deeper than location. Founded in 1824, The Shelbourne, a Renaissance Hotel is a place where history has been made – the Irish Constitution was drafted, literary masterpieces were penned and society was shaped. Today, as part of the worldwide Renaissance brand, the hotel has been dramatically restored to its full original splendour. Each of the 265 bedrooms are unique, but they all share a sense of charm, style and above all quality…100% Egyptian cotton bedding by Rivolta Carmignani, elegant marble bathrooms with luxury amenities, flat-screen televisions, high speed internet access and climate control. The Shelbourne has 19 beautifully appointed suites, 12 of which are named after famous guests who have stayed at the hotel, such as Princess Grace, John F. Kennedy and Michael Collins and Eamonn De Valera. At the very heart of Dublin’s very best times for almost 200 years, The Shelbourne continues to be the city’s favourite hotel for fine food and drinks in an incomparable environment for generations of Dubliners. The Shelbourne offers a superb choice of dining venues; The Saddle Room, a modern steak and seafood restaurant, The Lord Mayor’s Lounge which serves Dublin’s only true afternoon tea, the renowned Horseshoe Bar and No. 27 Bar & Lounge, the place to see and be seen in Dublin! The hotel features a luxurious Spa offering six treatment rooms, including a suite for two people to share their spa experience together, a manicure and pedicure area as well as an opulent relaxation room. A 17.5m swimming pool, thermal facilities, dance studio and state-of-the-art gymnasium complete the facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shelbourne Hotel Dublin
- Shelbourne Dublin
- The Shelbourne Dublin Renaissance Hotel
- Dublin Hotel Shelbourne