We stayed for four nights at the Shelbourne on a business trip this past August. This hotel is in an ideal location accross from St. Stephens Green and just around the corner from all the shops and restaurants on Grafton Street. We had a suite facing the park with a huge marble bath. The beds and pillows were feather and the most comfortable by far of the six different places we stayed in Ireland. It was hard to get up.
Breakfast was included and served either buffet or ala cart in a very nice little restaurant on the ground floor. We did not dine here for dinner, but breakfast was excellent. If not included in the rate, it is expensive. There is a very lively and fun bar off the lobby called "Number 27" which we highly recommend. The other bar, the Horseshoe, is nice but more sedate. There is a wonderful lounge for tea and cocktails in the front of the hotel which is quite nice.
This is a perfect business hotel or for vacation with everything located close and the service and food of high quality.
If you want a great steakhouse, Shannahan's on the Green is only a five minute walk on the other side of the square. This restaurant rivals any in the states for the best steak served exactly as you order it. Outstanding wine lise, fresh hot onion bread, sauteed shrimp to die for (dip the onion bread in the sauce), and marvelous deserts. To top it off, the Oval Office Bar located downstairs is great for any American. A terrific collection of memorabilia with signed documents from many different U.S. Presidents. They have deep comfortable leather chairs and carpet with the Presidential seal. A fabulous place to sip a nice Irish Whiskey, we recommend the Middleton's Very Rare. To top it off, JFK's rocking chair sits right behind the bar. Not an Irish experience per se, but one not to be missed.
- Also Known As:
- Shelbourne Hotel Dublin
- Shelbourne Dublin
- The Shelbourne Dublin Renaissance Hotel
- The Shelbourne
- Dublin Hotel Shelbourne
- 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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