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The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection

27 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin Ireland
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection is Dublin’s most prestigious and historic five-star property. Located only 9km from Dublin Airport, The Shelbourne overlooks the magnificent St. Stephen’s Green, it is surrounded by the city’s best-known landmarks, most significant historical and cultural sites, and most popular shopping areas. Founded in 1824, The Shelbourne 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 Autograph Collection, the hotel has been dramatically restored to its full original splendor. The hotel offers 265 exquisitely appointed guest rooms, including 19 lavish suites, many named after the hotel’s most notable guests and figures, including Grace Kelly, John F. Kennedy, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera For almost 200 years The Shelbourne continues to be the city’s favourite hotel for food and beverage in an incomparable environment for generations of Dubliners. The Shelbourne offers a superb choice of dining venues; The Saddle Room, an elegant Irish restaurant, reassuringly timeless, The Lord Mayor’s Lounge an iconic drawing room that serves Afternoon Tea, the renowned Horseshoe Bar and No. 27 Bar, the place to see and be seen. The hotel features a luxurious Spa & Salon 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.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
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Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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Leonie wrote a review Nov 25
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions
The hotel is exactly as I expected. The service was very friendly and the amenities were nice. The swimming pool is very nice and very intimate. I would definitely recommend staying there. We got to enjoy the breakfast which was very tasty apart from the wait as the place was very busy
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Rusmir wrote a review Nov 10
Dublin, Ireland173 contributions4 helpful votes
Shelbourne is Dublin's no1 hotel and that's not questionable at all. Extraordinary world-class 5* service. Luxury as it's best. Location fabolous - only The Marlin and Westburry can provide the same location wise. Bus and tram stops in front of the hotel, Grafton and Dawson street less then minute away. Hotel has one of the best terraces you'll find in the city - it's cosy, romantic and very stylish. For the best rate i recommend to book directly, for pleasant stay - as usual at any place, ask for higher floor and for room with view. Afternoon tea highly recommended. 10 out of 10.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Lucius Farrell, General Manager at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection
Responded 4 days ago
Dear rusmis_rieger, Thank you for providing us with such a wonderful review! All the team here at The Shelbourne work hard to create memorable experiences and luxury 5* service and we are happy on this occasion that we did not disappoint. I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed our newest addition to the hotel, our terrace! Hopefully we can welcome you back to us at some stage soon. Best wishes, Lucius
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jamesroseman wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions7 helpful votes
My partner and I had planned a weeklong trip to Galway, our only vacation planned since the COVID restrictions began in Dublin back in March. We were excited to travel and reclaim some semblance of normalcy in our lives. But restrictions were raised and made our trip out of the county impossible. Deciding to be impulsive and treat ourselves, we realized a dream of ours instead: a week at the Shelbourne. We expected the beautiful hotel room, the incredible food, the elegant interior. What we didn’t expect was the celebrity treatment we received from every single member of the hotel staff we interacted with. On one of our first days we got lost on the way to the spa and asked someone cleaning a room to point us in the right direction. Instead, she led us there herself. And when we happened to see an interesting meeting room as we passed, the assistant bar manager Andrew Taylor took us on a late-night after-dinner tour of the Shelbourne himself to find it (based only our vague recollection of “a red room with lots of paintings”). We had planned on one spa day, but enjoyed our massages and relaxation time (champagne in hand) so much that we added on another. Definitely do not miss out. Every measure felt taken to ensure a safe and worry-free stay, from the temperature checks on the way in, frequent hand sanitizing stations, face masks and face shields abound, and time-limited dining. We felt so isolated from the outside world that, at one last coffee in the Lord Mayor Lounge before checking out, we admitted to one another we had forgotten entirely about the gravity of the pandemic. Though I’m sure these unprecedented times led to some truly unique experiences (like playing boardgames in the Lord Mayor Lounge, having the entire No. 27 bar to ourselves, enjoying a long conversation and delicious cocktails courtesy of Luke Boland in the 1824 bar, enjoying Afternoon Tea alone in what would have been a sold-out room), I am sure that when we return we will receive the same level of professional and welcoming service, no matter the number of guests staying with the hotel. We had planned to dine at an outdoor seating area at a local Italian restaurant, but when the night came we were enjoying a Guinness and boardgames in the lounge. My partner asked if it would be possible to order in, seeing as we’d tried just about everything on the menu, and the response came that the chef would be happy to make us something off-menu, and so we enjoyed a penne with Irish chorizo and finished our game, content not to leave the hotel at all. We didn’t know it, but this was our first interaction with the general manager, JP Kavanagh. On our last night, we had cocktails at the 1824 bar. I was beyond impressed with Luke, our bartender. Being something of a cocktail hobbyist, I tried out some more obscure drink orders, and he was familiar with every request and happy to recommend drinks. We were privileged to be checked in on by JP himself, who recommended the Chateaubriand steak for our dinner at the Saddle Room and then sent in the sommelier, Nisea Doddy, to personally recommend an accompanying bottle of red wine and decant it so it would be ready for us in time for dinner. It was, without a doubt, the most personalized hotel dining experience I have ever had. I am confident we will be back and, with the current restrictions due to continue, probably sooner rather than later!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Lucius Farrell, General Manager at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection
Responded 4 days ago
Dear jamesroseman, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a detailed and glowing review of your trip to stay with us in September this year. I understand that these are indeed strange times, but it is really an excellent thing to hear when a guest really enjoys themselves, especially with all of these restrictions in place. I will be sure to pass on your thanks to all of our associates which you named that stood out for you, as well as our general manager JP Kavanagh. It is great to hear that you plan to come back to us in the future, as we would be thrilled to welcome you again. Kindest regards, Lucius Farrell
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Tnash123 wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland111 contributions21 helpful votes
Been to every type of 5 star hotel around the world, but I have to say this is right up there at the top. Well worth going right now given there isn’t to much open right now. Right from parking the car at the front door, greeted by great door staff who took the car off to park it. Advised to give them 15 mins advance if we need the car for anything which was really good to know. Restaurant was great, really attentive staff who looked after you for the whole meal, food was fantastic, I should have went for the lobster option though. Room was v nice and the bar/lounge was nice for few drinks after. Great to have option of Grafton at/Stephens green on your door step, won’t get better location in Dublin. Will more than likely make it a yearly visit. Breakfast also fantastic, got booth which was really good.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lucius Farrell, General Manager at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Tnash123, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review on your time here at The Shelbourne this year. Our front service team will be thrilled to hear that their arrival experience is such a good one, I will be sure to pass on your comments. I will also be sure to let our restaurant associates know of your positive comments. It is also great to see that you are considering making this a yearly visit. We would be thrilled to have you back! Yours sincerely, Lucius Farrell
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NB112 wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff at reception were very helpful and eager to assist me in any way they could- special thanks to Patrick. I arrived early and was upgraded to a wonderful room with a bath. No request was too much for the team who made me feel like a real VIP. I had breakfast both mornings and it was divine, Inga is a real asset to the Saddle Room. I will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Lucius Farrell, General Manager at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection
Responded 4 days ago
Dear nbr112, Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review on your stay with us in September! It is always great to see a lovely review from our guests, and especially when they feel our staff members go above and beyond for them. A major goal for us at The Shelbourne is to make every guest feel special and it is great to see that Patrick and his colleagues have been able to do that. We would very much enjoy the opportunity to welcome you back to us at some point in the future. Kindest regards, Lucius Farrell
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection?
Nearby attractions include St Stephens Green (0.2 miles), The Little Museum of Dublin (0.1 miles), and Dublin Literary Pub Crawl (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tang Cafe, Glovers Alley, and Lemon and Duke Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Dublin.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.