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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Ranked #19 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed in the Shelbourne last night 14 March for 1 night with my mother for her 85th birthday. I told them it was her birthday and we got an upgrade to a heritage de luxe room which was about 500 sq. ft. It was furnished to a very high standard and there were 2, 4 ft bes which is an un usual size for a bed these days. The bathroom was furnished to a very high standard with seperate shower, bath and a toilet with a door for privacy within the bathroom. From the moment we arrived the doormen, reception staff, conccierges could not have been more friendly or helpful. They would not let us carry our bags. They kept on asking us and my mam particularly were we having a great time for her birthday. The dinner in the restaurant was great and there service excellent. The wine waitress knew all about her wines and got us to taste some wines before we made our choice. I had the French onion soup and the sirlloin steak from the table d'hote menu. The soup is the best French onion soup I have ever tasted. The steak was so tender. The beds are very very comfortable and the duvets are heaven. They must be duck down. The biggest surprise of all was the spa. It is brand new and furnished to the highest standard. We each had an hour massage. The relaxation room looks onto stephens Green which is amazing. The towels, bathrobes and slippers are to a very high standard. The steam room was lovely and hot, as was the sauna. The pool was lovely also. This was the best hotel stay I ever had. I cannot wait to go back to the shelbourne again. One down side is the bars are sometimes so busy that there are no tables available for residents to have a re dinner drink or aafter dinner drink.

Room Tip: Look for room with view, get de luxe room, basic rooms are very small and have no bath only shower.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed at The Shelbourne on the 3rd & 7th March. Our welcome was fantastic from the moment we arrived. Saema on the front desk was very helpful. She assisted my husband with our Afternoon Tea reservation and gave us a tour of the Constitution Suite and the musuem. We had Afternoon Tea, my very first, and it was such an experience from being in The Lord Mayor's Lounge to the gorgeous food. After indulging in the tea, we strolled the short distance to Grafton Street, the main shopping area, and then around the surrounding area. The room was perfect and well decorated.

Our second night was even more exceptional and the hotel made us feel very special by putting us in the original part of the hotel where we could see St Stephen's Green. The room was gorgeous and huge! The bathroom was amazing with a lovely deep tub perfect for soaking and powerful shower. We spent our second evening in The Lord Mayor's Lounge as we became too comfortable to leave! We also spent some time in The Horseshoe Bar and soaked up some of the history there.

The hotel is very beautiful and overflowing with history. The bed was so comfortable that I did not want to leave it in the morning! I think this hotel is the whole package and I certainly intend to stay there next time we are in Dublin in a few months time! A completely amazing experience all round. A massive thanks to The Shelbourne staff who made us feel welcome and special.

Room Tip: If you like history, ask to stay in the original part of the building. The hotel is quite large an...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I know I will sound like I'm gushing, but we can't say enough good things about the staff at the Shelbourne. they are well-trained, efficient, warm and completely helpful at every step. Just made our third visit and we felt like we were back with old friends. Concierge Denis and Jane on the front desk took extra good care of us. This is definitely our home in Dublin.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Check in was an absolute delight which is a rare experience these days. Check in staff were friendly, helpful and informative and just wanted to please.

That intro really set the tone for my stay. A lasting memory is spending a few minutes in the museum reading the correspondence regarding damage caused by the South African Rugby tourists in 1952.

Room Tip: try and get a room looking over the Square.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Although a Dubliner I had never stayed in the Shelbourne Hotel. No reason, always assumed it was too expensive but I was pleasantly surprised considering the outrageous prices I have paid in other city centre hotels. Valet parking is handy. The rooms maintain an historice feel but also very luxurious. Great atmosphere and the food at the dinner was excellent and what a breakfast you are set for the day. Next time in Dublin you have to stay

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night on business. It's centrally located - close to a park and the town, plus many attractions.

The room - nice size, good 4 or 5 star amenities such as robe, slippers etc. TV had lots of channels and bed was comfortable, plus a safe and plenty of electric points.

Staff - always helpful and good service

Reception/common areas - a big bonus here, as it was lovely and a great place to meet people.

Bars and restaurants - really nice too. 6 of us ate here on a set menu for lunch, was very nice and reasonable, for Dublin.

Overall would stay again. They also organised some early morning coffee (4.30am) which was good.

Room Tip: Try and get a park view. Good luck!
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

My Mother's Day couldn't have been nicer. I was treated to Brunch at the beautiful Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. The food was exquisite, and the jazz music was fantastic. We had planned to have a quick bite then do a little sight-seeing, but ended up staying for the entire 3 hour brunch, as we couldn't tear ourselves away from the music. The singer's voice is lovely, and he was very accomodating with all of our requests. Quite a charmer, and a wonderful day overall.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 27 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#7 Business Hotel in Dublin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#15 Family Hotel in Dublin
#18 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $270 - $1,077 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 265
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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