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.
- 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