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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Ranked #18 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“nothing wrong at all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

i will be brief this is a top notch spot rt in the centre of town ..staff are brilliant facilities likewise great bar and restaurant nothiing more to add ....we stayed during race week at punchestown and it really was worht the effort in travelling to and from the venue .....this is without doubt a proper 5 star hotel ,,,,i will definitely be visiting again and soon and btw if you book early on price comparison sites this hotel is not expensive as you would imagine ...

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Shelbourne Hotel. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our team of associates will be extremely pleased to read of your kind words.

Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel on your recent trip to Dublin. I look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
JD Flynn
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

I stayed at this hotel on business for the first time and was very impressed with the comfort and quality.
My room was extremely well appointed and comfortable and there were some nice little touches like the complementary bottle of pink lemonade on the desk when I arrived.
I didn't eat in the hotel but did notice that it was quite expensive. However, this would be justified by the quality of food on offer.
The hotel is situated on St Stephen's Green and is ideally located for most areas of Dublin and is only 25 minutes drive (on a good day) from the airport.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to Dublin for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank macthevoice
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Shelbourne Hotel . I was so pleased to read your great comments about your room and the little extra touches that made all the difference.

The team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne on your next visit to Dublin.

Kind regards,

Sophie Hird
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Marietta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed a week in Dublin, and decided to treat ourselves this time to a suite at the Shelbourne. It was everything an old world grand hotel evokes, but seldom delivers. It was roomy, comfortable, with a pleasant view over St Stephen's Green. Every aspect of the service was just perfect. Well worth the the price, and edged out the admittedly superb Merrion as our new family favorite. The staff is just wonderful, anticipating your wants and needs, and delivering flawlessly, promptly and graciously. Little things can be so important, such as a great recommendation from the cheerful concierge, and needing laundry done on a weekend and getting it back perfectly done in just two hours, or ordering birthday flowers and having a stunningly gorgeous arrangement appear (It's not often you get to be the hero to your wife when visiting your family.)

And the food was a wonderful surprise - from perfectly poached eggs in a room service breakfast to perhaps the best seafood dinner I have ever eaten. (Yes, in Dublin!). Every meal was great.

A wholehearted and enthusiastic "superb"!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your stay. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay and that our team impressed you with the quality of the service provided.

It was our pleasure to host you during the stay. Our concierge team will very much appreciate your kind words. Thank you again for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. I look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,
JD Flynn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

nice hotel, friendly staff, good service and overall a pleasant stay at this hotel, the hotel is convenient for shopping and you could get a room with a nice view to enhance your experience. We didnt get a chance to use the leisure facilities which is my only regret.
The bar drinks can be a little expensive, breakfast was very good and for a small price can be delivered to your room, beds are very comfy and good night sleep is to be had.
Staff can hold onto your luggage after you check out whilst you finish your retail therapy before leaving or if you want to lunch in seafood bar.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Shelbourne Hotel and I was delighted to see you enjoyed your stay. Even though you did not get to visit the Health Club or Spa, this will allow you the excuse to return to The Shelbourne hotel sooner rather than later.

Thank you again for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. I look forward to your return.
Kind regards,

JD Flynn
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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

There can't be a better place to have brunch and to listen to Jazz on a Sunday in Dublin ...... It is difficult to say what was better, the high quality and choice of food, particularly the seafood, or the amazing jazz lead by Cary and his band. What a voice! He did a special request (At Last) for a beautiful lady in the audience which was a great finishing touch. It's got to be on your Must See in Dublin list.....

Stayed May 2014
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Shelbourne Hotel Jazz Brunch. It was our pleasure to host you on and it was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the band and especially their cover of “At Last”.

Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. I look forward to your return.
Kind regards,

JD Flynn
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Had a lovely weekend with my wife although i live in dublin i,ve always dropped in to the shelbourne for a drink or lunch when ever i get a chance staff are friendly/helpfull and will do their
best to make your visit very special

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank riksav
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that our team were able to assist with any requirements you had.

Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.

Kind regards,
JD Flynn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

I stayed here with my boyfriend last week for a group trip that we won through work. First of all, the hotel was accommodating 140+ people from this trip… SEAMLESSLY! The staff was extremely friendly at all times and so helpful throughout. The hotel itself is gorgeous and has everything you need. The breakfast had great food and was so plentiful. A walk down the block from the hotel takes you to the best shops and pubs. it is across from St. Stephens Green and right near Trinity College. We also took a short ride to the Guinness Factory and The Jameson Distillery since it was so close. I can't say enough great things about the Shelbourne. We would definitely come back to stay in the future!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, May 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your trip to The Shelbourne Hotel. It was a pleasure to host you and your group. Our team will be delighted to read that you enjoyed the service and found it seamless. You would be correct in saying that the hotel is in a great location to local amenities such as the St. Stephens Green and Trinity College.

Thank you for visiting The Shelbourne Hotel and I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel someday soon.

Kind regards,
JD Flynn
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Property: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#7 Business Hotel in Dublin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#15 Family Hotel in Dublin
#16 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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