All of the previous positive reviews are accurate as is the website. This is an elegant hotel in an excellent location in Dublin.
After 2 1/2 weeks in Ireland and Northern Ireland staying at a variety of accommodations the Shelbourne was an elegant way to end my visit to Ireland. After suffering with iffy showers it was wonderful to have an easy to use rain shower and to have a separate deep soaking tub. The elegant furnishings and large room with a comfy reading chair and matching hassock, robe, and slippers were luxurious to settle into after a long day of seeing the sites.
On my last day in ireland I was too tired to go out so I ate dinner at the Number 27 Bar and Lounge off the foyer. I ordered from the early bird special menu (at 7pm) and had wonderful sea trout. It was delicious and the staff was pleasantly attentive to a single woman dining alone.
The evening before I was to leave Ireland I arranged a taxi tthrough the hotel concierge to take me to the airport at 6:30 a.m.and a wake up call for 5:45. At 5:30 I was surprised to receive a call saying the concierge had just found out the taxis were going to strike at 7 am and he was concerned I might not get to the airport. He had made a special arrangement for a taxi to pick me up at 6:15 if I could be ready. Needless to say I was in the lobby before 6:15 to meet a charming Dubliner who drove me to the airport before the strike began. Before I left the hotel I wanted to thank the concierge but I couldn't find him in the flurry to leave. I plan to write to the hotel to express my thanks for this above and beyond service provided by a member of their staff.
The Shelbourne is a wonderful hotel. I highly recommend it to anyone visitng Dublin. You won't be disappointed.