My fiancé and I used Priceline to bid on this hotel since we don't usually stay in 5-star hotels and wanted to spoil ourselves. We got a great deal, but I know this is usually a VERY expensive hotel. The hotel itself is gorgeous! There is a lot of history behind the building and you can tell they take great care in keeping the hotel pretty. We stayed at the Shelbourne for 3 nights and were originally given a room on the 3rd floor. We only stayed in that room one night as there was this horrendous buzzing noise coming from somewhere near our room (never figured out what was causing it). When we spoke with the front desk, they were very polite and moved us to a room on the 6th floor where we had no more issues. The beds are very luxurious and comfortable, however, the rooms are definitely on the small side for a luxury hotel. The bathrooms are standard with huge showers and you can listen to the tv while showering (a feature my man loved). I don't think the hotel was in a great location, personally. It wasn't convenient to the bus stops and it was too far from the main tourist areas to walk easily (especially when it rains so much). Parking is far too expensive to rent a car, so if you are planning on doing a lot of sight-seeing, I would recommend staying in a different area of town.
- 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