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I stayed at the Shelbourne when I first arrived for a night and the night before I left Dublin to come home. Prior to my arrival, I emailed them to ask for an early check in. Aer Lingus - Great Airline by the way, had an early arrival and my wife and I arrived in Dublin just before 830 am.... More 

Thank sphunt
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Just back from the Shelbourne, can't say enough about the place. Staff are fantastic, accommodation although small is beautifully presented, breakfast was magnificent, the whole experience was really really pleasant and worthwhile, I'll definitely be back!

Thank Rob C
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my partner went to Afternoon Tea recently and the hotel is stunning; beautiful Christmas trees and wreaths, lots of staff, the atmosphere was amazing. We had the festive afternoon tea and the staff did everything perfectly and were lovely, especially Teodora. We enjoyed everything from the teas, the rose champagne, the piano being played beautifully in the corner... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great hotel as service and accommodations were on point. The stand out was Eimear during afternoon tea. She assisted us the day prior as we needed to cancel our reservation as we would run late for a tour the following day. She worked it out and was able to accommodate us the next day. She was our server... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Shelbourne for a night upon arriving in Dublin from Chicago. After a long and sleepless night on the plane, it was just what we needed. The Shelbourne is simply beautiful. We loved its pub and restaurant. The Shelbourne is easy walking distance to all of the main points of interest in Dublin. Be... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the nicest place I have ever stayed in and was perfect for a very special occasion. Everything is amazing, but the staff are the best part: friendly without ever be familiar, they make you feel special and welcome as if you were a VIP. I would recommend anyone staying there to have the breakfast in the bedroom, it's... More 

Thank Emma&Kieran
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Had another wonderful stay at The Sherbourne, this hotel will truly exceed all your expectations. Had a fantastic lunch in Bar 27. Staff are absolutely amazing and go above and beyond to make your stay as memorable as possible, nothing is too much trouble for them. Rooms are decorated to the highest standards and have every amenity you could possibly... More 

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We did not enjoy our stay. For what we paid for a two night stay - The room was small and our view was of a flat roof. Due to the bedroom size we were not comfortable to relax in our bedroom, the hotel did not have any available areas to relax. The restaurant was "fully booked" and the bar... More 

Thank David L
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at the Shelbourne. This hotel is amazing! Presidents, and movie stars often stay here. The staff is excellent and they think of everything, including umbrellas at the front door. The location is very nice, directly across from St. Stephens Green, and a few blocks walk from St. Stephens Shopping center. The Front lobby has a wood... More 

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David R, Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel. We are very happy to read that your experience with us was pleasant, and that you enjoyed not only the perfect location of our hotel, but also the service provided, as our team is dedicated and focused on providing outstanding experiences. It will be a pleasure to welcome... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the no 27 bar having just got engaged at st Stephens green across the road. The staff made us feel incredibly special and gave us a glass of bubbly and macaroons even though we were not staying in the hotel. Tomislav in particular was incredibly kind and made our day even better. Thank you so much!

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emma S, We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our hotel and congratulations on your engagement. At The Shelbourne Hotel we take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments regarding your experience with us. I will make sure to pass on your compliments... More 

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No. 27 Bar & Lounge
No. 27 Bar & Lounge
Cuisines: Irish, European, Bar, International
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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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Address: 27 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: £164 - £480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 265
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Shelbourne Hotel Dublin
Shelbourne Dublin
The Shelbourne Dublin Renaissance Hotel
Dublin Hotel Shelbourne
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#4 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#7 Business Hotel in Dublin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#13 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#15 Family Hotel in Dublin
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