We arrived at the Shelbourne at 9:00 am on a Saturday morning, exhausted after a transatlantic flight and hoping that just maybe our room would be ready so we could nap for a couple of hours. Our room was still in the process of being cleaned, so we were sent to the Lord Mayor's Lounge for a complimentary light breakfast, which was a welcome touch and perked us up enough to get on with our day. The room was ready shortly, and while very small by American standards, was equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our two night stay, most importantly a supremely comfortable bed and a powerful shower. We also appreciated the dual-voltage electrical outlets. Most of our time in Dublin was spent exploring the city, and the Shelbourne was a perfect base, within easy walking distance to many major sites as well as shopping and restaurants, and with a HoHo bus stop right across the street. Concierge recommendations were spot-on, and we were especially grateful upon returning to our room after a night out to find prosecco and sweets had been delivered in honor of our anniversary. There may be nicer (larger) hotel rooms in Dublin, but I doubt there are nicer hotels. The Shelbourne is lovely.
- 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