The Shelbourne is truly a grand old lady. The staff is absolutely superb.
Because of all the additions through the years it's a bit of a maze..the floors are sloped and creaky....but that is the Charm of a Hotel that has origins in the early 1800's... you get used to it.
The Hotel indoor pool is one of the finest I have encountered.
While it is on the pricey side...you do get what you pay for.
As a Marriott Platinum I got a small upgrade and the king room is comfortable. The mattress is worn to one side....I guess we know what side the heavy men sleep on. The new bathroom is Terrific.
The Bar #27 is one of my favorite bars in the WORLD....ranking right along side the King Cole bar at the St Regis in New York. Young Master DAVE, the bartender/ mixologist is probably the finest young bartender in Europe. He is self taught yet is a total craftsman. I watched him make every concoction on a Saturday evening....and his total attention to the details were amazing.
His suggestion to me that I " upgrade" my Gin to Beefeaters 24 was spot on....smoothest GIBSON I have ever had.
If you want an upscale refined stay in Dublin......one choice....the Shelbourne.More
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- Free Parking