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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Ranked #18 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
New York City, New York
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

A truly elegant hotel, and the location is unmatched. This hotel is only a 2 block walk from Grafton Street. The Temple Bar area is about a 10-15 minute walk. All kinds of stores and restaurants are along the way.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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GuestRelationsDublin, Front Office Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review of your experience at The Shelbourne Hotel. I was thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Our team will be delighted with your comments and this will be a great motivator during the busy times ahead.

Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel.

Kind Regards,

Eamonn Casey
Front of House Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We stopped off at the Shelley for cocktails en route to our final destination . Service excellent I said it was my wife's birthday and the staff presented her with three petit cakes with happy birthday written in chocolate . Cocktails amazing what more can we say you have to return!.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsDublin, Front Office Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review of your experience at The Shelbourne Hotel. I was thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We love to make Birthdatys special, Our team will be delighted with your comments and this will be a great motivator during the busy times ahead.

Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel.

Kind Regards,

Eamonn Casey
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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

But.....It's a little too fancy for kids. Went with 5 kids and I wouldn't recommend this place for family. Location is nice but a longer walk to temple bar area. Close to park and shopping but we didn't come to Dublin to go shopping. Personally we preferred the Morrison hotel (Doubletree) on the north shore of the Liffey for its proximity to the Temple Bar area. Internet access was restrictive as well. The afternoon tea was nice and very classy.... Nice bars at the Shelbourne too.

Stayed June 2014
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GuestRelationsDublin, Front Office Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of your experience at The Shelbourne Hotel. I was pleased to read that your family enjoyed your visit to Dublin.
Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel.

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Eamonn Casey
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Waterford
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I travel a lot and have stayed in luxury hotels and hotels where you sleep on rather than in the bed. In modern 5 star hotels you get a lot of mod-cons but the Shelbourne is an old elegant hotel so what you do not get in features you get in bucket-load with service and great hospitality.
The rooms are well proportioned and very clean. The beds are very comfortable. Breakfast is a feast and appeared always to be well supplied even when it was coming to the end of service.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsDublin, Front Office Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Shelbourne Hotel. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay.

Our team will be delighted with your comments and this will be a great motivator during the busy times ahead.

Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel on your recent trip to Dublin.

Kind regards,
Eamonn Casey
Front of House Manager
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had a weekend there and quite liked it. You can feel the place is full of history.
It is very nice and it's hard to beat the location. You can walk to pretty much everything. People were very helpful and nice. I'd say the only place you can't walk to is the prison.
You should really include the breakfast with your room because it is really worth it. There's a nice buffet and the "a la carte" is also included as far as we understood.
All in all, I'd recommend the place.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsDublin, Front Office Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Shelbourne Hotel. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay.

It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the historic nature of the hotel. This year the hotel is 190 years old and we are very proud of our history and traditions. Our team will be delighted with your comments and this will be a great motivator during the busy times ahead.

Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel on your recent trip to Dublin.

Kind regards,
Eamonn Casey
Front of House Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

From the moment we arrived in the Shelbourne I was made to feel privileged. Its an experience - an amazing venue full of history, streeped in traditions and yet 21st Century.
Our room was outstanding as were the hotel facilities.The location opposite Stephens Green was very central to all major toursist attractions. The breakfast wasnt the best Ive had but the ambience & staqff attention to detail made up for this
If at the Shelbourne be sure to visit its own Museum detailing the hotels history &information about its most famous clientele

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Shelbourne Hotel. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay.

It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay. Our team will be delighted with your comments and this will be a great motivator during the busy times ahead.

Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel on your recent trip to Dublin.

Kind Regards,
Eamonn Casey
Front of House Manager
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Charlotte, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Completely remodeled and grand accommodations. We loved this place, it is very close to downtown and all the tourist areas are walkable from here, the restaurant is classy with superb dining options. Our room was small but elegantly decorated with premium bedding and free
Wi-Fi, is kind of pricey but well worth expense

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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GuestRelationsDublin, Front Office Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Shelbourne Hotel. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay.

It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay. Our team will be delighted with your comments and this will be a great motivator during the busy times ahead.

Thank you for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel on your recent trip to Dublin.

Kind Regards,
Eamonn Casey
Front of House Manager
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Additional Information about The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Property: The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Address: 27 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#7 Business Hotel in Dublin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#15 Family Hotel in Dublin
#16 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 265
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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