We stayed here for 2 beautiful nights. I have always wanted to stay here every time we visited Dublin. It cost us ~AUD 296/night (for a double room without view) with complimentary buffet breakfast. The hotel itself is beautiful with excellent staff and services. With it's central location and just right across form the St Stephen's Green Park, it is so easy to get around.
Room: Cosy, clean, bathroom has a big modern shower ( a little bit low pressure shower, but that did not put us off).
Hotel design is a bit like a maze (I presumed due to it's huge size), so it took me a bit of time to familiarise with the way to go to the Gym. One of the lifts (for Room 671-677) had a smell of stale old vomit, so I did point this out to one of the staff.
Breakfast buffet had a variety of fresh options or you could also ordered hot food (pay extra).
The Gym has a couple of rooms for weights and cardio machines and is attached to the indoor heated swimming pool.
Oyster Bar is located downstairs and I would highly recommend it.
Overall, it is a very good hotel but I would prefer Westbury Hotel over Shelbourne.
- 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