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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Ranked #19 of 152 Hotels in Dublin
Reviewed 31 July 2014

It is the perfect location in the perfect city. This historic hotel features a location close to everything, you can walk anywhere but also take advantage of the modern LUAS ( light rail), taxis, buses or horse drawn carriages nearby. Many world class restaurants and pubs are steps away from the front door. The Horseshoe Bar in the hotel is legendary in its own right. Around the corner you will find the National Library, National Museums and The Dail (Irish Government). Make sure you drop by the Celtic Whiskey Shop on Dawson street for a tasting with the expert staff. The rooms are wonderful and unique. The service and hospitality are par excellance. You won't want to leave.

Room Tip: Ask for one overlooking St Stephens Green
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of the Shelbourne Hotel. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay.

The location of the hotel is indeed perfect to enjoy all of what Dublin has to offer and I am pleased that The Shelbourne enabled you to do so. I was also pleased to read your comments about our service and hospitality. The Team will be enamoured at your kind words and will serve as a great motivator for the busy season ahead.

Thank you again for choosing The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. I look forward to your return.

Kindest regards,
Barbara Casanova
Guest Relations Executive

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Excellent service with very helpful and attentive staff throughout the hotel. The rooms are comfortable and well maintained and very clean. Bars and restaurnat are first class, I highly recommend ordering from the oyster bar, the the cocktail menu is more than adequate.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Shelbourne Hotel. I am so pleased that you were able to enjoy the Bars and Restaurants in the hotel and even tried our extensive Cocktail menu.

The team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne, and if I can assist with any future reservations it would be my pleasure to personally take care of this for you.

Best Regards

Sophie Hird
Guest Relations
rhi.dubbr.guest.relations@renaissancehotels.com

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

The Shelbourne facing St. Stephen's Green is a Beautiful, Historic, and Charming Hotel, managed by Marriott. Grafton Street, the shopping district, is three blocks away, Parliament Trinity College, and several museums are around the corner. A walk through St. Stephen's Green is encouraged before you enter The Shelbourne Hotel.

As you enter the lobby of The Shelbourne, the first scent after the revolving door is the peat burning in the lobby fire place. Your first decision offers many options: riding the old classic elevator to your floor and suite. I always suggest stopping at the Shelbourne Room, a large cosmopolitan room with a long L shaped bar for a Guinness, champagne, and lunch as you view St. Stephen's Green or the Irish walking quickly pass the large Shelbourne windows. A smaller G bar is also available for more private or intimate conversations. However, the Mayor's Lounge is used for afternoon Tea with piano music, or after-dinner beverages in relaxing couches and chairs. The Saddle Room Restaurant offers excellent cuisine if you decide to eat in the hotel.

Your memories of the The Shelbourne will remain with you for a lifetime.

Room Tip: The front of the hotel faces St. Stephen's Green; however, in the morning hours you will head th...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking to time to write about your experience of The Shelbourne Hotel. It was a pleasure to read and offered a beautiful insight of the hotel for guests travelling to Dublin and the hotel.

The team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. If I can assist you with any future reservations, please feel free to contact me directly.

Best Regards

Sophie Hird
Guest Relations
rhi.dubbr.guest.relations@renaissancehotels.com

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Sophie Hird
Guest Relations
rhi.dubbr.guest.relations@renaissancehotels.com

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

One of the best Hotels in Dublin. Perfect stay, near everything and walking distance to shopping centers, restaurants, pubs, and landmark. Public transportation are near. Staff are amazing and very helpful

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing such great feedback on your recent visit to The Shelbourne Hotel. I am pleased that the hotel accomdated all of your needs, and in particular our location.

I hope that on your next visit to Dublin, The Shelbourne will be your first choice for accomodation.

If I can be of any assistance for future reservations, please feel free to contact me directly.

Best Regards

Sophie Hird
Guest Relations
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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for the first time last weekend only having been for drinks / afternoon tea before. Really was excellent - service super, room top class and superb breakfast. The bar was buzzing and a great olace to have drinks before dinner- my husband loved the number 27 house cocktail! Real treat in itself and worth every euro ...

  • Stayed: July 2014
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I was such a pleasure to read such fantastic feedback about your stay.

The team at the Shelbourne are delighted to read the great comments, and have passed your compliments to Ivan King, Bar and Lounge Manager & creator of the No27 Bar Cocktail.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to The Shelbourne in the near future.

Best Regards

Sophie Hird
Guest Relations Executive

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The Shelbourne is a historic grand hotel across from St Stephens Green. Staff are very courteous and helpful. Main bar is fabulous and great for people watching. Hotel rooms are very nice. There is a small museum which you can learn about the historic place this hotel has in Irish history. There is also a spa in the hotel although we did not use it this trip.

Room Tip: We had a room at the back of the hotel on the top floor. Room was nice but there was a recycling bus...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Shelbourne Hotel,
Your review was a delight to read, I am glad that you were able to visit out Museum and the bars during your stay,
On your next visit please do not hesitate to contact me directly as I would be delighted to assist you with making any reservations or requests,
Best Wishes,
Yasmin Bergin
Guest Relations Executive
rhi.dubbr.guest.relations@renaissancehotels.com

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I have just returned from a wonderful weekend stay at the Shelbourne hotel for my Partner's 30th birthday. We were so incredibly well looked after, with the staff going out of their way to make our stay as perfect and memorable as possible. We had a fabulous heritage room, overlooking St Stephen's Green. Incredibly comfortable bed, huge luxurious bathroom and incredible view. We ate in the The Saddle Room for both breakfast and dinner and on all occasions it was exceptional quality. I also treated myself to a swedish massage at the spa which was very relaxing and followed by a refreshment platter in the relaxation room - heaven! I can't recommend this hotel highly enough. A special thank you to Dana De Moel for her help in making this a great experience.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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GuestRelationsDublin, Guest Relations Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Shelbourne Hotel,
I am delighted to hear about your lovely time you spent with us and that our staffs, especially Dana, were able to make your special celebration even more memorable.
Should you be returning to The Shelbourne Hotel, please do not hesitate to contact us directly so we can ensure each stay with us is as memorable as the last,

Best Wishes,
Yasmin Bergin
Guest Relations Executive
rhi.dubbr.guest.relations@renaissancehotels.com

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Additional Information about 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:
#5 Spa Hotel in Dublin
#7 Business Hotel in Dublin
#10 Family Hotel in Dublin
#11 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#18 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £177 - £1,243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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