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“A Honeymoon to remember”

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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Ranked #15 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Austin, Tx
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“A Honeymoon to remember”
Reviewed 29 October 2009

The Shelbourne is a delight. My Wife and I arrived on an early Sunday Morning, and despite not having our room ready, we were doted on with personal service that can only be described as outstanding.
The hotel itself is a wonderful experience, ranging from classic fixtures to a staff that is warm and friendly to meet the needs of its guests.
Upon finally being able to check in after dropping off our bags early, we were lead to a wonderful suite over looking the lushish St.Stephens Green. A golden room with plush bedding, a large and modern bath and a charming sitting room.
I cannot say enough positives about the Shelbourne. It was the first hotel we standed at during our honeymoon in Ireland and it by far was the best(and we standed at 4 different hotels all star 4 stars and above during our 13 days in Ireland.)
I highly recommend the Shelbourne and plan on returning.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2009

We spent 4 nights in the Shelbourne, a long-held ambition. We know Dublin very well so the hotel was the focus of our break and we were not disappointed.
The building has an unbeatable location on Stephen's Green in the city centre and is very elegant, the refurbished hotel is decorated to an excellent standard with outstanding artwork and finishes.
The staff were lovely: friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The room was large and extremely comfortable, the beds being the best I've ever experienced in any hotel.
We did not eat in the hotel apart from taking the legendary afternoon tea experience in the Lord Mayor's Lounge on the Sunday, highly recommended and a highlight of the visit.
Dublin is a wonderful city and having the opportunity to stay in such a historically significant hotel surpassed our expectations.
My only grumble is that the room lacked a kettle and with coffee or tea being around 5 euro plus 5 euro delivery on room service it was the only thing I can complain about!

  • Stayed October 2009
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Reviewed 28 October 2009

We arrived at 10 in the morning from an overnight flight and the front desk had a room available for us immediately. The location was great and everything about the hotel was first class. We had the quietest room in a back wing but still had a view of the Wicklow Mts. Loved the comfortable beds and pillows. Using room service for the complimentary delivery of a bucket of ice was different from the hotels in the states, but they were fast and pleasant. All our questions for directions were answered politely and one with a little humor.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 October 2009

Spent a weekend here and loved it.
Location is superb and staff very helpful.
Rooms are comfortable and elegant.
Breakfast is not to be missed!
Bar must be one of the busiest around St Stephens Green!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2009

We stayed here on a Saturday night for a special occasion. We were greeted by Michal whom must have been one the most professional front desk staff we have ever been met. His warmth and friendly manner set the tone for our stay. We were allocated a truly beautiful room which was an upgrade from the room we had reserved. It was wonderfully spacious with every accessory...even a bathroom scales!!! Every member of staff that we encountered during our time there were both friendly and professional. I would recommend The Shelbourne to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 October 2009

I stayed here recently with my husband and teenage daughter - we loved it. Fantastic, grand building located a couple of minutes from grafton street. The bedrooms are gorgeous - bathroom was so roomy - a pleasure to get ready in. The beds (2 double) comfy!! Had one drink each in the hotel lounge - it was lovely to soak up atmosphere and relax here before our quick walk to Thunder Road Cafe ( which our 15yr old loved - not recommended for those who want a quiet meal tho). We had breakfast delivered to the room the next morning - table on wheels which was opened out - food was yum!) This is by far one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. Def stay again - If I had to pick one thing however it was the not so nice receptionist we met when checking in (unfriendly and snooty - I would def recommend this hotel but I would also warn people to beware that some of the staff might be a little off if you don't appear to be flashing the cash!!! But only for that it is a plush hotel that I can't wait to stay in again when in Dublin!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Tipperary
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

We normally stay in the Fitzwilliam Hotel which is so handy right beside Grafton Street and with great views of the Green. I decided to book the Shelbourne for a change. It's just a very beautiful Hotel. We got a great room with 2 Queen Beds on the 6th floor overlooking the Green and more. I must say the breakfast that was included in the room price was just superb and sustained us for the day. Compliments to the chef! The staff was very friendly. We will definetly be back. If you want to spoil yourself go and stay in the Shebourne. Make sure you are hungry in the morning and go to the Saddle Room for breakfast. The location was brilliant too. We walked to the Concert Hall, the museum around the corner, shops, O'Donohues pub etc.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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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
#14 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#15 Family 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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