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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Went to saddle room restaurant for lunch and horse shoe bar for drinks, it was a bit overpriced compared to other great restaurant in the area and there are no windows in middle section, the waiter did get one of our dessert orders wrong and made my sister feel guilty for him mishearing him but that is a personal perspective,...

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We had pre-booked several months ago a Heritage Premium room for our return weekend visit to the Shelbourne. As it transpired we ended up at the far end of the hotel, on the sixth floor overlooking Kildare Street, although there was a reasonably good skyline view of the setting sun on both evenings. The room was spacious enough with reasonable...

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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Historic building, lavishly updated. On the St Andrews Green. Wonderful combination of classic architecture, with beautiful comfortable public areas. Just the opposite of stuffy, the In Crowd is here every evening. Can't say enough about the level of friendly service we received.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Haven't been to Dublin for years so looked for a hotel in good location, we booked this hotel and wasn't disappointed, the hotel was fab, the room was very clean and nice, the free wifi, up to date TV, bathroom was nice size with all lovely free shampoos etc, We didn't eat at the hotel but had cocktails in the...

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ireland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having stayed in numerous 'prestigious' hotels before I found that the Shelbourne falls below par. This was actually our 3rd stay there and I feel that it has gone down in standards a little. Firstly one of the men who greeted us at the door was rather sourly. Check in was efficient. However, the 'deluxe room' was still very small....

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed 684 and 682 19-21st January with adjoining rooms. The Deluxe room was great, the adjoining room was great, however the bed was extremely hard. I prefer hard beds but this was way too hard. Did not sleep the first night asked reception to do something with the bed, got back after a late night event, only to find bed...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

So, great hotel when you are getting with free points. Now because of the history of it , good bar and friendly front counter people we will rate it a four. The bad part beyond the price is the bartenders are a little rude and the room is not so fancy for the price. But for Ireland it is a...

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael S, Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your time at The Shelbourne Hotel. I would like to apologize for the negative aspects of your stay that you mention within your review. We often receive many compliments regarding the attentive and friendly nature of our service staff, I am, therefore, sorry to hear that...

Dublin
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this hotel, it is luxury that is warm and open with no snobbery from the staff. Hotel's location is just perfect for seeing Dublin. The staff are very polite, friendly and helpful. The room was clean, and nicely decorated, beds are very comfy, shower really nice too. Toiletries are Elemis (lovely!), and the robes & turn down service...

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KarrieR, Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts about our hotel with the Trip Advisor community. We greatly appreciate your lovely comments about our hotel. Here at the Shelbourne, we pride ourselves on exceeding guests’ expectations and delivering a memorable experience. We appreciate you sharing insights on the areas of opportunities for our hotel and I will certainly...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Afternoon Tea at The Grand old Lady of St Stephen's Green! When we arrived we were quickly shown to our seats in the lovely Lord Mayor's lounge and the menu was explained to us. We then selected which tea we would like from the extensive list, and of course, if the one we chose wasn't to our taste we could...

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joshua L, Thank you very much for your lovely comments about our hotel. It is always a pleasure to read such positive comments as your own. I was particularly delighted to read about your experience in The Lord Mayors Lounge. With our Afternoon tea having recently been reviewed as the best Afternoon Tea Dublin City has to offer. I...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As Marriott rewards members, my dear husband and I stayed for 3 nights and had both great and not so great experiences with establishment. Knowing we had early morning arrival, after overnight flight, we had prearranged with hotel management by phone for an early checkin. That message did not make it to the front desk. Reality: Upon arrival, we were...

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Aidan_Dempsey, Manager at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Parc55HotelGuest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments with the Trip Advisor community. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the décor of your room. We appreciate you sharing insights on the areas of opportunities for our hotel and I will certainly make sure to share your feedback with the rest of the...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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No. 27 Bar & Lounge
No. 27 Bar & Lounge
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, International, European
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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 

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
Price Range: €201 - €740 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 265
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Shelbourne Hotel Dublin
Shelbourne Dublin
The Shelbourne Dublin Renaissance Hotel
Dublin Hotel Shelbourne
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#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
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“Park view rooms would be great but it was another €60 per night for the privilege!”
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“get the B&B rate, you won't eat again until dinner!”
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“Recently refurbished rooms and overall luxurious- rooms overlooking the green are very nice”
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