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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has a wonderful history in Dublin. We had a lovely recently renovated room,no complaints there. But service left a lot to be desired. Hotel guests are treated as second class citizens, well behind outsiders who fill up the bar and lounge eating and drinking. The lounge is not available to guests until 8.30pm because it is used for...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an unbelievably beautiful hotel in the heart of Dublin, sporting top hatted doormen and gleaming marble. Fresh flowers adorn the lobby. The rooms are superb and the beds beyond comfortable. Service impeccable. Being a vegan, I requested a vegan meal in their restaurant.Now, vegans, Ireland is very tough for us and most places, as I want on with...

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Saint James, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Shelbourne on our first night in Ireland, to avoid driving after a long flight. It was such a wonderful experience that we have booked another stay on our return. An old style hotel with modern amenities. Very friendly, helpful staff, especially the Navigator (Concierge) who gave us us excellent restaurant recommendations. Great location- you can walk...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel in great location. Park across the street for afternoon walks and to view the swans; best shopping streets in Dublin within blocks and lots of restaurants within walking distance. The hotel is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. Also, do take the hop-on, hop-off bus to Guiness, etc

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Danbury
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time we are in Dublin it feels compulsory to nip into the shelbourne bar to experienced first class service and Guinness. Polite and efficient staff, whatever age, were there to greet us. The tempura batter on my fish and chips was divine.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Shelbourne experience, we greatly appreciate your lovely comments. I was particularly delighted to learn you enjoyed our Bar 27 and as you mentioned within your review. I will certainly make sure to share your feedback with the rest of the team. In the meanwhile, we look forward to...

Williamsburg
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

After a long day of walking on a historical tour, I had a late lunch here. It was a beautiful historic bar with lovely panted murals on the wall. The fish and chips and the sticky toffee pudding were excellent. The tea was great and came with tiny cookies. The chairs were comfortable and the service was great. I used...

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

Dear DinerIndiana, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Shelbourne Bar experience, we greatly appreciate your lovely comments. What a delight to read you had such a lovely time in our No 27 bar. It is a great pleasure to know that you thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and dessert menu as well as the excellent customer service...

Courtice, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I made a reservation online for lunch at the famous Shelbourne Hotel across from St. Stephen's Green. While waiting for the restaurant to open, I looked at their little museum which contained a drafts of the first Irish Constitution written at the Shelbourne in 1922. What a delightful find! The lunch and service were absolutely first-class! It is not a...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at The Shelbourne. What a delight to read you had such a lovely time in our Saddle Room restaurant. It is a great pleasure to know that you thoroughly enjoyed our lunch menu as well as the excellent customer service you received. I look forward to welcoming...

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed in the Shelbourne for two nights. I'm from Dublin originally but a long time away. We were in town for a family birthday celebration and wanted to stay centrally. One thing to note, Central Dublin is a shambles with the works for the Luas link (tram system). Choose wisely or ask the hotel how close the "works" are to...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Shelbourne experience, we greatly appreciate your lovely comments. I was delighted to read you enjoyed your family birthday celebration in the Saddle Room and found our central location to be a great advantage. I will certainly make sure to share your feedback with the rest of the team....

Redding, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed there for a business trip and had a great experience! Everything was exceptional. The only comment is that the continental breakfast selection was exactly the same every day and would have like a bit of variety. If you have Marriott status you need to know that there is no concierge/executive lounge. They try to make up for it with...

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

Dear jeancout7 Thank you for taking the time to share your comments and observations with us. I was delighted to read that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding your breakfast experience as well as the executive lounge. Again, thank you for your feedback we certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon....

Cork
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having watched the programme on t.v, about the Shelbourne maybe I was expecting too much. We reserved two rooms as we were a family of five. Having arrived at 5pm one of our rooms was not ready, this was not acceptable at 5 O Clock in the evening, the receptionist was unfriendly and no apology on why our room was...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at the Shelbourne Hotel. I am sorry that your trip to the Shelbourne Hotel fell short of expectations. I can assure you we strive for consistent excellence in customer service at all our outlets so I am extremely disappointed to read that we fell down...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
No. 27 Bar & Lounge
No. 27 Bar & Lounge
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, International, European
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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: RM1,418 - RM6,484 (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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Also Known As:
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
#15 Family Hotel in Dublin
#16 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
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“They are all beautiful but we were on the 3rd floor and it was quiet. Not much of a view, though.”
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“Ask for a room with a view over the park if staying for more than one night.”
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“Front views - over St Stephen's Green, but maybe higher floors”
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