The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
What We Love
- The Genealogy Butler services, available for anyone who wants to trace their Irish ancestry
- It’s a very short walk to Dublin’s famous Grafton Street and St. Stephen’s Green
- The barbershop services to keep gents well groomed
What To Know
- Pets are not permitted
- Valet parking is an additional $34 per day
- The hotel had a full renovation in 2006
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Shelbourne Dublin’s historic credentials are top-notch; it was between these walls that the Irish Constitution was drafted in 1922, and the hotel counts Princess Grace and John F. Kennedy among its former guests (they even have rooms named after them). Soak up the past in the Saddle Room, the Lord Mayor’s Lounge and the Horseshoe Bar, or brush up your knowledge in the Shelbourne Museum located in the lobby. The 265 bedrooms and suites have plenty of nods to its original splendor, from marble bathrooms to the 100 percent Egyptian cotton bedding by Rivolta Carmignani. Then get back to the 21st century with speedy WiFi and satellite TVs or work up a sweat in the dance studio and state-of-the-art gym.
In the Area
A trip to Dublin isn’t complete without a stop at the Guinness Storehouse. The 26-hectare brewery is seven stories of dedication to the good stuff, topped with the Gravity Bar to take in panoramic views of the city with a pint in hand. People-watch in the landscaped St. Stephen’s Green; the buildings that surround it date back to the mid-18th century. Shop ’til you drop on Grafton Street, which is home to Dublin’s most popular department store, Brown Thomas. For more unique pieces, veer off Grafton to Drury Street, filled with one-off boutiques. For some of the best food in town, try the Michelin-starred Chapter One, and for nightcaps there’s the gorgeous Victorian Long Hall.
How to Get There
Very Classy and Traditional Old Hotel. Definitely a 5 star hotel. Customer service was outstanding from the minute we arrived at the front door. Bartender was very friendly.
Bedroom and Bathroom were both very modern.
Breakfast was very good, with both a nice Buffet and menu order options.
Location was very good. Right across the street from Steven's Green. It was a short walk to many pubs and restaurants. I short walk in the other direction to shopping.
It was a longer walk be from here we also walked to The Temple Bar, The Cathedrals Dublin Castle and to the Guinness Factory.
We stayed at the Shelbourne for a weekend in Dublin and it was a wonderful hotel. The lobby is beautiful, the staff are all very friendly and the rooms are magnificent. Having stayed at a lot of different marriott and Renaissance properties I would say this hotel has to be right at the top of their offerings. There was a turn down service included and along with the amenities make this the place to stay.
If I had to have a quibble I would say that as a 6 '2 man showering in the over bath rain show is a bit troublesome as the shower head isnt high enough but this really is a small small thing in relation to how wonderful this hotel is. We will stay here when we come back to Dublin.
Just returned today from a bucket list 2 day trip to this fantastic hotel. Had been before but had never stayed. Will probably be my last visit due to health reasons but wonderful memories already. From our wonderful upgraded room with wine and chocolates on arrival everything and everyone was wonderful. It is clear that all staff are trained to say yes to every- reasonable- request and nothing seems too much trouble. The Saddle room for breakfast is beautiful as was the food- the best breakfast ever. People watching in the 27 bar is a treat as was the 1824 residents bar. Touches like the turn down service were an added bonus. Many thanks to everyone who made this a special trip but especially to Katie in reservations for all her help and Billy in Guest relations for meeting us and arranging the added extras.
The Shelbourne – Dublin
The Shelbourne is blessed with the best location in Dublin as it is walking distance to most major attractions, shopping and tons of dinning options. The Hotel is a very grande building which has kept a lot of the tradition intact. Our room was very large with great closet space, bedding and toiletries. The bathroom was large and very nicely appointed with all the amenities needed. The bed could not be more comfortable. We took advantage of the Saddle room for breakfasts were they hosted a full buffet and a la carte menu. Service in the lobby, restaurants and with the butlers was fabulous. The Irish are genuinely kind and caring and we felt that hospitality at every turn at the Shelbourne.
Great hotel with great service and location.
We booked this hotel for our way into Ireland. We knew that we would be arriving early and requested early check in. The hotel was very accommodating. We were able to go into one room at 7 am and the other at 10 am. This was huge after being up overnight.
One room was on any alley which was kind of noisy and looked over into an office building. It was good sized but a bit of a bummer. It was the room that was available at 7 am, so when the day is done, no complaints from us. Our son stayed in the room and none of these bothered him.
The other room looked into the courtyard and was very quiet and serene. A wonderful location.
For some reason, our AC was not working and our room was very hot. We waited way to long to report it, yet facilities was Johnny on the spot and set us up with a portable AC unit which got the job done just fine.
All of the staff was very polite and customer focused. We had a superb breakfast and the bartenders in the bar were great.
This is a must go back to spot for us for both the service and the ambiance. The historic charm is beautiful. Every room and every nook and cranny is unique and special. Certainly not a cookie cutter property.