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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a classic hotel with an elegant ambiance and good service from most of the staff. However, in order to spare others the disappointment I felt with the view from the balcony room that I booked, please note that you'll have a very good view of a very unattractive office building. After seeing my room, I asked for an... More 

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

Dear Cynthia C, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of The Shelbourne Hotel. I am most grateful for your feedback, which is such a valuable source of information for me, regardless of whether it is good or bad, and helps me monitor the service we provide. I can assure you we strive for consistent excellence in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for afternoon tea and what a lovely treat. The food was delicious and the staff very attentive but in obtrusive. I look forward to returning to enjoy the experience again. We availed of the valet parking as the weather was awful and the public carpark a bit of a walk away. It was expensive but worth it.

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

Dear Christine D, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Shelbourne. What a delight to read you had such a lovely time in our Lord Mayors Longue. It is a great pleasure to know that you thoroughly enjoyed our Afternoon Tea and in particular, the excellent customer service you received. Our team takes great... More 

Amarillo, Texas
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not excited about the Scotland/Ireland trip. What a mistake I made. Dublin was just about perfect - since we stayed at the Shelbourne! The front desk enrolled us in the Witness Protection Program. And at no extra charge. Our first room was flooded. Every room was booked so they put us in a tiny substandard room for the... More 

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

Dear A36IFRPilot, We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our hotel with the Trip Advisor community. Although we unfortunately do not have a witness protection program, we are happy to read that you felt such well taken care of that it may compare to it. At The Shelbourne Hotel we take pride in providing excellent... More 

Dundalk, Ireland
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for coffee the hotel is very impressive and the people are warm theres even a museum in the hotel the have all the record of staff who worked there what wss thete jobs how much the got paid then there is the visitors book for when it opened and all the famous people who have stayed there over... More 

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

Dear bridgetbellew, We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our hotel with the Trip Advisor community. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to our museum and all the little charms that it offers. I will certainly make sure to share your feedback with the rest of the team. In the meanwhile,... More 

Blackrock, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location and great guys on the front door, very efficient and yet real Irish. Dinner in the Saddle Room was excellent and it is great to be able to pop out for a few drinks in Merrion Row and just walk back to the hotel. The room was very good, pity we couldn't get the fabulous room we had... More 

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

Dear penelope105, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent Shelbourne experience, we greatly appreciate your lovely comments. I was specially delighted to read you enjoyed your breakfast experience and found the service received to be faultless and seamless. I will certainly make sure to share your feedback with the rest of the team. In the meanwhile, we... More 

Sarnia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled to Ireland late Sept/early Oct and were fortunate enough to get accommodations at the Shelbourne.....it was truly an experience in pure luxury. The rooms were comfortable and spacious and the staff were so eager to help make our stay memorable. We enjoyed Irish coffee in the Horseshoe lounge one afternoon after a busy day in Dublin. The location was... More 

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

Dear Bonnie D, Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel. We are very happy to read that your experience with us was pleasant, and that you enjoyed not only the perfect location of our hotel, but also the service provided, as our team is dedicated and focused on providing outstanding experiences. It will be a pleasure to welcome... More 

Adel, Iowa
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of Dublin's Historic Hotels that will delight you as beautiful tranquil oasis of luxury located on the beautiful St Stephens Green. Upon arrival the feel of this hotel is an old world experience of opulence. Charming doormen who will have your bags on their way to your room and your car off to valet parking in just a few... More 

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

Dear Neil O, We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our hotel with the Trip Advisor community. At The Shelbourne Hotel we take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such detailed and positive comments regarding your experience with us. I will certainly make sure to share... More 

st. louis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was beautiful and the service was stellar. Very classy place and well located. The service was so good it was almost too good. We were approached by no less than 4 waiters within 5 minutes of sitting in the bar! Room was cleaned in the 30 minutes I was at breakfast. 5 people said hello to me entering... More 

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

Dear sgordy, 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 breakfast experience and found the service received to be faultless and seamless. Here at the Shelbourne, we pride ourselves on exceeding guests’ expectations and delivering a memorable experience. Thank you again for... More 

Saint Louis
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shelbourne is an amazing hotel in the perfect location in Dublin City, across from St Stephens Park and walking distance to shops and bars. Check in was a breeze with the added extras like receiving a chilled lemon water and being personally welcomed by hotel staff. The FHR from Amex gave us a $85 credit in the hotels restaurant... More 

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

Dear Aidan M, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Shelbourne. We have recently joined the AMEX FH&R Program and we are indeed very proud to be part of it. I am delighted to read that your experience as one of our first guests booking through AMEX FH&R was faultless. At The... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing hotel. Rooms are lovely, although our first room we were given, was very small with no bath . For an upgrade fee - we then had a fabulous room with large bathroom and coffee machine. Staff generally couldn't be nicer and the location is perfect for shopping in Grafton Street and great restaurants and bars in walking distance.... More 

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

Dear allyatty, We thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about our hotel with the Trip Advisor community. At The Shelbourne Hotel we take pride in providing excellent and outstanding service, and it is always a pleasure to read such positive comments regarding your experience with us. I will certainly make sure to share your feedback with... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
No. 27 Bar & Lounge
No. 27 Bar & Lounge
Cuisines: Irish, European, Bar, International
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: ₹ 14,363 - ₹ 43,089 (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
#13 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#15 Family Hotel in Dublin
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