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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

5 stars
27 St Stephen's Green, 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, 2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
24 reviews
Excellent location and great room.

The location of the hotel was amazing - right by St. Stephen's Green. It is in the center of all... See full review

  • StandardUser
  • May 26, 2014
Excellent from beginning to end.

What a fabulous experience!!!! The level of service is 5 star. The room was spacious and... See full review

  • Georgina
  • Apr 28, 2013
Stay in Dublin's most luxurious five-star hotel situated just a few minutes' walk to Grafton Street, Temple Bar and Trinity College

The Shelbourne Dublin is a luxury hotel located in the city centre overlooking St. Stephen's Green. This chic hotel has been awarded with the Eco Label Award from Green Hospitality Ireland, prestigious 5 AA Red Star 2013, and AA 2 Star Rosettes. Restored in 2007, offering 265 guest rooms including 19 suites. The Shelbourne is a luxury 5-star hotel in Dublin's city center overlooking St. Stephen's Green, Europe's grandest garden square. Ideally situated close to Dublin's cultural and historic buildings. This 5-star Dublin hotel offers spacious accommodations, including luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding, flat-screen TV, and marble bathroom. Enjoy a cocktail or Ireland's own Guinness at our renowned Horseshoe Bar. Celebrate life at our Oyster Bar or a prime-cut steak at The Saddle Room Restaurant. When planning a wedding or business affair, you'll find perfection like no other Dublin 5-star hotels - with 13 banqueting and meeting suites, event planning and on-site catering. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. Additional services include butler service and in-house florist

Highlights
  • Site of drafting the Irish Constitution in 1922 and many literary masterpieces
  • Restaurants and lounges, including Horseshoe Bar are a famous part of Dublin's social scene
  • Genealogy butler helps you discover your Irish heritage
Rooms

The hotel's 265 sumptuously decorated guest rooms, including 12 deluxe suites feature feather beds with Rivolta Carmignani bedding, an elegant marble bathroom with plush bathrobe and slippers, free high-speed Internet access, complimentary shoeshine and daily newspaper. Beautifully appointed suites have a separate living room and offer stunning views over St. Stephen's Green. Wheelchair accessible rooms are also available.

Features

Every detail of a guest's stay is accounted for at the Shelbourne Dublin. Amenities range from complimentary shoeshine, entertainment navigator to a genealogy butler on staff to help you trace your Irish ancestry. The Saddle Room restaurant is open throughout the day for meals that showcase local produce. The elegant Lord Mayor's Lounge offers a quiet refuge and the Horseshoe Bar is the choice locale for martinis among Dublin's elite residents. The hotel offers a business center, meeting facilities and a fitness room. Guests also have intimate dinner at Private Dining service offered by the hotel.

Transportation
  • Dublin bus service outside hotel
  • Luas tram service (.2 mi/.3 km)
  • DART station (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Aircoach service available on request
  • Taxi service available
Attractions
  • St. Stephen's Green (across street)
  • National Museum of Ireland -- Archaeology and History (.1 mi/.2 km)
  • Trinity College (.2 mi/.4 km)
  • National Gallery of Ireland (.3 mi/.5 km)
  • Bank of Ireland Arts Center (.6 mi/1 km)
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral (.7 mi/1.2 km)
Business
  • 13 meeting rooms with views of St. Stephen's Green, capacity of up to 550 people
  • Full audiovisual facilities available
  • Business center with copy, fax, messenger, printer and postal services
  • Meeting services including AV technician, photographer, security guard, decorator
  • Wi-Fi in all meeting rooms
  • Experienced events team
  • Concierge services

Hotel Map

53.3389 -6.2564
Area served
Dublin
Nearby airports
Dublin Airport, (DUB), 13.90, KM, S;
Area description
City Center, Location Type: City

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Sauna
Water skiing
Steam bath
Horseback riding
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
FAX
Currency exchange
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Taylor Galleries: 0 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.1 mi
  • Mansion House: 0.1 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.1 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.2 mi
  • Dawson Street: 0.2 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.2 mi
  • The Duke Street Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 0 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.1 mi
  • Mansion House: 0.1 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.1 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.2 mi
  • Dawson Street: 0.2 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.2 mi
  • The Duke Street Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Grafton Street: 0.2 mi
  • Gaiety Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • The Doorway Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Dublin Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Brown Thomas: 0.3 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0.3 mi
  • The Keeling Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.3 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.3 mi
  • The Douglas Hyde Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • The Iveagh Gardens: 0.3 mi
  • Kildare Street: 0.3 mi
  • IMMA @ NCH: 0.3 mi
  • The Dolls Store Hospital & Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Castle Market: 0.4 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities: 0.4 mi
  • Aungier Street: 0.4 mi
  • College Green: 0.4 mi
  • Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church: 0.4 mi
  • Trinity Street: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.4 mi
  • Pearse Street: 0.4 mi
  • Broadstone Studios XL: 0.4 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Westmoreland Street: 0.5 mi
  • Chester Beatty Library: 0.5 mi
  • Graphic Studio Gallery: 0.5 mi

Dining

The Saddle Room
Named after The Shelbourne’s historic dining rooms, The Saddle Room has a cool, relaxed atmosphere and a modern menu specializing in steak, oysters and seafood. Our intimate setting makes us an ideal location for private dining in Dublin, Ireland.
No. 27 Bar & Lounge
No. 27 Bar & Lounge is the place to see and be seen for Dublin fine dining. Always buzzing, we serve creative cocktails and a wide range of food perfect for sharing during lunch or dinner outings in our atmosphere of style and sophisticated fun.
Lord Mayor's Lounge
Combine elegance, comfort and style in The Lord Mayor's Lounge, one of the most traditional restaurants in Dublin, Ireland. This hot spot is the perfect place to sample indulgent afternoon tea, encounter famous faces and savor life's great pleasures.
The Horseshoe Bar
As distinctive as it is revered in Dublin culture, The Horseshoe Bar has seen it all throughout the years. With its rich red walls, original artifacts and fascinating memorabilia, it is firmly established as one of Dublin's finest city center bars.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (24)

Ratings and reviews for The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.9
Value:
3.5

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jen T Traveller
Business
Nor Cal
Mar 23, 2010

Not All That

Hotel is in a great location, but not five star. Staff was adequate at best. Nobody went out of their way to help us and they didn't know the answers to simple questions, such as which bus to the airport - even concierge. My husband fell down the stairs in the room in the middle of the night (horrible design of bathroom down stairs and around the corner) and when I requested ice the following night it took over thirty minutes to get it. There was no bag in the bucket and when I requested one since I needed the ice to put on an ankle, it was another thirty minutes. Is turn down service and ice too much to ask at 5 star? I would have been much happier at a neighboring 4 star that didn't charge 4 1/2 euro for 12 ounces of water out of the mini bar. Definitely not worth the money, especially since after I booked with [...] I realized it was a Marriott hotel and I could have booked direct with my Marriot account and gotten the same deal that included the 32 euro breakfast. I don't mind paying for service and quality, but felt like I didn't get value. After Dublin I stayed at the 5 star Marcliffe in Scotland and it was SUPERB in every way. Made the Shelbourne look like Motel 6. If you're looking for a place to work out, don't bother. The fitness center consists of two treadmills. That's IT. The shower was horrible. Water everywhere, I had to use a washcloth to turn it on because the handle was really stiff and pointy, and the showerhead was weak.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great places for coffee, breakfast and meals close by. Don't bother with the hoity toity atmosphere of the hotel bars.

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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Palos verdes, ca
Jul 19, 2011

Shelbourne dublin

Vacation. Room is good. Staff friendly. Restaurant is very good but expensive. Bar food is so- so.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hollywood, CA
Jun 2, 2011

Excellent location...

Loved the hotel location to all nearby attractions. Walkable to Grafton Street. Hop-on/hop-off tour bus stop across the street down the block.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
VA
Jan 19, 2010

Superb!

When we arrived at 7:30am (after an all-night flight from the US) our beautiful room was ready and waiting, along with a breakfast tray complete with hot coffee. From check-in to check-out, the service was impeccable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dining options beyond the hotel were virtually endless -- and within easy walking distance.

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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ebookers Hotel Inspector
Business
Dublin Ireland
Dec 2, 2010

City Luxury but pricey !

The Shelbourne is well located in Dublin city centre; within walking distance to many touristy sights, St.Stephens Green across the road and only a stroll away from Grafton Street shopping. The staff are professional, friendly and helpful, the food is excellent but a little pricey for what you get? If you happen to book B&B rate, then the breakfast is amazing with excellent choice of buffet or menu options.. go for the eggs benedict and you won't be disappointed! Definitely luxury with first class service at this establishment but it will cost you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Food is interesting and unique... best breakfast in town !

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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
New Hampshire, USA
Jun 22, 2011

Luxurious, nicely located, reasonable

Perfectly located to access the best of Dublin and the tour bus. The staff was very helpful. Our room was beautifully appointed and very comfortable --- the breakfast buffet which was included in our price was excellent. Really enjoyed the raw oysters in the Saddle Room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Make sure to take the hop on and hop off tour bus (located across the street from the hotel) to see the highlights of Dublin --- it even stops at the Guiness Brewery!

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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Alphonzo
Business
Marion, SC, USA
Oct 12, 2011

Best hotel in Dublin

Bed too soft, and covers lumpy. Very nice room, spacious, quiet, nicely appointed, great TV, nice minibar, etc. Temp. control quiet and good. Staff polite and capable. Very historic building and location. Went on several tours recommended by concierge, all good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

All restaurants & bars first class, food and service. Bring money.

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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jan Jan
Business
San Francisco
Oct 20, 2011

A hotel in the heart of Dublin

The Shelbourne is located in a perfect part of town. Directly across from St. Stevens Green and just two blocks from the shopping district. Everyone in the hotel is very helpful from directions to more towels. You can walk to almost every attraction that you would want to see. Should you want to take the on off bus you can pick it up across the street from the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Georgina
Business
Oxfordshire, England
Apr 28, 2013

Excellent from beginning to end.

What a fabulous experience!!!! The level of service is 5 star. The room was spacious and immaculate. Well done!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
StandardUser
Business
North Carolina
May 26, 2014

Excellent location and great room.

The location of the hotel was amazing - right by St. Stephen's Green. It is in the center of all the nightlife but still very quiet. The room was very comfortable and much better than the other hotel where we stayed on the first leg of our trip. Breakfast at the hotel was good but not amazing. I would say the service was adequate and the breakfast buffet was just like any other buffet if not a bit more sparse. You could sort of tell that "free breakfast" was a standard deal so they wanted to do the minimum without damaging their reputation...if that makes any sense.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurant 41 is catty corner to the hotel. The food was excellent...definitely go for the 6 course tasting menu. Reservations were pretty easy to get.

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