The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

27 St Stephen'S Green, Dublin, Ireland, 2  show map
 5 stars
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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

Editorial review:

A beautiful historic property which was recently renovated, this is where you want to stay is you like relaxing with an authentic afternoon tea. The lobby areas are more than elegant and the sleeping rooms continue the theme of rich, elegant and understated. This property has been the setting for both novels and notable historic events. So try this hotel if you really want to feel like you have been in Ireland throughout the ages.

Verified Reviews:

  • In the heart of dublin - Huge lobby - 2 bars and 1 restaurant were open - Certainly overpriced
  • Location was perfect - Close to everything - No pool or hot tub - New fitness centre
  • Room was clean - Bathroom was deluxe - Staff was very helpful - Expensive internet
  • Magnificent hotel - Lovely breakfast spread - Great bar - Limited tv selection
  • Rooms were fantastic - Very comfy bed - Service was excellent - Highly recommend

Overview

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's 19 suites are named after famous guests to have stayed at the hotel, such as Princess Grace, John F. Kennedy, 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!

Prestigious 5 AA Red Star 2013

AA 2 Star Rosettes

Awarded the Eco Label Award from Green Hospitality Ireland

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   265.

Dining options

Private Dining offering at The Shelbourne – make an impression with a luxurious and intimate setting, exclusivity and excellent service. Designed to accommodate groups of 10 to 30 guests, the Private Dining service at The Shelbourne is a uniquely luxurious way to make an impact, whether your guests are family and friends or clients and colleagues.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of EUR 21 per person per night.  You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs EUR 29 per person per night. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Eco friendly
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at EUR 29 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Paid porterage
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Fine dining
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pub
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Park view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

27 St Stephen'S Green, Dublin, Ireland, 2

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City Center
  • Dublin
    700 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Grand Canal Dock Dart Station
    1.3km
  • Connolly Train Station
    1.5km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • La Mere Zou (cuisine: French, European, Vegetarian)
    60 m
  • The Saddle Room Restaurant (cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International)
    30 m
Parks
  • St. Stephen's Green
    210 m
  • St Stephen's Green (Faiche Stiabhna)
    210 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    265

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Rooms and availability

The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Heritage Premium
Heritage Premium
Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed or King or Twin beds
Size: 52m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Our luxury Dublin city center hotel's Heritage Premium Room was designed by Frank Nicholson and reflect the hotel’s focus on quality. The room features a LCD flat screen television, complimentary high-speed Internet access, comfortable bed with 300-thread-count, 100-percent Egyptian cotton bedding, and an elegant marble bathroom with shower-bathtub combination.

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Dublin location
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    Hotel Address:

    27 St Stephen'S Green, Dublin, Ireland, 2

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Dublin
      700 m
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Grand Canal Dock Dart Station
      1.3km
    • Connolly Train Station
      1.5km
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • La Mere Zou (cuisine: French, European, Vegetarian)
      60 m
    • The Saddle Room Restaurant (cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International)
      30 m
    Parks
    • St. Stephen's Green
      210 m
    • St Stephen's Green (Faiche Stiabhna)
      210 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2006
    • Number of floors:
      8
    • Number of rooms:
      265

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    The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Location

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    What's nearby

    What's nearby.

    Dublin Zoo with interesting animals is within 5km

    Dublin Wheel offers stunning city's views and is located only 2km away

    Natural History Museum houses various geological exhibits and is 300m away

    Aviva Stadium, a new location for sport events is only 20 minutes away

    Tourist attractions

    • Royal Hibernian Academy - 200 m
    • National Gallery - 200 m
    • Viking Splash Tour - 300 m
    • 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour - 500 m

    Popular areas

    • Dublin Marathon - 300 m

    Places of interest

    • Bust of Constance Markievicz - 200 m
    • St Ann's Church - 200 m
    • Merrion Square 'The Pregnant Woman' Statue - 400 m
    • Molly Malone - 400 m
    • Dermot's Chair - 400 m
    • Apostalate Of Perpetual Echarist Adoration - 500 m
    • Merrion Square - 500 m

    Convention centers

    Shopping areas

    Amusement

    • Yeats House - 300 m

    Historical sites

    • Newman University Church - 300 m

    Museums

    • National Museum of Ireland - 100 m
    • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology - 100 m
    • Natural History Museum - 100 m
    • National Museum of Ireland - Natural History - 300 m

    Parks

    • Saint Stephens Green - 100 m
    • St. Stephen's Green - 200 m
    • Saint Stephen's Green - 200 m
    • Iveagh Gardens - 500 m

    Universities, Institutes

    • Department of Taoiseach - 200 m
    • Leinster House (Houses of the Oireachtas) - 200 m

    Theaters

    • National Concert Hall - 400 m
    • Gaiety Theatre - 400 m

    Local Attractions

    • St. Michan's Church - 1.6km
      Church St. Lower, Dublin
    • Garden of Remembrance - 1.7km
      Parnell Sq., Dublin
    • Smithfield Chimney - 1.8km
      Smithfield Village, Dublin
    • James Joyce Cultural Centre - 1.7km
      35 N. Great George's St., Dublin
    • Dublin Writers Museum - 1.8km
      18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • St. Stephen's Green - 210 m
      at the top end of Grafton St, Dublin
    • Government Buildings - 160 m
      Merrion St., Dublin
    • National Museum of Ireland - Natural History - 230 m
      Merrion St., Dublin
    • Leinster House - 230 m
      Kildare Street, Dublin
    • The Little Museum of Dublin - 140 m
      15 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin
    • Mansion House - 180 m
      Dawson Street, Dublin
    • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology - 300 m
      Kildare Street, Dublin

    Restaurants Nearby

    • La Mere Zou - 60 m

      Address: 22 St. Stephen's Green
      Phone: 01-661-66-69

      71% likes this, based on 323 reviews
      Cuisine: French, European, Vegetarian
      Price Range: GBP 27 - GBP 85

    • No. 27 Bar & Lounge - 30 m

      Address: 27 St. Stephen's Green
      Phone: 353-1-6634500

      74% likes this, based on 59 reviews
      Cuisine: International
      Price Range: GBP 10 - GBP 15

    • The Cliff Town House Hotel and Restaurant - 70 m

      Address: 22 St. Stephens Green
      Phone: +353 16383939

      75% likes this, based on 198 reviews
      Cuisine: Seafood
      Price Range: GBP 75 - GBP 95

    • The Saddle Room Restaurant - 30 m

      Address: 27 St. Stephen's Green
      Phone: 353-1-6634500

      70% likes this, based on 100 reviews
      Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Irish
      Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 49

    • Lord Mayor's Lounge - 30 m

      Address: 27 St. Stephen's Green
      Phone: 353-1-6634500

      85% likes this, based on 50 reviews
      Price Range: GBP 27 - GBP 37

    Getting around.

    Luas tram is within 300m away.

    Bus station is within 2km away.

    Irish rain is also within 2km from the hotel.

    Private parking costs EUR 25 per day.

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2006
    • Number of floors:
      8
    • Number of rooms:
      265

    Hotel Awards

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    The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

    Average guest rating

    8.4out of 10
    Exceptional
    Based on 186 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    10.0
    Rooms
    9.3
    Service
    9.0
    Value
    8.1
    Dining
    8.0

    Individual guest reviews

    • Single
      10.0

      Its unique heritage, coupled with chram and comfort befitting its status as Dublin's premiere hotel.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Very nice..a spot expensive but Ireland worth the cost.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      The oldest hotel in Dublin is pure luxury. Room magnificent and service and friendliness of staff excellent. Food was top quality wonderfully presented and you feel really pampered throughout your stay. We had a great time

    • Family with children
      9.6

      Fantastic location and there is a really good atmosphere in the hotel, between the main lobby, bar and tea rooms. Beds were really comfortable too !

      Breakfast was not included in the price so it was fairly expensive to stay there.

    • Single
      8.2

      Old, quaint - has an interesting history and I love St. Stephens Green right across the street from the hotel. The concierge was very helpful if you could find him. He was almost never available by phone or at the desk. I finally booked my weekend to the Aran Islands on my own. I was provided with a beautiful upgrade. Loved the cookies or brownies provided everyday at the information desk and fresh water with lemon. Never really used the bars or restaurant while there - it just did not have a welcoming feel - I was an alone traveler.

      My biggest complaint was the internet: e9 per hour and you had to use it all within that hour -- not 10 minutes here 10 minutes there. Therefore, I was without connection for 8 days. It is against my principle to pay $15 an hour to check emails. I told the gentleman that for staying there 8 nights you think the hotel would absorb the cost - at least for one hour of use. I could not even check my airline reservations. Also, I did not like the fact that the concierge was almost never available - very frustrating! No one at the desk had change for a 50 note so I went to bar to get a beer so I could have change and he would not let me remove the beer from the bar. The bar was very crowded at the time. Also, the doorman was almost always away when I needed his services. The internet was my biggest concern. It took two days to get the complimentary coffee/tea service in the room - hot kettle. And I would have preferred to dry my hair in the bathroom but that was minor.

    • Couple
      5.4

      Close to City Center

      Rooms are outdated. View was horible facing a wall. Reservation could not be found so e had to wait a long time at the reception because they could not find the correspondance with Booked.net. When we eventually got our room, it was small, old and run down furniture (Grannie flat type of furniture) and the queen bed was more like a baby bed.

    • Single
      8.8

      Centrally located, great room, friendly staff, nice bar

      I've missed the tea kettle in the room

    • Single
      9.6

      I seriously could not fault the hotel facilities and staff.

      No complaints whatsoever.

    • Couple
      9.2

      We mentioned to the staff at the reception that it was our engagement celebration, so they kindly offered to upgrade us to a premium room. When we checked that room, the bathroom was not finished being cleaned, so they was so sorry and they upgraded us to a huge suite to apologies. It was like something you dream of happening, it only ever happens in movies, but it made our celebrations spectacular!!!

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Beautiful beds and bed linen. Comfortable & spacious bedrooms. Attentive staff who are not 'over the top' and always deliver on their commitments (eg alarm calls - it doesn't always happen at many other hotels!)

      My only concern is the curious smell in the reception area. I'm not sure what it is (automatic air freshener?) but it smells as if someone has been sick - but after eating something sweet. I can always smell it whenever I stay.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Staff were very good and we got an upgrade

      Extra charge for car parking

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      Staff were lovely. It was my mum's birthday and a really nice touch was that a gorgeous plate of truffles arrived at our room with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate across the plate! Superb fish and chips in the bar too which actually was very good value.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      the feeling of luxury, excellent service from all of the staff, reception staff were very professional as were porters

      bar prices are a little on the high side.. Thats dublin i suppose

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Lovely staff, very beautiful building.

      There was no complimentary water or tea/coffee making facilities in the room which was very annoying. We have to queue to get into the restaurant for breakfast - first time I've ever had to queue in a hotel for breakfast and did not expect this from a 5 * hotel.

    • Family with children
      9.4

      Excellent staff . relaxing atmosphere. Superior service

      Breakfast at €29(orange juice and cereal) for a 12 yr old is way too pricey!

    How to reach hotel

    hotel The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Dublin location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    27 St Stephen'S Green, Dublin, Ireland, 2

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Dublin
      700 m
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Grand Canal Dock Dart Station
      1.3km
    • Connolly Train Station
      1.5km
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • La Mere Zou (cuisine: French, European, Vegetarian)
      60 m
    • The Saddle Room Restaurant (cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International)
      30 m
    Parks
    • St. Stephen's Green
      210 m
    • St Stephen's Green (Faiche Stiabhna)
      210 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2006
    • Number of floors:
      8
    • Number of rooms:
      265

    Hotel Awards

    IrishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedDublinThe Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Spa Hotels in Ireland

    Use Badge