"Drinks by the piano"
Had a lovely couple of drinks in the lounge while listening to the piano music during the evening. Pianist was Andrew Boylan, very talented guy who plays a mix of classical, jazz and popular airs. Great professionalism from the staff also who catered us well throughout the night and was always willing to attend our needs. Beautiful place!
"Pre-St. Patrick's Day"
We stayed at the Shelborne up till St. Patrick's Day craziness and headed out I have stayed here before and never been disappointed in the staff ,service ,spa etc. St. Patrick's Day puts stress on everyone and you can only do so much with so many people in town to celebrate. I can't quite give them five stars but a solid 4 1/2 is being honest
"Some disappointment when you pay for luxury"
I lived in Dublin for several years, so I knew the hotel had a great location -- which I took full advantage of during the day with my daughters -- and was beautiful and so forth. Here's where it fell short during the actual time we spent in the hotel over three nights (paying for two rooms every night which was less expensive then paying for one large suite). First, no matter where you travel, kids love hotel pools. So I found the the restricted swimming hours for (accompanied!) children a pain to work around. I was told "there is not enough staff." What' All the staff did was sign us in to an empty pool. Second, for the cost of afternoon high tea, I would have expected warm, melt in your mouth scones. To me, it is all about the scones and finger sandwiches -- not so much the chocolate desserts which received much more attention. Although I will say my daughters in enjoyed their tea choices. Third, not that I watch much TV, but still, my room TV was funky -- the word "Loading..." was stuck on the screen, for instance. But I didn't opt to ruin my evenings having repairmen in the room for that or for the air conditioning which quit working. Although in my daughters' room it did work (which was further evidence that mine was not.) I think for the hoards of North American visitors that must come through this establishment down pillows, check-in ice service and at least one clearly complimentary water bottle would be appreciated. On a better note, given that it was the week of Paddy's Day, I chose "quiet" over "room-with-a-view" and our rooms were quiet on the fourth floor and relatively close to each other.
Enjoyed my stay at the city centre hotel. Food and service was very good. Hotel is always very busy. Really liked dining in the saddle room restaurant, breakfast buffet was amazing. One thing that let the hotel down was they overcharged my card by 481e and it took 3 e mails to get this sorted with no explanation on why this happened. Not what you would expect from a 5 Star hotel.
"Beautiful, historic hotel with a great location"
A friendly hello and beautiful surroundings greet you as you walk in the door! Beautiful hotel, friendly staff and a great location. We recently stayed here with our two young adult children and it was wonderful. Location offered a lot of places to visit within walking distance. Lovely indoor pool, perfect for swimming a few laps or just relaxing. Delicious breakfast buffet (menu items available and also delicious). Turndown service was so thoughtful and very much appreciated after a long day of sightseeing. Rooms were beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Lots to see and do in Dublin but try not to miss The Little Museum of Dublin a few doors down; a tour guide leads you through the decades of Irish History (takes about an hour or so depending on how much time you spend afterwards looking around).
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM