"Mostly good, some flaws when their should be zero for the price"
Stayed in the Shelbourne as a special treat to my girlfriend to celebrate a milestone. Overall our experience was good but I should be saying excellent given we paid 220 euro for a night. I understand accessible rooms are needed and are a requirement but lets be honest, they are typically not as nice as the standard rooms, in particular the bathrooms. So was disappointing to be given a room with an accessible bathroom when I had paid so much for the room. We should of been given a choice on this.
"Pre Dinner Cocktails"
A must trip for anyone entertaining anyone visiting the city I brought my guest here for pre dinner cocktails , a highly impressive menu & service to match. The staff at the Shelbourne didn't disappoint
"Great place "
My associate and I were in Dublin the other day for a business related engagement at Trinity College. We were booked into the Shelbourne by our hosts. I have stayed in Dublin many times before but never here. Normally I stay at the Merrion just around the corner. I was impressed by the Shelbourne not only by the excellent and efficient reception staff but also by the overall feel and location of the hotel. Being situated on the Green it is within easy access to everything including the shopping area of Grafton Street and the lovely Peploes restaurant. The room was bright and airy. Everything was clean and in good condition. One thing that really impressed me was the super easy to use aircon. Just two big, easy to read knobs on the wall. I travel a lot and am fed up with super clever systems that I have to search the internet to find out how to set. Great stay. Great staff. Will go again.
"Magical Introduction to Dublin"
I expected a lot from The Shelbourne and so not disappointed! All the reviews I had read pre trip rated this hotel and now I have the pleasure to add mine!u From the moment you arrive and are greeted by the doorman a little bit of Irish magic begins! The foyer is a floral fantasy and it just gets better and better. The check in is efficient and warm, the room delights and so it continues. The busy ground floor bars, gracious tea room and fine dining experience all superb. Apparently Princess Grace of Monaco loved this hotel and I can see why- I felt like a bit of a princess myself! The location is great and everything close and accessible. The Concierge aka "The Navigator" is a a most charming man who sent us on our way each day with maps, directions and suggestions to maximise our time in this fabulous city. Life is richer for having been to Dublin and even more so for staying at The Shelbourne! Loved it all!
"Fabulous Luxury Experience in the Heart of Dublin"
This was our first hotel of five on a two week tour of Ireland and what a way to start the tour!! We arrived at the Shelbourne around noon, quite tired after an overnight flight from the states, expecting to wait for a 3 pm check-in. Much to our surprise and delight, we were able to check in immediately, allowing us some time to refresh before the evening's welcoming reception. The Shelbourne is located in the city center and faces St. Stephen's Green, a lovely park in which to take a lazy stroll and admire the beauty of the gardens. Within easy walking distance are many attractions, including the National Museum of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, National Gallery of Ireland as well as Merrion Square, another lovely park. Entering the hotel, we felt as though we'd stepped back in time to one that was more elegant and opulent. The lobby was spacious, grandly decorated, though not ostentatious, and the staff quite attentive and friendly. Our room was large, nicely furnished, quiet, clean and extremely comfortable. For being in the city center, there was no street noise to disrupt sleeping, which we greatly appreciated.. What struck me was how the hotel interior, including guest rooms, common areas and restaurants, looked as though they'd been recently renovated without the hotel losing its charm and character. I expected to find a bit of peeling wallpaper here or some aspect of the room that either worked poorly or not at all. There were none to be found. The hotel is a gem in the heart of the city and its staff as shining as the hotel itself. We had breakfast every morning in the hotel as part of the tour package. Breakfast choices were quite extensive - from a self-service breakfast bar of fruits, cereals, breads, pastries and juices to ordering from a menu. Coffee, tea and toast was brought to the table and was well brewed and piping hot. With a selection as extensive as it was, each guest had a variety from which to choose every morning. Lunch and dinner were available in one of several in-hotel restaurants. Again, within easy walking distance are a variety of bars, cafes and restaurants to sample. The hotel also has a spa and extensive fitness center, which, sadly, we hadn't time to experience. In summary, The Shelbourne was a delightful experience on all fronts and definitely a tough act to follow. Should we return to Dublin, the Shelbourne would be our hotel of choice.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM