Shelbourne Hotel

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland

8 Reviews

The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
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93%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
62%
954
Very Good
21%
335
Average
10%
163
Poor
3%
49
Terrible
1%
29

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 56% more than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families85
  • Couples83
  • Solo83
  • Business84
  • Dublin's Top Hotel

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    I have stayed in The Shelbourne many times over the past ten years. The Horseshoe Bar is famous all over Ireland. Many of Ireland's leading politicians frequent that bar as the Irish Parlaiment is jut around the corner in Kildare St.

    Unique Quality: The suites on the top floor are without doubt the best in Dublin. The hotel, although large, is quaint and has a certain Dublin character. Maybe it is the distinctive and friendly accents of the employees

    Directions: Close to many restaurants, cinema and theaters. Across the road is Stephens Green, where one can walk and feed the birds.

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    luxury in central dublin

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    the shelbourne hotel is located on st. stephen's green in central dublin. it's excellent location is walking distance to most of dublin's attractions. built in the 19th century it has an old world feel but with all the amenities of a business class hotel. expensive but worth it.

    Directions: central dublin, south of the leffey.

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    The one and only

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    This was always 'the' hotel in Dublin. Its location can't be beaten and generations of Dubliners have marked the rites of passage here (mostly through weddings!) Its bars were always places to see and be seen as well as have a warm drink on a cold day.

    Having gotten rather shabby and being in danger of losing its fifth star, the Shelbourne was closed for renovation for nearly two years. It reopened with much fanfare in March 2007 after an €80 million makeover. Verdict is still out on the refurb but you now have to queue up to get in, which shows how many people want to go in to have a look. It now has all the refinements of a modern 5* but I think may have lost a touch of character along the way. However, its bars are far above the normal run of the mill and seem to be packed every night with an eclectic mix of locals, tourists and other odds and sods :-)

    Room numbers have been increased and as far as possible the Hotel has commemorated its past glories by naming its suites after the famous who have stayed there. An historical point of interest is the room where the first constitution of independent Ireland was worked out.

    Unique Quality: Location, location, Location

    Directions: City centre

  • The best!

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    Well...we only had money to have a cup of tea. And even that was really expensive. But stylish and comfy! A must for everyone visiting Dublin who can't afford staying here!

    Unique Quality: Dublin's traditional hotel since 1824. Closed for renovations in winter 2006/2007.

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    The Shelbourne Club, a...

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    The Shelbourne Club, a fitness/gym club for hotel guests and members. Very nice and impressive gym with a huge indoor swimming pool and state-of-the-art gym equipment.

    This is the place I head to either extremely early in the mornings (6.30am) or at night (6pm) just before dashing off into the night for dinner with my buddies.

    I'll DEFINITELY miss this club!

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    The fabulous world famous...

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    The fabulous world famous lounge where the who's-who of Dublin high society congregate to gossip (oops!) over high tea. Here at Le Meridien Shelbourne Hotel.

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    The lovely 5-star Le Meridien...

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    The lovely 5-star Le Meridien Shelbourne Hotel located along St Stephen's Green. A charming victorian hotel.

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    Initially, I was supposed to...

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    Initially, I was supposed to be booked into the Westbury Hotel. But the hotel was COMPLETELY booked for the period I was supposed to be in Dublin. So, I was given another option - which proved to be a much better choice than the Westbury. Yes, The Le Meridien Shelbourne Hotel.

    I love this grand Victorian hotel. The Shelbourne is known to be one of Europe’s grand old luxurious hotels... furnished with antiques in a luxurious decor. This hotel was chosen as the location for the drafting of the Irish Constitution in 1922. You can even view the room that hosted this momentous event if you're a guest of Shelbourne. Spectacular views of St. Stephen's Green can also be seen from the hotel's superb suites (Pierce Brosnan stayed at the Princess Grace suite on the second floor). My room? Because I was a long staying guest, they upgraded me to a more spacious room (read: not a suite... so sad!) overlooking beautiful St Stephen's Green. So, no complains from me there. Their world famous pub is also the watering hole for celebs like Bono (from U2) to hang out. Famous celebs who have stayed here recently included: Kylie Minogue, Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan etc. Pierce Brosnan (aka James Bond - my favorite Bond) was also staying at the hotel - the same period as I was (first week of December 2001). Needless to add, I was soooo excited (read: heart palpitating, pulse racing) when I found out that he had checked in to the hotel for 2 nights and was staying on the 2nd floor, one floor below mine (I was on the 3rd floor). C'mon, this is THE James Bond after all! Which gal won't swoon?? However, because most of the guests at this hotel acted sooo cool in his presence, I had no choice (ugh!) but to contain my excitement and try not to look like some screaming teenager at a Britney Spears concert. Or worse still, come across as a country bumpkin (heavens no!). I mean, NOBODY asked for his autograph or took his pics! Anyway, even if they'd wanted, they can't. Pierce Brosnan had a strict NO PHOTOGRAPHS please ruling when he was staying at the hotel. Oh well.
    The corporate rate for the Italian bank I'm working with is EUR 160++.

    Directions: Along St Stephen's Green... and a 2-minute walk from the world famous Grafton Street, the Rodeo Drive of Dublin.

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Disappointed - Big Let down

by TripAdvisor Member simone24

We stayed at this the hotel for one night. The room was 300 euros per night not including breakfast. The room was tiny, the shower had no power. The staff and doormen were extremely rude and came across as if they were doing us a favour. Drinks and food are way overpriced, although the food was very tasty.

Overall I think this hotel was very uncomfortable to stay in. I would not recommend it to any of my friends or family. I was very disappointed; I was expecting a five star hotel and five star treatment..A big let down. If you want to stay in one of Dublin's five star hotels do not chose The Shelbourne,

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Taxi Fare

by achibuogwu

Please, what is the taxi fare from Dublin airport to Shelbourne hotel?

Re: Taxi Fare

by kilnamona

hi would estimate approx 25 euro -how many people in car ,what time of day /night .

Re: Taxi Fare

by kilnamona

hi ,there are also bus options available from airport to city centre /hotels,,from 5 euro to 10 euro,see the free travel guide or previous forums for dublin.

Re: Taxi Fare

by Waoife

I'd say closer to €30 or maybe a bit more if it's late at night or very early in the morning. If there are three or more of you then I'd expect a taxi to work out cheaper (and quicker) than on of the air coaches.

There are some regular buses operated by Dublin Bus (see www.dublinbus.ie) which operate services to the city centre at reasonable rates but they tend to be quite slow.

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Address: 27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland