The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel  5 stars

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


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.

City Center Dublin - 2300 ft
Airports Dublin (DUB) - 6.1 mi
Train Stations Grand Canal Dock Dart Station - 4300 ft, Connolly Train Station - 5000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants La Mere Zou (cuisine: French, European, Vegetarian) - 300 ft, The Saddle Room Restaurant (cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International) - 200 ft
Parks St. Stephen's Green - 800 ft, St Stephen's Green (Faiche Stiabhna) - 800 ft

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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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Tour desk
  • Cloakroom
  • Designated smoking area

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 29 per day.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Garden view
  • Park view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Turndown service
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Hi-Fi
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



from  3 pm


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. 

Pets are not allowed.

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The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Heritage Premium
Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 1 Single bed
Size: 345 sq. feet

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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    The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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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
      700 ft
    • National Gallery
      700 ft
    • Viking Splash Tour
      1000 ft
    • The International Bar
      1700 ft
    • 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
      1700 ft
    Popular areas
    • Dublin Marathon
      1000 ft
    Places of interest
    Convention centers
    Shopping areas
    • Yeats House
      700 ft
    Historical sites
    • Newman University Church
      1000 ft
    • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
      400 ft
    • National Museum of Ireland
      400 ft
    • Natural History Museum
      400 ft
    • National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
      1000 ft
    • Saint Stephen's Green
      700 ft
    • Saint Stephens Green
      700 ft
    • 700 ft
    • Iveagh Gardens
      1700 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • Department of Taoiseach
      700 ft
    • Leinster House (Houses of the Oireachtas)
      700 ft
    • National Concert Hall
      1400 ft
    • Gaiety Theatre
      1400 ft

    Local Attractions

    • St. Michan's Church
      1.0 mi
      Church St. Lower, Dublin
    • Liberties
      5200 ft
    • James Joyce Cultural Centre
      1.1 mi
      35 N. Great George's St., Dublin
    • Garden of Remembrance
      1.1 mi
      Parnell Sq., Dublin
    • Dublin Writers Museum
      1.1 mi
      18-19 Parnell Square North, Dublin

    Near the hotel

    • St. Stephen's Green
      800 ft
      at the top end of Grafton St, Dublin
    • The Little Museum of Dublin
      600 ft
      15 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin
    • Government Buildings
      500 ft
      Merrion St., Dublin
    • National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
      700 ft
      Merrion St., Dublin
    • Mansion House
      700 ft
      Dawson Street, Dublin
    • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology
      1000 ft
      Kildare Street, Dublin
    • Leinster House
      700 ft
      Kildare Street, Dublin

    Restaurants Nearby

    • La Mere Zou

      71% likes this, based on 323 reviews
      Cuisine: French, European, Vegetarian
      Price Range: USD 35 - USD 111

      300 ft
      22 St. Stephen's Green

      Phone: 01-661-66-69

    • The Saddle Room Restaurant

      70% likes this, based on 100 reviews
      Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, International, Irish
      Price Range: USD 27 - USD 64

      200 ft
      27 St. Stephen's Green

      Phone: 353-1-6634500

    • Town Kildare Street

      64% likes this, based on 205 reviews
      Cuisine: Brasserie, Irish
      Price Range: USD 21 - USD 51

      300 ft
      21 Kildare Street

      Phone: 01 662 4724

    • No. 27 Bar & Lounge

      85% likes this, based on 59 reviews
      Cuisine: International
      Price Range: USD 13 - USD 19

      200 ft
      27 St. Stephen's Green

      Phone: 353-1-6634500

    • Lord Mayor's Lounge

      85% likes this, based on 23 reviews
      Price Range: USD 37 - USD 51

      200 ft
      27 St. Stephen's Green

      Phone: 353-1-6634500

    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.

    The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Reviews

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

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    • Single

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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

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

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      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

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      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 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.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Centrally located, great room, friendly staff, nice bar

      I've missed the tea kettle in the room

      • Average rating
    • Single

      I seriously could not fault the hotel facilities and staff.

      No complaints whatsoever.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      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!!!

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Staff were very good and we got an upgrade

      Extra charge for car parking

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      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

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      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.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Excellent staff . relaxing atmosphere. Superior service

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

      • Average rating
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