The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin 27 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

Also known as: The Shelbourne
  • AA Quality - 86%
  • AA Class - 5 Star
  • AA Recommended

AA Review

- Prestigious 5 AA Red Star 2013 - AA 2 Star Rosettes - Awarded the Eco Label Award from Green Hospitality Ireland This Dublin landmark exudes elegance and a real sense of history, having been established in 1824. The public areas are spacious and offer a range of dining and bar options. There is a selection of bedroom styles and suites available, many with commanding views over St. Stephen's Green. No 27 is a popular bar and lounge where casual dining takes place. The Saddle Room is the main restaurant featuring a steak and seafood menu with a contemporary twist, while afternoon tea is served in the elegant Lord Mayor's Lounge. An extensive leisure and facility is now complete.

Hotel Description

The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin is one of Dublin's most famous landmarks, being right at the heart of the city. Restaurants, pubs and Dublin's busy shopping area, Grafton Street, are all within a few hundred yards of The Shelbourne. The hotel was recently refurbished but still retains all of it's old world charm, including afternoon tea and scones overlooking Stephens Green. if you are lucky enough to get a opportunity to stay at The Shelbourne, we recommend that you seixe it with open arms !

The Spa at The Shelbourne

Created over three floors, The Spa is the largest in Dublin City Centre and the most exclusive. The Spa features six treatment rooms including a suite for two people to share their spa experience together, while an opulent relaxation room is the perfect place to unwind. An elegant manicure and pedicure area complete the pampering facilities. The Spa offers the ultimate in luxurious products and partners with three excellent and inspirational brands, Pevonia, Elemis and Pañpuri. In addition, this oasis of calm features a swimming pool, thermal facilities, a dance studio and state-of-the-art gymnasium.


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.

Hotel Facilites

Our WIFI is now complimentary in all areas off the hotel.

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Area Information

Close to pubs, restaurants and shopping, all within walking distance.
Our Customer stayed here in January 2017

Great location - friendly staff and brilliant facilities - just wished we were there for longer :)

Rating: 5/5
5 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in December 2014

Lovely staff, great atmosphere and super location, really enjoyed our stay. The hotel was so full of Christmas cheer, I would highly recommend staying here.

Rating: 5/5
5 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in March 2014

Great Hotel, Great Location, Great Staff, Great Bed & Fantastic Bed Linen, Great Athmosphere

Rating: 5/5
5 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in February 2014

Well what can I say we had the most wonderful experience in the Hotel I had booked the night as a surprise 50th birthday treat for my husband and the hotel did everything to make it special from allowing me to drop in our bag the day before to delivering the bag to our room. The meal in the restaurant was magnifiant the staff in the restarant we so friendly and helpful and confident in the recommendations from the menu. I was even presented with a beautiful rose at the end of my meal as it was valentines. The rooms are luxurious and the beds really comfortable, and the next morning all I can say is the breakfast is to die for with a choice of absolutely everything you imagine. All in all it was a fantastic experience and a real treat my husband was delighted with his birthday surprise!!!!!!

Rating: 5/5
5 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in January 2014

Our pre-Christmas stay at The Shelbourne was the best way to start festive season! On arrival we were greeted by the friendliest and mannerly receptionist, who offered us spiced warm apple juice and a homemade ginger biscuit! Well this was the begining of the most enjoyable stay. Our room was excellent, old world style with a luxurios feel. The best nights sleep was had as the beds were so comfortable we didnt want to get up! Breakfast was the best we have had in any hotel! The ambience of the Saddle Room was lovely and all orders were cooked fresh. Every staff member could not do enough for us and were not showing any signs of festive fatigue!! We could not experience the bar in the evening as there were functions on and it was extremely busy, to be expected at this time of year. The pool area was an added bonus! Beautiful facilities and it was like having our own pool! And how wonderful just to go down in our complimentry robe and slippers over over swimming costumes! I would recommend the Shelbourne to anyone around the festive season as it bring back all the old warm feeling you should have at Christmas!! Also I must add the decorations in Reception were amazing!!

Rating: 5/5
5 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in January 2014

The Shelbourne is consistency in a world gone mad. Everything they do is well done. However I do feel there is a hint of snobbery about the place and unfortunately if our experience is anything to go by, it appears that Roomex bookings are treated less favourably than others. We have stayed in the Shelbourne a number of times but on this occasion, despite booking our room over 2 months in advance and despite checking in early, we were given what must be the smallest room in the hotel. We were also promised a phone call once our room was ready, which we never received. We were told the room we were given was the only available room that night but I don't for a second believe all other rooms were allocated before we checked in. So whilst we still enjoyed our stay, this did leave us with a view that in the Shelbourne, more than any other hotel, what you pay for your room determines where you come in the scale, even if it is a discounted rate.

Rating: 4/5
4 out of 5