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Established in 1824 in the heart of Dublin The 5 Star Shelbourne offers luxurious accommodation and fine dining.

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The Saddle Room at The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin

The Saddle Room

The Saddle Room at The Shelbourne hotel is a restaurant of opulence! From it's luxurious gold leather padded alcove seating, to rich red colours and dark oak walls, crisp linen and gleaming tableware - here is a restaurant to linger in and enjoy some of the finest steak and seafood in Dublin. Chef Garry Hughes serves up a fine feast of local produce. The Saddle Room incorporates an oyster bar - where freshest specimens of this favourite shellfish are shucked and served in style.
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The Horseshoe Bar

The Horseshoe Bar is one of Dublin's most infamous and unique bars attracting socialites, journalists, celebrities and more. Decorated with original artifacts and fascinating memorabilia the Horseshoe Bar is an experience not to be missed when visiting Dublin. You never know who you might bump in to!
Number 27 Bar and Lounge at The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin

No.27 Bar & Lounge

The No. 27 Bar & Lounge at The Shelbourne is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of retail therapy or exploring Dublins' heritage. Featuring an extensive wine and beer list along with innovative cocktails where could be better to rest your weary feet and enjoy a spot of lunch or dinner!
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The Lord Mayors Lounge

Famous faces from home and abroad are often to be seen here, taking tea with regular Dubliners that have made this a favourite spot. Indulge in the glorious menu of finger sandwiches and savouries,  home made buttermilk scones with Clotted Cream and Shelbourne Strawberry Jam, and delicate desserts and pastries. Sip one of a range of  21 exquisite loose leaf teas from the best tea producing areas of the world or enjoy a glass of bubbles!

Stay Where Luxury & Fine Dining Abounds

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Stay at The Shelbourne Hotel

The historic Shelbourne Hotel, located in the heart of Dublin right opposite St. Stephen's Green, is a 5-star hotel offering unparalleled luxury and timeless traditions with magnificent views of St. Stephen's Green. Relax with ease and enjoy the luxury amenities, including 24-hour room service that this magnificent hotel offers.

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The Spa and Salon at The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin

The Shelbourne Spa & Salon

The Spa & Salon at The Shelbourne offers a holistic approach to total relaxation with exclusive therapies using natural products, signature rituals and treatments created by renowned brands. This menu of world-class services for men and women includes facials, purifying body wraps, intense body scrubs and intricate hand and foot care – all coming from experienced spa therapists dedicated to nurturing your spa experience. Appointments must be booked in advance.

Our Review of The Shelbourne Hotel

In 1824, when The Shelbourne hotel was established by Tipperary man, Martin Burke, to "woo genteel customers', with fashionable accommodation, no-one was ever to know the historical place it would take in the cultural, social and political fabric of Irish life. He named it after William 2nd Earl of Shelburne (prime minister of Britain 1782-83), in an attempt to link the hotel with the fame and reputation of the PM and with the ascendancy in general. Over the next ninety years, the hotel became associated with wealth, success and famous heads of state and its year revolved around the social seasons- bloodstock, racing and shows at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS). 

By the outbreak of war in 1914, and with many of the German staff being interned, the Shelbourne became the hub of military activity. The hotel remained open throughout and during the republican Easter Rising in 1916, though considered a legitimate target by the rebel forces, opened its doors to tend the sick, regardless of what side they fought on. 

In May 1922, one of Ireland's (and the Shelbourne's) most historic meetings took place in room 112, when Michael Collins headed up the drafting of the Irish constitution, Bunreacht na héireann. This room is now a conference room named the Constitution Room. By August 1922, all hotel business had returned to normal and over the next forty years, the hotel became the premier venue for society events and international guests. During these years, the hotel's guest book entries include John and Jacqui Kennedy, Richard Burton, Liz Taylor, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Orson Welles, Princess Grace of Monaco the list goes on and on!  

In 2005, designer Frank Nicholsan was enlisted to undertake an extensive restoration of the hotel. A new wing was added, the lift was removed from the lobby to reveal the wonderful ornate staircase. The Lord Mayor's Lounge, The Horseshoe Bar and The Constitution Room were all restored and a new restaurant, The Saddle Room was created.  

Comfort and luxury are reflected in the accommodation at the hotel, just as they are reflected in its other facilities. Rooms are beautifully finished in gold and cream with Egyptian cotton sheets on large, comfortable beds. Bathrooms are tiled in Italian marble and have an integrated audio system, perfect for long leisurely baths with luscious pampering products! All "Heritage Rooms' or suites have access to the "Heritage Lounge', where breakfast can be enjoyed in a stunning light-filled drawing room, with large sash windows, also with a breathtaking view if the park. 

If cooked breakfast is required, the Oyster Bar converts into a breakfast bar in the morning and the breakfast menu offers a mouth-watering selection of pastries, bagels and pancakes, in addition to fruit, cereals and a cheese and charcuterie platter. Hot cooked to order breakfasts and traditional Irish porridge are also part of the offering. 

The Shelbourne is one of our great iconic buildings. Its corridors and rooms also house some our most successful artists, past and present. Those same corridors also echo with the memories full of history and glamour. The location is stunning, the staff are gracious and the food in the restaurants and bars  is locally sourced, organic, where possible and cooked with love. As with all our prestigious Good Food Ireland Providers - The Shelbourne takes pride in Irish - hospitality, cuisine and welcome abound.   

Read more about The Shelbourne Hotel, here is The Horseshoe Bar, The Saddle Room, No.27 Bar & Lounge and The Lord Mayors Lounge Reviews

 

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