The Shelbourne Hotel

An Irish Legend

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Dublin, Ireland

The Shelbourne Hotel

An Autograph Collection Hotel

What it is

An ultra-luxe 200-year-old grande dame on St. Stephen’s Green, with 6 unmissable restaurants, an ornate spa and a pool with thermal facilities.

What it isn't

Starless. Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, JFK, Princess Grace, The Rolling Stones…all have stayed here.

What we think

If Marie Antoinette herself had a spa day, she’d probably choose to come here. The relaxation room is so lavish—with silken draperies and damask wallcoverings—that it looks like it could have been transported to the Emerald Isle from Versailles. Guest rooms are just as luxurious; each one is stocked with feathertop beds swaddled in 300 thread count Egyptian linens, marble lined bathrooms, LED flat screens, iPhone docking stations…shall we go on? Even the most humble among them—the Heritage Parkview Room— is anything but #basic, with its elegant soaking tub and prime panorama over St. Stephen’s Green, designed in 1664. For a slightly more “Princess Grace of Monaco” worthy experience, book the (yup) Princess Grace Suite—it’s stocked with memorabilia and books in homage to her, and has two marble-lined bathrooms, two bedrooms and a separate living and dining space that could have stolen scenes in “High Society.”

You're here because

The 60-foot-long pool, gym, sauna and steam room will help you balance your evenings of Guinness and shepherd’s pie.

The Moment

People around the world mock Irish cooking, but they wouldn’t if they had even one dish at the hotel’s Michelin-level Saddle Room. Your 28-day dry aged Hereford beef chateaubriand with roast garlic bearnaise sauce was so divine, you thought you’d never forget it…until your first bite of caramelized bread pudding with crème anglaise, pear purée, and rum raisin ice cream.

Restaurants & Bars

The Saddle Room - The Saddle Room encompasses the cherished traditions of dining at The Shelbourne, developed over generations. This is a reassuringly timeless and elegant dining room with a relaxed atmosphere, old-school Irish service and a menu full of classic favourites.

No.27 The Shelbourne Bar - The social setting of the Irish capital, the beating heart of the hotel, where Dublin society gathers to raise a glass and raise their spirits. Toast to all celebrations and special occasions.

The Lord Mayor's Lounge - Ireland's most iconic drawing room looks out on the only garden grand enough to match: the glorious St. Stephen's Green. A rich cup of coffee, a deep plush chair, perfectly arranged cut flowers, and a front-row seat to the natural drama of the Green.

The Horseshoe Bar - One of The Shelbourne's treasures - The Horseshoe Bar has always been a destination, an institution and a living history of Irish society. From business and politics to the arts, it has been home to some of Ireland's most fascinating characters since 1957.

1824 Bar - Hidden away from the bustle of the hotel and the city outside, 1824 creates its own energy, with a refined sense of relaxed luxury. A luxe, intimate, and sophisticated atmosphere with low lights, and rich wood panelling.

The Terrace - Serving an all-day dining menu of classics, relax and unwind in the luxurious surroundings of this relaxed little plaza with a view of the sky.

Location

The northern edge of St. Stephen’s Green, a 13 minute walk to Trinity College Library‚ the jaw-dropping Harry Potter-esque space built in 1592, where the Book of Kells is stored.

27 St Stephens Green
Dublin, 2
Ireland