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The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin

The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin is one of the most famous hotels in Ireland and, when it reopens in December 2006, will have undergone a substantial refurbishment making The Shelbourne one of the very finest hotels in the world. Situated right in the very heart of Dublin, The Shelbourne is a landmark hotel, and makes an elegant base for the discerning visitor to the city. Martin Burke founded The Shelbourne Hotel in 1824, when he acquired three adjoining townhouses overlooking Dublin’s beautiful St Stephen's Green - Europe's largest garden square. Burke named his grand new hotel The Shelbourne, after William Second Earl of Shelbourne. With such a promising beginning and stylish address, he was inspired to build one of the most elegant hotels in Europe, The Shelbourne.


The refurbishment of The Shelbourne Hotel would surely have met Martin Burke’s approval – the attention to detail is apparent throughout, and no corners have been cut in providing the very highest standards of luxury and elegance. There are 190 rooms in total at The Shelbourne Hotel, including 22 sumptuous suites; all rooms and suites are impeccably well presented and offer an astonishing array of facilities that will impress even the most demanding hotel guest, while remaining discreet and understated in a way that typifies The Shelbourne’s philosophy. Naturally, dining at The Shelbourne is a truly memorable experience; the sumptuously refurbished No 27 The Green is a distinguished setting in which to savour the refined ambience and peruse the menu of exquisitely prepared cuisine, while the Side Door is a more informal venue. The Lord Mayor’s Lounge is perfect for afternoon tea, while guests can enjoy a pint of Guinness in either the lively Shelbourne Bar or the Horseshoe Bar, both renowned as a meeting place for Dublin’s political and theatrical elite. The Shelbourne also provides superb leisure facilities: an 18-metre pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and massage and specialist therapies all set the scene for relaxation and escapism. Business users will also be delighted to discover that The Shelbourne is equipped with some of Dublin’s finest conferencing facilities, making it the number one choice for events in the Irish capital.


The legendary Shelbourne Hotel is an intrinsic part of Dublin's literary, culinary and artistic history. Located in the heart of Dublin, The Shelbourne is the perfect base for exploring the many delights of this vibrant city.

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Taken on December 20, 2006