The Shelbourne is the perfect place to stay while on holiday in Dublin.
The location can't be beat if you have a few days in town and want to see the sites. We walked everywhere from the hotel's front door.
The breakfast, included with my deluxe room, was delicious. Normally, I order eggs off the menu becuase I don't like the ones that have been sitting in the chafing dish, but this was an exception. The prepared eggs were silky, fluffy and fresh.
There is a fantastic bar staff working in the horshoe bar who were extremely knowledgable about Irish spirits and local hot spots.
The front desk team and concierge made some reservations for me and everything was in order wherever I went.
There is a great pride the team at the Shelbourne take in providing excellent service and it didn't go unnoticed. I enjoyed watching the special events department line up along the red carpet at the entrance to congratulate a bride and her wedding party. Everyone was engaged and it made the scene quite lovely.
Physically, the hotel is stunning and historic. The rooms are well appointed and large. Beautiful flower arrangements everywhere you look and it was great to just sit with a cocktail and people watch. I heard a lot of Irish accents and I liked knowing that this hotel is used by Dubliners and not just far away tourists like myself.
It felt like you were part of the fabric of this wonderful city and I loved every minute of it.