The Shelbourne Dublin
Operating since 1824, this spectacular red-brick Victorian hotel in front of St Stephen’s Green is ideal for those looking for a luxury break in the heart of the city. From the bellhops and butlers to the concierge, the excellent standard of service has drawn in countless celebrities over the years; previous guests have included Bill Clinton, Princess Grace of Monaco, Charlie Chaplin and the Kennedys. The Irish constitution was even drafted in the conference rooms of the hotel, and old oak furnishings and glass chandeliers emphasise its distinguished history. Family-friendly rooms are available, while excellent dining options, including an exceptional afternoon tea in the Lord Mayor’s Lounge, guarantee a comfortable stay for all guests.