Staying in a hotel is sometimes one of the most important things that many travelers pay close attention to when going on a trip. This is because there are many hotels all over the world that have become attractions in themselves, serving as a place where famous celebrities and notable personalities stay, as well as being a venue of important, sometimes historical events. Not only are these hotels assure quality service—they also serve as a site to events that will not be forgotten anytime soon.
With this post, we’re introducing a historical hotel in Dublin, Ireland. The Shelbourne Hotel is not only a place for accommodation; it is also considered as a famous landmark. Located in St Stephen’s Green, this historical hotel is where the Irish constitution was drafted in Room 112, which is now known as The Constitution Room.
Overlooking Europe’s largest garden, the Shelbourne Dublin continues to be a part of the city’s history by continuing to serve customers and providing them the best service, just like how they did it with the seemingly countless personalities that have chosen them. This place has been enhanced, renovated, and revamped in the past years, but the essence, the old charm, and the great service are still unmistakably there.
Established by Tipperaryman Martin Burke in 1824, this Renaissance hotel was named after William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne. Today, this place still boasts of great rooms, all 265 of them (non-smoking, Executive, Suites, Junior Suites, and rooms for the physically challenged). The Shelbourne Hotel has all the modern amenities and services such as in-room safes, a WiFi broadband access, a 24-hour room service, clock radio, cd player, etc. The rooms are equipped with basic traveler necessities such as a refrigerator, a television, availability of hypo-allergenic bedding and iron with ironing board, a direct dial phone, and a hair dryer.
You have three choices for dining in The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin, and the visitor favorite is The Saddle Room (seats 135 people), a modern restaurant serving scrumptious dishes like seafood and steak, as well as mouth-watering desserts. Their open kitchen is already an attraction, as you can see the talented chefs and skilled staff prepare the food orders in front of you.
There are also two lounges—the Lord Mayor’s Lounge and the No 27 Bar & Lounge where you can have an afternoon tea or coffee, or have some wines and cocktails. As this hotel is known for historical events, the conference and dining rooms are also great venues for gatherings, banquets, and other special occasions. Rooms such as the Constitution Room and the George Moore Suite are two of the most loved venues here. With the rich history it holds, having any type of gathering here will surely be something that will please and delight all visitors.
Would you choose to stay in this hotel? Have you ever stayed in any historical hotel where important events happened? Surely every important hotel in every city in the world has something great to tell, and we’d love to hear your story if you’ve ever been to one.