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The Shelbourne
Dublin

The grand-dame of Dublin hotels, The Shelbourne has been a luxury hotel since its opening in 1824 and has welcomed a glittering array of guests from Peter O'Toole to JFK and Princess Grace of Monaco over the years. Reopened in 2008 after a 2 year refurbishment, and now sister hotel to the St Pancras Renaissance in London, The Shelbourne manages to successfully combine old-world traditional with 21st century glamour and facilities. Rooms are light and airy and are some of the largest in the city you'll find them tastefully decorated in yellow and gold hues with art-deco touches and antique style furniture. The hotel's public spaces reflect the hotel's rich heritage, the Lord Mayor's lounge is the perfect place for afternoon tea while in Dublin the high ceilings, grand gold chandeliers and neo-classical grandeur, combined with St Stephen Square views, makes for a charming afternoon. The Saddle Room restaurant is stylish and sexy it boasts an open kitchen and champagne and oyster bar. The Horse Shoe Bar and Number 27 bars are popular Dublin watering holes and attract a smart crowd as the work day winds down. The spa and fitness centre is not to be missed one of Dublin's largest indoor hotel pools and gym sit next to the calming spa with its exquisite traditional style relaxation room lie in your bathrobe and look up to ornate ceilings and chandeliers while you relax. Also, the hotel's onsite genealogy concierge is something not to be missed for those tracing ancestry in Ireland!

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To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
Bill Bryson

Client Testimonials

Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
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- Mr David Wallace, North India
Everything you did for us whilst we were away was hugely appreciated, and Ampersand has been exemplary in every way. I'll always recommend you!
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
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- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
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