Friday, October 3, 2014

The Shelbourne

Greetings from a bad blogger I suppose we all go through a bit of a lull so I am back and thought I would focus a little on best of Ireland places, companies and shops I love In Ireland.  I am delighted one of my first blogging friends Dimi from Greece is coming to visit Ireland and I thought I would focus on some of my favourite places.

The Shelbourne is one of my favourite places to visit. I celebrated many events here most recently my 50th it never disapoints in terms of atmosphere or beauty. It is a place that I am quite happy to sit alone waiting for friends and enjoy watching the world go by.  It attracts all sorts shapes and sizes and is a form of entertainment in itself.  As with any top class hotel it is exspensive and a treat but for a special occasion I do not think it can be beaten.

I went for afternoon tea as a treat with a friend on Thursdays and we had a wonderful afternoon.  It is like a lovely shawl being wrapped around you as you sit in the very comfortable seats and are looked after with the most impeccable service . The black dresses the ladies serving wear are gorgeous . You choose your tea from a wide range and are then served a glass of champagne with a selection of sandwiches and deserts , scones etc.  

It was full of everyone ranging from the romantic couple , the mother and her young daughter, older ladies with their friends, couples on holiday and friends like us.  We enjoyed looking  at the art, flowers and interior design.  You must book in advance they have 3 sittings. One faux pas I did make was my blouse matched perfectly with the lovely mulberry silk curtains so I fitted in perfectly.

Afterwards we went to the bar for a drink and watched the world go by. A lovely evening.

The Shelbourne is situated opposite St Stephens green park and just down the road from Grafton Street a lovely place to shop.

The Shelbourne Hotel recently featured in a behind the scenes programme on rte which was a must see. Great to see the personalities and people behind the scenes.

This is not a sponsored post it my personal view of a place I enjoy.

The Shelbourne

The entrance hall my favourite part

The amazing staircase

The room where afternoon tea is served

The tables

Should have taken the photo before we ate everything

The decor

Not the best photo I only had my phone but the flowers are amazing

Photos via myself and trip adviser


  1. Wonderful place!!! a beautiful afternoon!!!
    Have a nice weekend, dear Inge!!! my g+ for your post!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  2. Hi Inge! What a treat is that! Aristocratic and luxurious. Lucky Dimi!
    Greetings from me!

  3. so exquisite! i love afternoon tea and the place was so beautiful.

  4. Inge! Kept wondering where you've been!
    It looks beautiful & its good to treat yourself!
    Thankyou for your lovely comments about my glowing daughter & have a lovely weekend, xx

  5. Looks lovely Inge....i must put that on my to do list! Enjoy your weekend:)

  6. Hello Inge!!What an interesting post!The Shelbourne looks like a lovely place to visit and enjoy an afternoon tea and spong cakes!!I would use your information visiting Ireland!Can't wait until next year!You know how much i love Ireland and the Irish people too!I wish i had a house and lived at the countrysides!Thank you for your friendship these years!Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Absolutely not taken as an insult!! (I am referring to your comment on my blog!!) To the contrary; I value the alternative view :-) Lou x

  8. Lovely place - i do that too. All the food is gone and I think gosh i should have taken a snap of that

  9. Lovely place, i would like to have my tea (and cake, and cookies...) there too :)