Review: A Hollywood treatment (with matching cocktail!) in the most luxurious city centre spa

It was one of those weeks where I had taken on way more than I can chew and did not have one second to myself.

I was off to Portugal to spend an entire week planning an entire wedding. As much, ahem, fun as that sounds, I'm the worst planner you have ever met, so tensions were high. When I was invited in to visit the Spa at The Shelbourne, it couldn't have come at a better time.

On arrival, I was greeted with a smiling face and warm welcome. The staff are bubbly and genuine and full of life. I opted for a blow dry and pedicure and from the second I sat down I felt relaxed. It was as if I could park my worries and stress at the front door (to greet me when I was on my way out).


The city centre location is obviously perfect for someone who lives or works in the city, or, of course for visitors to the capital. For me, though, the best part about The Spa is the gorgeous bespoke menu of Hollywood Legends signature treatments. Ranging from Audrey Hepburn to Grace Kelly, all are individually matched with a signature complimentary cocktail so you can truly feel and look like a star. The services include luxury manicures, pedicures, express facials, makeup and hairstyling. If you have a hen party or Girls' Day Out to organise, this could be one hell of a stop off.

I left feeling refreshed and ready to face the big task ahead of me with a newfound pep in my step, from both the fabulous treatments and the lovely company. Sometimes the most important thing in the world is to make time for yourself.

The Hollywood Legends package is available from Monday to Wednesday (€39) and Thursday to Sunday (€49) from now until April 30, subject to availability, call 01 663 4690 or visit to make an appointment. 

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