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The Clarence

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Ranked #88 of 177 hotels in Dublin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, I'll say I wasn't expecting anything when I found out I was staying on Temple Street. I've staying on the street and it's loud. But I was extremely shocked that we didn't hear a thing! The staff was amazing. They upgraded us to a suite with a great balconey. The restaurant was awesome and we met some interesting... More

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RShanley2013, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Clarence having stayed with us in June. It's good to know you had a great time and that you consider our staff "amazing". I've been certain to pass on your kind words to them. We'd be delighted to see you back at The Clarence whenever you choose to visit Dublin in the future. More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We traveled to Dublin on the tail end of a business trip to London for a few days of fun. This hotel was booked based on Trip Advisor reviews, and overall price. This hotel is located right on the River Liffey, and some rooms have a view of the river. It is not located in the prime tourist areas, but... More

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RShanley2013, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of The Clarence. It's always a pleasure to read that guests have enjoyed themselves while staying with us. Thanks also for you compliments on staff here at The Clarence. We pride ourselves on the service here and reading that guests notice that is reward in itself. More

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So this review is not to say that it's a bad hotel, it just simply was not right for me and my friend. We were of the view that the hotel would be of a high luxury standard - this is by not fault of the hotel, more our travel consultant. We requested a twin share room, we got a... More

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RShanley2013, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a review of The Clarence following your stay with us at the end of June. It's a pity to read you did not enjoy your experience here with us. Feedback such as dislike of decor and no air conditioning is always valued as it means we are given ideas for areas our guests feel the hotel is... More

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved my experience at the Clarence, the room was lovely, the location is the best, but it was the amazing friendly, helpful staff that stays in mind. We traveled for 3 weeks all over Europe and hands down the service at The Clarence was by far the best. Stayed here 8 years ago and loved it, almost didn't book this... More

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RShanley2013, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for such a positive review Margaret. It's great to read that you are a repeat guest and hope that your second experience with us will be encouragement to come back for a third! To read that we were your best hotel service experience from a European trip is quite something and we appreciate such kind words very much. More

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in one of the suites, and had an excellent time. The staff were very helpful and the rooms were beautiful. We travelled with children, and the suite was a good choice. The two boys had their own little space within the bigger space, and that was good for privacy for both parts. They could play with their lego,... More

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RShanley2013, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Silje, thanks for such a lovely review of The Clarence. The staff have been told of your kind words about them and it was entirely our pleasure to take care of you and your family during your stay with us. Just like you, we look forward to the next time you have the opportunity to come stay at The Clarence... More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, firstly I'm a very seasoned traveler on business, and my needs and wants are pretty small, clean room, wifi, and a good nights sleep. In of 15 years of business travel i can confirm that this hotel is worst I've stayed in bar one. The rooms are too noisy as they back into a bar that stays open until... More

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RShanley2013, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Carl, thanks for taking the time to review The Clarence Hotel following your recent stay. It's a pity to read so many negatives that impacted on your stay. While we would love to guarantee a silent night in the hotel being located in Temple Bar unfortunately means we cannot assure this in every one of our rooms. Our IT team... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On my last trip to Ireland we had drinks at the Octagon Bar. I thought that the location of the hotel would be a perfect place for my next trip, so I booked three nights at the Clarence. The staff was superb - very friendly and eager to help. The new restaurant was surprisingly good and the beds were comfortable.... More

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Jimmy, Thanks for your recent review of The Clarence. It's good to read that you enjoyed some aspects of your stay but disappointing to read that there were aspects you did not enjoy. Noise is unfortunately something we have no direct control over when it's from a neighbouring venue and being centrally located in Temple Bar can have it's downsides... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice hotel but for the price tag I would expect less problems. I stayed in one of the new rooms, which was lovely however... Window in bathroom didn't open despite there apparently being no ventilation, no aircon in the room-just an electric fan pointed at the bed. Visited Dublin during a heatwave so this was quite problematic... More

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Thank you for taking the time to review The Clarence. It's a great pity to read that you did not enjoy your stay here for the reasons mentioned. I have met with housekeeping staff to ensure the restroom issue does not arise again. Tea and coffee sachets are replaced after every stay in each room so I can assure you... More

Davis, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 magical days at the Clarence Hotel in the Temple Bar District central to so many of Dublin's many outstanding attractions, from the Guinness Storehouse to Trinity College and Christ Church Cathedral and beyond. The rooms were lovely. We stayed in a 4th floor balcony king over looking the Temple Bar area--plenty of room for 2 and very... More

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RShanley2013, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Eric, thanks for your kind review of The Clarence on Tripadvisor. It's a pleasure to read you enjoyed the hotel and the service of our team provide here. I've passed on your kind comments to the staff. Whenever you're visiting Dublin again we hope you'll choose to return to The Clarence where we hope to have the opportunity to take... More

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on a pedestrian or walking street on one side and the River Liffey to the other side. You have easy access to all shops, restaurants and bars. staff are helpful and professional, Hotel rooms are clean and comfortable. The reception personnel were very helpful. Breakfast was lovely, fresh fruits as well as cooked breakfast. Highly recommended!

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Ger, Thanks for such a kind review on Tripadvisor. It's always a pleasure to know a guest has enjoyed their stay and that they would recommend us. I have passed your compliments on to the reception staff as well as the rest of the team here. Hopefully you'll have another chance to experience The Clarence in the not to distant... More

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Address: 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence 4*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#44 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
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The Clarence is Dublin's premier boutique hotel located in the heart of the city, on the banks of the River Liffey just a stone's throw from the famous Ha'penny Bridge. Our hotel is a proud reflection of 21st century Ireland, simple and elegant, a contemporary aesthetic that embodies the very best of Irish hospitality. The Clarence first opened its doors in 1852. The hotel was refurbished in the 1930's and hosted an eclectic clientele, from visiting clergymen to bawdy musicians. The tired two-star stopover was bought by Bono and The Edge in 1992 and transformed into a contemporary boutique hotel, the kind of place that they would choose to stay themselves, if visitors to Dublin city. Their new Clarence Hotel opened in June 1996. Our hotel is located within short walking distance of a myriad of Dublin city experiences to suit all tastes: from Michelin star Irish restaurants to cool indie coffee bars; big brand shopping on Grafton Street to cutting edge Irish designwear around Temple Bar, George's Street and South William Street; theatres such as the world famous Abbey as well as contemporary venues such as the Project Arts Centre and the New Theatre. Catch a huge international band at The Olympia or discover some brand new Irish rock music in The Workman's Club. Dublin's biggest nightclubs are just a stroll away, from the opulent and exclusive Madison Nightclub to the fun filled party vibe of Everleigh Gardens. Cultural Dublin awaits guests at The Clarence: Trinity College, The Guinness Storehouse, The James Joyce Centre, Dublinia, The Natural History Museum and so much more. With 50 bedrooms and suites to choose from, as well as our spectacular Penthouse Suites, The Clarence offers luxurious and stylish accommodation in the heart of it all. Within the hotel complex, guests can enjoy a number of dining and bar areas - The Study and The Octagon Bar in the hotel itself, as well as Cleaver East restaurant on the ground floor and The Liquor Rooms underneath the hotel. We also provide 24 hour room service and many added comforts for our guests to enjoy. The Clarence is the perfect location for a stylish, modern city centre wedding or civil ceremony and our dedicated team will provide every assistance in arranging your beautiful day in one of our many spaces.Our front facing function rooms and suites offer privacy and understated elegance overlooking The Liffey. We have all the facilities needed to host your event, from large conferences to intimate meetings. Our events team will assist from start to finish. From fun weekends to romantic getaways, family gatherings to solo business trips, a warm welcome, a luxurious room and superior service awaits you at The Clarence Hotel. ... more   less 
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