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The Clarence

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night over the weekend. Pros: Great location - right next to Temple Bar in the city centre. Good bed and furniture, free wifi. Bar downstairs also nice. Staff all friendly etc. Yes, noisy outside at night but this was ok with windows closed. Cons: Expensive. Total cost was €258 for one night. Small Room. We stayed... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we only had one night at the Clarence before we flew home to Australia. The fantastic service started at the first walk through the front door until we were waved off at the door by the concierge team. The location was amazing and the rooms were pleasantly large and more modern than we thought they would be. We had... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Clarence is the ideal location for exploring all that Dublin has to offer. The rooms are very well sized and those - as we had on two recent occasions - overlooking the Liffey are excellent. On our first stay we were accommodated on the top floor with a terrace overlooking the river. This provides a panoramic view of the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent location in middle of Temple Bar area. Rooms are a bit dated but roomy and main bed was comfortable. Bit dissapointed with rollaway that was two square cushions put together rather than proper mattress - was OK for our 8 year old if we put towels over the join but wouldn't have worked for anyone older or heavier. Main... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Negatives; no air conditioning in room - inadequate room fans as an alternative; uncomfortable bed; old bath and bathroom furniture with no extractor fan; back entrance/exit to hotel smelled of grease (worse than a Fish & Chip shop); could hear a dull noise from downstairs when door/windows closed but much louder when window opened for ventilation. Not what you would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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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

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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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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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