After walking past the Clarence each time I've been to Dublin, I made it a point that we were to stay there on our next visit to the city. Who wouldn't want to stay at a rockstar's hotel (Bono and Edge) in the heart of such a great city? My boyfriend and I had spent two weeks in Europe and decided to stay at the Clarence on our final night before taking our return flight to Boston from Dublin airport. Needless to say, we were not dissappointed.
We checked in and were greated by very friendly staff, eager to hear about our journey and everyone greeted us with a smile and made sure we had everything we needed. We were shown to our King Size suite (complimentary upgrade!) and had a beautiful view of Temple Bar. Our room was clean, elegant, comfortable and large. We had a beautiful bathroom with a soaking tub, a hallway and large room with comfortable bed. The wood accents are classy and we were excited to have made the choice to stay at the hotel.
We wandered around Temple Bar, walked to the Guinness Factory (about 20 minutes), went back to the hotel before heading out for dinnner.
I cannot emphasize enough how friendly and wonderful the staff was at this establishment. From the friendly hellos, to printing out our boarding cards and carrying our luggage the staff seemed to be there at our call. The intimate size of the hotel felt like you were returning "home" even if it was only for a night. We ordered breakfast ahead of time in the morning and it was delivered at the requested time and it was delicious. We also enjoyed specialty cocktails from the Octagon Bar after a night around Temple Bar. I highly suggest this hotel and special thanks to a wonderul staff. I wish had names to personally thank everyone. We will definately stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarence boasts fifty bedrooms and suites, along with our world famous Penthouse Suite. Our rooms range from Classic through Deluxe and on to our River View and Garden Terrace Suites. Our furnishings are simple: classic Shaker oak, beds dressed in cool white linen, sitting elegantly in contrast to a palate of vibrant cardinal colours, rich drapes and luxe carpets. We aim to provide all the simple needs of our guests and we offer 'round the clock room service and all rooms have complimentary WiFi as standard. Our city centre location means car space is at a premium, but we do have a small underground car park that can be reserved for a small nightly supplement. It is also worth noting that our location does mean that the area can be lively at night, especially at the weekends and while we have taken every effort to reduce noise, it is not possible to block it all out. Please do consider this before booking. Within the hotel complex there are many drinking and dining experiences, from the chilled out bliss of The Study to the super stylish Octagon Bar, the perfect spot for an afternoon cocktail or a laid back nightcap. We also have Michelin star chef Oliver Dunne's Cleaver East restaurant within our walls and we are very proud that Oliver and his team provide all catering at the hotel, so whether it's a late night bite in your room or a Full Irish breakfast the next morning, you know your food will be of the highest standard, made from the freshest produce, closely cared for by Michelin starred hands. In the bowels of our building you will find the luxurious cocktail and food bar The Liquor Rooms, home to Dublin's arts set and the first ROI bar ever to be nominated in the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards. On our first floor, overlooking the River Liffey lies The Cleaver East Suite at The Clarence, which can be reserved for special occasions, from large weddings to intimate business meetings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Clarence Hotel Dublin
- Clarence Hotel Dublin
- Clarence Dublin