We were rather put off by the ghastly decor in the reception area - looked rather austere and like the entrance to my daughter's boading school - the ugliest light fittings I have ever seen!!! However up to the Third Floor and Room 303 and although furniture style is minimalist, presented us with a lovely suite overlooking the River LIffey. Well stocked bar fridge, large bathroom (with bidet) and an extremely comfortable king size bed contributed towards a most comfortable one night stay and a drawn out afternoon session at the temple bar. Room service was tempting after the hustle and bustle of the pubs. The the fish chowder was superb, however the fresh Irish soda bread and salmon we ordered did not materialise. Another call to the kitchen, resulted in the rest of our order. Impressed that our car was whisked away on arrival - just park outside the hotel entrance in the demarcated area (yellow lines seemed to be irrelevant !!) and on departure, the car arrived outside for us to drive away. Not terribly impressed with the breakfast. Do ask for a 'hospitality tray' - this was not made available however did not seem to present a problem. Kettle, cups (minus saucers!!!), sugar, tea pot and fresh jug of milk were brought up to our room at no extra charge. Would I stay again? Yes, same room and more chowder for sure. Lack of saucers did not matter.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Agoda and Travelocity so you can book your The Clarence reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Clarence Hotel Dublin
- Clarence Hotel Dublin
- Clarence Dublin