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“The Clarence is definately the Dublin hotel of my choice.”
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The Clarence
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“The Clarence is definately the Dublin hotel of my choice.”
Reviewed January 21, 2006

My husband and I were in Dublin last November and went in to the Clarence looking for a cup of coffee. The Octagen bar wasn't open but we were gratiously served with a tray of coffee in the lounge and were so impressed that my husband booked a suprise stay for my birthday.

The customer service we received was outstanding - I was wished a happy birthday by every member of staff!

I agree with another review on this website - the bathroom was beginning to look a bit tired however this did not detract from the fact our sleeping accommodation was lovely and extremely clean (I am very fussy).

We had a small maintenance problem during our stay and although it couldn't be corrected before we left I must commend the staff on the way they handled the issue.

  • Stayed January 2006
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Reviewed November 22, 2005

I recently stayed at the Clarence and was very pleased. The staff was extremely courteous and accomodating. I wasn't thrilled with my first room (a little small) and although the hotel was completely full for the evening, they were able to find me another room that was a great improvement. The highlight was dining at the Tea Room Restaurant at the hotel. It was one of the best meals I have had and (although a little pricey) I enjoyed every aspect of it. The somalier and waiters were so attentive and knowledgable. Overall it was truly an exceptional experience!

  • Stayed November 2005, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Clarence

Property: The Clarence
Address: 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#50 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#53 Business Hotel in Dublin
#56 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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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