US$167 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 22 Jul 2015 Check-out 23 Jul 2015

The Clarence

4 stars
View map of 6-8 Wellington Quay, --, Dublin, D2

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
4 reviews
Staff bend over backwards to

Staff bend over backwards to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing first class service.will be... See full review

  • John
  • 22 Apr 2010
Bring your earplugs

Location and staff are good here but there's no getting away from the noise, either from the... See full review

  • Lionel D.
  • 24 Mar 2015
Owned by Bono and The Edge, of the rock band U2, The Clarence Hotel Dublin is an elegant, timeless boutique hotel overlooking Dublin's River Liffey. This refined city-centre hotel echoes the feel of contemporary Ireland, with its old-world hospitality and modern charm. The hotel is surrounded by the best of Dublin, such as Grafton Street shopping area, Christchurch and Trinity College.

Location
Hotel Clarence is nestled in Temple Bar, an area of eclectic boutiques, cafes and cultural landmarks. Set on Wellington Quay in the city centre, Ha'Penny Bridge and Guinness Storefront House are close by.

General

The Clarence features a magnificent Octagon Bar, where guests relax under an ornate dome ceiling. The bar is adorned with impressive period decor, Art Deco flooring, and a cosy fireplace. The property also offers event spaces fit for corporate and social gatherings.



Dining

Cleaver East restaurant at Clarence Hotel serves delicious Irish and international favourites all day. The Study, a casual eatery, offers historic decor and distinctive artwork.
Rooms

The 51 lavish guestrooms are individually designed with warm colours, lush velvet drapes, and hints of wrought iron, stained glass, nickel and rich woods. Deluxe, superior, or suite rooms offer indulgent king beds and wireless Internet. Rooms with views of the river or Dublin mountains, sitting areas, balconies, or garden terraces are available.

The Clarence Rooms

Superior Room
Each Superior Room has a super king-size double bed and has been individually designed to provide accommodation that is simple, elegant and refined. No two rooms are alike and are decorated in one of the hotel's five signature colours: crimson, royal blue, amethyst, gold and chocolate with Shaker-style furniture, specially crafted beds with Egyptian linens and spacious white tiled bathrooms with pedestal sinks and oak cabinets. Each room is equipped with TV, Radio, WIFI Internet Access, 2 telephone lines, voice mail facility, hairdryer, bathrobe, toiletries, private bar and safe. Superior King Room size from 221 sq feet or 21 sqm.

Amenities

  • High speed internet
General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Conference facilities
Internet
High speed internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

53.3454 -6.2671
Area served
Dublin City Centre
Nearby airports
International Airport: Dublin Airport 12km
Area description
Closest Public Transport: Connelly Station 1.5km, Heuston Station 2km

Nearby points of interest

  • Grattan Bridge: 0.1 km
  • The Project Arts Centre: 0.1 km
  • Gaiety School of Acting: 0.1 km
  • National Photographic Archive: 0.1 km
  • Olympia Theatre: 0.1 km
  • The Ark: 0.1 km
  • Old Library and Book of Kells: 0.1 km
  • Royal Exchange: 0.2 km
  • Betty Newman Sculpture: 0.2 km
  • Meeting House Square: 0.2 km
  • Original Print Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Button Factory: 0.2 km
  • Dame Street: 0.2 km
  • Monster Truck Gallery and Studio: 0.2 km
  • Temple Bar Gallery and Studios: 0.2 km
  • Grattan Bridge: 0.1 km
  • The Project Arts Centre: 0.1 km
  • Gaiety School of Acting: 0.1 km
  • National Photographic Archive: 0.1 km
  • Olympia Theatre: 0.1 km
  • The Ark: 0.1 km
  • Old Library and Book of Kells: 0.1 km
  • Royal Exchange: 0.2 km
  • Betty Newman Sculpture: 0.2 km
  • Meeting House Square: 0.2 km
  • Original Print Gallery: 0.2 km
  • Button Factory: 0.2 km
  • Dame Street: 0.2 km
  • Monster Truck Gallery and Studio: 0.2 km
  • Temple Bar Gallery and Studios: 0.2 km
  • Fishamble Street: 0.3 km
  • National Leprechaun Museum: 0.3 km
  • Wood Quay: 0.3 km
  • The Garda Museum: 0.3 km
  • Ha'penny Bridge: 0.3 km
  • Graphic Studio Gallery: 0.3 km
  • Trinity Street: 0.4 km
  • Chester Beatty Library: 0.4 km
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • The City Arts Centre: 0.4 km
  • Dublinia: 0.4 km
  • Four Courts: 0.4 km
  • Castle Market: 0.4 km
  • The Icon Factory: 0.4 km
  • The Dolls Store Hospital & Museum: 0.4 km
  • The Oliver Cornet Gallery: 0.5 km
  • Parliament House: 0.5 km
  • College Green: 0.5 km
  • Smithfield: 0.5 km
  • Arnotts: 0.5 km
  • Westmoreland Street: 0.5 km
  • The Keeling Gallery: 0.5 km
  • O'Connell Bridge: 0.6 km
  • Dublin Mall: 0.6 km
  • St Audoen's Church: 0.6 km
  • Father Mathew Bridge: 0.6 km
  • Brown Thomas: 0.6 km
  • General Post Office: 0.6 km
  • Moore Street: 0.6 km
  • Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church: 0.6 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Clarence

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
2.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
2.5
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Review of The Clarence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lionel D.
Business
N/A
24 Mar 2015

Bring your earplugs

Location and staff are good here but there's no getting away from the noise, either from the nightclub downstairs or the surrounding bars. Our first room looked onto the beer garden of a bar - we asked to move but the room we were moved to was over the nightclub. If you're after rest this is probably not the place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Clarence

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EJI AND CO
Business
Uk
4 Feb 2013

Lacks Wow

Having stayed at many Dublin hotels i was expecting more from this one! Its location is great, Staff are very good, Rooms are just ok! Tv size of a small picture frame, Lights over table were not working as no bulbs, Bathroom tiles cracked bath not great and bathroom self badly marked, Needs some TLC

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you exit hotel via back door your in Temple bar turn to left and about 100 yards on left you you will finf The stage door cafe its great good food and staff/owner are amazing

Review of The Clarence

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
LaRava
Business
Ireland
1 Oct 2012

OVERPICED AND HIGHLY OVERRATED

The Clarence is long overdue a facelift and can no longer survive on a reputation for quality and elegance that is now completely undeserved. The room my husband and I were given - a deluxe king room - was dull, malodorous and shabby. It had no character whatsoever and it looked out onto a dirty graffitied inner courtyard containing rubbish bins, used beer casks and other discarded hotel junk. The bathroom tiles were cracked, the bath stained and the walls in need of a good lick of paint. There was an occasional table in the room which was chipped and losing its veneer and, as the wooden shelving in the bathroom, needed varnishing. The room was stuffy and uncomfortably hot. There is no air conditioning and opening the windows was not an option given the level of noise from the nightclub/disco on the floor below. Even with the windows closed the noise disturbed our sleep. The television in the room was laughable. No, it was an insult, being the size of a small laptop or ipad. In trying to watch the Ryder cup golf from the position of the bed I couldn't see the ball. Never mind the ball; I couldn't even see Rory McIlroy's head. Other negatives include the facts that there was no complimentary bottled water left out in the room, there were no tea or coffee making facilities and there was no hotel car parking available. Things one might expect from a quality hotel. Their car park was full, tea and coffee could be ordered from room service only and water was 3 euro 50 for a small bottle out of the mini bar. I have honestly stayed in far, far nicer rooms in 2 star hotels. I have stayed in far more pleasant rooms in bed and breakfasts. Do not stay here. Check out the other hotels in the vicinity instead. I brought all my concerns to two members of the hotel staff only to be told, with a shrug of the shoulders, that all the rooms were much the same and that, yes, the size of the television was a bit ridiculous. I have rarely been so disappointed in a hotel. I will never stay here again and I would strongly advise anyone else from doing so.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Clarence

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John
Business
Not Provided
22 Apr 2010

Staff bend over backwards to

Staff bend over backwards to make your stay enjoyable and relaxing first class service.will be returning soon

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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