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The Clarence

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#41 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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13/06/2017 14/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

How this place has become a landmark is beyond me. It has all the charm of a Travelodge at a higher price. I fail to see the appeal other than the connection to U2. That may be why the bar attracts the most pretentious clientele I've ever come across. When I stayed there the place was in bad need of...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay form 11 months ago. It's a pity to read that the charm and hospitality enjoyed by so many of our guests was not to your liking. The Clarence, like all Failte Ireland rated hotels, is examined every year and we are happy to maintain the requirements for the 4 star standard...

Gananoque, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Clarence Hotel as a treat for my 50th birthday. We stayed 6 nights in a Deluxe Room that did face the Temple Bar area. First I must give praise to James at the front desk. We arrived around 8am from the airport after a long and tiring flight from Canada. James was extremely kind and told...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a lovely review, and thanks for choosing to spend your 50th birthday celebrations at The Clarence. Your kind words about the team members here at the hotel are greatly appreciated. It was such a pleasure to have you here and even more so to know that you'll be back with us again next year. We look...

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Clarence was lovely, and we were within walking distance of everything we came to see. (Guinness, Jameson, Temple Bar District, Trinity) We had a lovely deluxe room overlooking the bustling Temple Bar District. If you have a limited time to spend in Dublin, The Clarence is right in the heart of it all.

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

It's great to read you had a lovely stay here at The Clarence recently in one of our deluxe rooms. We look forward to hopefully seeing you back again on any future visit to Dublin.

Reviewed 1 week ago

always wanted an excuse to stay at the clarence, we wernt dissapointed, the junior river suite was a stylish but homely with amazing views of the liffey,and in the heart of temple bar district making it a good spot to explore the city richard shoreham by sea

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing The Clarence on this occasion. It certainly makes for good reading knowing you enjoyed the stay and weren't disappointed. We hope you find another reason to visit in the near future

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located inside the heart of Dublin, close to great food, great pubs and all the attractions. Room is of a good size and service is impeccable. Downstairs restaurant )Cleaver Eat) has fine food and good selection of drinks.

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

It's great to know you enjoyed impeccable service during your recent stay here at The Clarence. We hope it's this that encourages you to return in the near future for another enjoyable stay.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to get an upgrade to a penthouse suite. What more could you expect? Stunning view over Dublin. Extremely friendly staff, very helpful. The hotel is in Temple Bar, so don't expect real quietness – close the windows at night. Or better walk only a few meters and enjoy the nightlife

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

I'm very happy to read you enjoyed the upgrade during your recent stay with us and that the team here were extremely friendly and helpful. Your understanding that given the locality of the hotel, noise is sometimes likely is appreciated and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great stay here at the Clarence. The staff were helpful and friendly and the room was lush and we even had a balcony which was a surprise and really great as the weather was so lovely Would defiantly recommend and can not wait to visit again

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

It's wonderful to read that you had a great stay here and found the team at The Clarence to be helpful. We look forward to you hopefully visiting again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is located on the quay near half penny bridge and centrally located for most tourists and sights of interest. The front desk men are very nice. The hotel needs a facelift as its tired. There's no real "warm" room in the place. The library is cold and sparse and needs some warming up. The bars are not cozy...

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It's a pity to read that there were some negative elements to your recent stay at The Clarence. Those within our control will be addressed, but unfortunately there are some outside control that we can't fully resolve despite every effort we could make, such as blocking out all noise from the immediate vicinity. I'm most disappointed that you didn't find...

Dingle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time staying here. I'm a regular Dublin visitor and will now make this my hotel. Staff excellent. Location perfect. Valet parking makes it easy to get out of Dublin at end of your stay. Also is so easy to get to hem arriving in Dublin. Would also be if you were arriving by train. Rooms lovely.

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Reading a review that says you'll definitely come back is one of the best things to see here on Tripadvisor and we appreciate you choosing The Clarence on this occasion. We hope that your intention to return is not to far away.

Houston, Texas, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was great, and hotel was accommodating enough to give us space in the study to lounge before our room was available (our flight was early). Everything we wanted to see was walking distance, and the night life was extremely close by.

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It's great to know you you enjoyed a great stay at The Clarence recently and that thye location really suited you. We hope to see you back again.

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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 

Additional Information about The Clarence

Address: 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: RM645 - RM2,121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Clarence Hotel Dublin
Clarence Dublin
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#30 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#50 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#53 Business Hotel in Dublin
#56 Family Hotel in Dublin
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“We upgraded to a room with a balcony which apparently gave us a larger room. We enjoyed being able to fully open the door and step out.”
shelleyl256, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room unless you are out partying until the wee hours.”
H5731FXjamess, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a river view room”
E8680XTjohnh, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“I would recommend a room with a view of the river. A bit quieter for the most part.”
molly1081967, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“We didn't get to see other rooms but something facing the river would be beneficial.”
seanbL38UT, 18 May 2017 | Read review
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