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The Clarence

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Clarence is very centrally placed on the banks of the Liffey. The rooms are well appointed and have all you need for a stay in Dublin. Service was excellent and food was good in the restaurant. No gym facilities for a bit of exercise after a day of business meetings.

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay here at The Clarence, I'm glad to note you enjoyed excellent service and while we do not have an on-site gym we have membership of a nearby gym, only 5 minutes from the hotel for guest use.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights. Well located in the middle of the city, close to transit, shopping, and restaurants. Staff was courteous and professional. The room, which was on the courtyard (inner) side of the hotel, was clean and generously sized - especially the bathroom. However, things were starting to be in need of repair, including bathroom tiles (stained and...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your recent experience of The Clarence. We appreciate the positive comments you make and also note the other pieces of feedback. We continually work to provide improved experiences for guests by making changes where possible though unfortunately with issues such as noise we cannot eliminate this entirely.

Dartford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely as always, professional but friendly staff only too happy to help. Great views and very central for bars,shops and areas of interest. Comfy beds and lovely rooms. It's our second stay and we will definitely go back.

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It was our pleasure to have you stay at The Clarence again and provide you with the professional and friendly service you mention. We hope you'll definitely be back also!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this hotel! It is most boutique than anything. It is a bit unassuming in terms of the look of the interior decor for the room, lobby, and the outside but it is a great value for the money. Very clean, very posh! I also adored the location, it was great for walking around the city in the daytime...

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It's great to read that you loved staying here at The Clarence and that our location really suited you. Many thanks for your recommendation and we hope to see you back here again.

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at the Clarence earlier this month. Very friendly and welcoming reception staff. Had drinks in the octagon bar and prices were very reasonable for a Dublin city centre venue. No complaints about the bedroom. Comfortable bed and pillows. Room could of done with air conditioning because when we arrived the room was way too hot(even in January)

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Thanks for reviewing your recent stay at The Clarence. It's great to read you enjoyed the friendly and welcoming team at front of house and that you found the room to be comfortable. We look forward to hopefully seeing you back at The Clarence in the future.

Sydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Little extras make hotel stays memorable. Like the free shoe shine service and staff who go out of their way to look after guests. A substandard room service meal was left outside the door with a note. It was immediately taken off our bill and a complimentary bottle of wine delivered to our room. The hotel is in an excellent...

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We're delighted to read your 5* review of The Clarence from your recent stay here. We hope to see you back again in the near future for another enjoyable stay.

Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Clarence Hotel for 3 nights, the Hotel is in a great location, within walking distance of most of the attractions. The Staff are very friendly and helpful, however our room could have done with a bit of a refurb. We paid £348.00 for 3 nights, no breakfast, I paid £30.00 for 2 breakfasts which were not...

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Thanks for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Clarence and while the positive comments you make about the team here are appreciated, it's disappointing to read of the elements of your stay that were less enjoyable and your feedback will be passed on to the relevant people. Despite not thoroughly enjoying every aspect of your stay...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as a couple at the Clarence for two nights whilst staying in Dublin. The location was perfect from us as it was just on the edge of Temple Bar and means you can dip into the fun there but also know you'll be free from the noise when you want to go to bed. The hotel was really...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were spotless, but the best part of The Clarence was the staff. They were all very kind and helpful. I forgot something at the front desk, and one staff member chased me down the street to ensure that I would have it. They were very professional!

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Many thanks for your 5* review of The Clarence. Your kind words about the team here are great to read and we were delighted to return your property to you immediately and we hope you'll return to The Clarence in the near future.

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for three days 28th to 31st Dec 2016. We felt welcomed immediately and every time we passed the desk we were acknowledged. The location is great for any activity. Room was nice and only missing facewashers but when I asked they were there. Large bathroom with a bath, very comfortable beds and clean room. I had to...

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It was our pleasure to welcome you to The Clarence at the end of 2016 and it certainly seems like you enjoyed your few days here. It's great to read you would stay here again and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back.

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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: €111 - €294 (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
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#31 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#50 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#53 Business Hotel in Dublin
#56 Family Hotel in Dublin
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“Ask for a higher-level floor on the street side to avoid both street noise and the late-night bar on the inner (courtyard) side.”
 of 5 bubbles , 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Watch out, the chocolate isn't complimentary!”
 of 5 bubbles Aerobaby37, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were happy with our room but it was a bit hot so we slept with the windows open and it was just right. ”
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