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The Clarence

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

This hotel was certainly an acceptable place to stay but it was too expensive. They seem to make a big deal about it being owned by Bono which is cool but doesn't improve the quality of the hotel. The front desk staff were very nice and the room was comfortable. The location is good if you want to hang around...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review of your recent experience of The Clarence. While the hotel doesn't make a big deal about or mention ownership unless we are asked about it, I understand that many travel sites and reviews detail this. It's disappointing to read that you found the price to be high and our rates are always dependant on multiple...

Northop, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2015

We stayed here early Dec for my wife's birthday. At first due to some reviews I was going to look elsewhere but decided to give it a go. The rooms may need attention, but ours really wasn't that bad, squeaky bed bad TV reception but we lived with these. The food and reception staff were great.

Thank Barry G
PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent stay at The Clarence and for taking the time to review it afterwards. We take your feedback on board and I'm happy to read you experienced great service while you were here.

Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed 11 December 2015

The hotel keeps the essence of the tranquil atmosphere that comes with the history of the building, with a lot of wooden paneling, off-white walls and a serene choice of furniture and finishing. The bathrooms have a retro-style equipment - no fancy leds or digitally controlled showers here but old-style luxury. It creates an atmosphere where you can unwind and...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for your review following your second stay with us here at The Clarence. Your many kind words are appreciated and we look forward to welcoming back for you third and any subsequent visits which we hope you'll enjoy just as much.

New Milford, New Jersey
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Everything about this hotel exceeded our expectations. We arrived early enjoyed warm beverages at the octagon Bar and our room is ready before we knew it. The front desk staff kept us informed and they were both pleasant and courteous. The suite was comfortable and inviting. The restaurant selection was varied and the appetizers were quite tasty. The Irish breakfast...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Maggie, thanks for such a positive review. It's always a pleasure to read that a guest's expectations have been exceeded and your kind words about the service of the front desk team are greatly appreciated. I will be sure to pass your compliments regarding the restaurant on to the management of Cleaver East and we hope you'll consider staying with...

Bologna, Italy
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Nice and simple hotel, excellent position, the property is Mr Bono and The Edge (U2). The area is quiet and full of pubs and trendy shops. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. The room was confortable. The only flaw is that it's impossible to use the hairdryer in the bathroom, because there are only electric shaver.

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of your recent stay at The Clarence. It's good to read that our location suited you and that you enjoyed good service from the staff. I note your feedback regarding not being able to use the hairdryer in the bathroom. We're bound by safety regulations which mean only sockets applicable for electric shavers and other small...

Reviewed 10 December 2015

Hotel is handily placed right on the side of the Liffy and just around the corner from the Temple Bar. Given its location you would expect it to be noisy, but its a tranquil haven. Nice decor and good sized rooms for the price. Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Overall enjoyed stay and will happily return again.

Thank Chris M
PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Chris, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Clarence this month.I'm glad to read you enjoyed your stay and you found the team here to be friendly and helpful. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 8 December 2015

A brilliant hotel, with lovely decor, fabulous room and perfect position. The Octagon bar and the restraunt are brilliant too! Bath robes etc would've put that extra special boutique touch and made it absolutely perfect!!

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Nicola, thanks for such a positive review of The Clarence. It's great to know you enjoyed your weekend at The Clarence. We hope to see you back in the near future and while we don't place bathrobes in bedrooms as standard, we'd be happy to provide these on request when you're next staying.

Mullingar, Ireland
Reviewed 7 December 2015

A lovely Hotel situated in the heart of the temple bar area of Dublin, but you wouldn't know it. The staff were very professional, they went the extra mile to make our stay memorable. The measure of any review, is would you go back and the answer would be YES

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

It's fantastic to read you had a memorable stay and that you would come back to The Clarence again. It's always a pleasure to read that a guest found the team here to be professional and that they went the extra mile to make sure you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 December 2015

I recently had my 40th bday party in the Liquor Rooms and we stayed in the Clarence for the night. It is a lovely hotel with reasonable rates for Dublin City Centre. Perfect for our needs. Would highly recommened.

Thank Martina D
PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

It's lovely to read that you enjoyed spending the night here at The Clarence for your special occasion. Hopefully you'll choose to return for another visit for future birthdays!

East coast
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We stayed 3 nights at the Clarence hotel. This hotel has a great location, with the river on one side, and Temple Bar on the other. Our room was on the 4th floor, and didn't have any view. Since the hotel was full, we couldn't change rooms. But we were told that this room was very quiet, and it was....

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

I'm delighted to read you enjoyed your recent stay and that you found the service of the front desk staff helpful. You're certainly right about location and I'm glad this really suited your needs during your visit. I take note of your feedback regarding Cleaver East and will ensure I pass that on to the management there. It's also nice...

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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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Address: 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range: $211 - $467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
The Clarence Hotel Dublin
Clarence Hotel Dublin
Clarence 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 room with balcony, if available.”
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“Service is really good; but rooms are older than we expect”
MafaldaR_13, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the river are quieter.”
WallyDog, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Perhaps river side rooms are quieter.”
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pickling, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
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