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The Clarence

4.0 out of 5.0
  • Walking distance to Dub...
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Recent guest reviews

Nice hotel, friendly staff and great location very close to all the Dublin attractions.

One of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. The staff were extremely helpful and the rooms were very comfortable. Due to no air con, they provide you with a fan. Lots of tv channels. Great water pressure and comfortable bed.

Great hotel. Centrally located, so it's close to everything.

The staff were super friendly and helpful, and the location of the hotel was central to everything in Dublin.

Room was great, noise level from a pub outside and downstairs was intolerable until 3 am.

The hotel is located near many of the attractions in Dublin. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

Wonderful staff & great location! Within walking distance of most sites & entertainment.

Had a room overlooking a courtyard bar so even with the windows closed there was noise until 2am on a Monday night. Good sized room with plenty of closet space. Staff were very helpful. Location is great for walking to restaurants and sights but the trade off is the noise.

Pleasant staff. Nice location. Not luxurious in any way.

The hotel is centrally located in the temple bar area which makes it noisy at night. The room was spacious and comfortable but there is no air conditioning but we were provided with a fan.

Older building. Room is smaller but efficient. Excellent location for touring Dublin sites and nightlife

Always great fun and comfortable stay. Close to everything that you want to see.

The hotel was quiet, clean, and the staff helped us create a special moment for both a birthday and an anniversary. We couldn't ask for anything more.

Nice location near the edge of the Temple Bar district. Rooms are nicely done and comfortable. Staff is courteous, helpful and professional. Enjoyed the quaintness of the Octagon Bar. The only drawback is that there is still a lot of street noise from the partying in the Temple Bar district until the wee hours of the morning. Even Sunday night! Bring ear plugs...

reception staff and concierge were fantastic. every request and inquiry was met with a willing smile and useful information. we left a tip for the maid and it was not taken. location is extremely convenient to the Temple Bar area and all of it's pubs and restaurants.

Located near Temple Bar, the location is solid for popping down to Dublin Castle, over to Trinity College and the Book of Kells, or even a short walk to the Guinness Storehouse.

Overall the service experience was good and the location in Temple Bar is great, but the hotel itself is old and rundown... borderline hostel caliber threadbare rugs, worn and dirty furnishings/walls. No a/c, which is probably not an issue the majority of the time in Dublin but on a humid weekend the room was unbearably hot to sleep. Even worse, room windows opened into a courtyard/outdoor neighboring bar which was packed and loud until 3:00am each night so opening the window for any breeze was a trade-off. Had I not been in Dub to party myself, it would have been unacceptable; we're talking 100+ people and loud music less than 50 feet from the open 2nd floor window. Other notable issues, neither the tub or sink drains worked so if you were 2nd in the shower you were wading in 8 inches of dirty bathwater. A single room key (physical key with the room number on it, so don't lose it!) and ridiculous lobby security made coming and going a hassle. All of it was very "hostel" like, which is fine if you are wanting that experience and there is a hostel just around the corner that I've stayed at before and had a fine time. But to spend $250ish/night for something represented as a 5* property and get this is not just disappointing, it's a lie.

Spent a long weekend in Dublin. The Clarence was a perfect location. The room was extremely comfortable and clean. Staff went above and beyond. Will definitely be back!

I was most impressed with the staff at this hotel. They were extremely friendly and helpful. I also appreciated the cleanliness of the rooms and the public areas of the hotel.

6-8 Wellington Quay Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dublin Castle and Ha' Penny Bridge
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Temple Bar, The Clarence is adjacent to Olympia Theatre and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Dublin Castle. This 50-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 32-inch an LCD TV with satellite channels. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a minibar, and free newspapers.


Property features

Guests staying at The Clarence enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a porter/bellhop. Parking is available for EUR 19 per night (EUR 30 per night for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, securing valuables, and concierge services. This smoke-free hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Clarence

Everyone (10) Couples (11) Family (3) Friends (3) Other (2)
5
Families

Nice hotel, friendly staff and great location very close to all the Dublin attractions.

By on Sep 15, 2019

5
Everyone

One of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at. The staff were extremely helpful and the rooms were very comfortable. Due to no air con, they provide you with a fan. Lots of tv channels. Great water pressure and comfortable bed.

By on Jul 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 21, 2019

Dear guest, We cannot be more thankful for the amazing review you gave us! We appreciate you mentioning our staff and be sure we will let them know about your kind words. We will be happy to see you again in the future. Best wishes,

4
Everyone

By on May 5, 2019

Review comment responded on May 6, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcome you back in the future. Best Wishes,

5
Everyone

Great hotel. Centrally located, so it's close to everything.

By on Oct 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in future.

5
Everyone

The staff were super friendly and helpful, and the location of the hotel was central to everything in Dublin.

By , from Ohio on Oct 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2018

Dear Patrick, Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in future.

3
Everyone

Room was great, noise level from a pub outside and downstairs was intolerable until 3 am.

By , from Madison on Sep 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2018

Dear Wayne, Thank you for staying with us. I apologise that the external noise was a disturbance to you but unfortunately due to the location of the hotel and the volume of people in the area this is out of our control.

4

nice hotel

Everyone

The hotel is located near many of the attractions in Dublin. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

By on Sep 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 1, 2018

Dear Orbitz, Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

Wonderful staff & great location! Within walking distance of most sites & entertainment.

By on Jan 25, 2017

4

great location but can be noisy

Couples

Had a room overlooking a courtyard bar so even with the windows closed there was noise until 2am on a Monday night. Good sized room with plenty of closet space. Staff were very helpful. Location is great for walking to restaurants and sights but the trade off is the noise.

By , from USA on Oct 5, 2016

3

uncomfortable cot. for 50 euro

Everyone

Pleasant staff. Nice location. Not luxurious in any way.

By on Aug 29, 2016

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