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The Clarence

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Great location for a quick stay in Dublin. Room and bathroom nice size and very clean. Was a little noisy at night but otherwise a great place to stay. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable and there were tons of bars and restaurants nearby.

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay at The Clarence on your recent visit to Dublin, and the kind review here on Tripadvisor. It's a pity to read you experienced some noise from neighbouring venues but I'm glad to see you feel the hotel is a great place to stay. We hope to see you back here on any future visit to...

North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Expected so much more from the Clarence. The room was dated, small and we couldn't escape the noise so we just got more alcohol into us! Great location though. I can forgive anything for a weekend away but having to get dressed by order ,to go and get my wife her early morning coffee rather than provide a simple kettle...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

It's a pity to read that The Clarence did not live up to your expectations and yes it's true that noise can be an issue on some nights in some rooms. There is a kettle along with tea and coffee in each room, but I know sometimes nothing beats a Barista coffee so I hope that helped with the overindulgence....

eastern cape
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Staff extremely friendly and efficient. The bedroom was fine but somehow the outside noise seemed street noise seemed to filter in, the bathroom was a bit tired but clean. The hotel is extremely well located.

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

I'm happy to read your 4* review of The Clarence following your stay with us this month. Your kind words and feedback are appreciated and we hope to see you back at The Clarence in the near future.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I loved, loved my stay at The Clarence. I'd asked for a river view room, arrived to find I'd been upgraded (no extra cost!) to a suite overlooking the river. Really intelligent use of a free suite! Staff couldn't have been more helpful or friendlier, city couldn't have been more accessible. I loved the solid, classy feel of the hotel,...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post such a positive review of your recent stay at The Clarence. We hope you'll be back for another enjoyable stay in the near future.

Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2015

The simple Art Deco style was beautiful to behold. The use of real wood for the doors, windows and furniture was stunning. My room was clean and comfortable with a generous en suite. The only downside was the noise... Both late night (12am) from the bar area below my window and early morning (6am) from fellow guests slamming doors and...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

I'm happy to read that despite the instances of noise during your recent stay with us you enjoyed your stay and that you'll be returning to The Clarence. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Edinburgh
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Stayed for 2 nights in a River View Suite, rooms themselves were spacious but a bit tired especially the bathroom. Despite being on the forth floor the traffic noise at night was unbelievable due to the single paned glazing and the fact the windows don't sit properly in their frames. I did report this to the concierge after the first...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to read of the issues you experienced during your recent stay at The Clarence and in order to fully investigate these I wonder would you please email ops@theclarence.ie with the name on your reservation and dates of your stay. Your experience certainly doesn't reflect that of the majority of our guests and such an isolated incident is regrettable....

Reviewed 14 October 2015

My husband and I received a weekend away at this amazing hotel as a present for our Birthdays. Check in was 2pm but we arrived at 10 am and was shown to our room immediately. Although the room was above Temple Bar we could not fault anything about this hotel from the start of our visit to the end of...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

What a delightful review to read. It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed such a nice time here at The Clarence, and your thanks to the team here is very much appreciated. We hope you've made that return booking you mention and look forward to welcoming you back.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We visited for a long week end the hotel is ideally situated for Temple Bar Dublin Castle and only 15 minutes from Guinness. The rooms were of a very good standard but very warm, but with the music from below which was heard until 4.00 am we could not open the windows we were on the 4th floor! some of...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay at The Clarence on your recent trip to Dublin. Noise can indeed be an unfortunate occurrence here in Temple Bar so it's a shame to read this impacted on your stay, but I'm also happy to read you found you room to be of a high standard. We hope you'll consider The Clarence for any...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Have tried most of the hotels in Dublin ... definitely the best ...atemporal...simple... luxurious ... Best services. Great location. Great restaurant... and the penthouse, unique view on Liffey and Dublin ...

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Many thanks for posting such a positive review of your recent stay at The Clarence. We hope to see you back for a return visit in the near future.

Dunoon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2015

This was our first trip to Dublin and we were so happy that we booked the Clarence. I could not recommend this hotel more, from the very friendly informative welcome, when we arrived until we left three days later. The rooms were very comfortable, a real home from home with everything we required. The hotel is also very well situated...

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PressUpEntertainment, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this review

I'm delighted to read such a positive review of The Clarence following your October stay with us. It's always a pleasure to read reviews that show us guests have had the home from home experience, and your 5 stars on all counts is very welcome.

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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: $206 - $464 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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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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