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|"Very friendly and helpful staff"||(in 101 reviews)|
|"Nice, comfortable, great location!"||(in 95 reviews)|
|"Nice room, friendly staff, great location."||(in 101 reviews)|
|"Can be noisy at night."||(in 14 reviews)|
|"Music did not stop until 3am."||(in 7 reviews)|
|"bar food very poor"||(in 21 reviews)|
|great location||in 252 reviews|
|desk staff||in 205 reviews|
|small room||in 170 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 153 reviews|
|temple bar||in 148 reviews|
|comfortable bed||in 106 reviews|
|hotel was clean||in 95 reviews|
|bar area||in 89 reviews|
|noisy at night||in 47 reviews|
|great view||in 37 reviews|
|storage space||in 27 reviews|
|room service||in 26 reviews|
|loud music||in 22 reviews|
|clarence||in 14 reviews|
|minimalist style||in 10 reviews|
|octagon||in 8 reviews|
|tired and needs an update||in 7 reviews|
The check in was very quick and easy. I reserved our balcony room months before and that’s what we got. Sometimes hotels don’t give you what you reserved.
Very clean, accommodating and helpful staff
It is next door to a pub that is very loud and noisy with music till way into the night
Location is good for the Clarence, you can walk to most places
Can get noisy especially as the room is hot and opening the window means it gets very loud
Downtown, comfortable, pretty, and professional.
The rooms and facilities are great. The service is highly professional and courteous. Right next to a small cafe if you want breakfast but don't want to dole out the 10-15 euro for the hotel's.
Stay was overall very good. You are still in downtown Dublin, though, so keep in mind that while closed windows help greatly, there are still lots of people partying just outside in the adjacent bar/club.
Fabulous Hotel, great night staff... regretfully s
The quality of the room design, materials, decorations, are all first-rate and comfortable. The service from check-in to delivering a requested U.S. to British Standard wall transformer was splendid.
We had a late arrival into the city, dinner with friends, and just less than 3 hours stay in the hotel before our taxi arrived for a pre-dawn flight home. Would have enjoyed staying for a while.
Great location but HOT rooms.
The location is absolutely fantastic.
The room was HOT! The hotel does not have A/C. We stayed once before in November and did not notice there wasn't A/C then. In fact we were excited to stay again at this hotel because our first experience was so good. Our most recent trip was in June and the room was very hot even though it wasn't hot outside. We opened the windows, but it was very loud outside and the cigarette smoke and food smells from the bar below were unbearable. The hotel does warn that it's loud because of it's location if you open the windows. The hotel should invest in the mobile A/C units that cost about $800 each. It would be well worth it for summer months.
A Nice Stay
The bed was comfortable and the fridge was a nice bonus.
Check-in is kind of late in my opinion. Travelers with early arrival flights have to wait a long time before they can have access to their room. Also, the location while nice, is a burden i.e. noisy at night.
The location and the rooms were very good. The staff were very friendly.
The workout facilities were limited.
When I arrived, I was shown to a very small room, clearly the worst in the hotel, with barely room to walk around the bed and a view of the air con system outside. However, when I immediately complained, I was given I more suitable room within ten minutes. The service was exemplary.The staff were very, very, good, and the hotel was clean. The breakfast was nice, as was my antipasto platter I had in the bar before the gig.
I think that the lack of coffee machine in the room is a big drawback. I've stayed in many hotels of this price range, and I think that a Nespresso machine or something like that is important, considering the price of the rooms. I like to have coffee before I see anybody, and that includes the room service waiter. The quality of the room service coffee was not acceptable, either. Also, the selection of toiletries was inadequate and not up to the standard of other similar hotels we've stayed in. Inchydoney, Cliff house hotel in ardmore, The Westbury, all similar prices, all have more facilities in the room, decent toiletries, and a coffee machine. I'm afraid I will not be recommending the CLarence, I prefer the Westbury ~in Dublin.
No nonsense good service. Very good restaurant for both dinner and breakfast.
Beautiful room and the food in the restaurant was excellent , staff attentive. The location is perfect to see Dublin.
No dressing gowns in room and no tea/coffee in room although there is a 24 hr room service.
The location on the Quay and just backing onto Temple Bar (so it isn't too noisy either), the nicely done refurbishing of the original arts and crafts design/style including the wood panelling, the Octagon Bar and the Tea Room were all highlights. Very good bed linens, and comfortable bed and pillows. The Clarence has a bit of 'cool factor' about it too which never hurts!
We were a bit disappointed in the room decor, which was rather uninteresting, and even Ikea-ish which for us is definitely not a plus. Blonde wood furniture in an otherwise darker wood arts and crafts movement sensibility seemed odd. Rooms were very bland and smallish which isn't surprising in an older hotel of course.
The hotel is in a great location where everything happens. For young couples that like to stay out late this is really great. The service is great.
The rooms are not very spacious, and we paid a big price while the view from the window was not on the street but inside square of the hotel so our window faced other hotel rooms windows. You would expect to get a better view in a suite.
Everything was just perfect. The staff were all friendly and nothing was too much trouble. A refreshing place to stay
We had to leave!
The positioning of the hotel was quite good
I was quite dissapointed by the Clarence. I am glad I only paid a reduced rate for the room, it was very noisy all night (due to a constant hum from the nearby boiler) The window had to be open as the room was stifling! A fan was provided but obviously the noise from the fan was not conducive to a good nights sleep!
The room was so quiet, clean & comfortable with every convenience.
The Clarence is one of Dublin’s most popular and distinct hotels, providing elegant lodgings in the heart of the city. Its services, rooms, and location make this hotel a top choice for couples, families, and groups, especially those who wish to experience fine Irish hospitality.
Located in central Dublin, along the shores of the south bank of the River Liffey, The Clarence is close to many of the city’s acclaimed attractions and just a few miles from Dublin Airport. Those staying here will enjoy easy access to sites including Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, Arnotts high-end department store, and Book of Kells.
Accommodations are boutique style and inviting. Guests may choose Twin Rooms with two twin beds, Deluxe Double Rooms with balconies and one king bed, or Junior Suites with one king bed and one sofa bed. All rooms come outfitted with custom furnishings, velvet drapes, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and sitting areas.
Cleaver East, the hotel’s much-lauded restaurant, serves a delicious array of classic Irish cuisine for breakfast and dinner. The Octagon Bar is the place for exceptional cocktails in a stylish setting. Many of Dublin’s best-loved restaurants and pubs are also just a short stroll away from the hotel grounds.
At The Clarence, the 24-hour front desk staff can provide concierge, currency exchange, and luggage storage services as needed. Guests can spend their free time at the therapy room enjoying aromatherapy and massage treatments. Laundry facilities and banquet rooms are also present at this smoke-free hotel.
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The Clarence is located at 6-8 Wellington Quay in Temple Bar - St. Stephen's Green, 0.4 km from the centre of Dublin. Dublin Castle is the closest landmark to The Clarence.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Clarence.
Yes, The Clarence offers free Wi-Fi.
No, The Clarence does not offer free parking.
No, The Clarence does not offer free airport shuttle service.
The Clarence is 9.1 km from Dublin. The Clarence is 115.5 km from Holyhead Anglesey.
No, pets are not allowed at The Clarence.
No, The Clarence does not have a pool on-site.