The Clarence

6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Temple Bar
49 Rooms
Cutting-Edge & Happening
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Let’s get the obvious out of the way: yes, the Clarence is owned by Bono and the Edge, of U2 fame. And yes, the Clarence is more or less the official stopover for actors, musicians and the like — but we’d argue that this has little to do with the owners’ marquee value, and everything to do with the fact that, at bottom, it’s simply a well-designed and thoughtfully conceived hotel.

This 1852 Regency building stands at the side of the River Liffey, in the heart of Dublin’s gentrified Temple Bar district, a once-dodgy neighborhood turned carouser’s paradise, now in the midst of a creative boom. The penthouse suite, in fact, quite spectacularly overlooks the river, with panoramic views over the city from the outdoor terrace.

In contrast with the Regency architecture, the Clarence’s interiors are all earth tones and smartly informal Shaker-style furnishings. The guest rooms are individually styled, most furnished with massive super-king beds, and all equipped with such necessities as mini-bars and high-speed wi-fi.

If you’re a proper rock star, you’ll be entertaining guests in the penthouse around the baby grand piano, while the rest of us mingle in the remarkably sedate Octagon bar. (The owners have never been much for hedonistic rock-star excess.) And Cleaver East restaurant strikes a similar note, serving modern Irish fare by two of Dublin's finest chefs.

How to get there:
The Clarence is about a 30-minute drive from Dublin International Airport (DUB). A taxi from the airport to the hotel costs approximately €35, depending on traffic.

About The Clarence: The Clarence Hotel, located on the famous River Liffey, puts guests in the heart of the Temple Bar cultural quarter and within walking distance of Dublin Castle, Trinity College and Grafton Street shopping.

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The Clarence
6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
Temple Bar

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Parking

Need to Know

  • When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • No parking available.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
  • Children up to and including 12 years old stay for free when using an existing bed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available extra bed.
  • Children from 3 years old to 17 years old stay for € 50 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 12 pm

Credit cards accepted

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