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The Clarence

Dublin, Ireland

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The Clarence

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Very good boutique hotel. Close to Temple Bar. Good for sightseeing and has nearby restaurants and bars. Awesome vibe.

Dublin's premier boutique hotel located in the heart of the city on the famous River Liffey. Owned by Bono & The Edge of Irish rock group U2, The Clarence is very much a reflection of 21st century Ireland. Simple but elegant, timeless but yet of its time, contemporary but embodies the best of Irish hospitality. A personal vision of the hotel's owners, representing a place that they would choose to stay in when visiting Dublin.

The Clarence, Dublin's premier boutique hotel, offers guests a selection of 49 bedrooms & Suites for you to choose from. These range from our standard category, Superior Rooms, to the spectacular Penthouse Suite. Each of the hotel's rooms & suites, no two of which are alike, are decorated in a palette of rich cardinal colours, inspired by ecclesiastical raiment: crimson, royal blue, amethyst, gold & chocolate. The sumputous colours are carried through in dyed-to-match cotton velvet drapes, carpets, leather chairs and upholstered headboards. The rich colour scheme is played off against the simplicity of the Shaker-style oak furniture and crisp white linens to create accommodations that are comfortable and refined. Each item of furnishing has been custom-designed and crafted primarily by Irish artisans, including the super kingsized beds, the wrought-iron bedside lamps inset with hand-rolled stained glass, the elegant nickel-plated desk lamps and the candle sconces with coloured-glass diffusers.

Hotel Address:
  • The Clarence
  • 6-8 Wellington Quay
  • Dublin,
  • Ireland

Location Summary
The Clarence is located in the heart of Dublin City over looking the River Liffey (on the South Quays) and in the cultural quarter of Temple Bar. There is truly no better location from which to explore this vibrant city than from The Clarence.

You should visit the excellent museums, amble through the landscaped parks and engage with Dublins myriad cultural offerings, but make enough time for socialising, the beating heart that makes this city thrive. Garrulous, amiable and witty, Dubliners at their ease are the greatest hosts of all, providing a life-affirming experience that will restore your faith in human nature. How many other places can you say that about?

Directions to Hotel
From Dublin Intl Airport 12 Km N: Follow Signs To City Centre From Airport. On Approach To City Centre Follow Sign To O'Connell Street. Drive Through To Dolier Street. Take Right Hand Lane Onto Westmoreland Street. Take A Left Into Quay At O'Connell Bridge. Clarence Is 300 Yards On Left.
Note Bene
The Clarence Hotel was purchased in 1992 by two members of the rock group U2, Bono and The Edge. They took on the task of restoring The Clarence, creating their own vision of the ideal place to stay. The Clarence was recently added to the Conde Nast Gold list and listed in the Top 10 of Departures Magazine's readers' favorites.
Banquets & Meetings
Reception capacity ranges from 30 to 120, standing, and the theatre-style conference room facilitates 60 people
Fine Dining On Site
Award winning Tea Room restaurant and chic Octagon bar serving residents and locals
Executive Retreat
Various configurements host 15 to 60 people
High Speed Internet
Available in the Clarence Suite and other public areas of the hotel
Child Programs
Babysitting service upon request, charged hourly
Spa Facility
Spa therapy facials and body treatments are performed using custom blended organic products
Golf course is an estimated 15 to 20 minutes away
Shopping packages often offered by the hotel
Theatre Museums
Theatre tickets can be arranged by the concierge
Recommended Rooms
Front facing bedrooms overlook the River Liffey and Balcony Rooms have a view overlooking the city.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Golfing
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

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