Stayed at the Clarence overnight on 14th June. We arrived early (approx 10 am) and were told that the room would be ready at 11.30. They took our bags off us and told us that they would put them in the room for us, which was a nice touch.Upon our return we were given a guided tour of the hotel (which doesn't take long as it isn't very big !) and then shown to our room.Our room was quite small but it overlooked the Liffey .The room's decor seemed to be a little 90's but is was spotless and the beds were incredibly comfortable.we were surprised there were no tea/coffee facilities nor water.However on our return later that night water was placed at the side of our beds and the room had been serviced again.
The staff were outstanding in this hotel without being in your face.we had a bar meal in the Octagon bar and it wasn't very expensive ,(22 euros for steak) but it was really tasty and I would recommend it. The night staff are lovely, serving us drinks etc, despite the fact that the hotel ran out of all draft alcohol at midnight ! In particular was Jacob, what a pleasant man ! really hard working and nothing was too much trouble.The reception staff were lovely too. Breakfast was outstanding too.The service and the food were second to none.If you are a big eater you will love the Irish breakfast !
The location is great if you want to go to Temple bar and the shopping area behind that which was very nice.
All in all we would recommend this hotel... yes it has the feel of a church or an old school but it all adds to the atmosphere...yes the bar is expensive, but you know that when you book it.. its a treat so spoil yourself.We never saw Bono which could only be a bonus !
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Clarence Hotel Dublin
- Clarence Hotel Dublin
- Clarence Dublin