Stayed here as a birthday surprise a couple of years ago. Had visited Dublin on numerous occasions in the past and hoped I'd stay here one day. Not disappointed. The famous 'U2' hotel is beautifully presented, with great staff and an excellent location, a few yards from the fantastic Porterhouse. Had a room overlooking the Liffey and, despite the traffic noise, I was pleased we were on this side of the hotel. Room was lovely with lots of nice little touches as you might expect.
The Clarence however is expensive. In my opinion you are paying for location and the prestige of staying in Bono's hotel. I had a lovely stay there, but there are better, less expensive properties in the city (I have stayed in many!). If you are going to Dublin for a special occasion, give it a go, otherwise do a little bit more research.
- 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