The Clarence

6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland
(5 star hotel)
#56
Rank 56 of 352 hotels
in Dublin
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 7 reviews
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The Clarence owned by members of U2

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 19, 2009

The Clarence Hotel is situated on the River Liffey. Owned by two members of U2 Bono and the Edge its the place to spot the odd celeb especially in the Octagon- shaped dome bar, where you can sip cocktails or just sit back and enjoy the buzz.

Unique Quality: The penthouse with has its own hot tub.

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4 star hotel with 5 star prices

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 27, 2007

It is rated a 5 star hotel but I would say the quality was much more like a 4 star. The room we had was very small. We had a room at the front over looking the Liffey so that made up for the pokey room I guess! The bathroom had no ventillation at all and the bath tub was in need of updating as you could even see the wear on the enamel. Also (and this is the most important point) THEY HAD NO TEA OR COFFEE MAKING FACILITIES! We had to go out and buy a cheap travel kettle and a box of tea bags!

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Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 10, 2006

A member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World group, although it is indeed wonderful, as the title to this tip suggests this hotel is not quite what I'm looking for. The only reason for this is the style of the hotel, which is not of my taste.

The Clarence is owned by U2, hence the real reason for the tip title, and in fairness to them and to their wonderful staff, they have built it to greatness.

It is situated in a rather unfortunate area in that the main entrance is directly from the quays by the River Liffey. Because of this security downstairs is particularly tight and the entrance area and checkin desk are less than impressive. However, to the left of the entrance door is a huge reading room with an enormous open firse and that, in itself, makes up for the disappointing entrance.

In addition to this, the bar downstairs is a delight and the staff are friendly and helpful. Returning from a days shopping, the barstaff will be straight over, fussing over you, admiring your purchases, bringing warm drinks and very tasty and filling bar food. Given that this is a five star de luxe hotel, the prices for bar food are very reasonable.

As the hotel is almost directly across the road from Ireland's Four Courts, you will see many well known lawyers and journalists in the bar here.

The rooms are tastefully furnished, but don't expect old fashioned glamour in this hotel. The look is functional and quite modern, using a lot of wood and unusual colours. My room, the last time I stayed, was furnished in bright purple and mustard colours. The down side to staying here is that it can be noisy because of its location right on the Quays and, because it's a renovated old hotel, there is no effective air conditioning and you may well suffocate with the heat on a warm Summer night.

This hotel is the hangout of the supermodels when they are in town, and the penthouse suite has seen many a glitzy party.

U2 themselves have even made one of their music videos on the roof of this hotel.

Unique Quality: This hotel is slap bang in the middle of the fashionable Temple Bar area and, when you consider that it's owned by the greatest rock band in the world, you can conclude that it's a great hotel.

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Bono & The Edge own this place!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 24, 2005

This is a 5 star hotel, and the room rate is much higher than other hotels in the area, which means no screaming kids, or no drunk acting stupidly at night. I really enjoyed the two nights I stayed there. The room was great with very comfortable bed and a big soaking bathtub. I liked the wooden floor. Everything is simple and clean. Every staff assists you with a nice smile. The hotel is owned by Bono and The Edge of U2. Many celebrities stay here. Book the room early, especially if you plan to be there on the weekend.

Unique Quality: The hotel is located in the Temple Bar area facing the River Liffey, you can walk to lots of attractions in the city centre.

I liked The Study very much, where I could work with my laptop sitting comfortably by the fireplace with a cup of coffee. The room is available only to the hotel guests.

Internet connection is available in every room.

Directions: From O'Connell Street, turn right onto Aston Quay after you cross the O'Connell Bridge, and go straight till you see the hotel on your left hand side.

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Bono's Hotel

by written on August 27, 2003

Here's a picture of The Clarence Hotel along the River Liffey. Owned by Bono and the Edge from U2, it is reputed to have the most expensive room in Dublin. I didn't go in, thought I would show you the picture though.

Directions: Overlooks the River Liffey, near Temple Bar area.

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The Clarence Hotel

by written on August 25, 2002

The Clarence Hotel

Unique Quality: The Clarence Hotel Dublin is situated on Dublin's left bank, overlooking the River Liffey in the Temple Bar District. Originally built in 1852, the Hotel was completely refurnished in 1996 and now comprises fifty contemporary and elegant rooms and suites. Ideally located for both business and pleasure, the Hotel is within walking distance from the restaurants, cinemas, theatres and shops of Temple Bar and Grafton Street.

Directions: 6-8 Wellington Quay
Temple Bar
Dublin 2Tel: +353 (0) 1 670 9000
Fax: +353 (0) 1 670 7800

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THE CLARENCE HOTEL...

by written on August 24, 2002

THE CLARENCE HOTEL DUBLIN.

This hotel is in a great location situated on Dublin's left bank, overlooking the River Liffey in the Temple Bar District. Originally built in 1852, the Hotel was completely refurnished in 1996 and now comprises fifty contemporary and elegant rooms and suites. The Hotel is within walking distance from the restaurants, cinemas, theatres and shops of Temple Bar and Grafton Street.
£220 Per night

Unique Quality: Owned by BONO (U2)

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Address: 6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, County Dublin, 2, Ireland

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Fitness Center
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  • Shuttle Service
  • Bar / Lounge

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