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Welcome to the Clarence

The Clarence is Dublin’s original rock ‘n’ roll boutique hotel, located in Temple Bar – right in the heart of Dublin City.

Our visitors are our priority! We offer a warm and friendly welcome in style and luxury while you relax and enjoy our beautiful and vibrant city.

Dublin is packed with exciting spaces, places, tastes – with myriad things to do and to see. Whether you are visiting for serious fun or business, location is key when it comes to getting around, and our hotel couldn’t be more conveniently located. We sit in Dublin 2 between Wellington Quay, which offers incredible views of the River Liffey and Temple Bar.

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Following the latest information from the government in December 2020, we are temporarily closing The Clarence Hotel until further notice. We are deeply saddened to have to shut our doors again and we hope to be back open as soon as possible. We want to thank you once again for your continued support during this time and we look forward to welcoming back to The Clarence very soon!

Please read about our Covid 19 safeguarding program HERE.

Rooms & Suites

At The Clarence, guests can choose from fifty eight bedrooms and suites, along with our world-famous Penthouse Suite at the best hotel in Dublin. Our rooms range from Double room, Deluxe Double, River View Rooms, luxury hotel Suites and a beautiful Penthouse Suite.

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Thinking of joining us at Dublin’s original rock and roll hotel? We’ve got lots of great dublin hotel special offers, deals and packages to give your stay in Dublin City that extra something special.

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Stay and Spend Scheme 2020 / 2021

The Clarence Hotel will be participating in the Stay and Spend Scheme and this means, that when you book your break with us, you are entitled to claim expenses for your stay. The new Stay and Spend Scheme with Revenue allows you to claim tax back on accommodation, food and non-alcoholic drink (known as qualifying expenditure) bought between 1 October 2020 and 30 April 2021.


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Eat & Drink at The Clarence

Cocktails have always been at the heart of The Clarence. Our beautiful hotel is situated on Wellington Quay between the River Liffey and Temple Bar making it the perfect setting for a glamorous gathering of friends over cocktails or sipping on pints of Guinness with mates.

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Afternoon Tea with us

Gather your loved ones and settle in for an afternoon of pure luxury and indulgence. While away the afternoon with friends and family in the stunning surrounds of The Clarence, whilst enjoying an indulgent selection of seasonal savoury treats and delicate sweets.

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Hens and Stags at The Clarence

The Clarence Hotel in Dublin 2 is located in Temple Bar and is Dublin’s original Rock ‘n’ Roll hotel making it the ultimate hotel for any hen or stag party. Our amazing location in Dublin City Centre make us an ideal hotel base for any hen or stag party as we are within walking distance of all of the excitement that Dublin has to offer including the fun activities you have planned for the weekend.

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Where we are

The Clarence Hotel is located on the quays in Dublin and our prime location within the buzzing district of Temple Bar in Dublin 2 means that fun, food and music is never far away. With lots of cool restaurants, cafes and pubs nearby in Temple Bar as well as live music at Olympia Theatre 250 metres away and much more to see and do, there’s never a dull moment. There are lots of great tourist attractions within a stone’s throw of our front door. You’ll be sure to enjoy your holiday at our beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Dublin 2.

The Clarence
6-8 Wellington Quay
Dublin 2

  • 5 star ratingThe Clarence Great Property and excellent location. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms are authentic and in great condition. We would like to thank Mr. Hewson and Mr. Evans for making it all happen.

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    5 star ratingGreat hotel in the heart of Dublin Excellent location and service. Staff at front desk super helpful.. Clean and organized.

    Octagon Bar is a classic spot. Beautiful woodwork every where; concierge helpful with great dining reccomendations.


    5 star ratingWonderful hotel! The photos do not do the room justice. It was a wonderful room, very clean with a comfortable bed. Lots of television channels and a big bathroom.Excellent water pressure. The staff is very helpful and always willing to give directions.

  • 5 star ratingLovely Lovely Time in a Lovely hotel with lovely staff. The hotel room was lovely, such solid doors and comfy king bed. Lots of space with little hallway between room and ensuite. Loved our stay at The Clarence, thank you. More

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    3 star ratingOne night stay The hotel is well-located and there are many diverse restaurants close by. Check in and out was easy with pleasant, efficient personnel. However, the hotel was somewhat jaded and the rooms were uninviting


    5 star ratingDublin vacation Excellent location! Walking distance to many restaurants and bars.

    Beautiful room with king size bed.

    Staff was very polite and professional.

    Would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends.

    Check in and out was quick.

  • 5 star ratingRoom with a view Welcoming staff, lovely accommodations, great location, fabulous view of the River Liffey, and excellent bar and restaurant. I will definitely stay here again. Steps away from Temple Bar but quiet and relaxing. More

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    5 star ratingGreat hotel! Great hotel overall, the room was cozy and even though our room only had a view of the buildings behind it, it was still nice to have a small balcony to get some fresh air. Also, the front desk staff was very helpful! More


    5 star ratingAmazing Trip! The Clarence is in the Temple Bar Old Town area of Dublin. No need for a car , we walked everywhere! Maria at the front desk was amazing! Loved the room with a balcony —Beautiful views of Dublin! Can’t wait to return again to the Clarence

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