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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 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 ratingNo more U2... Great spot. Easy check in. Upgraded to a balcony room. GREAT BED and pillows!!!! Best of our three week tour of the Emerald Island. Only stayed one night before our departure, but would certainly recommend for a longer stay. Great feel. Great service. Well appointed.


    5 star ratingEverything was great! Service was impeccable. We were upgraded to a suite from a river view room, and greatly enjoyed that. Breakfasts had multiple options; all we tried were excellent (5 days).

    The location honestly can’t be beat - right on Temple Bar and close to all the “must sees” in Dublin.

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  • 4 star ratingGreat Location The hotel was clean. Rooms were large. Front desk was very helpful. No AC which was only a problem because there was lots of noise from restaurants/bars below so we had to keep the windows closed. Location couldn't be beat. More


    5 star ratingExcellent The hotel was wonderful and the amenities were outstanding. I love that the hotel is within walking distance of most highlights in Dublin. The hotel staff was friendly and the food at the restaurant was delicious. I would highly recommend.

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    4 star ratingUnderstated quality This is my default hotel for Dublin. They get all the important things right and don't stint on quality. There's nothing flashy about the place (unless you can afford the penthouse suit apparently), it's just dependably good.

  • 4 star ratingGreat stay Nice 4 star type hotel. Rooms were spacious, clean with comfortable beds. Bar was awesome with lots of whiskey selection. And a few rarer Irish craft beers. Was a very nice last night in Ireland stay after 9 days traveling te countryside


    4 star ratingGreat location and lovely room Great location. We were going to a gig in the Olympia. Room was nice and big..and a King size bed. We were upgraded on arrival to a room with a small balcony. Which was nice to sit out on the next morning!. Would definitely stay again.

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    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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