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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 ratingExcellent hotel experience Everything was perfect. Very nice room (suite), very good breakfast and friendly hotel staff. Hotels location is also perfect. I highly recommend the hotel to everybody. Next time in Dublin I will stay also in the Clarence hotel.

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    4 star ratingQuiet, Clean, great service, well located. Good location for dining and touring - quiet room and great shower pressure. Excellent staff. Very helpful service. Very small TV - room had a floor fan (odd but we ran it as room was warm) - overall good experience.

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    4 star ratingfour days in Dublin The hotel was very nice, room overlooking Temple Bar area. The bathroom had some mold on the

    grout lines and the shower curtain a had sour smell. It was not so easy getting a tub of ice for the


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  • 5 star ratingAbsolutely outstanding! Not only were we permitted to check in three hours early (at no additional cost), we were given a free-upgrade to a suite.

    The staff were beyond helpful, the room was phenomenal, and the location brilliant.

    Thank you so much for having us,



    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 ratingAmazing short stay. We stayed just for one night, staff is very professional and the room was absolutely adorable.

    Concierge team helped us booking our tours and suggesting restaurants, they were really helpful and friendly.

    The location is very convenient and near to everything.

    We would definitely stay at The Clarence again.

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  • 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.


    4 star ratingGreat location to explore Dublin Had an overnight stay at The Clarence. Reception staff fabulous, friendly and efficient. Facilities great - being really fussy, enamel bath tub really chipped. Had a drink in The Octagon bar .... dead as a dodo but it was a Monday night.


    5 star ratingPleasant stay A short stay (one night) but an extremely enjoyable stay. It all started with the reception staff, who were extremely pleasant, welcoming and chatty, which got my stay off to a nice start, Hotel is in an ideal location for exploring Dublin

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