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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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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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Christmas At The Clarence

Treat yourself to a Christmas getaway in Dublin by booking a festive hotel break at The Clarence. Our 4 star boutique hotel in Dublin offers everything you need from luxury hotel accommodation to delicious festive menus & drinks and a brilliant location in Dublin so you are close to all of Dublin City’s best shopping destinations.

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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 ratingGarden Terrace This was the most perfect New Year's Eve trip to Ireland watching the fireworks from the top of the garden terrace! Amazing view! The room was great and only a couple minutes walk to the Temple Bar Pub which has a great atmosphere! Will definitely be staying again!

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    5 star ratingRecommend Polite and efficient staff. Great location for central Dublin. Comfortable, clean room with a luxurious feel - lots of solid wood and lovely fabrics. Lovely carpentry. Not much of a view but I want expecting one.

    Would definitely use again.

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    5 star ratingLoved staying here. We stayed her on the first night of our honeymoon. They upgraded us to a suite. It was absolutely perfect. Breakfast the next morning was included and it was really delightful. Really nice place to spend the night, wish we had stayed longer.

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    Livia M.
  • 5 star ratingRecommend Polite and efficient staff. Great location for central Dublin. Comfortable, clean room with a luxurious feel - lots of solid wood and lovely fabrics. Lovely carpentry. Not much of a view but I want expecting one.

    Would definitely use 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.


    5 star ratingPerfect stay in Dublin The best hotel and service in Dublin, The check in was very easy and the staff was helpfull, We stayed for new years eve and the staff helped us to book a perfect resturant for us. We booked on trheir web page and got 155 Discount. More

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  • 4 star ratingA quayside room with a view The hotel staff was lovely, the room was comfortable & the location was great for touring around the city. The bar & restaurant weren’t to our taste, but when in Temple Bar, there are plenty of choices within spitting distance, so found something quick :)


    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


    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