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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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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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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 ratingThe best hotel in town The atmosphere, location, friendliness and helpfulness is simply excellent we are fans of this hotel !

    We have been coming to The Clarence for about 10 years now and the attention given to returning customers is simply extraordinary.

    It is The best hotel in town

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    5 star ratingGreat Property, Staff and Location Overall we had a great experience at The Clarence. The hotel was nice with a Great Staff! The location was perfect because you were in the Temple Bar area but not IN the Temple Bar area - little quieter at night.

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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 ratingUn hotel encantador A lovely hotel with large rooms and a simple but very beautiful decoration.

    The cleanliness is impeccable and the staff is very friendly and helpful. without a doubt, we will repeat hotel on our next trip


    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 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 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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    Evey S

    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 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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