The Clarence

The Clarence

6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin D2, Ireland
+353 1407 0800

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The Clarence
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Sat 10/1

About The Clarence

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The Clarence is one of Dublin’s most popular and distinct hotels, providing elegant lodgings in the heart of the city. Its services, rooms, and location make this hotel a top choice for couples, families, and groups, especially those who wish to experience fine Irish hospitality.

Located in central Dublin, along the shores of the south bank of the River Liffey, The Clarence is close to many of the city’s acclaimed attractions and just a few miles from Dublin Airport. Those staying here will enjoy easy access to sites including Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, Arnotts high-end department store, and Book of Kells.

Accommodations are boutique style and inviting. Guests may choose Twin Rooms with two twin beds, Deluxe Double Rooms with balconies and one king bed, or Junior Suites with one king bed and one sofa bed. All rooms come outfitted with custom furnishings, velvet drapes, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and sitting areas.

Cleaver East, the hotel’s much-lauded restaurant, serves a delicious array of classic Irish cuisine for breakfast and dinner. The Octagon Bar is the place for exceptional cocktails in a stylish setting. Many of Dublin’s best-loved restaurants and pubs are also just a short stroll away from the hotel grounds.

At The Clarence, the 24-hour front desk staff can provide concierge, currency exchange, and luggage storage services as needed. Guests can spend their free time at the therapy room enjoying aromatherapy and massage treatments. Laundry facilities and banquet rooms are also present at this smoke-free hotel.

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Amenities at The Clarence

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Safe


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area

Services and conveniences

  • Car rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Storage available
  • River view
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Dining table

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Secured parking


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care

Reviews of The Clarence

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:The check in was very quick and easy. I reserved our balcony room months before and that’s what we got. Sometimes hotels don’t give you what you reserved.
7.7 Good
Pros:Very clean, accommodating and helpful staff
Cons:It is next door to a pub that is very loud and noisy with music till way into the night
8.2 Great
Pros:Location is good for the Clarence, you can walk to most places
Cons:Can get noisy especially as the room is hot and opening the window means it gets very loud
9.7 Excellent
Pros:The rooms and facilities are great. The service is highly professional and courteous. Right next to a small cafe if you want breakfast but don't want to dole out the 10-15 euro for the hotel's.
Cons:Stay was overall very good. You are still in downtown Dublin, though, so keep in mind that while closed windows help greatly, there are still lots of people partying just outside in the adjacent bar/club.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:The quality of the room design, materials, decorations, are all first-rate and comfortable. The service from check-in to delivering a requested U.S. to British Standard wall transformer was splendid.
Cons:We had a late arrival into the city, dinner with friends, and just less than 3 hours stay in the hotel before our taxi arrived for a pre-dawn flight home. Would have enjoyed staying for a while.
6.8 Okay
Pros:The location is absolutely fantastic.
Cons:The room was HOT! The hotel does not have A/C. We stayed once before in November and did not notice there wasn't A/C then. In fact we were excited to stay again at this hotel because our first experience was so good. Our most recent trip was in June and the room was very hot even though it wasn't hot outside. We opened the windows, but it was very loud outside and the cigarette smoke and food smells from the bar below were unbearable. The hotel does warn that it's loud because of it's location if you open the windows. The hotel should invest in the mobile A/C units that cost about $800 each. It would be well worth it for summer months.
8.8 Great
Pros:The bed was comfortable and the fridge was a nice bonus.
Cons:Check-in is kind of late in my opinion. Travelers with early arrival flights have to wait a long time before they can have access to their room. Also, the location while nice, is a burden i.e. noisy at night.


6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin D2

What's nearby

  • Dublin Castle305 yd
  • Christ Church Cathedral388 yd
  • Grafton Street0.4 mi
  • General Post Office0.4 mi
  • Trinity College0.4 mi
  • Trinity College Library0.4 mi
  • Abbey Theatre0.4 mi
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral0.5 mi
  • Jameson Distillery0.5 mi
  • St. Stephen's Green0.6 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology0.6 mi
  • Dublin Writers Museum0.6 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Clarence

  • The Clarence is located at 6-8 Wellington Quay in Temple Bar - St. Stephen's Green, 0.2 miles from the center of Dublin. Dublin Castle is the closest landmark to The Clarence.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at The Clarence.

  • Yes, The Clarence offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Clarence is 5.6 miles from Dublin. The Clarence is 71.8 miles from Holyhead Anglesey.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Clarence in Dublin and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Clarence and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Clarence.

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0.2 mi

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Distance to airport

5.6 mi