The hotel is centrally located in the famous Temple Bar District. The hotel overlooks the River Liffey and is close by to all Dublin's attractions.
The rooms are on average large in size and in exceptional condition, all have wooden floors and oak furniture and are decorated in rich cardinal colours, inspired by ecclesiastical raiment, crimson, royal blue, amethyst, chocolate and gold. Every item of the furnishings has been custom-designed. All bathrooms are medium in size and in exceptional condition.
The "Tea Room" restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the hotel and serves modern contemporary food.
This is a traditional building built in 1852. Bought in 1992 by two members of the famous rock band U2 the hotel has undergone a complete restoration and refurbishment program, the Clarence has now been transformed into a luxury hotel.
The lobby of the hotel is small and maintains many of the property's original features such as stone floors and wood panels. Adjoining the lobby there is a study room with extensive seating area, arts-and-crafts style windows with original glass and oak panelling giving the room a warm feel.
The hotel also has a very popular bar .The Clarence is favoured by rock stars and models and is still the place to be seen in Dublin.
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The staff were helpful and friendly. However, the service in the Liquor Rooms was horrendous. Rooms could do with a little bit of a face lift considering the rates they are charging. All in all, front of house staff and the concierge save the day due to prompt, efficient and professional service.
4 out of 5
When we arrived to check in, reception advised me that ...
When we arrived to check in, reception advised me that I had booked two rooms through Roomex on two separate dates and that I would get charged for both. I knew I only booked one but he was adamant he had two bookings under my name. He gave me roomex number. I rang Roomex and they advised it was a mistake on the hotel side. It totally ruined our experience of a night away as I was worried I would be charged double and spent approx 45 mins on phone to Roomex upon our arrival. Roomex was brilliant. All I got was an apology from reception. It put a dampener on the arrival and took excitement out of it.