The Clarence Hotel

6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin, Ireland
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  • octagon bar
  • cocktails
  • comfortable
  • free Wifi
  • Irish breakfast
  • TVs
  • fancy
  • cozy
  • quiet
  • hotel
  • tea
  • coffee
  • friendly staff
  • people watching
  • Bernard G.

    If you really want to have a private conversation, just take over the snug between the Octagon Bar and the cozy Essex Street room.

    Bernard Goldbach · November 6, 2009
  • Lori-Jo S.

    Bono & Edge's hotel

    Lori-Jo S · December 19, 2011
  • Column F.

    Free WIFI throughout the hotel

    Column Fleming · July 27, 2010
  • Usawadee W.

    If you see a silly looking person with even sillier looking glasses, thats the owner.

    Usawadee Wannapho · May 16, 2012
  • Ronan P.

    Hotel rooms going cheap all over Dublin. The Clarence is no exception right now. Try to avoid the ones overlooking East Essex Street and the Purty Kitchen if you want some sleep.

    Ronan Price · December 20, 2009
  • Bernard G.

    On a Sunday, you can sit in the library of the Clarence Hotel and read nearly every broadsheet Sunday paper known to Ireland. Read more

    Bernard Goldbach · November 5, 2009
  • Kevin

    Awesome staff can't say enough on how good they treat ya if you have questions just ask!

    Kevin · March 15, 2012
  • Craig T.

    Some of the friendliest staff I've ever come across...

    Craig Taylor · December 10, 2011
  • CNN

    The Clarence is known for Octagon Bar & accompanying octagonal glass dome, owned by Bono & The Edge. Rumors suggest they can often be seen drinking here when in Dublin. Read more

    CNN · August 6, 2014
  • Collection of Nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages

    Rock and roll to the bone, The Clarence offers cocktails so moreish that after a few you’ll understand why rockstars throw TVs out of windows.

  • Antoinette L.

    The octagon bar is great for a coffee and people watch! o

    Antoinette Lydon · March 29, 2013
  • Friedrich S.

    Nice hotel in central area Read more

    Friedrich Scheuermann · June 27, 2011
  • Column F.

    Great specials, cocktails @ €7 each day from 5-8pm in Octagon Bar. The Tea Room lunch/brunch specials @ €9.95..

    Column Fleming · July 27, 2010
  • Garret M.

    Glad The Octagon Bar is still a good place for cocktails on a Sunday afternoon.

    Garret McMahon · February 21, 2010
  • Hotel WiFi Test

    WiFi at this hotel is supposed to be rather fast. The estimated speed is 5.1 Mbps as of November 2, 2014 (not certified) Read more

    Hotel WiFi Test · January 20
  • Top10

    Classy but understated, it's easy to see why The Clarence is a favourite for so many.

    Top10 · January 12
  • Harry P.

    Nice hotel and great cocktails. Worth mentioning that it's owned by Bono and The Edge. Yes, from the best rock band in the world.

    Harry P · December 17, 2014
  • Mel C.

    The beds are super comfy. Room fittings are top notch. This is a classy place.

    Mel C · November 20, 2014
  • Mushypea007

    Incredibly rude staff, save your money for somewhere else

    Mushypea007 · October 12, 2014
  • Frank F.

    Great place for a quiet conversation

    Frank Freelancer · June 6, 2014
  • karine j.

    Good location, lots of bars and restaurants, in temple bar. People very friendly.

    karine jamroszczyk · February 2, 2014
  • Rob S.

    Bono & Edge owned hotel. Fabulous location on the River Liffey and Temple Bar. Pleasant environment but the hotel needs work through and through. But U2 has been trying to rebuild it for years so...

    Rob Samus · April 1, 2013
  • Usawadee W.

    If you see a silly looking person, with even sillier looking glasses, that's the owner.

    Usawadee Wannapho · May 16, 2012
  • Tim P.

    try the Irish breakfast

    Tim Page · November 20, 2011
  • TempleBar T.

    Sleep where the stars have slept, Bill Clinton once stayed here during a presidential visit once when he rubbed shoulders with co-owners of the hotel Bono&The Edge from U2.Elegant rooms from135€/night

    TempleBar Tradfest · March 4, 2011
  • Jim H.

    Picture Alf doing an Irish jig. Now picture Freyja doing her interpretation of Celtic Woman.. Sláinte! -@jim

    Jim Halligan · August 22, 2010

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