Hotel The Clarence, Dublin

6-8 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 HT44, Ireland (show on map)

Expert reviews

CNN review:

“Owned by Bono and The Edge of U2 fame, this riverside hotel is all class, with its bright oak woods and chocolate leathers. With 49 rooms — many of which overlook the River Liffey — The Clarence qualifies for boutique status, but without all of the bombast that characterizes many designer hotels.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Hotel The Clarence, Dublin. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.3 out of 5.0

Ranked 10th in Dublin


What guests liked

All you need to know

This beautiful establishment offers a life-changing experience and excitement in its luxury rooms. The owners of the hotel are none other than Bono and The Edge of U2; the hotel provides room options decorated with modern decors and furnished with the most exquisite furniture. The hotel is located in an excellent location where it enjoys an absolute nearness to some of the most famous and beautiful attractions in the city. The famous and lively Temple Bar District is just a 2-minute walk away from the hotel premises while the famous O’Connell Street is located within a 10-minute walk away from the front door of the hotel.

The hotel rooms feature super king-size beds and wrought-iron beds and velvet drapes all adding to the elegance of the room. The guests in the hotel are offered the best of services by the modern facilities available while the friendly staff of the hotel makes it even more comfortable.

Amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with several cable channels and air conditioning are available in the rooms of the hotel. The floors of the rooms feature beautiful American White Oak designs while the private bathroom in each room is furnished with limestone floors.

The hotel offers guests modern spa facilities where they can enjoy a wide range of massages and body treatments. After a long day in the city, the hotel bed is the perfect resting place to get a good night’s rest.

The hotel also offers several drinks and cocktails in its well-stocked bar, The Octagon Bar.


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Recent guest reviews


13 January 2024

Good location

Location was excellent!

Bathroom size


11 January 2024

Very good

Loved the interior of the property, the room was very big and spacious and massive comfy bed, was always warm enough, friendly staff and perfect location x

The room we stayed in was a little bit dated compared to the rest of the hotel


7 January 2024


Friendly staff

Large crack to floor in bathroom


6 January 2024

Brilliant location. Great service and great place




5 January 2024


Clean, well designed, good facilities. Great location.

Be prepared for it to be noisy until the early hours!


2 January 2024


Bed was very comfortable

Bathroom very outdated for this type of hotel


30 December 2023


We had a lovely stay. The location was great and the room was fantastic.


30 December 2023

comfortable clean and friendly staff

Staff very helpful

Decor looked dated


29 December 2023

Very good

Large room with extra side room :), very friendly checkin and check out, nice decor, close to the city center

No parking


22 December 2023

Great City Centre room

Beautiful lobby/ bar area and large rooms with lovely furnishings. Amazing bathroom

Being so close to Temple bar it was noisy until around 3 even on a weekday. This possibly is different from room to room


29 November 2023

Very good

The staff were excellent! The room was very clean

Dated, from a different era! Very difficult to get to/ stay asleep due to street noise😱


26 November 2023

perfect location, great staff, hotel is currently undergoing renovation (not noisy)

very friendly staff, large room, nostalgic light switches and keys, great cocktailbar in lobby, perfectly located in the heart of temple bar. decent breakfast choices served to the table (no buffet).

mandatory safety deposit (50€/N) should be indicated during booking; some of the rooms are renovated, some are not: i was lucky, but my colleague’s room was very cold, the heating esp in their bathroom was not working properly & could not be fixed during our stay+ their room had industry-style windows that are not insulated (in my room the windows were equipped with double glass). take care when signing breakfast bills- restaurant staff got them mixed up both times we ate there. the downside of the very central location is that you‘ll hear temple bar‘s nightlife quite well. bring earplugs if you are sensitive.


26 November 2023

Got to

Very close to Temple Bar, very comfortable bed - nice stay.

Not the most personable staff but I think that’s just how the world is going.


25 November 2023

We had 8 of us and had great time great location thanks for pleasant stay

clean and was able to get double bed. , only issue was shower head water but not a big deal / Staff was great,/// Lobby was excellent able to get drink ///relax and then get coffee in morning Well done thanks


23 November 2023

Great, would stay again

The interior was pretty and location was great

Door lock was confusing. And wasn’t told check out time.


17 November 2023

The best hotel in Dublin.

Location and service

Not applicable. Loved it.


13 November 2023

Very good

River views, location exellent, bed comfy.

Rooms a little dated especially bathroom.


12 November 2023

really cool hotel *****

the staff were great - the hotel is small but beautiful and the room was spacious and well equipped. the mini bar is amazing - best choice Ive ever had. would definitely stay again.


10 November 2023

Great fun

Staff very good

Had kids so not perfect but knew booking


30 October 2023

Comfortable with style

Reception staff were amazing. An special highlight for Carol. She helped us to sort some issues brilliantly

Some small issues: dimmer wasn’t working,


30 October 2023

Was ok !!

Great location, close to all amenities in city.

Very dated , needs a lot of attention as quite old !!!


30 October 2023


Great location, short walk to all of Temple Bar. Great restaurant and bars in the lobby.


14 October 2023

It was great

Loved the decor and location.

The shower curtain needs a liner level beside just the one curtain. The bartender was delightful until he got pushy about tipping. Which was frustrating because Ireland has no real rule regarding tipping.


10 October 2023


Beautiful lobby area, the location was perfect, room was spacious with a very comfortable bed!

Could have used a better clean for the price it costs to stay here.


10 October 2023

Beautiful hotel owned by Bono and the Edge of U2 offers hip and comfortable hotel in Temple Bar

Beautiful hotel and suite. Great location and classy but comfortable bar. Air conditioning!

No view from our room. One window looked out on industrial rooftop section of hotel.

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar


  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Car hire
  • - Fax/photocopying
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Heating
  • - Non-smoking throughout


  • - Live sport events (broadcast)


  • - Key access
  • - Security alarm
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Access to health care professionals

Reception services

  • - Invoice provided
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