Ratings based on 161 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Claire from London
Clarence - great central locationPosted Nov 5, 2013
Cons: rooms not overlooking a nightclub!!!
Location: right in the middle of Temple Bar and opposite the river. Perfect location just a shame they put the nightclub business above hotel guests
We'd stayed at the Clarence before and had a very pleasant experience so this time was a huge, huge disappointment. The room we were in (214) was literally in the nightclub. We were kept awake until 3am on both the Friday and the Saturday night which meant we were absolutely shattered all weekend and had to go to bed for a couple of hours each afternoon so as not to ruin our evenings completely. We complained on the Saturday morning and asked to move room but all they could offer us was a room in the same position but just one floor up. The problem is that the nightclub is outside and just has a roof/awning that rolls down with no sides so all the noise escapes. Our room had double glazing but even that didn't help. They did give us a free cocktail but we shan't be returning and certainly shan't recommend to any friends. That should not be sold as a hotel room - shocking.
for Everyoneby Rich from New Jersey
Adequate hotel but that's about itPosted Oct 12, 2013
Pros: The location was perfect
Cons: Someone should hire a decorator
Location: this was right in the heart of the city
The hotel was adequate. Nothing very warm or inviting about it. The guest room walls were barren. How much could a few framed pictures cost to warm things up? Staff were very friendly and attentive but the property looked like someone ran out of money before any finishing touches were finalized.
for Everyoneby Gill from Leigh on Sea ,England
Amazing HotelPosted Sep 23, 2013
Pros: Location, Decor and value for money.
Location: Temple Bar and original shops and Art Gallery.
Brilliant staff and nothing was to much trouble, from leaving me little notes in my room from friends messages to letting me have my room early so I could get ready to get to the wedding on time when booking in Friday after a very long journey. I was not disappointed with my high expectations and can only say to the seasoned, hip, hot ,hotel seekers, you will not be disappointed. Be inspired, and don't read reviews negative reviews The Clarence has style........
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
AveragePosted Sep 16, 2013
Location fine, but tired hotel with subpar facility...
for Personal Eventby Elaine from Glasgow
service is everythingPosted Aug 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel looking tired....stayed in 406. Had a late night but was a nightclub downstairs which could be heard from my room after 2am. Windows couldn't lock as broken. Must say that I did get to sleep though. Service was excellent. Staff very helpful and great location.
for Personal Eventby M&P from Northern Ireland
Great locationPosted Aug 10, 2013 on Hotels.com
Excellent location for Templebar - restaurants/bars and shopping. Staff were more than helpful. However, our windows faced out the back of the hotel and the noise from people leaving bars kept us awake. Also, early in morning, the noise of beer kegs rolling on cobbled streets was awful. We fully appreciate there is little the hotel can do about this noise but our sleep was minimal on the two nights.
Recommendedby TC from Wimbledon
DisappointingPosted Aug 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
Sadly it has past it glory days - it felt understaffed and deserted. I had a poor room that looked out on to the kitchen fans, the bed creaked and the room was cramped - arranged around a corner. There was one person in the dining room for breakfast so everyone was waiting. The bar shut at 11.15 so my post theatre drinks were curtailed with the bar man hovering to close. Such a shame I had wanted a treat.
for Couplesby Chuck from Virginia
Was very pleased with our stayPosted Aug 8, 2013
Cons: Breakfast at $15 Euros was a little expensive Couldn't it be included in the room rate?
The hotel is centrally located right on . You can walk out their back door into Temple Bar. This was an older hotel which was renovated into a very nice boutiqye hotel.Rooms were coand tasteful appointmemts ven though you are in theTemple Bar district the new ly installed windows and sound proof curtains block out any late night noise. Octogan Bar was a cozy place to have a drink at the end of the day Staff were very freindly, attentive and knowledeable.They whad great dining recommendations as well. They recommended a great Italian place just across the bridge called Bar Italia. Place was so good we went back a second time on our last night We will stay at the Clarence next time as well
Recommendedby Pfharrisnj from New Jersey, usa
Cozy boutiquePosted Jul 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall the hotel was nice. However, the weather was unseasonably warm during our visit and the windows needed to be open for air. (no a/c) We were In town the end of the week and the revelers were out very late each night. We could not sleep due to noise our first night. We had to change to another room which helped. So the location was convenient to the train, temple bar, Grafton street, Trinity, etc but if you are in town Thursday through Sunday in warm weather and need quiet to sleep, this may not be the location for you.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Posted Jul 20, 2013 on Hotels.com