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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We stayed unfortunately only for one night , we celebrated my girlfriend birthday. From check in to check out the staff was friendly and very polite. We stayed in room #006 nice and clean room with underfloor heating , bathrobes and slippers, aquatv and all of this small touches. Breakfast was excellent in a quiet dining area perfect to start...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel as a special treat for my fiancés Birthday. We had the room with the hot tub and it really was very luxurious. The bed was extra comfy, the room was spotlessly clean and the breakfast was so yummy with lots of choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back ASAP.

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a glowing review of The Clarence Boutique Hotel. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you on your celebration. I'm thrilled to read all your lovely comments on the attentive staff, room décor... I'm delighted you and your fiancé thoroughly enjoyed your special stay with us. Please get in contact next time we can help...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Without exception all the staff we encountered were friendly, professional and efficient. This point I must underline because this is the sign of a good business! Hotel is lovely, room well equipped and comfortable. 2 minutes from the beach and good pubs and restaurants. We had two cars (long story) but parked easily with permits given by the hotel. Breakfast...

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Reception1113, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - we are pleased you enjoyed the stay! We appreciate you noting the staff's service especially Marta and Josefina, we are pleased they added to your stay positively. We hope to see you again soon.

Chippenham
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Clarence Boutique Hotel in Southsea certainly exceeded our expectations! Our first experience was through the hotels website, and we were not disappointed! The cleanliness of our room and public areas was outstanding. The dining room was light and airy with plenty of room between tables, and the breakfast menu provided a selection to suit every guest. Lisa was the...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay at our Hotel. It was satisfying to read that you enjoyed the room design, the commodities of the hotel and the quality of the service. Rest assured that all our team will do their best in order to satisfy all our guests. We thank you for staying...

Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After advising my Significant Other that it might be in in the interests of his health and wellbeing that a budget hotel offer for my birthday would not cut the mustard he surprised me with a night away at the Clarence. Excellent call. The room was spotless and it felt special even the wet room reached by stairs in the...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive comments. We work hard to offer good food and friendly, efficient service, and I’m so glad your visit was enjoyable. I will pass your feedback on to the team, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Room was beautifully furnished, clean and warm, air con was great and bath in the room a nice touch. The breakfast was excellent and very filling, special thanks to Marta for looking after us. Evening meal at the Florence Arms was very good, thoroughly recommend the lamb shank and the 20% early bird discount appreciated. We would definitely return to...

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Reception1113, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you so much for your kind words - we very much appreciate your comments which we will pass onto the staff. Thank you for also commending our Gastro Pub-The Florence Arms, we are glad you enjoyed it too. Thank you very much again! Please do not hesitate to contact us in advance for next visit. All the...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just to say I had a great stay no issues all very well organised and especially Marta & Giada who made me feel very welcome & relaxed. The room was very nice, clean & warm with a nice heated bathroom floor which is always very nice on the feet when your "busy". The bar area is nice and clean, it...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest: We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us! We will pass on your message to Marta and Giada. Thank you kindly for leaving us this splendid review, see you soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stay started well with a warm welcome from Marta.....And just got better....Lovely room, clean with everything we needed.....Bathroom spotless!.....Great breakfast, good choice of cereals, cooked food and fruit....Super service.....Nothing too much trouble......Only one problem....We had only booked for one night.....Can't wait to go back.

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Our team are doing their best to assure our guests get the perfect service, so it is really nice to read such a great review! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and we would be more than happy to welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were very nice & friendly great room beautifully decorated & spotless 😊 went for drink & light bite in their gastropub the florence was met by warm welcome & plenty of choice of drinks & food to meet our needs will definitely be back for longer stay

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon: Thank you so much for your review! It was nice meeting you and we hope to welcome you again in the future! Kind regards.

hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

In our view, this is the best romantic hotel room in Southsea. It has a comfy bed and an amazing jacuzzi double bath, I would highly recommend for a honeymoon night , a special occasion or just for relaxing break. We felt relaxed and refreshed after our one night stay spending most of the time watching TV in the Jacuzzi....

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Reception1113, Guest Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we are really pleased you loved the jacuzzi and Aqua tv feature. The Clarence has won many TripAdvisor awards for being "most romantic hotel" in Hampshire so we are glad you found it to be! As you note your last stay was 5 years ago - a lot can change in any business in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Clarence is Portsmouth and Southsea's multi award-winning adults only luxury boutique hotel. This Edwardian residence has been stylishly converted to offer well designed and individually styled rooms with luxury bathrooms. All rooms offer Air-conditioning, King-sized bed & Wi-Fi. Perfectly situated just 5 mins away from all major attractions and just a few hundred yards from the seafront, The Clarence is the ideal place to stay whether it be for Business or that well earned break. The Clarence also offers guests in-room health and beauty treatments ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Clarence Hotel

Address: Clarence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $147 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Clarence Hotel Portsmouth
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#2 Luxury Hotel in Portsmouth
#3 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#11 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
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“Get the hot tub room!!”
 of 5 bubbles dawnhambly, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to the Jacuzzi room, it's worth every penny”
 of 5 bubbles pompey1001, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 7 and 8 were up several flights of stairs There is no lift .”
 of 5 bubbles sadaWales, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room 1 near front door...very noisy”
 of 5 bubbles U1908CWmarks, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Book room 5 as this has a spa bath.”
 of 5 bubbles wrightrj1, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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