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The Clarence Hotel

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14/06/2017 15/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Great stay at this hotel. Excellent room and friendly service. Highly recommended! Welcome drink on arrival. Great breakfast included with room price. Complimentary wifi too. Would definitely stay again.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I stayed here for one night with my daughter. The attention to detail was fantastic, from our welcome glass of wine to the tasty selection of home-made breads at breakfast. The staff are attentive and extremely friendly without being OTT. Will definitely stay again.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Staff very friendly and helpful, room was very clean and tidy. Breakfast was all high quality ingredients and a good choice. Would definitely go back there again. Not too far from the Historic Dockyard where it was easy to park.

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1Thank SAM-IGCC
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We found this to be a very clean and tidy small Hotel that the owners have obviously taken a lot of trouble in decorating and refurbishing. The breakfast was excellent. We do find it to be irksome not be provided with a kettle in the room as being able to make your own cuppa at any time is something we...

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1Thank aroundthenextcorner1
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2014

My wife and I have just spent part of our honeymoon here and we were staying in the gold room. As other reviewers have mentioned we were greeted by a very friendly staff member who offered us complimentary drinks whilst we got checked in, and then escorted to our room to which our luggage had already been taken. We were...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sweeney61 Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially on such a special occasion. Thank you for complimenting our wonderful staff who are always working so hard to try and ensure that our guests feel comfortable and well looked after whilst they are staying with us. I would...

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights when I cam to Portsmouth for a friends wedding and cannot speak highly enough of the rooms and indeed the staff. We arrived quite late but were treated to a welcome drink and a friendly service. The breakfast that was included was as good as any I've had and the choice was...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paullewisjersey, Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us when you were attending your friends wedding. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards Jenny Brunning

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Nice welcome. Room generally comfortable and clean. The bath proved difficult for my husband. Possibly a bath mat might have helped. We should have asked! Water pressure was poor but that was explained. No drink facilitates in the room but they did provide free tea and coffee at the bar. Good position to visit Portsmouth

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review and that you found the Clarence to be comfortable and clean. I am sorry that your husband found the bath to be difficult, had you told us at the time of your stay we would have provided you with a bath mat immediately. I know that Paula our General Manager offered you another room...

Pontivy, France
Reviewed 18 April 2014

From the reception on arrival with a courtesy G&T to the checking out procedure this was an extremely pleasant experience. The staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming the rooms comfortable, the beds excellent and the breakfast a real treat. We were over from France at the end of a tiring couple of days shopping and the hotel was just what...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John W, Thank you for your lovely review and comments regarding our beds, breakfast and the lovely experience that you encountered. It was great to get the opportunity to speak to you both before you left the hotel and I hope you managed to get all your DIY stuff to take back to France? I do hope to be...

LOndon
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed one night to attend a wedding in the area. Couldn't have asked for a friendlier welcome and loved the welcome drink. Room was spacious with a very comfortable bed. Sunken bath in the room was unique and the location is amazing. Breakfast was fantastic and we were give a parking permit to use for our stay plus a...

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Luella Cherry room for 1 night on the 7th of April. Hotel is immaculate, service is immaculate. So relaxing and peaceful. Breakfast the next morning was amazing, so much to choose from and was delicious. Will definately be back.

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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review I'm delighted you enjoyed our amazing breakfast! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Clarence soon! Kind Regards, Paula.

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $162 - $390 (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 Luxury Hotel in Portsmouth
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#3 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#11 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
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“We only saw one room.”
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“We stayed in room 6, which was small but good. Be aware that there are a couple of flights of stairs to negotiate.”
RadishTas, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Note that rooms 7 & 8 are on the top floor (2 flights of stairs).”
robj520, 1 May 2017 | Read review
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“Get the hot tub room!!”
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