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The Clarence Hotel

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Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Absolutely perfect stay, room immaculate. Catered for us coming in very late on our wedding night, flawless service. Chocolate and champagne in the room. Room very luxurious, and the morning breakfast was top notch. Very lovely hotel and the staff topped it off with 5star service. Very highly recommended.

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Derby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on a nostalgic trip back to Southsea, where we met over forty years ago. The room was lovely, although the small ensuite was a bit of a squeeze to get in and out of. We slept well in the comfy bed and we're not disturbed by any noise, as often happens in other hotels....

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

Dear Lynn, Thank you for your review. Your nice comments is well appreciated. We are pleased you liked our facilities. Every room in The Clarence Boutique Hotel are unique! For your next stay, you might consider to book directly with the hotel, where we can introduce you to all our rooms in detail. We are looking forward to welcome you...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here last night and had a really pleasant stay. The hotel is stylish, the staff friendly, professional and attentive. The breakfast tasty and the bedroom (2) comfortable. We would recommend this hotel as a good option for Portsmouth.

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

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

Malvern, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights in this small hotel which was charming. it is located in a very quiet back street of Southsea, but is within easy walking distance of the Historic Dockyards. Our room was very clean with a comfortable bed, and the bathroom and walk-in shower were great. The staff member was very helpful and told us about...

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

Dear Betsy: Thank you for your kind review - we are pleased you enjoyed the stay! We appreciate you noting the staff's service, we are pleased they added to your stay positively. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks!

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good hotel and superb staff. It is small with a few rooms so has a B&B feel rather than a big hotel but it is very upmarket. The room was extremely well decorated and the cleanliness throughout was very very good. The staff were very friendly and we were made to feel welcome. There was no noise from banging...

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

Dear James, Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay is just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with. Many thanks again and take care!

Marlborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming helpful staff who could not do enough to help. Modern room. Very nice decor in all of hotel. Excellent breakfast served at exactly 7am as requested. Highly recommended for an overnight stay prior to a cross-channel ferry crossing. We were on route to the port, 15 mins drive away, by 7.30am.

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at a number of hotels within the Mercer Group such as the Florence and Somerset House but this was our first trip to the Clarence Hotel. Reception was very helpful and friendly, immediately giving us a free parking permit for our car (we never had any trouble finding a spot). Our room was at the top (number...

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

Dear Guest: Thank you for your review. We enjoy having you stay and we are very pleased you like our hotel! It’s always nice to know that The Mercer Collection Hotels are number one to our guests! Many thanks again and we will pass on your message to our management. Take care and we’ll see you again soon in one...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous boutique hotel, very clean rooms with free Wi-Fi, all the staff were helpful and friendly with a good knowledge of the area. A great breakfast in the morning. Will definitely return on our next visit to Portsmouth.

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

Dear Julie: We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us! Thank you kindly for leaving us this splendid review, see you soon!

Tasmania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Clarence over the Bank holiday weekend, leaving on the Tuesday. We arrived early; the staff couldn't have been friendlier - happy for us to park our rental car off the street, offering to take our luggage up to our room when it became available (we didn't avail ourselves of this) but first impressions were good. Iwona...

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

Dear Guest: Thank you for taking the time to leave this long and sweet review of your stay with us. Brilliant to read that you enjoyed our breakfast range and the hotels location being just a few minutes walk from the sea front. Thank you for also commending our Gastro Pub and we will pass on your message to Iwona....

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a romantic night away. The room was clean and had a bath tub in the bedroom, this made the bathroom literally a toilet room. For the money we spent on the accommodation I felt we massively overpaid. The staff were lovely, breakfast pleasant but wouldn't pay more that £100 for the night.

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Reception1113, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you were unaware that the "Executive King Rooms with in-room bath" have the bath in the bedroom - we do advertise this clearly on our site and indeed all partner sites with clear photos to avoid any surprises on arrival as we appreciate these unique rooms are not suitable for all travellers....

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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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  • Air Conditioning
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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: £93 - £228 (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.”
P9187GNstevenp, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“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
“Book direct”
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“Get the hot tub room!!”
dawnhambly, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
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