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“Absolute pleasure to stay here - will definately return”
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The Clarence Hotel
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolute pleasure to stay here - will definately return”
Reviewed 2 April 2011

Just had to write a comment about this hotel. Just returned from a one night stay with my hubby and cannot compliment this place enough. Having only 7 beautifully decorated rooms the service from all the staff is personal and very professional literally your wish is their command they cannot do enough for you.
The rooms are immaculately clean and very tastefully decorated, room service food was lovely and breakfast in the morning very good too.
We stayed in the Luella Cherry room and if you are staying for a special occasion it is well worth the extra the bathroom is AMAZING ! with a double Jacuzzi bath.
They really do deserve their number 1 trip advisor rating and we will definately be returning.

Many Thanks to the Clarence and your staff for an amazing time - special mention to Amber her service and attention to detail was 1st class

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2011

We stayed in the hotel for a long weekend. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was very clean, individual and well decorated. Excellent breakfasts and good advice on where to eat and visit. A short walk from southsea seafront. Room had all the luxuries including blockbuster movies for free. Great value for money. All rooms are viewable on website

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 March 2011

TripAdvisor's #1 second year running and rightly so. It is a venerable old Edwardian era home converted into The Clarence Hotel. Lots of charm. Staff was most attentive and accommodating. Cooked-to-order breakfasts (included) in beautiful dining room were a daily highlight! A bit off the beaten Portsmouth path but, that wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Gorgeous weather made the walk up the Esplanade, along the harbor to Portsmouth proper, a pleasure!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2011

We found the Hotel and staff very welcoming, just looking around the rooms we felt relaxed
and knew we was going to enjoy our stay. Also the breakfast was the perfect end to a perfect
night .

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

It was an enjoyable stay with helpful and friendly staff. The room was very clean and comfortable and looked brand new. There was a great range of free movies and the tv in the bathroom was great.for watching a movie while soaking in the tub. Breakfast was delicious and there was a wide choice of restaurants and pubs a short walk away on Palmerston Rd.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 March 2011

Had booked a stay at the Clarence after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. Although the room was clean and pleasant, the staff very friendly and accomodating, and the breakfast good, I would hardly call this a hotel, more a bed and breakfast. There was appparently 24 hour room service for sandwiches and paninis but the only meal offered was breakfast. If you are looking for a full service hotel this is not the place to go.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

We booked a room last minute for a one night stay with my parents and were so pleased with what we found. Upon arrival we were offered drinks in the lounge while the friendly staff checked us in and carried our luggage to our rooms. We stayed in the Classical room and my parents stayed in the Terracotta room. Both lovely furnishings and modern, funky sanitaryware. The breakfast which was included was delicious. Our only complaint was that as our room was on the ground floor and very near the corridor and stairs down to the staff rooms and kitchen, we were awoken by some voices and noise.

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Property: The Clarence Hotel
Address: Clarence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Portsmouth
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#3 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#11 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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