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The Clarence Hotel
Ranked #1 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Stayed for 1 night in the Luella Cherry room. Really amazing room! The bath is huge, would love one at home like this, so huge it takes 20 minutes to fill! All the other facilities were excellent. Breakfast the following morning was great, and the staff are really friendly and chatty. They should definitely go on the tv programme 'four in a bed'!!!

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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Our two night stay at the Clarence was perfect, the room was lovely, the facilities in the en suite were excellent and the common areas were furnished to a very high standard. The staff were very warm, helpful and welcoming and we were made to feel very much at home. The breakfasts were delicious too. It was our first visit to Portsmouth and the staff at the Clarence really made it special. We will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: All of the rooms at the clarence are furnished to a very high standard - we stayed in room 2 and it...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

A break away with my partner, we could not of asked for anything more than to finish the day by staying at the Clarence hotel.
When arrived, we was welcomed with an arrival drink, which was a touch.
We stayed in the luella cherry room, which had a king sized bed, huge tv which you could adjust to see from we're ever you are in the room, and a double size hydrotherapy bath with an aqua vision tv too. Relaxing in the bath whilst watching a film and a glass of champagne could not be any more perfect!
Service was brilliant, the staff could not do anymore for you, rooms were very clean and lovely decor.
To finish our stay in the morning,was breakfast, we both had a traditional English breakfast which was great, ( not greasy at all) very well cooked,and lovely homemade bread! and again could not have asked to of been looked after any better, was very full ( as much tea/ coffee as you like too).
Great hotel, great service , will defiantly be recommending and defiantly coming back. :-)

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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Stayed at this hotel recently in room six. The staff were very helpfull, and I have to say the cleanliness of the hotel and rooms were first class. I would most definitely recommend this hotel,and looking to my next visit.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Brilliant and perfect as always. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Breakfast great. Rooms lovely and clean and service second to none !!!

I love this hotel due to its individuality and service. Will defo be back soon !!!

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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We stayed for two nights over our anniversary weekend. The staff were all very professional and friendly. The decor of the common areas and the room itself were excellent. We were greeted upon arrival with the complimentary drink which was lovely after an afternoon of driving. The hostess (Jade?) was very friendly and informative. She provided information regarding places to eat and made reservations for us. She was especially attentive when showing us the room and took care to ensure we were happy.

The room itself was decorated in a fun black and white pattern and was fairly spacious. The bed was okay...not the most comfortable but not unpleasant either. The bath amenities were nice and they offered additional for purchase if one was looking for a romantic bath.

Breakfast was prompt, hot, cooked well with a variety of items from which to choose.

Location was good for walking to restaurants and shopping. Parking was by permit outside of the building and we did not have issues finding spaces.

Not much else to say...it is a lovely boutique hotel and I would recommend.

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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2013

Thank You for choosing The Clarence to celerate your Anniversary and for your wonderful review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your breakfast, and found the location good. I will pass your lovely comments on to Jade as recognition of her efforts is always greatly appreciated. I hope to be able to welcome you back to The Clarence in the near future, maybe to try one of our other unique rooms.

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Reviewed 19 March 2013

The staff at the Clarence are great. Helped us find it at night as we drove around the streets and waited at the front door as we pulled up.

We stayed there 2 nights with a ferry trip to France in between. Mark provided great information for driving to and parking at the dock. We had to leave before the normal breakfast hours, but were provided with enough to eat.

On the morning of the second night, we awoke to 10 cm of snow on the car, for which they had provided off street parking for us. They helped provided a broom and helped clear the car and we were on our way after a great full breakfast.

Room Tip: Room 4 both nights was quiet. Typical European cozy, but well equipt.
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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stays here at The Clarence. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and found the staff helpful and the room comfortable. Thankfully the weather did not spoil your holiday and you made it home safely. I hope we will be able to welcome you back to The Clarence if you visit Portsmouth again.

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Additional Information about 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
Price Range: £71 - £185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. The Clarence is located 3 minutes walk from the group's Fine Dining restaurant "The Kitchen" serving a stunning menu or the group Gastro Pub "The Florence Arms" serving homecooked fresh food ... more   less 
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