Do not worry about driving off the main seafront road, past all those faceless large hotels. Take a turn into a tiny back road and hidden away, a little gem awaits! OK it's not so hidden but you get the gist! As many other reviewers state, a warm welcome awaits. Having arrived by car, my husband popped inside the hotel to ask about parking. Out came Jenny with parking pass in hand and helped us with the luggage. She welcomed us into the hotel and straight into the bar area where she offered us a drink. When finished, we headed to our room and she had already taken up our luggage. Great from my point of view as we were on the top floor with no lift. Do not be put off, the stair cases are compact and not steep. The room was lovely and had everything you need for a short break. I had deliberately booked a room with a bath as I love to have a good soak. The water pressure was a little slow so it did take some considerable time to fill the bath, but the heated bathroom floor makes you feel very relaxed so it really did not bother me. A nice touch was the TV at the end of the bath! It fed off the main TV in the bedroom so my husband and I could watch the same film while I enjoyed my bath! The whole hotel is well maintained and very clean. The breakfasts were very tasty and plentiful! If you wanted something off the menu, Mark and Jenny were very accommodating. While my husband and I knew what we wanted to do and see over the two days we stayed at the hotel, we did hear both Mark and Jenny helping other guests with their "what to do" dilemmas. They are both very good hosts. My husband and I highly recommend this lovely little hotel to everyone.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Clarence Hotel Portsmouth