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“Fantastic hotel with a warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Clarence Hotel

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The Clarence Hotel
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
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“Fantastic hotel with a warm welcome”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 few extra hours besides! I would definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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, 18 April 2014
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

Stayed here for a midweek break to visit the attractions of Portsmouth. The hotel is very modern with nice touches and served an excellent breakfast. The hotel is not located that close to the Gunwharf Quays and it would be a long walk if you didn't want to drive but the local taxi service was very prompt and quite reasonable. Overall we had a great stay and would come back.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

We booked direct with The Clarence as you can pick the room right for you. 8 Individual rooms with different bathroom configurations so make sure you check the style.

Welcome was lovely and we were offered a complimentary drink, bags were taken to our room - Room 8 Monkey Room, 3rd floor with an upstairs wonderful, fully tiled smart bathroom with huge rain head shower.

Everything was spotlessly clean and nothing had been spared on the fixtures and fittings.

Bed was super comfortable with huge soft pillows. Slippers and gowns also available.

Breakfasts were superb. All fresh and quality ingredients. There is also a nice little bar area and outside patio.

Parking was a breeze, the ladies gave us a parking permit so we could leave the car parked if we wanted to.

All the Staff were more than accommodating.

All in all, this is how hotels, b&b, guest houses in the UK should be. The Clarence offers something quite special and we will certainly not bother looking elsewhere when visiting the Portsmouth area again.
Thank you for a lovely stay.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

Stayed here on Mothers Day so we could visit The Mary Rose exhibition the next day. We had a welcome drink on arrival and whilst we sat and drank them our bags were taken to our room. The room was lovely. It was beautifully decorated and the ensuite was very spacious. Breakfast the next morning was absolutely fantastic. It was freshly cooked to order and we could have endless cups of tea and coffee. They make some of their own bread for toast and we highly recommend the pecan and maple bread. We are really looking forward to a return trip

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend. The home made breads certainally are popular and if you liked the Maple & Pecan Bread you must come back again to try the malted fruit one!
I look forward to welcoming you back to The Clarence soon.
Kind Regards, Paula.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

My Wife and I stayed here on the weekend of the 28th March 14. On first impressions this was not the usual type of Hotel we would normally book. By that I mean an international chain with a flashy entrance that often is not matched by service.
On arrival however we could tell immediately that this was whilst different, would turn out to be every bit as good and service wise would excel.
We were met immediately and made to feel welcome and given a complementary drink and our bags were taken to our room.
The room was very well presented and no expense had been spared with regards to quality in all the bathroom fittings.
Breakfast was freshly cooked and the service was again exceptional.
Its rare that we order room service, however here was the exception, the food delivered was freshly cooked and the coffee and tea hot.

We both plan to visit again and look forward to trying out another of the individually decorated rooms...who knows might get the sunken bath that others have written about.

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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for your lovely review of your stay here at The Clarence last weekend, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. I look forward to welcoming you back soon to try the fabulous 'Wild at Heart' Room with in-room sunken bath and Aquavision Television (the chain hotels don't have those either!!) Please rememebr that to book a specific room you need to book direct with us either online or by all means give us a call!
Kind Regards, Paula.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

They go out of their way to welcome you at Clarence House and our stay was lovely. The room was beautifully decorated, the bed very comfortable and the bath nice and deep. The breakfast was fantastic and I would happily recommend if you want to stay in this area. Plus they are literally three minutes walk from the lovely restaurant 27.

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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Thank you for your review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your weekend away. Our Breakfasts are freshly prepared with quality local ingredients and this certainally seems to make for a great start to the day!
I hope we will be able to welcome you back again soon, maybe to try another of our 8 unique rooms?
Kind Regards, Paula.
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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 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#1 Luxury 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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