I booked a night in the 'follow your heart' room for my wife and I to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I booked online which was painless and could have added no end of extras if necessary. The room itself was lovely. It was imaculately clean as you would expect and finished to a very high standard. This is a 'boutique' hotel, I wasn't sure what that meant and prior to the stay was suspecting it would just mean it was more expensive than a normal hotel. Instead you should read 'boutique' as luxury and worth every penny.
We were due to arrive earlier than the 1500 check in so I called ahead to see if I could utilise the parking facility. This was perfectly acceptable and on out arrival at almost 1300 I was advised that our room was ready for us already. We were invited in to the bar/reception area and provided with a complimentary drink as we completed the check in paperwork. This was a nice touch as I was advised all tea and coffee was complimentary anyway but we could have any drink from the bar.
We were given the once around the room to explain the use of facilities including the freestanding bath with mixer taps, aquavision television, air con and funky lighting.
The bed was very comfortable and the bed linen had a soft luxurious feel.
We went out for dinner rather than the restaurant in the hotel and on our return was greeted with the bed having been turned down and a sprinkling of love heart confetti had been adorned on the bed with a personalised anniversary card. Again a lovely touch as we had only mentioned our anniversary on check in.
Breakfast this morning was wonderful. A selection of cereals, juices and fresh fruit await, with a selection of hot items available of the menu and tea, coffee and toast also provided.
Genuinely worth the price and more. I used this as a special occasion location as I live quite local however the quality and price make this a perfect location for any purpose or occasion. Highly reccommended.
- 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