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“Just as good as last time.”
Review of The Clarence Hotel

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The Clarence Hotel
Ranked #1 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This type of hotel stands "head and shoulders" above the rest.
Styled as a "boutique" hotel it is really different, the rooms are lovely, breakfast is wonderful, the staff are helpful and interesting to talk to.
The whole feeling of an overnight stay here is so relaxing!
Shame about the area, is Seaford slowly slipping downhill?

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank GerryKent
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Dear GerryKent,

Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad that you enjoyed your second stay just as much as your first one. I believe when you are a seasoned traveller you do appreciate good accommodation and friendly staff. It's great that you left feeling relaxed.

In answer to your comment regarding "Southsea" I have now lived here for over 15 years and I think the area has improved dramatically over these years. I believe your comments may be with regard to South Parade Pier and the (Pyramid centre which was badly damaged last winter and is still under repair). Also the old Savoy on South Parade that burnt down a few years ago are having luxury retirement homes built very soon. Hopefully they will start spending money refurbishing the Pier and making it a great place for holidaymakers and locals to enjoy.

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Jenny Brunning

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Reviewed 4 August 2014

It was a great experience staying at The Clarence Hotel, although this is a small Hotel, the accomodation is very good. Super friendly service, excellent breakfast and superb rooms.
ps: Don't choose the Hotel for a 'room with a view'.

Room Tip: Room nr 5 is a Top Selection!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Danny D
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Dear Danny D, Thank you for your lovely review and it was a pleasure looking after you. I am pleased that you had a "splendid stay".

We hope to welcome you back again sometime in the future.

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Jenny Brunning

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Very nice boutique hotel, cozy and elegant, centrally located in a quiet street. Large and lovely decorated rooms plenty of amenities. Warm welcome with complimentary drinks, good breakfast. Friendly and attentive staff.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Treppe
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review and that you found The Clarence to be cozy and elegant. I am also pleased that you enjoyed the bedroom and the amenities within. Thank you for mentioning the attentiviness of the staff as they work very hard and are always willing to help in anyway possible.

We very much look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Jenny Brunning

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

This was our second stay prior to catching a cruise out of Southampton. Why stay in Southampton when you have a great hotel with a wonderful city to explore in Portsmouth. Breakfast is outstanding and staff the best. On warning though, book early as the secret is out!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Dear Cliffhanger311, Thank you for your sharing your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure welcoming you back to The Clarence before your cruise recently. I hope you are having a wonderful time and enjoying the scenerey.

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Jenny Brunning

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Just spent 2 nights at the wonderful Clarence Hotel - lovely decorated, maintained and spotlessly clean bedroom; public areas the same high standard; staff friendly, helpful and very attentive without being intrusive; fantastic breakfast, excellent choices and quality ingredients; absolutely no negatives. Would highly recommend this boutique hotel and definitely stay here again. In fact, we are already planning our next visit.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Dear LndCodd, Thank you for your wonderful review and we all very much look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. I am very pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and had no negatvies mention.

Kind Regards

Jenny Brunning

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

A superb stay with well appointed décor helpful and caring staff.It was our Wedding Anniversay
during our stay and a card was left for us in our room wonderful kind touch.
Parking was reserved outside the Hotel for us (no problems there).
Breakfast choice was exemplary with a wonderful selection of fresh fruits and plenty of choices in the cooked food other than Full English which was also available.
Will definitely stay here again when in Portsmouth well done Owners and Staff.

Room Tip: All rooms we saw were of highest standard and no noise problems due to quiet location of Hotel off m...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Thank you for your recent review of The Clarence posted on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you decided to stay with us at The Clarence to celebrate your recent wedding anniversary.

We hope that we can welcome you both again soon.

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Jenny Brunning

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is our third stay at The Clarence and it won't be our last. Took our parents as a treat for dads 70th so he could have a little bit of luxury and be spoiled. They loved it here and are both vegetarians and thought breakfast was very good. All the staff are lovely and helpful. We had the follow your heart room with a bath in the bedroom and the room was lovely. The only thing I would say is its a bit hard to get out of the bath and could do with a handrail and somewhere to put shampoo etc as the windowsill and edge of the bath was not practical. Also I would have liked a clean glass for the water everyday as I had the same one I had used Friday still on Sunday.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2014

Firstly, thank you once again for choosing the Clarence for you recent visit to Portsmouth and Southsea to celebrate your Dad's 70th Birthday. It was our pleasure to look after such a lovely group of people and are glad that you all had a great time. I do apologise for the glass not being renewed on the Saturday.

We hope that when you return to Portsmouth that The Clarence will be your first choice again.

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Jenny Brunning

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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 - £163 (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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