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The Clarence Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Clarence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2LQ, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

everything about our stay at this hotel was amazing. .... the people, the service, the room.... and the breakfast.....omg, yum! seriously could not fault anything about it in anyway! we would most definitely stay here again with no hesitation what so ever!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wanted to visit my nephew in Portsmouth and needed a change from a recent run of chain hotels so I checked tripadvisor, picked number 1 in Portsmouth and booked a couple of nights for me and my wife. Good call, great choice. This is the place to stay for couples of all ages (no kids!) so whether it's a... More

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Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights, Friday till Monday. When we arrived the welcome was great made us feel at home straight away. As we filled in the paper work with our free complimentary drink (what ever you wanted) our bags were put in our room, coats were hung up in the wardrobe. The room was a good size with... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Clarence on a visit to Portsmouth recently and I must say it's the best hotel I have stayed at for a long time. The staff are exceptional and the service is second to none. From the complementary drink to the breakfast the next morning, every aspect of the stay was very good . You have free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An absolute masterclass in how to run a boutique hotel, although the parking could be explained a little better on the website. Welcomed in and asked to leave our bags and go through to the bar, where we enjoyed a complimentary drink whilst filling out the paperwork and our bags were taken to our room. And what a room -... More

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights for my birthday, the welcome was amazing and genuine made to feel at home an nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Breakfast was brilliant we had haddock with poached eggs which was gorgeous. We had the room with the huge spa bath which was brilliant although my partner who is 5ft 2 could... More

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KevnLinda, thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding The Clarence. We are glad that you enjoyed our "Luella Cherry" room which features a double hydro spa bath and aqua vision TV. We very much look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. Kinda Regards Jenny Brunning More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If a hotel has found the perfect balance between hospitality, facilities and comfort then this is it. Very well looked after, friendly and helpful staff, excellent food. Can't praise The Clarence highly enough. Keep doing what you're doing!

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ScriptChimp, I would very much like to thank you for your lovely worded review. I am pleased that you found The Clarence to have the perfect balance and you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will have the pleasure in welcoming you back again soon. Warmest Regards Jenny Brunning More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great boutique hotel, Ideal for restaurants, walks along the front and general relax. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel. The rooms are great we had one with a sunken bath and eye level TV. The breakfast was great, perfectly cooked and served. 10/10 for the whole package. Great Value too.

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear rmguk, Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the seafront of Portsmouth enjoyable. Southsea has so many attractions to offer such as the D D Museum, Royal Marines Museum, Sea Life Centre and much more. Of course Gunwharf is a pleasant walk along the beautiful promenade... More

Fareham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i have stayed at this beautiful hotel 2 times now and i must say i could not fault it. my husband and i stayed on our wedding night in 2012. this was our first stay, the lovely lady could not have been more helpful, a complimentary drink of our choice on arrival and was more than willing to carry my... More

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca_nash, Thank you for your kind review and are pleased to read that you could live here at The Clarence. We are always extremely happy to find that guests keep coming back time and time again. Many of our guests I've now known for many years and have celebrated weddings, birthdays and anniversaries with us. I very much look... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a break after getting married. What a lovely place!! On arrival we were given a complimentary drink and had a lovely chat with the staff who were so GENUINELY friendly. We were then shown to our room, which was amazing. Spa bath (with TV! ) was great and the breakfast in the morning was lovely as well.... More

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear cbouch1, Thank you for your recent review on Tripadvisor and we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us from the service to the room and breakfast. We wish you both all the very best for your married life together. 💑 Kind Regards Jenny Brunning More

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Address: Clarence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2LQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence Hotel 4*
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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. Guests can enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival, mid-day check out and 24 Hour room service. All rooms offer Air-conditioning, King-sized bed, complimentary Wi-Fi and Movies on demand. 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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