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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Fareham, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for three days to celebrate a significant birthday and the hotel was excellent, the room was very comfortable and well equipped the poem and choc on the pillow was a nice touch. The staff spotted my birthday cards and left a card for me another nice touch. Breakfast was the best we have had anywhere something for all... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

booked an overnight stay at this outstanding luxury boutique hotel prior to a visit to france. eveything from the warm welcome on arrival with the complimentary drink to the superb full cooked breakfast served by the friendly and attentive staff was excellent. the room was of superior spec and the bed extremely comfortable affording me just the kind of good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night and were upgraded to the room with the sunken bath at no extra charge, it was beautifully clean and the bed and bedding were very luxurous and comfy. Unfortunately we were only there one night and were out late as we were at a concert so couldn't really take advantage of the facilities, ie a... More

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

Dear RayandSteve, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay in July. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and also enjoyed the extensive breakfast menu that we offer and our Egyptian cotton bedding. I am sorry that you didn't want to make a call after midnight for tea/coffee to your bedroom. As mentioned at checkin... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely faultless hotel - friendly hosts, immaculately clean. Excellent quality breakfast ingredients. Nothing too much trouble. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the Portsmouth/Southsea area.

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

Dear Garden10, Thank you for your lovely review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you to The Clarence sometime in the future. Kind Regards The Clarence More

Lagos, Portugal
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night before we caught the ferry from Portsmouth. What an amazing little place. Staff extremely pleasant, nothing too much trouble. We were welcomed with a complimentary drink. The room was fabulous. Adults only was a plus. Wonderful decor and furnishings. Double jacuzzi bath with aqua TV. Still can't get over how wonderful the place was decorated.... More

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

Dear Kaz240, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I am also pleased to read that you are a seasoned traveller to first class establishments worldwide and that The Clarence truly fufilled your requirements. Many thanks and I hope to be able to welcome you to The Clarence if you are... More

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a two night stay in Portsmouth I found this hotel on the internet and wanted to stay here, the two nights I wanted was not available so we changed our plans just so we could stay at the Clarence and we are so pleased we did. On our arrival we were offered a drink of our choice and... More

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

Dear D B Many thanks for your lovely review of The Clarence. Mark and myself are extremely pleased that you felt that we have created the right balance at the hotel. It's great that you enjoyed the breakfast and the overall facilities that we offer here. Thank you for stating that you would recommend us and we look forward to... 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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