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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 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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'... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed one night following a stay on Spitbank Fort ,also to be recommended. Very friendly welcome great rooms and the best breakfast that we have had in a hotel! Followed Jenny's suggestion on local restaurant, the Montparnasse, which was also excellent. Have been busily recommending the Clarence to my friends and plan to revisit.

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Lilley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the warm reception (with complimentary Gin and Tonic) to the most delicious breakfast our stay was fabulous. The room was very comfortable and meant that we left the next day very well rested. Many thanks to Mark and Jenny.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The 2 front of house Ladies were a credit to their profession, and to the Hotel. Service was provided professionally and enthusiastically. The Clarence is small in size, but big on Cleanliness, Service, and Quality. Breakfast substantial, tasty, fresh, and of a high standard. Limited parking on-site parking behind closed gates; although resident permits are issued for road parking.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little hotel is just perfect! Mark and Jenny were fantastic, they made us feel so welcome :) The room was amazing, comfortable and breakfast was yummy! Will definitely be staying again and will be recommending to anyone that wants a peaceful break away (without children ;) ).

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arrived mid evening on a Saturday, was greeted by a lovely young lady who told us all we needed to know about the hotel & our room, sorted us out with a parking pass so we could park no problems, then gave us a nice surprise of a welcome glass of wine. Our bag even magically made its way up... More

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theclarence21, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MrsShears, Thank you for your wonderful reviews and we are glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our "deluxe" rooms the "Terracotta" which is one of the hotels smaller bedrooms. We try and be very honest regarding all of our rooms to avoid disappointment upon arrival. This room still boasts a kingside bed, 32 inch TV with blockbuster... More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent nights stay here on our return from France. . We arrived late on the evening to a very warm welcome and a much needed complimentary drink on check in. Our room was exceptionally well appointed with every need catered for and lots of towels. .not just the mandatory one each..The breakfast was truly delicious with a... More

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theclarence21, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lousontour, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased that after your journey back from France you had a wonderful welcome and enjoyed your short stay with us. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again next year. Kind Regards Jenny Brunning More

Ashford, Kent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly exceptional hotel which is operated by people who really care about their guests enjoying their stay. From the moment we walked in to be greeted by a complementary drink to our departure (no problem, park outside all day) we were looked after wonderfully. A minor problem with the air conditioning was fixed immediately, and (a really... More

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theclarence21, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely positive review of our little hotel. We truly care about our guests and their experience here at The Clarence. I hope that we will see you again sometime soon, Kindest Regards Jenny Brunning More

Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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95 reviews 95 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a super friendly small hotel. Mark was a great help.We had a very comfortable room but the sunken tub proved a bit unwieldy. Breakfast was nice and coffee and tea are complimentary. The location requires a taxi to get to the dock yard and good restaurants but that is really not difficult. the city seemed safe and the amenities... More

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theclarence21, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bayard H, Thank you for your review and that you found my wonderful husband Mark to be very helpful. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and if you ever find yourself back in Portsmouth myself, Mark and all the staff will be waiting to welcome you with open arms. Take care and best regards Jenny Brunning More

Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Clarence is a beautifully executed small hotel in Portsmouth. I stayed in "The Study", a quite small but very comfortable room. The room, as is the entire property, was immaculate. An excellent breakfast is included and taken and very nicely served in a bright and comfortable dining room. The hotel is about a ten-minute, £5-6 taxi ride from the... More

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theclarence21, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear R11-TA Thank you for your recent review and it was lovely to meet you. I hope you enjoyed your few days in London and had a safe journey back to the states. It was a pleasure to assist you with your luggage difficulty on the day of departure. It's not only the experience from within our property that we... 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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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth #1 Business Hotel in Portsmouth #8 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
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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. 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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