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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed for 2 nights in July by myself while visiting friends in Portsmouth and attending an event in town. If your reading the reviews and thinking its too good to be true, be assured it isn't. On check in the staff where friendly and immediately make you feel welcome and offer a complimentary drink, unfortunately I had some delayed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed at the Clarence for the night before and the first night after getting married. Fantastic room, service and staff. Nothing was too much trouble and the breakfasts were to die for. They even popped a congratulations card in the room whilst we were getting married. Thanks to all! Neil & Laura

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Sutton Coldfield UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a 2 night break to celebrate my wife's 40th. Booked this based on Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. It is tucked away in a quiet back street but 5 minutes walk from the sea front and 5 / 10 minutes walk from the town centre with a good choice of restaurants. The welcome was... More

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Bolton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually write hotel reviews and I take other people's with a dash of scepticism! However this hotel is a "WOW" We would be delighted to return at some point in the future. We loved our time here. The staff (owners and employees alike) are more than prepared to go the extra mile to give their guests a perfect... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Clarence for one night. Arriving very late l was greeted in the most friendly way. My room was awesome with the bath in the bedroom. Room 6. The vegetarian breakfast was gorgeous ! The owners have gone to amazing lengths to get perfection at this boutique hotel. Can't really imagine staying anywhere else !

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

Dear Christopher9911 Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding The Clarence bedroom "Follow your Heart" and vegetarian breakfast. When we created The Clarence we wanted something special that no other hotels in the area offered. It has been extremely hard work but brings us great satisfaction that 97% of our guests would recommend us after their stay. It's great that... More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I booked a two night stay in the Luella Cherry – Superiro Room with Spa bath. We booked on line with relative ease and were personally contacted by the hotel with conformation. The e-mail was a wealth of information, from hotel extras to local restaurants. We arrived having caught a taxi from Portsmouth Harbour, £6 fare. We... More

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

Dear Laura A Thank you for your great review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Luella Cherry Hydro Spa room and that you found everything to be perfect. We all strive for perfection and it's really important to all of us that guests enjoy their experience here at The Clarence. Thank you once again and... More

Mansfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped at The Clarence with our 2 friends after a recommendation from another good friend - my boss who frequently stays at The Clarence upon his business trips to Portsmouth. One word - wow! It's simply stunning... The rooms are amazingly clean & smell fantastic!! We stayed in Room No 1 with the sunken bath -... More

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

Dear Cat and Matt, Thank you for the lovely review you posted on to Tripadvisor. It was lovely to meet you all and it's especially nice to be able to put a face to your name when you call up to make future reservations for Paul. I hope you enjoyed the music festival in Southampton and that we get the... More

Westbury, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic rooms excellent breakfast and you get the full VIP treatment from the moment you arrive to the last minute of your stay with cases being carried to your room a free complimentary drink chocolates left on your bed and free movie channels and nearly every room has a very special bath or shower accompanied to it. Immaculately kept and... More

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

Dear Martin C Thank you for your wonderful review and we are all happy that you enjoyed your brief stay with us. Thank you also for your lovely comments about Natalie as she has only been with us for a short time and is proving to be an asset to our special boutique hotel. We hope to see you both... 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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Amenities

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 #9 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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