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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 4 days ago
sweeney61 Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I have just spent part of our honeymoon here and we were staying in the gold room. As other reviewers have mentioned we were greeted by a very friendly staff member who offered us complimentary drinks whilst we got checked in, and then escorted to our room to which our luggage had already been taken. We were... More

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

Dear sweeney61 Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially on such a special occasion. Thank you for complimenting our wonderful staff who are always working so hard to try and ensure that our guests feel comfortable and well looked after whilst they are staying with us. I would... More

Jersey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights when I cam to Portsmouth for a friends wedding and cannot speak highly enough of the rooms and indeed the staff. We arrived quite late but were treated to a welcome drink and a friendly service. The breakfast that was included was as good as any I've had and the choice was... More

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

Dear Paullewisjersey, Thank you for your lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us when you were attending your friends wedding. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards Jenny Brunning More

Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice welcome. Room generally comfortable and clean. The bath proved difficult for my husband. Possibly a bath mat might have helped. We should have asked! Water pressure was poor but that was explained. No drink facilitates in the room but they did provide free tea and coffee at the bar. Good position to visit Portsmouth

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

Thank you for your recent review and that you found the Clarence to be comfortable and clean. I am sorry that your husband found the bath to be difficult, had you told us at the time of your stay we would have provided you with a bath mat immediately. I know that Paula our General Manager offered you another room... More

Pontivy, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the reception on arrival with a courtesy G&T to the checking out procedure this was an extremely pleasant experience. The staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming the rooms comfortable, the beds excellent and the breakfast a real treat. We were over from France at the end of a tiring couple of days shopping and the hotel was just what... More

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

Dear John W, Thank you for your lovely review and comments regarding our beds, breakfast and the lovely experience that you encountered. It was great to get the opportunity to speak to you both before you left the hotel and I hope you managed to get all your DIY stuff to take back to France? I do hope to be... More

LOndon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed one night to attend a wedding in the area. Couldn't have asked for a friendlier welcome and loved the welcome drink. Room was spacious with a very comfortable bed. Sunken bath in the room was unique and the location is amazing. Breakfast was fantastic and we were give a parking permit to use for our stay plus a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in the Luella Cherry room for 1 night on the 7th of April. Hotel is immaculate, service is immaculate. So relaxing and peaceful. Breakfast the next morning was amazing, so much to choose from and was delicious. Will definately be back.

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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review I'm delighted you enjoyed our amazing breakfast! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Clarence soon! Kind Regards, Paula. More

Staines
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a midweek break to visit the attractions of Portsmouth. The hotel is very modern with nice touches and served an excellent breakfast. The hotel is not located that close to the Gunwharf Quays and it would be a long walk if you didn't want to drive but the local taxi service was very prompt and quite reasonable.... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked direct with The Clarence as you can pick the room right for you. 8 Individual rooms with different bathroom configurations so make sure you check the style. Welcome was lovely and we were offered a complimentary drink, bags were taken to our room - Room 8 Monkey Room, 3rd floor with an upstairs wonderful, fully tiled smart bathroom... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on Mothers Day so we could visit The Mary Rose exhibition the next day. We had a welcome drink on arrival and whilst we sat and drank them our bags were taken to our room. The room was lovely. It was beautifully decorated and the ensuite was very spacious. Breakfast the next morning was absolutely fantastic. It was... More

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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend. The home made breads certainally are popular and if you liked the Maple & Pecan Bread you must come back again to try the malted fruit one! I look forward to welcoming you back to The Clarence soon. Kind Regards, Paula. More

Rainham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Wife and I stayed here on the weekend of the 28th March 14. On first impressions this was not the usual type of Hotel we would normally book. By that I mean an international chain with a flashy entrance that often is not matched by service. On arrival however we could tell immediately that this was whilst different, would... More

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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of your stay here at The Clarence last weekend, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. I look forward to welcoming you back soon to try the fabulous 'Wild at Heart' Room with in-room sunken bath and Aquavision Television (the chain hotels don't have those either!!) Please rememebr that to book a specific... More

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Additional Information about The Clarence Hotel

Also Known As:
Clarence Hotel Portsmouth
Address: Clarence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2LQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
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
#10 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence Hotel 4*
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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