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The Clarence Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Clarence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2LQ, England
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Ranked #1 of 39 hotels in Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
StuInSutton Sutton Coldfield UK
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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 3 days ago NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Neligan-D Wow, wow, wow!!! Thank you so much for such a glowing review of our (ADULT ONLY) "boutique" hotel. Yes, we are proud to be different from other hotels in the area. We may not have the sea view but why would you want that when you have everything you need for a romantic stay within your room. Air... More

Bromley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank you for your great review! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel, especially after your stay on the Spitbank Fort which you also both enjoyed. It's great to hear that you thought my breakfast was one of the best that you had in any hotel. :) I have already spoken to John at Montparnasse... More

Lilley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear Stuart B Thank you ever so much for the wonderful review. It was great to get to meet you both whilst you were staying. I know it was only for the one night but I'm sure we will see you both again soon. Thanks for your email informing us of your recent engagement which took place on the Isle... More

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 2 weeks ago

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

Dear Philip P Thank you for your recent review and I am pleased that you found both Natalie and Jade to be professional and courteous. It's also great that you enjoyed your breakfasts as I remember you commenting on how lovely they were at the time of your stay. We hope that you will return sometime in the near future.... 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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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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