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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 weeks ago
chris g Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelled to Portsmouth Christmas Fayre having picked up our relatives en route from Suffolk via Findon Valley,with a two night stop over at The Clarence.From arrival to departure,everything was tip top.The facilities and attention to detail were as good as most previous reviews had stated.The girls however looked after us above and beyond the call of duty,even down to demonstrating... More 

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! I'm so glad that your stay in Portsmouth was such an enjoyable one; the Victorian Christmas celebration at the Historic Dockyard has become very popular indeed! I'm so happy that you felt we looked after you 'above and beyond the call of duty' - although I'm not... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Difficult to add to the reviews here, suffice to say the room was stunning, breakfast absolutley spot on and lovely atmosphere. It's the little details that make this hotel stand out and there are plenty as other reviewers have pointed out. The staff manage to find that elusive balance between freindliness and efficient service and make you feel genuinly at... More 

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Moogman, Thank for for leaving us such a lovely review from your weeks stay with us; I am so glad to hear you describe our hotel as stunning! :) We certainly do try incredibly hard to provide excellent and friendly customer service and it is so good to know that you think we have been successful in this! I... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I needed to stay in Portsmouth for a night I turned to Tripadvisor. There was a special offer on for Sunday night and as The Clarence was ranked number 1 I decided to book it. The parking was a bit tight and I can imagine in the summer it could be a problem. There was some off road parking... More 

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HughLangley, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review! It is great to hear that you had a warm and friendly welcome and that you found your room was well appointed; all of our rooms with baths have aquavision tvs so you can watch our unlimited complimentary blockbuster movies from the comfort... More 

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

Our stay was a present from family for our anniversary and was one of the best presents we could have asked for. We were welcomed by the manager very quickly and bags were wished off to our room whilst we enjoyed a drink at the bar whilst we checked in. The room was well appointed, very warm and the bed... More 

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James E, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a complimentary review! Our gift vouchers definitely make for a special present for any occasion and it is great to hear that your anniversary present was so well received :) It is also very good to hear that you rated the breakfast so highly, we have an... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The attention to detail at the Clarence compares to a five star hotel. The attention to detail was superb even down to a parking permit. Excellent service and the best breakfast we have ever had in a hotel both at home and abroad. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Portsmouth. Gerry from Keynsham

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gerald C, Thank you so much for your glowing review. It is so fantastic to hear that you believe our attention to detail is comparitive to a 5* hotel - we really do believe it is the little extras that make a difference. Our breakfasts are all freshly made to order and use locally sourced bacon and sausages; it... More 

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms and owners are amazing !! So fab that we come back year after year on our only night off from the children. Nothing is too much trouble even down to finding non alcoholic champagne one year when my wife was pregnant. Looking forward to returning next year .

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dpaterson82, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. It is fantastic to hear that you keep returning to us and that you still find the little details of your stay so special :) We hope you can return to us again next year on your annual 'child escape' trip! Warmest Regards, Natalie Dutka-Bowskill More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for my wife birthday as well as our anniversary , we couldn't faul it very warm welcome and complimentary refreshment as soon as we got in , the bedroom was spotless and had a warm feeling to it , bed was very comfortable and the sheets smelled very fresh , Natalie made us feel at home and... More 

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bruce, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review. I'm so glad you and your wife enjoyed your anniversary trip and her birthday celebrations! It is so good to hear that you found your room to be spotless and that you were so happy with the service you recieved! We look forward... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time at The Clarence and wont be our last, we first visited last year and stayed in the Luella cherry room (which we did again this time), if you are looking for a weekend (or mid week stay) away with your better half this has got to be it, the traditional english breakfast is one of... More 

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Joe M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a complimentary review! It is lovely to hear that you returned to us for another visit! As you've mentioned, Luella Cherry is a very popular choice with our guests and it does book up a long time in advance - lots of people are very keen to... More 

Runcorn, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Clarence for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. They looked after us very well and as it was our first visit to Portsmouth, they were very helpful and explained the best places to go other than the wharf. Our room was perfect. A proper couples room with a stand alone, really deep bath in the bedroom (sounds odd... More 

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear randombreaker, Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel! It is so nice to hear that you chose to share a very special anniversary with us and that you enjoyed your celebratory break so much! Our rooms with in-room baths are very popular for couples looking for a romantic break somewhere unique - sipping champagne from under the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Clarence this week and was very impressed, room and facilities just as described. Check in unlike anything I've experienced in a hotel like this before, with a glass of wine and full description of the local area, pubs, restaurants to visit etc. Parking was no problem just outside the hotel, only comment I would make is that... More 

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OfficeatTheClarence, Front Office Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Allonetie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We're so glad to hear that your check in experience was appreciated! It is important for us to make our guests feel immediately at home, providing a complementary welcome drink to enjoy whilst we provide any tips/recommendations for what to do whilst in Portsmouth; 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*
Number of rooms: 8
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