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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
Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Mini break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed at the Clarence as part of a mini break to visit the Mary Rose and Gunwharf Quays. This is a really nice hotel that provides luxury and friendly personal service without pretentiousness.
One of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in and a tasty breakfast with homemade bread.
Will definitely stay here next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for your kind words, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us as part of your trip to Portsmouth. Our beds are indeed very comfortable, and I'm glad you enjoyed our Breakfast, the home made breads are certainally proving to be popular!
I hope we'll be able to welcome you back again soon.
Kind Regards,
Paula.
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stylish, elegant, individual, comfortable and welcoming. Everything a boutique hotel should be and everything the big chain hotels are not. Staff are excellent. Free WiFi and TV if you want it. Walking distance to so e excellent restaurants. Have stayed before and will stay again. Can't fault it.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for your kind review, we appreciate such lovely feedback from returning guests. I'm glad you found us to be better than the larger hotels, its great to be able to offer everything you need for a comfortable stay and we hope to be able to welcome you back once again when you next return to the UK.
Kind Regards,
Paula.
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

What an amazing gem of a hotel, tucked away down a quiet street. Fantatic, informative and attentive staff and a great breakfast, what more could you ask for? The standard of cleanliness and quality of the rooms is second to none, thanks to all of you for making our anniversary stay a memorable one!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Yet again we were bowled over by the level of Excellent Customer Service, Hygiene, Luxury and the all round superior experience of staying at this outstanding boutique hotel.

The staff are all amazing and could not do enough for us, so attentive, yet we felt completely at home and relaxed and not bothered in anyway.

I will recommend this place over and over again and we are already looking at booking our next visit. 5* +++++

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beckenham
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Having so often stayed in the big chain Hotels, The Clarence - What a difference!!!

Here for the Great South Run. Hotel approx 400m to the start so perfect location.

Rooms and breakfast first class.

The owners could not do enough. Special mention to Jade also - she was brilliant!

Will be returning without a doubt.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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kent
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Having stayed at The Clarence twice before it was a no brainer on where to stay when we returned in October. This hotel is perfect, from the moment you arrive the service you receive is impeccable and continues until you reluctantly leave. The Clarence is a hidden treasure that anybody would be lucky to find and I am so glad I have. Thanks for a great break once again and look forward to seeing you all in July 2014 (or sooner if I get my last way)

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cumbria, UK
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had two nights at the Clarence and we cannot fault a single thing. We had travelled to Portsmouth for a family wedding and our stay topped off a fabulous trip. We were made welcome on our arrival, given a parking permit for the street outside, assisted with a taxi booking and local information for our first night, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were excellent with a wide choice and top-ups if required. Our room was beautifully decorated, bathroom facilities were outstanding and our comfortable bed to die for! We cannot praise the hotel enough. Finally, we would like to thank Paula for her attention to every detail and her warm welcome on arrival. We cannot wait to return. We just need a good excuse to do so.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Clarence Hotel

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
#7 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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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