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The Clarence Boutique Hotel

Clarence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2LQ England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 08/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 41 hotels in Portsmouth
Travelers' Choice
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. All rooms offer King-sized bed & Wi-Fi. 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. The Clarence is located 3 minutes walk from the Gastro Pub "The Florence Arms" serving homecooked fresh food
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Head massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Ironing service
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Polish
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Nikki M wrote a review Jul 2020
7 contributions
This weekend was our 1st foray into 'New Normal' hotel accommodation. My partner and I were in room 5, the Superior Suite. The room was amazing! Giant spa bath which was bigger than most hot tubs, with integrated shower, mood lighting, a television above the bath, very modern sink and toilet, and all spotless! The bed was a huge sleigh bed which was amazingly comfortable with beautiful furnishings. Social distancing was practiced with a well thought out breakfast routine, and the breakfast menu was amazingly decadent, offering a huge variety of options, all served by the loveliest lady. Best poached eggs ever!!!!! Special thanks to Daniel who looked after all queries efficiently, and was extremely friendly and helpful. Definitely visiting again!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Reception H, Owner at The Clarence Boutique Hotel
Responded Aug 17, 2020
Thank you so very much for your lovely kind review. We are so happy to read you had an amazing stay! For some reason we had not had notification of this review and it's made our day today! Hope to see you again soon.
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Mi N wrote a review Feb 2020
471 contributions36 helpful votes
It is not far from the pier, 35 min walk from the Spinnaker Tower. Breakfast is great, parking was also great. Staff was very helpful and nice. The room lovely, but don't take room 1 if you are a light sleeper. The matrass was to hard for me, mixed with people above I did not really sleep good.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Reception1113, General Manager at The Clarence Boutique Hotel
Responded Jun 9, 2020
Thank you for your review - we are pleased you liked the room and enjoyed breakfast with us. We are always happy to read positive comments about our lovely staff too - so thank you! I'm sorry to hear you found the mattress too hard (we use a pocket sprung medium firm mattress which suits the majority but we appreciate that no mattress type suits all). We are disappointed too that it sounds like some guests disrupted your stay - had we been aware we certainly would have managed this immediately. We hope to see you again in the future.
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EGT2913 wrote a review Dec 2019
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom23 contributions20 helpful votes
We had our annual Christmas lunch with the oldies, we were made to feel very welcome, the table was dressed lovely with the added bonus of recyclable crackers. The food was good and very good value, the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Reception1113, Manager at The Clarence Boutique Hotel
Responded Feb 29, 2020
It's great to hear that you had a good Christmas lunch and hope you had a lovely Christmas day too!
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Geka1982 wrote a review Dec 2019
Croydon, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed here at the weekend for a wedding and were really impressed with the hotel. The hotel rang us the day before to see if we had any questions and find out our arrival time. When we arrived they were so helpful and friendly. The room was great - clean, comfy bed and a tv in the bathroom! Breakfast the next day was probably one of the best hotel breakfasts I’ve had. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Reception1113, Manager at The Clarence Boutique Hotel
Responded Dec 11, 2019
Thank you for your kind review! We are delgithed that you enjoyed your stay and that you were so well looked after throughout your stay, as is our aim with all of our guests! We look forward to welcoming you again - simply book direct for the best rate.
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Karen C wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution
Couldn’t fault this hotel , we were warmly welcomed and given a friendly run down on what was nearby and nice places to eat and drink and escorted to our room which was immaculate. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. It was a lovely stay and we will certainly be back. Many thanks 😊
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Reception1113, Manager at The Clarence Boutique Hotel
Responded Dec 11, 2019
Dear Karen, we appreciate your kind words. The Clarence team take pride in providing our guests with great service and assistance during their stay! It would be our pleasure to welcome you again - our friendly reservations team will be happy to help you find a room for the best price.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Clarence Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Clarence Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The D-Day Story (0.3 miles), Southsea Beach (0.2 miles), and Southsea Castle (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Clarence Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Clarence Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Clarence Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Clarence Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant 27, The Florence Arms, and The Briny.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Clarence Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Clarence Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (1.8 miles), Little Woodham Living History Village (3.8 miles), and Portsdown Hill (4.4 miles).
Does The Clarence Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.