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“A nice little gem in Portsmouth”
Review of The Clarence Hotel

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The Clarence Hotel
Ranked #1 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

It was a pure coincidence I found this place mainly because every other hotel was booked up due to some football game.

Very nice place, situated in a quiet side of Portsmouth. Excellent service as well, was greeted with a complimentary drink while I filled in necessary details.

A minor negative for me was that the room was a bit small (executive double), especially the bathroom (without the a bath), but everything else about this place makes up for this minor shortfall.

Biggest plus is their freshly cooked to order full english - absolutely brilliant!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2012

Thank you for your review and comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and in particular your breakfast which I think is one of the most important factors of staying in a hotel. All our rooms are individually designed and most with quirky features. We try and advise people to book direct with the hotel so that you can choose a room that suits their needs. If you book a particular room on our own website then this is the room that you will be allocated.

Once again thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future.

Regards

Jenny & Mark Brunning

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Stayed here for 1 night only and wished it could have been more. This is 'boutique' as it should be from the individual rooms to the personal service. Front-of-house Amber was outstanding, the complimentary drinks on arrival setting the tone for the whole stay. The room with its free-standing, very deep bath and fluffy bathrobes was warm, comfy, clean and above all functional with a good selection of TV channels and free, efficient wifi. Breakfast was hearty, perfectly cooked and included in the rate. Free off-street parking completed what for me was my hotel stay of the year so far.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thank you for your glowing review. All our staff work exceptionaly hard to provide the highest of standards that we are proud of. It is always nice to hear that guests enjoy our free up to date movies-on-demand and high speed internet access. I do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

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Jenny Brunning

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay. We received a lovely welcome with a complimentary drink of our choice which went down very well after a long journey. The rooms are stunning and very clean and comfortable , the staff are very friendly, breakfast is excellent and overall this is a first class hotel . I would highly recommend a stay at The Clarence, sheer luxury.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SueH38
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thank you for your recent review and positive feedback. We will look forward to welcoming back to "The Clarence" where we would hope that your stay will be just as wonderful.

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Jenny Brunning

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This hotel is delightful and the service and food exceptional! To be perfectly honest I'm writing this review whilst reluctantly packing my bag to go home. Welcomed with a complimentary drink of my own choice and have to say as a mother of 2 the hotels choice not to accommodate the under 18's was lovely :-)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank Marmite43
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am always delighted to hear when guests have enjoyed our hotel and they have had such a good time that they write a review whilst they are still here. This means alot to us as hoteliers who are very proud of what we have created with "The Clarence". I hope we get the opportunity in the future to welcome you back.

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Jenny & Mark Brunning

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Just returned from 3 day break at this hotel. Everything was just perfect. The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. We stayed in the Gold and Bronze room, it was wonderful, bedlinen and towels changed daily as was the complimentary toiletries. The lounge, bar area and breakfast room were first class as was the food and service. The owners were not there during our stay but they should be very proud of their staff. The recommendation of Sopranos restaurant was a great result, we enjoyed a wonderful meal.

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thank you for your kind review and I am sorry that we were not here to welcome you to our hotel on this occasion. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff looked after you throughout your stay. Hopefully next time when you are in the area I will be able to welcome you myself.

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Jenny Brunning

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

warm welcome with a drink as well. Rooms are fine and well appointed with nice toiletries,fluffy robes and slippers. As you would find in a much more expensive luxury hotel. Breakfast is excellent and overall very good value for money.

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1  Thank royvocking
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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed the experience and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

It was a shame we arrived late and had to leave early.

We arrived on bikes in the dark and rain and were immediately made to feel very welcome.

This hotel gets everything right.

A very minor point is that although the bikes were in a safe place it would have been nice if they could have been put under cover

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1  Thank tony&marilyn
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OfficeatTheClarence, General Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2012

Thank you for your lovely comments, I am delighted you enjoyed your brief stay. Hopefully next time we will be able to welcome you for a longer stay.

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Additional Information about The Clarence Hotel

Address: Clarence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2LQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#1 Luxury Hotel in Portsmouth
#3 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range: $97 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. All rooms offer Air-conditioning, 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 group's Fine Dining restaurant "The Kitchen" serving a stunning menu or the group Gastro Pub "The Florence Arms" serving homecooked fresh food ... more   less 
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