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The Clarence Hotel
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had a three night stay at the Clarence while my husband was working in Portsmouth. The hotel room was spotlessly clean and lovely and warm. Hot drinks were brought up to our room and we were made very welcome. The room was beautifully cleaned every day and the bed was turned down at night with a chocolate left on each pillow. Breakfast was excellent, I can recommend the waffles! Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2013

Thank you for your recent review. It was a delight to look after you and your husband whilst he was working in the area and would love to welcome you back sometime in the future.

Thank you once again!

Jenny & Mark

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

My wife to be spent the night before our wedding here, and we spent our wedding night. To call it just a hotel is to not give it justice. I think the sign outside says a "Boutique Hotel" This is a family run place. The couple the run it are warm friendly people. The rooms are OUTSTANDING ! and individual. check out the website for further details. We had breakfast which was just perfect cooked with top quality produce. If you want to try something special for whatever reason this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We were only staying the one night but wished it had been longer.
Made very welcome, the complimentary glass of vino helped.
Room was verging on being too fancy for it's own good with TV screen in bathroom etc. but a nice change from the run of the mill hotel or B&B bedrooms.
Free movies on TV is a good touch but then the rooms aren't cheap.
Great breakfast and again welcoming service.
Recommend it to anyone wanting a stop over in the Portsmouth area.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

A perfect place for a perfect weekend. We could not fault either the hospitality, service, accommodation or food. We will definitely be going back. We stayed in the Monkey room at the top - room was of a good size (room for cases, shopping etc not to get underfoot). Good breakfast choice & very nice veggie breakfast. Very friendly & helpful hosts. plenty of quiet street parking right outside & free parking permit supplied. Short walk into Southsea Centre with lots of restaurants & shops & very close to seafront. Good bus service into Portsmouth & Gunwharf Quays.

Room Tip: All rooms would be quiet as it's not on a main road. You can see all rooms in detail on their w...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

The room we stayed in was so tastefully decorated, very comfortable, amazing details and features. We just wanted to stay in to fully enjoy it. The staff and the owner are truly welcoming with a high sense of service. Next time we will stay for longer.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Stayed for a night whilst attending a function in the area. Very well presented small 'boutique' hotel. Room was well equipped and liked the free movie service. Breakfast was fantastic, and service throughout spot on.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Jenny and Mark make you feel so welcome ,We have stayed B4, so knew what to expect, its like home from home ,nothing is too much trouble, beautifull room exquisitely furnished and spotless. , cosy little bar with that personal service and chat,I love the place a little gem hidden away in Southsea ,Ideal for either a walk along the beach or into Gun Wharf for some shopping and relax in the bar later,, following a good nights sleep, breakfast cooked to order with fresh baked bread, yes fresh baked, the aroma hit us as we walked in, lush,Many thanks Jenny and Mark and the team..

Room Tip: all the rooms are excellent
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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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
#2 Luxury Hotel in Portsmouth
#3 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#11 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
Price Range: $111 - $275 (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 ... more   less 
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