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“Fabulous. First class. Amazing attention to detail”
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The Clarence Hotel
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Portsmouth
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“Fabulous. First class. Amazing attention to detail”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed just the one night but came away feeling relaxed and pampered. The room was amazing, service fantastic and the food to die for. Little touches throughout the stay made us feel like royalty.

  • Stayed January 2014
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your short stay with us. It was great that you felt pampered and relaxed and enjoyed the special touches that the Clarence provide.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Regards

Jenny & Mark
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Having just returned from tour this is exactly what we needed. Jenny and Mark are the perfect hosts, warm, welcoming and friendly. The boutique itself is luxury, every thing is finished to the highest standard. Our room was stunning, with only the best quality fittings and furnishings. We had the most fantastic nights sleep. Free wifi, films and a TV near the free standing bath- Bliss.

Breakfast was tasty and plenty to choose from, with that homemade good quality feel.

Thank you Clarence we could not have asked for a better first night back in the UK.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thank you for your glowing review! It was a pleasure to look after you both on what was a very special evening. I hope that you will come back next time to experience one of our other unique rooms, or maybe you prefer the same room "Follow your Heart"

Take care and hopefully see you both soon!

Warm Wishes

Jenny & Mark
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Very nice hotel the rooms are lovely owners very friendly.
Would recommend to friends
The breakfast was lovely all freshly cooked
Air con in rooms
Free internet
Free parking
A good experience would definitely stay again

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank david840
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Hopefully we will get the chance to welcome you back again the next time you are in Portsmouth.

Regards

Jenny & Mark
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in January for a joint birthday treat. We stayed in the gold room, and also the luella cherry room for our last night.
We would recommend both but the cherry room and it's jaquzzi bath was amazing. Very comfortable, lots of movies to watch, great breakfasts, great staff and most of all its by far one of the friendliest and relaxing hotels we've visited.
This hotel is great if you want to spend some quality time together, plus there is plenty of things to do nearby.

  • Stayed January 2014
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Chloeakaflo,

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to welcome you both to The Clarence for your short winter break, especially as you both don't get too much time together. It was great that you found The Clarence luxurious and comfortable with great food and staff.

Take care for now and we all look forward to seeing you both again sometime in the near future.

Warm Wishes

Jenny & Mark x
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Firstly we would like to thank everyone for such a pleasant stay in this lovely hotel. Mark and Jenny have cut no corners in delivering chic boutique and have definately gone that extra mile and then some.

All the staff are welcoming and friendly and you are made to feel at ease the minute you walk through the door. Whether it be the welcoming drink with such a choice, or the local map provided, its almost as if they trip over themselves to help. We found the customer relations tentative, personal and caring. Gee's turndown service and message on pillow was a lovely little touch.

The more you look around the hotel the more you notice the fine detailing and choice of colours, realising a whole lot of thought and effort has gone into making the clarence "The Clarence" without compromising the character of this edwardian building.

Everything seems to flow and blend and worked really well for us.

The breakfast and service truely is amazing and really is cooked fresh for you.

We have come away wanting to recreate the dishes we had but will not just so we can return sooner.

We cant emphasis enough how great a place this is.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Thank you for the great review. It was our pleasure to look after you both and ensure that you enjoyed your stay here at The Clarence and found everything to your satisfaction.

We really enjoyed talking to you both before your check out on the Sunday morning. As you don't live too faraway from Portsmouth, hopefully we will see more of you.

I hope that things are well on the farm and look forward to catching up soon.

Best Wishes

Jenny & Mark xx
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stay at Clarence House B&B in January 2014. The hosts were warm, friendly,welcoming and professional. Accommodations were clean, modern bright and cheerful. Breakfast was good.
Highly recommend this site.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Booked a 2 night stay. Cannot recommend enough. With only a few totally individual rooms you get very personal service. Complimentary drink on arrival which was a nice touch. Room was lovely and clean with a large bathroom upstairs which included heated floor, large bath, double sinks and a separate tv. Free internet and movies.Breakfast was freshly cooked to order aswell as all your usual bits. All in all we had a great time and we look forward to returning.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Property: 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
#11 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. 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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