Clarion has clearly undergone a very recent renovation, but to be honest the quality is such that it could be a new build.
The hotel offers all mod-cons and the rooms are very modern and tastefully furnished. The bathrooms actually have a full-size bath as well as excellent showers, and little things like bathrobes in the rooms show attention to detail.
I originally booked into a shabby hotel across the road - through Late Rooms - called the Cavalier, which was appalling. I saw Clarion across the road, and immediately switched my reservation.
The bar and restaurant area are clean and well presented, and the menu good. Wi-Fi is available free of charge throughout the whole establishment.More