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The Clarence Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel was quite 'a find'. We phoned ahead to say we would be arriving early, no problem 'we will try to have the room ready ' and it was. Car parked and left for whole stay, links out and about by bus were easy. Cannot fault service, accommodation and we will certainly return

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our Hotel! It was nice meeting you and we appreciate your review and kind words! Please give us a call next time you are planning on coming to Portsmouth and we will be happy to welcome you again!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Done a last minute booking to the hotel for me and my partner. The staff very helpful and polite. The rooms were beautiful. The staff recomended there gastro pub dwn the road from hotel . So went there had the best fillet steak ever . And had lamb shank food is out of these world honest. Staff are lovely and...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us! Thank you kindly for leaving us this splendid review, see you soon.

Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hotel, Marta was very helpful and nothing was to much trouble. My partner had a bad back and she offered to carry his bag for him- Thank you!! The room was very comfortable and had everything you could need with good quality toiletries. Location was perfect just a few minutes walk to the seafront and shops. Marta booked us...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lynn, Thank you very much for leaving us a 5 star review. We are glad you and your partner enjoyed your stay. We hope your partner as completely recovered from him bad back pain. Our team are doing their best to assure our guests get the perfect service, so it is really nice to read such a great review!...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful B&B. Very clean, big comfy bed, excellent shower and quality toiletries provided. Breakfast was superb with plenty of choice. Plenty of parking available. Thanks for a lovely stay we will return.

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I'm pleased you found the hotel suited your needs. I’m glad you enjoyed our breakfast too, it is very popular! Thank you for taking a time to leave such a nice review and we hope to see you again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the hotel in a couple of months, and will not be our last as we intend using it in the future on our frequent visits to Southsea. The Clarence Hotel offers a very different experience to most other hotels. Set in a pleasant, former Edwardian house the hotel has a selection of eight individually...

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you found the hotel good value for money compared to the hotels in the area. It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and the quality of the food in the buffet breakfast. It was also very pleasing to read you enjoyed the area. We will...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time I have stayed. Suitably described as a boutiques hotel - good room and excellent breakfast. The best aspect of the stay was the friendly welcome from Marta. Really welcoming and helpful, and always with a smile

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, its is great to hear that you had a memorable stay with us and thank you for praising our service. We invest a lot of time in effort to train our team to ensure the highest level of personalised service. We will defensively pass on the message to Marta. Please do not hesitate to contact us in advance...

Veryan in Roseland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a warm welcome on arrival .....a parking permit was provided . A taxi was booked on our behalf for an evening out in town. Our room was comfortable and clean , the mattress was perfect and with good quality linen. Breakfast was good .

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our Hotel! It was nice meeting you and we appreciate your review and kind words! Please give us a call next time you are planning on coming to Portsmouth and we will be happy to welcome you again!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is advertised as a Luxury Boutique Hotel but you can forget the 'luxury'. The positives are that the place is very clean and the staff very helpful. However the hotel has dated interiors and needs to be revamped. No views to speak of. For £175 for one night we had a very small room with an even smaller shower...

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Reception1113, Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

We are most sorry to read your review June having not spoken to the staff at any point during the stay about your disappointment. Whilst we are extremely pleased you found the staff helpful and hotel clean we are naturally surprised at your poor rating when you seemed happy during the stay. Your stay was booked over the phone with...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We start with a negative, but the positive will far outweigh it! We had initial issues with parking, and struggled to find street parking after being under the impression that we were the "first come" when offered parking in the limited hotel car park (2 spaces without blocking anyone), only to find that by the time we came back from...

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Reception1113, Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are very pleased you enjoyed the spa bath room and all the added features from the aqua TV to the heated floor. Thank you also for your kind comments about Josie - we are pleased she looked after you and you enjoyed the freshly cooked breakfast. I'm sorry the parking caused a little...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Booked 2 nights in one of the superior rooms. Everything about the Hotel including food, ambience, décor and service was excellent. All of our requests were attentively dealt with and we were left to enjoy a relaxing stay.

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Reception1113, Public Relations Manager at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

We are so very pleased that you had a wonderful stay with us! Thank you kindly for leaving us this splendid review, see you soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about The Clarence Hotel

Address: Clarence Road, Portsmouth PO5 2LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
Price Range: $146 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarence Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Clarence Hotel Portsmouth
The Clarence Hotel Portsmouth, Hampshire
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Portsmouth
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#3 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#11 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
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“Superior rooms are on the top floor with stairs up to the bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnJ3248BO, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Perhaps if you pay a lot more the rooms might be better.”
 of 5 bubbles Silverhighway, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No.1 - had bath in the floor!”
 of 5 bubbles 984ashleyr, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Be sure and check whether the room has a shower or a bath as the bathtubs are sunken.”
 of 5 bubbles 169eileenf, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms are the quieter”
 of 5 bubbles juliacollett, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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