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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We recently stayed in your hotel at the end of february with my boyfriend. It was a lovley and very welcoming, i could not fault this hotel atall. The service we recieved was helpful and everyone was very welcoming. We will deffently be staying there again in the summer when it gets hotter so we can enjoy the sites of...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you for your lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back again later in the summer. Kind Regards Jenny Brunning

Essex, England
Reviewed 14 March 2014

A lovely little hotel and the owners and staff were very nice and helpful. We used the hotel as a base as we were visiting family nearby and spent a few days looking around the attractions that Portsmouth offered. The hotel was lovely and there wasnt really anything that you could fault apart from a few niggles: But first let...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear voakly, Thank you kindly for the lovely review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in February. Wtih reference to the tea and coffee making facilities, yes this has always been something that some guests find a little bizarre. We offer free unlimited freshly prepared tea, coffee and biscuits in our lounge area, this may...

london
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Recently stayed at this hotel with my wife. It is impossible to fault this hotel. From the minute you arrive the service is excellent. The environment and service would put some top level hotels in the shade. The owners have a great eye for detail and every thing about the hotel is quality. I am not easy to please but...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and comments. I am pleased that we met your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you back, now that you have retired. Many Thanks Jenny

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We had a friendly welcome last weekend. The hotel has interesting rooms and the owners are very careful to ensure that the standards are kept up. Much thought has been put in to providing an unblemished stay. The breakfasts were lovely. The sea was close and many of the sights restaurants and interesting areas were within easy walking distance. The...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jackie B, Thank you for your kind review and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us last weekend. We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Clarence sometime in the future. Kind Regards Jenny Brunning

Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed here for my birthday and stayed in the red room... I thought it was amazing down to every last detail.. I loved that when you checked in you were greeted with a complimentary drink, then when we got to our room it was so well presented and the bath.. Wow it was fantastic!!! The breakfast was great in...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Kirsty G for leaving such a nice review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed The Clarence breakfast. We have such a wonderful esplanade which runs from Eastney, Southsea down to the Old Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays. Of course the weather last weekend was wonderful and I think most of our...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

My wife booked this for my birthday, and from the outside we were slightly nervous about what we had booked, all this changed the moment we walked in, the staff are amazing and very welcoming and the room we stayed in was beyond anything we had expected, I would stay there again and we are thinking about going back in...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GraemeDillon, Thank you for your review and I always say "don't judge a book by it's cover" it's the ones that look good on the outside and never live up to expectations on on the inside that have to worry. All our staff work exceptionally hard to maintain the high standards that the Clarence pride themselves on. We are...

New Milton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This was our second stay at the Clarence, we had a wonderful time. We were greeted by Mark and Jenny, the owners, who are both lovely. Mark took our bags to our room whilst Jenny checked us in and gave us a complementary drink in the bar area. We stayed in the 'Monkey Room' this time ( the first was...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review and it's always a pleasure to welcome back returning guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us once again, hopefully you will be able to try another room the next time you come to visit. Take Care! Jenny

Jersey C.I
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Found this small hotel on Trip Advisor and fully endorse the top mark ratings. Our stay was only for one night but would loved to have stayed longer. Breakfast scored as well if not higher than some five star hotels. Lovely warm welcome from the owners, who have instilled their own personal high standards throughout, cannot recommend this hotel highly...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and comments! It was lovely to look after both of you on your very short visit to Portsmouth. Thank you also for your nice comments regarding breakfast. I hope that everything went well when you picked up the dogs and that they are settling in back in Jersey. We look foward to being able...

Reviewed 4 March 2014

This was our second stay at the Clarence and we will definitely be back. The hotel is beautifully decorated, elegant, charming and immaculately kept. The service here is so good that it shames that of most other hotels we've ever stayed in. Mark and Jenny are welcoming and chatty hosts, extremely attentive and thoughtful but never intrusive. Nothing was too...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your choosing the Clarence for your recent visit to Portsmouth It is always nice to see returning guests, it tells us that we are doing something right. Thanks too for the nice comments regarding the service that we provide. We always strive for perfection, nothing less! We hope to see you again soon! Kindest Regards Jenny &...

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Really lovely hotel with all different rooms which make it unique. We stayed in the wild at heart room which was beautifully presented and the bed was very comfy. We especially liked the deep bath which was sunken into the floor, you could watch the free movie channels whilst having a soak. It is a very friendly hotel and we...

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OfficeatTheClarence, Owner at The Clarence Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Regards Jenny Brunning

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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: €105 - €228 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portsmouth
#2 Luxury Hotel in Portsmouth
#3 Business Hotel in Portsmouth
#11 Family Hotel in Portsmouth
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Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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