The Clarence Hotel suite


The Clarence is Portsmouth and Southsea’s multi award-winning luxury boutique hotel. The hotel joined The Mercer Collection in late February 2015.

It's conveniently located just 2 minutes' walk from The Florence Arms, which serves home cooked food locally sourced. The Clarence Boutique Hotel offers a small on-site lounge bar.

Catering strictly to adults only, this Edwardian residence has been converted to create eight individual bedrooms and bathrooms with a cosy lounge and bar plus airy relaxed dining room.

All rooms are en-suite with free WiFi, a la carte breakfast included and free on- and off-road parking. The Clarence is just a few hundred yards from the seafront and close to all of Portsmouth's major attractions, including the waterfront development of Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower and the world-famous Historic Dockyard. Both of Portsmouth's main train stations are just a 5-minute taxi journey away, and the nearest airport is a short car journey of 25 minutes (Southampton).

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Rooms from£70.00 per room per night (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)


  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Special diets catered for

Establishment Features

  • Adults only
  • Central heating throughout
  • Ironing facilities
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Night porter
  • Open New Year
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Bar
  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance
  • Golf Course close by

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Free parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Non smoking establishment
  • Seafront

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Broadband
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Four poster beds available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Ironing facilities in most rooms
  • King sized bed some rooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Short breaks available

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Mi N
      Trip Type:
      All was fine and nice staff
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 22nd February 2020
      It is not far from the pier, 35 min walk from the Spinnaker Tower. Breakfast is great, parking was also great. Staff was very helpful and nice. The room lovely, but don't take room 1 if you are a... Read full review
    • NikkiM2258
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      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th July 2020
      This weekend was our 1st foray into 'New Normal' hotel accommodation. My partner and I were in room 5, the Superior Suite. The room was amazing! Giant spa bath which was bigger than most hot tubs... Read full review
    • NewMaldenFlyer
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely place - just please fix the eggs and coffee
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 29th March 2022
      Couple on a long weekend. Rather good mid-range hotel / B&B. Friendly welcome. Lovely room on second floor. Nicely decorated, comfy, warm clean - all very nice. Couple of requests to housekeeping... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    The Clarence Hotel

    Clarence Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 2LQ

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    Opening Times

    The Clarence Hotel (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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