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The Clifton

1 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
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Ranked #6 of 55 hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Sarahjh12 Slough, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Slough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hotel, we were made to feel very welcome the staff were so friendly and helpful, the bed was so comfortable and the food was amazing will definitely be returning. Lovely sea views and great location with excellent access to the beach.

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi Sarah. Thank you for taking the time to write a super review, glad to hear you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us. I will let the staff know of your comments. Best Regards. David. More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yet another excellent stay at the clifton, from the phone conversation to leaving after a three night stay, anything i requested wasn't too much bother, A very enjoyable stay though out, Thank you again too David and the staff, hope to return soon

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi Garry. Thank you for taking time to write a review, glad to see you enjoyed the Premier Suite - it is a bit special isn't it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards. David. More

Lymington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a few nights away from it all. The Clifton Hotel with its lovely sea views was perfect. Our twin room was large, very clean and comfortable. Hospitality tray very good. We needed extra pillows because one of us had a head cold, on request they were delivered within 20 minutes. Extra's in the bathroom were an added surprise.We... More

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi Paul. Wow!! what a review, we are all so happy that you both enjoyed your stay so much. Carys does make a bit of an effort to ensure vegetarians have a nice selection to choose meals from. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Clifton in the future. Best Regards. David. More

london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a term's study, we want to travel around those coastal cities. So we, 6 girls, stayed in Shanklin for 3 days. This hotel is clean and cozy, with very good service! A double room was decorated several months before, so we can smell the paint. Then the host was so nice, and let us switch this room to a... More

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi Wenyue. Glad to hear all you girls enjoyed your break from studies so much at The Clifton. The fish and shellfish on our daily specials board are sourced fresh from our local suppliers, with some of it caught by local day boats. The crabs come from the next bay round the coast. Hope we see you again while you... More

Maidstone Kent
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed a few days of peace and quiet and The Clifton provided this. Run very efficiently by very friendly people and staff who actually care, this hotel is an oasis of tranquillity. Overlooking the sea in a wonderful sea front position, forget the car and turn left or right outside the gate and you have beautiful seafront walks. I... More

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi Eddie. WOW!!! - Thank you so very much for this fabulous review. It is so gratifying for both of us and all our staff when we read such praise. Nothing Better. It's good to hear that Mrs Eddie enjoyed her veggie meals so much, Carys does try to provide a decent choice - especially her breakfast bake. Thanks again... More

Ludlow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just spent a very pleasant two nights at the Clifton and would highly recommend this perfectly located and run establishment. The hotel is spotlessly clean and very stylishly furnished and the dining area has wonderful sea views - although not enough to distract from the very good cuisine! There are unexpected and very welcome touches in the bathroom... More

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi Bev. Thank you very much for such a marvellous review - who could ask for more?! Best Regards. David. More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is perfectly located, its a few minutes walk to the Old Town which is a very quaint area and 2 minutes walk to the sea front. Its also very close to the Chine. Our room (Bay View) has a fantastic ocean view, it faces east so the sunshine came pouring in each morning. The room was extremely clean... More

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi Steph. You are absolutely correct, we are so lucky to be in such a perfect location - yet it is still so tranquil in this little corner of Shanklin. Glad I could help with the on/off switch! Hopefully we will welcome you back again to soak up the ocean views. Regards. David. More

Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back for a second visit - and every bit as good as the first. Beautiful location, a warm welcome, breakfasts to die for and an extensive and interesting bistro menu. Someone in the kitchen certainly knows what they are doing. If you are lucky enough to get a sea-facing room the view is stunning. A charming hotel, efficiently run with... More

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi athlete9. Glad you enjoyed your second visit this year, Carys certainly appreciated your comments on her cooking - her face is now even more smiley! Hope your builders have finished now. We look forward to you making it a 'hat trick' this year. Kind Regards. David. More

England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very friendly, spotlessly clean hotel situated on the cliffs in Shanklin about 100 yards from Shanklin Chine. It is also very close to Old Shanklin Village, a couple of minutes walk. The food is excellent with a good choice served in a delightful dining room overlooking the sea and it also has its own bar. My husband... More

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hello J6tarot. Thank you so much for your kind words. Our housekeepers were very happy when I showed them this review - they really appreciate it when their hard work is noticed. Best Regards. David. More

County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful stay at the Clifton.We were made very welcome and were upgraded to a beautiful sea view room which was much appreciated. The location and views were fantastic,the owners very friendly and the food amazing.We would like to return sometime soon.

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David B, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hello Susan G. Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed the views from our Bay View room - it really is stunning isn't it. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards. David. More

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Also Known As:
The Clifton Hotel Shanklin
The Clifton Hotel
Clifton Hotel Shanklin
The Clifton Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
Address: 1 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#14 Family Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clifton’s privileged location on the cliff top offers an amazing sea view and makes it an ideal retreat for those in search of tranquility. The Conservatory Bistro offers a stunning view of the bay which can also be enjoyed from the lovely garden offering the perfect visual tonic to relax and revitalise, perhaps with a good book and an English Cream Tea, or refreshments from the licensed bar. Local is Best……with prime farming land all around us and a host of specialist growers and producers making the most of it, we usually have access to plenty of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as quality fish and meat. The garden opens out to Keats Green and the lovely walk between Shanklin and Sandown (part of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path) with fantastic views across Sandown Bay. This also leads to the famous Shanklin Chine with a pathway down to the sandy beaches. Within easy reach by foot are the picturesque Shanklin Old Village with its thatched roofs, and the beautiful Rylstone Gardens. ... more   less 
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