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The Clifton

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1 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
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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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Hertfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked here for a few days away before the school summer holidays start! Easy booking in process, and shown to our room, which had an impressive sea view, and binoculars were provided! Good, clean room, everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Pillows were less than fluffy though. Nice shower, although it took a few seconds to work... More 

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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a week in this charming Victorian hotel. There were so many good features that we have not experienced in far more expensive venues, e.g. a jug of fresh milk in the fridge every day, a bottomless fruit bowl with the most delicious fruit, a bottle of fresh water in the room every day. There was... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thank you for a very welcoming and comfortable stay at The Clifton. As a single lady travelling on business I stay away frequently with work and it was such a nice change to stay in a well looked after independent hotel rather than a hotel chain. My smaller double room was very nice (not overly fussed with the patterned carpet... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed during the superb heatwave at the end of June which just added to our weeks holiday at this wonderful hotel. The food was delicious with a good variety of choices for each course, our room at the top of the hotel had a magnificent seaview with the added bonus of provided binoculars. Every member of staff was extremely... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed with friends for the weekend. The hotel is in an excellent location, half way between the beach and the centre of the old town. Breakfast is excellent and the evening meal we had one night was very good.

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midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

my mum and I went into the Clifton hotel last week to sample a nice pot of tea and a piece of cake... Both I would first like to say were lovely. We sat outside in the garden just to the left of the door and we really started to relax and then...... A lady inside began to spray what... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my partner and parents for a 4 night midweek break in July. We had a lovely stay. The hotel's location must be about the best location in Shanklin. The lawn leads down to the cost path and it is a great place to sit and look out to the sea. It is easy access to Shanklin... More 

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TheClifton, Front Office Manager at The Clifton, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Thank you for your recent, wonderfully descriptive review of The Clifton and its surroundings. Room 11 is indeed how you describe it so well! The Vegetarian Breakfast Bake is a personal favourite so I am pleased you enjoyed it too. We are sorry for the delay in your order which was probably due to a few rooms arriving... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only live across the Solent in Southsea but I had forgotten how beautiful the Isle of Wight is. . . I remember enjoying Shanklin and Ventnor many years ago, so we ventured back. The Clifton Hotel was very well situated for stunning sea views and cliff top walks. The hotel was clean and quiet, the room was very comfortable... More 

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TheClifton, Front Office Manager at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay at The Clifton. We are so pleased that we were part of your rediscovery of the Isle of Wight. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another visit. Kind regards, Joanna More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very pleased with our choice to stay at the Clifton, our room had a balcony with wonderful sea views and a binocular to watch passing cruise ships, yachts etc. The bed was comfortable, fresh water,tea, coffee etc. was replaced daily. All food was of a good standard and served by competent friendly staff. We were fortunate to have... More 

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TheClifton, Front Office Manager at The Clifton, responded to this review

Dear Graham: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our Bay View Balcony room and were able to put the binoculars to good use watching the constantly changing seascape which passes in front of The Clifton. We have taken your suggestion regarding umbrellas on board and are looking into furnishing some tables with covering which would add... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt compelled to write! Reviews and opinions are a subjective, however, I think the basic requirement of a relaxing sunny weekend in the isle of Wight is a friendly relaxing atmosphere. The Owner David, can only be described as completely rude. I am a professional hard working lady and often travel overseas on business so decided to stay at... More 

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TheClifton, Front Office Manager at The Clifton, responded to this review

Dear L2050, As the Clifton’s Senior Receptionist, David has asked me to respond to your recent TripAdvisor review. I was surprised and disappointed to read your review of our hotel and although reviews are subjective, as you say, and a business can learn much from constructive criticism there are times when a business can do all it can for a... More 

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