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The Clifton

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
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Ranked #6 of 55 hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Haywards Heath
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to the Clifton and it really does tick all the boxes for us. The location is just about as good as it gets, and the sea facing rooms (recommended) really do have fantastic views of Shanklin Bay and the sea beyond. Binoculars are thoughtfully provided in these rooms, and there is plenty to look at!... More

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Dresden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, directly on the top of the cliffs. Just 2 or 3 minutes walk to the beach. 5 min to the Old Village, which is also very nice with a lot of little shops and restaurants. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Really amazing is David, the owner, and his team. Very friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a wonderful... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed at the Clifton the staff were amazing and nothing was too much trouble and they made us feel very welcome, the rooms were beautiful and could not fault the food or the choices that were on offer, the location of the hotel is in a perfect setting and the views were stunning will definitely be returning for another... More

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

Hello Bev, lovely to hear that you will be returning soon for another dose of The Clifton magic. We seem to be accumulating quite a few returning guests, which reassures us that we seem to be getting a lot right - but we are still intent on improving even more. Best regards until next time. David. More

Stafford, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stayed at the 'Clifton Shanklin' in the ''Balcony Bay View Room' on a 'Half Board' basis between 08/08/2014 - 15/08/2014. We could not fault the Hotel in any way whatsoever !! The Seafront location is second to none & near to both the Beach & Shanklin Old Town, with its numerous Pubs & Restaurants. The... More

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

Hello Andrew and Deb, brilliant that you enjoyed your first stay here so much. Carys thoroughly enjoyed reading your eulogies about her cooking! We will look forward to your next visit. Be good till then. David. More

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very disappointed with the hotel. The man, I think he was called David did SO not want to be there, I am guessing he might be the owner? He was very reserved and at times abrupt, not great attributes for a hotelier! Perhaps he was just tired? I found the carpet in our room was not hoovered and... More

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

Greetings. Such a shame that your view of The Clifton seems to have been clouded by a small mistake by one of our housekeepers - quickly rectified by Olivia who then assured me that all was now well. I can only suggest that readers of this review switch to the positive reviews from all our other guests. With regards to... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the Clifton about three days before we went. My darling wife found it on late rooms, but I phoned them direct and got a better rate and cheaper ferry travel. It is much nicer to speak to a human rather than click and buy. Beautifully straightforward email confirmation and ferry ticket delivery. Arrived at the hotel and had a... More

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

Thank you Paul for such a fabulous and thorough review. Glad you had a wonderful time on our Island, and we certainly concur with your reasoning in holidaying in the UK. Hopefully in the near future the Island will have a broadband network to match the mainland - well we can but hope! Best Regards. David. More

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Clifton Hotel is in a wonderful setting, looking out over the sea. A short walk provides the beach in one direction and Shanklin old town in the other. The hotel itself was comfortable clean and the rooms were stocked with tea coffee and biscuits on a daily bases. Staff were very friendly and helpful and when asked were keen... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, as you point out we really are very fortunate to be in a such a perfect setting. It is always good to hear positive comments about all our staff, they all work hard to keep The Clifton clean and welcoming for our guests. We hope to welcome you back in... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took me a while to find a hotel that didn't look like it was going to be full of older more retired folks. I came across the Clifton and the reviews and photos looked great. We stopped for a weekend in July and it was brilliant. The hotel was clean, the food was excellent and eating your breakfast looking... More

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

Greetings - and thank you for a fabulous review. We do worry a little about our cosy doubles, but as you intimate they are fine for a short break when you have the incredible views from our public areas to make the most of. Please give us a call when you are planning to return in order to ensure a... More

Newhaven, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service, lovely room, friendly staff, pretty garden and great views ... you could not ask for more. The weather was very hot during our stay so we were glad to have a room with a balcony and the electric fan provided was a lovely touch so typical of this hotel. Breakfast and dinner were good with plenty... More

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

Hello Wendy. How wonderful that you found everything here to your liking, our staff here do all work hard to create a 'home from home' for our guests so I love it when I can show them a review which inspires them even more. Thank You. David. More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We chose this hotel based on good reviews in Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. Very clean throughout the hotel. Food very good. Very friendly. We had bay window and the views out to sea were good. HMS Ocean anchored directly opposite hotel. Queen Mary II and other cruise liners passing by.

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

Hello Alex. Thank you very much for your review. Wasn't it a brilliant experience training the binoculars on HMS Ocean! Hope we are able to welcome you to The Clifton again sometime. Regards. David. More

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Address: 1 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clifton 4*
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The Clifton Hotel Shanklin
Clifton Hotel Shanklin
The Clifton Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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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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