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The Clifton

1 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
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Ranked #5 of 55 hotels in Shanklin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for the second time and it was wonderful again! Nice staff, delicious food, a wonderful garden, clean and cosy hotel....and all that in one of the most marvellous places in the world - Shanklin.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed in the hotel for 2 nights, very clean rooms, first hotel in my experience with toothbrush and shaving kit provided, breakfast with milliondollar seaview, 5 minute walk down to seaside, 10 minute walk to high street, very beautiful seating in the back of the hotel, I will definitely recommended to stay in Clifton hotel.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were looking for few days of quite and a relaxing time.The Clifton Hotel provided us with just that.The staff were great and very helpful.The Breakfast choice was excellent.Rooms clean.The Sea view and the location of the Hotel was great.Would recommend this Hotel any time.Will sure visit again.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked the Clifton hotel at Shanklin because I remembered what a beautiful village it is, and very central for touring the Island. It also has a train station you can buy an all day ticket from to tour the eastern side and the steam railway too. The staff at the Clifton were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were... More

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

Hi Denise. Glad we managed to play a part in your de-stressing. Love your images of our sunsets, we are lucky that they are quite beautiful - along with the sunrise! Hope we welcome you back for some more rest in the future. Best Regards. David. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I had a wonderful time staying at the Clifton in Shanklin, which we got a Wowcher deal for. The room was big and comfortable, and breakfast was great. My friend especially loved the Danish pastries! You can see the sea from the Clifton as well, and walking along the beach and in the chine was lovely. The... More

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

Hi Celine. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, hope you enjoy the rest of your time in the UK as much as you enjoyed Shanklin. Regards. David. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we had a short break hotel amazing staff very professional but exceptionally friendly. Food was very good value and of high standard. we said we would recommend place to family friends. Room very clean and breakfast unbeatable good choice

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

Hi Steven. We like to think you made a good choice too....... hope we are able to welcome yourselves as well as your family and friends to The Clifton soon. Kind Regards. David. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service room lovely and so clean . Nothing to much trouble. Would go there again and again. Breakfast choice amazing . Views from dining room a joy. Staff very helpful and friendly. We stayed there for two nights wished it was longer. Beach and old village walking distance

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

Hi Sue. Thank you for such an amazing review, we are pleased that you enjoyed the breakfast - Carys has put a lot of thought into the menu selection. Hope we see you again soon so we can thank you personally. Regards. David More

Slough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

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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:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#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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