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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at The Cliff ton. We loved our sea view room. The room was very clean. The bed was very comfortable. I had a great night's sleep (the mixture of the fresh sea air and tranquil surroundings did me good). Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Great location wise. A short walk to the high street and just... More 

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Brussels
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31 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location for visiting the Island, and we received a warm welcome. The hotel is very clean, the rooms comfortable and the staff very helpful. My sister and I had been put in a room with a double bed, and so we asked if we could have 2 single duvets. When we returned to our... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel, very clean. Gorgeous views over the sea. A short walk into Shanklin . Nice breakfast, in restaurant overlooking the sea. We used a Wowcher offer and found our stay great value for money.

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Hayling Island United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife booked this as a surprise two nights away on The isle of Wight. We stayed at the Clifton and had a wonderful time. The room and views were excellent as was the attention to detail in the service. A great place to explore after a good "full English" breakfast. We will return

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TheClifton, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hello Colin. Good to hear that you enjoyed your surprise anniversary present, we love getting involved in our guests' special days - I think we get almost as big a kick out of it as well. We will look forward to your return. Best Regards. David. More 

teesside uk
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little hotel. We booked and arrived late and they were very accommodating . Very clean and comfortable although our room was a little small . Breakfast very nice . No working wifi some problem on island we we're told. But would recommend hotel

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TheClifton, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hello vikbe, thanks for the review. I can now report that the Wi-Fi is working fine again - the techy guys have managed to fix the criminal damage inflicted on their main equipment. David. More 

Essex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Clifton at the last minute and were not disappointed . This is a lovely friendly hotel with lovely rooms, scrummy food and a fab wine list. What more could you want ? The premier suite is excellent with lots of thoughtful extras such as robes, fruit mini fridge and a lovely sea view. Would highly recommend this... More 

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TheClifton, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

How marvellous! so glad you enjoyed your last minute decision, and we look forward to greeting you again in September, we will try and think up some mote little extras in the meantime..... David. More 

Whippingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

just returned from a lovely one night break at the Clifton Hotel . Cannot fault this establishment at all . Last night we had a great relaxed dinner and breakfast was presented and tasted 1st class . Our room No 1 could not be faulted lovely tasteful decor and a good nights sleep . Many thanks to David and his... More 

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TheClifton, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Greetings, it is refreshing to hear from an Islander utilising our facilities - we look forward to welcoming you both back to The Clifton for a meal in the near future, don't forget that we now serve delicious Sunday Lunches as well as evening meals. Kind Regards. David. More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The positives: - Extremely friendly staff on our first day - A large selection for breakfast - A super-comfy and large bed - Lovely location on the sea front The negatives: - One quite moany waitress who insisted on standing over us whilst we ate breakfast and complain about how much she disliked her job and how much work she... More 

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TheClifton, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hi there, and thank you for your really honest review. I am happy to report that the 'moany waitress' has had her employment opportunities redirected, and is no longer part of our happy team. Kind Regards. David. More 

United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked 3 nights B&B using a Wowcher deal which offered fantastic value for money for a quality hotel, staff at the hotel were really helpful in confirming availabilty for our dates and kindly held a room to enable me to buy the voucher and ring back with the vouchers number, they also booked our ferry crossing at a lower rate... More 

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TheClifton, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a comprehensive review, The Clifton is indeed in the happy situation of being an ideal base from which to visit the whole Island, and there are plenty of walking routes in close proximity. Kind Regards, David. More 

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

A holiday booked at very short notice and one that we would gladly take again. The staff, food, and room were great. No hesitancy in recommending this hotel. Clean, warm, great service and in a wonderful cliff top location in Shanklin.

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TheClifton, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hello Alan, thank you very much for your kind comments - personal recommendations mean an awful lot to a small hotel such as The Clifton. Kind Regards, David. More 

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