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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Promenade, Southport PR8 1RB, England   |  
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Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Southport
Chorley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Comfortable hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

A real stately building but seems a mammoth refurb task which is yet to be completed so the plumbing gurgles, the fittings are dated and the floors squeak. But our overnight stay was comfortable in a good sized room with a pleasant view of gardens. Staff were helpful and pleasant. Buffet breakfast good too.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Stayed at the Royal Clifton for four nights. Staff very friendly and helpful,food excellent in both choice and quality.Only complaint was small bedrooms with little storage room and hard beds.
Staff were very friendly and always very helpful. Would have appreiated a little more entertainment in the evenings.Breakfasts were particularly good.

Room Tip: Ask for ground floor or not to distant from entrance.(It is a long walk to the lift!)
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kinross, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Stayed at the last minute on business, at a great rate direct with the hotel. Reception over the phone excellent and same on arrival; other hotels in Southport could learn from that! Had to park on road outside due to function on at hotel; parking free when regsitering and free overnight outside. Had a front room overlooking the promenade. Room was a wee bit tired and the bathroom is at the stage of needing renewing, but for the money, the water was hot, the shower good and th towels spotlessly clean. Overall I think the hotel is a 3.5; it's better than some and the staff help. Would i stay again I ask myself, and the answer would be YES.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

A very nice hotel if a little old fashioned. It could do with some money spent on it.We found the majority of staff very friendly especially in the restaurant, however there were a few who looked rather bored and couldn't raise a smile. We went with a local coach party whowould have liked some entertainment (personally I wasn't worried) .All they could provide us with was a game of bingo and a quiz after some prompting.A duo did perform some music one night and they were very good.. However we were told that plans are afoot to do some alterations and provide some more entertainment. The choice of food although limited in choice (probably because we were on coach trip) was excellent quality and extremely delicious. I enjoyed my stay here although there was some noise from a local nightclub which the hotel are trying to stop. I would recommend this hotel for a short stay.

Room Tip: make sure you get ground floor room if not able bodied as there are many stairs to negotiate.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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generalmanager77, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay, I will share with the team your comments, we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Once, this was a nice hotel. One day, it will be a nice hotel again. But for now it is tired, noisy, a little dirty... you get the picture. Staff very good though. Time to get the cheque book out, Best Western!

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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generalmanager77, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Thank you for your feedback, we are continually improving and refurbishing and have plans to maintain this programme until all areas of the hotel have been completed. I do hope you will return to the hotel and see these improvements in the near future.
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Derbyshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
57 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

The Royal Clifton at Southport has a lovely, old-fashioned way about it. The staff are helpful and pleasant. Perhaps the bars could keep open a little later, 10:45 is a bit early, but I suppose when the elderly of coach parties have all gone to bed that is likely. There are other pubs nearby so not a great problem. I read other comments about difficulties with parking, I am not the best of drivers and found it perfectly easy – a chap who looked to be in his late eighties and was slow in other ways backed his large car into a space in one attempt. If you find parking (at the front of the hotel) difficult perhaps it is time for further lessons!
We ate here and used the pool/Jacuzzi/steam room/sauna, all was well.
Would return without hesitation.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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generalmanager77, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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manchester
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

A party of 52 spent the weekend on a Linedance weekend at the Royal Clifton arranged by myself and my wife. It was the best weekend we have ever arranged everything ran smoothley without a single complaint thanks to the wonderful service provided by the very efficient staff at the hotel. Food at breakfast and dinner was excellent with a very good choice well prepared and served. Would definately recommend a visit to this Hotel for service and value in a great location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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generalmanager77, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Address: The Promenade, Southport PR8 1RB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Southport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Southport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Clifton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa in Southport is noted for its exceptional range of facilities and excellent standards of service. Over recent years it has been thoughtfully refurbished to offer you the comfort you expect in the best location for a hotel in Southport. We have a choice of bedrooms including spacious family rooms and suites. Also the hotel boasts superb health club & spa facilities in Southport and a wide range of beauty and health treatments. ... more   less 
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