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The Clifton

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

Our room was great - had a sea view and chairs placed so that we could sit and enjoy the view. Everything was extremely clean and comfortable. Staff were welcoming and friendly and we especially enjoyed having breakfast in the wonderful garden. Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else when we return to the Isle of Wight.

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

The Clifton is in an outstanding location on historic Keats Green, next to Shanklin Chine. The sea views are fabulous and well exploited by the big windows and well tended garden. This is an old and characterful property with just 15 rooms, maintained in excellent order by professional and friendly owners. (They noticed I had left some property behind, before... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quintesstially English scenic location with idyllic views over the Channel. A simply perfect spot for exploring by bike or on foot. Friendly and accommodating staff, beautiful garden, secure bike store. Wine o'clock in the garden overlooking the sea, what more could you ask for?

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

Dear Jerry A Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time here at The Clifton, all our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Hopefully we will welcome you back to The Clifton in the future. Kind regards Zoe. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was compact, very comfortable, impeccable, very well set up, sea views. Breakfast was always excellent, as was one dinner we took, staff were very friendly and helpful. Location is brilliant close to the famous and wonderful Shanklin Chine.

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

Dear Neil S Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed everything from the views to the food served and we extend a warm welcome to come back for a longer stay soon. Kind regards Zoe More 

Market Drayton, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the island to celebrate my 60th birthday and what a relaxing place to have as your base! The breakfast choice is fantastic and when you have chosen the food is superb. The view from our room was simply stunning and would doubt that this could be improved on anywhere else on the island. Afternoon tea was also a... More 

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

Dear Daverockey1 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time here to celebrate your 60th birthday. All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We take pride in producing good quality food that is locally produced when available,... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review covers the Clifton Hotel in general and the Premier Suite in particular. This was our second holiday at the Clifton, our last one being in 2013. The hotel must have one of the best locations on the Isle of Wight. It is close enough to walk to either the promenade or town in little more than 5 minutes.... More 

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

Dear drdelboy Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed report on your stay at The Clifton. We are so pleased you enjoyed everything from the views to the food served. All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We are pleased that you enjoyed our... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an enjoyable weekend at the Clifton. The room and bathroom were very clean and my husband was impressed by the power shower. Breakfast was excellent with a great selection of fresh fruit, cereals, croissants and cooked food. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The views are stunning and it is only a short walk to the centre... More 

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

Dear FoodyFilly Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at The Clifton. We take pride in producing good quality food that is locally produced when available, All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for four nights and opted to stay full board. Our room was lovely and clean and very comfortable. The location of the hotel is ideal for getting to the shops, the beach via slope Chine and old village. We loved the breakfasts where there was plenty of choice and more than enough to eat! The evening meals were... More 

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

Dear Colin P Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are very well located to the village aswell as the beach. We take pride in producing good quality food that is locally produced when available. All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Thank you... More 

Watford
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our Golden Wedding, and we couldn't fault the service and surroundings. Our twin room was clean, and a very good size, the views from the restaurant were stunning, and breakfast was to die for, in fact the best breakfast offering in an hotel I have ever had.Very nice touch of a card... More 

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

Dear Nanwatford Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It is such a relaxing area to be in as well as a peaceful hotel itself so we are glad you enjoyed this little perk. We are honored that you choose to stay with us at The Clifton for your Golden wedding anniversary. All our staff try and... More 

Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a bit frazzled due to problems with Southern trains. But from the moment we walked into The Clifton we started relaxing. Such a warm friendly welcome. Although our arrival was over an hour before official check-in time, we had immediate access to our room. Not all hotels let you do this - even if the room's ready. The... More 

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

Dear 60straveller2015 Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed report on your stay at The Clifton. We are so pleased you enjoyed everything from the views to the food served and the service from our staff. As we are always trying to improve our services here, we are glad that you had a comfortable and relaxing... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about The Clifton

Address: 1 Queens Road, Shanklin PO37 6AN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: $124 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clifton 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
The Clifton Hotel Shanklin
Clifton Hotel Shanklin
The Clifton Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shanklin
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#4 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#12 Family Hotel in Shanklin
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