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Bristol, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just returned from a short break at the Clifton. We booked on the basis of the good reviews here and were certainly not disappointed. Well located on the clifftop with easy access from the garden to the cliff path, the hotel enjoys a quiet setting with superb sea views. We were given a warm welcome at reception, both on arrival... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and myself both found the hotel very comfortable. The room was spacious and as for the location the view was breath taking. Great weather when we were there so were able to sit in the garden and enjoy tea and cakes. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast to set you up for the day. Excellent... More 

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

Dear Abcrafts Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed the wonderful views from the garden and conservatory. All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Thank you again and hopefully we will see you at The Clifton again in the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth stay at he Clifton and the welcome and standard of accommodation (not forgetting the food in the Bistro) was as good as ever. We had had to re-arrange what was intended to be our usual fortnight in late May to become a short September break and David and his staff were as helpful as ever in... More 

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Thank Russell M
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a long weekend to revisit the Isle of Wight, all the staff are very friendly and helpful, food was excellent (though some of the portions were rather large). Lovely view from the dining room and convenient for the beach and chine and only 10 minutes to the town centre.

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

Dear Nigel W Thank you for taking the time to leave your 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 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Helpful on booking and excellent rate negotiated by the hotel for ferry crossings. "Cosy double" room adequate for three nights, then Premier Suite superb for one night. Location first rate and two minute walk from Shanklin Chine. Staff friendly and attentive. Food very good indeed. Car park a bit tricky when hotel full (steep slope) but a thoroughly enjoyable stay... More 

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Thank partridge2016
TheClifton, Front Office Manager at The Clifton, responded to this review

Dear Partridge2016 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. Hopefully... More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the Clifton for a 7 night stay. So glad we did. The hotel is in a fantastic location overlooking the sea, very close to the town centre and seafront. On arrival parking was easy in the hotels private car park and we were given a warm welcome at reception. Our room was well equipped and very clean and comfortable.... More 

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

Dear Doug141960 Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed so many aspects of the hotel. All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We do have wonderful views from the garden and conservatory. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Clifton in the... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at this hotel after looking on trip advisor and seeing it was number 1 in shanklin, we payed a little more than we usually do but thought it would be worth it, unfortunately not! The room we stayed in was a double room and the room wasn't in the best condition, our television didn't work properly and kept... More 

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Southend on Sea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly reception, lovely clean rooms, great service, good food and beautiful views, this fantastic place has restored my faith in B&B's. Will definitely recommend the Cliffton and will visit again in the near future.

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

Dear Joanne M Thank you for your recommendation. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time here and the service from our staff. All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Most guests that visit us come to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of being on the cliff top... More 

Bristol
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights, half board at the end of August. Accommodation was a spacious second floor room with bay window, which opened fully to take in the superb sea views and sea air - binoculars were provided! Food was very good, but the menu was similar each evening. Recommended.

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Thank KeithBristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The clifton is a lovely hotel in a superb position . friendly staff and lots to do in Shanklin. Plenty of restaurants in the old village.shanklin theatre fantastic shows lovely interior and very helpful staff a must do .highlight of our stay . will definitely return .

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

Dear Susie Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 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 very central to the town and the beach. Hopefully we will welcome you back to The Clifton in the future.... More 

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  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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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: $79 - $161 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#1 Luxury Hotel in Shanklin
#4 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#12 Family Hotel in Shanklin
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