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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Having stayed 3 nights at the Clifton, I would describe it as a blend of excellent guest house and hotel. The beds were really comfortable and the rooms well appointed with extremely luxurious guest towels (better than most) and a good tea / coffee tray. Everything was really clean and the housekeeping staff were attentive and efficient. Breakfasts were a... More 

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Thank Ricarro
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We have recently returned from a fantastic long weekend at the Clifton. Perfect location with fabulous views out to sea, in close proximity to a variety of gift shops and restaurants. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the hotel is spotless. Perfect setting for a relaxing holiday; breakfast was the best we've had anywhere for a long time. We'll... More 

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Thank Verne F
Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We spent four very enjoyable days at the Clifton and were particularly impressed by the location (beautiful sea-views), delightful gardens/terrace and the quality of the breakfasts. Our room was well-furnished with a very comfortable bed and spacious bathroom (good shower) and, in fact, all of the hotel was attractive and ensured a relaxing stay. Highly recommended.

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Thank Pengowls1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have just returned from a super stay at The Clifton. The hotel staff were welcoming and friendly from beginning to end. The hotel itself is simply stunning with beautiful decor and gardens and cleanliness is clearly prioritised. The food choices are very good both at breakfast and dinner and always fresh and delicious. We were fortunate enough to eat... More 

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Thank Tracy W
Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Clifton last minute, based on the very positive reviews from previous visitors. They were not wrong! It is a lovely hotel, great location, tastefully refurbished, spotlessly clean with friendly staff who cannot do enough for you. The breakfast was fantastic, as was the evening meal - all taken in the lovely dining room overlooking the beautiful garden... More 

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Thank lizgod61
TheClifton, Front Office Manager at The Clifton, responded to this review

Dear Lizgod61 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. All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Hopefully we will welcome... More 

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

Very peaceful with beautiful views. We particularly enjoyed eating breakfast in the hotel garden overlooking the sea. Room was clean, comfortable and pleasant and the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent. Will definitely go back at some point.

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

Dear Ceri_EE Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. When the weather is good its is a real treat to sit outside on the decking over looking the bay and the garden in full bloom having breakfast we are glad that you enjoyed it. All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are... More 

northampton
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from yet another great stay at The Clifton. The hotel staff will book the appropriate Ferry of choice and on arrival you are greeted with a smile and a welcome lift with bags to your allocated room. All rooms are exceptionally clean and decorated to a high standard. The weather was hot and a fan and flat sheets... More 

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

Dear Hedgehog001 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 to sitting out on the decking enjoying your breakfast looking out over the bay and our beautiful garden in full bloom. It is such a relaxing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very restful week here. Nothing was too much trouble. All staff were friendly and attentive. Central location for the Old Village, town and the beach. The garden is beautiful with plenty of seating to look out over the cliff top, enjoy a cool drink or quietly read your book. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

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

Dear Jane H Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at The Clifton. Most guests that visit us come to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of being on the cliff top with wonderful views from the garden and conservatory. We are very well located for the... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for excellence, peace, tranquility, views, excellent cuisine & warm welcoming friendly helpful staff then look no further. The Clifton has all the above. My friend and I have just returned from a nine day stay here & we had a fabulous time, including great Prosecco each evening!! Everyone is always happy to chat or help in anyway... More 

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

Dear Sarah & Linda Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time here and the service from our staff. As we are always trying to improve our services here. All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. It... More 

Birmingham
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional style hotel with just enough modernisation to feel comfortable. Clean and well cared for with a lovingly tended garden. There is nothing pretentious about this place at all and we felt at ease throughout our stay. Convenient position and marvellous unbroken views out to sea from rooms at the front. Breakfast and meals taken in the restaurant were all... More 

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

Dear OliverFan Thank you for your review. 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, and hope that you will visit us again to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of being on the cliff top... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $122 - $218 (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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