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“Terrific 2 night stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Cliff House
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Terrific 2 night stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

We had a wonderful 2 nights here. First night in Dover and second in Portland. Same price, Dover bigger but Portland has the sea view. I would say if staying for one night stay in Portland, longer go for the larger room. I thought the owners pitched everything just right. They were welcoming and friendly and we both felt very relaxed there. All the staff were wonderful and the location was terrific. For dinner we both had the twice cooked cheese souffle for starters on both nights as it was sooooo good and the chef was kind enough to hand write out the whole recipe! How good is that? The fish was disappointing. We did however eat there on both nights as we were tempted by their very reasonable Friday fish and fizz night. For the money you cant go wrong and I think the fish is better battered. The only thing disappointing that night was dessert the Pavlova. A Pavlova isnt a lump of hard meringue and cream. However chefs change all the time don't let this put you off, its a fab place and we recommend

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Our first stay at The Cliff House but not the last. As previous reviewers have said the rooms, the food and the service were all very satisfactory. But the view from our sea-view bedroom was a memorable experience - perfect summer weather also helped! Yes, we too will be back.

Room Tip: A sea-view room costs a little more but is worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Rooms were very clean, staff were extremely attentive, and views were amazing. You absolutely get your money's worth. I would recommend this hotel any time of the year! The food was exquisite. Perfect location for a long walk along the ocean side, as well as close to the New Milton train station. Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

A delightful setting, the sun drenched cliff top at Barton was set out for welcoming drinks, the menus looked most appetizing and the service was both relaxed and efficient. Locally-sourced food gave a delightful, leisurely four-course meal which was balanced, most attractively presented and splendidly rounded with a Loire wine was an excellent match for the food.

We have been here before and have never been disappointed, but this was an evening to rank with the best in this neck of the woods [or should we say "corner of the forest"?] A case of "Gold Stars all round", we say

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

we chanced this hotel online because it was opposite the Needles on the IOW. It proved to be everything we wanted and more. Friendly, good service, clean spacious room with, YES excellent views across to the Isle of Wight. Beautiful location and seafront. we will be back!

Room Tip: Just ask for a room with a sea view!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thurrock
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have never stayed in a Hotel with such a warm and friendly welcome it felt as though I was a family friend rather than a Hotel guest.
The decor is attractive, the views of the Solent and Isle of Wight are incredible particularly when dining.
The food was wonderful, apparently sourced from local produce where available.
Great value for money
I enjoyed my stay and look forward to going back soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

Took my in-laws and my wife to the restaurant at The Cliff, where they have previously eaten many times. As they are of the generation that never wants to make a fuss, I didn't say anything at the time, but when we got home and they said the food was tasteless and the choice uninspiring, I wish I had said something earlier.

I had thought that it was just my tastes and given the generally elderly clientele I just took it to be that I was not part of their target audience. But clearly not.

We won't be going back from choice.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Cliff House

Property: The Cliff House
Address: Marine Drive West, Barton-on-Sea, New Forest National Park Hampshire, New Milton BH25 7QL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest National Park Hampshire > New Milton > Barton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Barton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Cliff House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Independent Restaurant, Bar & Rooms. Stunning Cliff Top Views, Friendly Service, Delicious Food. Eat, Drink & Sleep. ... more   less 
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