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St Helier, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is ideal for the coastal path and a short walk into Shanklin Village. The staff could not be more helpful or friendly. We had a meal in the Bistro which was excellent and had a delicious modern twist. My gluten-free needs were amply catered for, right down to a gluten free biscuit in the room. I can highly...

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Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my mother to Shanklin for a trip down memory lane. When we arrived we found that he owners of the Clifton had thoughtfully anticipated that my mother was elderly, and had upgraded our room to so that she did not have to climb too many stairs. So we had a free upgrade to a more convenient room with...

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

Dear Alison L Thank you for your recommendation. We are pleased that you and your mother 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. We take pride in producing good quality food that is locally produced when available, Hopefully...

london
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, right by the coast. My room had a nice view of the sea. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Well situated for restaurants. Great spot to go running by the sea, with some nicely challenging hills. Would definitely recommend!

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

Dear richw32 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. We are very centrally located for the town and the beach. Hopefully we will welcome you back to The...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Clifton has enhanced our stay in the Isle of Wight. The staff are warm and friendly, happy to help. The rooms are spacious and modern, and make you feel most comfortable. Cannot fault the hotel and its owners, the only downside is price of breakfast but not an issue or concern as the location offers a diverse range of...

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

Dear keish K Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at The Clifton. As we consistently get rave reviews for our breakfasts we were surprised to hear that you thought that our breakfasts were too expensive. You get a varied choice of fresh fruit, cereals, pastries...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful little hotel with the most spectacular views out to sea! The staff are very helpful and friendly, the rooms are super clean and the beds are very comfy! Oh and the shower was amazing!!! On both days we looked forward to heading back to the hotel for a pot of tea in the wonderful conservatory lounge area enjoying the...

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

Dear Jen394 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, its always nice to hear that our quests enjoyed their stay with us. Our conservatory does have lovely views across the bay....

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently lodged at this fine upstanding establishment for five splendid nights, from the minute we checked in nothing was too much trouble, Zoe on reception is the proverbial welcoming friendly face absolutely ideal to revitalise the most discerning weary traveller, and just for an added bonus the owner is a reincarnation of Richard Attenborough. We booked a small double...

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

Dear 94588863 Thank you for submitting such a thorough and complimentary review following your recent stay with us at The Clifton. Your comments are much appreciated and it particularly makes us proud that we are your "Perfect place to stay". All our staff try and help wherever possible to ensure guests’ stays are as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Hopefully...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel has perfect location - with superb sea views and close to the ild village of Shanklin. There is a lovely foot path, just in front of the hotel, so that you can just go out and have a stroll along the costal strip, with views from the top. Shanklin Chine is just 2 min walk from the hotel....

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

Dear Kalin P Thank you for your recommendation. 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, we are pleased that our lounge area made you feel at home, and the views are stunning from our location on the clifftop. We look forward to...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to find. Great location. Less than 10 minutes walk to the old town, where there are great eateries, or to the coast path. Very helpful, cheerful staff who were happy to help and offer suggestions about where to go and what to see in the area. Den was more than happy to carry suitcases up to our rooms when...

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

Dear 522gilli Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at The Clifton. 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. We...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got a last-minute room here at a bargain rate. There is secure storage for bicycles. Excellent plumbing (shower like a jet wash). Spotlessly clean and as there's no children under 10 it's a good hotel for those of us that like peace and quiet. Excellent breakfast. I would stay again and probably will.

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

Dear Joseph C 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 look forward to welcoming you back to The Clifton in the near future. Kind regards Zoe

Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel lovely location the staff are very pleasant and helpful. Nice sized bedroom nicely furnished and clean. good food and handy for old and new Shanklin. If you enjoy a good walk then the coastal path is nearby Either way along the coast.

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

Dear eaton302 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. We take pride in producing good quality food that is locally produced when available. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Zoe

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  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: €91 - €153 (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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“The bay view rooms are worth booking for the wonderful sunrises over the sea.”
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“Pick a large room with sea view.”
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“Uninterrupted sea views from rooms at front of Hotel.”
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“There are no lifts, so choose carefully if you have mobility or health problems”
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“seaview is a must”
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