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maidstone
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Clifton for 3 nights in a cosy bedroom with seaview. The room was lovely, very clean and the shower was very powerful. The breakfast was excellent with fresh fruit, cereal and a cooked breakfast, which will set you up for the day. The staff were friendly and very helpful, they seemed very happy in their job....

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

Dear wendy I 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. Hopefully we will welcome you back to The Clifton in the future. Kind regards Zoe

Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely west facing room (partial sea view), nicely decorated, comfortable bed. Bottled water in room. Good shower room. Evening meal in Hotel was excellent, we had steaks which were cooked to perfection and then drinks in the little bar area later. Breakfast was cooked to order in the morning - cereals, variety of fresh fruit and pastries available to help...

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

Dear Louise S 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...

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel with great sea views from the beautiful garden. The staff were great and helpful even letting us eat in the bar so we could watch the rugby. Room was great clean and comfortable . We will be going back to this hotel at some time in the future great for a short break .

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

Dear Gail O 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, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Zoe

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night on a short break to the island. The Clifton is in a fantastic location right next to Shanklin Chine and with uninterrupted views of the beach and English Channel. Very modern, attractive and tasteful decor throughout, the dining area and lounge and bar are comfortable and relaxing. We had a small "cosy" bedroom which was...

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

Dear gillgodfrey36 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us at The Clifton. 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...

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a marvellous hotel, very nice little touches, like herbal teas, great for me with dairy allergy. Bath robes, binoculars for the fantastic views (when not thick fog) :) Very warm welcome and a very nice breakfast. We would strongly recommend anyone stays at this hotel. Karen Trigg

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

Dear Kntrigg 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. It was a shame that we had the fog when you visited us but hopefully next time you will...

Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for one night this weekend, we received a very friendly welcome and we're shown up to our room. Lovely sized room overlooking the sea, a great big bed, which was such a relief as we can't bear a bed too small! The room was clean, the bed comfortable, and the end suite had a good powerful shower and...

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

Dear Chuckles001 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. Hopefully we will welcome you back to The Clifton in the future. Kind ergards Zoe.

Buntingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Sitting here in the post New Years gloom, the sky grey with steady rain falling, one's mind turns to happier & sunnier days. The very best of which I spent in this delightful hotel last September. My apologies for not leaving this review earlier. I stayed in the super duper premier suite which has views to die for over the...

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

Hello Mick J 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. We are pleased...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We booked a short 2 night stay at the Clifton, The hotel is in a get location & has the most fantastic views. The room was ideal for our visit, we stayed in a cosy double.I would recommend the full English breakfast it kept us going till lunch time. The staff were so friendly & made us feel very welcome,...

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TheClifton, Owner at The Clifton, responded to this review

Hello June. I am so happy that you found us so welcoming, we look forward to recommending even more places for you to visit on our amazing Island next time you visit. Best Wishes. David.

Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in a cosy sea view double room on the top floor which was perfect for our time on the Island. Had a meal at the hotel on our first night which was very nice and good value. We chose The Clifton as we were going to The Shanklin Theatre on the Saturday and it's just...

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

Dear Carole N Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, We take pride in producing good quality food that is locally produced when available, we look forward to welcoming you back to The Clifton in the near future. Kind regards Zoe

Reviewed 1 November 2016

A beautiful location, helpful and friendly staff, (they arranged the ferry crossing for us,) and a good breakfast. The room overlooking the bay was very comfortable and well appointed. A 2 day visit was far too short but all we had time for.

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Dear Carey W Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time here, hopefully we will welcome you back to The Clifton in the future. Kind regards Zoe

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • 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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: $108 - $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, UK
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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“seaview is a must”
 of 5 bubbles 654wendyl654, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great place if you like to walk along the sea front.”
 of 5 bubbles JuneLangley1, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Hotel over looks the Sea from rooms at the back”
 of 5 bubbles carolen543, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try room 14 for a great view”
 of 5 bubbles 892careyw, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We have had room 16 on each visit and the view from here is superb, looking across the sea and shipping traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles daverockey1, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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