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Cliffden Hotel

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Dining (1)


The Cliffden Hotel was built as a private House in 1815 for Sir John Strachan on 35 acres of grounds adjacent to the Dawlish Road. The original gardens were built in the Regency style gardens, with smooth lawns, shrubberies and trelliswork and wall-plants against the lower storey of the house. In 1988, the then current owner Dr Mules retired, he put Cliffden House up for sale with the understanding that it would be used for "greater good". The House was purchased by Guide Dogs for the blind and converted to a hotel which offer accommodation to both blind, sighted and partially sighted guests. The hotel now sits in 7 acres of landscaped gardens, and a short walk through these private grounds brings you to the glorious seafront at Teignmouth.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Great View


Full view
69Somewhat walkable
Grade: 69 out of 100
65Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
13Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
78Room tips
Traveller rating
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  • English
Popular mentions
I had not realised before my visit of the care and attention given to non sighted guests (and their wonderful dogs). This was a friendly and comfortable hotel with a wonderful garden to explore. Very friendly and helpful staff. I will be back!
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Nice friendly hotel with good service in bar. We just went for coffee and it was fine; nice coffee and tea, great service and a smile. Dining room area looked good and the grounds were lovely. Easy step to the sea with even more lovely views. Goodfor neetings.
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We felt relaxed and cared for at Cliffden. Disability was not a problem here. Good facilities for our assistance dog and easy access to garden and walks to beach, park and town- power wheelchair accessible. All staff were helpful and the rooms clean and adequate. Problems were
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Response from Scenic18666158557, Guest Relations Manager at Cliffden Hotel
Responded yesterday
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us at the Cliffden. It was a pleasure to have you and we hope you will return soon, we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Great getaway, lovely hotel in lovely grounds! Staff great, looking after all the guests with care! Our 4 days here were very good, plenty to see and do! We will certainly visit again, maybe to celebrate our 67th wedding anniversary!!!
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the building is a bit rundown with cracks unplastered and plaster patches not painted. looks shabby. the evening a la carte menu showed variety but basic items e.g. steak , pie and caesar salad not unavailable over the length of our stay.
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Response from Scenic18666158557, Guest Relations Manager at Cliffden Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay here with us at the Cliffden Hotel. We really appreciate your feedback. We are sorry some items were not available from our menu. We are currently undergoing a period of refurbishment, so do come again soon to see the changes that we have made. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Does this hotel have a lift please?
Yes, we have a lift.
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Is there parking at this hotel please?
Yes we have plenty of free parking spaces, with level access to the front door of the hotel.
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Hi is this property in walking distance of the town and beaches?
Yes, the grounds are great, leading straight onto the beach. We have had previous great stats at the hotel. Hopefully the new owners have sorted out the problems we encountered
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Would you rather run out of items then you are sure it is always fresh On the other hand if they never ran out of things how fresh could you say it was?
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Are pet dogs allowed in resturant
They are not allowed in the main restaurant, unless they are assistance dogs. They are allowed in there because they are working. Ours is not an assistance dog, so we were pleasantly accommodated in an adjoining dining room.
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"Family room had a double and single bed with lots of room."
"Rooms at the front have views of the gardens and the sea, and are way from the road."
"We had room 120 which had a sea view and a balcony."
"Just say what you want."
"Certainly room 8 is a terrible room. We'd have been better off sleeping in the car"
US$79 - US$165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandTeignmouth
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