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Cliffden Hotel

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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
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Room Service
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Concierge
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
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Ocean View
Great View
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
69Somewhat walkable
Grade: 69 out of 100
86Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
14Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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This was my 3rd visit to the cliffden. I love the gardens here and the building is beautiful. But do feel though that inside could do with some attention.The floor on the corridor is very squeaky and can be quite annoying if lots of people walk by your room when your trying to
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Response from Scenic18666158557, Guest Relations Manager at Cliffden Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your feedback, we really do appreciate it. We are so glad you are becoming a regular visitor to the Cliffden, but sorry that you were not entirely satisfied. Our new owners are committed to fulfilling the Cliffden's full potential and we are currently undergoing a period of refurbishment which will last for several months. The outside of the hotel has already been painted and we have lovely new signage. All the rooms on the ground floor have been redecorated and we have all new beds coming in by the end of this month. Our improved restaurant menu is also being put in place from the end of January, with more vegetarian choices, so do come back soon and see how we are getting on. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Very quiet & as a consequence not a full menu choice. However we come regularly & have always been very satisfied in the past. The staff are always very friendly & helpful. I found the bedroom to be too hot despite turning the heating off & window open.
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Response from Scenic18666158557, Guest Relations Manager at Cliffden Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us here at the Cliffden, Jenny. Apologies that the full menu choice was not available, our new menu with much greater choice is coming in this month, so do come back soon and let us know what you think. The balmy temperatures here can sometimes mean the rooms do get very warm and all our rooms are equipped with fans, but unfortunately the weather is out of our control! We are so pleased you are a regular visitor and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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A large yet very comfortable, traditional and welcoming hotel. Decent indoor pool and expansive gardens leading down to gate to the sea. Ideal for solos, couples families and dog owners. Generous breakfast buffet.
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Response from Scenic18666158557, Guest Relations Manager at Cliffden Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Cliffden. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Fabulous location with lovely grounds and a good sized pool. This is not like a chain hotel with acres of glass and chrome and it is a bit shabby in places but for a three star hotel so close to the sea with a lovely garden we found it a real gem. Comfortable, clean, reasonably
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Response from Scenic18666158557, Guest Relations Manager at Cliffden Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us here at the Cliffden. We are so pleased you enjoyed our unique hotel and our lovely gardens. The hotel is undergoing a period of refurbishment over the coming months, and we hope you will come again soon to see how we are getting on.
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I have been going to this establishment since the 70's, and it never disappoints. The family ie Geoff & Gerry & family seem to always keep abreast of the times. Everywhere is immaculate, the ladies toilets even supply lovely liquid soap & hand cream, everything us ladies could
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Response from Scenic18666158557, Guest Relations Manager at Cliffden Hotel
Responded yesterday
Thank you for your great feedback, but we think you may have the wrong establishment! Our small bar is run by Rob and his team, and although he too is a funny man who is also entertaining and welcoming, he is not part of the Dawlish community as our hotel is in Teignmouth! We do hope you continue to be a very satisfied guest of the hotel you have been staying at, but do feel free to pop in to the Cliffden on your next trip to Devon!
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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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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
I'm sure its guide dogs only.
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"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"
"Choose a front facing room no traffic noise."
"choose the family rooms or the two rooms with balconies overlooking the grounds,"
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PRICE RANGE
US$80 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandTeignmouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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