We were a family party with four rooms, staying two nights over the weekend mid July 2011, and the hotel was quite full. The new owners this year have renovated the hotel nicely, all rooms comfortable (some double rooms had bunk-beds for children) though there were some small teething issues such as no wifi broadband, not really a problem, and a blocked washbasin pipe which was quickly fixed. Breakfast was full English, or salmon omelette and other egg variations.
Nearby within walking distance are some great pubs for food, The Steamer Inn being particularly friendly and enjoyable with huge portions of beer battered cod.
Overall a very pleasant stay, and we would recommend the hotel to others as we believe the new owners are making great improvements.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clifton's privileged location on the Shanklin cliff top offers an amazing sea view and makes it an ideal retreat for those in search of tranquility. The stunning view of Shanklin bay can be enjoyed from the lounge and bar, where light meals are available all day. We also cater for gluten free diets. In the award winning cliff top garden you can also take advantage of the fabulous sea view, warm Isle of Wight sunshine, wonderful sea air, and 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Clifton Hotel Shanklin
- Clifton Hotel Shanklin
- The Clifton Shanklin, Isle Of Wight