I've been to this hotel three times now and yes its a bit faded...
BUT its 50 yards from Lord Street, 50 from the front and has its own free carparking.
The food is excellent. Dinner ususally has five main course choices all of which are prepared and served beautifully. The bar offers snack meals and whilst I've only had one lunch there I can't fault it.
Breakfast is overpriced IF all you want is toast and coffee but for a "full English" its a fair price and served conveniently and promptly.
The room we had was lovely. I'm amazed at how low the price was (£50 per night for two) for a room with all facilities. It had a bay window with table and chairs, a flat screen TV and plenty of room. The bathroom was cramped but for one person a time was entirely adequate.
In my three visits I have never met a member of staff who wasn't helpful friendly and polite.
Downsides? Well too many coach parties and functions. Sometimes, particularly at breakfast one can feel like a bit of an accessory, but service received nevr suffered.
Why only four stars? Well the curtain rail in my room broke and at 10.00 am I asked for it to be repaired before 1.30 pm as my wife and I wanted a after lunch snooze. Repairs began, an woke us at 1.40. We weren't happy, but the repair work was done quickly by 2.05.
I really only drop off one star so that the hotel remembers that customer complaints are important.
Southport is a lovely English resort and having seen some of the other hotels believe me you could do a lot worse.
I'm going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa in Southport is noted for its exceptional range of facilities and excellent standards of service. Over recent years it has been thoughtfully refurbished to offer you the comfort you expect in the best location for a hotel in Southport. We have a choice of bedrooms including spacious family rooms and suites. Also the hotel boasts superb health club & spa facilities in Southport and a wide range of beauty and health treatments. ... more less
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