We stayed at the Royal Clifton from 3rd April to 5th April to attend the Grand National meeting and for my wife and her twin sisters birthday.
The hotel is very well situated on the promenade and close to all the central attractions and shops and has an imposing presence. Inside the hotel has an air of an age past and appears very grand in the entrace area. check in was quick and easy. However parking was impossible at the front of the hotel and we had to park in the pay and display on the road. There was also a strong small of fish in the lounge.
We were on the second floor and our room (245) was a good size and clean although tired. Everything worked and there was tea and coffee and biscuits in the room. The view was of the wall of another hotel, the mattress and pillows had seen better days and the shower only worked if you held it in your hand.
The walk to the main shopping area was easy and flat and we had dnner in town (because of the fish smell) and returned for drinks later. There is plenty of comfortable seating in the main bar lounge (although it was fully occupied on Saturday night with a function) and drinks are reasonably priced. Our room was quiet but our friends were on the ground floor and had little sleep either night with the noise from the bar and streets.
There is a lot of choice for breakfast although some items were cold on our first day. Second day was fine.
Staff are friendly and efficient in the restaurant and bar and our room was well cleaned although we did not get our early morning call we booked on our first morning but did get one second morning that we didnt book (both couples).
All in all it is a reasonable hotel but I expcted more for £122.50 a night
- 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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