The Clifton

1 Queens RoadPO37 6ANShanklinUnited Kingdom
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About The Clifton

The Clifton in Shanklin, UK, enjoys a cliff location with views of the Sandown Bay. The hotel is a short stroll from Shanklin Chine.

The rooms and premier suites at the hotel are equipped with flat-screen satellite TVs, dressing tables, and beverage trays. Some units have balconies and most have views of the Isle of Wight’s coast. All rooms have carpeted floors and the family room adds bunk beds. The Premier Suite has a living room with a fully stocked drinks fridge and furnished balcony with sea views.

This non-smoking hotel has a garden, library and sun terrace. Luggage storage and fax facilities are available. Parking on site and Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel is complimentary.

The Clifton serves high teas, home-baked cakes and scones, basket meals, and sandwiches. The bar serves locally brewed beers and an extensive gin menu.

The hotel is a five-minute walk from Shanklin Old Village and the beach. It is a short drive from Sandown and Ventnor.


1 Queens Road, PO37 6AN, Shanklin, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1983)863015 | Fax: +44(1983)865911 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Direct beach access
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Lovely cliff location

Guests say that The Clifton in Shanklin, UK, forms a good base for exploring the island. It has easy access to the town and beach. The location is nice and quiet and guests say they have a wonderful and relaxing stay at the hotel and would recommend it to everyone. Owing to its outstanding cliff top position the hotel has wonderful views. Guests love that there are plenty of areas to relax in the hotel and garden. Guests say that if you appreciate a small hotel with high standards, this is the one for you.

Nicely furnished rooms; some with sea views

Most rooms besides the conservatory and garden of the hotel offer stunning sea views. Guests delighted in waking up to the breath taking views of the sun rise by the sea. The rooms are compact but nicely furnished and maintained spotlessly say guests. They like the fluffy towels and the nice little extras provided for their use in the bathrooms.

Friendly staff; great food

The staff is friendly and attentive and guests say they make their stay really comfortable and memorable by their hospitality. The Bistro serves delicious home cooked foods. Guests say that there is no compromise on either the quality or in the range of food both in the three-course dinner and the full English breakfast at the hotel. The cocktail bar is small but attractive and cosy, and guests like playing cards while sipping their drinks.

Negative Reviews

Rating Overview

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8.6 /10
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8.6 out of 10 based on 112 reviews