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This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. With a beautiful cliff top location, The Clifton boasts views of Sandown Bay from its lounge and garden. Leading onto Keats's Green, it has a bistro that uses local produce in its menu.

Many bedrooms have views of the Isle of Wight’s coast, and some have a balcony. Each room features free Wi-Fi, a TV, radio, a private bathroom and free tea, coffee and hot chocolate facilities.

The dining room provides home-cooked food using seasonal ingredients from the nearby farmland. Special dietary requirements can be catered for. The bar stocks beers brewed on the Isle.

The garden opens onto the Coastal Walk between Shanklin and Sandown. The picturesque Shanklin Old Village is a 5 minute walk away, and Shanklin Chine and the beach are also just a short walk from the hotel.

This is our guests' favorite part of Shanklin, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Clifton has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 3, 2006

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Shanklin, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking


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4 reasons to choose The Clifton

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beach
  • Shanklin Beach

    8.5 Very good beach
    300 feet from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
    2.5 miles
  • Dinosaur Isle
    2.6 miles
  • Amazon World Zoo Park
    2.6 miles
  • Robin Hill
    5.1 miles
  • Blackgang Chine
    6.7 miles
  • Carisbrooke Castle
    8.2 miles
  • Osborne House
    9.5 miles
  • Spitbank Fort
    10.4 miles
  • Haslar Marina
    11.6 miles
  • Portsmouth Cathedral
    11.7 miles
Top attractions
  • Portsmouth Harbour
    12.1 miles
  • Mary Rose Museum
    12.4 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Shanklin Beach
    300 feet
  • Sandown Beach
    1.9 miles
  • Ventnor
    2.7 miles
  • Whitecliff Bay Beach
    4.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Southampton Airport
    23.7 miles
  • Bournemouth Airport
    31.1 miles
  • London Gatwick Airport
    57.3 miles
How to get to The Clifton from Southampton Airport
    Public transportation
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of The Clifton
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Beach
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Secure parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules The Clifton takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Check-out

7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 10 are welcome.

Children 11 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa The Clifton accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Children under 10 years of age cannot be accepted.

Children can only be accommodated in family rooms.

The hotel and grounds are completely nonsmoking.

Please note that the hotel does not accept American Express cards.

FAQs about The Clifton

  • The Clifton offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Clifton by:

    • Ferry 2h

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from The Clifton.

  • Check-in at The Clifton is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Clifton is 1,300 feet from the center of Shanklin.

  • Room options at The Clifton include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single
    • Suite
    • Twin/Double

  • The prices at The Clifton may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at The Clifton can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte