The Clifton

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Visit England 4* Guest Accommodation. Cyclists Welcome. Walkers Welcome. Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018. VisitEngland’s Silver Award 2018 for the high quality of our accommodation.

The Clifton’s privileged location on the cliff top offers an amazing sea view and makes it an ideal retreat for those in search of tranquillity. The stunning view of the bay can be enjoyed from the conservatory, lounge and the lovely garden offering the perfect visual tonic to relax and revitalise, perhaps with a good book and an English Cream Tea, or refreshments from the licensed bar – try our fabulous Gin Menu.

Breathtaking sunrises and spectacular sunsets are available on the Isle of Wight, the ultimate experience when visiting with us must be to sit in the garden on a fine summers evening, absorbing the beauty all round, with the rhythm of the sea, the smell of salt in the air and the sun sinking over the English Channel. The garden opens out to Keats Green and the lovely walk between Shanklin and Sandown (part of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path), this also leads to the famous Shanklin Chine with a pathway down to the sandy beaches. Also within easy reach by foot are the picturesque Shanklin Old Village with its thatched roofs, and the beautiful Rylstone Gardens.

While your bedroom may be all you want, we do encourage guests to make themselves at home and come out into the lounge and bar. It is a place to meet with us and other guests for just a chat or to plan routes, day trips and generally exchange information.

From this peaceful haven you can also keep in touch with the outside world (if you really must!) with free wireless internet access throughout the hotel.


Check-in from 15.00 to 22.00hrs, check-out by 11.00hrs.

Accommodation with a fabulous breakfast choice is available.

The Coffee Bar is open through the day, as well as fresh espresso coffee you can order snacks, cream tea, or high tea.

The Clifton is a totally non-smoking hotel.

Morning newspapers available by request.


Our delightfully furnished bedrooms have been designed to provide a comfortable retreat where you can really relax. All fifteen rooms are en-suite with either a shower or shower-over-bath. Facilities include: flat screen television, hairdryer, desk fan, hot drinks refreshment trays, and eco-friendly toiletries. In the Bay View rooms we also supply binoculars for you to observe not only the cruise ships and smaller boats sailing past, but also the birds drifting by. There are no bedrooms on the ground floor and The Clifton does not have a lift.

Facilities & Features

The Clifton has 15 en-suite bedrooms ranging from Cosy Doubles to Premier Suite with balcony.

Bistro with a panoramic view of the sea, open for breakfast and daytime snacks.

Guest car park with no charges.

Free WI-FI internet access is provided throughout the hotel

Local guides and OS maps to help plan your days.

Licensed Bar with a flat screen TV.

Accommodation is suitable for leisure and business guests.

Lounge areas and garden with sea views.

Pets of any description are not allowed in The Clifton. Guide dogs are welcome.

As The Clifton is relatively small, with no suitable facilities, only children 10 years and over are welcomed as guests.

The Bistro, Bar, Lounge and ground floor toilets are all wheelchair accessible. There is a ramp to the front door.




  Bed + Breakfast
Normal Rates from £92.00
High Season from £104.00
10% Discount off all Direct Bookings made via use coupon code CLIFTON

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Adults Only
Bar and/or Restaurant
Family Friendly
Ferry Arranged or Inclusive
Fitness Facilities and/or Spa
Free Wi-Fi
Ground Floor Room(s)
Half-Board Available
Linen Included (applies to self-catering)
Off Road Parking
Open All Year
Pets Accepted by Arrangement
Sea View (some rooms)
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair User Accessible
1, Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6AN
01983 863015
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