Clifton Hotel, Shanklin
19th Century hotel offering a choice of rooms including a family en suite some with sea views.
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- 19th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- Free car parking (on site)
- No smoking
- Minimum age 10
- Historic Property
- Free broadband access
- Outdoor terrace
- Garden furniture
- Book library
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Iron/ironing board
- Hair dryers
- Central heating
Food and Drinks
- Continental breakfast (included)
- English breakfast (included)
- Lunch available (at additional cost)
- Dinner available (at additional cost)
- Recommended walks
- Beach (walking distance)
- Pub (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
The Clifton's privileged location on the cliff top offers amazing sea views and makes the ideal retreat for those in search of tranquility.The hotel has stunning views of the bay that can be enjoyed from the conservatory lounge and the garden where you can take advantage of the wonderful sea air and refreshments from the licensed bar and bistro.
Choose from single, double, twin or family en suite rooms, some with sea views.
History to the present day
The Clifton was built in the late 19th century as a 'Gentlemans Residence' when Shanklin was a booming Victorian Spa resort, however we have a picture of The Clifton from 1913 when it seemed to be letting accommodation, and certainly know that in 1921 it was being run as a boarding house by a Mrs Clark and her two daughters. Later additions include the conservatory with views across the garden and out to sea.
Food and Drinks
Breakfast is served Monday - Sunday 8.00am 9.30am. The hotel serves a full English breakast and buffet with a wide range of cereals and fresh fruits. Situated adjacent to the Isle of Wight Coastal path and open daily from breakfast time the Bistro is a very popular venue for residents, visitors and locals alike, featuring a daily fresh fish specials board.
The menu features a wide range of refreshments including freshly made coffees and delicious hot chocolate, the superb choice of wines is complemented by traditional ciders and beers in addition to freshly prepared dishes: sandwiches, light snacks, delicious cream teas and tasty meals including fresh fish and local produce, a little persons’ menu is also available.
Grounds and gardens
The garden leads out to the picturesque Coastal Walk between Shanklin and Sandown (part of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path) with fantastic views across Sandown Bay, also leading to the famous Shanklin Chine with a pathway down to the sandy beaches. Within easy reach by foot are the picturesque Shanklin Old Village with its thatched roofs, and the beautiful Rylstone Gardens.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: The Clifton, 1 Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6AN, United Kingdom
Address: Clifton Hotel, 1 Queens Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6AN
Check In: 3.00 - 10.00pm Check Out: 10.30am
Directions: To get to The Clifton from any port come via Newport, then first follow signs to Sandown. Ignore signs to Shanklin about 2 miles past Newport and again at the mini-roundabout in Apse Heath. In Lake (9 miles from Newport) turn right at the T junction, where the road is marked Shanklin.
After a mile, go half left at the Five Ways traffic lights signposted Ventnor. This is Queens Road. The Clifton is at the far end of Queens Road on the left.
From Ryde via Sandown, simply follow signs to Shanklin and the directions from the Five Ways lights.
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