The Clifton



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1 Queens Road, SHANKLIN, Isle Of Wight, PO37 6AN

Tel: 01983 863 015

The Clifton


The Clifton’s privileged location on the clifftop offers an amazing sea view and makes it an ideal retreat for those in search for 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, During the day you can relax in our lounge with stunning sea views, our comfy sofas let you take advantage of daily papers, selected quality magazines, and don’t forget there is free Wi-Fi too. Refreshments are available throughout the day at the Clifton, whether it’s a cappuccino, a glass of wine from our excellent, fairly priced wine list, a G+T from our gin menu, a local beer, perhaps some nibbles or a cream tea from our cafe menu.

The award-winning garden opens out to Keats Green and the lovely walk between Shanklin and Sandown (part of the Isle of Wight Coastal Path), with fantastic views across Sandown Bay. This also leads 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.
Breath-taking sunrises and spectacular sunsets are available on the Isle of Wight. Our garden conservatory provides continuous front-row views every morning of the sunrise, weather permitting. With clear skies that lack the light pollution of many areas, the night sky is quite often wonderfully spectacular.

Our delightfully furnished en-suite bedrooms have been designed to provide a comfortable retreat where you can really relax. Single, Cosy Sea View Double, Standard Double/Twin, Standard Deluxe, Bay View Double, Bay View Balcony Double/Twin, Premier Suite. Facilities include a flat-screen television, hairdryer, hot drinks refreshment trays with bottled water and complimentary toiletries. In the Bay View rooms, we also supply binoculars for you to observe not only the cruise ships and sailing boats going past but also the birds drifting by.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 establishment.

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  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast

Establishment Features

  • Adults only
  • Central heating throughout
  • Ferry inclusive/ferries can be arranged
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Bar
  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Non smoking establishment
  • Seafront - Cliff top

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Mini bar some rooms
  • Sea View some rooms
  • Shaver Point/s
  • Showers all rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Short breaks available
  • Special provisions for cyclists


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin. From Fishbourne ferry, A3054 to Ryde, straight along Esplanade to boating lake, follow road round onto A3055 to Sandown, A3055 to Shanklin. From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin.  

Public Transport Directions

From Ryde: please either visit the train station annexed to the Catamaran or travel on the No. 2 or 3 bus route

From West Cowes: No. 1 bus route to Newport and change to No. 2 or 3

From Yarmouth: No. 7 to Newport and change to No. 2 or 3


  • 4 Visit England Stars
4 Visit England Stars


  • Visit England Awards -Annual Silver Annual Silver 2019
  • Visit England Awards -Visit England Breakfast Award 2019 Visit England Breakfast Award 2019 2019
  • Tourism South East Award -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2022/23 - Commended Beautiful South Awards Winners 2022/23 - Commended 2022
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Bronze 2023

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Early Season - March 6th to May 21st Except Easter weekend
Normal Rates - May 22nd to July 23rd + 13th Sept to 7th Nov
High Season - July 24th to September 12th

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