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

Special Offers

  • 2021 June Risk-Free Deal with Free Ferry

    What better way to celebrate the start of the sunshine season and escape from the lockdown than by booking a fabulous island escape.
    June is the perfect time for all things fun in the sun, so swap your desks for deckchairs and enjoy the thrill of a sea crossing without the hassle.

    Book a Standard Double or Twin room on one of our fully flexible risk-free rates and we will pay for your Return Ferry travel from Southampton, PLUS give you our famous Clifton Cream Tea on one afternoon in our multi-award-winning clifftop garden, PLUS free parking and Wi-Fi.
    Available 1st June to 30th June 2021 inclusive.

    3 Nights Just £519.00 bed & breakfast
    5 Nights Just £849.00 bed & breakfast
    7 Nights Just £1099.00 bed & breakfast
    Room upgrades are available for a supplement. Not with any other offers or discounts.

    This deal can only be booked DIRECT by calling us on 01983 863015

    Terms: Breakfast is included in the room rate. The maximum number of total guests in a room is 2. Deposit Policy: The guest will be charged a prepayment of the total price of the reservation 2 days before arrival. Cancellation Policy: The guest can cancel free of charge until 2 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price of the reservation if they cancel in the 2 days before arrival.


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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


  • Visit England Awards -Annual Silver Annual Silver 2019
  • Visit England Awards -Visit England Breakfast Award 2019 Visit England Breakfast Award 2019 2019
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2020 Tourism South East Member 2020 2020

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* 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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