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A seaside retreat in Southport, Merseyside.

The Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa is a fabulous hotel in Southport that enjoys a central location on the main promenade. As well as the pleasant sea views, you'll also have the King's Gardens on your doorstep.

A traditional Victorian hotel, this seaside retreat has something for everyone. With its private patio garden, on-site leisure facilities, function rooms and beauty salon, it's a wonderful place to stay in Southport and an ideal celebration venue. Whether you're here for the weekend or a longer break, there's more than enough to enjoy at the Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa.

Just up the west coast of the UK from Liverpool, the hotel is a short distance from everything that city has to offer too including two Premier League football clubs, heritage museums and tours for the Beatles, the Albert Dock and much more.

Alternatively shop till you drop in Southport itself, enjoy a treatment or two back at the hotel, stroll along the promenade and enjoy all the seaside attractions. With on-site spa and leisure facilities, you can use your time here to get toned or just laze around, recharging your batteries after a busy day.

Relax by the sea or explore the many delights of the North West - the choice is yours at this superlative hotel in Southport, Merseyside.

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The Promenade
Southport, Liverpool Coast
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 03330 034295
AASilver CSR award from Green Tourism.


For swimming pool availability see Spa & Leisure section. Parking charged at £5 per day
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Sauna, Solarium, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is charged parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
15:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

From private dining to majestic banquets, the Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa is a fantastic place to eat in Southport. We also offer a choice of formal or informal drinking and dining facilities to suit your mood.

Chef Tony Gornell

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The Pavilion Restaurant

The Pavilion restaurant's contemporary decor and stylish atmosphere make for a delightful place to spend quality time in. Our menus are regularly updated and offer some classic fine English dishes - all made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. If you prefer, try one of our signature dishes or continental favourites. There'll always be a warm welcome waiting for you at the Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00
Weekend times may vary
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Conservatory Bar

Elegant decor and furnishings provide restful surroundings here in the Conservatory bar. Enjoy some peace and quiet in the afternoon, or relax with a cool drink whilst listening to music in the evenings. There's a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits as well as the famous Illy Coffees and a choice of afternoon teas. Its the perfect place to unwind by the seaside.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary
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Chatsworth Bar

This lovely space offers more informal dining and bar facilities. Try our tempting range of good food, from tasty sandwiches to traditional bar meals. We also offer entertainment at weekends, with a large sports screen showing major sporting events. You'll enjoy the warm, welcoming atmosphere as you mingle with fellow guests.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary

Spa & Leisure

The spa and leisure facilities of the Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa make this a fantastic place to stay in Southport, whether you want to keep fit or just relax. We also provide a full range of hair and beauty services to both guests and visitors.

Spa Facilities

Within the Leisure Club here at the Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa, our salon offers indulgent pamper packages as well as hairdressing and nail treatments. We also provide a range of beauty treatments to make your time more memorable. From head to toe, we'll take care of you in style and you'll leave feeling as great as you look.

No. of treatment rooms: 3
Minimum guests (per booking): 1
Maximum guests (per booking): 4

Children not alllowed in from 8pm monday - friday. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult

Opening times

Monday: 10:00- 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00- 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00- 18:00
Thursday: 10:00- 18:00
Friday: 10:00- 18:00
Saturday: 10:00- 18:00
Sunday: 10:00- 18:00

Leisure Facilities

  • Poolside sauna and steam room

  • Poolside sauna & steam room

  • Heated indoor swimming pool

  • Bubbling jacuzzi opening onto private patio garden

  • Fully equipped gymnasium

  • spa

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

Our health and leisure club offers everything you need to feel fit and healthy. Facilities include a superb heated indoor swimming pool, a bubbling jacuzzi that opens onto the private patio garden, a fully equipped gymnasium, poolside sauna and steam room. Come and get toned or just relax and unwind after a hectic day. You'll be glad you stayed at the Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa.

Please note swimming lessons take place Monday 4pm-6pm, Tuesday 4pm-7pm and Saturday 9am-11.30am, during these times the pool will be unavailable for guest use. All other facilities are available to guests during these times (Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna).

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We offer a range of treatments to make your time more memorable. From head to toe, we'll take care of you in style:

Type Treatment Time (mins) price (from)
Health & Beauty Facial 0 £0.00
Manicure 0 £0.00
Pedicure 0 £0.00
Tints and Lashes 0 £0.00
Waxing 0 £0.00
Massage 1 Hour Full Massage 55 £50.00
Aromatherapy Massage 55 £55.00
Back, Neck Shoulder Massage 25 £35.00
Dermalogical Facial 55 £50.00
Hot Stone Massage 55 £55.00
Mind & Body Personal Fitness Consultation 60 £20.00


Superbly located on the promenade, the beautiful Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa provides the perfect wedding venue in Southport, whether youre looking for a small intimate celebration or a large party.

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Wedding service and reception venue

Our Windsor suite can accommodate up to 200 guests and benefits from a private courtyard. It's also adjoined to the Chatsworth lounge and bar, which has a grand piano. The Balmoral suite is more contemporary, with art deco features, and can accommodate 120-190 guests. For more intimate wedding receptions, pick our Osborne suite, with its fireplace and private bar. This suite is perfect for 70-100 guests.


At the Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa, we offer a choice of wedding packages in Southport - each designed to your needs. All of the packages come with a choice of three menus: Gold, Pearl and Diamond. From wedding breakfast to evening reception meals and buffets, we cater to your exact requirements. Our patio areas also provide the perfect place for arrival drinks or a barbecue.

Honeymoon Suite

Our luxurious honeymoon suites boast panoramic views across the North West coastline, not to mention a lavish four poster bed. The ideal place to spend your wedding night, this accommodation is complimentary for the bride and groom, courtesy of the Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa. We want your special day to be everything youve dreamed about from start to finish.


Registry office:
Sefton North
Southport Town Hall, Southport, PR8 1DA
0151 934 2012

For any enquiries please call Lana Watkiss/Ruth Tittle on 01704 533771

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

Sat nav users: type PR8 1RB

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Nearest motorway: M58, J3, 12.00 miles
Nearest train station: Southport, 0.25 miles
Nearest airport: Manchester, 38.00 miles
On site disabled parking (2 spaces)

The Promenade
Southport, Liverpool Coast

What's nearby?


  • Liverpool FC (20 miles)

  • Everton FC (20 miles)

  • Wigan FC (35 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Southport Flower Show (0.3 miles)

  • Southport Air Show (0.3 miles)

  • Splash World (0.3 miles)

  • 2nd longest Pier in the UK (0.3 miles)

  • Martin Mere - Wildlife Attraction (4 miles)


  • Lord Street, Southport (0.1 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Ideally located on the promenade, The Best Western Royal Clifton Hotel and Spa makes a fantastic conference venue. We offer seven meeting spaces that can accommodate anything from 2 to 300 delegates. All our facilities are furnished to a high standard and offer natural light. We also provide free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, as well as all the equipment you need for your meeting.

The Windsor suite is a multi-functional space that can accommodate up to 300 people.

The Balmoral suite is a versatile room with natural daylight, plus a large fixed dance floor and is accessible to a private bar and patio area.

The Osbourne suite is a highly functional room with natural daylight that can seat up to 100 people theatre-style.

We offer a number of conference packages that make it easy for you to organise any meeting. These cover everything you need - from all equipment to coffee breaks, lunch and dinner. Our comprehensive all-inclusive package starts from £75 per delegate. Our day delegate package is the ideal one-day package and starts from as little as £25. And if youre staying overnight with us, our 24-hour package provides your room, all meals and full use of hotel facilities.

Available room set ups

U shape

Windsor Suite

The Windsor Suite is a multi functional space that can accomodate upto 300 people for a conference or can be used as a sophisticated venu for a gala dinner or wedding reception.

Balmoral Suite

The Blamoral Suite is a versatile room with natural daylight, a large fixed dance floor (7.8x12.3m) and accessable to a private bar and patio area.

Osborne 2

The Osbourne 2 is a highly functional room with natural daylight that can seat upto 100 people theatre style for a conference or 60 banquet/wedding.

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Windsor Suite 300 85 40 50 260
Balmoral Suite 250 100 50 60 170
Osborne 2 100 40 50 40 80
Osborne 1 60 34 24 34 40
Belvedere Suite 30 18 18 20 24
Richmond Suite 20 4 10 10 10
Boardroom 0 0 0 12 10
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0844 387 62 40


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 2320 traveller reviews
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Will not be returning

23/08/2019 Kazzalockyer, Burnley, United Kingdom

Extremely disappointing. Very bad experience from start to finish. I have stayed in this hotel many many times over the years, and yes it is very old fashioned and run down but the food was always goo... more


Anniversary & Flower Show

23/08/2019 SteveChrisJ, Llandudno, United Kingdom

Run down and tatty, nothing like the pictures on it's web site. We went to the room late. Room 141. On entering the room it was dark and dingy. Going to the bathroom I walked through a dust web acros... more

Owner Response
gmroyalclifton, General Manager at Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear SteveChrisJ, Thank you for taking to contact our customer services team at Best Western. I was very sorry to read you had such a disappointing experience, and offer my sincere apologies. I am sorry that your initial room was not appropriate for you. We have refurbished 80 of our 120 bedrooms in the last 12 months, and are working our way through the remainder as funds become available. Unfortunately the Friday prior to Flower show also endured an unusually heavy downpour which I recognise did have an impact on room 141. I am pleased we managed to arrange a room move for you. As you can imagine with flower show we were very busy with few rooms to be had., and I am pleased that reception handled the situation well. I do appreciate your comments and assure you that we continue to make steady progress towards improving the physical asset, as well as the service delivery. Thank you once again for your feedback, and should you look to return to Southport please let me know and I will ensure on that occasion you are allocated a Superior room from the start. With very best regards, Alistair

Wonderful stay in this Hotel.

22/08/2019 Steve G, Klang, Malaysia

We were very happy and amazed at the room we allocated, becuase we are both disabled we were given a room on the ground floor with a walk in shower, it was actually a three bed accomation so very spac... more

Owner Response
gmroyalclifton, General Manager at Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Steve G, Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely review. Really much appreciated. I am pleased we managed to allocate a suitably accessible room for you on the ground floor. and yes, we are blessed with many spacious rooms. So kind of you to mention the friendly, kind and helpful staff. They really are at the heart of this hotel. Thanks for mentioning Tom, who will love the restaurant manager title, and I am pleased to hear about dishes being recommended. I'm thinking you're alluding to Steph on reception. Both superstars! Thanks for relaying that from the guests perspective. So glad you stayed on for an extra night too! We will all look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Southport, which I hope is very soon. Best regards, Alistair


22/08/2019 ojay77, London, United Kingdom

This hotel is a grand old Victorian lady. In probably one of the best locations in Southport. Close to both town and pier. In places it needs a little work but we forgave her all that because of the a... more

Owner Response
gmroyalclifton, General Manager at Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear ojay77, Thank you so much for your very kind review. It really is very much appreciated. I am so pleased to hear you had a great stay and found the team to be extremely helpful and friendly. The property does have a great deal of charm, and as you suggest we are working our way through our development plans, having upgraded 80 of our 120 bedrooms to date. I'm delighted that you fell in love with the place and we look forward to welcoming you back at easter. Thank you once again. With best regards, Alistair

Family stay, close to kids pleasureland

18/08/2019 markjen2014, Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom

Stayed here when taking kids to pleasureland, great location, greeted with a professional service, room was clean and comfortable, breakfast was included in price, good buffet style, hotel is a bit da... more

Owner Response
gmroyalclifton, General Manager at Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear markjen2014, Thank you for your review, which is short and sweet! I am pleased you had a good stay and found a high level of service from the team, clean and comfortable rooms and a good breakfast. Hope to see you back again soon for another happy stay.Many thanks and best regards, Alistair


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