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A seaside retreat in Southport, Merseyside.

The 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 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, Lift to all floors, Restaurants, Sauna, Solarium, Spa Pool/Jacuzzi, Twenty Four Hour Service
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 theRoyal 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2372 traveller reviews
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Afternoon tea

11/10/2019 Jessica H,

I took my mum for afternoon tea when we arrived we was told to go into the conservatory stood there ages with no sign of any staff after looking round for ages we finally found someone. The conservato... more


Leisure break

11/10/2019 emyr310,

Hotel slightly dated, but clean & tidy. Room was good, just a bit small! Friendly & helpful staff. Good size pool. Breakfast was a bit pricey. Wetherspoons nearby.Handy location for waterfront leisure... more


well located hotel with fantastic staff, and lovely food, will certainly be back again.

10/10/2019 Chris P, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

I booked the royal Clifton hotel for my 92 year old mother as a birthday treat, she had never been to Southport or Liverpool and was looking forward to her stay, and I am very happy to say she enjoyed... more

Owner Response
gmroyalclifton, General Manager at Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Chris P, Thank you so much for your very kind comments. I am so pleased your Mum had such a great Birthday and that we were able to be a part of it. Your feedback has come to me both directly and online, so a big thank you for recognising the teams efforts and providing a candid yet positive perspective of the hotel. I do hope to see you back again soon, Alistair


09/10/2019 chrismK9161CK,

To be fair, all of the staff I encountered were friendly, helpful and enthusiastic. It must be difficult for them because this was a depressing and uncomfortable experience. It is about 40 years past ... more

Owner Response
gmroyalclifton, General Manager at Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear chrismK9161CK, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Firstly, thank you for recognising the teams efforts, considering your overall thoughts. Regrettably we have endured some water ingress, and are therefore undertaking some work on our roof. This is evident on some of the guest corridors. Fortunately, few guest rooms have been impacted and those that have are taken off market. This will no doubt be the damp you mention. Please be assured this is being addressed and once the roof works are complete we will make good all of these areas. Our owners have refurbished 80 of our 120 bedrooms in the last year, including corridor carpets on most bedroom floors.We do have plans to replace ground floor carpets in the near future, having already purchased the carpet. We are in the process of arranging further areas to be laid. I was concerned to read your comment about the food in the corridor. The floors are cleared each morning by housekeeping, again in the afternoon and a further sweep during the night. I will be raising this issue in todays team meeting to ensure those schedules are maintained effectively and a proactive approach it taken. Our breakfast buffet contains a wide range of hot and continental options and on the whole we receive positive feedback, so I am sorry it did not meet your expectations. I will certainly revisit this area to ensure that good standard is maintained consistently. Thanks again for your feedback and my apologies that you did not have such a positive experience. Best regards, Alistair


06/10/2019 Adele G, Crewe, United Kingdom

Asked for a sea or garden view didn't get it, said you got bottled water in room didn't get that either, luxurious toiletries are not very luxurious! Food was average.On a positive note gentleman who ... more

Owner Response
gmroyalclifton, General Manager at Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa, responded to this review
Dear Adele G, Thanks for your review and i am sorry you were disappointed with your room and amenities. I do appreciate the kind comments regarding the member of staff on the front desk. Its difficult to identify you from your review, but if you felt inclined, please do email me on gm@royalclifton.co.uk with ref to your booking requests so that I can look into your reservation and requests. With best regards, Alistair


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