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I stayed at the Cliffden Hotel from 4th December until 9th December with a group of nine visually impaired/blind adults, plus three guide dogs. What a wonderful experience. We visit twice a year as an ordinary hotel wouldn't cater for these disabilities. The staff are on hand to meet our needs at all times. There is an area for the...

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Bournemouth
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lisa and I have just come back from an excellent two night stay at the Cliffden Hotel, service is so much better. Our room was clean and tidy, the food was excellent and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We will always return.

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Karen S, General Manager at Cliffden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Cliffden. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you have noted some of the service improvements. Thank you once again and I look forward to seeing you again soon at the Cliffden.

lincolnshire england
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a five day break at the cliffden hotel and i must say i was very impressed from start to finish.the hotel was warm and friendly every one who worked there was really nice very help full and couldnt do enough to make your stay very relaxed nothing too much trouble.The rooms were warm clean and comfortable and a...

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Karen S, General Manager at Cliffden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Cliffden Hotel. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us last week and found everything including the food enjoyable. We very much enjoyed welcoming you to the Cliffden and hope to see you again soon. Thank you once again.

United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Cliffden Hotel whilst visiting family in Teignmouth. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The hotel accommodates for those with a visional impairment. Staff were very polite and helped guests to their reserved tables, they brought their breakfast to their tables and even asked if they would like their tea poured for them. One lady...

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Karen S, General Manager at Cliffden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of the Cliffden hotel. I am very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and the location. We do welcome well behaved dogs, and they are permitted in the lounge, but not the bar or restaurant areas. I hope that you will visit the hotel again in the near...

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my nine year old son as an overnight stop, en route to Cornwall. I decided to stay here so my son could go swimming during our stay. The hotel is quite battered and desperately in need of a refurbishment but the staff were absolutely wonderful. They were all so friendly and welcoming and this definitely made...

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Karen S, General Manager at Cliffden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the Cliffden Hotel. The Cliffden Hotel is a traditional seaside hotel nestling in 7 acres of mature gardens and offering a 14m indoor pool. We have begun a program of bedroom refurbishments, starting with the family rooms with glorious views of the sea from the balcony. The décor will...

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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Excellent three day break at this hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed - good service, good food and great rooms! It does very well exactly what is says it does and our fellow guests were great too. Planning to return as Teignmouth itself is a charming seaside resort and deserving of a second visit. Thank you to all the staff at the...

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Karen S, General Manager at Cliffden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of the hotel. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we will be able to welcome you again soon to the Cliffden Hotel.

Thirsk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Having received information that this hotel may be sold off by Action For The Blind we took advantage of a 3 night B&B and evening meal offer. We found the hotel to be very good but also have the following observations:- - It is the first hotel I have ever stayed in where there wasn't a bed side table on...

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Karen S, General Manager at Cliffden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Firstly the Cliffden is much less compact than the Windermere with another a further 12 guest rooms in a very different layout. The original hotel was increased in size in 2000 and designed taking into account the needs of visually impaired guests including access to fire exits. Vision hotels ensure that we never...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I go up to the cliffden about 3 times a year with my Dad who is a blindie, my cousin who is a half blindie and my brother who is a sightie. As a half blindie myself, I find the facilities at the cliffden very helpful and feel very at home there because of that. I have made loads of...

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Karen S, General Manager at Cliffden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review for the Cliffden Hotel. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and look forward to welcoming you all again soon.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Came here for a 4 night break with family, one of whom is partially sighted. The hotel is easy to find and in a good location, lovely gardens and really near the sea front and town and used to be a private home at one time so is not purpose built for sight impaired guests. There is some dark wood...

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Karen S, General Manager at Cliffden Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Cliffden Hotel. Your comments have been taken on board and we will be providing some retraining for staff for some areas of service. Thank you once again for your review.

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a week in early September 2016. Some of the staff and volunteers were lovely and helpful and the location excellent, but overall my stay painted a picture of disorganisation, chaos and unprofessionalism. I had to make several phone calls to different staff members to book my stay to begin with as they could not calculate if...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cliffden Hotel was built as a private House in 1815 for Sir John Strachan on 35 acres of grounds adjacent to the Dawlish Road. The original gardens were built in the Regency style gardens, with smooth lawns, shrubberies and trelliswork and wall-plants against the lower storey of the house. In 1988, the then current owner Dr Mules retired, he put Cliffden House up for sale with the understanding that it would be used for "greater good". The House was purchased by Guide Dogs for the blind and converted to a hotel which offer accommodation to both blind, sighted and partially sighted guests. The hotel now sits in 7 acres of landscaped gardens, and a short walk through these private grounds brings you to the glorious seafront at Teignmouth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cliffden Hotel

Address: Cliffden Hotel 20 Dawlish Road, Teignmouth TQ14 8TE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Teignmouth
Price Range: $126 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cliffden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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