We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Swiss Cottage

GreenLeadersBronze level
31 North Drive, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work directly with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
The Swiss Cottage
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Swiss Cottage
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    74
    6
    0
    1
    2
See reviews for
8
54
10
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (21)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (83)
  • Mar-May only
    (16)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (44)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (22)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (1)
All months
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just come back from a three night break, we had a wonderful stay at the swiss cottage. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel very welcome, even our little dog Bella. Barbara did everything to make us feel at home. We cannot wait until we have some more time to go back for another stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

So glad you had a good time and Barbara loved the dog though warned Bob it is shy. We try to make the place as laid back as possible to ensure a good relaxed stay. We do hope you are able to come back and visit us again. Kind regards Bob and Barbara More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Welcoming is the word all round from Barbara who greeted me and my four legged companion (Ellis) My room was excellent very comfortable and spacious, Bobs breakfast's were delicious with a great choice, Ellis and I will certainly be staying again Well done to you both for making our stay most enjoyable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Swiss Cottage. Ellis was a little shy as you said but nice temperament.We are glad you had a good time here and enjoyed the breakfasts. It will be good to see you both again. All thebest Bob and Barbara. More 

Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

4 of us and a dog spent 2 nights there. Barbara was very welcoming and gave us all the information we needed for our stay. We stayed in room 9 on the first floor. The room is very spacious, the bathroom a little small but there is a washbasin in the room to maximise available space. Our friends and their... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

The Twin room 9 is huge and a mirror image of room 8 but unfortunatley both not dog friendly. The Seaview King room though is made for dogs though smaller then 9 has an area beside the ensuite. Trouble is that was booked on the days of your stay. The top rooms are ideal for dogs too but as you... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Beautiful bed and breakfast with wonderful owners. Barbara greeted us warmly even though we were incredibly late. When we were shown our room (number 8) we couldn't believe our eyes. The room was huge and the bed was massive. The breakfast was wonderful and beautifully cooked. Bob and Barbara you are the hosts with the most! Nothing was too much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

You seemed so tired after the long journey but so glad you like the room [it is huge eh? :-)]. Glad too you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you again. All the best. More 

herts.
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Barbara is the perfect host friendly and welcoming, giving out keys, offering hairdryer and WiFi. The whole place was spotless, the bed was comfortable and the seaview spectacular. Breakfast was lovely, our eggs (scrambled and poached) were perfectly cooked, orange juice and coffee fresh and delicious. So nice to be child free, no noisy background music and no list of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for great review. The Superking Room is especially large and the bed is huge. You are our first Booking.com guests this year and so glad you enjoyed the stay. Look out for discounts late season. See you then. Kind regards Bob and Barbara More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Barbara made me feel really welcome, I felt relaxed and spoilt. Nice, fresh, clean room with sea view. Bed large and comfy, slept really well. Breakfast (cooked by Bob i believe) plentiful, well cooked and piping hot. Particularly enjoyed the fresh fruit salads, a different one each morning. Location quiet, everything I could have wanted and more. Definitely a good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the nice review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. You know we are opposite the dunes and can wander across to the watergardens. Barbara is often the first person you see here though emails and other contact usually managed by Bob. Breakfasts are cooked by Bob too and expertly delivered to your tabel by... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Barbara could not have been more welcoming. (Bob too, when we saw him!) Tastefully decorated throughout, gorgeous large windows, clean and bright, overlooking the seafront.The room was large, with an even larger bed. (My husband complained he couldn't get close enough to me to kick me when I snored!) Lovely linen and towels, toiletries, tea, coffee and biscuits and TV... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SwissCottage, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for such a nice review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay here. Hope to see you again sometime in the future and if you book direct can enjoy the good discounts available. Kind regards Bob and Barbara More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is the second time we have stayed here as we were so pleased with our first visit,We had a room booked but on arrival were given a choice of this room or one on the front with a sea view, The hosting was again superb with Barbara being being very informative and helpful,Bob turned out yet another great breakfast... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here even though one night. we know you are now settled but hope to see you around sometime. All the best Bob and Barbara More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Located at the Northern end of Great Yarmouth seafront (the nice end), over the road is the lovely Venetian style waterways gardens and beyond this a fine sandy beach. With some sea view rooms, and plenty of options for single, families and couples, Bob & Barbara's guest house is a wonderful mix of modern and original features that reflect the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for a great review and you have the essence of our place for sure. Glad you enjoyed your time here and hope to see you and your friend sometime in the future. Kind regards Bob and Barbara More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Thanks again for the last minute business accommodation, even though I got the attic room, as always it was great being in your establishment, hope too be back round your way next Jan looking forward to your hospitality again. Wouldn't choose any where else when I'm In town

Was this review helpful? Yes
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for adding yet another good review for us. You know many of the rooms we have here having been in a few. Hope to see you in January for your brief visit. All the best Bob and Barbara More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

41 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (7)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
1:33
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (34)
Viewed
Room/suite (25)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay