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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 St Georges Road, Shanklin PO37 6BA, England
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The Swiss Cottage Shanklin
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London , England
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our elderly parents to the Swiss Cottage over the bank holiday weekend and would thoroughly recommend this hotel. Its friendly, welcoming and professionally run- lots of little extra touches make the difference.Breakfast excellent , rooms brilliant too. It is located very close to old village and seafront so very convenient.Thanks very much;we do intend to return.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stay at Swiss Cottage, the room was comfortable and clean, and had everything we needed, including a mini fridge with complimentary drinks. The breakfasts were fantastic, I'm vegetarian and Christine offered to get veggie sausages for me, but I was very happy with the choices on offer. Would definitely recommend Swiss Cottage to anyone planning a stay... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Back home after a long weekend stay at the Swiss cottage.lovely breakfast lovely hosts very friendly felt really at home. Nothing to much trouble even though we were often last for brekkie and was called sleepy heads by Keith, but we blame them for the fact it was so comfortable like home from home.would defiantly re visit. P.s thanks for... More

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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review

Hi to my 'Sleepy Heads' Ness & Dean Thanks for a great time and another lovely review, Glad you liked your surprise anniversary table and it is our way in showing our appreciation to our considerate guests. See you again I hope in the near future. Best Wishes Keith Christine & Tansy PS Sorry for the delay in replying but... More

Ampthill, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made to feel very welcome again on this our second visit. Great room with excellent facilities. Everything was just as super as we remembered. In fact, the updated menu was even better than before. Thank you Keith, Chrissie & Tansy for a very special holiday - hope to see you again next year.

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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review

Hi Jenny & Bernard Great to see you again and pleased you liked our many improvements since last you visited. Dont make it so long next time! Kind Regards Keith, Christine & Tansy More

St. Neots, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome on arrival, room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The breakfast was more than adequate, nothing to much trouble. Keith and Christine have a guest house to be proud of. We would not think twice about staying at The Swiss Cottage again.

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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review

To Roger & Janet Thankyou for finding time to writing another great review on us and are pleased you liked your stay. We look forward to your second visit to the Island and stay with us soon. Kind Regards Keith & Christine More

Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back after a wonderful week at the Swiss Cottage, Christine and Keith made us feel very welcome and I loved our room. It was on the ground floor so easy access without having to climb stairs or walk miles down long corridors as in larger hotels, (though we are not too old to be able to do either but... More

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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review

Hi Nicky & Ron Another great review from Room 1 which does have a few teething problems but bed all sorted as you had a really comfortable nights sleep aswell as a firm push on the shower safety button. Had a great week the two of you and our chats in the bar with our nightcaps or two! Hope you... More

Tunbridge Wells
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a lovely 3 night stay at The Swiss Cottage. Beyond welcoming and accommodating, very friendly, comfortable and very reasonably priced. Christine and Keith provide a fantastic service which goes far beyond what you come to expect. We mentioned it was our anniversary and were greeted on our final day by a decorated table at breakfast, with balloon... More

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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review

Hi to our Welsh Andy & Paula Glad you had a great stay in England even though it was only a short break, so hopefully next time you will stay for the week! Thanks for your comments but we will have to look at our our prices for next year, as we are and have been voted the Best Value... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a superb holiday we all had at The Swiss Cottage again. Both Christine and Keith couldn't of been more welcoming. From the minute we walked in we knew it was going to be a fantastic holiday. The rooms we had were perfect, as we have two teenage girls now. They really enjoyed having their own room, but still been... More

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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review

Coming back for more! Oh know I dont think my heart and ribs can take any more laughs and fun which we have had to date with you! Great to see you again and you do feel part of our family and Sophie & Bethany being the same age as our daughter had a wonderful time (even though I seem... More

Treviolo, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely guesthouse , the owner are really fantastic. We suggest for family room, two rooms close, one twins and one double as one private apartment . Next the centre of city and the beach. Breakfast is very good. In the last four years for our holidays in England, this place is the best for family!! Thk to Keith and Christine.... More

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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review

To The Buttarelli Family from Italy What more can anyone say when Europeans come to our Island and stay with us and say such a nice thing about us 'In the last four years for our holidays in England, this place is the best for family!!' it means alot and hopefully shows we are doing everything right for all concerned... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Swiss Cottage, and will not be the last. The Service was really excellent from the time we arrived. Keith , Christine and Tansy perfect and friendly Hosts. They really made us welcome and nothing was to much trouble. The rooms were kept clean and tidy. The food was excellent. The best Hotel by far... More

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To MIck, Cilla & Steve That will do me and no more words required 'The Best Hotel by far you have ever stayed in' Thankyou and see you again Keith, Tansy & Chris More

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Address: 10 St Georges Road, Shanklin PO37 6BA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Cottage Shanklin 4*
Also Known As:
The Swiss Cottage Shanklin Isle Of Wight

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NEWSFLASH OUR LAST MINUTE BARGAINS, ON OUR LAST 4 ROOMS FOR A WEEKS STAY IN SEPTEMBER AND GET ONE NIGHT FREE! Room 8 - First Floor Double En Suite from 30th August to 6th September Room 11 - First Floor Twin En Suite from 30th August to 6th September Room 8 - First Floor Double En Suite from 22nd to 29th September Room 11 - First Floor Twin En Suite from 20th to 27th September Either for B & B at £480 or Half Board at £660 (Senior Citizen rates are 15% cheaper) plus a car ferry around £80. We also have 2 gaps for a 3 or 4 nights stay between 30th August until 3rd September in either a Twin or Double En Suite, so give us a ring soon before they all go. If you have read this entry and give us a call or email, we will knock off a further 5% discount on our standard daily tariff re last minute booking discount. The Swiss Cottage is the Pride of Shanklin and has been voted consistently as the 2nd Best in the Hotel category for Shanklin & the whole of the Isle of Wight and we have now won two Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards in 2011/12 & 2013/14. We have also won several Certificates of Excellence since 2011 and in 2014 just been announced we have been awarded a much sought after Green Leaders Gold Level Award for being Environmently Friendly re our Towel, Linen, Lighting & Recycling procedures, so we would like to Thank all those who have abided by our simple guidelines to help us achieve this Award. So why not read what everyone is saying about us! We have also been busy putting new decking seating in, touching up the rooms and improving the place even more for your comfort. Although it only has 8 en suite bedrooms, our guest accommodation has that personal touch that many of the larger Hotels doesn't provide and is run by Keith & Christine the Owners. Whether it is B & B for only £38/40 per night or Half Board for £53/55 per night (cheaper for Senior Citizens and the longer you stay) we have tried to cater for everyone's needs whether single, double, friends or families, (sorry NO Children under 10 years of age or babies/infants), a safe environment for females and groups, in our comfortable modern bedrooms and bathrooms that we have converted in this old 1866 family home. We have tried to think of everything for you, from Flat screen TVs, DVD, CD Players, Sky, Free WI-FI, fans, mini fridges and much more to make your stay a pleasurable one! We also arrange discounted Car Ferry crossing for you with Red Funnel or Wightlink. Unfortunately we no longer take one/two nighters as minimum stay is 3 nights as we now specialize in short breaks of 3/4 nights and a weeks holiday to ensure you see as much as the Island as you can. All of the above has transformed this property into a 4 Star plus with a coveted Silver Award for Service, Cleanliness and Hospitality. We know and are realistic that after reading all our wonderful reviews that there is always some people out there who will come to try shoot us down, nick pick everything and will try our patience, leave rooms in a state, go against our guidelines and generally be unruly, so if you are one of them we ask that you go elsewhere as we only happy to accept friendly respectful guests here, who want to enjoy themselves with us. We may meet as strangers but all our guests leave as friends. A Home from Home but don't forget to bring your slippers! See you soon? Keith & Christine ... more   less 
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