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“Fantastic b&b in shanklin, isle of wight!” 5 of 5 stars
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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 St Georges Road, Shanklin PO37 6BA, England   |  
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Ranked #5 of 55 Hotels in Shanklin
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“Fantastic b&b in shanklin, isle of wight!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011 via mobile

I stayed at Swiss Cottage for two nights, I used it as a B&B and was thoroughly pleased with my stay. The owners Keith & Chrustine were very hospitable and attentive to my needs. They went the extra mile to help me and my friends who were also staying as we were here for a wedding. Great food, cheap and I would recommend it 100%. Thank you

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 26, 2011
Another one of our wedding guests who really enjoyed their stay.
Will have to put our prices up if they think we are cheap, we would say we are very good value for money but never cheap!
So come and try us for yourself?
Thanks Keith & Christine
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011 via mobile

Keith was extremely accommodating to our needs (booked last minute). Rooms were decorated well. Good value room rates too! Overall, we were extremely happy with the service and would definitely come back.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 26, 2011
Yes we are a great little B & B but we also do Half Board to meet all your needs!
This was a late booking for a couple of days out of the main season and we were happy to accommodate this lovely couple.
See you again next year
Regards
Keith & Christine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Swiss Cottage is a small, well organized family establishment run by Keith and Christine - a very friendly couple who are happy to help in any way possible to enhance your stay with them.

It is a licensed residence with off street parking. a one to two minute walk to the shops, 5 minutes to the bus terminal. Old Shanklin is easily reached in a matter of minutes, as is the cliff top - where there are steps or a lift available to the sea front.

We had half board accommodation - breakfast - there was a great choice of fruit, yogurts, fruit juices, cereal and of course an assortment of cooked breakfast whether it be full english or scrambled eggs on toast. It was delicious and well presented. Evening meals - were equally as good with a choice of 2 starters and 2 main courses but there was also alternatives, plus either a pudding or cheese and biscuits.

The bedroom and bathroom were attended to daily - both were tastefully decorated, so everything co-ordinated beautifully and and the beds were really comfortable. There was a hospitality tray, TV and even a mini fridge provided.

In the evenings Keith served in the bar where with other guests we had some really good laughs and conversations with Keith.

We would definitely return there as we were made to feel at home and welcome and as we enjoyed the food so much, We feel Keith and Christine really enhanced our stay with them and that really is the making or a breaking of a holiday. Pat and Keith

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 26, 2011
100% review speaks for ittself! But if you want to read the comments they are very detailed!Thankyou and what a lovely couple they were to have stay.
Kind Regards Keith & Christine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Our party (8 of us!) stayed here last weekend. We found it a superb place - a warm welcome,
clean modern rooms and a good breakfast next morning. If only all of them were like this!
The owners could n't do enough for us, and made our stay very enjoyable. We'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Hi Guys
On checking through my replies on the system, I noticed my Management response hasn't been posted against your review?
So better late than never so a big thank you and we are pleased that you are coming back and we look forward to seeing the 'Band' in October.
Regards
Keith & Chris
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

This is our second stay at Swiss Cottage. It is clean comfty and friendly and the food very good. We would recomend it to anyone. It's also close to all amenities. We had a wonderfull holiday and if we come again it will be Swiss Cottage were we stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 26, 2011
A great review from one of our returning guests. That is a compliment in itself!
Best Wishes Keith & Christine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

Had a brilliant weekend, made to feel really welcome. The room was excellent and had every thing we required in it, even a mini fridge. It is in a great location with easy access to the town and the sea front. The Swiss Cottage is very clean and tidy. The food is fantastic with a really good choice to suit everyone. This is our second stay there and have recommended it to family and friends.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 26, 2011
Thank you guys for your great comments about your stay. You are welcome anytime!
Kind Regards Keith & Christine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

once again i cant fault this hotel, and we will be back next year the breakfast was filling and the choice suited anyone, main meal was yet again fantastic

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 26, 2011
Just a quick response to say a BIG Thank you for your lovely comments about The Swiss Cottage. These are perfect guests and a joy having stay at our establishment.
Look forward to seeing you again next year?
Regards Keith & Christine
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Luxury Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#3 Best Value Hotel in Shanklin
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#6 Family Hotel in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Cottage Shanklin 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Swiss Cottage is the Pride of Shanklin and has been consistently voted in the Top Two with 97% or 5/5 Satisfication for being one of the best in the Hotel category for Shanklin & the whole of the Isle of Wight. We have now won two Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards in 2011/12 & 2013/14 aswell as several Certificates of Excellence every year 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. In October 2014 we were voted the Best B&B/Guest Accommodation on the Island and were also placed Highly Commended in the prestigious Tourisms The Beautiful South Awards. So why not check us out and read what everyone is saying about us! We are continually updating and keep the place clean and modern by putting in new comfy seating on the decking area, 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 or Half Board 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. (Unfortunately we do charge a Single Supplement in our School Summer Holidays and also slightly higher rates over our popular Bank Holidays & Festival Weekends. 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 due to our continueing popularity, 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 and also a much soight after Breakfast Award. 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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