My wife & myself decided to visit the IOW for a short break. Whilst searching Tripadvisor we came acrross The Swiss Cottage.
A quick telephone call to Keith secured a provisional booking with the ferry arrangements included.
The following day the supporting paperwork arrived & we immediately posted off a cheque, a very effective & complete booking service.
On our arrival we were met by Christine who gave us a tour of our room. As mentioned within other reviews the room was very clean & well equipped. We received excellent service, the breakfast certainly set us up for the rest of the day.
The Swiss Cottage is in a great location between the beach & the town. There are plenty of off road parking spaces supported by unrestricted parking areas in the road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed & Breakfast from £34 to £46 per night per person. Half Board from £47 to £58 per night per person The Swiss Cottage is the Pride of Shanklin and has been consistently voted in the Top Two with 96% 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 2010 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 in 4th Place as 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 sought 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
- Also Known As:
- The Swiss Cottage Shanklin Isle Of Wight