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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Swiss cottage for the Third time this year with some friends and once again I found everything was of a very high standard. If you require somewhere to stay in Yarmouth then you won't go far wrong with this place . It has it all !! Location, Accommodation and most importantly it has Barbara and Bob !!... More 

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Thank Mick W
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello again and thanks for another great review. Thank you too for introducing your friends staying same weekend. We know you were here for the Out There Festival which is a unique experience as you know. So many different acts and exhibitions of talent. This festival is growing year on year and getting bigger and better year time. Plenty of... More 

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

A friendly, clean and comfortable hotel situated in a quiet sea front location. Breakfast was very enjoyable with spa good choice and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Competitive rates and I plan to return. A 10 minute walk to the town area

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Thank iancomp2n
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for the review and score. We are blessed with our quiet location away from the main entertainment area yet within a short walk as you described. Breakfast is the only meal we provide so we do make it as plentiful as possible. We keep our rates in line with other similar places nearby but often we are lower.... More 

Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and helpful owners. Lovely breakfast with juice, cereals, fresh fruit and plentiful cooked breakfast options. On-site parking. Nice location opposite beach. Not too close to but a pleasant 10 minute walk to Yarmouth centre.

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Thank Mike H
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the great scoring review. Glad you would be able to recommend us. Yes you are right we have the advantage of being close to all that Great Yarmouth can offer yet begin at the quieter northern end it is good to walk away from the noise. We try to make the breakfast as good as we... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely B&B right on the sea front on the North Beach area. Barbara and Bob made us feel really welcome and couldn't do enough for us and especially our little dog! The room was really comfy it is especially good if you have mobility issues as it is on the ground floor and close to the car park area... More 

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Thank Wooders49
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and score. Many like the ground floor double as, although not wheelchair friendly, the is in a good location and the car can be parked near it in the courtyard. We try to make sure the nearest one is available for that room. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast and we try to make... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The proprietor Barbara does a fantastic job of keeping the place clean and tidy. It was flawless in terms of upkeep. It is a quiet house, and the period style will appeal more to the more mature person. This suited us just fine though. The room we had was a touch on the compact side, but I guess not much... More 

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Thank Robert C
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for a great review and score. Barbara is hard working and strict to make sure all is ok. Yes it is nice and quiet here, no large screen TV with football we like to keep it simple. If you like a read the lounge is ideal. Some rooms are standard but we have a couple of larger ones... More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend it to everyone. The lovely couple that own it are so sweet and make you fee so welcome. They make the experience very personal by remembering what you're doing while you're up there which you don't get at many other places. This made us feel like they really cared about us... More 

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Thank Samantha C
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for reviewing us and for the really nice comments. We try to make the place a home from home experience, no corporate style same in every room with robot service at breakfast. We also have brought the place into the 21st century though with free broadband wifi throughout the building and grounds. LED tv's with Freeview gives... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I was given a very warm welcome on my arrival by Barbara at the Swiss Cottage, and was shown to my room which was very clean and immaculate. There was a flat screen TV, en-suite toilet, shower and wash hand basin, together with free WiFi in a nicely decorated comfortable room, which was great. I was shown to the private... More 

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Thank David A
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for such a complimentary review. We are glad you came to stay with us and enjoyed the place, your room and our location. Yes in the quieter area along the seafront guests can enjoy what is on offer at the attractions and restaurants yet walk away from all the activity to enjoy the pleasant location opposite the... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We stayed at this place after a mix up at our usual place of stay. The hosts are lovely people, they went out their way to accommodate us and our bikes. They don't seem to take on many guest at a time which I found rather nice. Nice big room with very comfy beds. There were a few things and... More 

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Thank sally1961
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello Thanks you for taking the time to review The Swiss Cottage. Barbara will be mortified to hear your comments concerning the dusty room. She works so hard to keep the place clean and tidy. Still you have to say what you saw even if publicly. You are right about the fn cover though and this is Bob's fault as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We booked the disabled access room, but didn't realise that this is not suitable for wheelchairs and is actually only for people with limited mobility. There are also steps to get into the property. As a result we had to find suitable accomadation elsewhere, but the owner was very apologetic about the confusion and couldn't have been nicer.

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bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

It is a shame the details did not explain the disabled access room is for 'walking disabled' but we are glad we were able to find something more suitable nearby. Booking.com allowed a cancellation and we waived the fee in the circumstances. We hope you had a good holiday and will come back to Great Yarmouth. Kind regards Bob and... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Chose to stay at Swiss Cottage Great Yarmouth for a 6 night break, after looking at various properties on the internet and glad that I did. Bedroom/Shower room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast provided was scrumptious, ranging from traditional cooked breakfast, to choice of cereals, with fruit salad and tea/coffee/fruit juice. Set in a charming period property, Swiss... More 

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Thank Jonathan t
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for the nice review and details. You made a good job of describing our place and what we have on offer. Thanks to for the recommendation. We try to make things as comfortable as possible with as much breakfast as anyone can eat as it is the only meal we provide. We take time to make sure the... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Friendly, pleasant, attractive and welcoming, we invite you to stay in the relaxing surroundings of this, non smoking, Victorian Guest House. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the feeling is one of peaceful satisfaction. We are perfect for a stay in Great Yarmouth Norfolk. Swiss Cottage is on North Drive promenade with ample, free parking in an enclosed courtyard at the rear of the building. Come stay for a night or take advantage of the discounted breaks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Swiss Cottage

Address: 31 North Drive, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Price Range: $85 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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