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The Swiss Cottage

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a first class stay at Swiss Cottage everything was high standard. It made a ideal base for exploring Norfolk with it's beautiful unspoilt coast and countryside. Places like Hickling nature reserve to see Swallowtail butterflies. Plus skylarks sing over the sand dunes outside across from Swiss Cottage; Gt Yarmouth has a lovely beach and many things to see... More 

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

Hi Was good to see you both again. Glad you made good use of The Swiss Cottage as a base. It is well placed here for getting to many of the natural areas. Hickling is good and following the road around to North Norfolk shows many good sites and includes the seals on the beach. Hope to see you again... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful hotel to stay in a lovely place. The room was absolutely out of this world with a stunning view across the sea. Small walk to town, a perfect distance. Bob and Barbara made us feel so welcome, literally was home from home! 2 of the nicest people we have ever met! Lovely cooked breakfast in the morning... More 

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Thank brogan23
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the great review and it was nice to meet you both. You packed a lot into the two days you were here. Hopefully we will see you again and of course you can take advantage of the existing customer discount we offer. Just mention when you book you have stayed before and we will add the... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

On arrival Barbara made us most welcome. The generously sized bedroom had a sea view through a very attractive window. Breakfast was very nice with a good choice of cereals to start followed by a full cooked english with tea or coffee and toast. We will certainly consider staying here again.

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

Hello and thank you for such a nice review. The superking is a lovely room full of Edwardian features with washstand and fireplace but we also keep things up to date with WiFi and Freeview LED tvs. The mix makes it work and as you say the view from the window across the water gardens and dunes to the shore... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Me and my partner visited The Swiss Cottage over a couple of days. The owners Bob and Barbara are two of the loveliest people i have ever met. Made me and my partner feel very welcome. Such a lovely couple who very obviously take pride in their guest house. Swiss cottages is Immaculate! very clean rooms, crisp clean bedding,clean bathrooms,... More 

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

Hello and thank you for such a lovely review very appreciated. We do try to make the place as clean and comfortable as possible with a huge breakfast as this is the only meal we provide. Being at the quieter end of North Drive makes for a relaxing stay and the ability to enjoy all that Great Yarmouth can offer... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Room overlooked the sea warm and comfortable everything spotless nothing too much trouble Location great town just a few minutes walk near enough to reach but far enough away from any possible noise Private parking at rear well worth a visit

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

Hello again and thanks for taking the time to review again for us here. You missed the winding wet weather here last night was blowing well. Hope you got back home ok and look forward to seeing you again when next this way. All the best Bob and Barbara More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $96 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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