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The Swiss Cottage Shanklin

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service; the owners went out their way to ensure we had a comfortable stay. Breakfast was very tasty, they offered a full English, fruit, toast and cereal which always came on time. The location is great as its only a 5 minute walk down to the beach. The rooms were always tidy and very presentable and I definitely recommend... More 

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

To My Dear Dear's! Thankyou you Becky for writing this lovely review on us. Honestly we didn't go out of our way but just gave you the 100% service we give all our guests! Good luck in your exams girls? Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy xxx More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swiss Cottage is a small but perfectly formed hotel in Shanklin which is the perfect base for staying on the popular Isle of Wight. The hosts are Keith and Christine Beckett and they could not be more welcoming. They provide every little comfort that you would expect in a huge city hotel but with a personal touch. There is an... More 

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

To Mike & Gill Thankyou for writing this lovely review on us, as its making us blush! Look forward to your next trip with us on Half Board! Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy More 

Haverhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely stay . Very comfortable and Keith & Christine couldn't help you enough . The rooms were well equipt . The rooms were nice and clean . The B&b is not far from all the serves pretty central . I am thinking of going again in the near future . Thanks again for a lovely stay . Kathy... More 

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

Hi Kathy Thankyou for writing this lovely review on us it is appreciated! Look forward to your next trip with us! Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy More 

Haverhill, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this bed and breakfast hotel is superb its clean good food in walking distance to everthing cheep priced and well run I would recommend it to anyone I am hoping to do some walking next year and I am aiming at making the swiss cottage my base

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

Hi Nick Thankyou for writing this lovely review on us, it is appreciated! Look forward to your next trip with us but I will have to put our prices up so we are not classed as cheap but affordable sounds better! Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy More 

Burntwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet location and near prom and bus station suited us very well. Used the comfortable lounge on occasions with daily papers available. The breakfasts were very good, we did not use the eve meal facility.

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

Hi Cliff & Maureen Thankyou for writing this lovely review on us. Didn't quite get the 5 out of 5 marking but appreciated anyway! Look forward to your next trip with us but dont keep it so long next time! Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Swiss Cottage in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, and Keith and Christine made us feel very welcome once again. The food was excellent and they really do feed you up :). The rooms are more than adequate and they made the best use of the spaces available. The little extras are fabulous and really make... More 

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

Hi to the Jeeves Thankyou for writing this lovely review on us it is appreciated! Look forward to your next trip with us! Good Luck in your Personal Trainer Exams! Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy xxx More 

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

On Arrival at SWISS-COTTAGE a friendly person will always greet you with a smiling face the rooms are very clean the food is of top rate with a very good choice in all nothing is to much bother it is near the shops busses and trains this year was my 4th year and I will be back next no place... More 

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

Hi Gwen Thankyou for writing this lovely review on us it is appreciated! You are becoming one of our regulars now! Look forward to your next two trips with us! Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a new hotel for our usual two week stay in the Isle of Wight and found this gem in Shanklin. We were impressed by the warm welcome, presentation and all the attention to detail in the room. The meals were excellent and Christine goes out of her way to cater for your needs. Both Keith and... More 

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

Hi Robert & June Thankyou for writing this gem of a review on us it is appreciated! Look forward to your next trip with us and all your little stories and chats! Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful two weeks at Swiss Cottage. Nothing was too much trouble and the service was excellent. We loved our room with all its special touches which we have never had before - special coffees etc and cookie biscuits each day; abundant toiletries and wine and chocolates on arrival. The room was spotless and beautifully decorated with clean... More 

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

Hi Malcolm & Margaret Thankyou for writing this lovely review on us it is appreciated especially your comments on our Green Policy items! Look forward to your next trip with us! Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy More 

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

My partner and I recently stayed at this guest house for a few days. We found it to be Ideal for a short break on the Isle of Wight. Very friendly owners and a comfortable room. I am more then happy to recommend The Swiss Cottage and I am sure you will enjoy your stay there.

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

Hi Mervyn & Bozena Thankyou for writing this great review on us it is appreciated. Look forward to your next trip with us! Best Wishes Keith, Chris & Lucy More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hello There, We are now filling up fast so hurry up and contact us as we are 60% full for our 2016 Season already! The Swiss Cottage is the Pride of Shanklin and has been consistently voted in the Top Five with 96% or 5/5 Satisfaction 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 Certificates of Excellence in the past 5 years running since 2012 to 2016. We have also been awarded a much sought after Green Leaders Gold Level Award in 2014 & 2016 for being Environmentally 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 Tourism's 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 continuing 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 for our full and varied Breakfast. We know and are realistic that after reading all our wonderful reviews, there are 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! Kind Regards Keith & Christine ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Swiss Cottage Shanklin

Address: 10 St. Georges Road, Shanklin PO37 6BA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: $33 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Cottage Shanklin 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
The Swiss Cottage Shanklin Isle Of Wight
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Best Value Hotel in Shanklin
#4 Luxury Hotel in Shanklin
#6 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#11 Family Hotel in Shanklin
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