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The Swiss Cottage Shanklin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We booked this b&b for my mother and father in laws special birthday week. They thoroughly enjoyed the stay and could not recommend the Swiss Cottage highly enough. Keith and Christine, the owners, could not do enough for them and even arranged champagne and flowers on the morning of the birthday, they really went all out to make it a... More 

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

Oh know more repeat guests! Only Kidding. As it says on our website, we endeavor to provide a first rate service at affordable prices for all. We are really pleased that Richard & Doreen enjoyed there grand birthday surprise and is just a little token of our appreciation to our guest celebrating something special. Yes we had only just finished... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Swiss Cottage is a small hotel but big on making your stay that little bit special. The items they provide as standard , not only in the room but at breakfast, put many a large hotel to shame. You can be sure of a very warm welcome and a level of service that is hard to find these days.

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

To David & Penelope Glad you had a great stay with us and for those kind words. Yes being Four Star with Silver Award we do alot more than a traditional B & B these days and as you say they are just a small taste of what is to come, as when we get into full swing our Breakfast... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Went IOW for first time as my parents visited from abroad. I was very much helped and guided by Catherine for ferry booking and places to be visited. Location of hotel is best as it is 5 mins walk from beach. Rooms are best and environment is peaceful. Breakfast is great and have various options. We are pure vegetarian still... More 

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

Our first review of the year and started as we mean to go on. Easter is always a busy time on the Island and so are the ferries. We were pleased to be of use with our information provided and your first trip to the Island and pleased your parents enjoyed our hospitality. Kind Regards Keith & Christine (My wife... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Excellent as usual been here 7 times and each stay is just as good as the last. First Class service all round. Full english breakfast highly recommended from 8.30am, although cereals were available should would you want a lighter bite.

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

Hi Colin & Carol Thanks for getting round to writing a review on us and it as usual was worth the wait. As our most stayed couple we are always pleased to see you and hope to give you an excellent service again in 2014. Off on holiday now before the season kicks in! Sun Sea and the Beach awaits!... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I spent four nights there in September, our one and only holiday in 2013. Excellent choice! Keith and Christine made us very welcome. The room was comfortable and everything we needed was there. Breakfasts were relaxed and friendly. We ate out in the evenings (several nice venues available) but fellow guests choosing their dinner menu options during... More 

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

Hi Chris & Paula Thanks for your belated review but again worth the wait. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hopefully when you come back this year you will choose our 7 nights for 6 option so you can enjoy the rest of the Island. Will have to clarify whether Shanklin is now a Town but the old... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We were made very welcome by Christine & Keith. The accommodation was very clean, comfortable & the attention to detail was superb. The Menu's were good too & food excellent. Our whole week in September was filled with joy & laughter.We would certainly visit again. Barbara & Keith G.

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

To Barbara & Keith We had thought you had forgotten us but your review was worth the wait. Yes your week was filled with joy & laughter but as we say it is the Guests that make the week and the stay more enjoyable when they are as friendly as you. Thanks for a great time. Happy Xmas & New... More 

Brackley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We spent 4 nights at Swiss Cottage in Sept 2013. The room was very comfortable and well equipped. The food was excellent with lots of choices. Would have no hesitatation in recommending Swiss Cottage to friends and family, it's the attention to detail and the little extras that make all the difference. We hope to visit again soon.

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

Dear Rosemary & Trevor Thank you for those lovely words and just in time for Xmas. We are now closed for the Winter but have been busy already updating and adding even more extra touches to make the rooms even better! Even our Breakfast Menu has has a complete overhaul and is now even more detailed. We do hope to... More 

Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Very comfortable and well fed, thank you. Our hosts, Christine and Keith made us very welcome. The room was well equipped, clean and comfortable. We would have no hesitation in staying again. Don & Jan

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

Just as we thought we were finished for the year a late review has come in and is gratefully received as we are only 3 away from the top spot now! We have about another 20 promises of reviews waiting to come in when guests get round to do them but with Xmas on its way, everyone is getting rather... More 

Great Harwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

3 nights spent at August Bank Holiday with Top hosts,Keith and Christine.The place is very clean and homely and the food is excellent.Our en suite room was perfect and decorated to a high standard with lots of little homely touches all adding up to an enjoyable stay.We have booked again for next year and will continue to do so.Swiss Cottage... More 

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

What a way to finish the Year off with a great review that sums us up to a tea! We look forward to seeing you next August Bank Holiday. Season Greetings Keith & Christine More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Warm welcome awaits from your hosts Keith and Christine.Very clean and comfortable.A real home from home.Avery good place for touring the island.A visit to the local theatre which is within walking distance is a must.As is the tea room on the sea front at Ventnor

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

Afternoon Chris & Kath Thanks for your honest review which I believe sums up everything nicely. Glad you had a great time and look forward to your return visit. Best Wishes Chris & Keith More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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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
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#1 Green Hotel in Shanklin
#2 Best Value Hotel in Shanklin
#3 Luxury Hotel in Shanklin
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#6 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#11 Family Hotel in Shanklin
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