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The Swiss Cottage Shanklin
Ranked #9 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Brilliant !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Very comfortable, very accommodating, breakfast superb (especially the kippers!!), beds very clean and comfortable, the only thing we can fault you on was the rain (unfortunately keith couldn't turn the tap off!!)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank CSZB
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
To one of our last few customers of the season and we have saved the best till last!
A lovely couple from Tunbridge Wells who came for a Short Break to round the year off.
Yes shame the weather wasn't better for you but its been one of those years for bad weather!
Look forward to seeing you again when you come back but give me a few days notice so I can go and catch some more kippers!
All the best
Keith & Chris
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We had a marvellous week on the Isle of Wight. The Swiss Cottage was a great base for the week. Christine and Keith were very friendly and great hosts. They really made us comfortable.
Mike and Jan. Brisbane, Australia

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Good Day from Down Under!
Thank you to our Australian guests who came to stay with us whilst touring round England and the IOW.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and saw all the lovely sites like Osborne House and many others that you wanted to see during your stay.
We hope you had a pleasant long journey back home to Brisbane and are now enjoying your lovely warm sunshine back home, as it less than 10 degrees here now!
All the very best
Keith & Chris
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Southampton uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Returned for a school reunion and stayed again at Swiss Cottage. A warm welcome with tea and biscuits and a chat with Christine. Hotel up to usual high standard in both presentation and cleanliness
Keith and Christine work hard to ensure that everything is done to make stay enjoyable and trouble free. We shall be returning again next year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank DEREK H
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Another delightful couple who come back year on year and see all their friends at the Annual School reunion.
Glad to see you are both keeping well and we will keep your room ready for next years bash!
All the very best from a cold & wet Isle Of Wight
Best Wishes
Keith & Chris
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Warm and welcoming from the very first enquiry right up to departure, Christine and Keith really made you feel like friends rather than customers. Spotlessly clean - in fact if I could give a 6 for cleanliness I would. An excellent location in the centre of Shanklin with off road parking. Excellent breakfast. So often the difference between the good and the fantastic can be down to little things and attention to detail, and in this they excel.

In a great example of going the extra mile, I mentioned to Keith late one night (about 11pm) that it was my mother's birthday the following day. The next morning, we came down to an early breakfast as we had to catch the ferry and found our table brightly decorated, a birthday card and a box of chocolates as a gift. Unforgettable and greatly appreciated.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Gary C
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
As we say on our advert, we will endeavor to go that extra mile to make your stay a pleasurable one with us and on the Island as we want you to keep coming back !
This is why we get so many reviews month in and month out compared to some other places,
as we constantly provide a high quality service in everything we do for our guests.
It is however always very nice to be appreciated for the extra little touches we do as standard!
All the very best mum and many more birthdays to come.
Kind Regards
Keith & Chris
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our first visit to Swizz Cottage was in 2006 and we have returned on number of occasions since. On every visit both Keith and Christine have gone over and above to make us feel extremely welcome.
The food and accommodation are of a very high standard catering for everyone needs. The location is ideal for both families and couples. I would recommend Swizz Cottage to anyone who is thinking of visiting the I.O.W.
I cannot speak highly enough of Keith and Christine and their warm shown to both my husband and my family.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank anntownsend29
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Who are these people? Do we know them? They keep coming back even after 7 years!
Oh well it is always great to see friendly faces back at our door and over the years have become very good friends with this group from Essex and they are welcome back anytime!
On behalf of my wife and I, I Thankyou for your kind words of encouragement and see you for No 8!
All the Very Very Best
Keith & Chris
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Liphook, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

From the minute my two friends & I arrived at Swiss Cottage, we felt at home (but without the usual chores awaiting!). The rooms are comfortable with an array of hot drinks and biscuits available; plus in the bathroom, a choice of toiletries. The whole establishment is spotlessly clean. We had no vehicle, so the position was great for walking to the beach, buses and even the train station. There is, however, ample space for off-road parking. We took half board and thoroughly enjoyed the wide range of food offered for breakfast and were very happy with the evening meals. Christine & Keith are cheerful, very pleasant hosts. We congratulated ourselves on our choice of hotel and look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Betsy S
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
To my three Lovely Ladies
Happy Holiday indeed! Well Done again on making the correct choice and coming to stay with us!
As with all our guests, everyone is well looked after whether of B & B or Half Board Basis, Young or Old and we are pleased that we exceeded your expectations.
Look forward to seeing you again when you come back and see us
Kind Regards
Keith & Chris
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North Somerset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

For our first ever visit to the IoW, we could not have chosen a better guest house. Comfortable and very clean rooms, hearty breakfasts and good evening meals.Nothing was too much trouble for Christine and Keith. They even organised the ferry booking for us!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank possetpie
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
To my Somerset Lovelies
We are pleased you enjoyed your first stay on the Island. Although it was brief visit next time you can stay longer and explore the rest of the Island?
Glad you also enjoyed our hearty Evening meals with us as its just what you needed after a long days sightseeing!
See you again soon
Kind Regards
Keith & Christine
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Property: The Swiss Cottage Shanklin
Address: 10 St. Georges Road, Shanklin PO37 6BA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Cottage Shanklin 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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