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The Swiss Cottage

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hosts Barbara & Bob welcome you to their B&B and you soon realise you have made a great choice. Very clean in a good location. Very good value and the breakfast is just superb. Put it on your short list it's hard to fault.

Thank Guy S
SwissCottage, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad you like our place. Hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards Bob and Barbara

Ringwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Swiss Cottage in room 7 for three nights. The room was extremely spacious and had everything we needed - including a sea view over the water gardens. The accommodation was tastefully decorated and the owners were lovely. There was a wide selection on the breakfast menu, and Bob and Barb were happy to cater for our individual...

Thank DonnaUpson
SwissCottage, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

The King room has a great view out across the dunes even to Scroby sand and the seals. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Bob and Barbara

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found myself back at my favourite b/b In Great Yarmouth again for what I hope is the first of many . I'm finding it difficult to add anything to say about this place from what I have already said . However , here goes !! JUST GO CHECK IT OUT YOURSELF. Then get back to me to thank me...

1Thank Mick W
bbriggs, Owner at The Swiss Cottage, responded to this review

Hello again and was good to see you here in March and glad you managed to get to a few places. Always good to meet new people but also greet returning guests. We have at last fitted the car park fencing and popping out on dry days to stain. See you in June and although air show cancelled there will...

Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed here for Three days on a rest bite break, Swiss Cottage is a lovely place to stay, nothing was too much trouble, even giving my husband my sausage lol. The room had the most comfortable king size bed we had ever slept on, we had lovely sea views, everything was clean and fresh, we were even told not...

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

Hello and thank you for such a lovely review. We are glad you managed to take some time out to stay with us and very glad you enjoyed your time here. Barbara usually sees you first where as Bob is down in the basement tapping away. The breakfast though is Bob's area and happy it satisfied. We only serve one...

Reviewed 20 September 2016 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 !!...

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...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

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

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....

Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016 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.

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...

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016

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...

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...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016 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...

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...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 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...

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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Price Range: $98 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room 7 is very spacious, with views of the sea and the water gardens”
DonnaUpson, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Lovely Sea view rooms (7 and 8)”
loasbys, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appeared quiet given the location”
iancomp2n, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There is a beautiful large sea view room but of course you will get noise from the road.”
sally1961, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 11 & 12 are set on the ground floor”
988jonathant, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
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