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The Swiss Cottage Shanklin

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Southend on Sea
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Back again for our yearly pilgrimage with the scooter lol As always Christine and Keith were brilliant hosts and cant do enough for you, the rooms are lovely and clean and the beds really comfortable with everything you need catered for. Breakfasts are great with you being able to pick exactly what you want All in all the fact that...

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

Hi Paul & Anne Lovely to see Guests again but can safely say you feel more like family to us! Look forward to your 9th visit next year for your Bacon Butties! Luv Keith & Chris

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I have just returned from my 11th stay at Swiss Cottage in Shanklin and, as in all previous visits, everything was perfect. If you are looking for somewhere to stay that is nice and friendly in all respects and that, in my experience includes other friendly guests, then this is the place to be. The service, food and rooms are...

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

Hi Alan Well your 11th visit is under your belt and Alan is our longest staying guest! We look forward to the 12th next year? Kind Regards Keith & Chris & The Gang!

Reviewed 23 September 2016

We enjoyed our stay we thought it very good our hosts were very friendly the breakfasts were extremely good Chris would put herself out to get what you wanted but l am sure everything on the menu would suit most people, in the main the evening meal was okay.Chris and Keith we very good hosts.2 Johns Barbara and Prue

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To Dear Prue,, Barb & the 2 Johns Well the season is finally over and we have now only had time to respond to our last few reviews of the season! We enjoyed your company very much and pleased you enjoyed your Nice stay with us and we look forward to seeing you all again. Kind Regards Keith & Chris...

Wimborne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

My Wife stayed at Swiss Cottage during July 2016.We could not have been made more welcomed by Keith & Christine they went out of their way to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.The Bedroom was spotless like the rest of the house. In the bath room & bed room they had thought of all things a holiday maker would...

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

To Dear Margaret & Frank Well the season is finally over and we have now only had time to respond to our last few reviews of the season! We enjoyed your company very much and pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and glad you liked all the extra touches everywhere, just to make you feel at home and we...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This is a very well organised and efficient Guest House. They do the ferry bookings as well. Facilities are first class. Excellent food with varied menu. Very clean and tidy. A minor problem with TV reception was fixed immediately. Keith and Christine are friendly hosts and I can thoroughly recommend a stay at Swiss Cottage.

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To Dear Sylvia & John Well the season is finally over and we have now only had time to respond to our last few reviews of the season! We enjoyed your company very much and pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Keith & Chris and Gnasher & Tammy!

Ramsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great place to stay in Shanklin. Close enough to town and beach (lift up cliff face very helpful! Keith and Christine are very welcoming and friendly and will go that extra mile. Breakfast very good with great choice. All the little extras are great like a small pair of scissors on the table to open the sachets of sauces so...

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

To Dear Cheryl & Andrew Well the season is finally over and we have now only had time to respond to our last few reviews of the season! Glad you enjoyed all our little extra touches which we hope helps us get noticed? We enjoyed your company very much and pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look...

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

My sister & I stayed there last June and were warmly welcomed. Keith & Christine made us feel very comfortable almost like from home to home. Our twin room was compact but comfortable & clean. Breakfast was great. The whole atmosphere was happy and relaxing. Loved Gnasher!

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To Dear Chris & Linda Well the season is finally over and we have now only had time to respond to our last few reviews of the season! We enjoyed your company very much and pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Keith & Chris and Gnasher & Tammy!

Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nice big room with a walkin shower. Everything there for you in case you have forgotten something. Immaculately clean and comfortable. Delicious food, especially the deserts.A friendly fun atmosphere.

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To Eric & the Dessert Queen Beryl Lovely to see you again and it was a joy to have you stay with us. It is guests like yourself that make the week fly bye with a good laugh, banter and companionship! All the Very Best Keith, Chris & Lucy xxxx

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Keith collected me from the train station, and offered a return run, but the bus stop to Ryde was just around the corner. Very friendly hosts, excellent well cooked food, spotless and beautifully decorated room with everything in it you would ever need. It was nice to sit in the lounge in the evening talking to other guests, while waiting...

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Happy Birthday again Janet. Glad you had a nice stay, as it is not easy when you are a single traveler but you soon got talking to the other guests and was one big happy family! Kind Regards Keith & Chris

Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is the third time we have stayed at Swiss Cottage. Food excellent. Keith and Christine very good hosts. Spacious rooms which are kept to a very high standard. Look forward to visiting in the near future.

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To Susan & Peter Third visit and you still keep coming back so we must be doing something right! Lovely to see you both again to catch up! Best Wishes Keith & Chris

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Price Range: $45 - $71 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#6 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#11 Family Hotel in Shanklin
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“All rooms quiet - hotel on side road.”
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“family suite with 2 bedrooms was excellent”
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“It is a quiet location and you pick the type of room you want when you book”
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