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The Swiss Cottage Shanklin

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After searching the internet for a place to stay in Shanklin ,what a gem we found in The Swiss Cottage. A very warm welcome we received from Christine & Keith on our arrival. Our room no.2 was extremely clean and spacious, a lovely large shower with room to move. Lots of toiletries for your use, just in case you may...

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 4 nights at Swiss Cottage last week and had a great time there. Hosts Keith and Christine are very friendly and run a lovely B&B. There were four of us over from the mainland for a Golf holiday and they kindly gave us our own rooms instead of sharing and at no extra cost. Christine organised our return ferry...

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We really cannot fault our stay in any way. Christine and Keith are truly amazing people and went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful holiday. A real home from home feeling and a warm friendly atmosphere. The food is varied and all delicious. The room was clean and had everything we could wish for. the...

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

Wonderful sums it all up nicely. Thankyou for your lovely comments and look forward to seeing you very soon. Although we are closed now and have no more reviews coming in, so we will probably slip down the order but we are open to take any bookings for 2017 which we are filling up fast at 60% for June, July...

Angmering, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Both Christine and Keith were really friendly and made me feel very welcome despite my being a solo occupant. The place was clean and bright and had a peaceful atmosphere. The breakfasts were very good and lasted me throughout the day. Both Keith and Christine are very obliging people.

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

To Dear Anne You could be our last reviewer for the year, which has been a very difficult year, when we nearly got to the 300 reviews but alot of people haven't had time in their busy lifestyle to remember to do so for us? Oh well. However when they do remember they are always welcome and so are emails...

Plettenberg, Germany
Reviewed 19 December 2016

-The service was great -big clean room -5 minutes to beach -nice city -excellent breakfast -car park We had a great time which we enjoyed much. We can recommend the house to all who want to visit the region.

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

To Petra & Reinhard It is so nice to have a lovely couple stay and then receive a great review from International visitors who have travelled around the World and stayed in lots of lovely place sand then recommend us in the same category. We do hope when we are in Germany for the Beerfest one year, to look you...

Crewkerne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Delighted to have a double bed for a single person! Room clean and tidy with good quality shampoos, soap etc. if one needed them. The small fridge was also appreciated. The breakfasts were splendid - good choice of cereals, juices, and yoghurts, and a wide choice of cooked items. Staff could not have been more helpful.

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

Hi Allan Glad to be able to fit you in, so you can explore the Island looking at properties to move into. Although when you do find one, we will lose a very nice guest! Happy House Hunting! Keith & Chris

Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We booked our five day stay at Swiss Cottage only two weeks before our stay, but when I called Christine to book she couldn't have been more helpful. This was our second visit to Swiss Cottage for the last week of September and our five day stay was truly enjoyable. Our room was on the ground floor and was very...

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

To Dear Barry & Maddy Thankyou for your lovely review and email to see how our daughter was doing after here RTA. Thankfully we were able to just squeeze you in for your end of season break with us but a note to all guests make sure you book up early to ensure you get your preference of rooms and...

Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Booked at fairly short notice but Keith was great at sorting out ferry and accommodation. Easy to find and no problem parking. My son had a double room and I shared a twin with my daughter. Rooms were very clean and lots of little extras in the room were very thoughtful. Breakfast was great and Keith and Christine made us...

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

To Sheila, Abbie & Jake Another late booking but we are glad we were able to squeeze you in. Having two rooms is a very pleasant change and gives you your own privacy from the youngsters! Look forward to seeing you again soon Happy Xmas & New Year Keith & Chris xx

kent
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Great rooms, hearty breakfast with so much choice, lovely hosts. Great location with all amenities close by. My first time on the Island and I must say I will definitely be back. It was great to find a bed and breakfast where my son had his own room as well. What made it for my son was the owners cats,...

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

To Liz, Robbie & Jackson We are glad we were able to squeeze you in last minute in our Family Suite. Having two rooms is a very pleasant change and gives you your own privacy from the youngsters! Sorry you marked us down on your sleep quality as we were unaware of any problems? Maybe if like me you cant...

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had very enjoyable week again at Swiss Cottage Keith and Christine are excellent hosts. The meals and service are very good. Rooms are comfortable and clean, and with extras you don,t always get other elsewhere. Close to shops and amenities. Will be our first choice again when we go back to Shanklin.

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

To Dear Beryl & David 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...

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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: ₹ 2,075 - ₹ 3,320 (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
#3 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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“family suite with 2 bedrooms was excellent”
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