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The Swiss Cottage Shanklin

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Camberley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Lived up to its excellent reputation. Christine and Keith friendly and helpful. High standard of cleanliness and good choices for breakfast (didn't have evening meals). Excellent service from Tansy, who remembered our preferences (not like other hotels).

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

To Norman & Mary We knew we would get there in the end! Although you are one of our more Senior Couples but you still manged to navigate the Trip Advisor Review system as they so wanted to put a great review on about us. After reading all our reviews we are very pleased that we did in fact live...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My family and I stayed at The Swiss Cottage as I was getting married nearby. Keith and Christine were so kind to us and they went to a great deal of trouble to make our stay a special one. I stayed for the 2 nights leading up to my wedding day, and Christine left champagne and chocolates for me in...

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

Hi Kate Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. It was my pleasure and honour to be part of your wedding day celebrations. We hope to see both you and your husband for your 1st Wedding Anniversary. we wish you both happiness and love throughout your married life together. Christine & Keith

dudley
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Before actually booking we had communication with the owners who saw to it that we had the right room and then sorted out of ferry tickets. We were welcomed by Christine who showed us to our room and told us how everything worked. (TV was a little temporamentle and shower button needed to be held in for a few seconds...

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

To Kerry, Guy and Rebecca Thank you for your most lovely review. It means alot when our guests appreciate the time and effort er put into running our place. Your stay in our Family Suite Room 1 was perfect for you both & Rebecca who had her own room and gives you that security and privacy at the same time...

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2014

had a fantastic week with christine an keith breakfast was fantastic set you up for day the room was lovely on the ground floor as i have problems walking they were so helpful when i booked our party of 6 Kieth did my husband a list of all the fishing lakes near by an was so helpful to sam we...

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

To Sue & Sam in your Party of 6 Thank you making the week a fantastic and fun week and another great review. Glad you liked Room 1 which does a a memory foam topper on top of the double mattress to raise the height of the bed, which you found very comfortable and to your liking. We endeavour to...

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Our Car Club stayed for a long weekend and the hotel was beautifully clean, we were made to feel welcome as soon as we entered the hotel and the food was really great, have travelled abroad and the standard of accommodation was as good as any 4 star hotel in France, Germany, or Italy that I have ever stayed at....

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

Hello Marian & Mick Another 100% review from the Car Club. Thank you also for those great words in comparing our luxuries and standards with other great 4 Star Hotels in Europe. Even though you had a great choice of Breakfasts during your stay we also do an even better 3 Course Home Cooked Evening Meal Service as unlike many...

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Stayed here for a long weekend with a car club I belong too. I felt right at home upon arriving. Lovely rooms, with a great atmosphere. Great breakfasts In The morning. Rooms were always perfectly clean and very well maintained. Christine and Keith were always happy to stop and talk and happy to give any recommendations about things to do...

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

Thanks Kirk for another 100% excellent review. You and your friends who attend this Triumph Festival on the Island are welcome anytime and glad you (unlike others we have had stay) got up a sampled our great Full English plus all the other extra bits, to set you up for the day. Cheers Keith & Chris

Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stayed for the second year running at Swiss cottage as part of our classic car club the trump sports six club. We had a fantastic stay made better by the excellent rooms and all the little extras that come with them. The parking our first consideration as we needed to get the triumphs off the road for peace of...

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

To Our Triumph Lady Thanks again for organising a great group stay with your friends. It is always nice to accommodate a Club/Organistaion and see their wonderful cars (or bikes) out on our secure forecourt. Car parking is a major issue on the Island and we are just pleased we were able to fit all your lovely cars in on...

Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

I arrived in good spirits, excited to enjoy a break from work and from these reviews knew how welcoming and pleasant the Swiss cottage would be. My husband and I shared a twin room, which was clean and spacious for us. The back rooms are very quiet and the small touches like the wipes and mini fridge were great! It's...

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

Thank you for your opinion on our establishment and ourselves. Overall Marking 1 out of 5 at 25% is very unfair and unjust. No consideration for other categories as rooms, location, value & cleanliness all would have scored at least a 4 or 5 from your own review comments? So an overall of 1 is just playing the system? Your...

Reviewed 27 July 2014

I stayed at the Swiss Cottage for the first two weeks of July. I had booked there after reading favorable reviews on TripAdvisor. I was not disappointed. I had a very enjoyable stay, with comfortable beds in the twin room I had to myself, plenty of hot water and big soft towels. Lots of extras in the bathroom were useful,...

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

To My Dear Janet What a lovely stay you had with us for two weeks in late June/early July and we personally want to thankyou for being so nice! We are pleased that for some one travelling as a solo traveller all the way from Western Australia to our little old Island we made you feel welcome and and at...

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We have just returned from a lovely four night stay. This was a very lucky find. Everything you could possibly need in a bed and breakfast is provided and perfect. Our hosts Keith and Christine are a friendly, welcoming couple. We would throughly recommend a break here.

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Hi Pat & Duncan So pleased that you had a Lovely Short Break Stay and that you would recommend us to others and return again. From a Senior Reviwer this means alot as you have stayed all around the world in many great places and we are up there with the best. Maybe you will stay a week next time...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • 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: $41 - $65 (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 Romantic Hotel in Shanklin
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Shanklin
#11 Family Hotel in Shanklin
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