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The Swiss Cottage Guest House, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Hello to All our potential Guests

We are now open for bookings for this season and with the weather improving every year, so why not book up early and enjoy the lovely sunshine on our fabulous beaches and have some lazy days on the Island? So browse through our website and we hope you like what you see and then just get in touch and we will simply have a chat and see when we can get you booked in.

Lots of our regular Guests have already booked up for 2020 as we are 74% full for the year as follows; May 51%, June 81%, July 79%, August 79%, Sept 78%.

So we look forward to speaking to you soon!

Some prices for you

Bed & Breakfast Cost per night per person £40 from March to June & October/November or £44 from July to September

Short Break Offer ‘4 Nights for the price of 3’ in March to May & October/November for only £120 pp or £196 including any car ferry (or for 2 people its £240 or £316 incl the ferry)

Stay 7 Nights any time of the year on B & B basis for only £280 from March to June, October/November or £308 during July to September

And not forgetting our Seniors Citizens who will receive a further 10% Discount off all Adult prices above in our Mid Season, when you book directly with us

Discounted Car Ferries packages for £70 to £98 for a short break or £88 to £122 for a week’s stay for up to 7 people.

Bar Lounge

Enjoy a relaxing drink during our warm summer evenings in our comfortable bar lounge or our newly decked patio area/furniture and watch the world go by.

We have a selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks available at our competitive priced honesty bar.

If you do not wish to go out why not stay in and catch up on your television programs on our large Flat Screen TV which also has Digital & Sky channels or use our Free WIFI service to catch up with those emails!

On the first floor, children have their own TV room with games/books and all the latest releases on DVD and Video’s so they can get away from the parents for a while or the grown-ups can use it also like a quiet room to read the book or newspaper or just to relax in!

Dining Room

After a good nights sleep, come down and read the complimentary morning papers in the Lounge.

The doors open for Breakfast and is then served between 8.30 and 9.30 a.m.

On entry to the dining room, you will be shown to your table and you will then have a choice of 9 different kinds of cereal, grapefruit & pear segments, fresh fruit and 5 different juices, all available on a self-service basis.

Our breakfasts are pre-ordered which helps Christine have your breakfast prepared fresh and ready for when you are, so you are not left waiting around which all then give you a much more efficient service, to ensure that you can enjoy the whole day ahead.

You can order a variety of excellent breakfasts from our Full (9 item) English breakfast or just try lighter option of up to 5 items or Croissant with Scrambled Egg & Smoked Salmon, Egg/Bacon/Sausage sandwiches or a tasty smoked Kipper & bread to name a few, which are all cooked fresh every morning to order and accompanied by a variety of fruit, herbal, decaf & black teas and several coffees/hot chocolate plus white/brown/wholemeal toast as required with your choice of 6 jams and 5 marmalade’s to prepare you for the day ahead.

Children are well catered for with their own menu, as well as a choice of a smaller portion of the adult main course or they can upgrade for a full Adult portion.


The modern and tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, two of which are on the ground floor, offer flexible accommodation.

All rooms have flat screen digital TV/DVD for you to watch over 100 channels or listen to some music on your CD/radio alarm clock.

You also have an extensive range of complimentary beverages, fresh milk, mini fridge, fan and a hairdryer in your room plus a trouser press, iron and ironing board and shoe polish equipment are on the landing for you to use.

Double room

We are able to arrange accommodation to provide up to five en-suite double rooms at any one time, depending on availability.

Two are situated on the ground floor, one with a large walk-in shower and seating area into the front bay and the other with a shower cubicle and extra dressing room.

The other three are on the first floor, one large double with bath and shower above which also has a seating area and the other two standard doubles both have en-suite shower rooms.

All Double rooms are available for adult single occupancy with an extra charge of £22 during our High Season.

Single / Twin room

There are three standard twin rooms on the first floor, one with bath/shower en-suite, the other with shower en-suite and the last one has the sole use of a private bathroom.

Sorry, we do not have any Twin Rooms on the Ground Floor.

All Single/Twin rooms are available for adult single occupancy with an extra charge of £11 during our High Season.

Family Suites

There are two Family Suites, the first is on the Ground Floor and is arranged to accommodate two adults sharing an en-suite double room and another room for one smaller child sleeping on a sofa bed within the same open plan suite plus an en-suite shower room.

The second Family Suite is on the First Floor, which can accommodate two adults sharing an en-suite double room and up to two children sleeping on single beds, in an adjoining twin room within the same suite.

Please note that we DO NOT take children or babies under the age of 10 years of age, sorry.

Although we don’t have a Beauty Room on the premises our friends Tiffany & Jill have a The Beauty Lounge just around the corner and offer great rates for facials, body massages, hand & foot care, nails and waxing and all at reasonable prices.


The Swiss Cottage has been continually voted as one of the top Hotels in Shanklin, as well as one of the best places to stay in the whole of the Isle of Wight by Trip Advisor reviewers for the past 8 years and are only one of a few still rated 5 out 5 and one of the highest satisfaction rates at 96%!.

As we are in the Top 1% we have also been voted by Trip Advisor themselves at the Annual Awards, 12th Best in the United Kingdom in 2011/12 for Family-Friendly Establishment & also has been voted 10th Best in the UK in 2013/14 in their Small/Budget Hotel category and again in 2016/17 in 11th place for Best Small Hotel & again 21st in 2018/19.

We are also proud to have received the prestigious Silver Award from Visit England for High Quality of our Accommodation and Service every year since 2010 to current day 2020.

2014 has been another great year for us receiving Awards.

In April 2014 and in March 2016 and again in March 2017, we have been Awarded The Green Leaders Gold Award for being Environmentally Friendly with our Towel, Linen, Lighting, Cleanliness and Recycling Policy which we operate in our establishment, so we would like to thank all those guests who do abide by our simple helpful guidelines to maintain the property with us.

In 2019 we have also been awarded the Silver Star for Visit IOW Green Awards.

In September 2014 we were Awarded the Visit England’s Breakfast Award for our High Quality of Service and produce, which again only shows our high standards that we aim to achieve and have continued receiving that award every year up to current day 2020.

In summary, The holiday accommodation at The Swiss Cottage has the high standards of a Hotel, but with the friendly, personal touch of a family-run B & B by Keith & Christine Beckett.

A home from home where guests meet as strangers and leave as friends.

We look forward to seeing you soon but don’t forget your slippers!


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