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The Swiss Cottage has been continually voted as one of the top properties 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 10 years.

Our attention to detail and all our little extra touches puts us a cut above the rest and our many Awards & recognitions are gratefully appreciated for our efforts.

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 but don’t forget your slippers!



We are now open for bookings for 2021 season and we hope that Covid will be behind us by then, early booking is advisable and enjoy our clean air & the lovely sunshine on our fabulous beaches and have some lazy days on the Island. Browse through our website and we hope you like what you see and then get in touch and have a chat and see when we can get you booked in.

2020 has been an unprecedented year but ‘We are Good to Go’ as we have everything in place to make your stay safe & secure, with sanitizers, cleaning & housekeeping, entry/exit doors to communal areas & two breakfast sittings, so if everyone abides by social distancing & Tier restrictions during these dark times, we will all be ok  when it comes to your stay with us.

We look forward to speaking to you soon



Following Covid, although our business suffered, we have kept our prices the same for 2021 for you. Bed & Breakfast Cost per night per person is £41 in our Mid-Season during March to June & September to November or £45 in our High Season during July & August.

Short Break Offer ‘4 Nights for the price of 3’ in March to May & October/November for only £123 pp or £203 including any car ferry (or for 2 people its £246 or £326 incl the ferry)

Stay 7 Nights any time of the year on B & B basis for only £287 from March to June, September to November or £315 during July & August or check out our website for more deals & information.

And not forgetting our Teenagers who will receive a 15% discount & our Senior Citizens a 10% Discount off all Adult prices above in our Mid-Season tariff, when you book directly with us.

Discounted Car Ferries packages for £66 to £100 for a short break or £86 to £124 for a week’s stay for up to 7 people.



Whilst you are staying at the Swiss Cottage in Shanklin, why not enjoy a relaxing drink during our warm summer evenings in our comfortable bar lounge or our decked patio area/furniture and watch the world go by. (Depending on Covid Restrictions)

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

If you do not wish to go out why not stay in and relax 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, we have a dry lounge/quiet room so you can catch up on some reading, play cards or just to relax in.

After a good night’s sleep, come down and read your daily papers/magazines in the Guests Lounge (please do not take them in our dining room) or catch up with the news and weather on the TV.



We are continuing with the split breakfast services to maintain the safe social distancing. We will open the doors for Breakfast, on entry you have a choice of 7 different cereals, bowl of mixed berries, yoghurts and fruit juice, (Porridge on request) everything you need will be placed on your designated tables. The 2 Services are: 8am & 9am.

All of our breakfasts are pre-ordered the day before and are freshly prepared ready to serve you, which makes for a faster more efficient service and to ensures that you can enjoy the whole day ahead. (local produce when available from local butchers, grocers and farms).

You can order a variety of excellent breakfasts from our Full 7 item English breakfast or just try the lighter option of up to 2 items or Croissant with Scrambled Egg & Smoked Salmon, Egg/Bacon/Sausage sandwiches or a tasty smoked double Kipper & bread, veggie options, accompanied by a variety of fruit, herbal, decaf & black teas or decaff, granulated, cafetiere coffees or something different like Latte or Cappuccino or Hot Chocolate plus white/brown/wholemeal toast as required with your choice of 3 jams, 4 marmalade’s  or honey, marmite or golden syrup to prepare you for the day ahead.

Teenagers have their own breakfast menu which is a smaller variation of the Adults or they can upgrade to the full Adult menu with a £2 supplement.



The modern and tastefully decorated 7/8 En-suite rooms, two of which are on the ground floor for accessible needs, offer flexible accommodation for up to 16 guests.

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.

We have also installed USB plugs in one of the sockets per room.

We provide each room with 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. We do not have black out curtains but all front facing rooms have extra blinds.

We have 6 car spaces on our forecourt & free parking in the road.

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.



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 sitting room.

The other three are on the first floor, one large double with bath and shower above 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.



There are two standard twin rooms on the first floor, one with a En-suite bath/shower above & the other with En-suite shower cubicle.

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

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



We are now only using one Family Suite on the First Floor, which can accommodate up to two adults sharing an En-suite double room and one or two teenagers sleeping on single beds, in an adjoining twin room, all within the same suite & all sharing the same bathroom facilities. It has its own corridor and doors to each room and also an outer door that be locked for your own privacy.

Please note that we DO NOT take children or babies under the age of 13 years of age.



At the Swiss Cottage we have strived to achieve and maintain various awards and are one of the few still rated 5 out 5 with one of the highest satisfaction rates at 96% on Trip Advisor since 2010.

We have received The Certificate of Excellence & Hall of Fame Awards, as we are in the Top 1% in the UK and have also been voted 4 times by them at their Annual Awards as The Travellers Choice which is the Top 25 in the United Kingdom – 12th Best 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.

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 2014, 2016 and again in 2017, we have been Awarded Trip Advisors The Green Leaders Gold Award for being Environmentally Friendly with our towel & linen changes, energy saving lighting & motion sensors, hand sanitizers & cleanliness and our recycling bin 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.

This is in addition to our Green Tourism Gold we won since 2008 & since 2018 we have also been awarded the Silver Star for Visit IOW Green Awards.

And finally, we have been recognised by Tourism South of England in their Best B&B/Guest Accommodation category in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014 and not only winning the category on the Island but with very stiff competition we won the award for 4th place/ Highly Commended at the Awards Ceremony competing against the whole of the South Coast properties.

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!




Contact info

10 St George's Rd, Shanklin PO37 6BA, UK

01983 862333

[email protected]

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