The Swiss Cottage is an award-winning guest house in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, with a 4 Star Guest Accommodation rating and an ETC Silver Award for providing high standards of hospitality and service at a top quality but affordable guest accommodation as well our Breakfast Award for our variety and quality of breakfast served.
The guest house is a Victorian building built in 1866 on one of the original quiet streets with its own off-street parking in the heart of Shanklin, close to all the amenities and is a short stroll away from the Beach.
It has been given a tasteful modern facelift to provide superb en-suite bedrooms with flat screened digital TV/DVD, extensive beverage tray, emergency bathroom essentials, towels, mini fridges, fans and hair-dryer and all the attention to detail that will make your stay really special.
So, If you are looking for a hotel or a place to stay for your weeks holiday or short break in the seaside town of Shanklin, our four-star guest accommodation is suitable for all requirements.
Well with the weather drawing in for the Winter, why not start to look ahead to the lovely sunshine next year and 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.
Check out our Last Minute Offers as we may only have limited rooms and dates left the longer you leave it.
Lots of our Guests have already booked up for 2018 and we are 25% full for the year but this is how we finished up for 2017 as follows;
March 28%, April 40%, May 72%, June 97%, July 98%, August 88%, Sept 87% & Oct 40%.
Some Prices for you;
Bed & Breakfast Cost per night per person £38 in March/April to June, October/November or £40 during July to September
Short Break Offer ‘4 Nights for the price of 3’ in March/April, May & October/November for only £114 pp or £185 including any car ferry (or for 2 people its £228 or £300 incl the ferry)
Stay 7 Nights any time of the year on B & B basis for only £266 in March/April to June, October/November or £280 during July to September
And not forgetting our Seniors Citizens who will receive a further 10% Discount off all Adult prices above
Discounted Car Ferries packages for £66 to £92 for a short break or £80 to £114 for a week’s stay for up to 7 people.
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 as a quiet room to read the book or newspaper or just to relax in!
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 to 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 screened 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.
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.
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 rooms are available for adult single occupancy; a £20 charge applies during our School Summer Holidays Season.
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.
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 2018.
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 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 2017.
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!