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The Swiss Cottage
Ranked #27 of 99 Great Yarmouth B&B and Inns
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England
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“loved it”
Reviewed 26 August 2011

Wonderful location beautiful clean residence. Wonderful breakfasts and Barbara was fantastic. Our room and bed were very clean/ Our only fault against it was they have allowed guests to have pets and there was a dog.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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barton/on/humber
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2011

we had a lovely clean room no.7excellent breakfast didnt have to wait.catered for my gluten intolerance perfectly.we will certainly go back if we get the chance.we found Barbara a very nice and friendly person

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank lizdick1969
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Hampshire
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2011

There are three things my wife and I give importance to when staying anywhere, be it an hotel or a caravan - location, cleanliness and service.

Swiss Cottage Bed & Breakfast, run by Bob and Barbara Briggs, whilst located on the seafront of Great Yarmouth, is ideally situated north of the pier in a far quieter and more peaceful area. And yet within an easy 15 minute stroll you can be in the hustle and bustle of its numerous bars, restaurants, cafes and amusement arcades – of which there are many. As with all of this area, the land is flat and so ideal for walking even if you are elderly or infirm. Opposite Swiss Cottage are the Water Gardens, consisting of man made ‘streams’ meandering through gardens and under bridges. Beyond this runs the promenade then sand dunes and the beach. Walking along the beach away from Great Yarmouth towards Caister brings you to a Tern colony where these birds can be seen alongside Skylarks, numerous species of Gulls, and, if you are lucky, seals swimming in close proximity to the shore.

The cleanliness of Swiss Cottage cannot be faulted. My wife and I stayed in room 5 which is located on the first floor overlooking the private car park to the rear. This room is the last to be awaiting a revamp and yet was as spotless as the rest of the establishment. Barbara aims to make each day of your holiday feel like the first and this she achieves by keeping your room as clean and crisp as when you arrived. Fresh towels are supplied each day along with a re-stocking of the tea and coffee making facilities plus some very nice biscuits.

The service you receive from your hosts is excellent. They are both polite and welcoming with plenty of knowledge about the area. Barbara and Bob suggested various establishments to try for our evening meals and each one proved an excellent choice. As far as breakfasts are concerned, again full marks must be given. These are served in the light and airy dining room which, along with the other communal areas, is spotless. A self service choice of cereals, fruit and orange juice starts you off. This is followed by your choice of cooked breakfast which is done to order along with pots of tea and/or coffee. I had the full English whereas my wife chose something different each day but all were served with a smile and cooked to perfection. If you still have room then toast is again done to order, white or wholemeal, with a good selection of conserves available on each table.

If you are looking for negatives in this review then I’m afraid you will be disappointed. Unless you are a smoker, that is. Swiss Cottage is strictly for non-smokers only. However, if you are thinking of giving up the habit then having the chance to stay at Swiss Cottage would make it worth the effort.

In summary, an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday with all the comforts of home and more.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rural Fylde Area
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2011

We arrived and were given a warm welcome by Barbara. The room we had overlooked the water gardens and sea and was very large and comfortable. Breakfast was always served with a smile and nothing was too much trouble. If we visit Great Yarmouth again we will most definitely go back to Swiss Cottage. Barbara even lovingly cared for out tomato plants the whole week we were there!! Lovely secure parking area at the rear with entrance to reception area. Very well laid out B&B. Also liked the No Smoking policy. The only down side, which is to do with the Council, is that buses no longer run along the promenade into town. Part of Northamptonshire's cuts I'm afraid. A great pity when there is a bus stop right outside the building. All the very best Barbara and Bob.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stanwell, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2011

2nd stay, and still the same excellent service, room was very comfortable with a fantastic view out to sea, then wake up to the full english to set your day off. Barbara & bob make you fill at home from the moment you arrive.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2011

Barbara & Bob were wonderful hosts. Every morning a hearty full English breakfast really got the day going. Mum has difficulty with stairs so the ground floor single room was ideal for her. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

this was a lovely b+b nearly on the beach,barbara was an excellent host we shall return.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Swiss Cottage
Address: 31 North Drive, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Great Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly, pleasant, attractive and welcoming, we invite you to stay in the relaxing surroundings of this, non smoking, Victorian Guest House. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the feeling is one of peaceful satisfaction. We are perfect for a stay in Great Yarmouth Norfolk. Swiss Cottage is on North Drive promenade with ample, free parking in an enclosed courtyard at the rear of the building. Come stay for a night or take advantage of the discounted breaks. ... more   less 
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