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Review of The Swiss Cottage Shanklin

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The Swiss Cottage Shanklin
Ranked #9 of 54 Hotels in Shanklin
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Friendly place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

Room very good, clean and tidy. Wide variety of foods available for breakfast and of high standard. Owners very friendly and helpful and hotel close to seaside and all amenities.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Hannah187063
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, 30 June 2016
Dear Guests
We would like to thankyou for your review and lovely comments on our establishment.
We never imagined that we would get so many reviews and positive feedback when we are doing something that we both enjoy and love to do.
Thank you again for the lovely time you spent with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Kind Regards
Keith & Christine
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Warwick Parish, Bermuda
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

What a great B&B! Traveled to the Isle of Wight as part of the Bermuda national volleyball team competing in the Island games, but had to arrive ahead of the team to attend some meetings. Selected it very randomly out of the tourism website and from my very first phone call to I knew I'd be happy. Keith and Christine were more than helpful, and the establishment itself was clean, quiet, but located so close to everything in Shanklin I was able to walk everywhere. It was good to stay with such down to earth people so far from home. I believe I may have been their first Bermudian visitor, but hopefully not their last.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BDABWOY
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, 30 June 2016
Dear Guests
We would like to thankyou for your review and lovely comments on our establishment.
We never imagined that we would get so many reviews and positive feedback when we are doing something that we both enjoy and love to do.
Thank you again for the lovely time you spent with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Kind Regards
Keith & Christine
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West Sussex
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

My wife, my widowed sister and I are in our 70s. We have had several happy holidays at Woodland Vale near Ryde in the past, and later at Shanklin, when our children were young. Now, after an interval of 25 years, we just wanted a clean, comfortable hotel from which to get around, using our bus passes! Swiss Cottage was perfect from every aspect. It is spotlessly clean and the rooms are very comfortable and well furnished, with en-suite shower, etc. My wife and I had a double room while my sister had an adjoining twin-bedded room. There were also many nice little touches that made Swiss Cottage really special; the supply of tea, coffee and milk was replenished daily and each room had a nice miniature 'fridge to keep water chilled. Complimentary toiletries were also generously provided, including dental cleaning and sewing repair kits, if needed. The crisp, white, spotless towels were changed, unasked, midweek (more frequently if requested) and the comfortable beds remade while we were out and the rooms cleaned. The breakfasts were enough to keep you going all day - a good choice of cereals, fruit juices and fruit segments and a full fried breakfast comprising 7 or 8 items (sausage, bacon, egg, mushrooms, beans, etc.) and liberal supplies of toast and tea and coffee. We did not have evening meals as we wanted to try various restaurants and pubs, some of which we used to visit - and did not want to be tied to specific times - but we gathered from guests who did have evening meals that they were good. The hotel is also situated in a quiet residential road, so no disturbance at night. It was also very convenient for buses and shops and some quite nice restaurants - it is also within easy walking distance of Shanklin old village which has very good pubs and eating places. We also found Shankin theatre, about 15 minutes walk from the hotel, where we enjoyed an excellent musical one evening, after a nice meal at a nearby restaurant. All in all it was a very nice stay at Swiss Cottage, and really good value for money. Just two fairly small matters could perhaps be improved upon: breakfast is served at 8.30am (with up to 10 minutes leeway) and you are required to choose your cooked breakfast (from several options) for the following morning. You would feel less constrained if breakfast was served between say 8.30 and 9.00am, and if you could choose what you want then, rather than on the previous day - as you do not necessarily know if you want to eat a big breakfast until the time comes. It is a tiny niggle and maybe not so helpful for the cook - but it might be worth considering. Nevertheless, the entire experience as a guest at Swiss Cottage was excellent and this hotel is a gem which I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank WestSussexJohn
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, 30 June 2016
Dear Guests
We would like to thankyou for your review and lovely comments on our establishment.
We never imagined that we would get so many reviews and positive feedback when we are doing something that we both enjoy and love to do.
Thank you again for the lovely time you spent with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Kind Regards
Keith & Christine
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

We loved it at Swiss Cottage because the rooms were Clean, well decorated and everything you need for a relaxed stay.

Breakfast was really good as was the service.

Swiss Cottage is located in a nice quiet road but so near the High street and the beach.
Our hosts Christine & Keith were lovely and made us feel welcome, so we will go again next year.
Elain & Dennis. Hornchurch. Essex

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank LANEY06
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, 30 June 2016
Dear Guests
We would like to thankyou for your review and lovely comments on our establishment.
We never imagined that we would get so many reviews and positive feedback when we are doing something that we both enjoy and love to do.
Thank you again for the lovely time you spent with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Kind Regards
Keith & Christine
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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

mr mrs dawson from oxford

excellent hosts the geust house in situated just off the main road for the town
the food excellent i would stongley recomend to other familes

Room Tip: the room spotless every thing thought of to help geusts in their stay
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank dawspet
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, 30 June 2016
Dear Guests
We would like to thankyou for your review and lovely comments on our establishment.
We never imagined that we would get so many reviews and positive feedback when we are doing something that we both enjoy and love to do.
Thank you again for the lovely time you spent with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Kind Regards
Keith & Christine
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eastbourne
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

My son and I enjoyed our stay with Keith and Christine very much Our rooms were kept scrupulously clean and were decorated to a high standard It was a home from home
I would reccomend it to anyone and will definately be going back in the future

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank monteybear
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KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, 30 June 2016
Dear Guests
We would like to thankyou for your review and lovely comments on our establishment.
We never imagined that we would get so many reviews and positive feedback when we are doing something that we both enjoy and love to do.
Thank you again for the lovely time you spent with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Kind Regards
Keith & Christine
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Southend on Sea
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

We have been staying at the Swiss Cottage with our friends for the last three years.

We have always found it a really nice place to stay, its always clean, the rooms are perfect for what we want and more importantly our hosts Keith and Christine are always there if you need them and are always friendly and welcoming.

Unfortunatly this year it will only be us two instead of four but as always we look forward to our stay and Christines lovely breakfasts.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Essexgp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
KeithBeckett, Owner at The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, responded to this review, 30 June 2016
Dear Guests
We would like to thankyou for your review and lovely comments on our establishment.
We never imagined that we would get so many reviews and positive feedback when we are doing something that we both enjoy and love to do.
Thank you again for the lovely time you spent with us and look forward to seeing you again.
Kind Regards
Keith & Christine
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Property: The Swiss Cottage Shanklin
Address: 10 St. Georges Road, Shanklin PO37 6BA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Swiss Cottage Shanklin 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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