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“A very good family resort, for comfort and service.”

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The Swiss Cottage Shanklin
Ranked #9 of 52 Hotels in Shanklin
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A very good family resort, for comfort and service.”
Reviewed 29 August 2011

This was a pleasant, enjoyable, stay with Christine and Keith ,the food was amazing the rooms were very clean and tidy with very good decoration, and excellent room and dinner service . We would recommend Swiss cottage to any family who are looking for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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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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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2011

As I hadn't been to the Isle of Wight for at least 20 years, and my partner had never been before, we decided to spend a short stay here. Lovely clean, homely hotel, with friendly, welcoming staff. The only possible flaw was our room was the only one without an en-suite bathroom, but we are more than willing to overlook this, and we were made aware of it before we arrived. Breakfast was cooked fresh to order and was very nice. Set in a very quaint location in the Old Village, with easy short-walk access to the beach and town centre. The owners, Keith and Christine, were very accommodating, and couldn't do enough for us, even providing us with an electric fan on a particularly hot day!! In all, four words summed up our stay here - See You Next Year!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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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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Hertfordshire
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Our decision to go to the IOW was very last minute.  When we phoned to book Keith also offered to book the ferry for us, which was helpful and slightly cheaper that booking with the ferry company at the time.

On arrival we received a warm welcome and found the accommodation to be spacious and clean. It was evident that the place has been refurbished recently and it was a pleasant place to stay. The location is good for both walking into the town and the beach.

At breakfast there was plenty of selection, the portions sizes were big and the quality was good.  We had dinner one night and found that to also to be of good quality, proper home cooked food!

Keith and Christine were helpful and friendly throughout our stay. We enjoyed our stay and I would highly recommend The Swiss Cottage Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Samantha C
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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
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2011

I have visited Swiss Cottage on several w occasions and it never disappoints me. The warm and friendly reception I get from Christine and Keith is wonderful. The rooms are decorated beautifully and are extremely clean and well maintained. The extra little touches are excellent i.e. small fridge in the room, sewing kit, tooth picks etc in the bathroom. I will definitely be visiting again soon.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank 01sandybeach
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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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Bognor Regis
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

My husband and I visited the Isle of Wight for the first time. We searched for accommodation on-line and came across the Swiss Cottage. We were so pleased that we did. Keith and Christine give you a very warm welcome and work extremely hard at looking after their guests and keeping their hotel spotless. Good home food cooking with fresh ingredients. They go that extra mile to make sure that their guests are happy and well catered for. The rooms are beautifully refurbished and very comfortable. They are conveniently situated for all facilities and I highly recommend Swiss Cottage, if we decide to go back to the Island, we will definately be going back there.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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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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Isle of Man
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

Seeking reasonably priced and conveniently situated accommodation to stay as an Isle of Man supporter for the Island Games I was not disappointed with my choice. The Swiss Cottage is close to shops, pubs, restaurants as well as the bus and railway stations in Shanklin enabling me to get to various sporting venues around the rest of the Island. The bedroom and ensuite was clean and well presented - a nice place to come home to at the end of each day in a hectic 8 day schedule. I enjoyed my breakfasts too as there was a pretty good selection of choices including kippers. Although I didn't sample the evening meals, I imagine they must have been good as most mornings Christine appeared to be discussing the evening menu and taking orders from fellow guests. My first time on the Isle of Wight and I would like to re-visit, thanks.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Thank RayMcM
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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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Leamington Spa
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

We stayed at 'Swiss Cottage' for a short four day break. The hotel is beautifully decorated & is spotlessly clean. We received a warm welcome from Keith & Christine. They were particularly accommodating with my husband's food allergy, which we really appreciated. We would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Thank richard w
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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This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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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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