Swiss Cottage Isle of Wight

"Come and enjoy our high standards of hospitality and service "

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Corona Virus Update Following Government Guidelines –

We are now closed for 2021 due to the 3rd National Lockdown and will try to reopen early February 2021 but we are still taking bookings for this 2021 season and we hope that Covid will be behind us by then.

Early booking is advisable to enjoy our clean air & the lovely sunshine on our fabulous beaches and have some lazy days on the Island. 

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 & National restrictions & you get your Vaccine during these dark times, we will all be ok when it comes to your stay with us.

However when booking we advise all our guests to read our current T & C’s and also our own COVID 19 Advice for Guests at the bottom of our home page, as they still apply at this worrying time.

We also strongly advise to make sure you take out Holiday Insurance when booking either with our Hotel Guest First Insurance or your own company.

We ask you also to check out ferries, buses & train information as well as any attractions, restaurants you wish to visit for their opening days, times and restrictions before you arrive and also look at for more information.

So we look forward to welcoming you when you do come.

Keep Safe Keith & Christine 


The Swiss Cottage is a multi award-winning guest house in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, providing high standards of hospitality and service, so if you are looking for a hotel or a place to stay for your weeks holiday or short break of 3 days or more in the seaside town of Shanklin, our four-star silver guest accommodation is suitable for all requirements.

We provide quality bed and breakfast rooms (Feb/March to November) and Room Only which includes traditional home cooked breakfasts for guests to enjoy in our dining room.

The holiday accommodation at Swiss Cottage has the high standards of a Hotel but with the friendly, personal touch of a family-run B&B run by Keith & Christine Beckett.

The Swiss Cottage guest house is a old Victorian building built in 1866 and is on a quiet street with its own off street parking in the heart of Shanklin, close to all the local amenities and is a short flat stroll away from our glorious Beach & Esplanade.

We have given the property a tasteful modern face lift to provide superb En-suite bedrooms  and all the attention to detail that will make your stay really special & memorable.

We have links to sites like Expedia,, Trivago, TripAdvisor & Red Funnel Holidays and our own Visit Isle of Wight Tourism site but we prefer you to book directly with us, as not only are our prices cheaper but we firmly still believe in speaking to all our guests and giving them that personal touch right from the off

So please take time to look at our other pages for further information and our Last Minute Offers before you contact us to book your holiday break to see it all for yourself.

We are a completely no smoking & no e-cigarettes establishment and have been for years.

We have an outside patio area that you can used but not during breakfast times whilst other guests are still eating.

We do not allow pets to stay but do allow guide dogs. We do have 2 small dogs, Gnasher & Tammy and 1 cat Daisy  who no doubt will come and say hello to you.

The Swiss Cottage has been described as ‘A home from home where guests meet as strangers and leave as friends’ but don’t forget your slippers.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


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 and are only one of the few still rated 5 out 5 with one of the highest satisfaction rates at 96%.

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.

See our Award winning logos below.

Swiss Cottage Isle of Wight

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