The Swiss Cottage is a multi award-winning guest house in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, providing high standards of hospitality and service at a top quality but affordable guest accommodation.
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 silver guest accommodation is suitable for all requirements.
We provide quality bed and breakfast rooms (March to Oct) as well as a half board option (June, July & September) which includes traditional home cooked food for guests wanting to enjoy their evening meal 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 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 with flat screened digital TV/DVD, beverage tray, fan, mini fridge and hairdryer and all the attention to detail that will make your stay really special & memorable.
Due to our rise in popularity and demand we no longer accept one or two nighters, our minimum stay is 3 nights as we specialize in short breaks and weekly holidays.
We cater for families with Children aged 10 - 15 years, sorry no children under the age of 10 years.
We are only one in a hundred that does not use any booking sites like Bookings.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Trivago etc, as we believe in speaking to our guests and giving that personal touch right from the off!
Please take time to look at our other pages for further information on our website before you contact us to book your holiday break.
Swiss Cottage has been described as 'A home from home where guests meet as strangers and leave as friends'.
Swiss Cottage has been continually voted as one of the top two 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 5 years.
We have received The Certificate of Excellence for the past four since we started with them in 2011/2012 for being in the Top 1% of the Countries establishments.
We have also gone on and have been voted by them at the Annual Awards, 12th Best in the United Kingdom in 2011/12 for Family Friendly & voted 10th Best in the UK for 2013/14 in their Small/Budget Hotel category.
We were, in April 2014 and again in March 2016, awarded The Green Leaders Gold Level Award for being Environmentally Friendly re: clean towels every 4th day & linen changes once per week, energy saving bulbs and motion sensor lighting, recycling bins in the hallway for the guests to use, hand sanitizers and cleanliness so we would like to Thank all of our guests who have abided by our simple guidelines to help us achieve this Award.
This is in addition to our Green Tourism Gold we won in 2008.
Please see our full Environmental Policy below and up on our wall in our hallway.
But dont forget your 'slippers' as the outside dirt, wet shoes stays outside!
We are also a completely no smoking establishment and have been for years.
We have an outside patio area that you can used but not during breakfast & meal times whilst other guests are still eating.
Whilst there are still many unknowns regarding e-cigarettes, we have been advised by the FDA & Hotel Association that we can regulate them in the same way as traditional tobacco products, due to the liquid nicotine derived from natural tobacco plants.
This is our choice so please abide by it by our rule and no arguments please!
We are also proud to have the prestigious Silver Award from Visit England for High Quality of our Accommodation and Service since 2010 and also our well earned The Breakfast Award since 2014 for a full range of 8 different breakfast choices plus all the extras of the cold buffet/fruits etc.
This year we have been recognised by Tourism South of England in their Best B&B/Guest Accommodation category in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014 and not only winning the category on the Island but with very stiff competition we won the award for 4th place/ Highly Commended at the Awards Ceremony competing against the whole of the South Coast properties .
So come along and book up soon so you can see for yourself.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Keith & Christine