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 & Road Map –

We are now finally OPEN as from the 17th May after the National Lockdowns, so we are here to Welcome all our guests back to the Island.

We are taking bookings for the rest of 2021 season but please bear in mind that Covid has not fully gone away, so we are still continuing with safety restrictions for all concerned during these challenging times, so please familiarise yourself to the new way of staycations.

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

However when booking we advise all our guests to read our current T & C’s, as they still apply now we are open.

2020/21 has been an unprecedented year but ‘We are Good to Go’ and have officially been inspected by the Councils Covid Support Team and are safe to open, as we have everything in place to make your stay safe & secure, with sanitizers, cleaning & housekeeping & thorough 24 hour airing & enhanced cleaning of your room before your stay, entry/exit doors to communal areas & two breakfast sittings at 8am & 9am, so if everyone abides by social distancing & restrictions & have had your two vaccinations during these dark times, we hope we will all be kept safe when it comes to your stay with us.

We also advise you to read our Covid T & C’s which are forever changing with new Government Legislation and Advice for Guests at the bottom of our home page but the main points are that you will still need at least one (and waited 3 weeks before you travel) or your two full vaccinations & we will require proof of this to stay with us, otherwise no holiday with us, continue to socially distance and continue to wear masks in all communal/public indoor spaces!

For any bookings that may be affected by Coronavirus in the future, as a gesture of goodwill, if you are not allowed to travel, we will endeavour to help you rebook with us later in this Year or as a last resort for up to 1 calendar year from your original staycation date or your deposit back.

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 also recommend you to research all your ferries, buses & train information as well as any attractions, restaurants you wish to visit for their opening times/days, whether they are pre booking times and any Vaccination or Covid Test restrictions before you arrive and then continue to use all QR Codes for Test & Trace.

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 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 11 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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