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 open from the 4th July.

So we are taking bookings for July to October/November, as we have only had relatively few cases on the Island.

Hopefully if everyone continues to abide by the 5 rules on Covid when you are at home, so when it comes to your stay with us as the Country will be in a much healthier position.

However when booking we advise all our guests to read our current T & C’s, 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.

Finally please read our own COVID 19 Advice for Guests at the bottom of our home page.

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

Regards Keith & Christine 


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 November) and Room Only which includes traditional home cooked breakfasts for our guests 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, USB ports, 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.

You can find us on advertising 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 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 small 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 since 2010.

We have received The Certificate of Excellence for the past nine years since we started with them in 2011 for being in the Top 1% of the Countries establishments & awarded The Hall of Fame for 5 consecutive years.

We have also gone on and have been voted by them at the Annual Awards one of the Best Top 25 United Kingdom establishments finishing 12th in 2011/12 for Family Friendly & voted 10th Best in for 2013/14 in their Small/Budget Hotel category and 11th in 2016/17 & 21st in 2018/19.

We were, in April 2014, March 2016 and again in 2017, 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 since 2008 & Silver Star Award for the new Visit IOW Green Awards since 2018.

Please see our full Environmental Policy below and up on our wall in our hallway.

But don’t forget your ‘slippers’ as the outside dirt, wet shoes stays outside!

We are also 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.

This is our choice so please abide by it by our rule and no arguments please!

We do not allow pets to stay but do allow guide dogs. We do have 2 small dogs, Gnasher & Tammy and 1 cat Daisy as unfortunately KC recently past away who know doubt will come and say hello to you.

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 including our Full English Breakfast which is up to 7 items 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 check out our Last Minute Offers to see what rooms we have left for you and then you can come along and book up soon so you can see for yourself.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Keith & Christine

Swiss Cottage Isle of Wight

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