The Swiss Cottage

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Welcome to The Swiss Cottage in Shanklin, Isle of Wight run by Keith & Christine Beckett.

We are now into our 12th successful year and have spent a lot of our time and effort to restore and tastefully modernise this lovely 1866 establishment up to a standard worthy of our 4 Star Rating plus the prestigious Silver Award and Breakfast Award recognition by Visit Britain for our higher quality of accommodation and service.

Our rooms have all modern appliances, clean and fresh interior and care has been taken down to the smallest detail to make your stay a more pleasant experience.

We have a range of en-suite rooms, from family suites, double, twin and single occupancy to take care of everyone’s needs.

So whether it’s B and B or Room Only, serving a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day.

If you are coming for something special i.e. Honeymoons, Anniversary’s or Birthdays, we offer a free gift to celebrate these occasions during your stay with us.

Plus we have the added bonus of being ideally situated in the heart of the flat part of Shanklin, situated on a quiet road with its own off street parking for 6 cars and within easy walking distance to all the amenities that Shanklin has to offer; Train & Bus Station, The picturesque Old Village, The Famous Shanklin Chine, The Beach/Cliff Lift and the local Shops & numerous local Restaurants close by.

It is an ideal base for a quiet relaxing holiday and for a base to see the entire Isle of Wight.

So come and see for yourself and enjoy our high standards of hospitality and service and relax in the comfortable and clean surroundings after a long days sightseeing in our guest accommodation.

We feel we offer a lot more than most, as we go that extra mile, without charging you the earth for it.

However, to avoid disappointment we recommend you to book early and we look forward to meeting you soon, but don’t forget your slippers!


We offer you a friendly warm professional welcome on your arrival and you will be shown around by us personally and then you can enjoy a well earned cup of tea/coffee after your long journey and this is when your holiday experience begins.

Many of our guests return each season, to enjoy the comfort of a home from home atmosphere, knowing they will receive the best care and attention.

The Swiss Cottage is the place where guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends.

After a good night’s sleep come down for your breakfast, which is served between 8.30 am and 9.30 am or just come and read the daily papers in the lounge.

Guests are given a warm greeting each morning as they enter our bright and airy dining room to enjoy a relaxed breakfast and banter with other guests and the owners.

We provide you with various selections of cereals, porridge, fruit segments, fresh fruit and fresh fruit salad, yoghurts, health bars and 6 juices are all available on a self-service basis, followed by a hearty Full English breakfast of 9 items.

A variety of lighter options are available up to 5 items, Croissant with Scrambled Egg & Smoked Salmon, Egg/Bacon/Sausage sandwiches or a tasty smoked Kipper & bread plus much more, are all cooked to order and accompanied by a variety of teas/coffees & toast as required, to prepare you for the day ahead.

Children are catered for with their own menu, as well as a choice of a smaller portion from the adult main course.

We also cater for Special Dietary needs, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Diets, so ask just to make sure.


The Swiss Cottage has various sized en suite rooms on offer, with either baths or power showers.

We have 2 Larger Doubles with their own seating area, 3 Standard Doubles, 2 Family Suites comprising of two rooms each, 2 Twins and a further Twin with a private bathroom.

Both Family Rooms are designed for up 2 Adults + 1 or 2 Children 10-15yrs.

All rooms have all new flat screened digital LCD TV/DVD for you to watch over 100 channels or listen to some music on your CD/radio alarm clock.

You have a great range of complimentary toiletries & beverages, mini fridge, fan and a hair dryer in your room plus a trouser press, iron and ironing board and shoe polish equipment are on the landing.

We ask, like many establishments that you arrive between 2pm and 5pm and check out by 10am on the day of departure so we can plan our day ahead.

Facilities & Features

Guests can relax in our bright bar/lounge and watch our wide Flat Screen LCD TV with Sky channels.

Enjoy a drink and chat with other guests from our well stocked bar offering speciality Ales, Beers, Wines & Spirits and soft drinks

Enjoy the warm summer evenings sitting on our decked patio area and watch the world go by.

For the young at heart, we have Free Wi-Fi access, so that you can keep in touch with your friends back home.

A Dry Lounge/Children’s Lounge is situated on the first floor. Guests can watch TV, DVD’s or Videos or maybe just relax and read a book.

All guests have 24 hour key access.

Courtesy Transport to and from Shanklin Train Station (by arrangement)

Pick Up and Drop Off from Ferry Terminals (minimal charge applies by arrangement)

Our guests have voted us one of the Top places to stay in Shanklin and on The Isle of Wight, over the past 8 years on Trip Advisor, from all around the world.

We were voted 12th at the Annual Trip Advisor Awards in the Family Category in the whole of the United Kingdom in 2012 and followed that up by finishing 10th in the Bargain Hotel Category in 2014 and more recently in 2016 finished 11th in the Bargain Hotel Category again.

We have also been awarded A Certificate of Excellence for finishing in the Top 1% for our overall commitment to their standards, every year since 2012.

In August 2014 and again in March 2016, we were Awarded The Green Leaders Gold Level Award for being Environmentally Friendly which sits nicely along side our Green Tourism Gold from Visit Britain a few years ago.

Also in 2014 we have been recognised by Tourism South East in their Best B & B/Guest Accommodation category in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence for 2014/15 and proud to represent the Island and with very stiff competition we won the award for Highly Commended.


We have many offers to tempt you but here is just a few;

A further approx 10% Discount for Senior Citizens (65yrs +) except in our school summer holidays 20th July to 30th August from prices below.

A further approx 20% Discount for Children (10 to 15yrs) when sharing with a full paying adult from prices below

Stay for 4 nights for the Price of 3 on B & B basis during March, April, May or October/November so get One Night Free for only £120 pp

Discounted Car Ferry Inclusive Packages are available with us via Red Funnel & Wightlink from all ferry ports.


Bed & Breakfast per Adult;

Mid Season – March to June & Oct/Nov

£40.00     per extra night
£280.00   weekly

High Season – July to September

£44.00     per extra night
£308.00   weekly
Add £22.00 per night Single Occupancy Supplement during our School Holidays 20th July to 30th August.

We do not have any small single rooms; hence the charge, as you will occupy a twin or double room to yourself.

Sorry No One or Two Nighters please, as our minimum stay is three nights.

We prefer to give our personal attention to our guests, therefore please have a look at our own website for more information or call us direct for more offers and to discuss your forthcoming stay with us.

We await your call and don’t forget your slippers to relax in!

Adults Only
Bar and/or Restaurant
Family Friendly
Ferry Arranged or Inclusive
Fitness Facilities and/or Spa
Free Wi-Fi
Ground Floor Room(s)
Half-Board Available
Linen Included (applies to self-catering)
Off Road Parking
Open All Year
Pets Accepted by Arrangement
Sea View (some rooms)
Swimming Pool
Wheelchair User Accessible
10, St. Georges Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BA
01983 862333
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