The Swiss Cottage Shanklin

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10 St Georges Road
SHANKLIN
Isle of Wight
PO37 6BA

Tel: 01983 862333

The Swiss Cottage Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • GreenLeader Gold

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    304
  • Very Good
    23
  • Average
    3
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • mark w
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Amazing stay, great location
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th September 2018
    This was our first stay at Swiss Cottage. Great location, short stroll to Old Village, town centre, beach, train station and bus station. Lovely room with lots of lovely finishing touches and... Read full review
  • alanwS5605NQ
    Peterborough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Another great holiday
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 24th September 2018
    I have just returned from my 15th stay at Swiss Cottage in Shanklin, you could say that this is my 2nd home as that is what it feels like each time I go. The owners Keith and Christine are the... Read full review
  • Linda S
    Hayling Island, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Top Guest House
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th October 2018
    My friend & I have just returned from a 3 night stay and we have to say it was perfect. Christine & Keith were very welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were very... Read full review

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
10
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
1 x Family Suite with En-suite Shower Room - Comprising of Two Rooms for 2 Adults & 1 Child aged 10 to 15 years and Please Phone us for any Last Minute Offers?from £112.00 to £124.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
1 x Family Suite with En-suite Shower Room - Comprising of Two Rooms for 2 Adults & 2 Children aged 10 to 15 years - Please phone us for any Last Minute Offers?from £144.00 to £160.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
1 x Twin with Sole use of a Private Bathroom - Please phone us directly to receive 10% discount for Senior Citizens and any Last Minute Offers?from £36.00 to £40.00 per person per night (breakfast included)
2 x Twins with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Please phone us directly to receive 10% Discount for Senior Citizens and any Last Minutes Offers like our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 in March to May and October/Novemberfrom £40.00 to £44.00 per person per night (breakfast included)
5 x Doubles with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Please phone us directly to receive 10% Discount for Senior Citizens and any Last Minute Offers like our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 in March to May and October/Novemberfrom £40.00 to £44.00 per person per night (breakfast included)

*We offer all our rooms on a per person basis.
If staying on your own there is a single supplement of £23 per night for the room in our School Holidays/High Season. (However please note that we do not have any small single rooms but are all normal/large double or twin sized rooms)
Senior Citizens over the age of 65 will receive a 10% reduction from our Adults rates.
Extra 10% supplement for all Bank Holidays & Festival Weekends.
Adults/Seniors - call us to check out our Short Break Special Offers on '4 nights for 3' on B & B basis in March,April, May or Oct/Nov for Only £120 per person or £240 per couple or £194 or £314 to include the Car Ferry!.
Or come and stay longer and try our '7 Nights Break' on Bed & Breakfast in June/July & Sept for £280 for Mid Season & £308 for High Season.
Adult & Senior Prices range from £36 to £48 based on Bed & Breakfast depending on the season
Sorry we do not have the facilities to cater for Children under the age of 10 years (no cots/high chairs )

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Bedrooms - Please have a look at our Accessibility Statement for further guidance on our web site
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Ramp / Level Access - Level Access to all areas

Catering

  • Bar - Bar opens at 6pm just before dinner service and then re-opens again at 9pm
  • Cater for vegetarians - Please notify us by indicating this on your booking form
  • Early breakfast available
  • Evening meal available on request
  • Full liquor licence
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Restaurant - Evening Meals served to the Guests during June July & Sept.
  • Serve breakfast - Try our range of Cereals, Yoghurts, Juices and Fruit before going onto your Full English Lighter option or Kippers, followed by Tea/Coffee and Toast to set you up for the day!
  • Special diets catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for - Please advise us when booking

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Minimum child age of 10 years accepted.
  • Children's Meals - Separate Children menu is available or smaller adult portions as required
  • Children's videos/DVDs available - In another TV Lounge upstairs
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Two Family Suites with separate bedrooms within the suite for parents and children in either bunk beds or twin beds for your privacy

Establishment Features

  • Beach / Coast within walking distance - Beach/Coast less than 2 minutes walk away
  • Beach/Coast 5 min walking distance
  • Central heating throughout - Operated at around 19-21 degrees for your comfort
  • Children aged 12yrs+ welcome - Over 10 years of age
  • Ferry inclusive/ferries can be arranged - Red Funnel & Wight Services available at discounted prices!
  • Garden/patio for guests' use - To sit out in and unwind with a cool drink from the bar!
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Groups welcome
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Night Keys
  • No Pets
  • No smoking in dining area
  • Open on bank holidays - 15% Extra Charge for Bank Holidays/Festivals Weekends ie £6 Extra pppn
  • Patio/Terrace for guests use
  • Photocopier
  • Prior Booking Recommended - Due to Occupancy Rates of over 80%
  • Radio in lounge
  • Residents lounge open all day
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Single Sex groups welcome
  • Wireless Internet Access - Free Wi Fi Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding / pony trekking
  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance - Numerous local Restaurants within easy walking distance in Shanklin
  • Fitness facilities close by
  • Golf Course close by
  • Swimming Pool close by

Parking & Transport

  • Bus stop within walking distance - No 2 & 3 Bus stops less than 5 minutes walk away to go to Newport or Ryde
  • Courtesy Transport by arrangement - Courtesy Transport to Shanklin Railway & Bus Station
  • Courtesy transport to and from airport
  • Free parking - St Georges Road is a Free parking road
  • Off-road parking - 6 marked bays on our Forecourt
  • On site parking
  • Railway station within walking distance - Less than 10 minute walk away

Payment Methods

  • BACS Accepted
  • Cash Accepted
  • Cheques accepted
  • Special group rates - Discounted Rates for Groups of 10 and above. Payment by Cash Cheque or Free Bank Transfe

Provider Preferences

  • Country house - Old Victorian House built in 1866
  • No smoking
  • Non smoking establishment

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Broadband
  • CD Player all rooms
  • CD Player in all bedrooms
  • Colour Television all rooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Digital TV
  • Digital TV All Rooms
  • Drying facilities
  • DVD player all rooms
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • Ground floor bedrooms available - Two Double rooms and a family suite
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Hairdryer all rooms
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Radio all rooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Satellite TV - In our bar lounge
  • Shaver Point/s
  • Showers all rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms - Plus Hot Chocolate and Horlicks, Herbal and fruit Teas as well as Decaff! Tea & Coffee
  • Tea and coffee making all rooms
  • Trouser press some rooms
  • Video some rooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings - Low season
  • Baggage delivery for walkers
  • Cyclists welcome
  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - We aim to be Enviromentally friendly so that we ask guests that linen is changed once a week towels every 3 days this helps and saves on frequent washing and energy use.
  • Short breaks available - Stay for 4 Nights for the price of 3 on B & B basis in April, May or October and get one night free for only £120. Short Break stays are welcome the rest of the year
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers - Safe, secure rooms and local area for lone travellers to be at ease.
  • Walkers Welcome

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - Ten to Thirty Children
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Room / Unit Features: 1 x Family Suite with En-suite Shower Room - Comprising of Two Rooms for 2 Adults & 1 Child aged 10 to 15 years and Please Phone us for any Last Minute Offers?

  • Size in square meters - Room 1 Family suite is approx 7.32 x 2.74 m Room 8 Family Suite is approx 4.88 x 5.79 m

Payment Methods: 1 x Family Suite with En-suite Shower Room - Comprising of Two Rooms for 2 Adults & 2 Children aged 10 to 15 years - Please phone us for any Last Minute Offers?

  • BACS Accepted
  • Size in square meters - Room 1 Family suite is approx 7.32 x 2.74 m Room 8 Family Suite is approx 4.88 x 5.79 m

Room / Unit Features: 1 x Twin with Sole use of a Private Bathroom - Please phone us directly to receive 10% discount for Senior Citizens and any Last Minute Offers?

  • Size in square meters - Although this is our smallest room only 10 sqm, it is let out as a single or a twin and a hence our cheapest room.

Payment Methods: 2 x Twins with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Please phone us directly to receive 10% Discount for Senior Citizens and any Last Minutes Offers like our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 in March to May and October/November

  • BACS Accepted
  • Size in square meters - Room 11 is approx 3.66 x 3.66 m Room 6 is approx 3.05 x 5.18 m

Payment Methods: 5 x Doubles with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Please phone us directly to receive 10% Discount for Senior Citizens and any Last Minute Offers like our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 in March to May and October/November

  • BACS Accepted
  • Size in square meters - All our doubles vary in size and shape but are generally all in excess of 13 to 17 sqm

Video

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Ryde (Esplanade), straight along the Esplanade to the boating lake, follow the road round to the right onto A3055 to Sandown, A3055 to Shanklin.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3020 to Shanklin.
Please note Island Roads have now started a monumental 7 year plan to resurface every road/change lighting, pathways etc on the Island, so you may find some diversions in place until the year 2020.

Public Transport Directions

From Ryde: please either visit the train station annexed to the Catamaran or travel on the No. 2 or 3 bus route
From West Cowes: No. 1 bus route to Newport and change to No. 2 or 3
From Yarmouth: No. 7 to Newport and change to No. 2 or 3
The No 2 bus is quicker than the No 3 bus as that goes via Ventnor.
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).

Special Offers

  •  25% Discount off Public Ferry Prices

    Come and stay at The Swiss Cottage and we will obtain for you the best discounted Ferry Inclusive Package Price we can with either Red Funnel or Wightlink

    Call Keith & Christine on 01983 862333 or email info@swiss-cottage.co.uk to check our availability or look at our website www.swiss-cottage.co.uk for more details.

    Please mention Visit Isle of Wight when enquiring.

    Offer link: Ferry & Travel

  • 10% Discount for Senior Citizens

    Come and stay at The Swiss Cottage during March to June or September & November, as we are only one of a select few that still give 10% Discount to our Senior Citizens (over the Age of 65) on B&B (not to be used in conjunction with any other Offers).

    Call Keith & Christine on 01983 862333 or email info@swiss-cottage.co.uk to check our availability or look at our website www.swiss-cottage.co.uk for more details. Please mention Visit Isle of Wight when enquiring.

    Offer link: Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts

  • Complimentary Gift for those Celebrating a Special Birthday, Honeymoon or Wedding Anniversary

    Whatever your celebration, we shall go that extra mile to make your occasion a more memorable one.

    So please advise us prior to your booking of your special day and we will personally give you a complimentary bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine or fizz to celebrate your special day.

    Ladies why not pamper yourself before your special night; we can arrange appointments for you at the best hairdressers or maybe a manicure/pedicure, a relaxing massage at a local Beauty Lounge in the town.

    Even if you don’t stay with us on Half Board, we can recommend some fabulous restaurants nearby to celebrate your special occasion.

    Call Keith & Christine on 01983 862333 or email info@swiss-cottage.co.uk to check our availability or look at our website www.swiss-cottage.co.uk for more details. Please mention Visit Isle of Wight when enquiring.

    Offer link: Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts

  •   Short Break Offer - 25% Discount

    4 nights for the price of 3 during March to May & October to November. This is £120 per person for Adults/Seniors and £96 per child for 4 nights including breakfast. 

    If you need a car ferry crossing we will then do a package deal for £194 for single travellers or £314 for a couple. 

    Offer is not valid during bank holidays or festival weekends. 

    Call Keith & Christine on 01983 862333 or email info@swiss-cottage.co.uk to check our availability or look at our website www.swiss-cottage.co.uk for more details. Please mention Visit Isle of Wight when enquiring.

    Offer link: Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts

  • 20% Discount

    Children over the age of 10 years, get approximately 20% discount from our standard prices, so if you want to treat the kids over the half term holidays in a large family suite of two rooms for two adults and one child will be £112 per night or a family of four £144 per night (£124 and £160 in high season & Summer holidays) and this includes our scrumptious breakfast, unlike the Premier Inn which is extra!

    Call Keith & Christine on 01983 862333 or email info@swiss-cottage.co.uk to check our availability or look at our website www.swiss-cottage.co.uk for more details. Please mention Visit Isle of Wight when enquiring.

    Offer link: Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts

  •   Short Break Offer - 25% Discount

    4 nights for the price of 3 during March to May & October to November. This is £120 per person for Adults/Seniors and £96 per child for 4 nights including breakfast. 

    If you need a car ferry crossing we will then do a package deal for £194 for single travellers or £314 for a couple. 

    Offer is not valid during bank holidays or festival weekends. 

    Call Keith & Christine on 01983 862333 or email info@swiss-cottage.co.uk to check our availability or look at our website www.swiss-cottage.co.uk for more details. Please mention Visit Isle of Wight when enquiring.

    Offer link: Short Breaks

Gradings

  • 4 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation
4 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

Awards

  • Visit England Awards -Annual Silver Annual Silver 2018
  • Green Tourism Business Scheme -Green Business Gold Green Business Gold 2014
  • Green Island Awards - Green Island Award - Gold 2008
  • Visit England Awards -Breakfast Breakfast 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Travellers' Choice TripAdvisor - Travellers' Choice 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - GreenLeaders Gold Level TripAdvisor - GreenLeaders Gold Level 2014
  • Tourism South East Award -2014/15 Awards for Excellence 2014/15 Awards for Excellence 2014
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Ferry Inclusive Accommodation Available Ferry Inclusive Accommodation Available 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor Green Leaders Award TripAdvisor Green Leaders Award 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - GreenLeaders Gold TripAdvisor - GreenLeaders Gold 2016

Opening Times

Closed (1 Nov 2018 - 1 Mar 2019)
Open (2 Mar 2019 - 29 Nov 2019)
MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen
Bank HolidayOpen

* We are open most of the year but will obviously close out of main season if we do not have any guests.
However Groups are more than welcome out of the main season for local weddings, parties, bands & entertainers etc who are appearing locally

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