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 outside front of building, Isle of Wight, accommodation

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Hunter D
      Bloomington, Indiana
      Pleasant Stay on the Isle of Wight
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 20th February 2024
      I stayed with Kieth and Christine for a short stay at the end of June 2023. As I am from the US, this was my first ever experience in the UK, and I was extremely pleased throughout my visit. I had... Read full review
    • Phil25
      Hampshire, United Kingdom
      Perfect guesthouse with great rooms and lovely owners
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 4th July 2024
      Stayed last year but forgot to leave a review - but was so good we went again this year! We stay as two couples in two rooms for the IOW Festival. It's only a 20 minute drive over and we use the... Read full review
    • patricia f
      Such a friendly guesthouse.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 6th July 2024
      The proprietors were lovely people who went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable and had a good stay. Very friendly. Would definitely stay there again. Everything was provided in the... Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Number of Rooms / Units
    8
    Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
    1 x Family Suite with En-suite Shower Room - Comprising of Two Rooms for 1 or 2 Adults in a Double & 1 Teenager aged 13 to 15 years on a sofa bed adjacent - Please Phone us for your families requirements?from £143.00 to £172.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
    2 x Single/Twin Bedrooms with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Call us directly to receive 10% Discount for Retired Senior Citizens 67+ not available in July & Aug or try our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Offer in Feb to May & Oct/Nov (plus any single supp)from £50.00 to £91.00 per person per night (breakfast included)
    5 x Double Bedrooms with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Call us directly to receive 10% Discount for Retired Senior Citizens 67+ but not available in July & August or try our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Offer in Feb to May & Oct/Nov (plus any single supp)from £50.00 to £91.00 per person per night (breakfast included)

    *We offer all our rooms on a per person basis.
    * If staying on your own, unfortunately we don't have any small cramped single rooms but you can still stay with us in by paying a single supplement of £7 in Mid Season and £14 in High Season for a twin en suite and £14 in Mid Season and £28 in High Season for a double en suite per night for the room.
    * Retired Senior Citizens over the age of 67 will receive approximately 10% reduction from all our adults rates all year except during July and August school holidays.
    * Extra 10% supplement for all Bank Holidays and Festival weekends and school holidays.
    * Adults - call us to check out our Short Break Special Offers on '4 nights for the price of 3' on B&B basis in February to May or Oct/Nov from only £150 for 1 person or £300 per couple or contact us about car ferry discounts packages from £250 for 1 person or from £400 per couple depending on sailing times and standard Public Rates.
    * Senior Prices also available from £135 or £300 plus discounted ferry package.
    * Or come and stay longer and try our '7 Nights Break' for B&B in June/July and Sept - prices start from £350 for Mid-Season & £385 for High Season.
    * Adult & senior prices range from £45 to £91 based on B&B depending on the season.
    * Sorry we do not have the facilities to cater for children under the age of 13 years (no cots/highchairs).
    * Teenager's Aged 13 to 15 receive a 15% discount from adult prices.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

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

    Catering

    • Bar - We now operate an honesty bar when we are not around so you can enjoy a drink when you want one!
    • Cater for vegetarians - Please notify us by indicating this on your booking form
    • Early breakfast available
    • Full liquor licence - Serving from 6-10pm
    • Packed lunches by arrangement - At Extra Cost
    • 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 - Let us know in advance of your stay
    • Vegetarians catered for - Please advise us when booking

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age) - Minimum child age of 13 years accepted.
    • Children's Meals - Separate Children's Breakfast menu is available for smaller portions - Can upgrade for £3 per day
    • Children's videos/DVDs available - In another TV Lounge upstairs
    • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - One Family Suite with separate bedrooms within the suite for 1 or 2 parents and 1 child on a sofa bed 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 12 years of age
    • Ferry discount available - Red Funnel & Wightlink Car/Van/Bike Services available at discounted prices!
    • Garden/patio for guests' use - To sit out in and unwind with a cool drink from the bar!
    • Groups welcome
    • Ironing facilities - Iron & Ironing board available on the landing
    • LGBT Friendly
    • Licensed for alcohol - Small honesty bar only
    • Night Keys
    • No Pets
    • No smoking in dining area
    • Open on bank holidays - 10% Extra Charge for Bank Holidays/Festivals Weekends & School terms
    • Patio/Terrace for guests use
    • Photocopier - Small charge
    • 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 - Front Forecourt for 6 car spaces and motorbikes
    • 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 Bank Transfer

    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 - With DAB & USB sockets
    • 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 Environmentally 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 February, March, April, May or October & November and get one night free for FROM only £150 for Adults. Seniors £135, Teenagers £129. Short Break stays are welcome the rest of the year on full price.
    • 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

    Payment Methods: 1 x Family Suite with En-suite Shower Room - Comprising of Two Rooms for 1 or 2 Adults in a Double & 1 Teenager aged 13 to 15 years on a sofa bed adjacent - Please Phone us for your families requirements?

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

    Payment Methods: 2 x Single/Twin Bedrooms with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Call us directly to receive 10% Discount for Retired Senior Citizens 67+ not available in July & Aug or try our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Offer in Feb to May & Oct/Nov (plus any single supp)

    • BACS Accepted
    • Size in square meters - Room 11 is approx 3.66 x 3.66 m with a shower cubicle Room 6 is approx 3.05 x 5.18 m with a bathroom with bath and power shower above

    Payment Methods: 5 x Double Bedrooms with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Call us directly to receive 10% Discount for Retired Senior Citizens 67+ but not available in July & August or try our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Offer in Feb to May & Oct/Nov (plus any single supp)

    • 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 Rooms 1, 2, 8 & 10 all have shower cubicles, but Room 7 has a bathroom with bath and mixer tap shower above.

    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.

    Public Transport Directions

    For bus information please visit www.islandbuses.info/

    Special Offers

    • 15% Teenagers Discount

      Teenagers over the age of 13 years, get approximately 15% discount from our standard prices, so if you want to treat the kids over the half term holidays or summer holidays in a family suite of two rooms for two adults and one teenager on a sofa bed prices start from £143 per night for 3 people, on a minimum 3 night stay 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.

      Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts - redeem this special offer between 24/07/2018 and 29/11/2024

      Short Breaks - redeem this special offer between 02/01/2024 and 29/11/2024

      Offer link: Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts, Short Breaks

    •  35% Car Ferry Discount Offer

      Book a stay directly with us for more than 3 days and we will get you a discounted car ferry crossing. Available with both Wightlink and Red Funnel from Lymington and Portsmouth or Southampton.

      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.

      Ferry & Travel - redeem this special offer between 24/07/2018 and 29/11/2024

      Short Breaks - redeem this special offer between 02/01/2024 and 29/11/2024

      Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts - redeem this special offer between 02/01/2024 and 29/11/2024

      Offer link: Ferry & Travel, Short Breaks, Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts

    • 10% Discount from Adult Rates for Retired Senior Citizens Over 67 Years of Age

      Unlike many other establishments, we are only one of a few that still give all our Retired Senior Citizens Over 67 years of age a well earned 10% Discount when staying with us (except during our High Season in July & August, when Full Adult Rate applies).

      The current cost is from £135 per person for 3 nights stay on bed & breakfast or for 7 nights the cost is from £315 plus any single supplement if applicable.

      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.

      Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts - redeem this special offer between 23/01/2023 and 29/11/2024

      Short Breaks - redeem this special offer between 02/01/2024 and 29/11/2024

      Offer link: Hotels & Bed and Breakfasts, Short Breaks

    •   25% Short Break Discount

      If you can't come for a week, then why don't you try our short break offer?

      Stay for 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis during February, March, April, May or October and November and get one night FREE.

      This only works out from £150 per person for adults, from £135 for Retired Seniors Over 67 and from £129 per teenager for 4 nights, plus any single supplement if applicable.

      If you need a car ferry crossing we will provide discounted ferry travel, please contact us for more information. 

      Please note that this is NOT available during any Bank Holidays or Festival Weekends when full rates apply.

      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.

      Short Breaks - redeem this special offer between 23/01/2023 and 29/11/2024

      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 2023
    • Visit England Awards -Breakfast Breakfast 2023
    • Tourism South East Award -2014/15 Awards for Excellence 2014/15 Awards for Excellence 2014
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -Ferry Discount Available Ferry Discount Available
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor Green Leaders Award TripAdvisor Green Leaders Award 2018
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2023
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -food hygiene 5 stars food hygiene 5 stars 2022
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019
    • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 Tourism South East Member 23/24 2023

    Opening Times

    Open (3 Feb 2024 - 29 Nov 2024)
    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 and entertainers etc who are appearing locally.

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