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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5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • GreenLeader Gold
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    358
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    26
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    4
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Recent Reviews:

  • black_country_mon74
    Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great Shanklin B&B
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 30th September 2021
    On arrival we were welcomed by Keith and after a run through the various covid protocols we were shown to our ground floor room. Now, this is a traditional B&B so the rooms are never going to be... Read full review
  • annelinney2010
    Preston, United Kingdom
    Guest house itself great but hosts not what we expected
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st October 2021
    The Swiss Cottage is very clean and our bedroom was comfortable with all the facilities we needed. Breakfast was excellent, well cooked and comprehensive. Covid precautions are taken seriously which... Read full review
  • julia_martin1
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    A Wonderful Stay
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 8th October 2021
    Have just returned from a 4 night stay at Swiss Cottage with my mum. A very comfortable room with everything we needed. Extremely friendly and attentive owners which made us feel very welcome. A... Read full review

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
7
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 in the twin room adjacent - Please Phone us for your families requirements?from £117.00 to £129.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
1 x Family Suite with En-suite Shower Room - Comprising of Two Rooms for 1 or 2 Adults in a Double & 2 Teenagers aged 13 to 15 years in a twin room - Please phone us for your families requirements?from £152.00 to £168.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
1 x Single/Twin Room with Sole use of a Private Bathroom - Please phone us directly to receive 10% discount for Senior Citizens and any Last Minute Offers?from £37.00 to £41.00 per person 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+ but not in July & Aug. Or our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Offer in Feb to May and Oct/Nov plus any single supplementsfrom £41.00 to £45.00 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 in July & August or our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Offer in Feb to May and Oct/Nov plus any single supplementfrom £41.00 to £45.00 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 £6 in Mid Season & £12 in High Season for a Twin En Suite & £12 in Mid Season & £24 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 our Adults rates all Year except in during July & August School Holidays.
Extra 10% supplement for all Bank Holidays & Festival Weekends & School Holidays.
Adults/Seniors - 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 £123 per person or £246 per couple or From £205 or £330 to include the Car Ferry Package!.
Or come and stay longer and try our '7 Nights Break' on Bed & Breakfast in June/July & Sept for £287 for Mid Season & £315 for High Season.
Adult & Senior Prices range from £37 to £76 based on Bed & Breakfast depending on the season
Sorry we do not have the facilities to cater for Children under the age of 13 years (no cots/high chairs)
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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 menu is available for smaller portions - Can upgrade for £2 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 or 2 children in twin beds for your privacy

COVID-19 Response

  • 24-hour minimum vacancy between guests
  • 2m distancing in place - or 1m + in all areas
  • Advance booking essential - We do not take door knockers so all our guests book in advance
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash - By Professional Laundry Company
  • Capacity limit - 50% of guests in any room at any one time!
  • Clear signage - Please observe signs on doors and floors
  • Contactless check-in - We shall just show you to your room on arrival.
  • Contactless check-out - Please bring your Key down when you leave
  • COVID-19 measures in place - See our Advice of changes on the website also
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place - Cancellation & Refund policy in place in case Covid 19 surfaces again!
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed - We have completed our Risk Assessment and have made the property as safe as we can for you.
  • Deep cleaning between visitors - Extra cleaning will be in place after changeovers
  • Face mask essential (not provided) - Please protect yourself and other guests and us by wearing your mask in all communal areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas - Owners will be wearing them
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing - Follow the signs
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions - Breakfast Only No food to be eaten in rooms
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff - Hand Sanitizer by front door bell for arrival and also another for entry into Dining Room with sanitizer wipes also.
  • Individually wrapped toiletries - Toiletries are there for your use but if you don't use them don't touch them.
  • Meal times must be booked - Breakfast Service split into two sessions at 8am or 9am to abide by Social distancing
  • One way system - In & Out system in the Dining Room
  • Open now - Now Closed during November 2020 & from January for the National Lockdown but plan to re open next year February 2021.
  • Outside seating - Patio area & Umbrella
  • Regular temperature checks for staff - We have no staff but we the Owners are checked!
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas - This will be done every day around 11am and again at 5pm & 11pm
  • Socially distanced spaced seating - We are leaving one table empty in the Dining Room so we only have 50% capacity at one sitting
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands - Already in place in our Kitchen for the Owners

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 & Wight 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
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 - Adults - 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 only £123. 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

Room / Unit Features: 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 in the twin room adjacent - Please Phone us for your families requirements?

  • 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 1 or 2 Adults in a Double & 2 Teenagers aged 13 to 15 years in a twin room - 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 Room 8 Family Suite is approx 4.88 x 5.79 m

Room / Unit Features: 1 x Single/Twin Room 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 Single/Twin Bedrooms with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Call us directly to receive 10% Discount for Retired Senior Citizens 67+ but not in July & Aug. Or our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Offer in Feb to May and Oct/Nov plus any single supplements

  • 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 Double Bedrooms with En-suite Bath or Shower Room - Call us directly to receive 10% Discount for Retired Senior Citizens 67+ but not in July & August or our 4 Nights for the Price of 3 Offer in Feb to May and Oct/Nov plus any single supplement

  • 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

For bus information please visit www.islandbuses.info/

Special Offers

  • 15% 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 large family suite of two rooms for one/two adults and one/two teenagers it will be £129 per night for 3 people or a family of four £168 per night 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

  •  25% Discount off Public Ferry Prices

    Come and stay at The Swiss Cottage and we will obtain for you the best discounted ferry price we can with either Red Funnel or Wightlink from any ferry port.

    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

  • 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.

    We can recommend and book for you 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

Gradings

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

Awards

  • Visit England Awards -Annual Silver Annual Silver 2020
  • Green Tourism Business Scheme -Green Business Gold Green Business Gold 2014
  • Green Island Awards - Green Island Award - Gold 2008
  • Visit England Awards -Breakfast Breakfast 2020
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2018
  • 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 Discount Available Ferry Discount Available 2020
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor Green Leaders Award TripAdvisor Green Leaders Award 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - GreenLeaders Gold TripAdvisor - GreenLeaders Gold 2016
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2020
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019
  • Visit Isle of Wight AwardGreen Star - Silver- Visit Isle Of Wight - 2019/20 Green Star - Silver- Visit Isle Of Wight - 2019/20 2019
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2019 2019
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2020 Tourism South East Member 2020 2020
  • Visit Isle of Wight AwardGreen Star - Silver - Visit Isle Of Wight - 2020/21 Green Star - Silver - Visit Isle Of Wight - 2020/21 2020
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award - 2019 Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award - 2019 2019

Opening Times

Open (17 May 2021 - 26 Nov 2021)
MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen
Bank HolidayOpen
Closed (27 Nov 2021 - 28 Jan 2022)
Open (29 Jan 2022 - 25 Nov 2022)

* 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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