4 Star Guest Accommodation, ETC Silver Award and Breakfast Award

The Swiss Cottage is an award-winning guest house in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, providing high standards of hospitality and service at a top quality but affordable guest accommodation.

The guest house is a Victorian building built in 1866 on one of the original quiet streets with its own off street parking in the heart of Shanklin, close to all the amenities and is a short stroll away from the Beach .

It has been given a tasteful modern face lift to provide superb en-suite bedrooms with flat screened digital TV/DVD, extensive beverage tray, emergency bathroom essentials, mini fridges, fans and hair-dryer and all the attention to detail that will make your stay really special.

So, 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 guest accommodation is suitable for all requirements.

We provide quality bed and breakfast rooms as well as a half board option which includes traditional home cooked food for guests wanting to enjoy their evening meal in our dining room.

Hello to All our potential Guests

Well with the weather improving, the flowers are out and summer is in the air, so why not start to look ahead to the lovely sunshine this year and some lazy days on the Island?

So browse through our website and we hope you like what you see and then just get in touch and we will simply have a chat and see when we can get you booked in.

Check out our Last Minute Offers as we have limited rooms and dates left.

Lots of our Guests have already booked up and as of 1st June we are booked as follows;

March 57%, April 37%, May 61%, June 96%, July 88%, August 35%, Sept 66% & Oct 24%.

Some Prices for you;
Bed & Breakfast Cost per night £35 in mid Season or £38 during July to September

Short Break Offer ‘4 Nights for the price of 3’ in March, April, May & October for only £105

Stay 7 Nights anytime of the year on B & B basis for only £245 in mid Season or £266 during July to September

Half Board Cost for a 3 course meal is £15 for Adults making £50 to £53 per night
Stay 7 Nights on Half Board in June for only £350 or £371 during July and September

And not forgetting our Seniors Citizens who will receive a further 15% Discount off all Adult prices

Discounted Car Ferries for £68 to £86 for a short break or £78 to £108 for a week’s stay.

Bar lounge

Enjoy a relaxing drink during our warm summer evenings in our comfortable bar lounge or our newly decked patio area/furniture and watch the world go by.

We have a selection of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks available at our competitive priced bar.

Order your wine/drinks from the bar at 6 pm to have at your table for your evening meal.

If you do not wish to go out why not stay in and catch up on your television programs on our large Flat Screen TV which also has Digital & Sky channels or use our Free WI FI service to catch up with those emails!

On the first floor, children have their own TV room with games/books and all the latest releases on DVD and Video’s so they can get away from the parents for a while or the grown ups can use it also as a quiet room to read the book or newspaper or just to relax in!

Dining Room

After a good nights sleep, come down and read the complimentary morning papers in the Lounge.

The doors open for Breakfast and is then served between 8.30 and 9.30 a.m.

On entry to the dining room you will be shown to your table and you will then have a choice of 9 different cereals, grapefruit & pear segments, fresh fruit and 5 different juices, all available on a self-service basis.

Our breakfasts are pre-ordered which helps Christine have your breakfast prepared fresh and ready for when you are, so you are not left waiting around and to ensure that you can enjoy the whole day ahead.

You can order a variety of excellent breakfasts from our Full (9 item) English breakfast or just try lighter option of up to 5 items or Croissant with Scrambled Egg & Smoked Salmon, Egg/Bacon/Sausage sandwiches or a tasty smoked Kipper & bread to name a few, which are all cooked fresh every morning to order and accompanied by a variety of fruit, herbal, decaf & black teas and several coffees/hot chocolate plus white/brown/wholemeal toast as required with your choice of 6 jams and 5 marmalade’s to prepare you for the day ahead.

Evening meal is served at 6.30 p.m. There is a complete daily menu with a choice for each of three courses on a weekly basis.

Orders for your evening meal will be taken after breakfast, again to assist Christine buy, prepare and cook it herself, which all then gives you a much more efficient service.

Children are well catered for with their own menu, as well as a choice of a smaller portion from the adult main course or they can upgrade for a full Adult portion.

Our Evening Meal Service is only available from 4th June to 29th July and then again from the 3rd September to 30th September. All other dates is only Bed & Breakfast Service


The modern and tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, two of which are on the ground floor, offer flexible accommodation.

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

You also have a extensive range of complimentary beverages, fresh milk, 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 for you to use.

Double room

We are able to arrange accommodation to provide up to five en-suite double rooms at any one time, depending on availability.

Two are situated on the ground floor, one with a large walk in shower and seating area into the front bay and the other with a shower cubicle and extra dressing room.

The other three are on the first floor, one large double with bath and shower above which also has a seating area and the other two standard doubles both have en-suite shower rooms.

Single / Twin room

There are three standard twin rooms on the first floor, one with bath/shower en-suite, the other with shower en-suite and the last one has the sole use of a private bathroom.

Sorry we do not have any Twin Rooms on the Ground Floor.

All rooms are available for adult single occupancy; a £19 charge applies during our School Summer Holidays Season.

Family Suites

There are two Family Suites, the first is on the Ground Floor and is arranged to accommodate two adults sharing a en-suite double room and another room for one or two younger children sleeping on a sofa bed within the same open plan suite plus an en suite shower room.

The second Family Suite is on the First Floor, which can accommodate two adults sharing an en-suite double room and up to two children sleeping on single beds, in a adjoining twin room within the same suite.

Please note that we DO NOT take children or babies under the age of 10 years of age, sorry.


Although we don’t have a Beauty Room on the premises our friends Tiffany & Jill have a The Beauty Lounge just around the corner and offer great rates for facials, body massages, hand & foot care, nails and waxing and all at reasonable prices.


The Swiss Cottage has been continually voted as one of the top two 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 for the past 5 years and are only one of a few still rated 5 out 5 and one of the highest satisfaction rates at 96%!.

We have also been voted by Trip Advisor themselves at the Annual Awards, 12th Best in the United Kingdom in 2011/12 for Family Friendly Establishment & also has been voted 10th Best in the UK in 2013/14 in their Small/Budget Hotel category.

We are also proud to have received the prestigious Silver Award from Visit England for High Quality of our Accommodation and Service every year since 2010.

2014 has been another great year for us receiving Awards.

In April 2014 and also in March 2016, we have been Awarded The Green Leaders Gold Award for being Environmentally Friendly with our Towel, Linen, Lighting, Cleanliness and Recycling Policy which we operate in our establishment, so we would like to thank all those guests who do abide by our simple helpful guidelines to maintain the property with us.

In September 2014 we were Awarded the Visit England’s Breakfast Award for our High Quality of Service and produce, which again only shows our high standards that we aim to achieve.

Lastly because of all of the above, In October 2014 we were Awarded the Best B & B/Guest Accommodation of the Year in the Beautiful South Tourism Awards on the Island and then represented the IOW at the Finals in December 2014 at a Brighton Hotel and just missed out on Gold/Silver & Bronze Awards but finished 4th with a Highly Commended, which we are very proud to have received and the good publicity on IOW Radio & the County Press is always welcomed.

However we would like to keep it this way, so please respect our home and the effort we have put into maintaining the property for your enjoyment, We have liaised and been inspected by the Hotel Inspectors from Visit England several times and they checked out our guidelines/rules/requests and have passed every single one as good constructive housekeeping, so please help us to help you by keeping your rooms tidy, open your curtains, be environmentally friendly by turning off showers/heaters & lamps etc when you go out, straighten your beds for us so we can make them, please rinse your cups out, clear up any spillages or notify us and don’t leave wet towels on the floor or bed and so on. If these simple guidelines are too much for you to appreciate then we ask that you kindly stay somewhere else! Although you are paying for our service, please remember that you are staying in someone else’s house as our guest and we ask you to help us to help you as you would at home!

The holiday accommodation at The 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.

A home from home where guests meet as strangers and leave as friends.

We look forward to seeing you soon.



The Swiss Cottage, Shanklin 10 St. Georges Road Shanklin Isle of Wight PO37 6BA



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15% Discount All Year for Our Senior Citizens

 15% Discount All Year for Our Senior Citizens
Come and stay at The Swiss Cottage, as we are only one of a select few that still give 15% Discount to our Senior Citizens (over the Age of 65) on B & B or Half Board Tariffs (not to be used in conjunction with any other Offers)

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