Tripadvisor triumph for Isle of Wight hotels

By Emily Pearce

Thursday, January 23, 2014

 

Tripadvisor triumph for Isle of Wight hotels

Swiss Cottage, Shanklin, was one of three Isle of Wight hotels to feature in the Tripadvisor 2014 Travellers' Choice Awards bargain stays category.

THREE hotels in the same Isle of Wight town have been named among the best bargain stays in the UK.

Shanklin's Swiss Cottage, Carlton Hotel and Hambledon Hotel have all featured in the Tripadvisor 2014 Travellers' Choice Awards.

They came 10th, 17th and 19th, respectively, in the travel website's top 25 bargain hotels.

Number one was Lauriston Court Hotel, in Llandudno, Wales.

Swiss Cottage owners Keith and Christine Beckett said the key to success was going the extra mile to look after their guests.

"We have always been listed on Tripadvisor as one of the best hotels in the south, so our guests obviously like what we do — and most of them don't even use computers! We do our best to look after them," said Keith, 50.

"We charge between £36 and £40 for bed and breakfast. We have to be especially competitive and affordable on the IW, because people will go to other resorts on the south coast rather than pay for the ferries."

Tripadvisor's annual awards, as voted for by travellers who post reviews on the website, recognise the most popular hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday resorts, beaches and restaurants in the world.

The Milestone Hotel, London, was named the best hotel in the UK, and the Grand Hotel Kronrnhof, in Pontresina, Switzerland, the best in the world.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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