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Somerset Apartments

Neds Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent part of our honeymoon on Lord Howe. Somerset Apartments were a peaceful and private start to our honeymoon. It was clean and the staff were friendly. Everything was within walking or cycling distance. We got picked up and dropped off at the airport with all our luggage. Lovely place to stay.

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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to find our own way about there was a lot of information but nobody interacted with us to find out if we were availing ourselves of any of the facilities. The snorkelling was fantastic but we had no idea who our hosts were. When I asked if they knew who we were they looked in amazement and said... More

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Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booking was simple and email questions were answered promptly. We were greeted at the airport on time and driven back to the apartments. All our interaction with the Somerset was done through Rebecca who was looking after the premises during our stay. She did a wonderful job. The rooms were ready early so we were able to move in straight... More

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Shoalhaven, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

great location with everything you could need. beds are hard but i like a hard bed, rooms are clean and they provide a beach towel that they let you take to the beach which saves on luggage so quiet and peaceful, we did not hear the people next door through the wall I found the staff friendly with out being... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Somerset is perfectly located on the perfect Lord Howe Island - approx halfway between Ned's Beach and the lagoon, a short stroll from the post office and best coffee on the island at the Anchorage (Humpty Mick's), and within walking distance of most of the restaurants. We stayed in a 1-bedroom superior (Hibiscus) apartment, which was clean, comfortable and had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is our 8th trip to the wonderful Lord Howe Island. This was our first time to stay at Somerset and now we would not stay anywhere else. We had a one bedroom apartment, the bedroom was large and the lounge dining area was very comfortable and spacious. We had a lovely private balcony with a table and chairs and... More

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Metung, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The Somerset Apartments are very well located half way between the lagoon and Ned's Beach and set in a beautiful garden with excellent barbecues and picnic facilities. The rooms are a reasonable size, though the bathrooms are tiny, and spotlessly clean. The units are quite well equipped, with some nice touches like water bottles, day packs & umbrellas. Units are... More

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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Somerset offers budget accommodation, and that's all you get. The walls separating the units are so thin, you can hear next doors conversation, and during the night, you can hear people coughing, talking etc. I would not recommend this place. The only good thing going for it is that it is close to the lagoon and Ned's beach. The Staff... More

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Every thing you need in the right position. The management, while certainly not in your face, were extremely friendly and obliging to our group. Be aware that it can be quite chilly in December as we found out. We did far more biking and walking than swimming. We even used those electric blankets provided. Barbies in the complex are a... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Just stayed at Somerset for 10 nights- 22nd Nov until 1st Dec 2013. Staff excellent & always only too happy to assist & always friendly with nothing ever too much trouble. Accommodation terrific, clean & comfortable. Gai, Bec & all the staff tremendous. Grounds beautiful. Close to everything. A relaxing beautiful holiday. Thank you

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Additional Information about Somerset Apartments

Also Known As:
Somerset Apartments Hotel Lord Howe Island
Somerset Apartments Hotel
Address: Neds Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
Location: Australia > Lord Howe Island
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Lord Howe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Somerset is perfectly situated between Neds Beach and the Lagoon, on a level area of the Island, allowing easy walking and biking to nearby shops, restaurants and the Visitor Centre. The units are nestled in subtropical palm groves alive with splashes of colour from Hawaiian hibiscus and fragrant frangipani flowers. Somerset is the ideal location for visitors wanting to explore and discover the natural attractions that have made Lord Howe Island famous. ... more   less 

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