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Somerset Apartments

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Neds Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Somerset because we were getting special deals. It is nice room with huge en-suite. The bathroom is pretty much same size as the room. It has a kitchen with microwave, couple of pans. You can ask for electric pan from the reception. Lord Howe Island being an Island eating food at restaurants for breakfast, lunch & dinner... More 

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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with some friends, Somerset Apartments are located very close to the 'CBD' (ha, ha). So it's great to get to a couple of the shops, the island phone, lagoon and Neds beach. It's also just up a gentle slope so no heart-attack hill involved. The units are clean and comfortable - don't expect the latest fixtures and... More 

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Geelong Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My unit was just a studio, which was rather small but as my flight was delayed I had an extra night and was in a 1BR large unit which was very comfortable. Was collected by Nobbs at the airport, brother-in-law of owner Gae. He is a real character, after seeing him around the town felt like I'd known him all... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We found our unit very comfortable. Frangipani units are right at the back - you don't have to wander through the complex to find it - you can simply walk up the driveway. The adjoining walls are thin but we were lucky not to have noisy neighbours. It wasn't school holiday time. Walk one direction to Ned's Beach or other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A really good location that is central to most activities a few restaurants and the local bike hire which you may need if staying for more than a few days. I chose a superior room and it was a little under whelming. It left me wondering if the standard rooms were comfier. The room itself was well furnished with what... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

These apartments are quite dated but I think it actually added to the charm of the island. It really is like stepping back in time with no mobile phones, a trust system that expects people to do the right thing and very friendly locals who always wave and say hello. We enjoyed our breakfasts on the verandah looking at the... More 

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Toukley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We recently stayed at Somerset with our 10 month old and were impressed by how easy staying at Somerset was. Travel cot with fresh linen, high chair, pram, baby bath and nappy bucket were all ready and waiting for us on our arrival. The kitchen facilities had everything we needed and the recently renovated bathroom (in H14) was so spacious... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stayed for 7 days with a group. Everything about Somerset worked really well. Simple apartments were spotlessly clean and in a great location. Central to all activities and right near the great Anchorage restaurant for coffee, breakfast, takeaway lunch rolls or dinner. Apartment kitchen had all the necessary equipment such as drink bottles and backpack. We had superior room with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We travelled to Lord Howe Island for a relative's wedding and stayed here for a week. The property was beautifully maintained, the staff friendly and helpful and the location was perfect - right near Ned's beach and the cafes in town. I would stay here again if I visited this beautiful island again.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As the real estate agents say: "Location, location, location". Easy walk or bike ride to all the beaches, and cafes. Comfortable, well appointed rooms with very helpful staff to sort out any issues. We have stayed at Pinetrees and Leanda Lei, but have returned to Somerset as it ticks all the boxes for us.

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