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New South Wales, Australia
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72 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location of the large Somerset complex is great – on Ned’s Beach road – half way between the Lagoon Beach and Ned’s. As we had been to Lord Howe before, we weren’t given the usual tour of the island upon arrival, which was disappointing. Then, after being dropped off at our room, we never saw anyone who worked here... More 

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Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear you were concerned with the properties maintenance and service. Our office is open Monday to Friday 9-4.30 with 24 hour phone access to the Owner/ onsite staff. When we receive messages in office hours we place them on your door for you but outside these hours it is... More 

Bargara, Australia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

From the moment we were picked up at the airport by Nobby, our wonderful stay at Somerset began. Nobby gave us a quick tour of the Island on our way to Somerset & gave us a run down on how life on the Island 'works'. Cars travel at 25km/hr & most people travel on Bicycles or walk. We stayed in... More 

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2 Thank Jackie M
Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you gain on beautiful Lord Howe! More 

Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We had lovely stay at Somerset It was close to the shops very comfortable for our purposes We cooked ourselves most nights but ate out at lunch Laundry facilities easy to access Our verandah was sunny most afternoons to read in peace!Garden of hibiscuses was beautiful Easy walk to Ned's beach

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2 Thank sharyn w
Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you gain on beautiful Lord Howe! More 

Aussie in the world
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment as we were extended family, great accommodation, only thing was the verandah was very cosy to have a meal on, otherwise perfect, we loved the apartment. Easy walk to Neds Beach, bakery and everywhere!

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2 Thank trav-lersmore
Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! More 

Mission Viejo, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Location is great, just a couple of minutes from the Lagoon and from Ned's Beach. The staff is exceptional, assisting you in everyway possible. For the value, you can't do any better. The kitchen could be equipped a bit better if you're expecting to cook in for your meals. It does have several fantastic outdoor bbq areas.

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2 Thank Joe M
Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we have great staff and appreciate the feedback! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a small island that you could easily walk in a few days. There are lots of activities but if I didn't do them, I won't write about them. There is no mobile phone coverage on the island, so you are in for a quiet time (Apparently the locals decided not to have it installed). Much to my surprise... More 

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Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you on Lord Howe again! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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260 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Location is great - a few minutes walk to The Lagoon and about 5-10 mins or so to Ned's Beach. And with bicycles - quicker still. The rooms are clean and fairly standard self-contained. Included were four settings plus a coffee plunger, toaster, kettle and an electric grill which we cooked onion and haloumi on one night. There is a... More 

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2 Thank NettyA
Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Somerset! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The location is ideal. The rooms were clean but average. We were disappointed with the service. When for example we needed help with change for the laundry, the office was closed. The contact numbers did not ring through to some in charge. We received a frosty response to our complaint about this. It was as if you are on your... More 

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4 Thank warner888
Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. Our office is open 9-4.30. Out of office hours you can can call us at home. Understandably we are not always home out of hours but we do have answering machines and will assist as soon as we get the message. Kind regards More 

Greater Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We bought a package deal for end of season in May 2013, at a very reduced price, with lots of extras included, and had the trip of a lifetime. Somerset Apartments were a very suitable spot as a base for exploring Lord Howe island, easy walk to shop, post office, restaurant, lagoon etc, and having a kitchen meant we could... More 

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Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review- we are so pleased you had a great holiday. Kind regards More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

Somerset is ideally located, just up from the Lagoon beach and village, and not far from Ned's Beach. The superior apartments are clean, comfortable and fairly well equipped, if a little spartan. A couch to supplement the two armchairs, and a TV that comes from this century would improve it. The view from the deck is limited - just a... More 

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Somersetlhi, Manager at Somerset Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! More 

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Amenities

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Somerset Apartments

Address: Neds Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
Location: Australia > Lord Howe Island
Amenities:
Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Price Range: $165 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Somerset Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Somerset Apartments Hotel Lord Howe Island
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