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Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island

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#6 of 6 hotels in Lord Howe Island
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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.
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Paid wifi
Complimentary tea
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Philip_and_Anne wrote a review Oct 2023
13 contributions3 helpful votes
First of all, Lord Howe Island is one of the most beautiful destinations we have ever encountered, and the Somerset Apartments were a wonderful place to stay while enjoying the island. We visited the museum, and went scuba diving, bird watching, and hiking. The apartments are basic, and ours had a small kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator, which allowed us to cook small meals. There is homemade ice-cream at the post office, and a food truck at Ned's beach when we were there. The apartments are very conveniently located, midway and a short walk to both Ned's and Lagoon beaches. There is only one restaurant nearby, but there are two small grocery stores that had either burgers or some small pre-made meals for the microwave. For slightly more distant restaurants, a shuttle for pickup can be arranged. Sometimes the hot water was hit or miss, but otherwise we did not encounter any problems. The doors do not lock from the outside, which is a strange concept for us since we are long term urban dwellers, but we were assured our belongings would be safe when we were away. We had to cancel our first night because the weather delayed our plane, but we were aware of the 8 week cancellation policy, and the management provided us a letter for reimbursement from our travel insurance. We hope one day we can go back!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Transporting our own scuba gear from the Somerset apartments to the dive shop on Lagoon beach was...
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Mike W wrote a review Mar 2023
Perth, Australia9 contributions17 helpful votes
Be very careful - if you have to cancel like I did due to a medical emergency with a month to go, they steal all your money paid up front; no refunds, not even a credit for future use. As it’s really hard to even get a booking on the island, you know they would have rented it to someone else straight away, so they get paid twice for the same stay. Aaarrrgh! Never again. Shame on you. Mike Perth
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Matthew S wrote a review Mar 2023
Sydney, Australia62 contributions23 helpful votes
The lodge is composed of several scattered bungalow-like blocks nestled among the trees. Everything you might need is there: bed, bathroom (hot and cold running water), kitchenette with gas stove, sink, fridge and microwave oven, small TV with a small range of mainland channels, heating and air conditioning, furniture, pots and pans, crockery and cutlery. The rooms aren't locked, as thieves wouldn't get far. The staff are helpful and friendly. There are 3 guest laundries ($3) on site. Only a half-minute bike ride to the village centre (such as it is). Very peaceful, very pleasant.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: Front bungalows have steps. Back one have short ramps.
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chrishayward wrote a review Jan 2023
Wahroonga, Australia1983 contributions213 helpful votes
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Our accommodation was clean and the facilities that we needed. It's an easy walk to Ned's Beach, the shops and restaurants. Lovely garden's & places to park your bikes. With pick-up and drop off airport bus.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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James wrote a review Nov 2022
Laurieton, Australia12 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed at the Frangi Panni (14 - 21 Oct) units right up the back of the complex. Bathroom/Toilet set up was woefull. Wash Basin inadequate and too close to the toilet. I informed the person running the complex on at least 3 occasions during our 7 day stay that there was a sewerage smell around the units which came and went at various times of the day. This smell invaded the unit. Very off putting indeed. Problem was not fixed while we were there.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Lisa C wrote a review Oct 2022
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What a wonderful team of staff, always there to assist anyway possible. Always optimistic when the weather changes. Central location, within walking distance to the lagoon and restaurants. Provide a shuttle for all patrons to your dining location. Rooms clean, adequate and very comfortable. Would highly recommend staying there. Thanks Gay for looking after us.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Scmurray wrote a review Oct 2022
Adelaide, Australia55 contributions34 helpful votes
Simple accommodation but clean and good facilities and really all you need. We had a room in Frangipanni area which were a bit dark compared to those in Hibiscus. Excellent staff - friendly and attentive . Good hot showers and comfy bed. Close to restaurants , shops and bars as well as lagoon and Ned’s beach
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Val wrote a review Sept 2022
16 contributions2 helpful votes
Whilst it’s not the most modern accomodation it was totally comfortable, very clean, very spacious and the location was really convenient to beaches and cafes. The bathroom was relatively new. The hosts are amazing, nothing was a problem. There is a choice of outdoor bbq areas and tables which we used. They collect and deliver you to the airport and happily drop you off at restaurants. We would happily return.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Hire a bike and explore the island.
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Kane_Boardman wrote a review Aug 2022
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions1 helpful vote
Somerset Apartments is in a great location, a short walk or bike ride from the lagoon and Ned’s Beach. Set in a grove of Kentsia palms each unit has everything you need for a comfortable stay. I liked the day room - where you can make a snack, relax or have a shower after you check out but before your flight
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Victorianew wrote a review July 2022
130 contributions95 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed one week at Somerset apartments early July, 2022. We had the Hibiscus room which was on the corner of a block of apartments and heaps of natural light. We found the apartment warm in the evenings when the rain drifted in. The water pressure in the shower was perfect. We picked Somerset based on location and reviews. We would definitely look at staying in Somerset again if we have the good fortune of visiting LHI again. It's in easy walking distance of Ned's beach and good restaurants and shops down the other end of the road. As we were in low season there was hardly any traffic, walkers or cars, on the main road in front of Somerset and we totally forgot the road was so close. The room had two umbrellas, two backpacks, plastic containers and water bottles. These are a welcome addition when you can't pack a whole heap of hiking stuff because of the flight weight limits. I acknowledge some reviews comment on hearing noise from next door apartments. We only noticed this when they had a bathroom fan on otherwise we couldn't hear much else. Gai is a wonderful host who gave us heaps of good local advice and tips to make the most of our stay on the island. We really couldn't have asked for much more as we were so active during the day the room was perfect to come back to. We could boil eggs and make dinner with the equipment provided in the kitchenette. So in summary, we would look to stay here again. Oh and WiFi included.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AU$226 - AU$620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaLord Howe Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island
Which popular attractions are close to Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island?
Nearby attractions include Ned's Beach (0.4 km), Lagoon Beach (1.2 km), and Lord Howe Island Walking Trails (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include airport transportation, paid wifi, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Love Lord Howe Picnics and Platters, Coral Cafe, and Anchorage Restaurant.
Does Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island have airport transportation?
Yes, Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Somerset Apartments Lord Howe Island located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Lord Howe Island.