We had seen reviews for Somerton Lodge on Laterooms.com. We had planned a weekend break on the Island and for £50 bed and breakfast, we thought it looked very good. The house and gardens are attractive and tidy. The car park at the back is easy to access and with ample parking. We had managed to get an earlier than booked ferry crossing so this meant that we arrived three hours before check in time. This was no problem at all. We were very pleasantly greeted, checked in, shown around the lounge, bar and dining room, informed about entry at the back door and the key code at the front door and then taken to our room. The room although small was nicely decorated and clean, with tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom and shower was small but also clean. Breakfast is plentiful with any variation you may wish catered for without any fuss. I tried the vegetarian breakfast and the sausages were the best I have had anywhere. We had only planned to stay bed and breakfast so didn't try the evening meals but I thought the different daily menu looked very good with, great variety and vegetarians catered for. We thought the Somerton Lodge was very good value for money. A clean well kept establishment, with polite friendly staff. We had only a few small issues that we mentioned to the owner on leaving. The shower head was old and caked with lime scale so did not flow well and next to the toilet there was a coloured voile over the window where I felt a blind would be more appropriate. The curtain in the bedroom had hooks missing so didn't hang well and above the doorway to the room the paper was lifting. She was pleasant and stated that the room was due for refurbishment. During our short stay we had indeed seen evidence of work being carried out at the hotel so they would seem to be true to their word. All round we felt it was very good value for money and would be happy to stay there again. We do plan to re visit the island during summer months and the hotel in common with many on the island can organise a ferry ticket within the accommodation price though obviously this would be a summer rate.
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- Also Known As:
- Somerton Lodge Hotel Shanklin, Isle Of Wight