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“Perfect location”
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Bedford Lodge
Ranked #12 of 51 Shanklin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect location”
Reviewed 9 February 2014

I stayed as a single person for business and felt really at home. Good food and a great well equipped room. Large tv and my room had a desk. My next trip is booked back here. free tea downstairs a bonus.

  • Stayed February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Such a relief to just find somewhere that was clean, friendly, not expensive and that sat in a great location. Ive overlooked car parks and brick walls in the past. This is what it says it is. A very safe bet.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

My mum and I were delighted with our stay. Bedford Lodge is ideally located within minutes walk from a good range of pubs and restaurants and is the perfect base to exlore the Island. All the staff were very friendly, kind and helpful. We had a ground floor twin bedroom, which was clean, comfortable and a good size, with ensuite bathroom, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The cooked breakfast was excellent, and there was plenty of other food to eat as well, including homemade tea bread. There was also delicious homemade cake, tea and coffee available to help ourselves to, in the lounge each afternoon. We found their car park at the back a bit tricky to manoever in with a big car, but there is a handy public car park right by the Lodge if necessary. Our only disappointment was not to see one of the red squirrels which often come into their garden. Oh well, maybe on our next stay, which we certainly inteed to do.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms better for elderly guests, as stairs to upper rooms quite steep.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Wiltshire
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

I would have no hesitation in recommending this B&B as it is one of the very best I have stayed at. As a first time traveller to the Isle of Wight, a friend had suggested that Shanklin would be a good base and I chose Bedford Lodge as it was so close to the old village (only a short stroll across the car park). I am pleased to report that I was not disappointed. The room was clean and well presented and the breakfasts were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble, the owner and all her staff were very friendly and I even found a birthday card from them on my table one morning!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Dave M
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Bristol
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

What a gem - wonderful B&B to stay in, we choose this mainly because of other reviews, and we were not disappointed. The B&B was clean comfortable and without a doubt lovely and homely. Tea coffee and cake was delicious in the afternoons. The staff, all of them especially Karena were a delight. The breakfast was cooked to order and was fantastic, lots of variety if you didn't want a full english!! The room was great no complaints. The beach and town were close and well within walking distance, although a bit hilly if you suffer with joint problems! however this is not a negative. Loved this place great holiday enriched by the B&B - no hesitation in recommending this fab place. Thank you Karena and team.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

One of the few B&Bs I've been to where singles are treated as well as couples. Excellent location, great breakfasts, very helpful staff - the (free) cakes provided in the afternoon were superb. Room was very good and a great shower.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Swanage, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We had The Bedford Lodge booked as a present form our parents. We got back today 22.09.13 and cant say enough how fantastic the lodge was and the service was next to none.
The owner sent us an email saying sorry she would not be there due to wedding dress shopping with her daughter but she gave all the details of who would be there and the checking in/out process.

Rooms very exceptionally clean and staff extremely polite and nothing was too much trouble and on speaking to other guests there it is definatley a place where people return year after year and we hope to be one of them.Thank you to everyone there who made our stay and my birthday very special x

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nikki M
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Additional Information about Bedford Lodge

Property: Bedford Lodge
Address: 4 Chine Avenue | Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isle of Wight > Shanklin
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Shanklin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bedford Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bedford Lodge has been welcoming guests for over 150 years. The Victorian building is steeped in history and nests in the Old Village with only a 5-minute walk to the sea. We have 12 comfortable rooms and are ideally situated for walkers, cyclists and those wanting to escape and relax. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bedford Hotel Shanklin
Bedford Lodge Shanklin, Isle Of Wight

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