The Somerville

B&B / Hotels

14, St Georges Rd, Shanklin, PO37 6BA
Call us: 01983 862821
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Graded 4 stars by the English Tourist Board.

Somerville Shanklin now in our 15th year. Somerville is friendly, family run accommodation. Ideally located in the heart of Shanklin in a quiet road, close to the cliff path and lift to the beach.

Being within a short stroll of the picturesque Old Village with its quaint thatched pubs and many excellent places to eat this makes us the ideal location for your stay. We have off road parking and can offer reduced cost car ferry travel, or arrange to collect you from Shanklin rail station if you are coming over on foot. We have two ground floor rooms suitable for the mobility impaired (or those that may just wish to avoid stairs!) as well as two other spacious rooms, all en-suite, with all of the usual facilities. There is also a cosy sun lounge if you wish to just relax and have a coffee and slice of home baked cake. All of our food is cooked fresh to order, using Island produce where possible.

There is plenty of choice from a light to full English breakfast. Evening meal is available if required, just ask to see the daily choice of menus. We can also put together a packed lunch for you, all you have to do is ask. If you want to come kick off your shoes and relax then Somerville is the place for you, so give us a call now. We do not have on-line booking, we prefer to talk to you and tailor your holiday to your needs with the personal touch.


Check in is from 2 pm. If you wish to arrive earlier and leave your bags, just let us know. Check out is 10.30 am, but we may be able to arrange a later time, subject to room availability, just ask! We can book a reduced rate car ferry crossing with Red Funnel Ferries via Southampton and East Cowes, or if you are travelling over without a vehicle we could arrange collection from Shanklin rail station.

Our breakfast is served from 8.30 a.m. You can start with cereals, fruit juice, or even a bowl of our delicious creamy porridge! Follow that with either a light breakfast or our version of the full English, all cooked fresh to your order. Evening meal is available if required. Old favourites such as braised steak; liver, bacon & onions; roast chicken; and oven baked trout; tuna pasta bake; cod loins in cheese sauce; No fancy sauces, just good home cooked meals. Special diets should be mentioned at time of booking. We can also provide packed lunches to your specific requirements.


Originally seven bedrooms, we only now let four, although if you are in need of extra accommodation for a larger party we can make other rooms available. Our four letting rooms consist of two upstairs, one of which is our superior suite, and two ground floor rooms, both of which are suitable for the mobility impaired (or even those just wishing to avoid the stairs!). All are en-suite with the usual facilities including complimentary beverage trays, flat screen TV’s, electric power showers, etc.

Room 1 is a ground floor double bedded en-suite room. Room 2 is a ground floor twin bedded en-suite room, but the zip and link mattresses can be joined to make a king sized 6’ bed. Room 3 is a large upstairs twin bedded en-suite room with a two seat sofa. The zip and link mattresses can be joined to make a 6’ king sized bed and the sofa can be replaced with a single bed or bunks to accommodate 3/4. Room 4 is our superior suite. This was formerly two rooms, now knocked through to make a spacious suite with large 5’ bed, as well as comfy sofa.

Facilities & Features

Our light and airy guest lounge is furnished with comfortable seating. Why not sit and relax with afternoon tea and home baked cakes; just read your paper or one of the many books available; or play any of the board games available. To help you plan your day ahead we have many brochures and leaflets, as well as many years of experience and recommendations. Free Wi-Fi is available in the guest lounge and some bedrooms. All rooms have hairdryers, colour TV, controllable heating, are en-suite with electric power shower, complimentary beverage trays, etc. Also alarm clock/radio, ironing facilities, shoe cleaning, service washes, all available on request. Extras such as flowers and chocolates can be arranged to celebrate special occasions, please give us at least 3 days notice. We have special pamper packages.


We have late availability offers as well as ferry inclusive, dependant on the time of season, if you are looking for something just call us and see what we can offer! No online booking, just someone real to talk to!!!

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Phone us on 01983 862821 or 07811808575


If we are unable to get to the phone just clearly leave your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Standard Room - Low: £25.50 Mid £28.00  HIgh £30.00

Suite - Low: £30.50 Mid £35.00 High £40.00

Ground Floor - Low: £28.00 Mid £30.50 High £32.50

10% discount for stays of 7 nights or more. Prices are per person and are based on two people sharing an en-suite room, for a minimum 2 nights, on a bed and breakfast basis. One night stays and single occupancy will incur a supplement subject to availability. Bank Holidays and Special Events will be at a higher tariff.

Low season is March to May 24th & 1st to 31st October. Mid season is May 25th to July 19th& 1st to 30th September. High season is July 20th to August 31st