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Bedford Lodge

4 Chine Avenue Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6AQ England
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#11 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Shanklin
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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.
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4 Chine Avenue Shanklin Old Village, Shanklin PO37 6AQ England
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Tim P wrote a review 12 Sep
Hampshire, United Kingdom264 contributions113 helpful votes
Just got back after a far too short stay! The Bedford just goes from strength to strength! Gilly, Garry, Linda and the team really know how to run a fabulous establishment! Booked already for next September and I don't think I can give a better recommendation than this! Hope to be back before this though! Brilliant and thanks!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Karen W wrote a review Aug 2021
Folkestone, England, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We have very few weekends free given the nature of the jobs we do and this was one we really wanted to make the most of. Gilly & Gary were absolutely immense, breakfast was fabulous with so much choice and I didn’t want to tell our friends where we’ve been staying just in case they book dates when we want to come again!!!! We will be back with bells on. 5 star plus plus plus
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , Owner at Bedford Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Karen! Thanks for a fabulous review! Very much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed your well earned break. We have re stocked our bar! LOL!! Hope Amazon delivered, and you are enjoying your Mermaid Gin!!
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TParkes wrote a review Aug 2021
Stourbridge, United Kingdom3 contributions7 helpful votes
Having just spent a lovely week at Bedford Lodge, we have nothing but praise for this beautifully presented and ideally located B & B. We stayed in a premier room, which was spacious, spotless (as were all areas throughout) and uniquely furnished. Breakfast was delicious with an extensive range of choices. Nothing was too much trouble for the hosts; friendly, helpful and welcoming. We would have no hesitations about revisiting Bedford Lodge or recommending this guest house to others.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , Owner at Bedford Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for this lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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jennyW wrote a review Aug 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
I’ve just returned home after a lovely 2 week stay, with all the family. The Bedford Lodge is ideally located,close to all the best restaurants and a short walk to the beach. Everything is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. The breakfast menu offers plenty of choice and there’s even a specials board. All cooked to perfection and piping hot, with endless tea and coffee. Gilly & Gary are excellent hosts always pleasant. We can Highly Recommend the Bedford Lodge and if we visit the Island again we will definitely rebook.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from , Owner at Bedford Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review! So glad you enjoyed your family holiday. Hope to see you all agin one day.
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Pevsner wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom59 contributions34 helpful votes
A great four-night stay at Bedford Lodge which is ideally placed in the best part of Shanlin close to restaurants and a five minute walk to the beach. The owner was very friendly, helpful and welcoming. The room was clean and well equipped with a view of the splendid gardens (which are lit with coloured lights at night). Breakfast was good with a range of choices including fruit salad, omelettes cooked to order and as much coffee and toast as you could want. They make a point of not rushing you at breakfast meaning that it was relaxing to linger in the breakfast room as long as you want. Parking available which is a bonus in this town centre location although it's rather hidden down a side road so we just went in and asked where to park and were given directions. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from , Owner at Bedford Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review! We very much appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again one day!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bedford Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Bedford Lodge?
Nearby attractions include JURASSIC JIM (0.2 km), Shanklin Theatre (0.2 km), and Shanklin Beach (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bedford Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Bedford Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bedford Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bedford Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pendletons, Pencil Cottage, and Thai Mukda.
Are there any historical sites close to Bedford Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Godshill Church (5.6 km), Arreton Barns (7.5 km), and Appuldurcombe House (4.1 km).