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Somerset View
Ranked #5 of 6 Red Hill B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 December 2011

We were a family party of six and used The Barn and the House. The hostess was most helpful and accommodated our particular needs most obligingly. The location is beautiful and very peaceful and as the beds were excellent, we all slept very well.
All the bathrooms are very new and absolutely spotless.
The Barn is charming, light and airy, with plenty of living space and enjoys wonderful views over farmland to the Bay.
The house is superb! It is very large, meticulouly renovated, beautifully appointed, and has glorious views.

Room Tip: remember that The Barn is open plan and that there are quite a lot of stairs!
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 November 2011

The property was stunning. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and homely. The breakfast hamper was fantastic... More than we required! Great place to stay for a relaxing break.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

We stayed at somerset view and found our hosts very welcoming and friendly - the house is situated in a beautiful location and decorated very tastefully. However, it was not clean. A lot of dust underneath all beds, toilet not clean, laundry area surfaces not clean. Ensuite door does not close, toilet seat broken - not acceptable in a house of this standard.

Breakfast was very good with one exception - Aldi coffee beans which are not good - personal taste maybe but with an average price of $350 a night, good quality coffee should be provided.

We would return to Somerset View and would recommend but cleanliness and maintenance are things that should be checked thoroughly on each new arrival.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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LizChip, Owner at Somerset View, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2011

Hi, thankyou for your comments on tripadvisor. kAs the property is only a few months old there will be some fine tuning issues. The toilet has just been installed and it was just a matter of tightening it. The issues with cleaning have been addressed with the cleaning lady. We have now devised an extensive checklist which will be used everytime a clean is done. The doors have also been adressed i do apologize for the Aldi coffee. Both my husband and I use it and didnt think it would be that bad to have in the accomodation. We are more than happy to provide alternative coffee if we had known you were not happy. We do try and accomodate all individual requests but you do need to be able to communicate these to us, we do only live around the corner and are available 24 hours a day by mobile. If people indicate they have specific dietry needs we are only happy to accomodate. We also provide extras, at no extra cost for special occasions. Once again you need to let us know of these. I believe communication is a very important part of the hospitality industry and as a result have devised a feedback sheet guests can fill out so that our property keeps improving. We appreciate hearing about any issues during your stay as they can be quickly rectified rather than hearing about them 2 months later on trip advisor. We would like to offer you a 10% discount on your next visit.
Once again thankyou for your feed back.
Liz
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

I stayed at Somerset View with a few friends from Melbourne and it was a blast from the past only with mod cons. I have relatives in Europe who live on farms and I love it when I go there and I loved it here as well.
There were no flies at all, as one reviewer wrote but then it is winter and when we went out for dinner we used some common sense in switching off the lights and closing all doors and windows.We parked our cars outside as garaging is not included and therefore we did not have to suffer the indignity of a few cartons left by builders on the garage floor.
We saw the chooks behind the barn and we saw the eggs being collected so I would say there was a fair chance we ate free range eggs, they certainly tasted a lot better than supermarket eggs.We did not request the coffee machine as none of us could be bothered with doing that, so the plunger was good enough.
The beds were perfectly clean and comfortable, crockery was spotless and the fireplace was sensational as we sat around drinking wine and admiring the views of Mornington and the bay. The owner made it clear from the outset that if there was anything we needed, to immediately let her know. She seemed extremely proud of her property and nothing was too much trouble. She did however politely refuse to replenish our depleting wine stocks, so we were forced to go and buy our own. C'est la vie.
I would not hesitate to recommend this property to my friends and I will certainly stay there again in the future.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

I stayed at Somerset View recently and had a completely different experience. We found the place to be immaculately fitted and very clean. The views are amazing and although it was cold enjoyed sharing a bottle of local wine while sitting on the balcony taking it all in.. As the night air chilled we took advantage of the cozy fireplace.

The insects weren't a problem either; although it was winter. My view is that in summer in Victoria if you leave doors open you can expect a few insects to come inside. It's part of the country experience.

As for the coffee machine we asked the owners where it was and they brought it down to us immediately. The breakfast food was great and prepared us well for our winery tour that afternoon.
I have recommended the property to friends with young children as there was so much for them to do; books, games etc.

Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Somerset View

Address: 155 Harrisons Rd, Red Hill, Victoria 3937, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Mornington Peninsula > Red Hill
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Ranked #5 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Red Hill
Number of rooms: 6

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