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Somerton Lodge

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The Lodge is a classic late Victorian villa (built 1890) that was converted into a hotel in 1970 by an extension to the rear that provides additional guest rooms. We are situated on a pretty tree-lined avenue, in a picturesque part of the town. With large gardens to the front, the hotel is well back from the street and very quiet and secluded. Secure guest parking is via a drive to the car park at the rear.  

Somerton Lodge is our beautiful hotel on the Isle of Wight, England. A place where anyone can come and stay for a great alcohol-free holiday. So why not come and eat good healthy food, relax in our quiet lounge, or sit in our lovely garden?

Your Stay With Us

We think recovery holidays are a great idea. We combine the essence of a retreat, a convention and 'a day out at the beach'. We can talk about sobriety, read a few recovery books together or put on our walking boots and get into the countryside. Somerton Lodge is a place for respite in a sober environment, or a sober base for trips around the amazing Isle of Wight.


Our aim is to make you feel safe and spiritually contented – in the knowledge that here, everyone is in recovery. We want you to feel cared-for and to relax, but also to share our sense of joy that life is now good. And with this sense of wellbeing you can repair a little bit more, grow a little bit more.

Added by popular request, you can make your bookings directly from this site (the booking enquiry takes you directly to our online reception).


  • We're not a five-star hotel. We don't have swimming pools and spas, but neither are we a bare-bones monastic retreat!

  • With eighteen guest rooms, we have plenty of accommodation, and whether you're on your own, or a large group, we will ensure you are comfortable

  • Every room has a well appointed en-suite bathroom and we supply you with a lovely clean and fresh set of towels.

  • You'll also find 'the makings' for tea and coffee in each room.

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Simple and Wholesome

  • Somerton Lodge is a simple place. In a way it's the classic English experience of a small Victorian villa with a lovely garden. This is how we like it – it's spiritually peaceful. No one is rushing for a sun bed or getting merry at the bar.

  • Eat a lovely home-cooked evening diner with us or enjoy one of our traditional English breakfasts – without a hangover in sight!

  • Occasionally we push the boat out and erect a marquee in the garden and do something like a hog roast and have a sing-along with some of our sober musician friends. Ask about what's going on with a quick phone call any time!

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  • Somerton Lodge is a place where sponsors can meet sponsees in a safe and understanding environment, or a small group can get together for coffee and an impromptu meeting.

  • Sit in peace and quiet and choose a book to read from our recovery library.

  • Get a cold drink or a pot of coffee and go and find a sunny corner in the garden. You'll usually find someone out there, tending the plants, who will happily join you for a chat.

  • And hey, our well-appointed bedrooms are always lovely and quiet – no late-night revellers banging on your door as they bounce down the corridors!

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Come and Visit

  • The Isle of Wight is a great place to explore. We're only a short walk from Shanklin Chine and Shanklin Old Village with it's lovely tea rooms and gift shops. The beach is close too.

  • And 'the island' is only 22 miles by 15 miles, so it's not far to get to any of the attractions and beauty spots. Oh, and if you don't bring a car, there's a very good bus service here, with double-decker busses for great views as you get around.

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