We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Somerville House

View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Somerville House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 234: English reviews
Start your review of Somerville House
 Click to rate
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Though nothing is ever perfect, this comes very close indeed. The quality and attention to detail was simply lovely. Cutting to the chase, everything in the room is set up ready for you, it's almost as if the person who planned this out had been to a hundred B&Bs and noted down what you'd want, set it up, and then...

1Thank sheweym
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was clean and well appointed. The bed was comfortable, the shower worked well and I was able to get WiFi (no charge). The owners (I assume) were very friendly, and the B&B would certainly be one I would recommend to colleagues. The breakfast was very good in the morning. They start at 07:30 - but despite being down...

1Thank Owain G
somervillehouse, Owner at Somerville House, responded to this review

Dear Owain G, Whoops, you were there on a day when a couple of things held us up at what was a critical time for both you and us! I do apologise - it was difficult for you and difficult and embarrassing for us! The two tables who arrived early had not alerted us, as those wanting a early breakfast...

Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms (and beds!) are comfortable, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and breakfasts were delicious-all at a reasonable price. Somerville House is also a short walk from the center of Hereford and the train station. We returned a year later because we enjoyed it so much.

2Thank chris5022017
somervillehouse, Owner at Somerville House, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for your review. It is really lovely when guests who have stayed before and been happy with the experience, come back again and enjoy their return visit, too. No pressure! We hope to see you again - next year, maybe? Best wishes Rosie and Bill and staff.

Ely, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a short two night trip to Hereford to discover the area and visit our daughter who is studying locally. What a delightful place to stay. Lovely room, large conformable bed and pillows with easy chairs for watching tv. Great shower room and bath, free wi-fi and a super choice for breakfast, Full English with home made preserves, or fresh...

2Thank Roger L
somervillehouse, Owner at Somerville House, responded to this review

Dear Roger L Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed staying and appreciated the points of service we have tried to achieve. Best wishes from Rosie and Bill

Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I stayed for two nights on business. The location is very good with plenty of parking and the staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. My single en suite was very small, the shower worked well and coffee and biscuits were replaced every day. During the first night the wild weather blew the TV aerial down, so nobody had any TV...

2Thank Ron B
somervillehouse, Owner at Somerville House, responded to this review

Dear Ron B Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I am glad that you found the location, parking and staff to your liking, as well as the food and drinks. That wind was really terrible, and the loss of TV affected everyone - I felt helpless but there was nothing I could do until the...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Stayed at Somerville house for 3 nights. Had a superior room which was very comfortable with lovely views over the city towards the cathedral. Breakfast was delicious and catered for all tastes. We really appreciated the attention to detail, one example is having a little fridge in the room. It was also very clean. A great place to stay.

1Thank maryandphil1994
somervillehouse, Owner at Somerville House, responded to this review

Dear Mary and Phil, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the view from your room, that we think is one of the best in the city, combining our garden, the cathedral tower beyond, the Black Mountains of Wales in the distance (not usually black, actually) and the ever changing romantic sky! It is good to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Just want to say a huge thank you to our hosts at the Somerville. We spent a very comfortable night here and breakfast was excellent. Would thoroughly recommend tis hotel to anyone looking for a peaceful and homely stay

2Thank Sienna2011
somervillehouse, Owner at Somerville House, responded to this review

Dear Sienna2011, Many thanks for your enthusiastic review, appreciating your comfortable night and the breakfast. We are delighted that you feel able to recommend our place to others coming to stay in the area. Best wishes Rosie and Bill and Staff.

Reviewed 28 November 2016

I stay here maybe once a month for work, am always welcomed back by Bill and Rosie. Rooms are comfortable, from the smallest ones in the roof, to the large ones downstairs. Rooms equipped with fridge full of local treats (that you can buy). Breakfast is excellent, both the continental items and the large choice of local organic cooked products.

1Thank Simon P
somervillehouse, Owner at Somerville House, responded to this review

Dear Simon P, Thank you very much for your very kind review. we look forward to your next visit. In the mean time we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stayed at Somerville House for 4 nights and will definitely be going back. Our room was comfortable with a great view and a very large comfortable bed. We were welcomed on arrival with tea and biscuits in the lovely lounge which was a nice touch. Great attention to detail - e.g. fresh milk provided in the room and a good...

1Thank Phil G
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016

It started very well. A warm welcome, a complimentary coffee in the comfortable guest lounge, a lovely feel to the place. And it was within easy walking distance of the town centre and railway station, yet far enough away not to be disturbed by any noise. Parking was a bit tight, but adequate. But the room just didn't live up...

1Thank Peacelover2016
somervillehouse, Owner at Somerville House, responded to this review

Response Published somervillehouse, Owner at Somerville House, responded to this review, 15 Oct 2016 Dear Peacelover 2016. Many thanks for your very fulsome review of your experience when staying at Somerville House, which was not entirely satisfactory. It is extremely helpful to receive such a detailed commentary and we always act when deficiencies are brought to our attention. It has...

26 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (26)
Bathroom (2)
View from Room (3)
Room/Suite (2)
Other (19)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Hereford hotels
1.0 km away
Castle House
Castle House
#2 of 12 in Hereford
421 reviews
1.2 km away
The Green Dragon
The Green Dragon
#9 of 12 in Hereford
760 reviews
2.9 km away
Three Counties Hotel
Three Counties Hotel
#5 of 12 in Hereford
286 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 km away
Premier Inn Hereford Hotel
9.7 km away
The Pilgrim Hotel
The Pilgrim Hotel
#1 of 1 in Much Birch
794 reviews
0.3 km away
Aylestone Court Hotel
Aylestone Court Hotel
#4 of 12 in Hereford
276 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Somerville House is a beautiful detached Victorian villa, dating back to 1895, in a tree-lined residential road, offering 'boutique' hotel style Bed and Breakfast accommodation, and blending the luxury and comfort of a good hotel with warm and friendly service. We have 12 en suite rooms, arranged on ground, lower-ground, and first and second floors, with free wifi available in all.The large superior rooms and charming top floor rooms, with interesting beam features, are decorated in a contemporary style, contrasting with and enhancing the many original features - the glorious tesselated entrance hall floor, tiny plaster cupid heads, and the grand marble fireplaces. 5 mins walk railway station, 10 minutes walk city centre, free carpark. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Somerville House

Address: 12 Bodenham Road, Hereford HR1 2TS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Herefordshire > Hereford
Price Range: $116 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Somerville House 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Expedia, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets and TripOnline SA so you can book your Somerville House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Somerville House staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Birmingham, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Somerville House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Superior Double Room was fabulous”
sheweym, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms that are two flights up. If you have limited mobility it would be good to ensure a lower floor room.”
932owaing, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Easy parking and a lovely garden”
RogerLee1488, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid room 2, it's small. Avoid rooms on higher floors if you have heavy bags.”
RonB492, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had upstairs room facing West”
maryandphil1994, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
US$84* /night
View Deal
View all 9 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates