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Milky Way Holiday Villas

3.5 of 5 Ranch   |   Lagoon Road, NSW 2898 | Hunter Bay, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We had originally booked to stay at other accommodation on Lord Howe, but at the last minute tried to change to Milky Way and we are so pleased we did. Wonderful hosts (Andrea and her daughter) nothing too much trouble. Checked each morning to see if we needed anything to help make our stay more comfortable or memorable. Drove their... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We are very regular visitors to Lord Howe and over the last 11 years we have tried many of the accommodation options on Lord Howe but Milky Way is always our accommodation of choice. It is fabulously located , the units while not new are comfortable, well maintained, scrupulously clean and well equipped and we have always found the staff... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We have stayed at Milky Way several times now (and other accommodation) and Milky Way is still the best for location, friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. The hosts of Milky Way are always helpful and go out of their way to make sure everything runs smoothly especially Andrea and Josette!! We would highly recommend Milky Way.

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Mount Duneed
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

It is hard to say where the best location to be based on the Island is,but after a weeks riding,walking ,snorkeling, diving ,fish feeding and eating ,I think Milky Way stacks up pretty good ,it is near a great beach (Old settlement )for snorkeling ,swimming with turtles etc.It is a 3 minute ride or 10min walk to town and dive... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

My husband and I stayed for a week in a one bedroom apartment. The cabin was clean and comfortable. We weren't expecting a resort as that was next door and expensive.Milky Way was perfect for the island.Laid back, friendly and I instantly felt I was home! We walked everywhere and soon discovered that many of the islands other accommodation options... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Stayed at Milky Way Villas for six nights in a one bedroom villa. It was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The staff arranged dinner bookings and transport too. Very friendly and very welcoming staff. As the most northern most accommodation on the island, we found it accessible to everything (easiest by bicycle) yet quiet and private. Lord Howe... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The one-bedroom unit was spacious and the walk-in wadrobe was handy, as was the thoughtful inclusion of a day pack for our use. The kitchen is more than adequate. Bring your own items such as oil, glad wrap, food etc. Mily Way is located a short bike ride away from the town area and a stone's throw from Old Settlement... More

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Mittagong, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We stayed in villa 1 recently for our honeymoon and loved our stay. The room was sizeable and had kitchen facilities so we could cook at home if we wanted. The villas are located across the road from a picture perfect beach (old settlement) where you can snorkel with turtles and swim over the reef. The villas are an easy... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Didn't have any expectations however, from the minute Andrea picked us up from the airport, took us on a short orientation of the island, we were in awe of the natural beauty and the postcard scenery wherever you turned. Our room (the belmoreana villa) was perfect, self contained and very clean. We were a 10 minute walk to the shops,... More

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Temora, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This place is superb. Between Josette's hospitality and daily visits to see if all is well and Graham leading us astray on several occasions, we had the best holiday ever. The lack of mobile phone coverage on the island adds to the appeal. The room was perfect and the little things Milky Way supply such as a torch, towels and... More

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Address: Lagoon Road, NSW 2898 | Hunter Bay, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Location: Australia > Lord Howe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Milky Way Holiday Villas 3.5*
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On Old Settlement Beach at the extreme northern end of the residential area. Set in a lush, peaceful palm & banyan grove with the beach just through the palms.Comfortable, modern one & two bedroom self catering villas with fully equipped kitchen & ensuite bathroom in all villas.Features include: Generous Breakfast/Fruit Hamper on Arrival King bed, Ceiling Fans,LED TV/DVD player,iPod Dock.Beach Towels, Hairdryer, Iron/Board, Coffee Plunger, Backpack, Picnic Basket/Utensils, BBQ Facilities.Airport & Restaurant Transfers,Convenience Shop, Blue Phone.Daily HousekeepingAustralian Champagne for Birthday or Anniversary ... more   less 
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