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Arajilla Lodge

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Lagoon Road | Old Settlement Beach, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lizzie057 Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 8 incredible nights staying in one of the Banyan Suites at Arajilla Lodge. The apartment was spotless, light and airy, and serviced daily. The beds were comfortable, with a turn-down service at night, which was a lovely touch, and the bar fridge was extremely well stocked. Arajilla sits in a picturesque setting of Kentia palms and huge Banyan... More

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Lizzie for taking the time to write this lovely review. What a beautiful holiday you had! It makes us so happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay. Waking feeling revived and refreshed, ready to take on the days activities. This is what we are all about being able to take real time out from our busy... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Lord Howe has got the lot for pure relaxation: warm without being too hot, flora, fauna, spectacular views and warm crystal clear water. Arajilla cannot be rated too highly: lovely rooms, excellent food, marvellous staff for whom nothing was too much trouble and ideally located within strolling distance of most things of interest.

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Anthony for taking the time to write this fantastic review, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on our focus for relaxation and the chance to get real time out. Being centrally located and right across from Old Settlement Beach where turtles call home gives you easy access to all the Island... More

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Lord Howe Island is a well kept secret - and is exquisite. Unspoilt long white beaches, turtles and rare birds, and no mobile phones. Arajilla is an beautiful hotel with just 12 rooms nestled amongst the kentia palms and banyan trees, a hundred metres from a long white beach with clear azure water. Food wonderful, rooms simple and elegant, and... More

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Rosemary for taking the time to write this review. It was so lovely to read how much you enjoyed your stay, speaking of our long white sandy beaches that rarely have a soul on them. Lord Howe Island has a limit to how many people are allowed to visit at any one time, hence making this place a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Arajilla was like a home away from home. The owners were not there, and the staff went out of their way to make our stay, perfect for us. Rebecca & Chelsea were delightful, always happy and informative and very proud of their island. We often would order a BBQ lunch and they would drop off the food, and or us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stunning location! Island is amazing! Very comfortable and spacious room that had been recently refurbished. The extra floor enabled my husband, daughter and I to share accommodation without getting in the way of each other. Being able to borrow snorkeling equipment and bikes was a bonus and enabled us to enjoy all the beaches and picnic areas. Evening meals were... More

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Due to our location and small size attention is placed on your wellbeing and the quality rather than quantity which results in a lot of waste. We use organic products where possible, there are organic dried fruit and nuts, organic milk and free range eggs along with fresh and poached... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

4 nights in this splendid resort. The ambience and Staff attentiveness were first class. We stayed the remaining 3 nights at Capella and it is unavoidable that comparisons be made. The Staff warmth and friendliness were considerably superior at Arajilla, making the experience much more enjoyable, even though both had dining and other facilities that were of comparably high standard.

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Bill S, Manager at Arajilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Malcolm for taking the time to write this review. Arajilla is nestled in a Kentia and Banyan tree forest creating a unique ambience. I have informed our staff of your complimentary comments, they do take a lot of pride in what they do and how they take care of our guests. Our chef is extremely talented at creating... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Arajilla is in an optimum position on Lord Howe Island. In a rainforest setting it is a short stroll to Old Settlement Beach and an easy walk to most activities. We stayed in the recently renovated Banyan suites which were quiet, comfortable and well maintained, although blinds on the downstairs bedroom would provide more privacy. Meals were from good to... More

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Liz for taking the time to write this lovely review. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our newly renovated Banyan suites and made use of all the wonderful extras that Arajilla supplies. We are located at the best part of the island with easy access to many bushwalks, boat tours and beaches. I know that our... More

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We recently spent 3 nights at Arajilla Lodge and were able to relax into the LHI syle almost immediately. From the moment we were met at the airport, we felt we were special guests, however this is just the Arajilla way. We found the staff to be attentive, and intertested in our requirements on a daily basis and would go... More

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we’re delighted to hear you had such a relaxing stay! It is so important to us and our staff that our guests feel special and have a memorable holiday – to hear you refer to this as ‘The Arajilla Way’ makes us very proud. Thank you, and please be sure to visit again soon.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Had been wanting to visit Lord Howe for a long time and had often considered staying at Capella. Capella was not available for the full week we were looking for and Arajilla did not disappoint. In fact, I feel it was the preferable option overall. The location was central and beautiful and the food and service was outstanding. About 100... More

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Tania for writing such a wonderful review about Arajilla. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we made your stay a memorable one. We are centrally located which does make it easy to get out and explore the island without too much difficulty. Our team will be happy to hear about... More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I really wanted to like this place even before I arrived. I fell off my bike and badly hurt my arm the weekend before we were due to stay. Although it was a long weekend and I only wanted to know what the cost would be, they insisted on changing our booking without any cost at all. I was dubious... More

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Lodge, responded to this review

It is wonderful to hear what a fantastic holiday you had. We were more than happy to move your booking due to your bike accident. Due to our location being so isolated it is better to have all your meals provided for, you can take your lunch with you in the morning, go all day then return in the afternoon... More

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Additional Information about Arajilla Lodge

Also Known As:
Arajilla Retreat Hotel Lord Howe Island
Arajilla Retreat Lord Howe Island
Address: Lagoon Road | Old Settlement Beach, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Location: Australia > Lord Howe Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Lord Howe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arajilla Lodge 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renowned for its warm, friendly service & laid back ambience, Arajilla Lodge encapsulates the very essence of Lord Howe Island, offering guests a haven of tranquility & relaxation.Located on Old Settlement Beach, Arajilla Lodge is nestled under a canopy of Kentia Palms & Banyan Trees ~ meandering pathways lead through beautiful gardens to the beach, to the luxurious Ayurvedic Day Spa, to Arajilla's spacious suites & renowned Restaurant.Explore the extraordinary scenery & wildlife of World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island.. be as active or as passive as you like ~ bushwalk, mountain climb, swim, surf, dive, fish, cycle around the island, play golf, lie on a deserted beach, enjoy a massage, savour fine food & wine ~ it's completely up to you! & it is all less than a two-hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane. ... more   less 
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