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Capella Lodge

5.0 of 5 Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outstanding personal service from the moment Libby or Mark meet the plane to the moment you leave. With only 9 rooms, you are known by name and the service is warm and welcoming. Terrific friendly staff. Capella is informal, so no heels or make up needed. Food and drinks are included and of a vey high standard - especially given... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Capella is a lovely place to spend time on this tiny island. We were picked up from the small airport by manager Libby for the (very) short drive to the lodge. The place and its wonderful staff are immediately welcoming and relaxing, with an informality suited to the island setting. Food and drinks were a highlight - meals of excellent... More

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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was returning to Lord Howe Island after 20+ years. For my wife, it was her first visit. We both gave a collective "Wow!" as we got off the plane. Lord Howe is only a 2 hour direct flight from Sydney but is a million miles from big city hustle and bustle. The island only allows 400 visitors at any... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew we needed time to get adjusted to the time change before a meeting in Sydney, so we spent 3 days at Capella Lodge: what an awesome place! The food was great, especially the Tuesday night tasting menu with wine pairings and the people were special. It is a small island and the hikes are fantastic! We rented a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Capella and I was tentative because of the price. Ask me now and I would gladly pay double, the food was unbelievable, location was spectacular and the staff were fantastic. Lord Howe is like a user friendly Jurassic Park and the charm of the place has been captured by the staff who were absolutely... More

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Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent eight days on Lord Howe staying at Capella in August. Sorry for the delay in posting. At least this review is made after consideration. I have reviewed this property before and my comments from four years ago still stand. I have now stayed in all the levels of rooms including the Lidgbird Pavilion. All rooms are well appointed... More

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Kalaheo, Hawaii
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was our ninth visit to Capella in the past eight years. Obviously this remains our favorite holiday destination in Australia (if not the world!). The reasons have been noted in our previous reviews and have been repeated innumerable times by other guests over the years, many of whom are also repeat visitors. Mark and Libby continue to run a... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Overpriced and over rated. Walls paper thin between rooms, everything can be heard from adjoining rooms and I mean everything! Meals very small, try to do French and very badly at it.Managers and staff very friendly and helpful. Lord Howe Island is interesting but 4 days you can see it all.

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BaillieLodgesAust, Guest Relations Manager at Capella Lodge, responded to this review

We are sad to read your review 144DiC as your feedback on your stay at Capella runs contrary to the majority of opinions expressed on this forum and others. We are pleased of course that the welcoming Capella team made your stay a warm and comfortable one. There’s lots to discover on Lord Howe Island – many of our guests... More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A very special place. Apart from some confusion at LH airport on arrival where I was accidentally missed and no one met me (I walked around for a good while trying to work out how to get the the lodge) eventually finding via T-shirt logo someone from Capella Lodge - the rest was amazing. I was a little anxious as... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had a quick break at Capella Lodge, Libby and Mark where great hosts who made sure we got the most out of our 3 night stay - make sure you do Pete's Chase 'n' Thyme tour and if you can Dive Pro. We will definitely be back to Lord Howe Island.

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Address: Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Location: Australia > Lord Howe Island
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Hotel Class:5 star — Capella Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Capella Resort All Inclusive
Capella Hotel Lord Howe Island

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