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Capella Lodge

5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Spent four days on LHI, staying at Capella Lodge. From the airport pickup to the trip home, they could not do enough you. This establishment is small with only 9 suites but it is not small on service, quality or helpfulness of the staff. As much as possible, the food is local and of great quality. Great wines too. Lots... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We visited Capella for a second visit and loved it as much as the first time. Mark and Libby do a great job and are funny and relaxed and the whole team are lovely. The Head Chef Peter Smit and his team create the most amazing food, we were treated to a degustation menu that was just incredible, six courses... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went as a family of 4 in April 2014. We had known friends and family who have been to LH but never to Capella. We are a well traveled (mainly overseas) young family and my wife and I have stayed at several of the other Australian 'lodges' such as Saffire and Qualia. To be frank we were quite amazed... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights in a Lagoon Loft. The Lofts have plenty of space, and the views, although filtered by the trees, are wonderful. The resort is modern and the hosts and staff are accommodating and very considerate about guest welfare. If whatever you want to do can be done on the island, they will try to ensure that... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

A wonderful stay. I had high expectations after a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge and was very happy with his luxury lodge. The Lagoon Lofts are beautiful and I was lucky for upgrade to Lidgbird which is amazing. Food and wine is wonderful. While the lodge is out of the way, this makes it so special. The views are amazing.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

luxury accommodation. Would have liked a better pool - it's small and has no chairs round it. It's right at the bar and a bit public. Excellent food and fun social stuff with drinks and chatting with other guests at Christmas.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Superb location, this is a beautiful island with World Heritage status and the lodge is at the far end of the island, beautiful views overlooking Lovers Bay.This place only takes 20 guests and the total visitors are limited to 200, there are very few cars and bycles are provided as a good way to see the island. The main area... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

At first glance this Lodge seems expensive, but when you see and experience what's included its actually good value. The service is both warm and friendly and done without fanfare or pomp. And the food, simply delicious and interesting. The wine list is also excellent so once all this is included, a great place to stay. LH itself is a... More

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Address: Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Location: Australia > Lord Howe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Capella Lodge 5*
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Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay. An inspired architectural design welcomes spectacular views of the ocean, reef and mountains into the Lodge.A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real ‘treasure island’. Capella’s nine contemporary island-style suites are designed to complement Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment. Luxurious surrounds, exceptional island-inspired dining and unforgettable ‘first-name’ service combine to create an outstanding Lord Howe Island lodging experience. ... more   less 
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