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.
All 3 French Island B&Bs / inns

Tortoise Head Lodge

Save Saved
You added Tortoise Head Lodge to your Saves list
Western Port Bay, French Island, Victoria, Australia
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (11)
  • Photos (3)
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (2)
  • More
Tortoise Head Lodge
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in French Island
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

11 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    8
    1
    1
    0
    1
See reviews for
3
6
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
TOORADIN
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

What a fantastic place, felt like home, Phil is an amazing host nothing was to much trouble, meals are so yummy, and the accommodation is very comfortable, would recommend the lodge. will be back soon once again thankyou Sharon

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

French Island is an intriguing place. Twice the size of Phillip Island with only a couple of hundred residents. Unfortunately there is very little to do. The roads are all unsealed and most are unsuitable for bike riding. The Lodge is pretty run down but the rooms are reasonable. In fairness, the owners are renovating and are new. The views... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Just came back from a weekend at Tortoise Head Lodge. It boasts extremely friendly staff, fantastic views, and excellent accommodation facilities. We went cycling around French Island, saw heaps of wildlife and picturesque scenery, plus a packed lunch provided by the staff. I'm definitely going back soon!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Our family (2 adults, 2 kids aged 6 and 4) spent a night camping at Phil's property last week. Phil was the most gracious and helpful host, picking us up at the dock, collecting firewood for our camp fire, providing insect repellant and providing dinner and breakfast as well (including catering for a vegetarian). We had a lovely camping spot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We recently enjoyed 2 nights with Phil and Maria and their hospitilaity was impeccable! When we first arrived on the island, we were greeted at the dock by a smiley faced Phil, who took us back to the Inn. He explained to us what it was like to live on the island & all that there was for us to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

If you are looking for plush hotel service with room service and someone to wait on you hand and foot don't bother. Your demands and ridiculous expectations are wasted. BUT........if you are looking for an escape complete with amazing value for an uninterrupted sea views, cooked meals, transport to and from the ferry, roaring fires, comfy beds, great showers and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Mentone
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

Dear Rod and Susan, Thanks for your brilliant hospitality, we spent 2 wonderful days in this island which deserves a lot of admiration and protection. We loved the atmosphere in which you host your guests, your warm reception made our stay so enjoyable and relaxing. Our cabin was perfect + the view over Tortoise head was wonderful. Susan's meals have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

Staying at French Island and particularly at the Tortoise Head was definitely an experience! If you like fancy holidays, then this is not for you! We got to the island on Friday night, Rod was there to greet us when we got off the ferry, and helped us with our luggage. Our favourite part of the stay were the evenings... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Victoria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

From the minute we arrived we fell in love with French Island and Tortoise Head Lodge. If you are looking for an experience this is it!!! The accomodation is comfortable and Eco friendly. The food is to die for.. Thankyou Suzanne, wonderful Aussie home cooked meals. An Eco Tour with Rod is a definate must when visiting French Island, informative... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

We would like to thank Rod & Suzanne for an amazing weekend , We the oldies enjoyed every minute of the trip, but the young generation enjoyed every minute even before we departed to the island with the expectations of the murder mystery night, the secret of who they were in the play and how would they prepare themselves for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Tortoise Head Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Tortoise Head Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tortoise Head Lodge

Address: Western Port Bay, French Island, Victoria, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > French Island

3 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tortoise Head Lodge 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 travelers prefer