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Milky Way Holiday Villas
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

lord howe island is the best pacific island, hands down, no passport required, milky way is is a top location, comfortable, affordable, quiet and clean with wonderful family to look after you, good restaurant and plenty of options for walks, swimming, snorkelling and fishing

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

I stayed at Milky Way with a friend for a week in May '13. We chose it because it's so close to Old Settlement Beach - it's about a one minute walk. There is great snorkelling right off the beach, with coral, fish, and I even swam with a turtle! Milky Way is only about 10 minutes from the CBD on foot, and less on a bike. We loved the honesty system for the purchase of food from cereals, milk, cheese, and meats right through to beer and wine - no need to go to the supermarket - it's all there and we enjoyed a couple of lovely BBQs in the garden. The restaurant is tops and is open Monday and Friday. It's a great place to socialise with other travellers. Milky Way is very tranquil, and is set in lush rainforest complete with an array of local birds. It was everything we could have hoped for, and more!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Exceptionally friendly staff, fantastic food at the restaurant, comfortable rooms and beds, atmosphere was great. Was kid friendly and our whole family had a terrific time. I have recommended to all my friends and I can't wait to go back. Beautiful place and we all had the time of our lives. Best holiday I've ever had!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Emma C
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Milky Way, very relaxing. The location was good for accessing much of the island, but still being secluded. Milky Way is near Old Settlement Beach, a great, uncrowded beach for snorkeling. The turtles come in to feed on this beach.

Accommodations were nice, not outstanding. Pleasant.

Room Tip: Milky Way is in the mid-range of prices for rooms on the island. No doubt about it, Lord Howe is ex...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

My wife and I and another couple spent seven nights on Lord Howe Island at the Milky Way Holiday Villas.
After landing our host Josie picked us up and gave us a tour of the island. Our first three days were fun filled with good weather then unfortunately the rest of our stay was wind and rain. The islanders were smiling because their low water tank levels were topped up.
Milky Way is located in a leafy location at the northern end of Lord Howe Island. An easy and scenic twelve minute walk takes you into ‘town’. An equally easy two minute walk gets you onto the wide and gently sloping and sandy bottomed Old Settlement Beach. Old Settlement Beach is within the island’s lagoon. Quite often here sea turtles pop their heads up even at waist depth. Some 200m further out in the lagoon is the Sylph Hole buoy surrounded by coral and an assortment of fish. Keep an eye out for the lionfish.
The Milky Way staff was fantastic and accommodated our every need. They booked and transported their guests to dinner at any of the islands restaurants and the deal was that restaurant then transported the guests back to Milky Way if they so wished. In place at the resort is an honesty system. Liquor and food items are kept in the rear of the always open restaurant. If any of these items are required you simply open a tab by entering your name on it, retrieve what you want, enter what it is and the price displayed and at the end of your stay you settle your tab.
Our one bedroom Mooreii unit was very clean and well appointed and close to the establishment’s Beach House on the Moon Restaurant. On arrival we found enough food in the fridge to keep us going for a couple of breakfasts. In the unit was the bedroom with two very comfortable king size single beds pushed together. Off the bedroom was an en suite and walk-in robe. The living/kitchen area has a TV and DVD player, a table and two chairs as well as a two seat sofa. The kitchen area has a four burner gas stove, microwave and small fridge. A good range of crockery cutlery and cooking utensils are kept in the kitchen’s units
Because of heavy bookings at the time, we were moved into a Belmoreana one bedroom studio for our last night. The unit was located in a more private part of the property and was probably the most northern holiday accommodation on the island. While smaller than our Mooreii unit the studio had the bare essentials. There was no walk-in robe which was understandable but annoyingly only one bedside table and reading lamp. There is adequate room for these two items to be installed. From the studio’s shared rear balcony we had fabulous views over open paddocks to Kim’s Lookout and Malabar Hill. The paddock view off to right took in what’s left of the wreckage of the 1948 crash of the RAAF Catalina flying boat A24-381.
The Milky Way’s Beach House On The Moon Restaurant opens for dinner Monday and Friday nights only. There is a daily takeaway service starting at 6pm which we did not use. Our Monday night seafood dinner was delicious and superbly presented. The Friday night Fish Fry of local fish was equally impressive.
Food and liquor prices throughout the island are inflated and most likely due to transport costs from the mainland. The Milky Way does not escape these circumstances. A 300ml bottle of tonic water was $4.00
In our group’s opinion Milky Way is ideally located and we would choose this Lord Howe destination above all others.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank Mev P
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

I was very impressed with how well set out the rooms were. We stayed 4 nights in one of the cabins, it had everything we could need, plus a few extra details like backpacks in case we wanted to go hiking. I toured all over the island, and came to the conclusion that the Milky Way was the best located hotel on the island. Their are turtles swimming at the beach opposite, great waves on the reef out the front, and it is a short walk to most of the shops. The staff were friendly, although they weren't around all the time, which wasn't an issue for me. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We ( couple & teenage daughter) stayed for a week (and then three extra days due to flight cancellations), in the Belmoreana unit. We loved the location & the view over-looking birds, grazing cattle & forested hills.
However... we did not find the staff very helpful - serviced rooms were advertised but this did not happen unless you asked... restaurant bookings were offered but no information on type of restaurants or prices... A bottle of sparkling was in the fridge as we had a special celebration , but it was off & undrinkable...
The unit was new & clean, & had a verandah -(which we could not use for three days as our adjoining neighbour smoked), but low ceilings, polyester sheets & paint by numbers artworks depicting generic sunsets & sea-scapes was not what we expected for the price.
The last straw was when our flights were delayed for three days.. we could stay on in the unit as no new guests could get to the island, but no discount was offered even though they were aware we had no travel insurance...
We did love LHI and would like to return- but not to Milky Way...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank Rick S
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Lord Howe Island
Price Range: $220 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Milky Way Holiday Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Internet available at reasonable rates ... more   less 
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