Like the family run historic inns and lodges of the California Coast and Hawaii, Pinetrees Lodge tucked behind the shoreline of Lord Howe Island is a comfy retreat, meal-inclusive gourmand and wine haven plus a tradition of restful grace. Holding up to 80 guests in a variety of homey units without the distraction and noise of TVs, radios and cell phones, it’s a fitting close to my ten days here where my comforting unit offers me a cocoon and the great assortment of people here make it a lively dinner conversation venue if you want it.
It finely balances modern touches like iPod Sound Docks without sacrificing the traditional housing and central lodge which has indoor and outdoor dining. Sushi, kingfish sashimi and outstanding fish and chips are the go for Friday and each night’s dinner was a delight. I’ll be coming back here soon. Lord Howe is a wondrous destination, uncrowded, welcoming and diverse in attractions without being any way touristy. It truly is ‘The Last Paradise’ and Pinetrees is its longest running accommodation.
Oh and regarding the rat bait that the other person found, there is a concerted effort on the island by all citizens and businesses to eliminate rats which kill fauna here and have been on the island only since a ship wrecked here. There are traps around the island where birds breed as well as individual baits where the animals might come. It is not an indication of any problem here. I'm a country boy and used to spotting them. I haven't seen one in the ten days I've been on Lord Howe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pinetrees Lodge is the perfect place to relax and escape the stress of everyday life. We provide exceptional meals, personalised service, elegant accommodation and a beautiful waterfront location on Lagoon Beach. Our boatshed is a great place for a shower after your swim in the lagoon, or for a cold beer or champagne while watching the sunset. Enjoy world-class snorkelling, diving, surfing, walking, kayaking and gold, or just relax on Australia's most beautiful island. Stay with us once and you'll understand why so many guests come back to visit every year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pinetrees Lord Howe Island