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Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff couldn't do enough for us, very friendly, nothing was a problem, especially sorting out delayed flights, food great, house shiraz surprisingly good, very quiet position, rooms great and comfortable. Wifi slow and expensive watch auto software updates while there, can be expensive.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the best holidays I've ever been on. Arajilla is the pinnacle of Lord Howe retreats has secluded, private rooms but a beautiful meal pavilion. Only 30 or so at the resort at once is wonderful! The island is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been, right next to my wonderful Sydney home (only a 90 min...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food! The chefs at Arajilla are geniuses.. One of the best ! From presentation, to the textures and flavours , the way the Tastes blends and explodes in your pallette! Just orgasmic! The only thing I can say is that it's too small of a portion... for the price. We were still hungry afterwards and I'm a size 8....

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh what a holiday, I've never wanted to go back to somewhere so much. From our pick up at the airport by lovely Phoebe to check in and check out, it was perfect. The accommodation we chose was bedroom and bathroom down stairs and lounge room upstairs. The king size bed and pillows were fab. The room serviced while we...

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Bundall, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little disappointed. Free wi fi ( when and if it works ) is limited . used our " allocation " the first day. Told to go to another location on the island for best results. Happy hour does NOT include stubbies of beer which we found out at bill payment time. Restaurant average at best. Service from the young...

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Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently spent a beautiful week on Lord Howe Island and stayed at Arajilla. First time to Lord Howe but not our last. The retreat is very comfortable and the menu and food excellent when you consider how isolated it is but I think the most impressive aspect of our stay was the friendly professional staff who were always willing to...

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I came to Arajilla in Feb 2017 for our very belated honeymoon. We had heard good things about Lord Howe Island and we were over the moon when we found a Luxury Escapes package for Arajilla!! We stayed in the Kentia Suite and it was nicely furnished and super comfortable for the two of us. Arajilla staff...

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and we are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time on your honeymoon and one to remember at Arajilla. We take pride in our retreat and this shows in all departments and we are extremely lucky to have the wonderful staff we do and they are able to provide you with the wonderful...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This luxury self contained accommodation is managed by Arajilla - you have some of the perks, but it's completely separate and private to the Retreat. First impression was an excellent on time meet and greet by the wonderful and friendly Arajilla rep Rebecca at LHI airport. In less than 10 minutes, we and one other couple were transferred to Arajilla...

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your review and we are glad you had an amazing time while staying at Blue Peter. We look forward to seeing you again and welcoming you back.

brisbane
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A week at Arajilla was a week of absolute bliss and perfection ... plus the kids stayed at home lol. I would list this holiday as one of my best ever. Lord Howe Island is an amazing place, you quickly forget all your cares and woes, as paradise quickly captures your mind body and soul. Going home is the only...

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island, responded to this review

Hi Mich Thankyou so much for your review and we are so glad to hear you loved Lord Howe Island and Arajilla as much as we do, it sure is a piece of hidden treasure in this big world. We look forward to seeing you again soon Thanks Bill Shead

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Lord Howe island is magical and beautiful, and Arajilla helps its guests get the best out of it, whether by helping with hikes, picnics, booking diving or just pouring that glass of wine to cap off a day in paradise. Staff are extremely kind and patient. Rooms are comfortable though do get quite hot. The location a few minutes from...

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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and your comments, we are glad to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed Arajilla and Lord Howe Island, we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Renowned for its warm and friendly service and laid back ambience, Arajilla Retreat encapsulates the very essence of Lord Howe Island, offering guests a haven of tranquillity and peace. Arajilla is perfectly positioned on the northern sheltered end of the Island’s lagoon just behind Old Settlement Beach, where meandering pathways lead through native gardens to the beach, to its serene Ayurvedic Spa luxurious suites and renowned restaurant. Explore the extraordinary scenery and wildlife of World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island. Walk bush trails, climb mountains, swim, surf, snorkel, fish, cycle around the Island, play golf beneath the mountains, take it easy on a deserted beach, enjoy a massage or treatment, savour fine food and wine. And it’s all less than a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island

Address: Lagoon Road | Old Settlement Beach, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
Region: Australia > Lord Howe Island
Price Range: $1,395 - $1,911 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All rooms seem good and quiet, ideally room 6 is perfect for 2 couples if required”
 of 5 bubbles petermY5605KD, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pick one of the further rooms from the pavilion if you have kids sleeping early.”
 of 5 bubbles 551charliev, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are very good”
 of 5 bubbles LynneM814, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Middle grade rooms with mezzanine are very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles IanC607, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I'd imagine from what we saw all rooms would be nice. Arajilla is surrounded in gorgeous palms, so gives it an amazing atmosphere.”
 of 5 bubbles michjoh8, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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