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Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second year in a row that Auswalk Walking Holidays has used Arajilla as their accommodation of choice for their walking holiday on Lord Howe Island. As headguide of Auswalk I cannot thank all the staff from the grounds people, Malcolm and Diesel to Phoebe, Rebecca and Chelsea, front of house, all the chefs and spa staff. You...

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nsw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well I'll start at the beginning from the moment Rebecca picked us up at the airport with such a lovely friendly professional approach I knew this would be a special holiday. Returning to the Lodge we found on arrival the approach followed through the whole place with all the staff getting to know you and them on a first name...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at Arajilla was a once in a lifetime luxury expense for us and it lived up to our expectations. The Kentia Suite is the smallest suite available so we were pleasantly surprised to find it felt much more spacious than expected and the living space was very comfortable for 2 adults. The bed was comfortable and the private balcony...

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Adelaide
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent seven nights at Arajilla and could not find a fault. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the Spa amazing and not over priced like many. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The location is the great being close to the activity but still quiet and isolated. The rooms are modern and spacious and very...

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We booked a week at Arajilla, which ended up being a memorable 12 days due to ex-cyclone Debbie hanging around the vicinity with our flight consequently delayed. The staff at Arajilla were absolutely fantastic in accommodating us during the extended period and arranging our rescheduled flights and 'going the extra mile'. The rooms are very pleasant and the food exceptional....

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

Hi John Thankyou for your review and we are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time despite having to stay longer due to ex cyclone Debbie however glad that we were able to look after you longer and make you have an extended holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and making more...

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience staying at Arajilla Resort. Very conveniently and centrally located in Lord Howe Island. Three meals provided each day and includes a daily complementary cocktail hour. Evening meals all outstanding in quality and presentation. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Rebecca, Phoebe, Olivia and Chelsea. We'll be back!

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

Hi Lesley Thankyou for your review and we are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 March 2017

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

Hi Peter Thankyou for your review and we are glad to hear you had a wonderful. Wi-Fi unfortunately comes from the mainland and can be sometimes limited, we do apologise for any inconvenience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thankyou

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

Hi Charlie Thankyou for your review and we are glad to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Lord Howe Island is definitely a piece of paradise and we love to share this with the world. We look forward to welcoming you back to Arajilla and making more memories for you. Kind Regards

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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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Bill S, Owner at Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island, responded to this review

Thankyou for your review and we are glad you had a wonderful time while staying at Arajilla Retreat. Our chefs are very talented and design our menu's so you can try everything however if you ever require more meals we are happy to provide more for our guests. Wi-Fi unfortunately comes from the mainland and can be sometimes limited, we...

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

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

Dear Lynne Thankyou so much for your review and we are glad to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed Arajilla Retreat - our own piece of heaven. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future for your next holiday. Thankyou

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $1,329 - $1,964 (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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“Only 12 suites, all of them offer privacy”
kittikati, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem good and quiet, ideally room 6 is perfect for 2 couples if required”
petermY5605KD, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pick one of the further rooms from the pavilion if you have kids sleeping early.”
551charliev, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are very good”
LynneM814, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Middle grade rooms with mezzanine are very comfortable”
IanC607, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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