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TOORADIN
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 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

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1 Thank SHAZZTOORADIN
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 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 

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1 Thank Dom03
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 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!

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Thank TimC81
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 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 

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1 Thank Shannon H
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 December 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 

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Thank Cath584
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 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 

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4 Thank Gembell
Mentone
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 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 

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3 Thank SylvainMentone
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 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 

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3 Thank babinette
Victoria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 January 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 

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1 Thank Jamos08
Melbourne
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 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 

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1 Thank econut007

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Address: Western Port Bay, French Island, Victoria, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > French Island
Number of rooms: 5
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“cabins have fantastic views”
 of 5 bubbles SHAZZTOORADIN, 18 Jul 2013 | Read review
“North facing camping spots are more sheltered from the wind, but equally good views for the south facing spots, plus closer to toilet block if important.”
 of 5 bubbles ShannonH582, 30 Dec 2012 | Read review
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