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Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great to return to Lord Howe and stay at Arajilla once again. Thankyou Bill, Jan and family and your wonderful team for such reliable service, comfort, tranquility and gorgeous food. Batteries now recharged! See you again in 2017.

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Tea Gardens
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

L.H. has been on our bucket list for years. Then to celebrate a big 'something' zero birthday we decided to escape to the Island instead of a party...to have some 'our' time away from it all .. & this proved to be the best decision. And of course the other decision to stay at Arajilla topped it off. It was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arajilla Retreat was a wonderful place to stay, relax, eat and enjoy the beauty, peace and calm of this lovely island. Food, especially dinner, was outstanding. Service provided by all the staff, whatever their function, was exemplary: helpful, cheerful and always going the extra mile.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 5 night stay knowing it was "nice" but we couldn't have appreciated what awaited us for laid back comforts. Full board was included with table service for all meals. Taking the packed lunch option and bikes all 5 days (either BBQ packs or salads/sandwich) allowed us to explore the island and different walks (2 to 4 in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our stay at the luxurious Arajilla Retreat. Beautiful rooms, comfortable king size beds and great service. The team in the kitchen created delicious, imaginative meals served by friendly, helpful staff. Happy hour of free drinks provided the opportunity to mix with other travellers.We enjoyed turtle tours and lots of snorkelling, as well as riding bikes and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lord Howe Island had always been on the to-do list but it up until now it had seemed a bit too hard and expensive. We were fortunate enough to get an excellent package through Luxury Escapes, which freed up a bit of budget for the extortionate airfare costs. Travel to LHI is by Dash8 turboprop and the vagaries of weather... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have been to Lord Howe Island five times but never stayed at Arajilla. For our tenth wedding anniversary we decided to treat ourselves and the kids (aged 10 and 12) to an all meals included, luxury style accommodation so our options were Capella, Pine Trees and Arajilla. Meal times at Pine Trees was very strict and we didn't want... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Five days at Arajilla was just perfect for a well needed rest. The retreat is exactly that. Only twelve rooms nestled in the beautiful gardens. Our room was lovely, the bed and pillows devine. The meals were gorgeous, especially the evening meal. Lunch was either in the restaurant or provided for you to take in the form or sandwiches or... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We took a short break (5 days) from our busy work life and went to Lord Howe Island. We stayed at the Arajilla Retreat. Room was clean, the restaurant was good, meal portions were perfect, and quality of ingredients is fine. The dinner on the first night was overcooked (Ossobuco and king fish), but after some feedback to the chef,... More 

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Lithgow, Australia
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

The room was clean and well maintained each day. The restaurant was very good, all meals excellent. Lovely peaceful setting excellent for relaxing. Staff were very helpful nothing too much trouble. Lovely modern setting just a short walk to beach. A bit out of the way to the small shops.

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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: €926 - €1,229 (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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