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Arajilla Retreat - Lord Howe Island

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We just got back from 3 nights at Arijilla and enjoyed every moment. The Kentia suite is gorgeous, light and airy and fitted out thoughtfully with beach towels, umbrellas, robes, backpacks. Even the complimentary toiletries are excellent quality. More than enough room for a couple, and close enough to the common area, although we never heard any noise, not even...

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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 so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time. Lord Howe Island is definitely is very special to us and we wanted to keep the uniqueness when we built Arajilla. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Arajilla is hard to beat for a relaxing few days at the end of a long trip. Beautiful island, comfortable rooms, excellent staff and fabulous food. It's true that the wifi's poor and there's no mobile signal but who cares??

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

Hi Richard, thankyou for your review and yes Lord Howe Island is a place to escape from the world with no phones and limited WI-FI but that is one thing we find very special. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

A very private and very luxurious few days spent here. It would be wonderful for honeymooners. We had already spent a few days elsewhere and this was the treat cap. The breakfast food was outstanding and healthy. Lord Howe is an amazing treat overall. More Australians should go and enjoy it.

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

Hi Michele Thankyou for your review and we are glad to hear you loved our piece of paradise, Lord Howe Island is a very special place and we look forward to welcoming you back one day in the future.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Everything written about wonderful stays at Arajilla is absolutely true, our stay was the same, we couldn’t fault it, right from the time we were picked up from the Airport to the time we left, 6 days in all. It was faultless. However, I would also like to mention the remedial massage I had with Isabella in the Arajilla Day...

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

Thankyou so much for your review and it is wonderful to hear that you loved our piece of paradise on Lord Howe Island. It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your massage. We look forward to seeing you again in paradise.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The rooms were large and clean. The resort is set amongst a small palm forest making it feel really calm and relaxed - the sounds of birds serenading. The staff were amazingly friendly and maintained a very high level of service (uncommon in Australia). This is an all inclusive resort and we were very happy with the quality and quantity...

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

Thankyou so much for your review and it is wonderful to hear how you loved your holiday at Arajilla. We are very proud of our retreat and we look forward to welcoming you back one day in the future.

Sydney
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Lord Howe is an amazing place. Truly unspoilt with beautiful walks, beaches and scenery. Arajilla is a lovely place to stay, be warned though the wifi is patchy, no mobile coverage and the walls are paper thin! On the upside the food is fab and the staff, led front of house by Rebecca and Phoebe could not have done more...

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Thankyou so much for your review and we are glad to hear that you had a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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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: €941 - €1,298 (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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“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
“Rooms 1 & 2 are adjacent to the common areas, but it was so quiet we heard nothing in room 3. Larger rooms will attract families”
 of 5 bubbles Proffc123, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms were good”
 of 5 bubbles MyallTeaGardens, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are well located. Beach is across the road.”
 of 5 bubbles 883PatriciaB, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No view, we could hear the people next door a bit, but people were quite in general.”
 of 5 bubbles 849fedea, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
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