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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Arajilla is a small resort with just 12 "suites", beautifully set within tropical gardens close to the beach and town. It's a lovely place and it's like being home away from home! You are treated to a very special time when there, they all know you by name and learn what you like and are so very chatty and friendly....

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are only a small retreat which means you are not lost amongst the masses you are individually cared for by our wonderful dedicated staff. We loved reading how you enjoyed their warm and friendly service. I have passed on your fabulous comments to our team. Bikes are one...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I am not sure what I can say really! We'll be coming back. Janne and Bill have created an extraordinary place - it super comfortable, super friendly and jaw droppingly beautiful. The food and rooms were sensational and the welcome and service throughout was frankly brilliant! We stayed for three days and wished we'd booked for thirty.

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

Thank you Charlie for writing this fabulous review. We loved reading how much you loved your stay with us. We agree with you and think three days is just not long enough. Our wonderful warm and friendly staff love taking care of our guests. Thank you for your kind words they were thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed yourself....

Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Dear Janne Bill and Arajilla team. Just wanted to thank you for helping to make our First visit to Lord Howe so memorable. From arrival we were made to feel extremely welcome and can only complement you on your friendly,caring staff. Our room was beautiful well equipped and had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. Rebecca,Harry,Callum &...

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

Thank you Caroline for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are so delighted to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your first trip to Lord Howe Island and Arajilla Retreat. Our staff take great pride in looking after our guests. They love what they do and it shows, thank you for your kind words I have passed them...

Paris, France
Reviewed 8 December 2014

We have just spent a magical 5 days celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary at Arajilla. By chance we learnt about Lord Howe, and google/Trip Advisor led us to Arajilla. Arajilla is tranquil, beautiful; the food is superb and every detail has been thought through- you could arrive in just a swimsuit & sturdy walking boots and Arajilla has pretty much...

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

We really appreciate the time you have taken to write this lovely review. So nice to hear that you enjoyed your 20th wedding anniversary with us. Sounds like you really did make the most of the all the island had to offer enjoying your glass of Veuve at your private romantic picnic spot watching the sun set over the lagoon...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Arajilla is beautifully set among palms: very serene and relaxing. it's beautifully designed, allowing for friendly, unobtrusive attention from the very helpful staff but also plenty of scope for privacy. Near Old Settlement Beach, it's a short step to paddle with turtles at high tide or an easy short stroll to the 'CBD' and many of the other Island features....

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this fabulous review. We loved reading how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Our accommodation is nestled in amongst a Kentia and Banyan forest that is private and serene which allows our guests to embrace island life and become totally relaxed. We agree with your comments about our Location! We are...

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Arajilla is an unusual hotel, set amongst palm & banyan trees with decked walkways winding around to each bedroom. The main reception and dinning area are lovely - not super luxurious, but clean, fresh and interesting decor. The positive experience of staying here grows because the staff are exceptionally friendly, hospitable and happy. Everyone seems to enjoy working here. The...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Arajilla is definitely an unusual hotel. Being located on world heritage Lord Howe island and nestled in amongst a Kentia and Banyan forest sets us apart from your regular holiday accommodation. Stay in one of our newly renovated Banyan suites with their impeccable décor and you have the makings for...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

Thank you Bill, Jan and the Arajilla team for your hospitality once again this year and allowing the four of us to recharge the batteries. The suites are so thought fully appointed and comfortable. Everything at Arajilla is impeccable and relaxed. The dining was magnificent again this year and nothing is ever any trouble. There's a gentle breeze through the...

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Thank you Matt for writing this thoughtful review about Arajilla Retreat Once again we loved looking after you and your beautiful family and friends. Glad you were able to take the time out of your busy lives to recharge your batteries, and leave feeling well rested. The staff take great care in assuring that each and every guest is personally...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 November 2014

The hotel is located on the north end of the island very close to Old Settlement Beach and nicely integrated into a palm tree forest. We can only recommend this place for anyone wishing to stay on Lord Howe island as it was purely an amazing experiece. The staff is super friendly and helpful and made our stay a perfect...

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Dear Zurich, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review about Arajilla Retreat. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that is was a memorable one! Our location is the best on the island. Nestled in a Kentia and Banyan forest, a minute walk to Old Settlement beach or a short...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I have just spent a week at Arajilla. It exceeded my expectations. The suite was lovely and the food fantastic! The staff were friendly and cheerful. Weather was variable but mild. Arajilla is close to the beach too and has a massage centre. my fellow guests were couples.It was a very good ,quiet break.

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Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It was lovely to read that we "exceeded your expectations". Our staff are part of the heart and soul of Arajilla and take great care in looking after each every guest. They appreciate that you enjoyed the service they provided. Arajilla is in a fantastic location one minute walk from...

Springwood
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We recently made a fantastic decision to spend 7 nights at Arajilla Retreat on Lord Howe Island. It simply surpassed our expectations. We started with a warm welcome at the airport by Rebecca (Bec) who gave us our first look at Lord Howe and explained the many beautiful features of the island. We arrived at Arajilla and were welcomed by...

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Thank you Yvonne for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are absolutely delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Our dedicated staff take great care in providing the highest level of service making sure your every need is met. I have passed on your lovely comments and it has made their day! Our...

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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: €943 - €1,296 (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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