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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Orpheus for our anniversary so expectations were high. It started with good weather for our helicopter transfer with Jackie so we could enjoy the views and were met by Ross. We stayed in North suite 4 which is on the end which was nice as it felt more private. The welcome with the sparkling wine, fruit & cheese... More 

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Hamburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed with my family five nights and Orpheus Island Lodge and we had a wonderful time. The room (south suite) was spacious, spotless and had all comforts you can wish for and by opening the doors to the veranda it was easy to get an "living outdoors" feeling. The gardens, beach and pool area are very beatiful and... More 

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Littleton, CO
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by Ross and Jennifer after a beautiful helicopter ride. They gave us an overview of the place and we went to our suite which had a view of the water and the pool. We watched palm trees swaying in the breeze as we nibbled on our fruit and cheese plate while sipping champagne. It got better -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing holiday with my husband... Orpheus island is magical with its beautiful blue waters, greater barrier reef and its sea life. This was complemented by the professional & friendly staff, 5 star food and pampering spa treatments. The outer reef snorkelling experience was breathtaking. The Orpheus snorkelling/diving staff are so passionate about the greater barrier reef and its sea... More 

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

How do you improve upon perfection? With a return visit to Orpheus Island Resort…WOW---what a magnificent place! We recently concluded our second visit to Orpheus Island to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Our South Room (#5) was tranquil, beautifully appointed and only a few steps from the beach, allowing morning swims in the warm, crystal clear water and evening sunsets... More 

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AnnieV3833 It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to our little slice of paradise! We love seeing our beautiful guests again. Thank you for sharing your experience and it is great to see that you filled your days with lots of activities. There is so much to do and Hinchinbrook is a truly unique experience, Jen is... More 

gold coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have traveled quite a lot but this resort has everything you can imagine and more. It's perfect for anyone, they will accommodate each individuals needs and cater to you. Want to feel special no matter how young or old, how much you adventure or relaxation you want, you make all the decisions and everything is catered for you. Beautiful... More 

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ginamcp, Thank you for sharing your review and we were happy to assist in creating a memorable birthday and anniversary holiday for you both. Our team work very hard to cater for all guest requirements, going above and beyond to make experiences that extra bit special. We agree that we are very fortunate to live in such a lucky... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

As soon as we arrived our family knew it was world class service. Drinks were received as soon the helicopter landed, and talked to the 6-star chefs about our meals. (All of which were, of course excellent) The room was wonderful, spacious and catered to all our needs, which are a lot. The food and massages were fantastic, and the... More 

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mangopieces, It was wonderful to welcome you and your family to our tropical paradise earlier this year. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and participated in many of our daily group experiences. We agree that our motorised dinghies are perfect for discovering the island at your own pace. As we have more beaches... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

After organizing a wedding in Argentina living in Australia and getting married, all we needed for a honeymoon was to not worry about anything, enjoy and relax. We thought Orpheus was going to be a good option, and we weren’t wrong. Everything was absolutely great. The scenery is amazing, the staff is always ready to help. I’m a bit fuzzy... More 

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear NatiCelp, Congratulations on your marriage and we are very honoured to be your choice of honeymoon destination. Our priority was to ensure you and your partner enjoyed some well-earned rest and relaxation enabling you to recuperate from the challenges of planning your overseas wedding. We are pleased to hear that the special magic that is Orpheus Island was felt... More 

Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

For those like me who dream of a luxury island getaway where you can be waited upon, eat, drink, sunbake, see the reef and marine life, and go fishing; this place is the goods. Let me break it down for you: Being Waited Upon: From the helicopter pilots, to all the staff on the island, everyone wants the best for... More 

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear skippyjason, Thank you for taking the time to share such a fantastic and extensive review following your recent stay on our tropical isle. On behalf of our entire island team we are very pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your holiday. We do have a range of light fishing equipment available for our guests to use at no... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent part of our honeymoon at Orpheus Island and it was better than we could have imagined. From the moment we stepped off the helicopter from Townsville, every detail was perfect - it was pure relaxation. The resort is immaculately maintained and luxurious, but perfectly complements the natural beauty of the island. The staff is so friendly and accommodating... More 

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OrpheusIslandResort, Director of Sales at Orpheus Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sarah C, Congratulations on your nuptials and we were very honoured that you choose Orpheus Island for your honeymoon and the place to start your married life together. Also congratulations on your first dive experience and you couldn’t have chosen a better place than our local reefs to introduce yourself to the amazing world that lives beneath the water.... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Orpheus is very much a secret to the outside world, a rare island hideaway of exceptional beauty!Located just 80km north of Townsville, amidst the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the island stretches across 11km of immaculate turquoise coastline, and comprises of a pristine National Park and surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park. Access is either via a 25 minute helicopter journey from Townsville, or an hour journey from Cairns. The newly renovated lodge accommodates just 34 indulged guests at any one time, ensuring absolute seclusion and serenity! Offering the ultimate romantic escape, a luxurious family getaway, unique outdoorsy experiences, or booked in its entirety for exclusive use, Orpheus is emerging as the ‘new’ undiscovered tropical destination on Australia’s doorstep. Orpheus boasts a plethora of once in a lifetime experiences! Its principal dive sites boast 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef; the local waters are a fisherman's playground and home to the most sought after reef and game fish species in the world; and guests can take the helm of a dingy and discover the many pristine coves and reefs that fringe Orpheus. Alternatively, Orpheus provides the perfect backdrop for a more private interlude if guests wish to simply shut off from the outside world and succumb to the pleasure of a unique aboriginal-inspired massage. Accommodation rates are inclusive of all gourmet meals, celebrating a bounty of locally-sourced, wholesome and freshly caught and grown seasonal delights, a selection of regional wines and beers, a daily nature-based experience, and the island’s signature ‘Dining with the Tides’ experience which allows guests to enjoy an intimate dinner for two under a starlit canopy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orpheus Island Lodge

Address: PO Box 549 | Garbutt East, Orpheus Island, Queensland 4810, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Orpheus Island
Price Range: €915 - €1,562 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Orpheus Island Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Any room would be fine.”
 of 5 bubbles onthegoLittleton_CO, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Every Room Has A Beautiful Ocean View”
 of 5 bubbles ginamcp, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“North suites have the best view of the bay/lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Mangopieces, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the north side are cheaper and we thought the grassed area in front of them was nicer than the area the rooms on the south side”
  • View of Palm Island which is south / east of Orpheus
  • One of the private beaches you can paddle to in a kayak
 of 5 bubbles skippyjason, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Highly recommend the south rooms - they are more secluded from the pool/retstaurant area and have outdoor showers”
  • South room
 of 5 bubbles sarahcJ7941UM, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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