Just spend 7 nights here in February. What a great spot. I chose this place on reviews and on price, as we really only wanted a bed and shower. The rooms are surrounded by lush tropical gardens. we had a studio unit which was fine. Queen + single bed. Microwave, sink, fridge, jug. no stove top. there are bbq in the grounds to use. The lodge is close to everything. The lagoon down the end of the road, thompson general store next door, the free phone for restaurant bookings, down the road, as are some shops and the anchorage restaurant open for breaky, lunch and dinner and coffee and muffins in between. greeted upon arrival at the airport and whisked away to our lodge. places of interest were pointed out along the way and we stopped in the middle to town to be explained about the free phone for calling places etc. then on to show us ned's beach before being dropped off at the lodge. as we were on the early flight our room wasn't ready but we could use the transit lounge. we decided to hire bikes from the lodge straight away ($6 per day) and went exploring. by the time we came back for lunch our room was ready. each room had a small verandah with table and chairs. lovely to sit at for breakfast, the afternoon pre dinner drink and to chat with the neighbours when they were coming and going. rooms were clean and practical. tv in room. i ended up moving the single bed as it was right under a sky light and i was woken early each morning by the light. so i moved into the corner so it was a bit darker. i like it dark when i sleep. so no drama there really. the single was probably more for an child than adult though but it did me fine. lots of birds to wake you early anyway. there were some tables, chairs and reclining chairs in the garden. we finally got to use them on our second last day as we had been so busy during the week. staff are really friendly. near the laundry there is the daily weather report up on the wall. staff will tell you where the best snorkel sites are etc;. there is a small office hidden in the bushes with internet. a clothes line in the garden for hanging the wet cozzies and a washing machine $4 per load which came in handy. bring as much food as you can with you. things are expensive on the inland and you don't really need many clothes anyway. we were in our cozzies most of the time. just a change for dinner and a set for the boat tours. we only managed a kilo of museli for breaky, 1 kilo jar of sliced peaches, some museli bars and we were right on our bag weight limits with clothes and snorkel gear. plenty of towels are supplied both beach and bathroom so don't bring any beach towels. tennis court across the road to use also. on our last day we put our bags in the transit lounge and went for a last snorkel in the lagoon. then went back for a shower, finished packing the bags and went over the the anchorage for lunch then unfortunately back to the lodge for transfer to the airport. p.s. if you have time go to the monday night slide show night with peter in the blue lagoon transit lounge. very interesting and also on wednesday nights go down to the hall at the end of the street wednesday night the school puts on old films of flying boats etc;. money for entry goes to the school. we stayed for 7 nights. i wish i would have booked for 10. i will have to come back to do everything we missed. for such a small island there is a heap of things to do especially if you like water sports and bush walking. this really is paradise. i hope it stays this way. Top Tip. I figured it is cheaper to do a $4 load of washing than to buy food at the local shop. If you can go to the liquor store near the commonwealth bank, they have quite good pricing and quite a good range also. a lot cheaper than thompsons next door, but again paying for convenience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our lodge is located moments away from shops, restaurants and pristine beaches; and because of our prime position, we are the ideal venue for you to stay whilst you enjoy all that this idyllic part of the South Pacific has to offer. Blue Lagoon Lodge welcomes singles, couples, families or group bookings. We offer studio, one and two bedroom apartments, with great value accommodation and rates to satisfy any budget. We are proud of our friendly holiday lodge and want you to feel welcome and enjoy your stay with us on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island. ... more less