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“If I could use one word to describe Capella it would be "Paradise"”
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Capella Lodge
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“If I could use one word to describe Capella it would be "Paradise"”
Reviewed 26 June 2011

We had our 10th Wedding anniversary at capell Lodge and have been back a couple of weeks now. We are still raving about how wonderful the Capella Lodge wasas well as the whole Lord Howe experience was. From t he time we arrived, we were given the 5 star treatment. Nothing was too much effort. Every staff member was highly professional and friendly. The food was sublime and for the first time both my husband and myself said it was the best holiday we had ever had. I have recommended Capella to all of my clients since arriving back!

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to get the 2 for 1 deal
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2011

Stayed at Capella for 1 week. Great location, beautiful island and amazing views. Wonderful staff and service. Look forward to my next visit!!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Mona Vale, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2011

If you are after great service, great food, great wine with stunning views of the Lord Howe landscape and your budget can afford the privilege then Capella does it all. Well done Capella.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Canberra
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109 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2011

A great location with so much to offer, geology, wild life its all there

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2011

The wonderful staff, delicious food, and spectacular views at Capella Lodge all made Lord Howe Island a great experience. Who knew this little piece of paradise was just off the coast of NSW?!
Book one of the resort's club cars in advance for sightseeing, tho' they also have bikes for use. Travel light and carry essentials in your carry-on luggage as flights to & from the island & luggage restrictions are dependent upon the weather.

Room Tip: Small resort-all the rooms are great
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  • Stayed March 2011
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Royston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2011

We had never heard of Lord Howe Island and it was recommended by our Travel Agent, all I can say is what a find! The island is a hidden gem with the nicest locals and overall attitude and ambience I have ever experienced.

This was topped off by Capella Lodge.

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we have never been made to feel so special. The attention to detail of everyone who works there was incredible, but what made it even more special was that it felt like you were old friends, even though it was our first visit. As an example, my wife is vegetarian and each night she had her own special menu. The options were so perfect she had to keep asking to carry meals over for the next days menu so that she could experience them. The fact that the staff knew this before we arrived even though we hadnt told them was amazing - I am not sure how they new! Whatever we needed or asked for was easily accomodated, and it never felt like any trouble for the staff. People remembered what you were up to for the day so when you got back it was like being met by friends again. It would be unfair to single out any of the girls, or Mark, as all were excellent; attentive, and couldnt do enough for us.

As the lodge only has nine rooms we did have reservations that it may be too intimate, and the staff would be fussing over you. Please be assured that this isnt the case. Everyone measures their input so that they are there to talk to you, but its up to you how much you interact with them.

The island itself is beautiful and the ethos of not having to lock everything up due to no crime on the island was amazing, refreshing and in modern day society reminded us how things really should be. The values of the locals and their approach to their island is a lesson to everyone that they appreciate what they have and dont want to lose any of it.

I cant recommend the lodge enough.

A few quick tips:-

1. The flight luggage allowance of 14kg each is fully enforced. We had a rush at Sydney airport repacking our essentials into one case. Our other case would have been put on standby to arrive at a later date, but luckily the flight wasn't full and it all arrived together.

2. Get on a bike and take the time to explore the island, we didnt do it early enough and only found a perfect empty beach on the last day.

3. Be aware that flights on and off the island can be cancelled due to the weather, and you could be spending another night on the island. This didn't happen to us, but it happened once while we were there, and made us realise that if we had a connecting flight back to back with this flight, we would have missed it. If you have importantant connecting flights, it may be worth giving yourself a bit of leeway just in case.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mollymook
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2011

Spending 8 nights in luxury at Capella was a wonderful way to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary . However, having the best views on the Island, the best food and wine selection on offer only can be a great package if the staff are professional, attentive and fun to be with. Robyn and Anna are amazing at providing their guest a special attention to detail and Bree was a breath of fresh air providing us with daily comic relief.
Go girls you are the best.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Capella Lodge
Address: Lagoon Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
Region: Australia > Lord Howe Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Lord Howe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Capella Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrated as the pinnacle of luxury on World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge rests atop romantic Lovers Bay. An inspired architectural design welcomes spectacular views of the ocean, reef and mountains into the Lodge.A short flight from Australia’s east coast transports visitors to a real ‘treasure island’. Capella’s nine contemporary island-style suites are designed to complement Lord Howe’s pristine natural environment. Luxurious surrounds, exceptional island-inspired dining and unforgettable ‘first-name’ service combine to create an outstanding Lord Howe Island lodging experience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Capella Resort All Inclusive
Capella Hotel Lord Howe Island

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