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Capella Lodge
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Sydney, Australia
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“Absolutely loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Capella Lodge......luxury boutique accommodation, breathtaking views, friendly staff, delicious food, attention to detail with everything...........5 star all the way. Simply can't fault it!

Without question the best accommodation I have ever stayed at. The views from Capella are absolutely spectacular & there is no other property on the island that compares......so happy we made the choice to stay at Capella!

What makes Capella special is that it's located in an exclusive private area which gives you the feeling that you have Lord Howe Island to yourself! There are private beaches located just down the road & every time we went there, there was not a soul on the beach. Obviously the other beaches are must do experiences too but they are only a bike ride away. If you prefer not to ride, lodge staff are always more than happy to drop you off and pick up at your chosen location so you certainly aren't missing out by staying further away from the town.

Capella can only be as good as the staff that work there and they certainly delivered. Their personalised service and care in giving you the best experience possible was much appreciated. All the staff I spoke to had a minimum 5 years under their belt and you could tell from their passion for their jobs & love of Lord Howe Island.

The food was excellent, lots of variety and always generous portions and best of all you get to enjoy overlooking Mount Lidgbird & MountGower.....just to top off the fine dining!

Can't wait to return to the Island one day & I'll be booking Capella again. I urge you to do the same.....you definitely won't regret it!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

My wife and I spent 5 nights at Capella Lodge on our honeymoon in March. It was wonderful. Perfectly located on a paradise island. The food was first class and the wine list excellent. Like other reviewers I must praise the staff who were genuinely friendly, relentlessly helpful and helped make the stay the highlight of our trip.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Anyone visiting Lord Howe Island and wishes to enjoy stunning views every day and relax in 'beach style' luxury must stay at Capella Lodge!

What I enjoyed most about Capella is that it was so private, quiet and set away from other properties, which is how you want to feel on Lord Howe Island – isolated and in paradise!

The lodge location is perfect and if the bike seems too much after days hiking the Lodge staff are more than happy to drive you wherever you like on the Island, pick you up or you can hire the golf buggy for a half or full day :)

A short 5-10 minute stroll from the lodge are some hidden beaches that most visitors to the Island wouldn’t realise you can access!

The staff at Capella become your friends and is always there to answer any questions, have a chat or make you a specialty cup of tea :)

There was so much detail in everything and nothing is compromised.

Food was amazing and never too much - a perfect balance at each meal.

Team Capella - well done!

You have defined Lord Howe Island luxury and I can not wait to return!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Gerringong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

We visited Capella last year and booked a return visit this year. Last year's stay was excellent so it was going to be interesting if the high standard we experienced was going to be maintained. Guess what? It was! The accommodation was excellent as was the food and wine but what really made our stay enjoyable was the staff. Robyn, Emily, Maddie, Lee, Kirra and the rest of the team were great ambassadors of the lodge. The standards of service were high and the friendliness made you feel welcome - making you wanting to come back...which we plan to do next year.

Room Tip: There are only 9 rooms. We stayed in a Lagoon Loft Room which is very comfortable and provides a goo...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

Nice friendly owners and the setting is very peaceful.Fits in so well with the lovely quiet setting of the island.Had a very comfortable stay.
The meals are good and the place is very clean and is well kept.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed at Capella for my partners 50th B'day celebration and it was exceptional. We booked last minute so due to the hotel being busy we had to change rooms 3 times however it worked well as we experienced 3 types of rooms and each of them were as good as the other and had beautiful views of the mountain and water. Also moving our luggage was seamless by the staff. The staff could not do enough for you, the food each night was exceptioonsl and we the alcohol was included as part of the package. If you plan ahead you can hire the golf buggy to get around if your not mobile enough to cycle, however the staff were more than happy to drop you to whatever locaton you wished to go. They also organized all the daily actinides such as booking snorkeling etc. Overall a great experience and although we were only there for 5 days we managed to come back rested.

Room Tip: Personally I thought the normal room was just as nice and had views. The loft rooms tend to be a pa...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Lord Howe Island and Capella Lodge were indeed an experience on our four weeks trip through Australia! The island is wellknown by Australians while Europeans usually never have heard about it. It is a romantic and peaceful place about which a lot can be read in the internet. Capella Lodge is the by far best hotel on this small, only 20 km x 5 km sized island. It is a combination of family atmosphere and luxury accomodation. It is located at the north end of the island and from most of the rooms you have a wonderful view on the sea and the two big mountains of the island, Mt. Gower and Mt. Lidgbird. For two nights we stayed in the "Capella Suite" which in fact is a nice room but not a suite. From the small terrace you see parts of the sea through the green in front of it. After this time we changed to the flagship of of the Lodge, namely the Lidgbird Pavillion. This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay with a stunning view on sea and mountains from the upper floor. On the ground floor you have a small plunge pool and a bathtube outside on the terrace. You have everything what you need including free champagne and minibar. The pavillion is comparable with high luxury suites on Maldives or Seychelles. Unfortunately also the price is very high end. Service is very good. At 5.30 pm you get offered cannapees from which we never made use. The kitchen was always very tasty however a little too much koriander for my wife who is not a particular fan of this. Not a real high class kitchen but as mentioned very good and adequate for the place. Personnel was very helpful and friendly. The manager married couple always helpful and - typically Australian - easy. Unfortunately our luggage was offloaded from the small plane on the way back but this did not negatively influence our high opinion about Capella Lodge.

Room Tip: Kidgbird Pavillion if you want to afford it
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Capella Lodge

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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