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“Relaxing Holiday”

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Leanda-Lei Apartments
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Relaxing Holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

A great place to relax, quite and comfortable. The property is very centrally located and even for people not used to bike riding easy accessible. The staff was friendly and there when needed but never intrusive. We fully recommend.

Room Tip: Some rooms open to courtyard, most open to gardens.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

We couldn't have picked a better place to stay. My husband and I went to LHI on a package deal from Oxley Travel. What fantastic value it was. When we arrived, Peter was there at the airport to pick us up. When we arrived at Leanda Lei we were shown to our peaceful studio room (Room 2). Being a studio room we thought it would be small but we were very mistaken - it was large - even had a king sized bed! Our room was very clean and had a small kitchen - great if you wanted to prepare your own meals. Just off our room was a private small covered (shady) verandah area to sit in. The gardens at LL are beautiful - very tropical, with gorgeous palms, flowers etc. We then met Judy, Peter's wife. During the week we mostly had contact with Judy and what a fantastic host she was, met us each day with a beautiful smile. Nothing was too much trouble and she was so helpful when we needed anything. As part of our package, we had a tour each day. We never wondered when we were leaving etc as LL had placed a timetable in our room and the whiteboard outside the office also advised of us what we would be doing each day and times. For each activity and dinner Judy drove us to our destination, if we weren't being picked up by guides. Judy and Peter's son Anthony visited us at breakfast every morning to confirm times etc. Due to the choppy seas (result of the cyclone off Queensland), some of our outings had to be rearranged but we got to do everything we paid for, thanks to Anthony. Like his mum, Anthony was wonderful. LL has some great facilities including outdoor barbecues; well-equipped laundry (washer and dryer); and a very large transit lounge in case you have a late flight after check-out, complete with shower/toilet/tea making facilities etc. LL is located in the best area of LHI - close to the Coral Cafe for breakfast and lunch; a short walk to Lagoon Beach for safe swimming; and within walking distance to the main part of town. LL also hire bikes which are essential if you want to see the island. On our last day we rode our bikes and visited many places on the island. When we visited Settlement Beach we were so lucky - we got to swim with turtles - what an experience. For our first visit to LHI we picked one of the best places to stay. Judy, Anthony, Peter and Amy - a huge thank you - you helped make our holiday very memorable and we will be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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LeandaLei, Owner at Leanda-Lei Apartments, responded to this review, 4 February 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Leanda Lei.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again some time.
Judy Riddle
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2013

My wife and I recently had a wonderful trip to Lord Howe Island. We spent a lot of time on the beautiful beaches, both in the lagoon and around the island. We were lucky enough to stay at the Leanda Lei, where our hosts looked after us. Our accommodation was in a very clean and well appointed one bedroom unit. The guesthouse is centrally located, a short stroll from the lagoon, in lush Kentia palms and is directly across the road from Joy's Shop, supplying most grocery needs. Our hosts gave us helpful hints on attractions around the island, provided bike hire facilities, offered transport in the evening to restaurants and even gave us an opportunity to cook our fresh Kingfish in our self-contained unit or on the BBQ. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Leanda Lei and look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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LeandaLei, Owner at Leanda-Lei Apartments, responded to this review, 4 February 2013
Thanks for your review - we look forward to welcoming you again in 2014
Judy Riddle
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

We have just spent a great, relaxing holiday at Lord Howe. Leanda Lei was the perfect accommodation being so centrally located and perfect for our laid back holiday. The room was always clean and the facilities more than adequate. Peter, Judy, Amy and Anthony were tremendous hosts assisting us throughout with our questions ranging from where to eat, what trips are available etc etc. We can't wait to return next year!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Trevor C
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LeandaLei, Owner at Leanda-Lei Apartments, responded to this review, 4 February 2013
Thanks for your review - we look forward to welcoming you again in 2014.
Judy Riddle
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Sydney
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99 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

The Good:
Comfortable Beds.
Clean Bathroom.
All utensils supplied.
Put towels out before 930am for new towels.
Airport Transfers there and back.

The Not so good
Reception: We couldn't get hold of anyone, very frustrating. Once you arrive get everything you need from reception.. There is a white board to write your requests on.
Phone: No phone in room we didn't realise there was one in lounge (Coins required). The payphone near Joys shop uses a phone card which you must pay for in cash.
We had the terrace room which meant the table and chairs area was in the shade with mosquito's and we couldn't dry anything as we were not allowed to dry things on the railings at the front. So we recommend getting the apartments on the lawn.
Bikes: $10 each per day. The brakes are really bad and I assume because of the sea air the chains rust. They need to look after the bikes. If reception is not there just take the bike and helmet. There is no locks. People don't keep to their allocated bikes because other rooms may have better bikes, We had a better bike but it was gone the next day and I was stuck with a death trap.
Room Cleaning: once a week. Not everyday and for the price we paid we at least expected to have beds made and the bins taken out.

Room Tip: Go for the lawn rooms, so you can sit outside and dry your things.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wauchope
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Back to reality after a wonderful holiday at Lord Howe. Stayed at Leanda Lei in a 2 bedroom apartment which we found more than adequate to meet our needs.Centrally located and easy walking distance to all points of interest.Jenny,Peter and Amy made us feel very welcome and were helpful and informative.The grounds are a tropical paradise,beautifully maintained and well appointed with handy bbq's,laundry and the best view of Mt Gower from our verandah!I would thoroughly recommend a stay at beautiful Leanda Lei and hope to return some day!

Room Tip: Room 16 (2 bed apartment) had a beautiful view from the verandah
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Penny T
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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

Thanks to Peter and Judy(and the girls), you made our first stay at Lord "Wow" Island just fantastic. We stayed in a suite for a week and one day in a two-bedroom apartment (our departing plane was delayed by a day) and both were very clean and comfortable. Joy's Shop across the road was very handy and it's only a little stroll down the road to get to the museum, cafe and Lagoon Road. Although Peter and the crew are happy to drive you to dinner at any of the island's restaurants, we opted for our own car which gave us a lot of travel freedom. We are too old and unfit (and lazy)for bicyles, there are many flat roads and down-hill roads and therefore some UPHILL roads.

Room Tip: The upper suites are nice and quiet, and secluded.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Leanda-Lei Apartments
Address: Middle Beach Road, Lord Howe Island 2898, Australia
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Region: Australia > Lord Howe Island
Amenities:
Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Lord Howe Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Leanda-Lei Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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